Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Concealer : Review

 

Hey everyone!

Today I’m reviewing the newly launched Lakme Absolute Face Stylist concealer. This new concealer by Lakme is available in 3 shades and I’m reviewing the darkest shade – 05 Honey.

Price : Rs 900 for 3.5 g

Buy online at Nykaa.com HERE.

 

Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Concealer

Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Concealer

 

Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Concealer

Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Concealer

 

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What the brand says about the product : 

– clever and unrecognizable coverage of every blemish, including uneven skin and under-eye dark circles

– superior blendability and weightless finish

– comes in three shades: Fair, Medium, Honey

 

 

 My take on the Product

 

The concealer comes in a see through tube with a doe foot applicator. I like the slim, clean packaging and I’ve been using this for nearly 2 weeks now. To cut a long story short – this is a great concealer for everyday wear! The liquid consistency is neither too runny nor too thick, it blends effortlessly with a few dabs of the fingertips and stays put for a decent amount of time.  It feels really light weight and gives about medium coverage. The handy packaging, ease of use and wearable coverage makes this an excellent everyday wear product. The formula is neither too dry nor too rich – it doesn’t settle into lines nor does it crease.

The staying power is good – it stays intact for about 7-8 hours and fades a bit after that. I like that it isn’t very wet – on blending it gives a semi-matte natural finish. To me it feels very much like the MAC Select Moisture cover concealer but with slightly better coverage! Even though its not very emollient, its been working fabulously for me in the harsh Tokyo winter even when I’ve not hydrated my under eye properly. Overall, I like this concealer a lot! Shade no. 5 Honey is a good match for me (its the darkest shade from the range).

 

Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Concealer

Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Concealer

 

Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Concealer

Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Concealer

 

 

As much as I like the product, I really wish Lakme had brought out more shades. The Face Stylist range has 6 shades for foundation, 5 for compact but only 3 for concealer! The darkest shade works for someone with medium skin tone like me but would be slightly pale for duskier beauties or women with heavier dark circles. Apart from the limited shade selection, the second thing that I’m not thrilled about is the price! The price is quite high for the quantity of product [Rs 900 for 3.5 g]. I feel I’m going to finish up this tube in a few weeks if I use it everyday!

 

These 2 things aside, I think its an excellent product and I’d recommend it! If you want something that’s easy to put on, doesn’t look heavy on the skin and givesnatural looking coverage – you’ll love this! If you have heavy dark circles or you need a concealer with high coverage (for special occasions), you can skip this.

 

 

Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Concealer

Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Concealer

 

 

 The GOOD about Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Concealer :

  1. Simple, easy to use packaging
  2. Workable liquid consistency
  3. Blends easily
  4. Gives medium coverage
  5. Natural nearly matte finish
  6. Decent staying power
  7. Doesn’t crease
  8. Doesn’t settle into lines

The NOT-SO-GOOD about Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Concealer :

  1. Only 3 shades
  2. Expensive for its quantity
  3. Doesn’t give heavy coverage

 

 

Overall Thoughts

 

The Lakme Absolute Face Stylist concealer has been a staple in my makeup kit since the past few weeks. Its very easy to use, blends effortlessly with fingertips (no brush required) and gives medium coverage with a lasting finish. I think its the perfect concealer for everyday wear and for women who don’t need heavy duty concealing. It feels natural and weightless on the skin, it doesn’t settle into lines and doesn’t crease – its everything one wants from a good concealer. Its pricey for the small quantity but the formula is excellent! The shade range though is limited and a major disappointment for me. I wear Honey which is the darkest of the 3 shade in this range.

Rating : 4.25/5

Buy online at Nykaa.com HERE.

 

[note color=”#FFEECA”]Have you tried the new Lakme Absolute Face Stylist concealer? Which is your favorite everyday wear concealer? Share your comments below! [/note]  
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.

 

32 Comments

  1. January 7, 2014 / 11:56 am

    Might be too light for me, but yea, only 3 shades is a bummer. :/

  2. January 7, 2014 / 12:14 pm

    This is next on my list…. 🙂

  3. January 7, 2014 / 12:31 pm

    I have this one and love it !

  4. January 7, 2014 / 1:03 pm

    looks awesome, but such limited shade selection 🙁

  5. January 7, 2014 / 1:08 pm

    This seems great but the price is way too much from lakme!

  6. January 7, 2014 / 1:15 pm

    The shade is too light for me…i agree the price point is way too high!

  7. January 7, 2014 / 1:51 pm

    Only 3 shades!! Bummer! and nicely reviewed

  8. Madhura
    January 7, 2014 / 2:17 pm

    Which one would you say is a better concealer: clinique even better or lakme absoulte face stylist concealer??? (Planning to buy clinique)

    • Corallista
      Author
      January 7, 2014 / 2:50 pm

      Clinique EVen better is thicker – gives full coverage. I prefer it for special occasions or when I’m photographing myself for the blog. I don’t like dipping my finger in the tub so I always use a brush with it – can be a little cumbersome when one is in a rush. For everyday, Lakme one is easier to use. If I had to pick one, I’d go with the Clinique one.

      • Madhura
        January 11, 2014 / 1:32 pm

        Thank you for you reply..!! I think ill go with the clinique one..

  9. January 7, 2014 / 2:22 pm

    Teh price is even higher than the l’Oreal ones… 😛
    I think it is similar to L’Oreal Pro Concealer.. thankfully it works well but the price is a big put off!! :-/

  10. January 7, 2014 / 6:10 pm

    We have been so used to the old Lakme prices that the new pricing totally puts us all off 🙁 But good that they are producing quality cosmetics, just wish they were kept more affordable.

  11. January 7, 2014 / 8:09 pm

    Uh the price hikes with Lakme 🙁 I wish they kept it somewhat more affordable…

  12. January 7, 2014 / 10:52 pm

    This looks like a great product but the price is sky high.. will invest in MAC instead.. 🙂

  13. January 8, 2014 / 8:08 am

    sounds good…definitely trying this in future!

  14. prachi
    January 8, 2014 / 9:04 am

    mine is dark skin , can i use this concealer ? if not please suggest other one
    Thanks

    • Corallista
      Author
      January 30, 2014 / 5:43 am

      This one might be light for you. You could check out MAC or Clinique, they have more shades in concealer so everyone can find a good match!

  15. January 8, 2014 / 12:15 pm

    the price is a little too much !

  16. January 8, 2014 / 6:49 pm

    It seems like a wonderful product but the price really pinches! I think other concealers work almost as well at half the price so not too sure if I’ll pick up this one :/ nice review as always 🙂

  17. January 8, 2014 / 9:28 pm

    What was Lakme thinking , if this is the darkest shade in the range, it sure would not suite many Indian skin tones. I hope they make products for Indian skin tone.

  18. January 9, 2014 / 12:27 am

    Seems nice but the shade will be too light for me. Wish they add darker shades.

  19. January 10, 2014 / 4:57 am

    It can b great for light coverage day look.. N also for highlighting .. Will try this.. Thnx Ankita.

  20. January 10, 2014 / 5:09 pm

    Looks good , but if darkest color suits u then medium tanned and duskier complexions should forget this concealer.

  21. sara
    May 26, 2014 / 11:34 am

    since i am trying the concealer for the first time so which concealer would u suggest me to use??? which one would really give a nice effect to my skin since my complexion is brown n i dont have much darks pops under my eyes..

  22. aliyajamshed7
    January 14, 2015 / 9:25 am

    Very expensive for the quantity provided.

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