Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation Review

Skin Tone: Medium to Wheatish
Skin Type: Sensitive

Hey beauties,

I have been using Lakme Complexion Care Cream for a long time now and I so love that product. I am not a makeup person, but was tempted to buy this product. The new Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation is an addition to their 9 to 5 Primer + Matte range; the lipsticks being the first. Read on to know how this one fared.

Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation Review

Price: INR 600 for 9 g
Product Description:
Say hello to the all new foundation by Lakmé that now comes in a compact format. Conveniently chic! This foundation delivers even coverage that is buildable by nature. It conceals fine lines and effortlessly spreads over your skin. It’s a foundation that has an in-built primer and comes in a powder format. Available in 6 shades, it’s ideal for women with oily skin with it’s long lasting matte finish.

Application:
Step 1: Take some compact on a powder puff. Shake the puff to remove any excess powder. Step 2: Wipe your face with the compact puff in long, even strokes. The strokes should move from the inside, to the outside. Step 3: Wet it if you want to use it like a foundation base. Step 4: Even apply it all over your face. Don’t forget your neck area.

Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation back

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Packaging:
The compact comes in a square cardboard packaging which has product description over it. The packaging is quite sturdy and looks like the normal Lakme 9 to 5 range of products. The actual product comes in a rose gold reflective case. The packaging’s lower lid is made of plastic to avoid damage. I love this rose gold packaging since it looks super stylish.

The product has separate sections for the product and the applicator puff. The lower lid – which is meant for the applicator puff – has small holes in it for air circulation and ventilation. This would also help the puff to breathe and avoid bacteria or fungus, even when wet. The compact comes with a protective plastic sheet and a built-in mirror.

One thing I noticed was that there is a slight space between the product and the container. Not a major flaw, but thought this was worth mentioning. This is travel-friendly but one word of caution here – the product is very fragile so you need to be extra careful. It will break if dropped.

My Experience with Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation:

The Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation is the ultimate product with its ability to eliminate elaborate makeup routines. This comes in 6 beautiful shades; all suitable for the Indian skin tones. The best part about these shades is that they have introduced 2 new shades that are best suited for deeper skin tones. I picked up ‘Silky Golden’, which matches my skin tone the best.

Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation Packaging

Now, let’s talk about its texture. The texture is very creamy, smooth and silky. It blends in without much effort and gives a light and good coverage. It doesn’t leave a white cast and gives a flawless matte finish. It is quite pigmented too. Now talking about its staying power. I think this will work well for all skin types, especially oily skin. It lasts a good 4-5 hours on my skin after which I have to do a touch-up.

Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation Compact

Dry skinned beauties may need to moisturize well before using this or it may get a little cakey. It failed to live up to its claims of concealing lines, pores and blemishes (if you have too many). I used a concealer and then this foundation and it worked like magic. So, if your skin is at its best, this is for you. Otherwise, you may need a little bit of concealer and foundation as a filler. This can be used dry as well as wet. The product tends to look a little patchy after a while if I use it wet.

Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation Sponge

It blends smoothly with the sponge applicator, but I was curious to try it with the brush as well (as makeup junkies do). I tried using it with a brush but spilt a lot of powder all over. I am giving it a benefit of doubt since I am a novice at this. Overall, a superb all-in-one product for your day and night makeup. Use it as per your style and build it up or down for the best coverage.

Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation Swatch

Pros of Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation:

• Beautiful and stylish packaging.
• One product with the benefits of a primer, foundation and compact.
• Gives a flawless matte finish.
• Conceals fine lines and pores to an extent.
• Stays for a good 4-5 hours.
• Mild fragrance.
• Travel-friendly.
• Blends easily and evenly.
• Feels very comfortable on the skin.
• Available in 6 different shades.
• Can be used dry as well as wet.

Cons of Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation:

• No SPF.
• Does not live up to its 9 to 5 (8 hours) claim.
• Dry skinned beauties may need to moisturize well before applying this product.
• Doesn’t cover up blemishes.
• Product may break if not handled with care.

IMBB Rating: 4.5/5
Will I Repurchase/Recommend Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation?
Yes, definitely. It works well for a light makeup person like me. I think this is the “perfect beauty multi-tasker” which has already found its space in my vanity.

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