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You wished, and I granted. Today’s review is on Lakme’s Absolute Sculpt Hi-Definition Matte Lipsticks – lippers to die for if you’re into everything matte, but more on that in just a short bit!

Lipsticks speak femininity like no other. Women with higher levels of estrogen tend to have fuller, naturally colored lips indicating health, fertility, and attractiveness. Basically, nature’s way of announcing your arrival on the dating scene. And luckily for us, our ancestors seem to have caught on to this secret right about the time they discovered fire (no, seriously :P). From using crushed gemstones to crushed bugs (eww), and some algae, beeswax, and plant dyes in between, we’ve definitely come a heck of a long way in choosing what we apply to our lips and how. And leading this bandwagon here in India is none other than Lakme.

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I’m a sucker for matte lipsticks. Since my personal sense of style tends to sway towards clean cut silhouettes with minimal makeup, matte lipsticks are a great addition to my makeup kit. Plus, there’s much to be said about owning a power look too, which matte lipsticks help you achieve, whether at work, or a day out. Speaking of which, there’s been much ado about Lakme’s Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Lipsticks of late. Considering the buzz, they were definitely worth a shot and boy, they did not disappoint

Inspired from the pinnacle of high fashion in India, the Lakme Fashion Week, the Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition matte lipsticks have been designed as ‘your go to professional product that provides nothing less than an expert finish’. With this particular range, you can forget rushing to the nearest ladies’ room for a quick touch up thanks to its intense color formula. It promises a high color payoff with just one stroke. Available in 30 gorgeous shades, if you’re in the market for ‘a chiseled long wear experience with rich matte finish’, one stroke of contoured perfection from this range is all you need!

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Matte Lipstick Packaging

Considering that Lakme has been marketing the Absolute Sculpt range under their high fashion collection, the packaging reflects that spirit too. Contained within sleek silver tubes that might just remind you of gunmetal (cuz fashion slays, geddit?), each lipstick bullet pops out with a click when twisted up (a feature that seems to be unique to this range, but the significance of which is lost on me). A transparent cap tops off the case, while the shade name can be found at the base of the lipstick. Nothing really pathbreaking, if you ask me, but hey, it isn’t who we are on the outside but what we are on the inside that counts, right? 😉

Also, call it the heart of a writer or whatever, but the first thing I absolutely loved about the Absolute Sculpt Matte lipsticks were their shade names. I love love LOVE word play, and when something has names like ‘peach pout’ and ‘pink me up’, it does make me smile in appreciation. Brownie points for that!

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Matte Lipstick Features

If you’ve been eying these lippers for a while now, here’s a quick rundown on why you should consider getting them already:

  • Matte texture and finish
  • High color payoff in one stroke with the most vibrant shades
  • Long lasting formula
  • Contoured lips
  • Available in a range of trendy and glamorous shades
  • Created and recommended by backstage experts

Pros

  • Gorgeous matte finish
  • High color payoff right from the first application
  • Lightweight, settles easily on the lips
  • Good staying power

Cons

  • Starts to bleed if not applied right
  • Not waterproof
  • Ingredients not mentioned
  • Certain shade names are misleading

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Matte Lipstick Review

Lakme’s Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Matte lipsticks seem to have been tailormade for the needs of the modern woman. Bringing fashion from the runways of the Lakme Fashion Week to your everyday life, Lakme’s Absolute Sculpt range has a wide collection of reds, pinks, browns, and some other colors to cater to a wide assortment of people. With a high color payoff for an intense sculpted look, these lightweight lipsticks start creating their magic right from the first application. What I love best about these lippers is that they announce sophistication and class in every stroke, and are better suited to women aiming for a more mature look.

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Matte Lipstick Shades

Now, with over 30 different shades in their collection, choosing the right shade can be quite the task. To make things a little easy for you, we’ve picked 25 of their best selling shades for discussion here. Can’t wait to get started? Me neither!

1. Burgundy Affair

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Matte Lipstick Shades - Burgundy Affair

Color – Red with brown undertones
Texture – Velvety smooth, lightweight
Longevity – 6 hours, give or take. Lesser with meals.
Suitable For – Olive to brown complexions

Lakme plays to the wedding galleries with this particular shade they’ve named ‘Burgundy Affair’. A warm red with brown undertones, this shade is a good match for those looking for red lipsticks that complement traditional attire. And while the richness of the color would mean it can be worn by just about any skin type, I do feel that the olive to brown complexioned women would be able to carry this off better.

Buy Burgundy Affair For Rs.419.00 @www.amazon.in/Burgundy Affair 

2. Cinnamon Charm

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Matte Lipstick Shades - Cinnamon Charm

Color – Brown with red undertones
Texture – Velvety smooth, lightweight
Longevity – 6 hours, give or take. Lesser with meals.
Suitable For – All Indian skin tones

The ‘Cinnamon Charm’ is a beautiful rust brown matte with red undertones. Suitable for all skin types, this particular shade especially comes through on women with warmer skin tones. Ideal for an evening out with a date, or a corporate luncheon, this is the color for those women who like to keep it sophisticated.

Buy Cinnamon Charm For Rs.750.00 @www.amazon.in/Cinnamon Charm 

3. Classic Rose

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Matte Lipstick Shades - Classic Rose

Color – Red
Texture – Velvety smooth, lightweight
Longevity – 6 hours, give or take. Lesser with meals.
Suitable For – All Indian skin tones

The shade ‘Classic Rose’ is precisely what it promises – a classic shade of red. What I love about this particular shade is that it is a no fuss, no muss red that is bright without being flashy. If you’re a woman that loves her reds, this is a shade you definitely don’t want to miss out on.

Buy Classic Rose For Rs.000.00 @www.amazon.in/Classic Rose 

4. Coco Shot

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Matte Lipstick Shades - Coco Shot

Color – Brown with mauve undertones
Texture – Velvety smooth, lightweight
Longevity – 6 hours, give or take. Lesser with meals
Suitable For – Cool toned fair to wheatish complexions

Don’t be misled by the name of this shade, Coco Shot is more of a mauve leaning towards brown than an outright brown shade. A neutral shade that isn’t too extravagant (and hence, perfect for the summer!), Coco Shot might be better suited to women of fair to wheatish complexion with cool undertones. Darker complexioned women may use this shade with a couple of extra applications to build up color (fair warning though, the color might just be a wash out).

Buy Coco Shot For Rs.680.00 @www.amazon.in/Classic Rose 

5. Coral Flare

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Matte Lipstick Shades - Coral Flare

Color – Orange with red undertones
Texture – Velvety smooth, lightweight
Longevity – 6 hours, give or take. Lesser with meals.
Suitable For – All complexions

Another slightly misleading name, the ‘Coral Flare’ isn’t an absolute coral shade, rather a pretty orange with red undertones. Suitable for a preppy, fresh look, this shade can be used by women of any complexion for a fun, youthful vibe.

Buy Coral Flare For Rs.429.00 @www.amazon.in/Classic Rose 

6. Crimson Touch

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Matte Lipstick Shades - Crimson Touch

Color – Red-Pink
Texture – Velvety smooth, lightweight
Longevity – 6 hours, give or take. Lesser with meals.
Suitable For – Cool toned complexions

In my humble opinion, the very abundance of reds in Lakme’s Absolute Matte range is both a blessing and a curse. The ‘Crimson Touch’ shade is yet another red but with dark pink undertones. Suitable for cool complexioned women, use this particular red if you dislike the other reds for standing out too much.

Buy Crimson Touch For Rs.439.00 @www.amazon.in/Classic Rose

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