Lakme Absolute Gloss Stylist Coral Sunset

 

 

If you have been wanting to try out lip lacquers like Rimmel Apocolips but don’t know how to get your hands on them you will be glad to know that we have our own Indian version for them. Lakme recently added some new products to its Absolute line which as we all know is their premium (so to speak) range. Gloss Stylist range has been infused with reflecting powders and shiny polymers (as per the company) to give it a lacquer like effect. 

For those of you that don’t know what lip lacquers are let me explain them to you. This is by no means like an “official” definition of the thing but what I understand them to be. Have you seen wood that has been varnished? It has that subtle gloss like look to. Not shiny but an understated kind of look. Lip lacquers have an intense pigmentation like lipsticks and are topped off with a subtle shine. They are not sticky/tacky like glosses nor as shiny plus offer you the coverage of a lippy. 
 
Lakme Absolute Gloss Stylist Coral Sunset

 

     Rimmel ones have a very similar texture as these ones from Lakme plus the later has an advantage that it does not have a weird smell like the former. This fact and their ease of availability make them quite appealing. The only set back that they have against the Rimmel ones is the price – Lakme costs 700 bucks whereas I got the Rimmel ones from Asos around 4-5 pounds roughly (approx Rs. 360-450). Another plus that they have over Rimmel ones is that they don’t bleed/feather like them thus making them more friendly to wear. 
 
Lakme Absolute Gloss Stylist Coral Sunset

 

     I like the packing of the product which is a rectangular tube where the body is transparent and the cap is metallic looking. The entire thing is made from plastic but looks classy and you can see the color of the product. The brush is a flat sponge applicator which is unusual in a gloss and I find it weird. Feels clumsy to apply and I wish they had given the regular slanted tip thing or maybe even a soft bristle brush with it. 
Lakme Absolute Gloss Stylist Coral Sunset

 

     The color is a beautiful coral shade which is more towards orange side and has minute gold shimmer in it. Like the company mentions it helps to add dimension to the color and contribute to the shine of the product. Provides full coverage and decent moisturization plus does not sit in the lines. In the kiss test the color fades down to a soft flush but it sits in the lines then and you can make out the glitter. However it takes a 10th kiss to make your lips completely n*de. 

 

Lakme Absolute Gloss Stylist Coral Sunset
One in the middle is taken in natural light. Bottom one is taken in artificial light.

 

 

     There are 6 shades available in this range but I did not swatch them at the counter so I cant tell you much about them. I bought this from an online shopping site. Again I ended up getting a coral shade as honestly I’m tired of the amount of pinks I have with me šŸ˜› They all start looking the same after a point. But I’m sure I will get bored of buying coral shades and then I don’t know where I will go….blue, purple or maybe back to pink (lol). 

Lakme Absolute Gloss Stylist Coral Sunset

 

     To sum up this is a good product launched by the company. But I think a lot of people will be apprehensive in getting it due to its high price mark which is not expected from a company like Lakme – our very own desi “drugstore” brand. In all fairness the company is trying to break away from this image and has introduced some really good quality products under the Absolute umbrella. If you have been hankering for a lacquer then this is worth a watch. 
Lakme Absolute Gloss Stylist Coral Sunset
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Would you purchase Lakme Absolute Gloss Stylist Coral Sunset again? – It is a beautiful shade but for variety I would look at some of the other colors on offer.
 
Would you recommend Lakme Absolute Gloss Stylist Coral Sunset to your friend? – Yes.