Lakme Absolute Lipstick Brilliant kiss review swatches - Indian Beauty Forever
Monday, 3 December 2012

Lakme Absolute Lipstick Brilliant kiss review swatches

Lakme Absolute Lip color in Brilliant Kiss

Hello all,
It’s been long time since Lakme Absolute range was launched and I got this Lakme Absolute Lipstick in Brilliant kiss about 3 months ago but swatches and review was delayed as I have not used this color a lot which made me forget about this completely though I have taken the pictures on the very same day I got it. :D So, Today, I will be reviewing Brilliant Kiss from Lakme Absolute range. 

Price-  395 INR (It is available on online sites)
Quantity- 3.6 ml
Company claims- Discover the finish of a matte with unbelievable comfort. This rich color matte stick is enriched with Vitamin E and Wheat Germ Oil to keep lips silky, soft and smooth. It is non-drying creamy yet matte finish with this rich lip color.

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Lakme Absolute Lipstick Brilliant kiss
My Experience- This is my first purchase from the Lakme absolute matte lipsticks or lip color and I really liked its packaging, it is nice!! 
It has a matte steel grey body. This color Brilliant kiss is a warm plumy purple color or in short magenta, :) which is definitely not my type but that does not make it a bad shade. Indeed it is very beautiful, with a creamy matte formula that doesn't dry out the lips. With this on you won't even feel the need to use a lip balm before wearing this.
It has a flat top which is fine but I prefer pointed bullet more which makes the application easier and precise.

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Lakme Absolute Lipstick Brilliant kiss
The only problem I find with this is their pigmentation. Pigmentation is not only sheer but the outcome or finish is not as rich and opaque as it should have been or as per my expectation at least. I finish it patchy and uneven on the lips.:/
I won't be lying if I say that I had high expectation with this range of lipsticks but now, that I hae used this, I find myself disappointed!!!
No doubt! Packaging is great and looks classy but those things can't compensate when the actual product is not worth the price tag. 

Did I mention that, the pigmentation and the sheer formula makes it low on staying power. yup that's true!! It isn't good in terms of staying power though doesn't stain but can be wiped off within 2 hours with literally no traces behind to claim its existence.

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Lakme Absolute Lipstick Brilliant kiss

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Lakme Absolute Lipstick Brilliant kiss

Honestly, I was thinking that it resembles the sheerness and unevenness in application to that of the Elle 18 lipsticks which is about one fourth the price. (Sorry Absolute this is how I felt)
I think even the Lakme enrich satin range has better pigmentation that this range. Not better, they are far more pigmentated.:D
If I would have got it in peach carnation or winter lily which are warmer than this shade then that would be still better since that would be somehow mixed with my actual lip color in a way that the unevenness is not much visible.
I swiped it really hard to get the second swatch to show you the exact color. please note that the actual color is more warmer as in Magenta, but due to whether condition, camera was not able to pick up the exact shade. :P 
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Lakme Absolute Lipstick Brilliant kiss

Some of you might like the sheer pigmentation which does not feel heavy on the lips but in that case you can try some other range cheaper than this and the same sheerness.
I find Enrich satins much better than this range. I have already reviewed these shades if you wish to see:
Lakme Lipstick Enrich Satin425 

LakmeEnrich satin new shade no 149 Review
LakmeEnrich Satins Lipstick 356 Review 
Pros of Lakme Absolute Lipstick Brilliant kiss
  • No issues with the availability, it is easily available everywhere with Lakme being a popular Desi brand.
  • Packaging is no doubt looks great and classy. It's matte steel grey body does look beautiful.
  • It has a creamy matte texture, due to which it doesn't settle in the fine lines and you won't need a balm.
  • Bullet is sturdy and not delicate to break easily, it would have been better if the bullet would have been pointed instead of flat top.
  • Nice warm plummy shade more like magenta would be loved by those who like to sport colors towards the plums
Cons of Lakme Absolute Lipstick Brilliant kiss
  • It isn't pigmented enough to deliver that rich and opaque color.
  • Uneven application (Check the swatches).
  • Price is high for its sheer pigmentation, low staying power and beautiful packaging. Could have been less or the actual product could have been better and pigmented.
  • It is low on staying power.
Rating-  3 out 5

My take-I am hesitant to recommend this range as there isn't much to say good about the product except for the pretty packaging! But then that only can't compensate for it's sheer formula, low staying power and the fact that it needs so many coats/swipes to put some color on the lips that can look great. Rest you can judge. I am not sure, if the other shades have the same formula for features but this is definitely and sadly out of my list!!.:/ 
Niesha Jeenwal

I am Niesha, Editor of Indian Beauty Forever, a Science graduate turned Beauty Blogger from New Delhi who's blogging for more than 3.5 years and loves everything related to Makeup & Beauty.

Lakme Absolute Lipstick Brilliant kiss review swatches Reviewed by Niesha Jeenwal on 1:59 pm Rating: 5 Lakme Absolute Lip color in Brilliant Kiss Hello all, It’s been long time since Lakme Absolut...

26 comments:

  1. Nice review...I have this same shade but I also not like it much because of its pigmentation...

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    1. Right Puja, 395 rs for that pigmentation, not worth..

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  2. Nice shade, but its looking more purplish...I swatched it, it seemed magenta..I want the classic rose shade..

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    1. Indeed, it is more magenta Tanmayee but my camera was not able to capture the true color. Classic rose is a pretty shade.:)

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  3. Nice shade ....I want to buy the classic rose from this range..

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    1. once you try classic rose then plz review it soon, if thats good probably i will also try it .:)

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  4. nice shade n looks good on u dear <3

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    1. Thank you teju .:)
      par ye mere type ka nahi hai..:)

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  5. so sheer? then i wouldnt be buying it! it doesnt seems worth the price!

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    1. Yes Shourima, it is not worth the money.
      even streetwear is more pigmented then this!

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  6. i hate sheer lippies niesha..:(..looks good on u though..i hav pigmented lips

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    1. Main bhi, not a fan of sheer lip colors, i like rich in texture and pigmentation colors that can not only hide the pigmentation but can also make the actual color show up on the lips in a single swipe.

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  7. I don't like that much on lips :( feels as if i'm looking like a fish :O (why i have no idea -.- ) And this is soo pricy and doesn't deliver well :(

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    1. True Bhaswati, for the price, it is not upto my expectations.:(

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  8. Aw thats too bad you dont love it, I think it's quite a lovely color actually. I'm good with sheer colors, I guess its easier to wear!

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    1. It indeed is a lovely color but Sharlynn it is pricey for that pigmentation.
      :)

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  9. i love the shade on ur lips darling..kisses

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    1. same goes with me too Neha.:) lipsticks should look like lipsticks. Rich and pigmented.:)

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  11. ahh..i was thinking from their hyped market that they would come out as winners..
    thanks for the review..i will not look at them now..
    :)

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    1. I do not have the courage to try peach carnation now, which i was thinking to try after this. I do not have problems with this lipsticks, the only thing that bothers me is that they are a bit expensive for that texture and formulation.:)

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    1. Indeed Demi.:) I would have been happy if the same thing i could get for around 300.

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  13. Im not a fan of this kind of color but this one looks good :D

    visit my blog ^^
    www.luchluchcraft.blogspot.com

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    1. Color is nice but even i ma not a big fan..:)
      but a lot of women like such shades a lot and can carry them very well.

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