I have been dying to get my hands on some Lakme and Colorbar products for ages now. For those who have never heard of them, these are a couple of Indian makeup brands that would be considered drugstore brands (like Maybelline or Revlon). I do own a few Lakme Kajals, but I have limited access to the majority of the line, and no access to Colorbar at any online venue.

Then one day I offered Ankita some Wet n Wild makeup. She had mentioned on her blog that she wanted to try WnW. That’s how our swap started.

She didn’t want to simply accept makeup from me without giving me something in return. She and I agreed to do a swap. We settled on a spending limit and gave each other suggestions as to which products were good and worthy of getting.

In addition to this wonderful experience, I managed to snag a Lakme Eyeconic eyeliner on Ebay and a Lakme eyeshadow quartet in Tanjore Rush on Amazon.com.

I also won EMA’s giveaway, netting me a bronzer/highlighter duo and Day Sheer blush.

lakme haul



-Lakme Eye Color Quartets in Silk Route and Tanjore Rush
-Lakme Absolute Blush in Day Sheer
-Lakme Absolute Sun-kissed Bronzer (with highlighter)
-Lakme Pure Rouge Blusher in Ginger Surprise
-Lakme Absolute Lipstick in Brilliant Kiss
-Lakme Eyeconic Kajal in Black
-Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Sultry Pink
-Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Creme Cup




I will write full reviews of each product soon. Are there any items you’d like to see a review on sooner than later?