Winter nail trends always remind me of glossy deep red nail enamels. Reds and deep dark pinks are 2 shades I find hard to resist – be it clothes, lipsticks or nail paints! Today I’m reviewing one of the newest additions to my Winter nail color collection – Lakme Fast and Fabulous nail enamel in Crimson Scream.
Price : Rs 175
Quantity : 10 ml
What Lakme says about the Fast and Fabulous nail enamel :
Always in a hurry yet covet for the sexiest nail paints in town? Worry no more! Lakme’s ABSOLUTE Fast & Fabulous Nail Paint Collection follows the ‘Wet to Set in 40 seconds’ theme. All you need to do is pick any of these shades and flaunt it all the way. Trendy to sophisticated and elegant to naughty, pick a shade to suit the mood. Equipped with a unique flat brush, nail painting has never been easier.
My take on the product
Lakme Absolute Fast and Fabulous nail enamels come in a different packaging than most nail paints as far as the bottle shape goes. The bottle is a curvy rectangle (see images) and it holds a little more quantity than the usual nail paint – 10 ml as against the 8-9 ml most other nail paints carry. The bottle shape didn’t appeal much to me, it seems a little large and not very graceful and pretty to look at. The brush is flat and wide and I found it too large for painting the pinky finger nail. I prefer smaller brushes, it might take 2-3 swipes but its better than getting nail paint on one’s cuticles!
As far as consistency goes, its slightly on the thicker side. However, it wasn’t difficult to work with. It is quite opaque and single swipe gives opaque color. I was hoping for a nice creamy glossy finish however I was disappointed – the finish has a slight tackiness to it which makes it look slightly cheap. The wear time is not satisfactory either, it starts chipping slightly from second day itself. The only redeeming factor it has is its quick drying time. It did dry pretty quickly saving me from the fabric patterns I end up with on my nails often!
The shade Crimson Scream :
Crimson Scream is a deep dark red shade. The shade makes a classic winter shade, I just wish the finish was creamier and richer. The shade appears almost like a maroon/burgundy in artificial lighting but in natural light, its a beautiful dark red.
The GOOD about Lakme ABSOLUTE Fast & Fabulous Nail Enamel Crimson Scream :
- Gives opaque color in single swipe
- Dries quickly
- Workable consistency
- Good shade selection
- Brush is too large- not easy to work with for smaller nails
- Finish is slightly tacky
- Starts chipping within 2-3 days
Lakme Absolute Fast and Fabulous nail paints come in a rechatangular assymetrical packaging with a rather large brush that is difficult to work with for the smaller nails. The consistency is on the thicker side and it delivers opaque color in single swipe. Even though I like the shade selection and the fact that it dries quickly, I feel its overpriced since it neither delivered a very good finish nor a good wear time. At this price, I could find something better in other brands.
Rating : 3.25/5
Have you tried Lakme Absolute Fast and Fabulous nail enamels?