Lakme Absolute Eye Chromatic Baked Eyeshadow-Day Queen Duo review & swatches

I have had this baked eyeshadow duo with me for quite along time and thought of reviewing it.Here is what I think about it:

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PRODUCT CLAIMS:Highlight your eyes with this revolutionary eye shadow, baked on Italian terra cotta tiles enhanced with light reflecting pearls for intense & wearable color.  It gives extraordinary shine with a silk finish.  Contains high intensity pigments. It can be used dry for a soft day look and wet for a dramatic night look.

• Formulated with light reflecting pearls.
• Extraordinary shine with a silk finish.
• Use it dry for a soft day look and wet for a dramatic night look.
• High-intensity pigments.

PRICE:  rs.595 for 4gms

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PACKAGING: The packagign is sturdy and travel friendly havigna  square shaped with 2 shahdes in dome shape.It has a transpareen flap that helps in seeing the shades.It coesm with a sponge duo sided applicator which is hardly of any use.

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SHADE:  The duo has two shades of green.One being a lighter,pale silver shimmery green and the other one a deep shimmery bottle green.These are great if used together and blend well to create a decent look.

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TEXTURE,FINISH & STAYING POWER: The textur eof the eyeshadows isnt very smooth and need to be layered a lot so that they show on lids.The lighter shade is very sheer and barely visible on eyes.It us only th eshimmer thta is visible.

When used wet,they do intensify a bit but it isnt of much help.However,with a base,they do increase in pigmnetation.

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Finish is sheer and very very shimmery.The shimmer present isnt gritty but it is definitely OTT.

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Staying power is low and they crease on oily lids.

Also,they have a lot of fallout.

A card is provided showing looks that can be achieved using this duo!!  🙂

PROS:

  • beautiful dark green shade.
  • can be used wet as well as dry.
  • handy packaging.
  • comes with an applicator.
  • the shades aren’t chalky.
  • first time,baked eyeshadows are launched by an Indian cosmetic company.
  • the shimmer present isn’t gritty.

CONS:

  • the shimmer is OTT.
  • The lighter shade is very sheer and barely visible.
  • crease on oily lids.
  • expensive for the quality provided.
  • these shades have major fallout.
  • the texture is not soft.
  • need to be layered several times.

RATING: 2.5/5

RECOMMENDATION: The shade do look pretty but overall performance is very low.Also,the lighter shade is barely visible and can be used as a highlighter only.I would suggest trying other products from Lakme Absolute range as these eyeshadows are just not upto the claims!!