Hello girls! :D
Today I’m reviewing another lipstick and this one is from Lakmé. It’s shade 566 from their Enrich Satins range. So let’s see how this lipstick turned out.
Rs 225 for 4.4 g
I don’t have anything bad to say about the packaging (lol that makes me sound like such a villain!) but I’m not raving about it either. It’s quite classy but I don’t know why it reminds me of Lakmé lipsticks my mom used to use 10 years back :/ the packaging is sturdy however so that’s good.
The shade is a rich medium brown shade with absolutely no pink undertones. I’m saying its brown, I mean it’s brown. And here start the problems.
I’m scared of pure brown lipsticks. I really am! I think brown lipstick is very tricky to carry off. I’m personally a fan of pink and mauve lipsticks, even corals. Brown plus even a tiny bit of pink undertone = MLBB shades, which I love. But I don’t know how to handle PURE browns. I think this shade definitely adds years to my face, an issue common with most pure brown lipsticks.
Coming to the fragrance – I hate it. It just smells like medicine to me, I don’t know why. It’s like the smell of bitter almonds, maybe? Whatever, it’s not pleasant. Just giving you girls a heads up. Also I’m terrible at describing fragrances. Please bear with me! :(
Another issue with this shade is that it’ll make your teeth look more yellow. This is a slightly yellow/warm based shade of brown so keep this point in mind. If you have even slightly yellow teeth I’d say think twice before buying this shade (or most brown shades, for that matter).
Texture wise, there is nothing to complain about. The lipstick does not feel sticky or heavy on my lips. It glides smoothly and does not over accentuate fine lines. It also gives full coverage, so brownie points for that too! Staying power is bout 2-3 hours.
- Reasonably priced
- Creamy texture, lives up to its ‘satin finish’ claim
- Does not accentuate fine lines
- Does not bleed
- Gives full coverage
- Not an easy shade to carry off, can make you look older
- Unpleasant smell
- Can transfer slightly to teeth
The rating is low mainly because of the shade and the fragrance. I think texture wise these lipsticks are good and if you find a good shade, I’m sure you’ll have no complaints about it. They are decently priced as well.
I would NOT recommend this shade in particular though, unless you have light-colored lips in which case it may not look as brown on you as it does on me. Hope you found this review helpful :)
P.S: If you girls have any ideas on how to carry off such shades, I’d love to hear them!