Lakme Absolute Drama Stylist Shadow Duos comes in sleek round black case with see through lid accompanied with a dual sided sponge tip applicator. Applicator & eye shadow case is placed in separated compartments in a flimsy plastic casing which again is packed securely in a black cardboard box packaging. The eyeshadow duos are placed in black case which can be used dry or wet. The entire packaging is same as Face Stylist Blush Duos from the range just a bit smaller. The sponge tip applicator does a good job for the application.
PINK WINK is an assortment of a vibrant Magenta Pink & a deep Burgundy Plum with miniscule silver shimmers which are perfectly blended into the texture sans being chunky or any fall out. The texture is smooth & soft without going all the way buttery and then it does kick off some loose stuff slightly while loading onto brush, nothing major though. The formula applies evenly & blends effortlessly without any issues. The duo has a good mediocre pigmentation which can be further build up to intensify without getting cakey. I was expecting the shades to be richly pigmented look at the intensity in the pan but somehow it was a bit disappointing. But when applied wet the shades pay off richly with a powerful punch on lids backing up well. This duo is the most vibrant of other duos from the collection. The longing power is also impressive when used wet or primer underneath giving a good 8-9 hours of wear on my dry lids. When applied dry, the duo wears for some 6 hours on me before starting to fade from the edges. Overall I found these slightly overpriced looking at the performance though they are way better than the blush duos from the range. See more pics & swatches:
- Sleek, compact & easy to locate packaging.
- Smooth, soft & satiny texture.
- Shimmers are well merged into texture without any chunky feel.
- Applies & blends effortlessly.
- Good medium to buildable pigmentation.
- Decent wear power (further improves with a primer or when used wet).
- The texture licks off slight loose stuff while loading onto brush.
- Pigmentation could have been better especially looking at the shades intensity.
Loved the concept of two contrasting shades in a single packaging. The formula is pretty good with soft & satiny texture however the pigmentation disappoints slightly especially looking at the shades intensity which also affects the wear power too. For the performance, these are overpriced.