Lakme Absolute Illuminating Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches


Lakme Absolute Illuminating Eyeshadow Palette Review, Price and Swatches

Lakme Absolute Illuminating Eyeshadow Palette – French Rose

Lakme has been one of the iconic cosmetic brands in India which can be found in almost every woman’s vanity. Lakme always has something new to offer in each of their Fashion weeks and recently they launched a set of limited edition eyeshadows in 4 variants – Gold, Silver, Royal Persia, French Rose. Overall, I think the palettes have really elegant shades suitable for the Indian skin. I have always loved their ‘Desert Rose’ eyeshadow quartet which I think works great with my warm skin tone.

Today, I will be reviewing the ‘French Rose’ eye shadow palette from their latest eyeshadow collection.



Price:  INR 995 






Package description: This eyeshadow palette comes in a sleek, black glossy packaging The palette is very sturdy, making it travel friendly. It has a clear plastic film, which is removable and prevents the pigments from spreading over the mirror. It also has a wide mirror inside for easy and on the go application. The palette has a dual ended eyeshadow brush with a sponge applicator tip which personally I think isn’t of much use apart from touch ups.


Texture and Fragrance: The eyeshadows have a very soft and buildable texture. The pigments give good color payoff and are also relatively buildable. These do not have any fragrance.




Experience with the product: When I first went to the Lakme counter, I wanted to repurchase their ‘Desert Rose’ eyeshadow quartet but since it was out of stock the sales lady urged me to go for the new illuminating palettes and I chose the ‘French Rose’ variant out of all. The reason being this palette has really gorgeous and elegant shades. They have a mixture of shimmery and matte shades and the color variety is versatile. There are four mattes a warm brown, a rosy brown shade, a brown with mauve undertones and a rosy pink shade. There are two shimmery shades, one of which is a bright coral red shade and a soft gold shade. What I love about this palette, the versatility of colors. This has shades for festive/party looks as well as for subtle and everyday looks.

Here are the swatches of the palette in daylight and with flash-










Hits – Lakme Absolute Illuminating Eyeshadow Palette

  • The packaging is very sleek and travel-friendly
  • The colors are pigmented and the color payoff on the eyes is quite impressive
  • The shades are not chalky
  • The palette is versatile and has very beautiful wearable colors
  • Easy availablility


Misses – Lakme Absolute Illuminating Eyeshadow Palette

  • Price is on a higher side. I think there a lot of better palettes available online around INR 1000 with a wider variety of shades.
  • The applicator is not of a very good quality


Rating – 7.5 / 10


Overall verdict: Overall, I think this palette is really good if you are looking for just one eyeshadow palette with wearable shades. However, if you are someone who loves makeup and experimenting with colours, I think there are a lot of other better palettes with a wider shade selection.





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