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

 

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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

 

[note color=”#FFE4C4″] Have you tried Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate? Which is your favorite kohl? Share your comments below! [/note]

 

55 Comments

  1. September 26, 2012 / 12:47 pm

    I am gonna buy it as I am running out of my UD Zero. Thanks for the review. 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 5, 2012 / 4:35 pm

      You’re welcome! 🙂

  2. Priti
    September 26, 2012 / 12:52 pm

    I agree with each word u wrote Ankita….
    :):)

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 5, 2012 / 4:37 pm

      🙂 🙂

  3. Neha
    September 26, 2012 / 1:02 pm

    Wa are you wearing on upper lash line??

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 6, 2012 / 1:11 am

      Hi Neha, its L’Oreal black gel liner!

  4. nids
    September 26, 2012 / 1:21 pm

    ur revu made my day.. i was so waiting for sum1 to revu it n u did it soo well Ankita.. thanxx 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 6, 2012 / 1:12 am

      You’re welcome 🙂

  5. September 26, 2012 / 1:53 pm

    OMG that is seriously gorgeous! does it really stay on waterline for so long? I am bit skeptical in spending 600+ bucks on kohl..but m soooo tempted!

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 6, 2012 / 12:37 pm

      It does stay that long on the waterline 🙂

  6. Vidya
    September 26, 2012 / 2:07 pm

    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 …

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 9, 2012 / 5:59 pm

      Hey Vidya, I’m wearing L’Oreal black gel liner 🙂

  7. sh...
    September 26, 2012 / 2:33 pm

    h ankita gorgeous eyes .. n grt review too.
    wanna knw wat product u use in ur eye make up shadez n brands

  8. September 26, 2012 / 2:35 pm

    675 is pretty expensive but if its that good, will give it a shot

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 9, 2012 / 6:03 pm

      It is really good 🙂

  9. Nandini
    September 26, 2012 / 2:58 pm

    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 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 9, 2012 / 6:04 pm

      Totally agree 🙂

  10. September 26, 2012 / 3:01 pm

    nice one.i am also going to try this.

  11. September 26, 2012 / 3:02 pm

    ankita!ur eotd are superb and keep going.i always love ur eotds.

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 9, 2012 / 6:05 pm

      Thanks Ramya 🙂

  12. Preethi
    September 26, 2012 / 3:07 pm

    I got this after seeing u using it a lot in ur tutorials Ankita and I’m jus loving it 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 9, 2012 / 6:06 pm

      Glad to hear that!

  13. jyoti
    September 26, 2012 / 3:26 pm

    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?

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 9, 2012 / 6:08 pm

      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!

  14. September 26, 2012 / 3:30 pm

    wow! That looks really dark, just the way I like my kohls to be! But the price is a bit steep.

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 9, 2012 / 6:09 pm

      Its totally worth it Ash!

  15. Dolly
    September 26, 2012 / 4:30 pm

    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??

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 9, 2012 / 6:10 pm

      It is definitely better than Colossal!

  16. shivangi
    September 26, 2012 / 5:01 pm

    I am a kohl girl and looking at the swatches it definetely is a must-have for me…

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 9, 2012 / 6:11 pm

      Hope you pick it up soon 🙂

  17. September 26, 2012 / 5:09 pm

    I love lakme kohl ultimate… Its truly the ultimate kohl for me !!!
    But i didn’t know they have increased it to 675 … Thats too much 😐
    I had bought it for 620 from flipkart in july !!
    Anyway i love it:-)
    N ur eotd is super gorgeous:-)

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 9, 2012 / 6:12 pm

      Thanks Poorva!

  18. Rima
    September 26, 2012 / 7:26 pm

    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! 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 9, 2012 / 6:13 pm

      Hope you like it 🙂

  19. Sukanya
    September 26, 2012 / 9:06 pm

    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

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 9, 2012 / 6:15 pm

      Hey Sukanya, I’ll be reviewing the mattreal soon, I’m waiting for the products to reach me from lakme.

  20. Aditi
    September 26, 2012 / 9:44 pm

    This looks good ! although 675 seems a bit high for a lakme product..

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 9, 2012 / 8:21 pm

      Its worth the 675!

  21. Pranali
    September 27, 2012 / 2:31 am

    wow… its sooo black! pls do a comparison posy between this and the lakme eyeconic eyes khol.

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 9, 2012 / 6:15 pm

      Coming this week 🙂

  22. September 27, 2012 / 2:07 pm

    Best review in blogosphere on lakme kohl ultimate 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 9, 2012 / 8:21 pm

      Thanks Coralcrue!

  23. September 27, 2012 / 5:27 pm

    wow..really intense…u said every kohl addict shud hav this..then i think il make up my mind for it soon..:)

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 9, 2012 / 6:16 pm

      You should try it, its great 🙂

  24. September 30, 2012 / 5:29 pm

    Wow! Am definitely getting this soon. Was looking for a good alternative since my colossal got over. Looks lie a product worth every penny! 😀

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 9, 2012 / 8:20 pm

      It definitely is!

  25. Sridurga Srinivasan
    October 18, 2013 / 1:26 pm

    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?

  26. Anupriya
    October 24, 2013 / 11:36 am

    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…. 🙁

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 24, 2013 / 12:27 pm

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

  27. March 19, 2014 / 11:01 am

    Is this Lakme kohl darker than the faces solid black?

    • Corallista
      March 20, 2014 / 5:25 am

      Sorry haven't tried Faces Solid Black so can't compare.

  28. May 30, 2015 / 8:11 pm

    ur eyes r really gorgeous ankita…i tooo wanna 2 have like u…i really gonna 2 buy lakme absolute kohl soon….

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