Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation Review, Swatches
Today I am reviewing the new Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation, it’s a new addition to their 9 to 5 Primer + Matte range after the lipsticks. If you have not seen the lipsticks review, see HERE.
Claims: Introducing the new Lakmé 9to5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation, the brand’s first ever powder foundation that comes with an in-built primer. The product gives you the best of not both, but three worlds, with benefits of a primer, foundation and compact all in one to give you that flawless matte finish on your face.
The Lakmé 9to5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation is the ultimate product for today’s multitasking woman, with its ability to eliminate elaborate make up routines. The in-built primer gives you a strong base that blends effortlessly and conceals fine lines, while allowing you to get even and buildable coverage, all while giving you the picture-perfect long lasting matte finish.
The best part? It comes in six new shades, made to suit every Indian woman. What’s different about these shades, is that there 2 New Shades for the 1st time in the Lakme face rage, that are best suited for deeper skin tones. It’s ‘THE’ product you need to add in your everyday beauty bag! Whether it’s work or travel, this is your ideal beauty buddy.
MRP: Rs.600/- for 9g
Shades Available: 6
- Rose Silk
- Ivory Cream
- Silky Golden
- Natural Light
- Honey Dew
- Natural Almond
First of all, I absolutely love the rose gold compact. The packaging is very pretty. It has a mirror and a puff, the base has small holes for the air to circulate and puff to breathe and not catch any bacteria.
The only thing I would say is it doesn’t close tight and the powder is very, very soft, so it would break easily. I am not sure how travel friendly it is, also make sure you handle it well. It would break if dropped even once.
The texture is very, very creamy and silky. The powder is very finely milled and gives a decent coverage. It needs building up for more coverage, but doesn’t look heavy or cakey at all. Also doesn’t give a white cast or cling to patches or make the skin completely flat matte! Which I often notice in other powders.
I am in love with the texture and formula. It is definitely long lasting, coz of the primer part in it. It stayed put through the day, only touched up T-zone once during the day. It did not fill in the lines and pores though, that can be done only with a liquid primer + liquid foundation.
But I love how comfortable it feels on the skin, I definitely recommend it! Also loving the variety in shades launched this time. Usually Lakme has just 3-4 shades in compacts, they have launched 6 shades with 2 specifically for deeper skin tones. And 2 have pink undertones while 2 have yellow undertones, so they have taken care of all skin tones majorly.
I do have a giveaway on my Twitter where you can win this powder foundation, you can follow me on twitter HERE, if in case you would be interested 🙂
Let me know your thoughts on this powder foundation, in the comments below.