Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse Review

by Nupur on November 28, 2011 · 179 comments

Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse

Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse Review

What Lakme Claims about Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse:

This mousse to powder formula delivers a feather light finish giving you breathable natural skin. While its weightless formulation hides pores, fine lines and uneven skin tone to leave skin peachy soft all thorough the day. With SPF 8, lasts up to 16 hours.

Lakme Absolute Mousse

Directions For Use:

Directions For Use

Shades Available = 3, in Light – Medium – Dark.

Now, this is one “major factor” Lakme must work on.  I don’t know what made them create just 3 shade options, totally unjustified for such a good product.

Anyway, I picked up the shade 01 Ivory Fair.

Lakme Ivory Fair

Price:

INR 550, for 25 gm

Packaging:

CUTE is the word !! The packaging of this mousse is so winsome and has been very artfully done. I found it really appealing in this round, ball-like shape with steel/silver finish lid and grey-coloured lower compartment which holds the product.

Lakme mousse

Here’s how the mousse looks from inside.

mousse

My mom used to get the Lakme Souffle Foundation a few years back and this reminds me of that particular product.

Swatch

Lakme Mousse

Blended in

Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse

My Experience with Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse:

While, I was checking the products at the Lakme Counter, the SA there insisted me to try this too. I gave him a stern NO as I have a lot of foundations lying unused with me at the moment. Then, I saw the cute-sy packaging and I felt it needs to be checked/tried out at least. I dotted just some product on my wrist and before I could just move my fingers over it to blend it in, it was gone!!!!  This has to be the fastest blending foundation I have come across :D  I ended up buying this too!!

The mousse has this very interesting formula. When you touch it feels somewhat creamy, umm, also like somewhat slippery, slimey (not in a bad sense ), rubber-ish thing ( reminds me of that Green Flubber which was there in the Robin Williams movie :P :D ).

I just dot it all over my face and this blends into my skin seriously in no time, I guess my face cream takes more time to seep in/blend in compared to this.

It clears out my face on application, so about the coverage, I would say it is definitely light-medium coverage foundation. The mousse is lightweight, does look natural on my skin and is weightless/doesn’t feel heavy at all . The coverage is just slightly more than my tinted moisturiser. This can be a good product for you if you have slight imperfections. This does not provide much coverage to dark spots, so I would suggest you use a concealer over this.

This dries to a matte finish and will make an excellent product for oily-skinned beauties. I have combination skin which is more on the drier side as winters are coming in, so I apply my moisturiser liberally before this. I do notice a few dry patches, but nothing which my La Roche Posay thermal water spray cannot take care of.

I prefer not to set it with a loose powder, as it already dries to matte, powdery finish.  So, I would suggest this product has been created keeping oily skin only in mind.  Dry-skinned beauties should check the liquid foundation in this range. . Also, I have sensitive skin, but I had no issues post using this.

Coming to the “16 hours” claim.  The foundation looked good and fresh on me when I tested it outdoors, for about 3-4 hours only. I also, tested this indoors, inside my house, (@ low temperature because of winters here ) and it stayed well on me for some 5-6 hours. Like, it won’t disappear completely, but the freshness that it gives on first hour of application, isn’t there. So, if you are wearing this and you are outdoors, you will need touch ups.

I have described about the packaging above, so I would skip that here. It is undoubtedly attractive, but I personally, never like jar type packaging, be it skin care or cosmetics.

The major turn off for me about this product is its fragrance, :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized:

Dear Lakme, you have to please do something about this. :announce: :announce: Please give us no or low-fragranced products. We don’t seek any fragrance in our cosmetics.

Okay, the fragrance of the product is not bad in any way, somewhat floral and citrus fragrance I reckon, but it carries a LOT of it.  I remember I left the Lakme Invisible Foundation solely for its fragrance even though I found a perfect match for my skin tone in it.

Apart from the coverage, fragrance (-) points, I would definitely suggest this as a good daily wear foundation for oily-skinned beauties.

Listings its Pros and Cons below:

Pros of Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse:

:yes: Lightweight, soft formula.
:yes: Blends amazingly within seconds without much effort.
:yes: Gives light- medium coverage.
:yes: Suits oily skin well.
:yes: I have sensitive, acne-prone skin, but it did not break me out.
:yes: Attractive packaging.
:yes: Lakme products are available easily throughout India.

Cons of Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse:

:no: The 16-hour claim is not true at all. The staying power is about 5-6 hours only.
:no: If you need a lot of coverage, you may not like this.
:no: Has strong (even though not bad) fragrance.
:no: Dry-skinned beauties may not like it or will have to moisturise a lot before applying this.
:no: The 550 rupees price tag for a light coverage foundation may seem exorbitant to some.

IMBB Rating:

3.5 ON 5 :-* :-* :-*

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