Hello there, today's post is dedicated to Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Foundation. I have never used a foundation in my life before. A concealer plus a face powder, and I'm good to go. Last year I decided to try out the BB creams thinking they are easy to apply and a good alternative for foundation so I got the Garnier BB cream and was very much disappointed. Runny consistency, the lightest shade was too dark for my skin tone, it made my skin very dry and on top of that it smelled weird.
But then I was introduced to this baby.
About the Product:
Super longwearing foundation that delivers high comfort and new skin finishes with medium to high coverage. This sensorial gel-cream texture blends perfectly to give an even and weightless skin-like coverage.
Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Foundation comes in a rectangular matte black tube. It has a fine nozzle attached to it which make it very easy to take your desired amount by applying the correct pressure and without creating a mess or wasting any (it's quite expensive, you don't want to waste any :p). The packing is travel friendly as the cap does not come off easily also the size is compact enough to fit in a tiny makeup bag.
I got the shade 05 Honey beige as it matched best with my skin tone. It has yellow undertones in it which is perfect for an Asian skin and blends well without looking fake.
The texture of the foundation is creamy. The consistency is in between liquid and a mousse, and that's why it is referred to as a gel-cream. The consistency makes it easy to blend into the skin without much trouble. I dot it on my face and blend it using my fingers but for more finished look, you can use a foundation brush.
The Lakme foundation is perfect for every day use and for special night outs. It gives medium to full coverage, all you have to do it dot it all over your face and blend it in. For full coverage, wait for 1-2 minutes after the application of first layer and then apply the second layer. Repeat until you get your desired coverage. The best thing is that it is a light weight foundation and does not feel heavy on the skin.
Lakme claims that it gives new skin finishes and I totally agree with it. This product lives up to the claims in many ways. It covers up any discoloration on my skin and gives an instant glow to the skin without giving it a dewy look. Not sure if it cover any blemishes or scary acne cause I don't have any on my skin, but I guess you'll be needing a concealer for that. It gives a matte finish and does not appear cakey or fake. Apply it on the skin, set it off with a face powder and voila, you're good to go.
Although I do feel that it would work better on a normal to combination skin. I've got a dry and sensitive skin and I'm always reluctant to try out new products for my face cause they always end up making my skin red, and itchy. But Lakme foundation worked well for my sensitive skin. First time I applied it without a moisturizer, it accentuated the dry patches around my nose and on the cheeks. Next time I applied quite a lot of moisturizer and before it could absorb into the skin I layered the foundation on top of it and blended them together. This gave a much better result and did not accentuated the dry patches. For people with dry skin, the tip is to take your moisturizer and foundation, mix them up and then apply it to the face to avoid any dry patches.
Another plus point is that the foundation is long wearing, it lasted on my face almost the whole day with a little bit of powder touch ups. Also, it does not smell weird.
All in all this foundation lives up to the claims. It is perfect for an everyday wear and for special occasions as it provides medium to full coverage. It is best suitable for normal to combo skin. Makes your skin glow instantly and stays on for up to good 10+ hours (on dry skin).
I'm loving it for the summers but as my skin gets a lot dry in the winter I don't think I'll continue using it. I'll look for a foundation with more creamey consistency.
Long wearing foundation
Accentuates dry patches
Price? Would I repurchase it?
You get 50g for 1200rs (12$) which is quite expensive for a drugstore product.
Yes, but only during the summers.
Thank you for reading it :)
What's your favorite liquid foundation?