Wednesday, June 11, 2014

"Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Creme Compact Review"

Hi Everybody!!

Market is flooded with so many cosmetic products and different types of foundation, sometimes its hard to decide what would work for you.. Lakme has introduced Creme Compact, yes!! The name confused me and i ended up buying this product... Well! I bought this almost a year ago and now i think its the right time to review this "Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Creme Compact".

Price: 450 INR for 9g


Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Creme Compact

Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Creme Compact
Ingredients :

There is no ingredient list given by Lakme which is not good!!! Which is not acceptable actually.

What product claims:

A creme to powder finish compact that glides on silky smooth and blends effortlessly for an impeccable finished look that lasts the entire day..It is meant to last 9 to 5..

My view:

First of all i would say i bought this just out of confusion by the name creme compact.. Either they had to mention as Cream foundation or cake foundation.. It is not a dry compact powder but just a cake of cream foundation , bit thicker in consistency compared to liquid or normally used face foundations...

The packing is very pretty red onion peel color... Has an impressive mirror and sponge holder at the bottom...The sponge is of good quality but it itself consumes lot of the product!! I would prefer using my fingers for application instead of wasting so much product in the sponge.. Sponge is washable and good quality...The foundation does not have a strong smell and it does spread on the skin quite well.. You start applying foundation and it just transforms into compact powder that is the effect.. That is what is claimed and lives true to it... 

This foundation cake is available in 3 shades ie

  • Shell
  • Marble
  • Pearl
I bought the Marble shade which suits best for wheatish to light wheatish complexions.. Pearl is for fair skin and shell is for dark wheatish complexions..

I loved the creme consistency of this foundation cake which after applying gives powder compact effect..Though it is a cream consistency it does not work well and does not blend effectively...It leaves a white cast but don`t worry that does not last long... this definitely did not last even for 4 hrs in hot weather... It also looks very cakey after sometime making you look like a plastered person or as if you have applied some face pack.... Yuk!!!! It does not suit dry skin.. For normal skin it might suit but wont last for long time.. For oily skin it lasts hardly for 1 hr... Because it mixes with the oil and gives you washed and uneven complexion...Blending power is weak..You can carry it to office for a quick fix if there is such need as it is very travel friendly pack...But it is definitely not good for a whole day wear...
 May be Lakme was confused and confused us tooooooo.........

The ingredients list is missing which is a thing to worry as you do not know what are the chemicals used and whether they suit your skin or not... 

Pros:

  1. Nice travel friendly pack
  2. Gives a dry compact powder finish
  3. Nice quality sponge
  4. Very impressive mirror
Cons:
  1. Does not blend well
  2. Leave a white cast after application
  3. Does not glide smoothly on skin as claimed
  4. Too pricey
  5. Ingredients list not mentioned on pack.


Recommendation:

I would rate this 2/5 for the confusion and the confused product and its effect.. I think this is a failure in this range of cosmetics.. 
You can share with me your experiences about this product by commenting.. Will be back soon with some more products in 9 to 5 range...There area better products, i would not buy this again.. Total waste of money




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