A few days back Lakme too introduced its own version of a liquid lipstick. Though they are little late for the competition as almost every brand already have their liquid lipsticks. But its better late than never. The brand introduced their Matte Melt Lip Colors with 8 shades. Today I will be sharing my experience with ‘Lakme Absolute Matte Melt Liquid Lip Color Firestarter Red’.
Price: Rs 750 for 6 ml of product (BUY HERE)
Available in 8 vivid shades that stunningly complement Indian skin tones, the all-new Lakmé Absolute Matte Melt Liquid Lip Color is has a velvet matte texture and delivers a lush, suede-like finish. The formula is weightless and feels feather-light on your lips with an intense color payoff. Longwear by nature, it also lasts through the day.
Lakme Absolute Matte Melt Lip Colors come in a transparent cylindrical tube with a black colored screw on lid. There is nothing too fancy about the packaging, but it is at least sturdy and safe to travel with. The tube is further packed inside a black cardboard box which contains the details about the product. The name and the number of the lipstick are mentioned on the base of the tube, but they are too small to read easily. Thankfully the tubes are transparent and it is not required to read the label every time before selecting the desired color.
My Experience with Lakme Absolute Matte Melt Liquid Lip Color Firestarter Red:
Firestarter Red is the only red of the collection. It is a true red shade which looks beautiful with both Indian as well as Western outfits. This is not an everyday shade but as it is not too in your face red it can be worn for daytime parties too. Formulation-wise, Firestarter Red is similar to Crazy Tangerine. It is creamy to apply but dries matte. Once it is completely dry, the color is transfer-proof. The color does not dry lips nor does it makes them feel heavy.
Unfortunately, the staying power of the color is average. It is transfer proof, so it can stay for a good 4-5 hours without a meal or even with a light meal, but the color can not stand a full meal. After a proper meal, the color fades from the inner sections of the lips making them look awkward. Thankfully, the color is easy to reapply and can be reapplied whenever necessary.
Firestarter Red is a good color to try from the range, but I personally have too many reds, some of which have better formula as compared to this one, so I won’t repurchase it.
Pros of Lakme Absolute Matte Melt Liquid Lip Color Firestarter Red:
- Easy availability
- Sturdy travel-friendly packaging
- Beautiful red shade
- Decent pigmentation
- Do not dry lips
- Do not feel heavy on lips
- Easy to reapply
Cons of Lakme Absolute Matte Melt Liquid Lip Color Firestarter Red:
- Fades from the inner sections of the lips after a full meal
- Might not be the best for every skin tone