Lakme Absolute Forever Silk Eyeliner in Electric Violet: Review & Swatches

As some of you might know, I am currently sailing with my husband. While waking up in the middle of the Atlantic Sea is stunning and fun, packing months worth of stuff in a few bags is an absolute nightmare. I had a particularly difficult time sorting out makeup I wanted to take with me so I sorted out the easiest stuff first i.e. eyemakeup. My logic about eyemakeup is fairly simple – less is more so I took my favorite eyeshadow pallete with some basic colors as well as a few bright shades but I bought quite a few eyeliner. Nothing brightens up your eyes like coloured liner and one of the liners I picked up for this trip was the Lakme Absolute Forever Silk Eyeliner in the shade Electric Blue.

Price: Rs 475 for 0.28 gms

Packaging

Lakme Absolute Forever Silk Eyeliner comes in a twist up pencil packaging with a plastic cap which is of the same shade as the color of the liner. The cap stays in its place so it’s not difficult to carry around. The twist up feature makes it easy for me to use it and not worry about carrying around a sharpener.

Product & Texture

Lakme’s Forever Silk Eye Liner has soft and creamy texture so the pencil pretty much glides on the eyes. The product doesn’t feel heavy on the lids or get clumpy.

The range has 6 shades but I found myself really attracted to Electric Blue. This is a blue based violet with really nice metallic finish. If you have read the fall/ winter makeup trends post, metallic is huge this season and this shade is pretty perfect to keep up with this trend.

Pigmentation & Staying Power

The shade Electric Blue is quite pigmented and one swipe is all it takes to get a nice layer of color on your lids. You can layer the liner if you want to get a richer shade easily.

The liner does need a few seconds to set but once it does, the liner doesn’t budge or wear off for almost 4-5 hours. The liner is water proof so I don’t have to worry about it smudging because of sweat.

My Experience

I love the eyeliner. It is just the right shade to brighten up a gloomy winter morning. I really like the texture and it stays on for a good couple of hours.

However, you do have to be careful with the detractors because the pencil doesn’t go back all the way. You also need to be a little light handed while using the liner because due to the soft texture, it has tendency to break very easily.

Final Verdict

I love this liner to bits. It is such a stunning color and the texture is so soft that it swipes like a dream. Doesn’t budge, Doesn’t fade or clumps up for a good 5 hours so basically it has everything you look for in a drugstore liner and more. Definitely recommend it to anyone looking to play around with some coloured liner and I got sure am picking some more colours from this range.

Have you tried the Lakme Absolute Forever Silk Eyeliner?

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