16 Apr 2014

Lakme Absolute Illusion Nails in Desire, Fantasy and Nail Tint in Fuscia Sorbet - Review, Swatch and NOTD

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Lakme Absolute Illusion Nails in Desire, Fantasy and Nail Tint in Fuscia Sorbet



Lakme Absolute Illusion Nails in Desire, Fantasy and Nail Tint in Fuscia Sorbet

I spotted the Lakme Absolute Limited Edition Nail paints and decided to try them.

They have launched few LE shades from their absolute range tagged as Illusion Nails and Nail Tints. Illusion Nails are metallic and frosty polishes available in four shades Desire, Eternal, Illusion and Fantasy. I picked Desire and Fantasy.

Nail Tints are also available in four shades but they are creamy pastels perfect for summers. 

Lakme Absolute Illusion Nails in Desire, Fantasy and Nail Tint in Fuscia Sorbet

Desire is a dirty gold shimmer polish. It looks more shimmery than metallic to me. It is a three coater but due to its n8de gold base, it looks pretty decent with two coats as well.

Lakme Absolute Color Illusion Nails Nail Polish in Desire review swatch

Lakme Absolute Illusion Nails Nail Polish in Desire review and swatch

Fantasy is a beautiful baby pink polish with silver shimmer. It is not streaky but the formula is quite thick and sheer to my tastes. Three coats are required for an opaque color. But it does look decent with just two coats on.

Lakme Absolute Illusion Nails Nail Polish in Fantasy review and swatch

Lakme Absolute Illusion Nails Nail Polish in Fantasy review and swatch

Fuscia Sorbet is a bright highly reflective pink. Cream finish. It is a tad creamier and reflective than the pastels from their 9 to 5 range. 

Lakme Absolute Nail Tint in Fuscia Sorbet review, Swatch

Lakme Absolute Nail Tint in Fuscia Sorbet review, Swatch

All the polishes i got are on the sheerer side. The illusion nails require three coats (despite having a thick formula) and the Fuchsia Sorbet requires 3-4 coats and the formula is thin. 

While removing the illusion nails polishes, the shimmer separates. I guess it is the same with majority of metallics and shimmer. But the good point here is, it is not difficult to remove at all. I still remember the nightmare I went through while removing the L’Oreal Cannes paints.

They are not streaky but for the illusion nails. For illusion Nails, it is paramount to let the first coat dry before going for a second one as it tends to drag the base coat with it. (you can see the effects of my impatience in Fantasy's Swatch)

The polish thickens easily even with a little exposure to air.  

They all have wide applicators which aid in seamless application.

Their staying power is great and impressive. I expected them to fade in a day but they stayed three days without fading or chipping. After that the tip of my nails were visible. That's it. 

All the swatches were taken in sunlight with just 2 coats on. To give you girls an idea of the translucence.

These are a great improvement considering the quality of their old ranges. If they keep the quality good, no one would mind to pay. 

Price: INR. 200 for the Illusion Nails and INR. 250/- for the Nail Tints.
Quantity : 10 ml

Indian Beauty Maniac's Rating
4/5

I would love to try Kiwi Martini from the nail tint range next. 

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9 comments:

  1. I love Fantasy and Fuscia sorbet!

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  2. Loved the review and the swatches :D Going to try more from them sooooon :D Lovely NOTDS and your nails are really beautiful dearie :D

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  3. I haven't heard about this brand. Thank you so much for sharing :) Love the Fuscia Sorbet colored :)

    xx

    http://felishmichelle.blogspot.com/2014/04/all-pink.html

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  4. pretty shades...I'll pick desire :)

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  5. Rajalakshmi Murali21 April 2014 at 10:14

    thanks dear

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  6. Rajalakshmi Murali21 April 2014 at 10:14

    that's a great choice.. let me know how you feel abt it

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  7. Rajalakshmi Murali21 April 2014 at 10:15

    hey @MITCH :) its a famous brand here in India. They are into cosmetics and skin care. they dont have worldwide presence. :)

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  8. Rajalakshmi Murali21 April 2014 at 10:16

    really?? i always found my nails to be ugly.. thanks dear

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  9. Rajalakshmi Murali21 April 2014 at 10:16

    hey @shylu.. how r u?? I love them too

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