Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Amethyst : Review

 

Hey everyone!

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

Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Amethyst Review

 

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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 Β ‘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

 

 

Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Amethyst Review

Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Amethyst Review

 

Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Amethyst Review

Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Amethyst Review

 

 

31 Comments

  1. pranathi
    January 10, 2015 / 8:08 am

    oh thanks i was thinking to buy PINK BURST from this brand…nice review

  2. Joo
    January 10, 2015 / 9:47 am

    Thanks for reviewing this beautiful shade…

  3. Joo
    January 10, 2015 / 9:48 am

    In love with the color but staying power is really poor for Rs 400 . what lakme is charging…

  4. aliyajamshed7
    January 10, 2015 / 10:07 am

    Nice shade but definitely not my pick

  5. preetychoudhary014
    January 10, 2015 / 10:54 am

    Thanks for reviewing ankita. This nail enamel range was in my wish list…not anymore.

  6. Geethu.
    January 10, 2015 / 11:05 am

    It is too disappointing that a nail polish on a higher price tag is good for nothing. I have maybelline colour show on my nails which I applied for new year eve party. Still its there with a minimal fading on my right hand nails. I applied colour show crystal clear as a top coat. It's shining become little less. But it is not a problem while comparing the quality and price this product.

  7. Geethu.
    January 10, 2015 / 11:08 am

    Ankita, it is looking so beautiful on your nails. Your rings are also stunning. Loved that colour also.

  8. Shreemayee
    January 10, 2015 / 11:10 am

    Omg!! This color is perfect fir winter. So beautiful

  9. January 10, 2015 / 11:41 am

    I am a lot into violets these days, and this is such a pretty shade. You have really looooong nails, how do you maintain them ? πŸ˜›

    • January 10, 2015 / 5:12 pm

      I'm just lucky my nails grow fast. I don't do much except just moisturize my hands a lot. I'm not always able to maintain them though because they've been breaking a bit when I do housework etc. I guess my nail clicks are a mix of long nails and shorter nails. Sometimes I just click the pictures when my nails are in a good state and then cut them short and test out the nail paint!

  10. January 10, 2015 / 12:26 pm

    the color!! Sad the quality is bad because I’m really really fond of the color! any dupes u can think of?

    • January 10, 2015 / 5:12 pm

      I think Crazy Berry from Maybelline may be similar, doesn't have the pearl though.

      • Priyanka Rao
        January 12, 2015 / 10:01 am

        Yes! Crazy berry is closer! Though I am not very happy with its performance either πŸ™

  11. pavidhiraviyam
    January 10, 2015 / 1:19 pm

    Love this shade!!!!

  12. apeksha
    January 10, 2015 / 1:57 pm

    Sadly it didn't live up to its claim. The color is stunning though.

  13. apeksha
    January 10, 2015 / 1:57 pm

    Looks really pretty on your nails.

  14. January 10, 2015 / 2:17 pm

    I love this shade so much despite that I skipped it because these gel polishes did not get much praise.

  15. January 10, 2015 / 3:00 pm

    though I do not prefer dark shades on my nails, this one is definitely gorgeous

  16. Maithili
    January 10, 2015 / 3:03 pm

    Lovely colour

  17. January 10, 2015 / 3:19 pm

    I so agree with you! Avon’s gel nail polishes priced at half are comparatively better.

  18. January 10, 2015 / 6:26 pm

    The color freshly applied looks absolutely gorgeous.. I am hunting for such pretty shades but I hate when these colors become dull the very next day.. They make my hands look dark and gross!! πŸ˜› ..

    Lakme isn’t worth the price this time was expecting better results…

  19. January 11, 2015 / 1:09 am

    It is looking lovely, but definitely not my pick πŸ™‚

  20. January 11, 2015 / 2:33 pm

    The shade looks deep and lovely!! Staying power is a problem though.

  21. January 11, 2015 / 2:55 pm

    OMG the color is pure gorgeousness
    But sad that his did not perform very well

  22. January 11, 2015 / 3:14 pm

    Love love the color, it is such a beautiful purple color, so sad that they are not good in quality

  23. January 11, 2015 / 3:56 pm

    Wooow the color is so pretty and your nails… What do you do to maintain them ? sad to know that the nail paints didnt come upto your expectations

  24. January 12, 2015 / 10:21 am

    Such a gorgeous color. Yes even am disappointed with the “gel” polishes. πŸ™

  25. January 14, 2015 / 9:57 pm

    this range is so expensive…..i wanted to try some shades but the price!

  26. Blush
    January 15, 2015 / 2:07 pm

    Thanks for the review.

  27. Blush
    January 15, 2015 / 2:07 pm

    No doubt the shade is beautiful.

  28. anam
    January 27, 2015 / 10:04 pm

    hi ankita
    thanks for the review and I really want to share my experience with amethyst nail color.
    color is actually good and very pretty but I feel bad about its staying power. Even it doesnt dries out quickly.
    Next case when I started doing some house work, my nail color has gone somewhere. Its staying power is pathetic.
    I hope Lakme would do something to improve the quality of their nail colors, as the price is pretty high.

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