Lakme Gloss Addict Desert Rose Lipstick Review, Swatch, LOTD

Posted on Nov 4 2014 - 8:37pm by poonam

Lakme Gloss Addict Desert Rose Lipstick Review, Swatch, LOTD

While most of the Indian women start with Lakme lipsticks, I might be the first one to buy a Lakme Lipstick so late. To tell you the truth Lakme lipsticks never caught my fancy rather Maybelline became my first lipstick brand but since the association of Kareena Kapoor with Lakme and launch of Lakme Absolute Range they are improving on their quality and variety (along with the prices :P). Lakme Absolute collection had a recent addition of Gloss Addict lipsticks few months back. Though I am  not a glossy person but the gorgeous shades all girly/pinky kinds and not boring maroons and browns tempted me, So I gave in to purchase my first ever Lakme Lipstick, Lakme Absolute Gloss Addict Desert Rose.

Lakme Absolute Gloss Addict Lipstick Desert Rose Look

Product Claims:

  • Join the gloss revolution! Get addicted to the best of both worlds – Incredible hi-shine of a liquid lip gloss & one stroke application of a lipstick.
  • Introducing Lakmé Absolute Gloss Addict: Created by backstage Experts at Lakmé Fashion Week for Runway-Ready  lips.

Price: Rs 800 for 5 ml

My Experience with Lakme Gloss Addict Desert Rose Lipstick:

Lakme Absolute Gloss Addict Lipstick Desert Rose Review

Shade: Desert Rose is a pretty bright medium rosy pink shade without any cool blue undertones.It is one of those pretty pinks that suits medium Indian skin fairly well with a little dose of makeup. It won’t work for darker divas but would flatter light-medium toned ladies.

Formula: Lakme Gloss addict has a buttery smooth texture that slips beautifully on lips. As the name suggest, It is super glossy and imparts a lip gloss like shine to lips, minus the stickiness common with lip glosses. It feels like a colored lip balm as it feels intensely hydrating to lips and wears comfortably but here is a catch ( the spoiler) the formula requires me to have super smooth and well prepped lips else it will stick to the flakes, giving a streaky application much to my dislike

Pigmentation: Being a Glossy creme lipstick, the pigmentation is just average and has buildable coverage. It gives a sheer pink color in a single swipe and I need at least 3-4 good swipes for the color to cover my lip pigmentation. It doesnt provide that absolute opaque color my lips and I could see my natural lip color peeking through the lipstick. also, with the multiple swipes it starts getting uneven giving slightly splotchy application

Lakme Absolute Gloss Addict Lipstick Desert Rose LOTD

Staying Power: That magnificent glossy shine doesn’t last long and fades as soon as in an hour of application leaving behind a satiny pink stain on lips which was quite surprising as I was not expecting the formula to leave any stain behind. The stain last lasts for another 4-5 hours and pretty much survives the meals, though it fades considerably by that time.

Pros of Lakme Absolute Gloss Addict Lipstick:

  1. Buttery smooth texture
  2. Glides easily on lips
  3. Imparts gloss like shine to lips
  4. Buildable coverage
  5. Keeps lips nourished whole day
  6. Lasts for 5-6 hours on me
  7. Leaves a pinkish stain on lips
  8. Sleek packaging
  9. Great summer lipstick
  10. Available in 15 shades

Cons of Lakme Absolute Gloss Addict Lipstick:

  1. Expensive for a drugstore lipstick
  2. Doesn’t provide opaque coverage
  3. Gets a little splotchy and uneven with multiple swipes
  4. Best applied on prepped lips

Recommendation: Lakme Absolute Gloss Addict Desert Rose is a super glossy rosy pink colored lipstick with buildable coverage. Its super smooth texture and hydrating formula is great for dry lips but it sticks to lip flakes and goes uneven on chapped lips so one needs to pamper her lips well in advance. It makes a gorgeous everyday pink and a great alternative to tacky lip glosses without compromising on the shine and color but it is definitely not the best pick for pigmented lips. Also, price tag of Rs 800 can be a bummer for some. 😛

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Rating: 3.2/5

Have you tried Lakme Absolute Gloss Addict Lipsticks? Do you prefer Glossy finishes over matte?

20 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. SwatiNovember 5, 2014 at 12:31 AM - Reply

    Loved the color on you Poonam! And I loved the glossy effect it gives 🙂
    I just wished it was more decently priced though 🙁

    • poonamNovember 6, 2014 at 10:15 PM - Reply

      Thanks a tonn sweetiee.. yeahh Iliked its shine but the application failed to impress me.. 😛

      Yeah.. better price would have been a saver.. 😀

  2. Nisha@PinkTrendsNovember 5, 2014 at 1:40 AM - Reply

    Though the shade is fine, i would pass as it is not that pigmented and is quite costly.Try 9 to 5 range sometime, it is really good budget range

    • poonamNovember 6, 2014 at 10:06 PM - Reply

      You are right sweetiee.. consodering all the facts it doesnt justify its price tag!!

      Thanks for recco dear.. will try that range!! 🙂

  3. HarineNovember 5, 2014 at 9:41 AM - Reply

    Though its a pretty shade, I didnt like the application.. I love the packaging though

    • poonamNovember 6, 2014 at 10:02 PM - Reply

      The shade ditched me totally with its formula.. had it been good.. it would have qualified to be my fav lipppie.. 😉

  4. purvaNovember 5, 2014 at 2:35 PM - Reply

    I would prefer a matte lipstick over a glossy one anyday..but there is no denying that it looks fantastic on you

    • poonamNovember 6, 2014 at 10:01 PM - Reply

      I keep switching between matte n gloss these days but this has been an disappointment.. 😛 ..

      Aww.. Thanks girlie.. 🙂

  5. Shailja@BeABrideEverydayNovember 6, 2014 at 4:47 PM - Reply

    I like the shade but all other cons stop me from purchasing it.. specially the price and prepped lips things.

    • poonamNovember 6, 2014 at 8:02 PM - Reply

      The shade is prettyy but yes, I also hate the price and the prepping lips things is worst .. 😛

  6. Richa SaxenaNovember 9, 2014 at 10:55 AM - Reply

    wow…This really looks moisturizing nd the color is so lovely….I too wished they were priced better but these look great! 🙂

    • poonamNovember 15, 2014 at 2:58 PM - Reply

      The color is so so prettyy wish it had been a bit more pigmented with better finish!!
      Yes a bit less price would have been best!! 🙂

  7. NandiniNovember 10, 2014 at 1:19 AM - Reply

    Wow!! Looks so so good on you :* but I can’t shell out so much money for a Lakme lipstick! 😐

    • poonamNovember 15, 2014 at 2:52 PM - Reply

      Thanks a lott sweetiiee.. 🙂 🙂 .. even that’s something i hate about it!! Lakme prices.. uffff!!

  8. anubhuti@senseiteveNovember 14, 2014 at 12:12 PM - Reply

    the shade is pretty.. i tried it on lakme counter but didn’t buy it due to cost 🙁

    • poonamNovember 15, 2014 at 2:49 PM - Reply

      Yes , even I love this shade but the price is a bummer.. 😛

  9. NatalyeNovember 17, 2014 at 6:20 AM - Reply

    I have to get a nice pink lip color like this!

    • poonamJanuary 4, 2015 at 10:15 AM - Reply

      I am sure you will rock it sweetie.. 🙂

  10. MeghaJanuary 4, 2015 at 1:25 AM - Reply

    Wow the shade is so pretty but yeah the price is a bummer!

    • poonamJanuary 4, 2015 at 10:14 AM - Reply

      yeahh.. I would have loved it more if it had been afffordable 😛

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