It’s not easy finding the perfect red lipstick. There are all kinds of red lipsticks – blue based reds, maroonish-reds, yellow-based reds, pinky-reds, orangey-reds and whatever. I don’t have the kind of lips to carry off a red lipstick so while I have always had a red lipstick in my stash, I’ve never quite warmed up to the shades I have, preferring to use it as a stain rather than a lipstick.
The Lakme Enrich Satins Lipstick in #356 is however an exception. This summer I picked up a few shades when Lakme launched their Lipstick Exchange Offer. I got this one after reading recco from Indianvanitycase. I did not swatch this as ‘five’ Lakme counters that I went to just did not have a tester of this shade.
When i got home and tried it on – wow! I have fallen in love with the shade as well as the formula. I don’t think much of the Lakme Enrich or Enrich Satins formula and I don’t expect much either. They are all right for couple of hours wear and don’t last beyond an hour and a half or two. Lakme Enrich Satins #356 is creamy and does not settle into fine lines at all. It’s a pinkish-red that I think will be flattering on all skin tones particularly medium to dusky complexions.
It has a glossy satin finish. I did catch some very fine shimmer that is not visible at all in day light but you can catch it under yellow light. Not visible when worn though – it just makes the lips look fuller. The wear time is not great like most of the shades in this range. it lasts 2.5 to 3 hours but it does leave a stain that lasts a while. It doesn’t wear off evenly, so wear with a lip pencil underneath and do keep checking the mirror to redistribute the colour. What I like most about this shade and formula is that it brightens up the face instantly and looks very glam.
Price: Rs 225 (I got a discount as I got Rs 100 off for 3 lipsticks)
This already a favourite as I have been reaching for this every time I want a bright lip colour. My ‘pinks and fuschias’ have been very neglected since this arrived on the scene!