Thursday, April 4, 2013

Lakme Absolute Eye Chromatic Baked Shadows ‘Day Queen’ Review, Swatches & EOTD

Once upon a time there lived a girl who used to think that baked eye shadows are the eye shadows that were baked in an oven like a cake. Ok that girl was me but honestly I am learning a lot after I started blogging. I now know what are baked eye shadows, pigments, corrector, LOTD, EOTD, FOTD and all makeup and beauty related terms. Today I am going to share my experience with Lakme Absolute Eye Chromatic Baked Shadows in ‘Day Queen’.
Lakme Absolute Eye Chromatic Baked Shadows ‘Day Queen’ Review, Swatches & EOTD

Price: 595 INR

Net wt: 4g

Available at: Lakme stores, online shopping sites.

Shades available: Day Queen, Day Shimmer, Night Flash, Night Desire.

Lakme says-
Make a statement with this revolutionary eye shadow that has been baked on Italian terra cotta tiles and formulated with light reflecting pearls to deliver extraordinary shine with a silk finish. Use it dry for a soft day look and wet for a dramatic night look.

MBT says-
Lakme Absolute Eye Chromatic Baked Eye shadow duo comes in a black cardboard box packaging. The actual product comes in a square shaped pan with a transparent lid. It feels quite sturdy and light weight and can be easily carried around in a makeup bag. The transparent lid allows easy identification of the shade in case you hoard many from this range. The eye shadows themselves are domed and look really elegant. The packaging contains a dual sided sponge applicator which is pretty useless for me but is quite handy when you are traveling. It doesn't contain a mirror so you would have to make sure to carry one in your makeup bag. The shade name and other product details are mentioned at the bottom of the case.

The texture of the eye shadow is hard to look at but feels soft and smooth. Due to its hard texture, it is difficult to get enough color on the eye shadow brush. I need to sweep the brush several times to get decent amount of shadow. While sweeping the brush you can see a lot of fall out in the pan which is the biggest grumble for me. I tried applying with the finger and voila the pigmentation came out really well with no fall outs. It glides easily and blends effortlessly. The finish of the eye shadows is shimmery with metallic hues.

The pigmentation of the eye shadow is medium to build-able. If used with applicator you need to apply it several times to show up a noticeable color but when used with fingers the color payoff is pretty good. Baked eye shadows can be applied dry or wet. I generally use it as a dry application as it is much easier for me. The eye shadow does not tend to fall out at the time of application. The staying power is pretty average. It stays put on my oily lids for a good 4-5 hours with a primer underneath. I don’t think it would last long without a primer. It feels light on the lids and does not cause any irritations. The eye shadow duo does not crease or get patchy and fades evenly. It can be easily removed using an eye makeup remover or olive oil.

'Day Queen' consists of very light pistachio green and dark olive green color. It contains shimmers which are very subtle. The lighter shade has poor pigmentation and barely shows up on my lids. I need to apply it several times to get a noticeable color. I think it is meant to be used as a highlighting shade. The darker shade is more pigmented than the light one and gives decent color if applied wet or using a finger. I really don’t like the combination Lakme made in these duos. The highlighting shade is rather useless and doesn't look great when used with the darker shade. The duo looks better and makes my eyes bright when used with a base or primer. It suits both day and night time wear. It would look great on all skin tones.

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Lakme Absolute Eye Chromatic Baked Shadows ‘Day Queen’ Review, Swatches & EOTD

Lakme Absolute Eye Chromatic Baked Shadows ‘Day Queen’ Review, Swatches & EOTD

Lakme Absolute Eye Chromatic Baked Shadows ‘Day Queen’ Review, Swatches & EOTD

Lakme Absolute Eye Chromatic Baked Shadows ‘Day Queen’ Review, Swatches & EOTD

Lakme Absolute Eye Chromatic Baked Shadows ‘Day Queen’ Review, Swatches & EOTD

Lakme Absolute Eye Chromatic Baked Shadows ‘Day Queen’ Review, Swatches & EOTD

Lakme Absolute Eye Chromatic Baked Shadows ‘Day Queen’ Review, Swatches & EOTD

Lakme Absolute Eye Chromatic Baked Shadows ‘Day Queen’ Review, Swatches & EOTD

Lakme Absolute Eye Chromatic Baked Shadows ‘Day Queen’ Review, Swatches & EOTD

PROS:
Texture feels soft and smooth during application.
Looks great when applied wet or with a primer.
Makes my eyes look bright and awake.
Does not crease.
Does not tend to fall out.
Suitable for both day and night wear.
The darker shade looks pretty and would look good on all skin tones.
The shimmers are very fine and subtle.
Easy to remove.
Sturdy and travel friendly packaging.

CONS:
Poor pigmentation if applied with brush.
I really don’t like the color combo but anyways it is a personal choice.
Useless applicator.

Overall Thoughts:
Lakme Absolute Chromatic Baked Eyeshadow duo in 'Day Queen' consists of light pistachio and dark olive green color. It contains shimmers which are very fine and subtle. The finish is shimmery with a metallic hue which makes my eyes look bright and fresh. When used wet or with primer, the colors appear more bright and vivid. The eyeshadow duo applies smoothly and blends effortlessly with no fall outs. It stays put on my lids for a good 4-5 hours after that it starts fading evenly. I would recommend this duo but only to be applied wet or with a primer.

Rating: 3.5/5

Have you tried Lakme Absolute Chromatic Baked eyeshadow? Which is your favorite shade? How was your experience? Share in the comments section below!

Stay pretty!
Megha

46 comments:

  1. poor pigmentation huh... i thought to buy one this weekend megha :) lemme think :P nice revu megha.. :)

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    1. Thanx Gowthami!
      Yeah think before buying but it looks good when used with a base.

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  2. Too bad :( The shades are gorgeous & the texture is soft too but the pigmentation spoils it all...

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    1. Seriously ya. I got this with high hopes.

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  3. 'Useless applicator' I so agree with you Querida! I have desire from this range. Love the packaging<3 Your shade is good to obtain a smokey look.
    BTW:beautiful review dear! You do justice with it!

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    1. Thanx so much Bush!

      Hows the desire one Senorita? Does it have gud pigmentation? Yeah packaging is classy.

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    2. Tell u what, it does have a good pigmentation but the staying power is poor:(

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    3. Ohh so bad...I use this shade with a base then it lasts quite long.

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  4. Shades looks cool but poor pigmentation :( Nice EOTD dear :)

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    1. Thanx Radha!
      Yeah shade is very pretty :)

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  5. I don't like dark shades on eyes

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    1. Hahaha i guess all guys have same thinking. Only a gal can understand colors. :P

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  6. pigmentation is just too poor :/. btw how are baked products made? any idea? just curious :P Great review megha :)

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    1. Thanx Jeeshan!

      Read this: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-baked-eyeshadow.htm

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  7. Nice eye makeup Megha.:)
    I skipped these as I didn't liked any of their color combis and pigmentation isn't great either. but your review was detailed and good.<3

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    1. Thanx so much Nieshu!

      I agree color combos are not striking but this shade really caught my attention!

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  8. Even though these looked very lucrative, gave these a pass. Baked shadows can be horrible failures at times. :(
    But you still did a good job!

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    1. Thanx Nivi!

      I totally agree baked eyeshadows are most of the times failures!

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  9. shade is pretty but poor pigmentation so better to skip this one..
    nice review n lovely EOTD <3

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    1. Thanx Teji!

      Yeah these are good only if you want a decent color on ur lids.

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  10. pretty look.. liked how you created look.. :-)

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  11. These are gorgeous shades! Totally my kind of make up colors!

    Love,

    Rowan

    www.redreidinghood.com

    Ps: Enter my GIVEAWAY for a chance to win one of the two By Cleo statement necklaces!

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  12. great EOTD :) I skipped this coz of pigmentation.. :(

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    1. Thanx Vipra! I think i too should have skipped it but I was in love with dark green color <3

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  13. I have been commenting on ur posts bt they dnt show up only :(

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    1. Ohhh Natasha but I didnt get any of ur comments :( Infact i was thinking about u only that u havent visited my blog for a long time!

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    2. i was MIA for sometime bt did try and comment on ur posts.. strange why it dint reach u... baked shadows are either hit or miss.. they are baked on teracotta tiles as far my knowledge goes... cn try using it wet for more intense look.. nice review Megha :)

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    3. Ohhh dont know may be some network prob!
      Yeah they are baked on tiles under sun. I am so lazy to use it as wet but with primer the shade do get intense.
      Thanx dear!

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  14. Nice review, but it's always sad to buy eyeshadows with poor pigmentation..

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    1. Thanx Egle! My heart aches when I buy a wrong product!

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  15. Hahaha on your first statement. That was so cute :) And the eye shadow looks wonderful on you!

    http://everythingthatclicks.blogspot.com

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  16. These eyeshadows are gorgeous! Definitely going to pick them up. Nice review! xo

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  17. Thanx dear. Make sure to check pigmentation before buying.

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  18. I seriously wish the pigmentation was little more better! Good post Megha! Liked it a lot.

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    1. Thanx Samar! Yeah it lacks pigmentation!

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  19. Hi Megha ....
    New to your blog, Glad to follow you :)
    Pls visit mine in your spare time !!
    ShrutiRasoi

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