Lakme Absolute Lip Pouts Matte Masaba Lip Color Entire Collection Swatches & Preview-
This is a very special post for us as it signifies the advent of our new section on the blog for swatches of an entire range ^_^ And what better than to kick off with the spiffing new range of Lakme matte crayons collaboration with Masaba? 😀 I am sure you have already seen lots of candy like lip crayons flooding the net..well here we are!
What Lakme Says-
LIMITED EDITION COLLECTION!
An exclusive collection of vibrant + matte lip crayons by Masaba.
10 vivid and super versatile shades.
Price: 750/- INR for 3.7 gm
My take on the Lakme Absolute Lip Pouts Matte Masaba Lip Colors-
Packaging- The lip crayons come in various sorts of candy packaging & they are simply adorable, brightly colored & so cute with a crayon body & a tight cap. There are 2 shades of each variety of candy print & these are easy to use & carry around 🙂
Texture- These lip crayons are mostly nice & smooth matte textures with a couple among them a bit hard to apply evenly that required tugging. The smoothest of them were Cotton Candy, Hot Chocolate & Role-a-Cola while the worst texture was definitely Smokey Red :-/ It highlighted all my lip flakes/dry patches & looked horrible. The others were okay.
Pigmentation- I was quite surprised to see the inconsistency in terms of pigmentation as well! While most crayons required 2-3 swipes for full coverage, I had to go 5-6 times over my lips with Orange Candy & even more with Smokey Red to get full color 😐
Swatches of the Lakme Absolute Lip Pouts Matte Masaba Lip Colors-
1> Orange Candy- A lovely & wearable orange, nothing too neon or vibrant & a great shade for the spring/summer when you need a pop of color on lips. Had to layer it on a bit for full color though.
2> Caramel Toffee- The first nude of the 2 from the collection, it is a great everyday wear warm caramel shade with pinkish undertone which is flattering for most complexions 🙂
3> Bubble Pink- A bright yet wearable medium pink with warmer undertones which makes it perfect for every complexion to pull it off 🙂 Not too vivid or neon-ish.
4> Smokey Red- An orange-ish red which looked the most unflattering on my lips even though I like the shade itself :-/ The formula clings to dry lip patches & is complete hell to work with.
5> Hot Chocolate- A warm reddish chocolate brown which I was sure wouldn’t go well on my skin tone but ended up loving! A sure shot hit for medium-darker complexions with great texture & pigmentation.
6> Cherry Bite- A gorgeous cherry red, this is one of my favorites & immediately brightens up the face 🙂 Smooth matte texture & good pigmentation are the added bonus of this pinkish red 🙂
7> Hot Pink Queen- My favorite pink between the 2 from the range, this pink leans a bit on the cooler side & is even more wearable 🙂 A quick fix for any outfit when your lips crave for a shot of pink 🙂
8> Cotton Candy- My absolute favorite among all 10, Cotton Candy is a rosy nude shade which has the smoothest texture & the best pigmentation ^_^ It will look great on most complexions & is my drug right now *_*
9> Role-a-Cola- The only unique, vampy shade of the entire collection, Role-a-Cola is a blackcurrant violet shade which looks brighter & prettier in pictures than on my face IMO & I kind of quite like it 😛
10> Sugar-n-Spice- To be honest, all the 3 reds here are quite similar which leaves me to ask- Why Lakme? But Sugar-N-Spice itself is a very pretty bright red shade with a tad cooler undertones which will look good on everybody 🙂
Lakme Absolute Lip Pouts Matte Masaba Lip Colors Lip Swatches
My First Impressions-
To be honest, 10 shades seem to be a bit forced in this range :-/ 3 same reds & 1 reddish toned orange? I can’t even tell the difference among them in spite of having them all at once in my hand :O Why??? 2 quite similar pinks? Why? Only 1 unique vampy shade? A solitary brown which looks almost maroon? Why? Where are the peaches & plums & corals? Also, the inconsistency in terms of their textures & pigmentation leaves a lot to be desired. 750 INR is not a throwaway price -_- Disappointed!
Do I recommend the Lakme Absolute Lip Pouts Matte Masaba Lip Colors?
I love a few particular shades from this range with great smooth matte texture & recommend them- Cotton Candy, Toffee Caramel, Cherry Bite, Hot Chocolate & Hot Pink Queen 🙂 If you have to get only one from the entire range, get Cotton Candy with your eyes closed <3 For now,enjoy some more photos!
Review by- Agni
Provided by ETM