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Lakme Absolute Illuminating Shimmer Brick Coral Review,Swatch,Photos.Lakme Shimmer Bricks were recently introduced under Lakme Absolute Illuminating Makeup Range. I find the blush palette pan particularly attractive with vivid toned powders arrange in rows with subtle pleat-wave pattern. Although I enjoyed using Lakme lip shimmers but eyeshadow palette from Lakme Illuminating range disappointed me. So this time before making my purchase, I read blogs and insta-reviews ( My Instagram – @trystwithvanillagirlblog) to know more about the product. I am using this regularly since past one month and here is my review on same.
Lakme Absolute Illuminating Shimmer Brick Coral Review
Brand Claims:The Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Shimmer Brick is the latest addition to Lakmé’s new range of Illuminating makeup, to create absolute red carpet lustre every day!A blush palette with a hint of shimmer that’s been specially crafted by our backstage expert. With four luminous and silky shades that effortlessly blend into your cheeks. This is your chance to embrace a soft and rosy glow to your face.
Lakme Absolute Illuminating Shimmer Brick has four different color stripes of cheek powders amalgamated horizontally in a single round pan.Packaging has transparent lid that bears the name of the product while the base indicates the shade name and other details. Packaging is compact and sturdy but I would have loved it more with a mirror that becomes handy for touch ups. I really liked the blush powders strip-size as I can easily pick the desired powder with my fluffy eyeshadow blending brush. Although recommended by the brand to sweep through all the four shades together , I prefer using diffferent powders separately.
This limited Sabyasachi edition is launched in two shades Pink and Coral. I picked up Coral as somehow warm-coral tones looks particularly flattering on my medium skin tone. Lakme’s Coral shimmer brick has four blush powders with hint of shimmer.
Starting from the top
Topmost is deep coral shade with subtle rose gold shimmer that blends to warm peach shade with soft illumination.This is beautiful shade for all skin tones , especially on medium to olive skin tones. Shade looks slightly daunting in the pan for underlying reddish hues but it blends imparting lovely coral color to cheeks.
Second from the top is peach-toned gold powder that is a beautiful highlighter shade when used individually.On blending , I imparts subtle illumination with a sheer hint of peach color. I love to pair it up as cheek bone highlighter with more pigmented blush powders in pan especially topmost one. Shimmer is finely milled , does not travel on face and is pretty subtle for day wear. It highlights without accentuating appearance of pores.
Third from the top is is this lovely bronzer shade which can either be used alone to achieve sun kissed look or can be paired up with blush powders in palette to create subtle contour.This particular shade can be used as blush highlighter on Olive skin tones as on blending it highlights with hint of brown color and gold shimmer . Whereas when used as bronzer an fair to medium skin , I suggest applying it in layer to build on intensity as desired.
Bottom most is the strip of peach toned blush highlighter which blends to impart subtle peachy glow on cheeks. It can be used as blush itself or can be paired with rich color blushes of same tone. Nevertheless to mention, shimmer in this is also finely milled and adds iridescence that its the skin from within.
I get warm coral flush with hint of glow when I swirl my blush brush in all the four powders together.
Texture of Lakme Illuminating Shimmer brick is smooth and all the powders are effectively picked up by Real Techniques Contour/Blush brushes.Blush powders are soft -textured but not to the point of crumbling.Powders have sheer to medium pigmentation and blends seamlessly with glowing iridescent finish. I really love the texture which unlike many baked highlighters do not accentuate appearance of pores. It stays – bright and briliant-on my cheeks for 4-5 hours , after that It starts fading and needs touch up.
VANILLA RATINGS 9/10
Lakme Absolute Illuminating Shimmer Brick in Coral is beautiful blush palette of peach -coral – bronzer- gold powders. All the four powders can be used together or separately a s blush,bronzer & highlighter respectively.Texture of powders is smooth and easy to blend.It is a versatile products the blush powders will work equally good as eyeshadows. The shades in pan are carefully assembled to impart lovely peachy coral color with illumination that will especially compliment Indian skin tones while catering its audience across all the skin complexions. It is an affordable product for that versatility and must have for beginners kit. Considering the vivid shades with shimmer and iridescent finish , it is a great buy for bridal kits or festive season. Recommended!!
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