Ok people, I am really, really mad at Lakme now. First they hike their rates for no reason at all when all they have is crap and now they are actually selling us spoilt cosmetics.
Some of you must remember a recent post where I had gushed about a Lakme enrich lipcolor being a very close color match to my lip - Sugarbloom (652). Now this is a really pretty shade that is the same color as my lips and I really like it so the other day, about 2 weeks ago while at New Beauty Centre at Khar I bought a back-up. That day I also bought another color called Watermelon. I tested it, bought the product and walked out. After all it never occured to me to check the product I had bought.
Here is where the story begins, today on a lark I opened the tubes to check them out. You can take a look at the pictures below to see what I saw.
First compare the two lipsticks - they are the same shade - Sugarbloom.
The first one is the original shade, the second one is the new one. The lighting is not so good, but the second one looks like a dirty grey!
Further look at the swatches below, do they look like they belong to the same shade of lipstick? This picture has been taken in artifical lighting. Below is the picture in natural light.
The swatch on top is the new lipstick.
The swatch below is the original lipstick I had.
Do they look like the same shade to you?
Wanna know more? Lakme actually sold me a tester. The lipstick case i bought when removed from the cardboard cover, very clearly says "TESTER"
Yea, Lakme is now selling us testers!
I had also bought another lipstick from their range that day - called Watermelon. I did use the tester. It was a lovely shade of watermelony cool red. See the swatch below. It is the topmost swatch and tell me what it reminds you of - watermelon or coffee?
I really don't know what to do, it has been 2 weeks since the purchase. I wonder if New Beauty Centre will take it back.
And now I am really, really mad at Lakme. It wasn't enough for them to sell us overpriced crap. They now have begun to sell testers - and that too spoilt ones.
I am gonna boycott Lakme now, enough is enough.