I love a good matte lip color, because they stay on for a long time without retouching. Lakme Absolute Lip Pout matte crayons were launched last year and I absolutely loved the formula as well as packaging. This time the brand collaborated with ace fashion designer Masaba Gupta to launch 10 new shades in peppy packaging. I couldn’t stop myself from picking few shades.
Crayons come in 5 different designs and each has two shades, which doesn’t make much sense to me honestly. The crayons have opaque packaging and the shade name is written on the bottom.
Shades – Now coming back to the good as well as sad part of the collection. The collection has 10 shades out of which 4 are various shades of red, two pinks, two neutrals , one orange and one purple. All the shades are indian skintone friendly and would suit almost all skin tones. However I would have loved to see more shades and not 4 shades of red.
Texture & Formula – Now the texture of Lakme Masaba Absolute Lip Pout Matte is matte but smooth. These glide on smoothly without tugging or pulling and feel comfortable. I don’t like drying matte formulas because of forever dry lips. The formula is smooth and doesn’t look crumbly or dry on the lips and give smooth finish.
I am still in love with Faces Ultime Pro Matte Lip Crayons because of their color range, formula & staying power.
Pigmentation – All the shades are decently pigmented except bubble pink which needs layering. Rest most of the dark shades are quite pigmented and cover darkness on the lips well.
Staying Power – The staying power varies from shade to shade and is anywhere between 4-6 hours.
You can watch my Youtube Video for lip swatches
Lakme Masaba Absolute Lip Pout Matte Lip Color is priced at Rs 750 , available Online
So I think these are good but not exceptional lip products. Shade range is limited with too many similar shades. There are so many matte lip crayons in the market at the moment that Lakme Masaba Absolute Lip Pout Matte Lip Color might get a tough competition.
Rating : 3.7/5