Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate : Review, Swatch, EOTD

 

Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate : Review, Swatch
Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate : Review, Swatch

 

Price : Rs 675 for 1.2 g

 



 

What Lakme says about the product :

Indulge in the luxury of deep black with this 3-in-1 smooth kohl stick that in just one stroke pampers your eyes with rich color as well as moisturizers. Enriched with moisturizing ceramides for added comfort. 

• Kohl, smudger and sharpener in one

• Water-proof

• Lasts for up to 8 hours

 

My take on the Product

 

For the longest time, MAC Smolder was my HG kohl, it was deep black just like how I liked my kohls to be, this is, till I came across Lakme Absolute kohl. It has replaced MAC Smolder and all other kohls I have in my stash and unless I’m doing a brand specific look, Lakme Absolute kohl is the one I reach out for.

It comes in a classy black pencil form with a rubber tip smudger at one end and a sharpener at the other end. For me, the sharpener is useful but the smudger is a bit of a waste. The rubber feels too hard on my eyes and I prefer using a pencil brush for smudging. A brush smudger like the one provided with Bourjois smokey eye pencils would have been gentler and hence more useful. Since the kohl is quite soft and creamy, it is housed in a plastic body which can a little difficult to sharpen at times but a little pressure does the trick.

 

Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate : Review, Swatch
Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate : Review, Swatch

 

Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate : Review, Swatch
Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate : Review, Swatch

 

Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate : Review, Swatch
Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate : Review, Swatch

 

Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate : Review, Swatch
Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate : Review, Swatch

 

Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate : Review, Swatch
Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate : Review, Swatch

 

The kohl itself is soft (but not crumbly soft) and smooth, its creamy and glides without any tugging. It is absolutely jet black in color and beats every other kohl I have tried in this aspect. I have never experienced any discomfort while wearing this and it is safe for contact lens wearers. The best part however is the stunning staying power. Most kohls migrate from the waterline to the lower lash line in about 3-4 hours but this one stays for an easy 8 hours on my waterline with minimal fading. Even when it fades, it doesn’t smudge or give raccoon eyes. It has the 2 most desirable characteristics in a kohl – jet black color and long staying power.

It sets into a smudgeproof and waterproof finish few seconds after application. However it does allow some time for play if you want to smudge/soften it. Unlike most other kohls, it doesn’t sheer out and lighten when smudged. In all aspects, Lakme Absolute Kohl is perfect! Its expensive at Rs 675 but it is so so good! The only drawback I can think of is that since its really creamy, it gets used up quickly and some of it gets wasted everytime the pencil is sharpened.

If you’re a kohl girl, this is a MUST-HAVE for you!

 

Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate : Review, Swatch
Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate : Review, Swatch

 

Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate : Review, Swatch
Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate : Review, Swatch

 

Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate : Review, Swatch
Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate : Review, Swatch

Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate worn on waterline :

 

Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate : Review, Swatch
Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate : Review, Swatch

 

The GOOD about Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate :

  1. Sleek, classy packaging
  2. Comes with a sharpener and smudger
  3. Soft and creamy texture
  4. Glides easily without tugging
  5. Absolute jet black color
  6. Waterproof, smudgeproof
  7. Doesn’t give raccoon eyes
  8. Long Stay
  9. Doesn’t sheer out/lighten when smudged

The NOT-SO-GOOD about Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate : 

  1. Gets used up quickly ; product wastage while sharpening
  2. Smudger feels too stiff and harsh

 

Overall Verdict

 

Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate is deepest black kohl that comes with its own smudger and sharpener. While the smudger may be redundant, the sharpener comes to good use. The kohl is soft and creamy, superbly black and stays on the waterline for 8 hours as claimed. It is smudge-proof and waterproof, doesn’t sheer out when smudged and doesn’t irritate the eyes. Its the best kohl I have tried! Highly recommended!

Rating : 4.5/5

 

Have you tried Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate? Which is your favorite kohl? Share your comments below!

 

55 Comments

  1. Hi Ankita,

    Wow!! What a gorgeous Kohl and its making your eyes looks superb!

    In the above EOTD what have you applied on your upper lash line? That is also such a fab jet-black shade .. Is that also the Lakme Absolute Kohl? Even though I hate spending more than 300 bucks on a Kohl / Kajal (which is sometimes the only thing I wear on my face!) you are tempting me with this beauty …

  2. Oh yay! I have this and I absolutely love love love it. Stays on for very long on my very oily eyelids and it’s so so so so dark. It’s expensive but definitely worth every penny 🙂

  3. HUGE THANX for this review ankita.. i was so waiting for it.

    i dont understand one thing though… kohl ultimate claims 8 hrs wear and is priced so high, whereas eyeconic kajal claims 10 hrs wear with decent price..confused which one to buy.

    on the basis of wear time, what wud u recomend? mac technakohl or lakme kohl ultimate?

    1. Haven’t tried MAC Technakohl Jyoti, only MAC Smolder kohl, I’ve heard Technakohl is good too. I can definitely vouch for Lakme Kohl Ultimate though, its really good!

  4. I love my maybelline colossal kajal. It fulfills almost all the points stated.Any comparison with that?? Is lakme more long lasting and darker than the maybelline one ankita??

  5. hey wow…thank u so much for the review dear!!i am gonna buy this now…and thats for sure!!the deep rich black colour….is a weakness for most kohl lovers! 🙂

  6. i agree wid u anks……….its the deepest black kohl i have used so far………and wow!!!!!!!!!!! wt a lovely eye makeup……….u r d queen of eye makeup…….loved it………..r u wearing false lashes?……..and plz do a review on the lakme absolute skin mattreal mousse…….m so eager to buy it…..jst waiting 4 a short review from u……..i told u last month nd u said u’ll b doin it dis month

  7. I have read your blog reviews and they seem totally convincing to me.. In spite of them I still have a doubt whether is it better than both Colossal and Iconic kajal’s? Suggest me one more thing, is it long lasting in comparison to others?

  8. Hi Ankita,

    Just got this from a shop which sells Lakme products. Its good but i really cant figure out where the sharpener is ? Is it to be taken separately or is it somewhere within the Kohl Pencil?? I need to ask the shopkeeper for it then…. 🙁

    1. The sharpener is built into the cap. I hope you haven’t got a duplicate product, there are loads doing the rounds these days.

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