A setting powder or compact! A wrong formula can ruin entire efforts on your makeup leaving cakey, chalky appearance on your face. With Lakme 9 to 5 Matte complexion compact, many of us who not necessarily are pros at makeup can manage to avoid a chalky appearance.
Read ahead to know my experience with Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Melon Matte Complexion Compact.
To start with Lakme compact 9 to 5 has three shades: Melon, Apricot, and Almond.
Round rose gold colored case with powder puff and mirror and a thin film on the powder which acts as a separator between the puff and powder brick. The color rose gold gives this case a very slim classy sleek look and is perfect for travel. You can slide it in your small wallet or handbag and use it for touch-ups during the day.
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.
Rs. 300 for 8 gm
I have a combination skin with oily T-zone and dry cheeks. Up till now I have been using various setting powders but ended up with a chalky appearance even with a single swipe. However, this was not the case with Lakme compact 9 to 5. The powder is satiny smooth and application is very easy as the product just glides and settles on skin. It has pleasant fragrance which disappears with an application and does not bother. Also, it does not leave any white cast on your skin post-application.
Lakme compact from 9 to 5 range do manage to control shine but not as claimed: “9 to 5.” It does the job of helping you survive a heavy duty function for good 4 hrs and then one can touch up.
When it comes to coverage, this product alone without any foundation or concealer does not manage to cover spots. It should suit all skin types, but people with dry skin might prefer a moisturizer prior to any setting powder. For even better results you can try the baking method with this setting powder and dust it off with a brush. It will give you a flawless look.
Applicator could have been better.
1) Smooth fine application, glides on skin easily
2) No strong bothering smell
3) No chalky appearance
4) Controls shine for 4 hours
5) Packaging is very sturdy and travel-friendly
6) Suits combination skin
1) Applicator could have been better
2) No SPF
3) Not pigmented enough to cover spots or blemishes on the skin.
Do I recommend buying this product?
It is a perfect setting powder in this budget. The formula does not leave any chalky appearance and does control shine for a longer time. If you are looking for a compact to try on then this range of Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact Review is a must try.
Will I repurchase?
I am already using this product.