|Dermatologically tested, the shades are enriched with Vitamin E that nourish the skin & micro-fine velvet pearls for natural, sun-kissed bronze glow.
Lakme Absolute Sunkissed Bronzer comes in a sleek round black case with see through lid embedded with duo coloured bronzers which are apt for Indian skintones. The surface of the bronzer has got a crisp pattern which makes the product look more appealing. There’s no applicator provided which I don’t mind as most of the times they don’t serve the purpose but an inbuilt mirror could have been handy with the packaging. Overall don’t have any grudges with the packaging though the lack of mirror is felt when you are on the go!
Formula wise this is fabulous with silky soft buttery texture adorned with diminutive shimmers giving a nice healthy glowy sheen. But it kicks up loads of loose stuff around the pan while loading onto the brush, no matter how delicately you handle it.And because the texture is oh so delicate, is easily prone to breakage if dropped accidentally. The pigmentation is superb and a single pass gives you enough colour on cheeks or to contour with outstanding blend ability! Make sure to use it with a light hand to avoid going overboard. The longing power is also pretty good for about 5-7 hours on me before starting to fade. Looking at the intense pigmentation I was expecting the longevity to be more but then it’s not too bad also on my dry skin.
The bronzer consists of two shades: a deep copper (lighter) & a deep bronze (darker) mixed together giving a nice intense coppery-bronze outcome with pearled finish. There’s not much difference in the shades if you look into the pan. Both shades are deep, dark & intense without any orange tones to make you look burnt and will suit Indian complexions beautifully. I prefer the bronzy shade for contouring & both mixed for cheeks to get a perfect sun kissed glow (I am nC42 in MAC). The bronze shade is 2-3 shades darker than my skin tone & fits in beautifully for contouring. Though it’s a bronzer, make a gorgeous eye shadow & blush too. I love to use this to highlight my collar bone. Paler beauties might have some issues as the shades are quiet deep also oilies may want to check at stores in case the sheen is overpowering for them. For my dry skin this gives a very healthy look which I absolutely adore. Overall a multitasking product with fabulous formula.
- Sleek, compact & easy to locate packaging.
- Silky smooth & buttery soft texture with pearled finish.
- Gives a healthy glowy sheen.
- Superb pigmentation.
- Good wear power.
- Both shades suit Indian skintones beautifully.
- Kicks up loads of loose stuff around the pan while loading product onto brush.
- If you are a matte bronzers fan, can skip this blindly.
- The shades are not suitable for paler skin tones. Might make them look burnt.
- For oily skin, the sheen might be overpowering. (Though I love it on my dry skin).
Two deep intense bronzing shades complementing Indian skin tones assembled in one case with a fabulous texture, pigmentation, finish, blend ability & good staying power. A multitasking product doubling up as eye shadow, body bronzer & blush! Would recommend for sure to dry skin beauties (especially NC40+ scale) and oilies might want to double cheek with the sheen in case it might exaggerate the pores.