Posted by Ankita Srivastava | Posted in Eyes, Lakme, Product Reviews | Posted on 02-10-2013
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Today I’m reviewing an eye liner that has been my staple since the past few days - Lakme Absolute Forever Silk Eye liner : Earth Line.
Price : Rs 410 for 0.28 g
My take on the Product
The liner comes in a one-way twist up mechanical pencil form. Its fairly standard and easy to use. Just need to be careful to twist up only a tiny bit at a time as it doesn’t retract. The black plastic packaging is quite sturdy and doesn’t feel flimsy. The cap contains a colored band to indicate the shade of the liner.
The texture of this liner is quite creamy, it glides almost like a gel and the tip can break if you twist up too much or push too hard. Because of the smooth texture, it glides easily on the eyes with no tugging. Pigmentation is great, you can get true color in a single swipe. After about a minute of application, the product sets into a velvety matte finish. It then stays intact without smudging or flaking off the entire day, till its taken off with an eye makeup remover. The wear is absolutely flawless, it doesn’t transfer to my socket line and doesn’t fade. Since its a smudge-proof, gel type texture, I don’t recommend it for the waterline for those with sensitive eyes. But I’ve used it on my eyes (in my brown smokey eye video) and I didn’t experience any irritation. On my waterline, it wore well for about 6-7 hours after which it faded.
I love the color – its a strong matte brown – not overly warm, a great alternative to black when you want to define your eyes without the harshness of black. Its also great for women with light hair/eye color as black can look too stark on lighter skin. I love wearing this in the day time instead of black liner. I think its a great pick for office wear as well as the color is softer than black and the formula is long wearing!
The only drawback I see is that its really creamy and the quantity is ~ 0.3 g so I don’t expect it to last me very long!
Used on the upper lash line ~
(tutorial for this look HERE)
Used on the waterline and as a base for shadow ~
(tutorial for this look HERE)
The GOOD about Lakme Absolute Forever Silk Eye liner :
- Convenient, twist up packaging (no wastage due to sharpening here)
- Smooth, creamy gel-like texture
- Intensely pigmented
- Long wearing
- Smudge proof, waterproof
- Great staple color
- Did not irritate my eyes
- Safe for contact lens wearers
The NOT-SO-GOOD about Lakme Absolute Forever Silk Eye liner :
- Only 0.28 g of product – may not last very long
Lakme Absolute Forever Silk Eye liner is an excellent long wearing liner – its super smooth, very creamy, intensely pigmented and doesn’t budge once it sets. I love the basic dark brown shade – its great for lining as well for a quick smudged brown smokey eye. I think every girl needs a good brown liner and I’d highly recommend this! Be careful to not twist up too much because it doesn’t retract!
Rating : 4.5/5
Disclaimer : Press sample provided by the brand for consideration. However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always. Read full policy HERE.