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





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




  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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *