Lakme Nine to Five Flawless Creme Compact: Review and Swatches

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)


My Review:

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



Price: Rs.550

VNA Rating: 2.5/5

Will I buy it again : No! it really din’t suit me at all.

View Comments

  • I used two bottles of the nine to five liquid foundation and loved it. I might want to try the compact in winters when my skin is super dry!

  • Me combo skin definitely skipping this one. I haven't found that foundation yet that stays in the Indian heat for more than two hours. Every foundation works great on cool temp but once I go out they will melt..

  • This is the worse product which lakme has ever produced. Its just makes the skin oily and patchy. The price of INR 550 is not worth for this product


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