Lakmé launched a bunch of new makeup as part of their Illuminate and Shine collection in collaboration with Sabyasachi. In this post, I wrote about the bronzer, highlighter, shimmer brick and liquid liners. In today’s post, I will share my views on the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eyeshadow Palettes Royal Persia and French Rosé. Lakmé launched two palettes earlier in the year and I was not too impressed with the pigmentation or staying power. With Royal Persia and French Rosé, I was hoping that those issues will be addressed. Are these better? Read on to find out…
About The Palettes
Inspired by the vibrant colors of the season, the two gorgeous new eyeshadow palettes are named Royal Persia and French Rosé.
These limited edition eyeshadows by Sabysachi Mukherjee have 6 versatile colours to play with and create stunning looks that are bound to turn heads.
Whether it’s the lovely plum tones of the Royal Persia palette or the warm earthy shades of the French Rosé palette, these unique shades are absolute must-haves.
The Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eyeshadow palettes are priced at Rs. 995/-
French Rosé is a warm toned palette with colors like gold, orange and shades of brown whereas Royal Persia is a cool-toned palette with colors like pink, mauve and blue. What I like about both palettes is the fact that the colors are quite versatile. There is a mix of matte and shimmery shades and you can wear them during the day and also at night. The shadows are quite soft and creamy. They blend easily and they have very less fallout. Pigmentation however remains an issue. One swipe hardly shows up on the lids especially if you have a darker complexion and you need to pack them on quite a few times for the color to come through. In the French Rose palette, the orange and the shimmery shades have better pigmentation than the others. The darker colors in the Royal Persia palette are slightly better. I really wish they included a black shade in there.
The staying power is also mediocre. The colors do not stay on the lids for more than 3-4 hours if you are not using a primer. They also tend to fade after sometime.
I’m a big fan of Lakme’s makeup especially their lip colors and they are coming out with so many interesting and good quality stuff nowadays. These palettes for me however failed to hit the mark and the main reason is the pigmentation. It has definitely improved from the first two silver and gold palettes but still some way to go. What I would really like is for them to have the same pigmentation as the much cheaper Eye Quartet range. If you have not tried those, you definitely should!
Here are the swatches of the shades (had to swipe atleast thrice for the colors to come through) and a simple day look where I used the French Rose palette.
Have you tried the new Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eyeshadow palettes? What do you think about them?