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Lakme Absolute Drama Stylist Eye Shadow Crayon in Bronze: Review, Swatch and EOTD

I just reviewed the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils a few days back and today I am going to talk about their desi version….The Lakme Absolute Drama Stylist Eye Shadow Crayon and coincidentally I picked the shade that shares the name as well. Which one is better…well we’ll come to that in a different post…but today lets talk a little about the Lakme Absolute Drama Stylist Eye Shadow Crayons 🙂

Price: Rs 750

As the name suggest, these eye shadow crayons come in the this chubby black pencil like packaging. They also have a transparent lid and the lower section of the pencil is of the same color as the actual shade of the pencil.

In terms of texture, the Lakme Drama Stylist Eyeshadow Crayons are soft and you don’t experience any tugging or pulling while applying them. However they dry pretty quickly so you have to be a little fast when you work with them. 
Out of the 8 shades that are available, I picked up Bronze which is a metallic bronze with a little bit of shimmer. I know…I know…I already have a similar shade…but remember I told you I completely forgot about the Jumbo pencil.Even though the finish is metallic and we have shimmer in it, it doesn’t look over the top on the eyes.  I definitely prefer Lakme’s bronze to NYX bronze because the Lakme one is a little deep and is more suitable for the Indian skin tone.

These eye shadow crayons are outstanding when it comes to pigmentation.  You get a rich   layer of color with just one swipe. The staying power is great….even without a primer, it lasts for 4-5 hours and that just gets extended with a primer. The best thing about it is that it doesn’t crease or smudges and when it fades, it fades very slowly and you avoid the situation of looking at the mirror and finding that you have no color on your lids.

They work really well as an eye shadow base but they do work great as a cream eye shadow as well…personally I love it more as an eye shadow than an eye shadow base. Most cream based eye shadows don’t survive on my oily lids but these did and coupled with their amazing color pay off…they give a stunning finish.
The only thing that I did not like about this product is the price tag. I mean 750 bucks….a little too pricey but then again the whole absolute collection is not exactly pocket friendly.
You know what’s coming now don’t you….yup…the Yays and Nays :p
  • Sleek and user friendly packaging
  • Soft texture
  • Application is easy
  • Wide color selection available
  • Pigmented
  • Decent staying power
  • Doesn’t smudge or crease
  • Dries up pretty quickly so you need to be a little fast when you work with it
  •  A little pricey
Here is how it looks on me

All in all, I love these crayons. They particularly come in very handy when you are in a hurry and  unlike the NYX jumbo pencils, they not only work great as an eye shadow base but fare quite well on its own as eye shadows.

In case you are wondering how the Lakme Bronze looks as compared to NYX Jumbo Pencil, I have swatches for you 🙂

Have you tried these eye shadow crayons?
Which color did you like? And which shade should I try next?
Drop in your suggestions in the comment section 🙂