Lakme Starlet Red Lip Tint

Lakme Absolute Lip Pout lip tints are available in most Lakme counters and through Paytm and Purplle online and are priced at 650/- INR. I got the shade Starlet Red from one  of the counters at NewU the other day, and after swatching a few shades, settled down on this red, because in my books, one can never have enough reds. There are quite a few shades to choose from, and I am eyeing Victorian Rose from the range as well. Unfortunately, that shade got sold out when I hit the counter, and I decided to pick this one up. 
Lakme Lip Pout Matte Lipstick

What Lakme has to say 


It’s time for the backstage trend to take center stage as Lakme introduces its very own playful take on lip tints. Say hello to Lakmé Absolute Lip Pouts – a chubby lip colour pencil that gives you a luscious tint with a scintillating matte finish. Available in 6 classic matte colours, Lakme Absolute Lip Pouts is your go-to lip tint for that effortlessly vibrant and playful look. 
  • Quick and easy application
  • Matte finish with excellent colour pay off
  • Comfortable application
  • Retractable pencil that requires no sharpener
  • Vibrant matte shades

lakme starlet red swatch

My Take

I felt the Lip Pouts are a rebirth of their lip tints, but the shades are matte rather than glossy and the packaging is slightly more chubbier than the tints. Just open the silver cap, and apply. No sharpening is required, since the lip pout has a twist-up system. The lipstick did not glide as easily as I would have wanted it to, but it improved after the first one-two application. One swipe delivers a semi-sheer finish, and two-three swipes make the shade go opaque. There is a nice vanilla smell, which I liked. It also does not bleed.

lakme starlet red on Indian skin

The Shade 

Oh well, I am all for classic reds, and the shade is a lovely blue-based red without shimmers or glitters, very similar to Ruby Woo from MAC, although not as bright or intense, but rather, more wearable and muted, which makes it great for someone who is looking for a nice red lipstick for office wear. I love the fact that the colour stays on my lips for 4-5 hours easily, and leaves behind a tint which fades after another couple of hours. It has a matte finish, and does dry out my lips slightly, but nothing which my lip balm cannot fix. I like the pigmentation, which is quite good, and the shade turns slightly towards blue when photographed under artificial lights. I love that.

lakme absolute lip pout

Finally, I think I would have to give Lakme Absolute Lip Pout Starlet Red a thumbs up. Its a great colour for those who love reds and do not want a very bright shade, and the colour is something which would suit most skin tones. 

Written by Poorna Banerjee

    1 Comment

  1. ash 2016-11-03 at 11:58 am Reply

    nice collection thanks for sharing with us!!!

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