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Hi makeup Geeks,

Today, I am going to review a foundation from lakme means lakme 9 to 5 flawless makeup. I am going to give my take on the product in pearl shade. Guys, i am wheatish in color and once i had tried the marble shade that looked horrible on me but that was the shade SA provided me then later i found out, the shade that suit me is the pearl shade. I must tell you i have used this foundation on daily basis with a hint of moisturiser and it is really good in consistency and also suits my skin the best. I have combination skin my T-Zone is much drier and rest of my face is oily. And so, i am blessed with a combination skin.




Well, it is available in 4 shades :

  1. Marble
  2. Pearl
  3. Shell

Lakme is the well known and most trusted brand all over india and i personally like lakme foundations very much as it suits my skin.


What lakme claims : Avoid messy spills & say no to touch-ups with Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Makeup. Looking Flawless is now an everyday affair. Suitable for Indian skin tones and blends so beautifully without making you look "made-up" or "over-dressed".


Price : Rs 575. Buy Here.


Quantity : 30ml



Packaging : As far as packaging is concerned, it comes in a heavy glass bottle which is cumbersome to carry around in a makeup bag as it is quite bulky and sturdy but i am happy that it has a pump dispenser with which one can use the right amount of foundation, usually one or less than a pump is enough for daily look and 2 pumps are enough for a party look i can say, gives you the medium coverage look. The pump dispenser is hygienic too coz we don`t need to put our hand in the tube to use foundation as in most creams we do which is non-hygienic.


Ingredients List : This foundation doesn`t have any ingredient mentioned on the pack.




How I Use It : I usually use it almost daily by mixing it with the moisturiser or else on an non-mosturized skin it gives a cakey look and doesn`t blended out well. While going out in day time in summer, i prefer to use primer before applying it for the long lasting effect as i sweat a lot on my upper lip the most. Still i use a hint of moisturiser with this foundation even after primed face because i have combination skin so it may break out me otherwise.

I have also used the Vega foundation brush with it and it gives an air brushed effect on my face. It blended out so well using the brush and i must tell you you need to moisturize well else it will dried out so badly.


Pros of Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Makeup Foundation :

  1. Hygienic due to pump dispenser.
  2. Gives medium coverage.
  3. Stays 5-6 hours without touch-ups.
  4. Travel-friendly due to the pump.
  5. Gives matte finish which stays a long time.
  6. It also can be used as a concealer because of its thick texture but you need a tone lighter to your skin to use as a concealer.
  7. Best suits oily or combination skinned beauties.

Cons of Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Makeup Foundation :

  1. No SPF.
  2. It can make you look cakey if you don`t moisturize your face.
  3. No for dry skin but not according to me as i also have a very dry skin in winter all i need is to properly moisturizer and i am good to go.

Final Verdict :

I have finished my 3 tubes and this, i am using the 4th one, this can give you an idea how much i love it. If you have oily or combination skin this foundation can work wonders for you. Also, with some more moisturiser dry skinned will also love this foundation.


Rating :

4.5 out of 5 a minus .5 for Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Makeup Foundation Pearl Shade because it may break out if not used with a moisturiser.


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