It is oily to combination in summers and normal in winters. I was looking for a compact powder to set my base and to control the shine which I usually get because of my oily skin. I have been using this compact for over a month now, as u can see I have already hit the pan because i am loving it so far. This compact did an excellent job. It did not live up to its 9 to 5 claim, but yes, it did control my shine for good 3 to 4 hours. The powder is fine, smooth and satiny and feels soft enough on the face which glides on easily onto the skin. The shade I am using is almond which is a perfect match for my wheatish and slight yellow skin tone.
Sonam TripathiView Profile
I bought it from amazon for Rs 480 for 30 ML of a product . it is worth the price because quality of the product is good .I gives a medium coverage .
The foundation comes in a transparent glass bottle with a rose gold colored cap. The bottle has a pump on the top which actually makes the foundation easier and hygienic to use. The product is not travel friendly as the bottle is made of glass .
The product is long lasting it stayed on in me for around 6 hours which is quite nice .
It had a dewy effect on me .
I applied this product using a beauty blender .
it gives my face a natural look and compliments my fair skin tone. It does not smudge or streak.
Anisha bansalView Profile
I bought this product but i didnt found it good its coverage is not upto the mark also ut leaves patches on face after some time . It turns the skin blackish and dark making it dry . It doesnt stay too long on face it feels like heaviness on face . I didnt like the product much not suitable for indian and dry skin . It has pathetic smell ! Quantity is okay as per the price , but the product is not suitable and useful , i will not be suing this product again and will not recommend to people who have dry skin and wishes to have long lasting glow
Say no to touch ups using Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Makeup. Its long lasting formula does not streak or smudge and suitable for Indian skin tones. Its amazing blending properties make sure your skin doesn’t look heavy and made-up. The easy to use pump dispenser allows you to pump out the perfect amount required for optimum coverage and avoid messy spills. This high-performance foundation keeps you looking flawless throughout the day. It is available in 3 shades named Marble, Shell & Pearl.
Tanu GandhiView Profile
Lakeme 9 to5 Flawless Makeup is a good product as it gives perfect look to your face and also remains for longer period of time. It gives a matte fininshing look. I use face cream along with this for good results, It is very well suitable for oily skin and it does not react to your skin . It is packed in a pump bottle which is also a good thing about this product. It is pocket friendly as well as very convenient to use. I rarely use such makeup poduct is amazing as well as worth buying. I recommend you to use this product as well.
Himanshi SinghView Profile
This foundation gives a medium coverage and matte finish. Comes in a frosted glass bottle with a pump. The pump makes the usage easier. It's travel friendly , given that you handle the glass bottle properly. It's a good foundation and I think it's definitely worth the price. Lasts for about 5 hours with setting powder. It works great for me as I have oily skin. I don't think it'll be a good choice for dry skin types. It can be applied using any medium of your choice.
I would definitely buy this foundation again as it's a really good buy. Totally recommend this product for people with oily skin!
The Lakme 9-5 flawless makeup is an amazing product, very convenient to use since the bottle has a pump, it has a good coverage and covers dark circles as well as dark spots, the foundation is long lasting and gives a natural to medium look . Easy to blend , retails for Rs 575 and is worth the price, if skin is well hydrated before application it works much better since it is a little dry but it still works well, it has 3 shades and the shade i use suits me really well, it is overall a really good product and can be used using a beauty blender, brushes or even hands since it is extremely easy to blend
Sonal PahujaView Profile
Avoid messy spills & say no to touch ups! This long lasting formula does not streak or smudge. It is suited for Indian skin tones and blends in beautifully. Its blending properties make sure you don’t stand out or make you look “made up” or “over dressed”. The easy to use pump dispenser allows you to pump out the perfect amount required for adequate coverage.
PRODUCT QUANTITY- 30ml
PRICE- It retails for Rs. 575
Unfortunately like all the other products from Lakme 9 to 5 range, this too does not have any ingredients mentioned on the product.
HOW TO APPLY-
1. Pump some foundation onto the palm of your hand.
3. Use your middle finger to dot foundation on your face.
5. Lightly blend the foundation in a downward direction from hairline to neckline.
* Long Lasting, Mattifying
* Blends Well
* Pump dispenser
* Suited for Indian Skin Tones
The foundation comes in a transparent glass bottle with a rose gold colored cap. The bottle has a pump on the top which actually makes the foundation easier and hygienic to use. Pump dispenser makes sure that only the required amount of product is released. The bottle itself is securely packed inside a pink colored box. The packaging is appealing but I won’t say that it is travel friendly as the bottle is made of glass and it is risky to travel with a glass bottle
The foundation is available in just 3 color options and this is the biggest minus point of this foundation. The shade I have selected for myself is Marble which is a little light for me. But thankfully it does not look too bad and I can work with it. The company claims this to be a long wearing foundation and it is true to its claims. The foundation stayed on me for a good 7 hours and even after 7 hours my skin was looking fresh and neat.
KEEP IN MIND-
One thing that I noticed is that if your skin is not properly prepared for foundation or is not properly moisturized, this foundation leaves dry patches. When I first applied the foundation I had dry patches near my nose and after 2 hours when my sebaceous gland started their work and my nose section became oily, the dry patches disappeared. I am not exactly sure why this happened, but I honestly liked the way the foundation looked on me after 2 hours of application as compared to the freshly applied look.
The foundation is easy to apply and can be applied by using fingers, sponge or a makeup brush. I personally do not like using my fingers but it blends really well with all the three methods. The company says that it is a Mattifying product, which was not true for me. Since the moment I applied this foundation I had a dewy glow on my skin which remained the same throughout the day and even when I was about to remove I had the same glow. The foundation did not give me a matte look even for a second. Though I like the dewy finish more that matte face, but the claim made by the company is not true.
While using this foundation, try not to rub it too hard, else it might come off in the form of small particles.
* Decently priced, affordable as compared to many other foundations
* Good quantity for the price
* Gives a dewy glow to the skin
* Long wearing
* Blends well
* Pump dispenser makes it easy and hygienic to use
* Limited shade availability
* Might leave dry patches when initially applied
* No ingredient List
* Might not be suitable enough for dry skin ladies
* Has a pathetic smell to it which thankfully goes off on application
Would I buy this product again?
I did like the way it looked on my skin but for long wear, I liked my Revlon Whipped cream more, so I might not buy this again.
If you are looking for something which is long wearing and glowy, then this one is for you, but I won’t suggest this to ladies with dry skin.
Sneha NandyView Profile
Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Make-Up is the perfect foundation for a diva who likes to look like perfection all day long. Boosted with a mattifying formula, it gives your skin a translucent and resplendent glow and its active properties blend into the skin beautifully to give you a natural appearance without looking overly made-up! The bottle comes with a pump dispenser for easy application and is suitable for all Indian skin tones. Use this foundation and be assured of no more touch-ups and a flawless complexion from sunrise to sunset! A high performance foundation that lets you look flawless through your work day. The foundation is packed with key features like: Long lasting finish formula that does not streak or smudge, Creamy texture with a matte finish.
Today I am going to review Lakme 9to5 flawless makeup foundation.
Starting with the coverage, this foundation has a sheer coverage and you can still see pigmentation and spots under it. You definitely need to use concealer under it.
It has liquid- mousse formula which is very lightweight but its dry and quite difficult to blend.
It gives a proper matte finish which I like because I have oily skin.
It comes in a frosty glass bottle with a pump applicator which is pretty convenient and hygenic. It's quite heavy and sturdy but definitely not travel friendly since its made up of glass.
It costs INR 575 which is not extremely steep but you can get better foundations at this price. I don't think it's worth the price because its extremely dry and hard to blend even on my oily skin!!
It lasts for 5-6 hours on my skin. Even after using a primer I mix some facial oil in it to make it easy to blend.
I apply it with beauty sponge but it takes quite some time to get a seamless finish. It doesn't really work with brushes. It's hard to blend with a brush and you can also see brush strokes.
All in all I don't really like the foundation because even on my oily skin it's extremely hard to blend and I also don't quite like the idea of using facial oil everytime using a foundation! (oily skin folks out there you know what I mean!) I do have some dry patches on my skin and it does settle in dry patches as well. Also its a huge no no for dry skinned people! And another major con is that it comes in ONLY 3 SHADES! I have the darkest shade and its still light for my skin. It also has pink undertones even after being an Indian brand. So I definitely do not recommend buying this foundation.
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Coverage: Sheer, Medium or Full
Base: Oil, Water, Gel, etc
Finish: Dewy, Matte, Velvet, etc
Packaging: With or Without Pump, Travel Friendly, Glass or Plastic, etc
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