It is officially winter in Pune, I had to bring out my fuzzy socks and a sweater during the day! Scarf season is here! ^_^
This is also the time for comfortable moisturising lipsticks and here’s one product that fits the bill. Lakme Absolute Lip Tint in Orange Tease came out last year. I’m not exactly sure if these are limited edition because I can still see them online or on counters. The shade Orange Tease is a bright orange with a slight coral tint. It’s not neon but it’s definitely bright.
If you love this colour, Revlon’s Matte Balm in Striking is similar but more intense. Nyx Butter Gloss in Peach Cobbler is a bit more pink and Mac Morange is just straight up bright orange.
The pigmentation is a bit inconsistent throughout the range but this shade is very pigmented when layered. You can get full opaque coverage with 2-3 swipes. It’s soft to apply, doesn’t bleed or accentuate problem areas. You can comfortably wear this in winters if you have chapped lips.
The staying power is average but similar to other sheer lip crayons. It lasts around 3-4 hours and doesn’t leave a stain behind. It will pretty much get wiped out if you have a heavy meal.
The packaging is alright, it’s not bad but the lid does feel a bit flimsy. I like that it’s retractable like the other lip crayons. You get 2g of product which seems a little less for Rs. 800. When it first launched this price seem completely out o the ballpark but a lot of recent lip products from drugstore brands seem to be priced at the 700-800 range. But you can find Lakme products on sale pretty often, so always look for a bargain.
If I had to compare overall, these are a little less moisturizing than the Clinique Chubby Sticks but more pigmented, yet not as pigmented as Chubby Stick Intense. The lip crayons like Revlon Lacquer Balm, Bourjois Color Boost, the ones from Rimmel and L’oreal are pretty much in the same boat for me as this. An hour of wear time here or there really doesn’t make that big a difference for me.
Photos and swatches below!
L-R | Lakme Absolute Lip Tint – Orange Tease | Revlon Matte Balm – Striking | Nyx Butter Gloss – Peach Cobbler | YSL Rouge Volupte Shine – Corail in Touch | Mac – Morange