Lakme Absolute Color Illusion Pearl Eyeshadows : First Impressions, Swatches

 

Hey everyone!

Every season of Lakme Fashion Week comes with a new product launch by Lakme based on the season’s trends. For the Spring-Summer this year, Lakme’s trend statement is Illusion – a collection featuring metallic nail polishes and eye shadows.

I was very excited to try out the eye shadows as the colors seems really pretty, here’s a look at 4 of the shades from the 8 in the range – Gold Pearl, Peach Pearl, Smoky Pearl and Jade Pearl. These are priced at Rs 750 and available at Lakme counters and online.

 

 

Lakme Absolute Illusion eyeshadows
Lakme Absolute Illusion eyeshadows

 

Lakme Absolute Illusion eyeshadows
Lakme Absolute Illusion eyeshadows

 

Lakme Absolute Illusion eyeshadow - Gold Pearl
Lakme Absolute Illusion eyeshadow – Gold Pearl

 



 

 

Lakme Absolute Illusion eyeshadow - Peach Pearl
Lakme Absolute Illusion eyeshadow – Peach Pearl

 

Lakme Absolute Illusion eyeshadow - Smoky Pearl
Lakme Absolute Illusion eyeshadow – Smoky Pearl

 

Lakme Absolute Illusion eyeshadow - Jade Pearl
Lakme Absolute Illusion eyeshadow – Jade Pearl

 

Lakme Absolute Illusion eyeshadows - Swatches
Lakme Absolute Illusion eyeshadows – Swatches

 

Lakme Absolute Illusion eyeshadows - Swatches
Lakme Absolute Illusion eyeshadows – Swatches

 

 

I think these look really stunning in the pan – the beautiful colors with the reflective pearl finish. I didn’t find the texture as smooth as I had expected though. Some of the shades like Jade Pearl felt a little sheer and I really had to scratch the surface to get more product to swatch these. I thought these might fare better with a brush or in wet state but it was a little difficult to get the color onto the brush without really rubbing the surface. I haven’t worn on the eyes yet but I’m hoping these would do better applied on the eyes.

Have you tried theΒ Lakme Absolute Illusion eyeshadows? Which of these shades do you like? Share your comments below!

 

47 Comments

  1. I haven’t tried them yet.

    They look similar to MUA Makeup academy pearl eyeshadows. I had MUA’s Gold shade and it definitely looks similar.

      1. I have only tried shade 27 which is Gold colour. Very shimmery, soft. easily blended and beautiful shade. I used it to wear on my cousin sister’s wedding. And it stayed put for 7 hours with primer. When I reached home it had creased some but eyeshadow was still there and was very much visible.

        You should try them. πŸ™‚ There are lots of colours in this range.

  2. I mostly use peach pearl and gold pearl shades… these both looks very natural with some shiny effect when apply in small amount..

    1. I was a little disappointed with how sheer Jade Pearl came off in the swatch! Maybe it is one of those shades that pops better over a base like smudged black kohl. Will try that! The Absolute range is definitely in the Premium category/competing with MAC pricing-wise though I like that the 9-to-5 range is still very affordable with good quality.

    1. Hey Chris, I quite like lighter greens and limes in sheerer formula (like NYX Lime Green) – they look really pretty with a soft coral lip in the day time. But for darker greens like this one, I like rich intense color!

  3. I love the shades.. But m not sure about buying them.. too expensive.. I’d rather add a few bucks more n go with MAC. Confused!! :S Waiting for ur reviews πŸ™‚

    Ankita, I would also like to know ur views on the lakme absolute drama stylist eye crayon, is it worth spending over?

    1. Hey Lavanya, I have tried only Peach and Gold right now – reviews them too. I didn't love them personally. I'd rather buy a MAC refill in the same amount. I liked the Lakme Absolute Drama Stylist crayon in Pink and White – not very usual colors and can be used a lot as they are neutral shades. But for other more common shades – Rimmel crayons are great and almost half the price!

      1. Yes.. I have tried the rimmel crayons and love them πŸ™‚ Have bought the pink one from the Lakme Crayon range, waiting for it to arrive πŸ™‚
        As for the eyeshadows, i thjink i will go for MAC too πŸ™‚ Thank u so much Ankita!! Ur reviews matter a lot πŸ™‚ Most of my make up haul, goes as per ur reviews πŸ™‚

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