By Aishwarya Kaushal, Thursday 8th August 2013
What Lakme claims :
Feather-light finish easily blends into the skin keeping it healthy, hides pores & evens out skin tones. The new SPF 8 formula protects the skin from sun damage, leaving it peachy-soft & naturally flawless for up to 16 hours.
- SPF 8
- Feather light texture
- Stays up to 16 hours
My Thoughts :
First of all, I want to take a moment to appreciate that Lakme has revamped their website! It looks better than ever and now you can buy products straight off of the website!
Coming to this foundation. I really like the packaging. It looks classy but its not the most convenient when it comes to usage of the product.
The upper half screws open to reveal the product in the lower half. The upper half has a mirror like silver finish whereas the lower half has a matte grey finish.
The foundation is super lightweight, it is not heavy at all. This foundation is by far the most easy to blend foundation I have used till date. It just disappears into the skin.
I have tried using this product with every tool. Flat foundation brush, stippling brush, buffing brush, sponges and fingers and I have found the best way to apply it is using fingers. The warmth of the fingers helps blend in into the skin beautifully. Just dot the product onto your face where you need the most coverage and blend blend blend!
It also comes with a shade card telling how to apply the product
It leaves the skin feeling peachy soft as it claims and gives a beautiful soft matte look. I have extremely oily skin and this is one of my Holy Grail products. However you have to remember that this is a mousse and you cannot layer it over and over and it will cake up.
I prefer sheer to medium coverage for everyday so this is my go to foundation as it provides very believable looking coverage. It does look really natural.
I am in the shade 01 Ivory Fair.
It comes in 2 other shades :
02 Beige Honey
03 Golden Medium
I would say this foundation is best suited for people with oily to oily-combination skin. It you haven’t moisturized prior to putting this on it will stick to dry spots making them more prominent so be sure to apply your favorite moisturizer beforehand. However this is so silky smooth that I can see it working for normal skin and even dry skin ( over a heavy moisturizer )
It does have a very strong citrus scent that may bother some people but the scent disappears from the skin minutes after application.
On me it oxidizes a little because I just have extremely oily skin. If you have bearable oily / combination skin, that should not be a problem.
Due to SPF 8, it creates a very slight white cast in flash photography but if you apply a compact without SPF on top that will not be a problem.
The GOOD :
1. Amazing texture
2. Blends beautifully
3. Great for combination / oily skinned beauties
4. Not too expensive
5. Controls oil to a certain extent
The COULD BE BETTER :
1. Limited shades that may not suit everyone
2. Strong scent that may bother some people
3. Can cake up if applied too much
4. The 16 hour claim is a bit much but then we rarely have to wear our makeup for 16 hours!
Will I recommend and repurchase?
Yes! This is one of my favorite foundations and it is lovely for oily combination skin types!
Buy it for Rs. 599 for 25 gms here :