Today I am reviewing the Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Nail polish in a deep purple shade – Amethyst. I picked this up in India in November last year along with the Gloss Stylist in Wine Shine.
Price : Rs 400
Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Amethyst Review
I was on the lookout for a rich deep color for the winters and this one looked gorgeous in the bottle. The consistency is good though you definitely 2 coats to get opaque coverage. It dries really quickly as well which is always a big factor for me. The sad part though is the staying power and finish. It looks good for about a day and then the finish begins to get really dull and slight tip wear begins to show. This was the case when I hadn’t even done any housework that could cause the wear. Where’s the glossy gel shine? I am a bit disappointed with this though I might probably wear it again, this time paired with a heavy duty top coat. But for a polish that is marketed with ‘GEL’ in its name, this misses the mark by a mile. I got sucked in by the color and the packaging even though I’ve known these polishes to be slightly underwhelming. I still picked this up hoping for better results, I wish I hadn’t!
Rating : 2.5/5