Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Matte Lipstick In Rose Bloom || Review & Swatch
I am addicted to Lakme’s 9 to 5 creaseless matte lipsticks and wanted to try their new range the ‘ Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition 9 to 5 matte’ range . I picked up ‘Rose Bloom’ which is a beautiful warm toned red with coral undertones. It might look different on others as it varies from one person to another person . Even though I wanted to try a neutral or a pink shade I ended up buying this a YouTube makeup guru recommended this and stated this as one of the best shade among the whole range.
Pink caress was on my wish list for quite some time but when I checked the swatches of ‘Rose Bloom’ on youtube I was sold . I bought the lipstick online and was unsure of how the shade would actually fare on my lips.
Price:I think they are priced quite high . They retail for INR 750 for 3.7 gm and that’s quite high for an affordable brand Lakme is known for. But given there re loads of discounts going on Lakme always i can ignore the pricing. I got mine for flat 40% off!
Travel friendly & Sturdy?The packaging of these is okay and has a transparent cap which makes it easier to select the shade. The gunmetal packaging is quite sturdy and the lipstick bullet doesn’t melt even in extreme weather conditions which is really a great thing. The great packaging has made this one of my favorite picks whenever I have to travel. The cap closes with a sound of ‘click’ that ensures we have closed the lid safely.
Pigmented enough?Great great GREAT color pay off ! Single swipe is way more than enough and you would never need a second swipe. The vibrant shade looks vivid and opaque on lips without weighing the lips down ! It starts a creamy finish but turns into matte after a couple of minutes. I loved the intense pigmentation of this Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Matte Lipstick In Rose Bloom !
As these lipsticks have a matte formula they tend to dry and accentuate fine lines after sometime which is why you need to prep your lips before applying this. I would suggest a lip balm as using a li balm makes it way too creamier instead exfoliate your lips real well and if you have real dry lips use a gloss over the lipstick! They do feel feather light on the lips which is a good thing!
This lipstick was quite a letdown in terms of color as I had a lot of similar shades already in my makeup collection but when it came to the texture and longevity of the lipstick I was genuinely surprised ! It was smooth and non existent on my lips. One single swipe covered any pigmentation and gave my lips a sculpt pouty finish ! the shade however reminded me of Starlet Red from Lakme Lip pout range and NYX matte lip cream in Amsterdam. The texture is super smooth and you don’t need a lip balm underneath. The pigmentation is Awesome ! The lipstick stays on for about 5-6 hours without meals and fades away with meals in between. It does tend to leave a tint which i personally Love !
Shade Selection:Many of the shades from this range look similar to other shades and hence its better if you try the shades in person rather than buying them watching the lip swatches on YouTube or internet. Also be careful to not end up picking similar shades. I quite liked that they have 15 shades to choose from but almost 6-7 would look similar to the other shades on my lips.
Other Shades In my Wish list from the Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi Definition Matte Lipstick:
Pink Caress:I have heard so many good reviews about this one from the lakme absolute sculpt studio range ! My next lakme lip color buy is certainly going to be this one !
Tangerine Lush:I am loving orange shades and this one looks quite fun and interesting!
Pink Me up:This is stunning bright hot pink shade and I so want to get my hands on this as it would be perfect for summers!
Final thoughts :I have lipsticks in similar colors which put me off but I would certainly like to try a few more shades from the range as I was amazed by the formula of these lipsticks. Though they aren’t transfer proof they give good opaque coverage and turn into complete matte finish after 8 minutes of application. They do survive light snacks and look pretty on my lips ! the color of these lipsticks hugs the lips and apply smoothly on my lips. Overall I would say the formula is worth giving a try and the best part is you can find many of the shades on sale at Nykaa and jabong all the time. Do give other shades a try from Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Matte Lipstick Range and if you are a red lipstick lover this one’s a must buy girl !
Have you tried Lakme’s Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi definition Matte Lipstick Range? Which is your favorite lip color shade?