Lakme Lip Love Lipstick Mandarin Crush Review & Swatches


Lakme Lip Love Lipstick Mandarin Crush


Hi everybody,

After reviewing two shades from the loreal moist matte range, I thought of giving you a short break and for now I am reviewing a shade from lakme lip love range instead. Well, I am not too excited about this range and do not find them worth the price hike at all. If you are wondering the reason for the same; keep reading.


lakme liplove mandarin crush


Price: INR 700 after the launch of the new shades.

About Lakme Lip Love Lipstick:

  • Lakme Lip Love Lipstick will keep your lips smooth, soft and hydrated like never before.
  • It will add a luminous shine to your lips for a longer period and keep them protected with SPF 16
  • Just swipe it once and you will fall in love with it opaque coverage.
  • Feel the constant hydration with the goodness of ceramides.
  • The finish is glossy and matte.
  • Available in 8 different shades.
  • Use Lakme Lip Love Lipstick and feel romantic.


lakme liplove lipstick mandarin crush


My experience with Lakme Lip Love Lipstick Mandarin Crush:

Starting with the packaging- they have a beautiful red body with “love” carved on it. These were launched on the Valentine’s Day (according to the SA) and they exhibit love theme very well I say! The bullet also has the Love word carved and this packaging is a part of a strategy to attract love struck girls. 😛 Never the less the lipsticks looks pretty packaging wise.

Let me talk about the shade and texture- an area where I do not seem to be impressed at all. The shade is a bright candy orange which exactly resembles an orange lick lolly ice-cream. No, that is not the problem; the problem is with the added shimmer and the buttery texture which gives a shimmery uneven orange finish on the lips. Most of us hate shimmer which makes us reject this lipstick right away. It makes my complexion look dark I feel. On top of it, the bullet tends to melt and gets applied in chunk at some place and a thin layer at the other. Orange candy color, shimmers and such texture is what makes this lipstick get no respect or love from me.


lakme lipstick mandarin crush


Also, it has a very sweet smell associated with the bullet which again I do not seem to like.

The staying power fails to impress as well. Being buttery it hardly stays for 2 hours or so after which it leaves a glazy orange look on the lips which I hate.

Overall, this lipstick has nothing good about it except the attractive packaging and I completely fail to understand the reason for the price hike. These were earlier prices at 500 or so, then 600 and now 700. I would not even recommend you to have a look at these; I am so disappointed.


lakme liplove mandarin crush swatch


What I like Lakme Lip Love Lipstick Mandarin Crush:

  • I like it just for the packaging. The love theme arouses interest of the poor girls like me but then have a look at the below list please.

What I do not like Lakme Lip Love Lipstick Mandarin Crush:

  • I did not develop any good thoughts for the shade. It is a candy orange which is not everyone’s cup of coffee.
  • The texture is buttery and the kind that goes uneven on application.
  • The shimmers add up to the list of hate reasons I have towards this lipstick.
  • It stays just for around 2 hours after which it looks all the more glazy.
  • The smell is again something I do not like.
  • The price is no way justified.


lakme liplove mandarin crush swatch lipswatch


Rating: 1.5/5 (Given with a generous heart)

Do not even have a look at this lipstick; love struck or no love struck!

Until next time, take care!

Have you tried Lakme Lip Love Lipstick Mandarin Crush?

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