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By Dhanshree Soni
Hello Beautiful Ladies,
I have been a regular visitor of IMBB. This is the only place where I can spend my most of the consecutive hours without having to think upon my other priorities 😛 Well, this is going to be my first review over here and I am damn excited about it. I hope you guys like it! Today, I am reviewing my first compact powder from the Lakme 9 to 5 range.
Lakme 9 to 5 flawless matte complexion compact which claims to have a unique oil absorbing formula that gives you a matte and flawless look throughout the day. Infused with vitamin E to condition your skin.
Price and Quantity:
Rs. 300 for 8 gm.
Melon, Apricot, and Almond.
It is packed in a single compartment round case with mirror and a powder puff. The puff and the powder is separated by a thin plastic film. Both the outer cardboard case and inner case comes in Lakme’s 9 to 5 signature color i.e., rosy-peach. The packaging is neat and cute plus handy. It is very sleek which makes it apt for travelling or carrying around in your bag for touch ups.
My Experience with Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact:
First of all, I would like to tell you about my skin type. 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. It neither gives any white cast nor does it give that chalky feel as it blends really well into the skin. Considering the price that the product is offered at, I would definitely call it fairly nice. It has a pleasing light fragrance which is not at all bothering.
It gives a medium to light coverage and gives a matte effect on my face. Whenever I have used this compact, I never got any greasy, oily or sweaty feeling even after a long time. The compact can be used alone or after the base in order to set it up. It does not cover dark blemishes or pigmentation when used alone without any foundation. The compact is basically for combination skin type, but dry skin beauties can use it with a moisturizer underneath.
Coming to the sponge applicator, I really disliked the powder puff that came with it. A sponge applicator would have been better to attain a good coverage and smooth finish. It is very thin and fragile, therefore I do not use it more often. I use a kabuki powder brush instead.
Overall, I am pretty impressed with the quality of this product for the price.
Pros of Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact:
- Classy and pretty rose gold packaging *clap*
- Lightweight soft pressed powder.
- Gives totally matte finish.
- Evens out complexion to an extent.
- A boon for oily skin beauties as it does control shine for good 3 to 4 hours. After that, you have to touch up.
- Mild fragrance.
- Did not break me out.
- Easy to handle and travel friendly.
- Blends easily and evenly.
- Available in 3 different shades.
Cons of Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact:
- No SPF content. *nonono*
- Powder puff provided is cheap, thin and fragile.
- Blending properly is a must if you want a non-chalky feel.
- No ingredient list is mentioned.
- Does not live up to its 9 to 5 (8 hour) claim.
- Might not be suitable for dry skin beauties.
Would I Recommend Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact?
I would definitely recommend if you have oily to combination skin type. It’s a decent compact at an affordable price. It is not a must have for everyone, but no harm in trying once.
Would I Repurchase Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact?
Yes, definitely, as soon as I finish this one *duh*
P.S.- Do share your views and thoughts via comments. Did you like my review? Please feel free to criticize as it is my first review over here. I will respect everyone’s suggestions.
Thank you all beautiful ladies and girls. :-* :-*
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