Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Lip Color Smooth Merlot 06 Review, Swatch


Hello, ladies!

Reds are never ever out if fashion, right? Be it a blue-based red or an orange-based red or even a proper blood red – these babies are always on fire! But there is a red that is a little more subdued than others. You can say the black sheep of the family and that is Brick red. :blush:  But lately, many brands are into producing some amazing brick red colours and Lakme in its Argan oil collection has included one too. This baby that I am going to review now is Lakme Absolute Argan Oil lip shade in the colour Smooth Merlot. So scroll down!  😀

Lakme Absolute Argan Oil lip color

Lakme is always the pioneer in making new additions in the beauty and makeup. 🙂 Their lipstick textures – shimmer, sculpt, gloss addict and now this baby with “liquid gold” in it are not only famous but also adds a real amount of beauty to your kitty and lips. :heart:  Argan Oil, also known as Liquid gold is a well-known oil in beauty and fashion industry for its tremendous benefits on skin and hair. And when you get such benefits in a lip colour you know magic is going to happen. How can you resist a lip shade that gives high pigmentation as well as a nourished pout?:heart:

There are 15 colours in Lakme Argan Oil lipsticks, though now we have only 10 of them. The colour range is simply awesome and you get something for each of the personalities and colours. This shade that I am going to review comes in the Red family. This is a proper brick red colour which is liked by many beauties. 😀


745 INR


3.4 gms (A little less according to me  😐 )

Lakme Absolute Argan Oil lip color Smooth Merlot 06


The lipstick packaging is awesome in a word. :inlove: These babies come in a black cardboard packaging where every bit of information about the lipstick is written. The actual packaging is like metallic gold, ( symbolising liquid gold probably  :laugh: ) The packaging is really shiny and attractive and the shade name is written at the bottom of the lippies. One thing that I find really a con is the size of the front.

The name is written in microscopic fonts and you really have to strain your eyes if you possess more than one lipstick from this range. 🙁  One thing that I really like about the packaging is the fact that it clicks with a “click” sound which makes it really travel-friendly to carry around. Overall for me, the packaging is a big yay!  :tap-dance:

Lakme Absolute Argan Oil lip color Smooth Merlot 06 swatch

What I feel about Lakme Smooth Merlot:

Lakme Argan Oil lipstick in the shade Smooth Merlot is a perfect brick red shade that is suitable for all skin tones and ages. It is a perfect red that will brighten up your skin tone but won’t pop out like a blue-based red. It is perfect for those who feel that red is not their colour as it is too loud on the lips.

LAkme absolute argan oil Smooth merlot Lip swatch

Lakme Smooth Merlot has a creamy matte texture which glides real smoothly on the lips. It has a strong vanilla fragrance that disappears after a while which is not bothering.

This shade doesn’t have my heart, to be honest. I am pretty confused about how the colour looks on me. You can tell me whether I look good or not! This is a very favourite shade of some girls while some give it a doubt. Overall, this shade can be a one-time buy if you love brick red shades.

Lakme absolute Smooth Merlot Lip swatch

I will recommend this shade to everyone who wants to try red but doesn’t want their lip colour to pop out.

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  1. Very pretty shade and looks great on you! ( you sounded like me there ). But could you tell us about the stay?


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