Lakme Absolute Forever Silk Eyeliner Blacklast Review and Swatches
This is my first post on blog and I’m very excited about it. As I have already raved a lot about my eyeliners and eye-pencil love so obviously I have thought review of an eyeliner will be the best post to start with. Today I’m going to review “Lakme Absolute Forever Silk Eyeliner Blacklast” which is in color black.
Product Description (As per Lakme India Website):
The soft, creamy texture with Vitamin E moisturizes and creates metallic hues for your eyes with a single stroke application. Enjoy smudge free, water-proof metallic shine that lasts up to 8 hours.
- Vitamin E
- Lasts up to 8 hours
- Water resistant
Gypsy Green, Blue Cosmic, Electric Violet, Earth Line, Gray Matter, Jaded Mint, Blacklast.
Unfortunately ingredient list is missing on product as well as on Lakme’s site. Disappointing!!! I know. Not expected from a brand popular as Lakme.
- Lasts for up to 8 hours.
- Water-proof metallic shine.
- Smudge free.
- Dermatologically tested.
- Super long wear
410/- INR (I have purchased 2 and got 100/- off)
My Experience with Lakme Absolute Forever Silk Eyeliner Blacklast:
When the SA swatched Lakme Absolute Forever Silk Eyeliner Blacklast on my hand I was quite happy with the outcome as it was blackest black metallic color. And SA claimed that it is safe for waterline usage and won’t smudge for 8-10 hours. To support her claim she showed me the famous moisturizer test by lathering moisturizer over the swatch at my hand and tried to smudge it. And the liner didn’t budge. So I bought it as I’m always on lookout for liner-cum-kajal types pencils.
Packaging of Lakme Absolute Forever Silk Eyeliner Blacklast is quite sturdy and travel friendly but it’s a single side twist. This means you can twist up the product but can’t twist it back so you can’t see how much product is there in the pencil or how much is left. This type of packaging leads to product wastage sometimes.
Now come to product’s performance in my case, it did sting a little bit when I used it on waterline initially but after sometime when my eyes got used to it, it stopped stinging. But I don’t wear lenses so I would suggest that beauties who wear lenses please DO NOT use it on waterline.
I applied it around 9AM and I had taken pictures around 3PM and 6:30PM to check the status and refer the pictures for your judgement. I did not smudge on waterline so did not give me racoon eyes but it starts to leave your waterline after 2 hrs and starts to get collected at outer corners of eye which I’m not really a fan of.
As a liner it is an instant hit for me J as it gives a blackest black colour super soft smooth hassle free application. And it stays on upper lashline for almost 8 hrs so the claims are true when used as a liner. Somehow I feel that pencil liners are easier to apply than liquid liners. For beginners I recommend using pencil liners :D.
- Blackest black color.
- 8 hrs claim are true when used on lashline.
- Once it sets it does not smudge, flake or bleed even when you rub your eyes lightly.
- Velvet sultry finish.
- Liner is super-creamy and glides easily on lashline without tugging.
- Super-pigmented and gives colour in a single swipe.
- Variety of colours available.
- Expiry date comes on packaging.
- Contains vitamin-E.
- Does not require sharpening.
- Does not stay on waterline for more than 2 hrs.
- Initially sting when used on waterline. Not safe for lense-wearers.
- Difficult to draw a thin line as it doesn’t have in-built tip-sharpener in it.
- Single way twist up.. Not a retractable pencil which leads to lot of product wastage and you can never know how much product is left.
- No mention of ingredient list.
As a kajal used on waterline: 2/5
As an eyeliner used on lashline: 4.5/5
Will I re-purchase it?
Yes and I would love to try other shades from Lakme Absolute Forever Silk Eyeliner Range to use as eyeliner as I really liked the pigmentation and staying power.
Do I recommend?
Yes, but only as a liner. As a kajal I think Lakme eyeconic performs better and is less than half its price.