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 :
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".
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 :
- Hygienic due to pump dispenser.
- Gives medium coverage.
- Stays 5-6 hours without touch-ups.
- Travel-friendly due to the pump.
- Gives matte finish which stays a long time.
- 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.
- Best suits oily or combination skinned beauties.
Cons of Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Makeup Foundation :
- No SPF.
- It can make you look cakey if you don`t moisturize your face.
- 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.