Lakmé has just dropped its newest matte lipstick range—the Lakmé Absolute Matte Ultimate Lipsticks at this season of LFW S/R 2019 and we are totally in love! From the intense matte texture, powered by the moisturising properties of Argan Oil, to the colour payoff; there is nothing that we can stop raving about!

We bumped into Sanjana Bhandari a makeup artist herself—at LFW 2019, and got her to review these new lippies for us. As someone who is a die-hard matte lipstick fan, here is what she had to say about them...

About the colour payoff…
 

About the colour payoff…

These lipsticks are so amazingly pigmented that I was surprised by the intense colour payoff. They simply glided on my lips without any pulling or tugging, and I got the coverage I required in just one swipe.

My lips didn’t feel dry at all …
 

My lips didn’t feel dry at all …

Usually when I wear a matte lipstick, my lips end up feeling really parched. Mattes also tend to settle into the fine lines, which is usually a problem for me. But these matte ultimate lipsticks are so intensely moisturising, that I do not feel even a little uncomfortable, even though I have been wearing one since morning. It is really lightweight and feels like am wearing almost nothing.

On the extensive colour variants...
 

On the extensive colour variants...

I love that Lakmé has launched these lipsticks in colours that will work for almost all skin tones and occasions. From pinks to rust to reds, there is nothing that they have left out. It has something in store for every girl, whether you love nudes or can’t resist yourself from wearing a new shade of red each day.

Which is her favourite shade…
 

Which is her favourite shade…

That’s a really difficult pick, because I absolutely love all the shades and plan to keep wearing them all the time. But if I must pick just one, then it has to be the shade Orange County. I love how perfect this orange is. It is neither too red, nor too peach. It is the correct shade of orange, and is so versatile, that I am going to be wearing it both during the day as well as the night.