Lakme Perfect Radiance Multi Mineral Skin Lightening Compact Review, Shades

by Sabrina on December 9, 2010 · 57 comments

Lakme Perfect Radiance Multi Mineral Skin Lightening Compact Review, Shades

Price : Rs. 150

Quantity : 8g

My very first review on IMBB was the Lakme Perfect Radiance Skin Lightening Foundation. Now I am reviewing the Compact which has recently been launched in the stores.

LAKME PERFECT RADIANCE MULTI-MINERAL SKIN LIGHTENING COMPACT

lakme compact

lakme compact

I bought this in the lightest shade Ivory Fair 01. This shade is a warm color (has a yellowish tinge). I was contemplating on getting the next shade Rose Fair 02, which was a cool shade (had a pinkish tinge), but since these days I am using about 2 shades darker than my facial complexion (in order not to look very ghostly white, and in order to try and match the warm undertones on my neck, and also in order to lend some healthy-looking colour to my face AND also in order to cover up the redness on my cheeks). This advice : courtesy the MUA at MAC. But let’s get on with this review. I would most probably also be purchasing the Rose Fair shade or even the next shade after that, as I still have quite a few Ivory shades of foundation which I want to use up before buying a foundation in a shade or two darker, and I want to use darker compact over these Ivory foundations. Am I making sense?

Lakme Perfect Radiance

Lakme Perfect Radiance

lakme compact

lakme compact

This Lakme compact is available in about 5 or 6 shades, and you will find shades to suit both warm and cool undertones. I think I would be alternating between using the Ivory Fair shade and the Rose Fair shade as I found the Ivory Fair shade to be a bit too yellowish for me, but that’s just my personal opinion.

What I like about Lakme Perfect Radiance Compact :

  • Good choice of shades available, to suit both warm and cool undertones.
  • It claims to be containing Multi-Minerals, which are obviously good for our skin.
  • It also says that it is Oil-Free, which is great. (The Lakme Perfect Radiance Skin-Lightening Foundation is not Oil-Free at all, but I guess that’s because it’s supposed to lend a glow to the skin.) True to this compact’s claim, I really found it to be Oil-Free.
  • It is soft and smooth.
  • It contains sunscreen of SPF 20.
  • It contains Brightening Pearls, though I didn’t see any obvious traces of any kind of shimmer, but it feels nice to wear something that is supposed to brighten up your complexion.
  • It contains Vitamin B3, which with regular use, is supposed to lighten the skin tone over time.
  • I find it suitable for everyday use.
  • Lasts a good 4 to 5 hours without re-touching.
  • Provides medium to full coverage.
  • Didn’t cause any allergies or break-outs.
  • It comes with a mirror attached.

What I don’t like about Lakme Perfect Radiance Compact :

  • I don’t like that is very highly fragranced – it’s smell is very strong and almost like a talcum powder. This may cause allergies and sensitivities in some people.
  • I don’t like the powder puff that comes with it. A sponge applicator would have been better to attain good coverage and smooth finish. (I have been using a separate sponge applicator hence you can see the powder puff is unused).
  • I have to say yet again that Lakme has still not updated their website with details of this product. The anticipation would have been great if they had done so, at least we would have been looking forward to this product’s launch before it flooded the markets.

This would get 4 stars from me as I’m really liking it, as well as all other new products from Lakme this year.

I would definitely be buying Lakme Radiance Compact in other shades as well, as there is a good variety to choose from this time.

Other shades in Lakme Radiance SKin Lightnening Compact:

02 Rose Fair : For fair to medium skin tones

rose fair
rose fair

03 Medium beige : For Medium skin tones

medium beige

medium beige

05 Honey : Wheatish to Dusky Skin tones

honey

honey

Have you tried Lakme Radiance Compact? Please rate in the Box below.

Lakme Perfect Radiance Skin Lightening Foundation Review

{ 57 comments… read them below or add one }

Natasha December 9, 2010 at 12:50 pm

sabrina, does the talcum smell fade away after dometime or does it stay on forever?

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Sabrina December 9, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Natasha, the smell doesn’t last very long after application.

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Natasha December 9, 2010 at 12:50 pm

what’s that nail paint? i like it, tell me :-)nice review :yes:

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Sabrina December 9, 2010 at 5:23 pm

The nail polish is Orly (Passion Fruit).

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Rati December 9, 2010 at 12:52 pm

Natasha, how many images can you see in the post. Could you please tell em the number…?

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Natasha December 9, 2010 at 12:56 pm

rati i can see 7 images. but there are a total of eight. The second one from the top (right below the compact cover) is not showing up at least on my screen.

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Rati December 9, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Thank you, Natasha….checking!

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Shreya December 9, 2010 at 1:01 pm

hey Rati ,

have sent you an email .. if you have time please chk it.

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calicoaster December 9, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Great review Sabrina!! This does look like a promising product!! … :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) …and soo cheap too!! :-D :-D :-D

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Sabrina December 9, 2010 at 5:24 pm

Thanks so much, Cali. Right, reasonably priced too and good quality.

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Radhika December 9, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Me saw the bright compact dabba now..is like a raspberry red-pink :D Ohhh it disappeared again!

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Sumi December 9, 2010 at 1:03 pm

u r true natasha cant see the sec pic.
by the way was longing to read a review about it . rati gave an info about it a day back thanks to both of you sabreena and rati.but does this give breakout since u said does nt suit sensitiv skin

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Sabrina December 9, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Thanks, Sumi. It hasn’t caused me to break out as yet.

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Radhika December 9, 2010 at 1:04 pm

Okkkk..me shut up…me see raspberry pink noww…me no see something else khali box there.

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Rati December 9, 2010 at 1:09 pm

:P No you were right. Something funny happening since morning. :-P :-P :-P :-P

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Sumi December 9, 2010 at 1:05 pm

yes can see the sec pic now.
cool

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Rati December 9, 2010 at 1:08 pm

:sweat: :sweat: :sweat: :sweat: :sweat: :sweat: Thanks for confirming, Sumi.

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Natasha December 9, 2010 at 1:18 pm

me too liking pinki pinki dibbi :D

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jomol December 9, 2010 at 1:19 pm

Wow, I want, I want…..Sabrina……your nail polish….so bright and happy, I want I want….. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :plate: :skywalker:

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Natasha December 9, 2010 at 1:30 pm

jomol i want that nail polish too :D

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Sabrina December 9, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Hi Jonol. It’s Orly nail polish in Passion Fruit.

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Sabrina December 9, 2010 at 5:27 pm

Oops, sorry, I mean Jomol. Typo.

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Radhika December 9, 2010 at 5:33 pm

:evilgrin: Sabrina. :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: ..me liked Jonol..I call her Jonooool for today :evilgrin:

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Sabrina December 9, 2010 at 5:35 pm

Grrrrr, Rads, I knew you would catch onto that typo. :-))

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Sabrina December 9, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Come over and take it, Jomol.

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Nimi4444in December 9, 2010 at 1:21 pm

Gdaftrnoon IMBBians,

Thnx a lot for the review’s Sabrina.

Yday evng bought the Lakme Perfect Radiance Skin Lightening Foundation & Lakme Perfect Radiance Multi Mineral Skin Lightening Compact in shade – 02 Rose Fair.

N i’m liking both a lot. I too don’t like the powder puff that comes with it.

May b Maybelline Wonder Finish will hv to wait or i’l get it from kolkata next week if i find d right shade.

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Sabrina December 9, 2010 at 5:29 pm

Thank you, Nimi.

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Nimi4444in December 9, 2010 at 1:44 pm

The foundation’s price is definitely on d higher side, but i’v this in my mind that if i use compact of lakme then foundation shd b lakme too.
Earlier had Lakme Daily Soufle n Lakme Radiance Compact in Natural Marble.

Now also using Lakme Fruit Moisture – Skin Renewal Night Cream & Honey & Avocado Winter Perfect Day Cream (thnx to Rati’s review) n loving both of them too.

I find both of this suiting me, so just hoping they lower the price of foundation or increase the quantity by the time i finish both of these.

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Rati December 9, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Thanks a ton for the review, Sabrina. I am surely picking this up soon. :)) I checked out the shades yesterday and I liked the variations they have made. I dont think Lakme has gone wrong with their compacts. i used to use their radiance compact, the older one and used to like it pretty much. This time also they have done a decent job. :)

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Sabrina December 9, 2010 at 5:32 pm

You’re most welcome, Rati, thanks for posting this.

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jomol December 9, 2010 at 2:30 pm

Natasha…..Sabrina always shows off amazing nail shades….. :drool:

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Sabrina December 9, 2010 at 5:33 pm

:-D :-D :-D

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bhumika December 9, 2010 at 2:38 pm

dis sounds gud…wud check out…thanks for d review sabrina..n 4 stars from u means it has to be gud…

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Sabrina December 9, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Thanks so much, Bhumika.

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Neha S. December 9, 2010 at 3:33 pm

:inlove: funky nail paint sabrina looooveee eeet!! :inlove:

the compact sounds pretty nice and its oil free yeayyy! il try this one out when my current colorbar one gets over :)

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Sabrina December 9, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Thankee, Neha.

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Tatjana December 9, 2010 at 3:58 pm

I love your reviews Sabrina, so informative :yes:
And I know how much time one´s have to invest in cutting down pictures etc.

This looks like an very interesting product but after you mentioned the smell I will not try to get it somewhere, since Talcum itself is not a very good ingredient and furthermore I don´t like heavy smelling makeup products at all :-P

And, hopefully I am not boring you (or anybody else) with my regular colour-type suggestions :shame: :blush: :blush: : You should go for products for cool skin type undertones. Since I saw only flushed pictures of you, which are defective for colour type identification, it´s not a 100%-claim … but I am quite sure you are a summer colour type :-* :-* :-*

Thanks a lot for sharing your impressions on the Compact with us.
:yes: :yes:

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Sabrina December 9, 2010 at 5:41 pm

Thank you very much, Tatjana. I sure appreciate that you like my reviews. I don’t think this product contains talc as an ingredient, it’s just quite highly-scented. If you would like to have this, or any other Lakme product, do let me know, I can send it to you, no problem. And thanks for the suggestion on the cool undertones. See, my face is pinkish fair, with a lot of redness and open pores, but my neck is yellowish and no redness at all, so I am in the quest forever to know what to wear on my face!! Thanks again for your suggestion.

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Tatjana December 9, 2010 at 5:58 pm

Most powders contain talc, even the high-end ones.
But there are no ingredients on the product … so maybe it does not contain it…

“pinish fair” is another indication for summer coulour type as well. :-)
A lot of foundations use yellowish tones to correct this, like f.e. the MAC foundations. Works for some beauties, but it´s still better to work with a green corrector beneath, so you can aplly yellowish tones – which are most often not warm (see MAC NC or C stuff). It has to match your skin colour, that´s all about :-))

Thanks a lot for the personal shopping order – I´ll let you know if I need something :-* :-* :-*

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Tatjana December 9, 2010 at 6:14 pm

Err: Offer – not Order…. I really need coffee :X-P:

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Radhika December 9, 2010 at 6:16 pm

:-D :-D :coffee: :coffee: :coffee:

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Sabrina December 9, 2010 at 6:53 pm

Yes, I could do with a nice hot cuppa coffee too.

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Mrunmayee December 9, 2010 at 4:12 pm

I think i will be honey in this.. And it makes perfect sense to use darker compact over your regular foundation, as you will be able to control the amount of colour better. :-)) :-))

The packaging and pricing are both attractive. Would definitely love to try this, provided the shades match. :-))

Lovely lovely review Sabrina,, And I am totally :inlove: :inlove: with your nails.

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Sabrina December 9, 2010 at 5:44 pm

Awwww, thanks so much, Mrun. I’m feeling so thrilled that all of you here are liking my nails!!

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Radhika December 9, 2010 at 5:31 pm

Oh the asterisks is for in-vitro study…SPF 20*…was wondering about it, had asked another blogger this and she deleted my comment and the asterisks! Guess I ask really irritating questions ?:-) ?:-)

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Sanjeev December 9, 2010 at 6:25 pm

Ahh well, naqal mein bhi akal chahiye. That other blogger copied it from here. :-)

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Radhika December 9, 2010 at 6:28 pm

Ohhh …… so its a case of a copycat not liking the curious cat :cat2: :cat:

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veena December 10, 2010 at 7:13 am

wow, imbb is all new now :) and the crazy smilies too

sabrina i got the medium beige :) this is so nice :haanji:
did anyone used the lakme day cream from this range ?
and s the applicator is like the one we get wt baby powders :(

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Pallavi December 23, 2010 at 1:23 pm

Hey I used to use the natural pearl shade for the normal lakme compact but I bought the rose fair in this prefect radiance range…because my skin is a little pinkish…which is better for me? Ivory fair or the rose fair I bought??

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prableen May 6, 2011 at 7:56 pm

this product is amazing ,i thought to bye the ivory pink shade but i have a very fair skin tone and it is yellowish so i decided to get the rose fair it made my skin look a bit dark but when i applied it over a foundation my skin looked really good…………i got compliments……..too but i dont like applying foundation so next time i will get ivory fair.and my skin sweats a lot and before the compact i used to apply powder over moisturiser but now this compact does not mix with the sweat it stays on even if i wipe my face with a tissue………its great better than any other compact

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Anu June 9, 2011 at 9:49 pm

Where do I get this Lakme compact.

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prableen August 4, 2011 at 8:25 pm

anu you can get it at any cosmetic shop its available everywhere…….

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Anveshi August 22, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Oh wow….thnx sabrina…..I am so buying it :)

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zenia August 29, 2011 at 4:20 pm

I am 13 years old, is it safe to use this product and which foundation goes well with shade 02 rose fair?

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Rhea October 4, 2011 at 1:00 am

I’ll try this one.I’ve been using the Maybelline Whitestay Compact,shade-light ivory.
which shade of this do you think would suit my complexion? :nerd:

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akanksha March 30, 2012 at 3:21 pm

its awsome :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: hide blemishes as well :yahoo: :yahoo: :dance: :dance: :balle:

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Althea December 17, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Is it better than Maybelline Whitestay UV fairness Compact

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