Best Of Lakme Products 2012


Lakme came out with lot of exciting products this year and they launched it in lot of style with Kareena Kapoor who was their brand ambassador. Kareena promoted Absolute collection in her popular movie “Heroine” too although the movie busted on the box office but her style of makeup was well appreciated. I  too was mesmerised by her look and did  Kareena inspired eye makeup.

When you hire such a big celebrity and launch product  in huge scale, one needs to increase the price which of course broke our heart but price of their new collection was little justified this time. From the packaging, pigmentation and variety everything was good. Only thing which I was not happy was their shade collection in their lipsticks. I want more pink ,nude and coral from them. Hopefully we will have that in the upcoming year without increase in the prices 🙂


Lakme Absolute Shine Line Review & Swatches

Loved the dark grey shade eyeliner .Looks absolutely stunning on Ritika’s eyes.


  • PRICE:Rs.275

 The shade of shine line-black isn’t the most true blackest black but something between very dark grey and black. However, this doesn’t reduce the beauty of the liner as it looks very beautiful on eyes.


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Lakme Eyeconic Curling Mascara Review

Their eyeconic range was well appreciated.I liked the U shape wand .Mascara was a good change from their usual mascara which were pretty average in length and volume.

The mascara is liquid, and it does not cling to the wand much. Though I am suspecting that only time will tell if the mascara dries, but for now it does not, and that is what matters.

  • Price: 250/-

  • Quantity: 9 ml.


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Lakme Eyeconic10-hour Kajal Review & Swatches

I think I don’t need to even mention how beautiful, jet black with good staying power this Lakme eye conic kajal was.If you happen to read beauty blogs then you would have already brought it.


 The company suggests using the new Bi-Phased Kajal too. I was like… okay, so to remove the 199/- kajal I need to use a 210/- remover. Smooth, Lakme, very smooth.

Okay, sorry, digression.

Anyway, so here is the humble picture of the tip of the kajal. Its quite dark and it does go well on my waterline, not too much fuss.

I actually asked the SA to swatch this along with the aforementioned popular rival, and the results showed that this one was richer, with a darker hue of black.





LAKME Absolute Bi-Phased Make-up Remover Review

A makeup remover which effortlessly removed water proof makeup too.


  • Price:     INR 210/-

  • Quantity:  60 ml

  • Good quality product from a well know reputed Indian brand

  • Very affordable

  • Takes off long-wear and water-proof makeup effortlessly

  • Delicate on the skin

  • Does not cause irritation to sensitive areas around the eyes or lips

  • Suitable for contact lense wearers

  • Rehydrates the skin


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Lakme Glide On Eye Color in Henna Gold Review & Swatches

Even Nafisa knows how many times I mentioned how lovely this heea gold shade was.

  • Quantity: 1.2 gms
  • Price: INR 275
  • It is the color of henna powder or khaki green with a generous helping of finely milled gold shimmer. The shimmer is neither chunky nor gritty and gives a lovely, sparkly sheen. The gold tone is more prominent than the green, making this is an ideal bridal/ party wear shade. But I love wearing this shade even for regular shopping since it is not over-powering and goes well with almost all outfits.


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Lakme Perfect Radiance Four Week Intense Whitening Capsules Review

Yes! these worked


  • Price – Rs.1250 for 28 capsules x 0.33gm
  1. Dark spots – Well, Yes! I can tell you that it has helped in clearing/disappearing my dark spots to an extent with the continuous use. Earlier they were prominent now its kinda negligible. Grin
  2. Acne spots/blemishes – OMG! Good news they do help in clearing blemishes, I can really give a BIG yes to this because acne scars are my most latest facial issue than the acne. ( yes a little update here, I am finally ACNE FREE ..Thank god Grin Razz)
  3. Uneven skin tone – It has a done a very good job in improving my overall facial skin tone and I can feel it with the immediate application. The skin looks clear and bright too.
  4. Oiliness – I am a combination skin type and this cream is more like a mattifier. On the application itself its soo smooth and soft and there are no traces of oiliness in this cream hence as soon as I apply this I feel my skin is soft and smooth and bright without any OIL on my face. So *HATS OFF* to that coz very few cream’s I know do that to me…





Lakme Aqua Shine Lipcolor Plum Review and Swatches

These were expensive so were not much bought in the market but when reviewed we did find the lipcolor interesting.


  • Price: INR 425

  • Quantity –  2.55 ml


Applying the colour is easy and although it’s got a fluid consistency, it could have been a little more fluid. I’d have liked that personally. It is non-sticky and I am so happy about that.  I am always conscious about my lips when there is something on it and this feels nice and light.  It’s opaque and will cover pigmented lips in one go.  It’s kinda like lipstick in a way but with a glossy finish so it is like an all in one product.  Feels like plump lipstick with transparent gloss over.  It does not dry the lips and make them tight.  It’s moisturising enough.



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Lakme Absolute White Intense Wet & Dry Compact Golden Medium Review

We reviewed the whole absolute collection for you.You can click on the particular link to know the price and reviews 🙂

The shade that I was recommended by the Lakme S.A is 03 Golden Medium. As soon as she swatched it on my arm, the first thing I asked her was if there was a darker shade since I’m so sick of everything looking white on me. I don’t mind looking a bit tanned but I hate looking like I’d just white-washed myself! It turns out, this is the only shade among the 3 that has yellow undertones. The other two have beige undertones. I really wish they had a better & wider shade selection since all these shades may leave a white cast on duskier skin tones.


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Read Wise She Round Ups of 2012 here





  1. I don’t own a single Lakme product now 😐 Their Absolute makeup range looks good as well as that gilde on pencil in henna gold and whitening capsules.Great compilation Ana :-))

  2. Oh I loved the new releases this year. My favourites would be eyeconic kajal, mascara,lakme absolute forever silk eyeliner n the bi phased make up remover.

  3. No Ana the lipstick shades weren’t great.. For lipsticks its hands down kryolon or colorbar for me. I like the lip conditioners in lakme for winters but its not a 2012 release.

  4. wow i cant imagine i have never used any of the products listed here 🙁 i really want to try the mascara and kajal, but i have the maybelline colossal combo so yet to try this 🙁 btw an1 knows where to find aquashine lipcolor in the shade coral?! i’m yet to try the stores, but online it’s not’s the prettiest shade 🙁

  5. Lakme sure has improved a lot! I used to hardly ever venture near a lakme counter. But off late, I’m quite intrigued by their products. I like all that u mentioned. N one more: Fast&fab nail paint in crimson fire…the perfect red!
    There’s one dud i got from the absolute range. Will review it 🙂

  6. I have henna gold. Dont like it so much becos doesnt show on my skin

    I bought the perfect radiance compact. Its so white n unnatural so been a bad purchase with lakme this year

  7. Hiya Anamika,
    Nice post, Totally agree with the lipstick part, wish they had more colours, I personally liked a few products from the Absolute range, one being their wet n dry compact, use it everyday. Also liked their baked blushes n glosses n mattreal mousse 🙂 TC

  8. I loved the eye conic kajal the most , the NPs, lip love pots, rose powder, Face sheer . :-/ :-/ :-/ nothing else I bought from Lakme this year

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