Lakme Absolute Shine Line Black Eyeliner- Review & Swatches

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Its been long I haven’t posted anything about this brand which I am reviewing today. This time I bought “Lakme Absolute Shine Line Black Eyeliner”. Today my post is about Lakme Absolute Shine Line Black Eyeliner Review.  By now you must be aware that I’m a huge eyeliner freak. I love trying different shades and different brands so that it gives me more idea about the brand and formula they use. As I am more comfortable using brush eyeliner than a tip or pencil eyeliner so I mostly own brush eyeliner as I can draw the wing as per my choice. So, let’s get started with this product-

Price- Rs. 400 /- for 4.5ml

Product description-

Get the best of both worlds with intense colour as well as this season’s most sought after metallic shades in one confident stroke and give your eyes the perfect shine definition. With an easy glide formula and applicator, there’s no reason to not love it.

Key Features & Benefits:

  • Get rich intense color in one stroke that stays true for hours. create smoldering eyes with bold shades that redefine the look of this liquid eyeliner.
  • Long-lasting polymer.
  • Water-based formula.
  • Gives you a glossy texture
  • Suitable for daily use
  • Ensures you make a statement with minimal use
  • The sleek, round cap of the bottle gives you a comfortable grip making it convenient to apply


Aqua, Triethanolamine, Xanthan Gum

How to Use-

Step 1: Steady your dominant hand on a table.
Step 2: Open the cap and remove the excess product from the application brush.
Step 3: Draw your eyelid taut and draw a line across your upper lid.
Step 4: Thicken the line as per your preference.

My Experience with Lakme Absolute Shine Line Black Eyeliner –

The product is packed in black cardboard rectangular box with brand name and details mentioned on it. When you open the box to see the product you will be amazed by seeing its sleek black color rectangular case which look amazing and classy. The cap has shiny metallic coating and the base has mate coat with brand name mentioned on it which make it looks very pretty. The tube is so constructed that it is not going to dry out the liner even when you use it very rarely. Also, it is light weighted and easy to carry around so it qualifies for travelling. This range has 4 colors but I opted for black as it goes with every outfit for daily use.

When you open the cap you wont smell any fragrance. It has a sleek pipe with brush attached make its user friendly as it gives you space to draw the eyeliner easily. The handle of the brush has the right amount of length; not too long neither too short providing ease of application. The consistency of product is nice, it’s neither runny nor thick; it’s perfect for drawing. Coming towards the application, you will be surprised to see that eyeliner dries quickly plus the brush is so soft and even that helps you to create the winged eyeliner. The bristles are packed in such a manner that they provide a clean line. The pigmentation is great its dark grey black and does not have any shine or shimmer added to it. If you are black lover than this is the product you need for day to day use. It has the perfect pointed tip for applying the thinnest line across the eyes and can be widened as per need and look. The best thing I liked about the brush is, it draws line evenly and for beginners you can try your hand on this as you will be damn happy to see your even and flawless eyeliner. Inspite of having oily eyelid the eyeliner was intact and did not spread making it look shabby until and unless you roughly smudge your eyes.

Coming to removal side of eyeliner, you can easily remove the eyeliner in a swipe without any struggle. Isn’t that a great news? The staying power is okay and not that great as after 5-6 hours it starts fading. I have used this liner in hot and humid climate also and it has happily crossed it test.

The only disappoint I have with this eyeliner is that product dries quickly in bottle while applying the eyeliner and this you will start noticing after 4-5 application of eyeliner. The misleading information they have mentioned as shine eyeliner but it has no shine. I wish they rectify the information.

Overall, this liner had an appeal, the whole packaging, the black matte finish, the brush and the price too. I mainly picked it up for the brush and the packaging. It dries faster.  You might have seen many black liners like this, but the whole deal is great and tempting, I don’t know why, especially the brush. Again, the long handle to the brush is very easy for newcomers to use too, in fact, much better than the Lakme Insta Liner’s short, stubby, brush handle. I would highly recommend the Lakme Absolute Shine Liquid Eye Liner in Black as the shade, texture, finish and longevity are perfect for daily wear or even for any events. Go ahead girls.. 😉


  • Affordable
  • Good durability
  • Dries quickly
  • Packaging is great
  • Doesn’t flake and smudge proof
  • Matte finish
  • The brush is smooth and friendly
  • Light weight and easy to carry packaging.
  • Efficient applicator with fine bristles.
  • Shade is deep charcoal grey-black.
  • Nicely pigmented.
  • Lasts for around 6hrs.
  • Can be removed easily with a wipes or cleanser


  • Name is misleading as the liner says its ‘shine line’ whereas it is matte.
  • Not competently water proof.

Will I buy this product again?


TVB rating- 4/5