Review of Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Creme Compact Marble
By Contributor: Anshika
I am huge fan of Lakme products because the range of shades suit my medium Indian skin tone very well. Usually I use lakme 9 to 5 flawless foundation in shade marble and lakme 9 to 5 matte complexion compact. Quite satisfied with the achieved look but I hate the not so handy packaging of the foundation. So I badly wanted something that I could carry in my purse easily. The lakme SA suggested me to buy lakme nine to five cream compact, which she said can be used dry as a compact and wet as a foundation. Quite curious with this two in one compact I bought it. And today I will review and swatch it.
Lakme Claims: The new cream to powder finish formula,blends effortlessly and polishes the imperfections,giving your skin an impeccable matte effect all day long.
Comes in 4 shades : Pearl , Marble , Shell and Coral (I use the shade marble so it was easy to decide which one to buy)
Quite excited about this product I applied it as soon as I reached home. The packaging is quite similar to the 9 to 5 matte compact. Its easy to carry and comes in a rose peachy container. The texture is creamy and soft.
First I applied it as a foundation using a wet sponge. It does gently glide over your skin and gives high coverage. I was happy until I was completely done. I have a combination oily skin and I prefer my face matte over dewy or glossy one and all I achieved was a too shiny look. If you guys too prefer a matte look then don’t go for it as it makes your skin shiny, actually too shiny, even non-oily areas. I had to apply my matte compact over it.
Next day I applied it with a dry sponge thinking I would achieve a matte look. Again to my disappointment, I got the same shiny results. (the SA tricked me)
Other than that it does stay for quite a long time but melts in this scorching heat of delhi. You would need one round of touch up as its claim of 9 to 5 is not true. Dry skin girls can use it and would love it. If you want that glossy look go ahead. But remember its not for hot weather. I wonder if it will work well in winters.
Pros of Lakme Nine to Five Creme Compact:
- Impressive packaging
- High coverage
- Will suit girls with dry skin or girls in a cooler climate
Cons of Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Compact:
- Its not two in one (foundation+ compact) a big NO!
- Claims of 9 to 5 stay is not true
- Melts in summers
- Washes out with sweat
- High price for what it does
VNA Rating: 2.5/5
Will I buy it again : No! it really din’t suit me at all.