Lakme Absolute matte lipstick 203 Brilliant Kiss : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

Hey everyone!

Today I’m reviewing the Lakme Absolute Matte lipstick in the shade Brilliant Kiss which is a soft wearable pinked plum shade.

Price : Rs 375

 

Lakme Absolute matte lipstick 203 Brilliant Kiss - Review, Swatch and FOTD

Lakme Absolute matte lipstick 203 Brilliant Kiss - Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

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What Lakme says about the Absolute Matte lipstick :

Ensure a proper pout while you enhance the beauty of your lips, with Lakme Absolute Matte. Enriched with Vitamin E and wheat germ oil, this keeps the lips smooth, silky and soft. Now enjoy the special attention along with an attractive matte finish as the non-drying creamy formula keeps the lips hydrated.

Check out the shades at Healthkart.com HERE.

 

My take on the product

 

The Lakme Absolute Matte lipstick comes in a grey metallic packaging like all the other products of this range. The packaging is much better than the Enrich range and the casing has a semi-matte finish. I won’t say I love the packaging, I feel it could have been a little better. The lipstick has a flat slanted tip for application. I prefer pointed bullets but this one is not difficult to apply with so thats not an issue.

The texture of this lipstick is smooth and it glides on the lips easily. It is quite pigmented though I find it to be more of a softer matte rather than an intense matte. Like most matte lipsticks, this one needs exfoliated and moisturized lips otherwise it sticks to the dry flaky areas. The good part is that it feel light and comfortable on the lips and is not drying. It does not feel stretchy or sticky on the lips. It does not feather, smudge or bleed. The wear time is about 5+ hours after which it leaves behind a stain which stays for a while. After 4-5 hours, despite the cool weather, my lips did not look completely dehydrated though I did feel the need for a little hydration.

I  really like the fact that its not overly pigmented. Most matte lipsticks are very pigmented which makes a little unwearable at times. This one being a softer matte is very easy to carry in the day time as well. The lipstick has a soft candy like fragrance which is a huge improvement from the medicinal smell of the Enrich range! The fragrance is quite mild so it wouldn’t be bothersome.

 

Lakme Absolute matte lipstick 203 Brilliant Kiss - Review, Swatch and FOTD

Lakme Absolute matte lipstick 203 Brilliant Kiss - Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

Lakme Absolute matte lipstick 203 Brilliant Kiss - Review, Swatch and FOTD

Lakme Absolute matte lipstick 203 Brilliant Kiss - Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

Lakme Absolute matte lipstick 203 Brilliant Kiss - Review, Swatch and FOTD

Lakme Absolute matte lipstick 203 Brilliant Kiss - Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

The shade Brilliant Kiss :

This range has quite a few plums and this is one of the prettier ones! The shade is soft wearable plum with a hint of pink. Its a beautiful plum for everyday wear and would suit most complexions. I find it difficult to carry very plummy shades and the hint of pink in this one makes it easier to carry. Worn with just black/plum liner and pink blush, it gives a face a sophisticated look.  Its a lovely shade especially for winters and I’d definitely recommend this one to everyone!

 

Lakme Absolute matte lipstick 203 Brilliant Kiss - Review, Swatch and FOTD

Lakme Absolute matte lipstick 203 Brilliant Kiss - Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

Lakme Absolute matte lipstick 203 Brilliant Kiss - Review, Swatch and FOTD

Lakme Absolute matte lipstick 203 Brilliant Kiss - Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

The GOOD about Lakme Absolute matte lipstick 203 Brilliant Kiss :

  1. Soft, smooth texture
  2. Glides on the lips
  3. Well pigmented
  4. Soft matte finish
  5. Not overly drying
  6. Stays on 4-5 hours (including heavy meals)
  7. Easily available online/in stores
  8. Soft pinked plum shade- great for all skin tones
  9. Feels light and comfortable on the lips
  10. Has a mild candy fragrance
  11. Reasonably priced
The NOT-SO-GOOD about Lakme Absolute matte lipstick 203 Brilliant Kiss :
  1. Packaging is not very attractive
  2. Testers not available in many stores
  3. Need to exfoliate and moisturize lips before application for best results.

 

 

Lakme Absolute matte lipstick 203 Brilliant Kiss - Review, Swatch and FOTD

Lakme Absolute matte lipstick 203 Brilliant Kiss - Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

Overall Verdict

 

Lakme Absolute matte lipsticks come is a sleek grey metallic packaging. The texture is smooth and soft, the pigmentation is good and the finish is a soft matte which I find more wearable than intense mattes. The staying power is a good 5+ hours including heavy meals however one may feel the need for a little hydration after 3-4 hours or so especially in the cold weather. The lipstick feels quite light and comfortable on the lips. The shade Brilliant Kiss is a soft plum shade with a hint of pink. Its a beautiful plum for day time wear and the hint of pink makes it quite easy to carry.

I quite like these lipsticks, I wish they expand the shade range to include more warm shades. These are definitely worth a try! I’m already eyeing Classic Rose and Peach Carnation!

Rating : 4.4/5


 

Have you tried Lakme Absolute Matte lipsticks?

 

26 Comments

  1. Ishita
    January 6, 2012 / 5:31 pm

    very nice shades… but i can never wear plum shades… 🙁 btw r u back frm malyasia?

    • Anonymous
      January 6, 2012 / 10:10 pm

      Yes, I’m back. Try a pinky plum, that’s easier to carry than pure plum!

      • SANDHYA
        November 24, 2012 / 11:26 am

        i like dis kind of natural colours

      • thamarai
        May 18, 2013 / 12:06 pm

        i like those colours . its lovely ………

  2. January 6, 2012 / 5:44 pm

    Lovely shade!!

    • Anonymous
      January 6, 2012 / 10:12 pm

      Thanks Kimi!

  3. Ansh VanityNoApologies
    January 6, 2012 / 6:01 pm

    such pretty shade 🙂

    • Anonymous
      January 6, 2012 / 10:14 pm

      Thank you Ansh!

  4. Anuradha
    January 6, 2012 / 6:03 pm

    Woww-This is a real pretty shade Ankita-although it looks a bit different in the tube-on the lips its looking very nice!!!!

    • Anonymous
      January 6, 2012 / 10:15 pm

      It looks much darker in the tube, almost scary looking! Have you tried this range?

  5. Tapaswini Swain
    January 6, 2012 / 6:13 pm

    I have elegant bloom from this range, though pretty shade, it looks damn patchy even after exfoliating my lips,

    • Anonymous
      January 6, 2012 / 10:16 pm

      Ohh thats too bad! I apply a little bit of balm before the lipstick , that works for me.

  6. Richa
    January 6, 2012 / 6:24 pm

    Ankita the shade looks great…im not too sure if it’ll suit me though 🙁

    • Anonymous
      January 6, 2012 / 10:18 pm

      It might, if you do buy it, apply it over lip balm first, that’ll tone down the shade and make it less plum and easier to carry!

  7. January 6, 2012 / 6:28 pm

    I just luked at ur FOTD and loved the shade <3 <3 I don like plums but this pinkish plum luks amzing!Wat kind of color is classic rose?? 🙂

    • Anonymous
      January 6, 2012 / 10:18 pm

      Thank u Raaga! Classic Rose is muted orangey-red , very pretty shade!

  8. Ani
    January 6, 2012 / 7:00 pm

    nice shade ankita………….. i have too my eye on this range….. 😀

    • Anonymous
      January 6, 2012 / 10:19 pm

      Thank you Ani 🙂 Look forward to your review if you do try it!

  9. Love Makeup
    January 7, 2012 / 12:45 am

    when i swatched it at the store i didnt quite like it 🙁 but it looks FAB on u 🙂

  10. Eesha
    January 7, 2012 / 10:05 am

    lovely shade and looks pretty on you 🙂

  11. January 10, 2012 / 11:35 pm

    Plzzzzzzzzzzz do tell me how is Peach carnation from this range? Is it worth the price or not??? plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  12. Rashmimehta84
    June 2, 2012 / 1:58 am

    Could you plz suggest which lipstick shades would go with wheatish complexion

  13. July 25, 2012 / 10:12 am

    You are looking soo pretty!!

  14. Amrutha
    August 20, 2012 / 2:02 pm

    Hi Ankitha,

    I am a newbie to your website and i must say i am already hooked. You are looking very pretty. Could you please review the eye makeup that you have done for this post.

  15. Fari Ghosh
    September 23, 2012 / 8:42 pm

    I usually go dark but this shade is really attracting me, though I’m not very sure if it will suit me. Will give it a try.

  16. Manali
    December 11, 2013 / 12:43 pm

    luvely shade.. they hv increased the price to 500/- now 🙁

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