The major claim of the Absolute range of Lakme (in a TV Advertisement) that it would make skin look natural and not made up caught my attraction. But I was very stubborn not to buy any lakme foundations as most of them were complete flop on me.
When I visited cosmetic store near my place to buy few nail paints, the SA there kept on insisting about this Mousse and asked me to give a try saying this is the bestseller product. I absolutely had no idea of buying it but when I tested it on my hands; I immediately fell in love with its creamy texture.
It is available in three shades Ivory Fair, Golden Medium and Beige Honey.
What Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse Claims:
This mousse to powder formula delivers a feather-light finish giving you breathable natural skin. While its weightless formulation hides pores, fine lines and uneven skin tone to leave skin peachy soft all through the day.
Price: Rs. 575 for 25g
My take on Lakme Absolute Skin Natural Mousse:
The texture of the Mousse is light-weight, creamy (true to its claim; feather – touch) and blends within few seconds, absolutely magic. It blends and gets absorbed into my skin so faster that I can never compare with any other foundation or even a cream I’ve ever used.
The packaging is attractive. It comes in a ball shaped opaque grey jar with a steel lid. Though it looks lovely, it tends to slip off from my hands quite often. It has some kind of citrusy fragrance.
It gives light coverage with matte finish. It doesn’t conceal even my slightly dark under eye circles. I didn’t have hopes on its coverage as it is just a mousse.
It stayed on me only for 2-3 hrs in a Non-AC Environment; it took some time for me to realize that it is not sweat proof. I used this during my vacation to Chennai last August-September. You can imagine how hot it was. I think it might stay for more hours in an AC Environment and in Winters. I’ve never worn this outside; so couldn’t comment on that part.
When I applied this during winters without moisturizing, I find few dry patches after blending. So do not forget to moisturize well enough before.
Everything is quite fine except for the shade. The SA told me the Golden Medium shade would be my exact or corresponding shade for me since I told her that Marble was my exact shade with Lakme 9-5 foundation. I blindly believed that without even a second thought. Pity me!!!
I am with wheatish complexion. I look as if I've applied tonnes of powder after blending. This is absolutely a wrong shade on me. I don’t know how to use this now. It is just lying untouched on my cupboard. With just three shades, I think it’s impossible to match every skin tone.
PROS of Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse :
- SPF 8
- Light weight texture
- Easy to blend
- Gives a natural finish
- Attractive packaging
- Easily available
CONS of Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse :
- Not my exact shade.
- 16 hr claim is absolutely not true.
- Doesn’t conceal even minor imperfections
- Not sweat proof
- Jar Packaging
- No Ingredient List
- Expensive for the quantity
My Rating: 3/5
This is suitable for:
- Oily and Combination skin
- Skin with minor or no imperfections
- Light to medium coverage
- Everyday use
If you get your exact shade, you are lucky to experience a no makeup natural feeling because of its light weight and creamy texture.
But I will never repurchase this for sure. Also, I will not purchase any foundation without applying it on my face and finding it suitable. A Lesson learnt many times..!!!
Guest Post by Laxmi