Lakme is on a roll with new products this year. The latest range is Gloss Addict or Skin Gloss which has skincare and makeup. Absolute Gloss Addict are sheer glossy lipsticks and the variety of shades are actually really nice.
Lakme Absolute Gloss Addict in Desert Rose is bright warm pink shade. It’s not coral, nor is it cool toned, it’s in the middle and I’m a bit surprised I don’t have any shade like it already; it looks pretty dupeable. Although it’s bright it’s quite wearable as it’s sheer and not close at all to being a neon.
In comparison, Chanel Coquette and Maybelline Coral Lustre are just as bright but more coral. Mac Mineralize in Lady at Play is a lot more vibrant and also more coral. YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in Pink in Devotion is the closest I have but it is a cool toned pink.
As you might have guessed, the lipstick is sheer but buildable. With 3-4 swipes I get it opaque colour but the underlying pigmentation does change the colour a bit. Atleast on my pigmented lips, I don’t get true colour. Some of the darker shades in the range are a lot more pigmented though and this isn’t an issue.
It’s very smooth and glides easily on the lips. It doesn’t settle into lines either. It’s pretty lightweight and comfortable on the lips, not sticky at all.
In comparison, Revlon lip butters are a bit more balmy while something like the YSL Rouge Volupte range are a lot more pigmented and creamy. I also like the wet glossy finish.
These stay on the lips for around 4-5 hours if you don’t eat or drink. They’re prone to transferring so you would need to reapply it a few times if you plan on wearing these throughout the day. It isn’t heavily scented but there is a mild candy like fragrance.
Considering the price, Rs.800 for 4ml, the packaging is really sub par and flimsy. It looks nice but the plastic cap is very light and the entire tube is a bit wobbly. Not sure if it’s just with mine but, I have the shade Red Carpet which also faces the same issue.
Overall, it’s a good sheer lipstick and buying it entirely depends on your personal budget. Quality wise it’s pretty close to most sheer glossy lipsticks and I suppose the only downside for me is the packaging.
Photos and swatches below!
Image Above : 3-4 swipes on the left and 1 swipe on the right
L-R | Lakme Absolute Gloss Addict – Desert Rose | Mac Mineralize – Lady At Play | Chanel Rouge Allure – Coquette | Maybelline Colorsensational Hi Shine – Coral Lustre | YSL Rouge Volupte Shine – Pink in Devotion
Name: Absolute Gloss Addict
Brand : Lakme
Colour : Desert Rose
Product Amount : 4ml
Pigmentation : Sheer to medium coverage
Consistency : Thin
Finish and Texture : Creamy and glossy
Durability : Lasts 4-5 hours.
Fragrance : –
Shelf Life : 2 yrs
Price : Rs. 800
Overall : 4/5