Today’s post is Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Lip Color Smooth Merlot Review,Swatch,Photos
Lakme India launched 15 vibrant shades of Argan Oil infused lipsticks on break of 2017 somewhere around Valentine . I have witnessed nourishing properties of Argan Oil in various skincare and haircare products that I have used in past. I was really excited to try out this new launch by Lakme primarily for the formula and slightly for the luxe gold packaging too. I bought Smooth Merlot 06 as I was looking for sophisticated red shade that I can wear all the year round. For more on this lipstick,keep reading !!
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Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Lip Color Smooth Merlot Review
Brand Claims:The power of traditional argan oil, now in your favourite lipstick. Say hello to Argan Oil infused lip colors, the all new invention by Lakmé. These lipsticks nourish your lips while delivering intense color. The best of both worlds is now a reality with its nourishing power as well as rich pigments. It has a beautiful creamy texture that gives your lips a smooth and silky finish. Available in 15 vibrant shades that complement all Indian skin tones, Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Lip Color is where the power of argan oil comes to life!Argan oil as a base makes for a wonderful lip treatment – almost like a replacement for chap sticks/lip balms. They can heal cracked lips and also keep them soft, smooth and conditioned. The use of this argan oil based lipstick during the cold seasons is perfect to prevent rough and dry lips.
Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Lip Colors are slant topped , creamy lipsticks housed in gold finish lipstick case with standard swiveling mechanism. Lipstick arrived in ‘ Signature Lakme Absolute’ black cardboard box which bears information about the lipstick including its name. Although packaging looks bulky for metallic gold finish but it is really light weight and functional. Lipstick lid shuts tight and bullet retracts back with audible snap that makes the packaging travel friendly.
Smooth merlot is gorgeous brick red shade that will suit all skin tones . Women of all age groups will love this lip shade which can be used all the year around. For FOTD in post, I have paired this up with Lakme Absolute Shimmer Brick in shade Coral as blush on my cheeks. I have used golden strip in the shimmer palette to highlight my cheek bones for this makeup look. I really loved the way red on my lips and golden hues on my cheeks compliment with each other. I can’t wait to do Festive Indian makeuplook using this gorgeous red lipstick.
Texture of Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Lip Color Smoot merlot is rich creamy and has faint vanilla scent. Being infused with Argan oil , lipstick glides on my lips smoothly and feels quite moisturizing on lips.Smooth Merlot has luxurious rich pigmentation and I get complete opacity on my lips in single swipe.It applies with lovely creamy satin finish with hint of shine.Formula thickens on lips , therefore does not bleed or smudge although it transfers with touch of feather. Considering the intense pigmentation of lipstick, formula thankfully wears comfortable on lips and doesn’t feel heavy.Lipstick color stays for 4-5 hours on lips without fading with minimal eating in between although shine disappears after 2 hours. Lipstick fades uniformly leaving behind red tint that comes out easily with good makeup remover.
Although formula does not bleed as such, I still suggest defining lips with same toned lipliner.As especially in this hot humid weather, creamy lip formulas tend to melt and smear. My second tip will be to wipe off the stain on lips completely before reapplication for even defined lips.
VANILLA RATINGS 9/10
I loved Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Lip Color Smoot Merlot for its creamy texture , intense pigmentation and gorgeous red shade with brownish undertones that will look flattering on all skin tones. It feels moisturizing on lips and applies smoothly without drag. Lipstick does not bleed as such but transfers on cutlery/cups. It lasts for 4-5 hours on my lips with minimal eating in between although I lose it completely with full meal. I loved this lipstick for its shade and texture. These lipstick range is ideal pick for those with dry lips and for winters . Being enriched with Argan oil , they must be gentle on dry chapped lips.I am keen to pick couple of more shades from this collection ;-)). A must check out collection!!
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Have you tried Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Lip Colors? Which shade/shades you have picked and How was your experience? How do you like this shade Smooth Merlot?Share your thoughts with me in comments below