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Lakme Absolute Illuminating Lip Shimmer Crimson Blink

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Hey y’all!

This is my favorite time of the year, with all the major Indian festivals coming in together!!

It’s time to bring out all the ethnic clothes and time to shine!

So why not bling out your lips too, after all, the world is going crazy sticking glitter on their lips currently! Thank you Pat McGrath for presenting the world with the craziness!

So today I am doing a quick review of one of the Lip Shimmer lipsticks that Lakme launched this year, keeping up with the global trend!


Price: INR 700 for 3.6g


Product Description:    A crème lipstick that delivers rich color pay off with a reflective shimmer finish, Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Lip Shimmer is available in 15 glamorous shades. Specially crafted by Lakmé Experts, the lipsticks possess micro-mirror technology giving you a precious pout!


My Experience:  First off, I have to say, Lakme has finally stepped up on their packaging! This lipstick comes packaged in its individual black cardboard box with product details printed on it.

The actual product is cased in a uber chic black casing with a tinted transparent lid! The product name & details are mentioned on a white sticker at the bottom.

The lipstick bullet is a sleek cylinder, with a flat-out slant tip. This reminds me of the MAC Lipstensity lipsticks that are coming soon or their Mineralize range. It’s a common way of shaping the bullet, though not my favorite. I much prefer it to have a pointed tip like the MAC lipsticks, so that i can shape my cupid’s bow with it.

Lakme Absolute Illuminating Lip Shimmer Crimson Blink

One look at the lipstick and you can see several glitter particles in the product. These glitter particles are also transferred to the skin & are quite visible on swatching these lipsticks too. If you follow me on social media, you must have seen the short video clip of all the swatches of these lip shimmers.


Its quite commendable that the glitters are not just for show, but are quite apparent when the product is applied. This itself shows you that lakme has done a good job with the formulation.

The product has an obvious bubblegum fragrance, which may or may not offend you. There is no taste once these are applied but the scent remains for a while.

The pigmentation is decent, but i needed about 2 layers to cover up my slightly pigmented lips. I would advise you to apply a lip-concealer underneath the lipstick if you have heavy pigmentation on your lips.

Lakme Absolute Illuminating Lip Shimmer Crimson Blink

The product has a smooth creamy finish, and it applies quite easily without any tugs or pulls. The glitter particles are very finely milled, so they do not feel rough at all while application. However, it does tend to settle in the fine lines of the lips.

The longevity of these is just about decent as you can expect from any creme lipstick. They do transfer and fade after a meal. They last for about 2-3 hours on me without any snacking in between.

This product is not waterproof. It can be easily removed with soap water. Some shades do stain though and will need use of an oil based remover.

Lakme Absolute Illuminating Lip Shimmer Crimson Blink

The shade that i bought is called Crimson Blink. Its a warm, orange based red with gold & red micro-glitter. This kind of shades suits best to tan/deep skin tones in my opinion( over NC 40). On me, it can look a bit over the top or garish and i would dare to wear it only during some Indian festival.

There are 15 gorgeous shades to choose from, so can’t complain on this.

Lakme Absolute Illuminating Lip Shimmer Crimson Blink

Over all, it’s laudable that LAKME has launched something to the tune of current global fashion trends. Metallic & Glitter lips are HUGE right now and you can get your fashion fix right here in India, that too at this price point. Indian festive season is the perfect time to get your bling on, so why not give these a try!!

Having said that, if metallic lips are not your thing, then this range is completely passable for you.

I would give these a 4/5 !

Have you tried this range?

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