Post by Mansi,
Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Scarlet Red Review
I am not a nail paint person and just purchase any affordable one for application. But when I heard that Lakme launched gel nail paints which will give manicure effect I was just so excited to try them out. The only thing which was pushing me from purchasing the nail paints was the HIGH price, my wallet literally started crying. Just for the sake of trying I bought the shade “Scarlet Red” because red is my current favorite. Let’s move to the detailed review.
Price: INR 400 for 15ml
Give your nails a perfect colour and finish using this ‘Absolute Gel Stylish-Scarlet Red’ nail enamel from Lakmé. This nail enamel is long lasting and waterproof. It will add oodles of oomph to your appearance.
Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist comes in a study fat glass bottle which is travel friendly and looks classy at the same time. The bottle contains 15ml of product which is a good quantity. The brush is large so it’s easy to use as it covers nails in single swipe. Scarlet Red is a beautiful red shade which is universally flattering and I just bought it for this attractive shade.
The texture is thick and it gives nearly opaque finish in single swipe. I apply two coats for better coverage and opaque finish. When applied freshly it looks very glossy and beautiful. Since the texture is thick it take time in drying but once it is dried it gives smooth finish without any bumps or bubbles which is a good thing. The finish is amazing and gives a glossy finish to nails like you have applied top coat. I’m a lazy girl and I don’t like applying multiple layers so this is a good option for girls like me. It gives you an illusion of glossy nails but it is nowhere near a gel manicure at all.
The glossy finish starts fading after 3rd day of application and it will fade sooner if you do lot of household work. I am very disappointed with this because I was not expecting the glossiness to fade so early and it also starts chipping from top of nail. The noticeable chipping and dullness after 3-4 days is quite a disappointment because you are paying Rs 400 for this. It’s slightly better than other nail paints in the market but definitely not worth the price you pay for it. I am not very impressed with it and I am not going to get any other shades from this range.
- Sturdy fat glass bottle
- Packaging looks classy and travel friendly
- Beautiful deep red shade
- Brush is thick so application becomes easy
- After drying it gives smooth glossy finish
- You don’t need to apply top coat because it gives noticeable shine and glossiness
- OMG the price (Not expected from you, LAKME)
- It takes forever to try due to the thick texture
- Finish starts to dull after 3 days
- Nothing like gel nails Lakme
Final Verdict: Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Scarlet Red is a beautiful red shade and gives a glossy finish to nails. It’s nowhere near a gel nail polish or finish. It is a little better than ordinary nail paints available in the market but not worth paying Rs 400 for single shade. I would not recommend it to anyone, add some more money and purchase OPI instead.
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