Earlier this month, Lakme launched its new makeup range for summer 2011: the Fantasy Collection. Besides introducing new shades in existing product lines like Enrich Satin lip color (lipsticks), Eye Color quartet (eye shadow palette of four shades) and True Wear nail color (nail polish), there are plenty of new and exciting products:
- Cheek Artist (cream blush)
- Gold dust shimmer bronzer
- All over shimmer gloss
- Shadow artist shimmer stick (cream-based eyeliner-cum-shadow)
- Fairy dust eye shadow (like an eyeshadow in pen/ stick form)
- Fantasy shimmer liner (sparkle eye liner)
The colour palette of this collection ranges from bright tones in green, pink and blue. Gloss and shine are key elements of this product range.
In part 1 of the Lakme Fantasy Collection review, we test some of the eye products.
Shadow Artist Shimmer Stick
These are creamy pencils that you can use in a number of ways: as liner on upper or lower lashes, or you can apply and smudge/ blend, or simply use all over the lid as eye shadow. And as the name suggests, they’ve got glitter!
Price: Rs 350 each (available in four shades)
I found the pencils easy to use, and I was also able to easily blend the colour. I wore the Green to office and while my colleagues liked it, one of them wished that the green was a deeper shade. I agree with her, as it isn’t always practical to wear such a colour to work or formal events and the darker colour would go well with our skin tone.
Anyways, my thick liner stroke stayed in place from morning to evening and faded just a little. I also turned it into eye shadow, by applying a few solid lines across the lid and then blending with my ring finger. The resultant eye shadow was wonderful—just the right hint of pigment and good dose of shimmer. Of course you can add more layers of colour if you want more colour.
Fantasy Shimmer Liner
The product description claims that it gives you twinkling eyes, and you can line, layer and blend this product without smudging.
Price: Rs 275 each (available in 8 colours).
You know what? Every word in the above-mentioned product description is 100% true. Though the product is in liquid form, it’s got a quick dry formula. So apply it once, blink, and there—it’s in place. And yes, your eyes do seem to twinkle. 🙂
The shimmer liner brush was just right to apply the liner comfortably and I didn’t have a problem applying it even though my hand tends to shake.
I tried Midnight Moon (picture on left), Gold and Pink Crystal—and I loved ALL of them! The’yre great for parties, weddings, shopping and fun! This product has to be on your makeup kit this summer (or rather, this year).
PS: I’d love to try the White in this range. If it’s transparent, I’m buying it!
Coming soon: Lakme Fantasy Collection Review (Part 2)