Saturday, 29 August 2015

The Lakme Absolute Lip Pout -- Raving Red Review, Swatches and FOTD 

Hey everyone :)
The Lakme Absolute Lip Pouts have just got released and I ended up picking a gorgeous bluish red shade -- Raving Red!

Lakme Absolute Lip Pout -- Raving Red, outer cover

How lakme describes its newest lip pouts as:



It’s time for the backstage trend to take center stage as Lakme introduces its very own playful take on lip tints. Say hello to Lakmé Absolute Lip Pouts - a chubby lip colour pencil that gives you a luscious tint with a scintillating matte finish. Available in 6 classic matte colours, Lakme Absolute Lip Pouts is your go-to lip tint for that effortlessly vibrant and playful look.

Key Features

How To Apply:

  • Step 1: Pull out the cap.
  • Step 2: Start applying from the centre of your upper lip.
  • Step 3: Work from the centre towards the outer edges of your lip, following the contours of your mouth.
  • Step 4: Glide across the entire bottom lip.
The lip pouts come housed in a crayon like packaging in a similar colour as the lip pout itself. It is fun and very convenient.

Lakme Absolute Lip Pout -- Raving Red, exterior

The self sharpening lip pout is a boon for the girl on the go-- you can throw this in your bag and one swipe can change your look totally.
The lip pouts come covered in a steel cap which keeps the color protected and adds the right hit of oomph.
Gorgeous packaging, I must say.
The color is a bluish toned red, almost hinging towards pink. The pigmentation is buildable -- you can swipe once for a light hint of colour, or a couple more times for a stronger tint. On a deeper swipe, it covers pigmentation and dry patches very well and gives an even textured, velvety finish. It doesn't bleed or feather on prolonged use, just stays put without being too drying or uncomfortable.

Lakme Absolute Lip Pout -- Raving Red, tint colour

The texture, despite of being a matte colour is incredibly comfortable -- it does not highlight dry patches and wears very smoothly, without any tugging.
It stayed on my non prepped, non lined lips for more than 5 hours, fading slightly with a meal I had. It fades off completely after 6 hours and leaves a light tint behind. The bonus is, in the course of its wear time I didn't have to wear a lip balm as my lips didn't get stretchy and dry, my common grief with matte lipstick!
The lip pout is absolutely glamorous and brightens up my wheatish skin tone easily. It will flatter fair to deeper medium tones. One con is it doesn't cover pigmented lips well on a single swipe, they might need a liner underneath to show the true colour.
On the whole, the convenience and  the smooth velvety finish, non feathering and long stay makes it a winner for me. Not to say, the attractive price point!
And here's my FOTD wearing the lip pout:
 Products used:
Lakme Absolute Mattreal Mousse Foundation in 03 Golden Medium
Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner in Black
Lakme Rose Powder in Warm Rose
Lakme Absolute Lip Pout: Raving Red, single swipe

Lakme Absolute Lip Pout -- Raving Red, single swipe

On 3-4 swipes of the Lip Pout:

Lakme Absolute Lip Pout -- Raving Red, multiple swipe

Verdict: 4.5/5
Price: INR 650