The oily to combination skinned beauties struggle with makeup meltdown in summers a lot. As, I have extremely oily skin at this time, so I know very well, what we are to go through. When the makeup is freshly applied, it looks wow, but after some time, the oil comes back, the face looks horrible when makeup starts melting down. Imagine the feeling when, at some points, there is makeup, while at others, there is nothing, leaving you feel like hell. Here, comes the need of matte compacts. A Matte Compact is oil free and shine free. And, this feeling can be avoided by a medium to full coverage compact. Also, when we are out, there is no time to apply fresh makeup, this is the time for which the compacts are made of.
So, Compacts are really handy to touch up and can be easily carried around in a bag. It can be used to set the makeup base or foundation, can be applied alone and gives the matte and oil free skin for longer time with touch ups in between whenever the oil comes back, and thus helps to regain the same freshness.
The type of compact we need depends on the budget, requirements, skin type, season .
Today, I am going to review a compact which gives sheer to medium coverage, can be applied over makeup or without makeup on moisturised skin, i.e. Lakme 9 To 5 Flawless Matte Complextion Compact in the shade Almond Matte. This compact is the perfect choice for an oil-free, matte, even and natural complexion. It is fortified with Vitamin E that helps nourishing your skin and gives a radiant look that lasts all day.
Shelf Life : 36 Months From The Mfd. Date ( 3 Years).
What Lakme Claims :
Lakme 9 To 5 Flawless Matte Complextion Compact with a unique oil absorbing formula that gives you a matte and flawless look, throughout the day. Infused with Vitamin E to condition your skin.
This comes with the outer cardboard packaging which has the name of compact written on the front side and the shade name, price, date of packaging and the date upto when the compact can be used are clearly mentioned. The inner packaging is very much attractive.
This comes with a rose gold round case inner packaging which is a see through packaging same as in all the 9 to 5 range. It has a mirror and a soft powder puff to make it handy while travelling for touch ups. The puff and the powder are separated by a thin transparent plastic film. The powder puff is soft and is of decent quality. The packaging is also sturdy in nature and the compact can be carried around in a bag when outside.
Texture & Coverage:
It has a silky smooth velvety matte kind of texture which does not give any white cast. It provides sheer coverage when applied using a powder brush and medium coverage when used with the puff provided. Both ways, the finish is impressive. The shade almond matte suits wheatish skin tones with neutral undertones.
My Experience With Lakme 9 To 5 Flawless Matte Complextion Compact :
During summers, I wanted a compact with some medium coverage to hide minor blemishes, which can`t be hidden by a light coverage compact. For functions, I wanted a compact to set my base foundation to increase its staytime for some more time. I tried lakme compacts below this range so after those trails, I found this particular compact to be my best friend.
What is do is, I apply my foundation and then dust off the excess by applying this lakme compact using a fluffy powder brush and it does a pretty decent job of matttifying the skin and controls oil for almost 6 hours which is quite impressive in summers. Whenever I need some coverage, then I apply it with the powder puff that is provided with it. This puff is also of nice quality. This compact doesn`t leave any white effect or chalky feel on to my skin, which I like the most. This goes same with the Lakme 9 to 5 Foundation which I have reviewed earlier here. The combination of both gives amazing results. I have also tried this compact to cover up small blemishes once when I ended up with uneven makeup once in an occasion in summers. After touching up, due to its medium coverage, I got sorted. Despite the heat and humidity, it gives you a pleasant feeling.
What I Like About Lakme 9 T 5 Flawless Matte Compextion Compact :
- Trendy Rose Gold Mirror Finish Classy Packaging.
- Flawless Matte Finish.
- Enriched With Vitamin E to nourish the skin.
- No Patchy Skin.
- No White Cast.
- Flawless Matte Finish.
- Controls Oil for 5-6 hours in humid weather, In winter, doubles the time.
- Light To Medium Coverage.
- Can Be Applied With Or Without Makeup Base.
- Can Be Used As A Concealer To Hide Minor Scars Or Blemishes.
- Great For Oily Skin..
- Great Shades For Indian Skinned Tones.
- Budget Friendly.
- Available Easily.
What I Dislike About Lakme 9 T 5 Flawless Matte Compextion Compact :
- No Ingredients List.
- No SPF.
- Does Not Stand Its 9-5 Claim, One Needs A Touch Up After 5-6 Hours.
- Cannot Hide Bigger Spots/Blemishes.
Final Verdict :
This is a very nice compact which comes with attractive packaging, provides sheer to medium coverage with no mask effect, can be applied over makeup or alone with no breakouts, easy on pocket, mattifies the oily skin in humid summer days for 5-6 hours. A must have for oily skin people.