Lakme recently revamped their Enrich Satin range with new packaging, colors, and formula. As I am a matte lipstick lover, I did not pick them, which was pretty disappointing. To my delight, Lakme then launched their Enrich lipsticks in a matte finish for the first time. Lakme Enrich Matte lipsticks have 20 shades, designed to match every skin tone. With a palette of 20 vibrant and trendy shades, there is a definite shade for everyone. Moreover, the shades are specially designed to give an even, luscious coat to the lips. Each of the Lakme Enrich Matte lipsticks gives us long-lasting lip color. This time I did not wait and picked up two shades: RM11 and WM10 (the shades are only numbered rather than named). Today, let us look at RM11.
Price: INR 295 for 4.7 g [BUY HERE: Lakme Enrich Matte, Shade RM11, 4.7g]
Shelf life: 2 years
Ingredients: Not listed. It would have been great if Lakme had included the ingredients list in the outer carton box.
Product Description: Lakme Enrich Matte Lipstick covers your lips with pure, intense color in a smooth matte finish. Take your pick from shades that were designed to suit Indian skin tones.
My Experience with Lakme Enrich Matte Lipstick RM11
Packaging: This lipstick comes in a transparent tube with a silver case. It has the same packaging as their Enrich Satin lipsticks except for its silver case in a matte finish. I really appreciate the detailing Lakme has taken up to differentiate their range of lipsticks. The outer paperboard carton is a metallic silver box and contains all the necessary information, except the ingredients list. The cap shuts off with a click, making it travel friendly. It would have been great if the shelf life was printed at the bottom of the tube. Its svelte-pointed tip makes it easier to even apply at the inner corner of the lips. For the price it comes, it is quite a decent packaging.
Texture: The texture of this lipstick is soft and creamy but applies streaky on the lips. This range consists of mostly dark and pigmented shades. However, they do not show up that pigmented on the lips. Almost 3 layers bring out color intensity. It does not feel heavy with multiple layers but a little patchy. These lipsticks too have the same weird scent as that of their Enrich Satin lipsticks. Lakme, please stop this!
Shade: “RM11” is a deep brown shade with maroon undertones. It is a bold but wearable shade and will suit all skin tones. This color brightens up the face quite nicely. This deeper color needs at least 3 layers to show up on my pigmented lips, that too not with its full intensity of color seen in the bullet. This lipstick is not named but numbered in a color-coded pattern. RM stands for a red shade in a matte finish.
Performance: This lipstick gives a semi-matte finish. Though a matte lipstick, it is quite moisturizing and non-drying on the lips. The vitamin E content nourishes the lips, and olive extracts replenish the lips while hydrating them. The formula is comfortable and lightweight. It does accentuate dry patches if lips are not really exfoliated. This lipstick stays put on the lips very well. It does not crease nor settle into fine lines. The color minimally transfers, which is great. However, it cannot survive food intake; touching up is mandatory. It stays for around 4–5 hours without food intake. It fades little unevenly and leaves behind a tint on the lips. However, it is easily removable. Overall, this is a really affordable matte lipstick available in the market.
Pros of Lakme Enrich Matte Lipstick RM11
- Simple, decent packaging
- Gorgeous brown shade with maroon undertones
- Gives a semi-matte finish
- Pigmentation is buildable
- Comfortable and lightweight formula
- Non-drying on the lips
- Easily removable
- Transfers minimally
Cons of Lakme Enrich Matte Lipstick RM11
- Has a weird scent to it
- Does accentuate dry patches
- Cannot survive food intake
- Fades unevenly
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Lakme Enrich Matte Lipstick RM11
If you are looking for an affordable matte lipstick, this range is good to go. I would like to try other shades in this range.
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