This is going to be a quick review of a lipstick that was supposed to go up about three months ago!
You all probably recognize the Lakme Enrich Satin Lipstick. I just think Lakme lipsticks are so engraved in memory because all the moms and aunts used to have them. I remember the green packaging from the 90’s. Anyway, I digress. These lipsticks are possibly the most affordable at the moment and their creamy formula is actually really good.
Lakme Enrich Satin Lipstick in 129 is a really great nude shade for Indian skintones. It’s has that mix of brown and pink which is just right. It won’t wash you out. It’s very similar to Mac Mocha but more pink. If you’ve felt like Mac Mocha is too brown for you, give this one a try for sure. It’s also darker and more pink than Maybelline My Mahogany. However, Lakme 9 to 5 in Coffee Command and the L’oreal Moist Matte in Maple Mocha are just straight up brown.
The formula is very creamy and a bit thick. It can feel very heavy to wear when it’s humid but in winters it feels great. Despite being thick it can emphasize chapped lips and in general this is easier to apply on moisturized lips. If I had to compare the formula, I find it closest to the Maybelline Moisture Rich range, similar in quality and price.
It lasts well for 5-6 hours but can transfer easily. It definitely won’t survive a meal so you’d have to reapply a few times a day. Still, I feel like if you don’t mind touching up, it’s one of the most inexpensive office appropriate shades. The finish is satin, not quite matte but it has a sheen.
Well, the packaging is honestly very shoddy and the lid never seems to fit properly, but I’m not complaining much because this costs Rs.230 for 4.4g of product. Also, the bullet is kinda prone to breaking so it’s best to handle it gently.
Photos and swatches below!
Name: Enrich Satin
Brand : Lakme
Colour : 129
Product Amount : 4.4g
Pigmentation : Heavy
Consistency : Thick and creamy
Finish and Texture : As a bit of a glossy sheen
Durability : Lasts 5-6 hours
Fragrance : Artificial floral scent, not too strong though.
Price : Rs. 230
Overall : 3.5/5