Lakme Absolute Matte Ultimate Lip Color swatches

Lakme Absolute Matte Ultimate Lip Color Review and swatches

Lipsticks are one of the key parts of our everyday beauty routine and let’s face it, it’s usually the only part of it on most busy mornings. A bold bright lipstick alone can make your face pop without having to do much else while making you look fresh and younger. Lakmé is one of the oldest and most trusted beauty brands in India.

A classic favorite since our mothers’ times, this brand has maintained its position in the Indian beauty industry by regularly introducing trendy beauty products that can fit beautifully into the everyday life of every generation. The new Lakmé Absolute Matte Ultimate Lip Color with Argan Oil introduced at the Lakmé Fashion Week 2019, is a classic matte bullet lipstick with a moisturizing argan oil core which gives you the perfect matte texture without ever drying out your lips.

Lakmé Product Description

“Lakmé Absolute introduces a new Matte Ultimate Lip Color with Argan oil – a glamorous matte lipstick range suited for every occasion. From deep plum to fierce red, the collection comprises of 12 trendy shades with a lightweight formula enriched with luxe argan oil that nourishes your lips and keeps it from drying. Every bullet has a soft velvety matte texture that comfortably sits on your lips and provides a bold, intense color payoff. Sport a sensational pout with the ultimate matte lip color!”. Now let’s evaluate if the lipstick follows through on its lofty promises.


₹800 for 3.4g


Lakmé has always won hearts with its chic packaging. The new lip range comes in an elegant matte black rectangular packaging with a color-coded bottom.

The lipstick itself comes in a regal gold bullet with the Lakmé Absolute logo elegantly imprinted on it and the shade name and number mentioned discreetly on the bottom. It’s classy sleek yet durable packaging makes it extremely attractive and travel-friendly.


The unique collection comprises of twelve diverse trendy shades including nudes, pinks, browns, mauves, and reds specifically catering to the Indian skin tone.

The names of the shades are – Red Extreme, Sinful Cherry, Petal Pink, Rose Pink, Rouge Splash, Berry Boost, Orchid Pink, Delicious Plum, Brunch Nude, Chocolate Brownie, Royal Rush, and Orange County.

Lakme Absolute Matte Ultimate Lip Color Red Extreme Swatches

Lakme Absolute Matte Ultimate Lip Color sinful cherry Swatches

Lakme Absolute Matte Ultimate Lip Color petal pink Swatches

Lakme Absolute Matte Ultimate Lip Color Rouge splash Swatches

Lakme Absolute Matte Ultimate Lip Color Berry Boost Swatches

Lakme Absolute Matte Ultimate Lip Color Orchid Pink Swatches

Lakme Absolute Matte Ultimate Lip Color Delicious plum Swatches

Lakme Absolute Matte Ultimate Lip Color Brunch Nude Swatches

Lakme Absolute Matte Ultimate Lip Color Red Extreme Swatches

Lakme Absolute Matte Ultimate Lip Color Chocolate Brownie Swatches

Lakme Absolute Matte Ultimate Lip Color Royal RushSwatches

Lakme Absolute Matte Ultimate Lip Color Orange County Swatches

Lakme Absolute Matte Ultimate Lip Color swatches

Most of these shades can be worn even during the daytime or to work without looking overwhelming. There’s something for everyone for every occasion in this range, whether it’s a date night or a casual hangout. My personal favorites are Delicious Plum and Royal Rush.

Texture and Application

The texture of this lipstick is its most winning feature. A lot of people don’t like matte lipstick due to its papery feel on lips. However, this lipstick has a beautiful buttery feel to it that cleanly glides on and comes out very creamy and smooth. Though it leaves a matte like finish, it does not tug on the lips after drying due to the presence of argan oil at its heart.

Further, the lipstick is highly pigmented, gives full intense opaque coverage in just one swipe and dries into a matte finish within five minutes of application. Even the lighter shades have a natural look and do not look patchy on Indian skin tones. Its lightweight formula makes it a very comfortable experience and is perfect for regular wear.

Staying Power

The staying power of any lipstick is an extremely important component to consider. This lipstick stays put for about four to five hours after application while getting through light snacks. It does require re-application after meals.

While it does transfer mildly, it fades gracefully through the day while leaving a sheer wash of color on the lips.

Final Impression

While liquid matte lipsticks might have become the epitome of perfect matte lip wear, a lot of people with dry lips do not prefer them at the cost of chapped crusty lips in a few hours. The lipstick settles into the fine lines of chapped lips can be an unattractive sight and make you look older. If you’re one of those people who suffer from dry lips and like the look of a matte finish but not the feel, this range would be a perfect match for you.

While it’s not as long lasting as a liquid matte lipstick, it would give you a decent matte finish without drying out your lips. The beautiful versatile shades in the creamy formula enriched with Argan Oil leave your lips feeling soft and nourished without feeling heavy or overwhelming.


Chic, sturdy and travel-friendly packaging
Creamy buttery texture
Highly pigmented
One swipe application
Lightweight and makes lips soft and plump
Leaves matte finish
Gets through small snacks
Everyday wear for all skin tones


Fades through the day
Transfers mildly, so you can have it bit transferred on your red wine glass, but still not as much.
Requires re-application after meals

Author’s Bio

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