NOTD: Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Color, Scarlet Red

Hello there!

I am back with a nail color review today that is the Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Color in the shade Scarlet Red. The classic red color never goes out of style and looks gorgeous as ever! I have always been a fan of gel nails so I got quite excited when I saw this one from the house of Lakme.

I have been using this for quite some time now and wanted to share my thoughts with you all. So, let’s jump right into the review and see if it is really worth it. Keep reading to find out more!

What The Product Claims: Pump up your nails in a single stroke, with this plump finish and super shiny gel nail color by Lakme. Gel perfection on your nails is now a dream come true with Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist nail colors. It delivers hi-shine, has great coverage and is available in rich and intense colors. Recommended by Lakme Makeup Experts, get professional finish gel nails every single time.

Packaging: The nail color comes in a chubby glass bottle packaging that is slightly bulky yet sturdy. The shade name is mentioned at the top of the bottle while the other details such as manufacturing date, date of expiry and quantity are there at the body of the bottle.

Brush: As you can see, the brush is quite wide and covers the nail area very well. It picks up the right amount of product and facilitates even application.

Consistency: The nail polish has a perfect consistency, that is neither too thick nor too runny.

Shade: This is a gorgeous red color with prominent maroon undertones. Because of the camera’s flash, it is appearing more on the red side, but there is a noticeable maroonish touch as well.

My Thoughts On The Product: The Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Color comes in 16 shades that are really beautiful. Once applied, the nail polish takes some time to dry completely. It is not quick drying and easily attracts fabric marks. Coming to the pigmentation front, it is bang on! Just a single swipe gives an opaque finish. When freshly applied, it looks gorgeous and glossy on the nails. However, the shine does not last at all!

If you are someone who washes the hands too frequently or spends a lot of time in the kitchen, the gel finish will fade away before you know it. In fact, for me, it vanishes within a day or two and starts chipping off soon. Thus, this definitely does not live up to the standards of a gel polish whatsoever. Another problem I faced with this particular shade was that after removing, it stains the nails real bad. So, a base coat is a must!


  • Stunning shade
  • Perfect consistency
  • Easy to use brush
  • Highly pigmented
  • Beautiful gel finish when applied


  • Takes time to dry
  • Shine does not last long
  • Stains a lot without a base coat
  • Starts chipping off soon
  • Overpriced

Price: Rs 400 for 15 ml

Rating: B-

Would I Recommend/Repurchase This? I don’t think so! I am quite disappointed with this nail color. It loses its shine and starts chipping off very soon. At this price, I was expecting better quality and long-lasting color.


Have you tried any shade from the Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Color range? Do share your thoughts in the comments section below!


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