Friday, 13 January 2017

Product Review - Lakme Absolute Lip Pout Matte - Starlet Red



Product Review - Lakme Absolute Lip Pout Matte - Starlet Red

   Audrey Hepburn said, "There is a shade of red for every woman", and in my opinion very rightly so. In my search for the same, I came across the Starlet Red shade of Lakme Absolute Lip Pout Matte lip tints which were first introduced in the market during the 2015 Winter - Fall edition of the Lakme Fashion Week. Do give the review below a read to know if it fits the bill of "My shade of red".

   Product Claims: It’s time for the backstage trend to take centre stage as Lakme introduces its very own playful take on lip tints.
   Say hello to Lakme Absolute Lip Pout - a chubby lip color crayon that gives you a luscious tint with a scintillating matte finish. Available in 6 classic matte colors, Lakme Absolute Lip Pouts is retractable by design (no need for a sharpener) and is your go-to lip tint for that effortlessly vibrant and playful look.

Product Review - Lakme Absolute Lip Pout Matte - Starlet Red

Product Review - Lakme Absolute Lip Pout Matte - Starlet Red

   Price: Rs. 650/-
   Volume: 3.5 g.
   Shelf Life: 30 months.
   Directions:
- Pull out the cap.
- Start applying from the centre of your upper lip.
- Work from the centre towards the outer edges of your lip, following the contours of your mouth.
- Glide across the entire bottom lip.
Ingredients: Not mentioned.

Product Review - Lakme Absolute Lip Pout Matte - Starlet Red

   The Lakme Absolute Lip Pout Matte comes packed in a black cardboard box printed on which are - The name of the brand, the product and the shade. Also mentioned are the manufacturing details, net weight, price and dates of manufacturing and expiry, a brief description of the lip tint and contact details for voicing of queries and feedback. The lip tint comes packaged like a cylindrical crayon. The body of the lip tint has a color similar to its shade and is provided with a silver colored cap. It has the name of the brand and the product mentioned on its side while the shade name, net weight and manufacturing and expiry dates are mentioned on its bottom. The bottom part of the bullet can be twisted to protract and retract the lip tint. Its simple packaging looks super cute, attractive and is very compact and travel friendly.
   Starlet Red is basically the color - Scarlet, a bright red shade having hint of orange hue in it.
   The lip tint formula has a mild scent to it which is pleasant to the olfactory receptors. Its packaging in form of a slender crayon like bullet container and uniform texture which glides over the lips, helps in easy application. It has a nice pigmentation, providing maximum color payoff with just two to three swipes, giving good coverage even to dark/unevenly pigmented lips. It provides the lips with a matte finish. The lip tint doesn't really smudge or bleed but isn't transfer proof. It stays on for more than 8 hours with light snacking, though doesn't survive a heavy meal. While it fades from the centre, the tint on the peripheral part stays put, requiring a touchup. On fading, the formula leaves a subtle pinkish tint on the lips, without settling into lines. Also, the formula is resistant to melting in hot weather conditions on storage and is available in six smashing shades containing two shades each of reds, oranges and pinks. Negative point about these is the fact that they dry out the lips a bit and also their ingredient list is not mentioned anywhere on the lip tint or on the Lakme website.
   Though the price of Lakme Absolute Lip Pout Matte may seem on a bit higher side, it is still pretty decent considering the amount of the lip tint provided in a single pack and is available quite easily across the nation via both online shopping portals as well as retail stores.

Product Review - Lakme Absolute Lip Pout Matte - Starlet Red

Product Review - Lakme Absolute Lip Pout Matte - Starlet Red

   Pros:
- Simple, attractive, compact and travel friendly packaging.
- Mildly scented with pleasant fragrance.
- Packaging and formulation of the lip tint makes for easy application.
- The formula glides over the lips.
- Two - three swipes gives good color payoff.
- Works well on pigmented lips.
- Provides a subtle matte finish.
- It doesn't smudge or bleed from the lips.
- The tint stays put easily for more than 8 hours.
- Doesn't require frequent touchups.
- Leaves a subtle tint on fading.
- Does not settle into lines.
- The formula does not melt in hot weather conditions.
- Available in six bright shades.
- Price is optimal considering the quantity provided.
- Easily available across the nation.

   Cons:
- It isn't transfer proof.
- A bit drying on lips.
- The list of ingredients isn't mentioned.

Product Review - Lakme Absolute Lip Pout Matte - Starlet Red

   Verdict: 4.5/5. Despite these lip tints not being transfer proof; the long staying power of the Lakme Absolute Lip Pout Matte, brilliant color payoff and their availability in variety of trendy shades, make them more than worth a try!

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