Recently, i acquired a range of Lakme products thanks to a makeup assignment. I was supposed to do some clients up only using their range of makeup. I received a big bag of products ranging from eyeliner to foundation. I took several hours testing and playing with them to get a hold of how they work. Along the way, here are my thoughts for their stuffs.
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Let me start with my favourites first!
ABSOLUTE MATTE LIPCOLOUR
These lipsticks are matte. They are drying just like any other matte lipsticks so a lipbalm will fix easily. Most of the colours i received are berries/brown tones. The swatches are above and most colours are well pigmented.
I wore Milan Red today. It goes really well with copper eyeshadows for an Autumn look. My favourites are Merlot, Expresson and Milan Red. I like the browns in this range as i do not really see any browns in drugstores makeup range.
There are two sides for the highlighter palette. One side is a pinkish gold tone and the other side is a medium bronze tone. This would work great on all skin colours. As you can see from the swatch, the product is pigmented enough to even be used as eyeshadows. i would advise to use this with a real fluffy face brush to avoid overdoing the shine on the t-zone and cheeks.
Love it! This is a beautiful bronzer which is comparable to my beloved MAC Mineralised Skin Finish. The bronzer goes on smoothly and the colours are perfect for my light medium skin tone. I can blend this easily using my blusher brush.
CHEEK CHROMATIC BAKED BLUSH
The difference between this and the bronzer is, this is more sheer. It is not meant to be heavily pigmented but the colour does show itself. It will create glowy healthy flush on cheeks for a daytime makeup look.
ABSOLUTE WHITE INTENSE CONCEALER
This concealer is in a convenient tube for easy application. It contains spf 20 for sun protection and that is definitely a plus for the product. The texture is creamy, will blend out well. However, its coverage will range from light to medium. I am quite doubtful of its ability to hide serious dark circles or blemishes. I also used it as an eyeshadow base since Lakme do not have eyeshadow base for me to use for my assignment.
This is an awesome product for smokey eyes and lining the waterline. I was firstly impressed with how it looks. It is a sleek black pencil with a sharpener cap and a rubber smudger on the other end. I have seen plenty of lines which make such pencils with a built in smudger but even Urban Decay did a flimsy job at it. The smudger is a sturdy angled tip rubber and it does its job, i smudged harsh lines by going over it in tiny circular motion. The line did not budge after it sets. Fantastic item and i will buy more!
LIP SYNC PALETTE
I will continue this with the rest of the least favourite product in detail. Just so you know, i did not like any of these items because they fail to do what they claim or do not seem to work so well.
NONE of them is waterproof!!
- Flutter Secrets Voluminising Waterproof Mascara
- Flutter Secrets Dramatic Eyes Waterproof Mascara
- Precision Liquid Liner
I really find it annoying when even the basic claim fail. Seriously, ALL brands should have some integrity in their marketing.
- Matt Real Skin Natural Mousse
It gives a matte finish but, i will explain the rest in the next post.
- Eye Chromatic Baked Eyeshadows
Not pigmented at all.
- White Intese Wet n Dry Compact
Do not bother buying. It is almost like a translucent powder compact.
See you soon and hope this long entry helps in your shopping!