Heya everyone, So after reviewing my favourite compact from the brand Chambor Geneva – that is the Chambor Silver Shadow compact in shade RR3, I am all set to review another compact for you all. This time it’s not gonna be a powder compact but a cream compact. Yes guys you read it right, a cream compact which is from the brand lakme. So if you want to know how this product fared on me please keep on reading the Lakme Absolute Creme Compact Review, Swatches.
Why I Love Lakme brand?
Now usually this is not a part of review. But still as this is my first post for this brand lakme, I would like to add few words about why I love lakme. I think this is the one and only brand that has an entire range of products in the Indian market with all different price tags. The products are nice quality at affordable ranges. It has variety of ranges, there are enrich satin, enrich matte, 9-5 range etc – these lie in a low to middle category. Whereas there Lakme Absolute range which lies in a higher range category.
Now a little bit about me, when I was in college I always wanted to buy makeup from a good brand and as that time I use to a little pocket money, I was never able to buy good quality makeup products. But one day my friend introduced me to this brand and ever since that time, I started using makeup products from Lakme. I still remember my first makeup product was lakme invisible foundation which was for Rs. 99 at that time. So here I would really like to thank lakme from the bottom of my heart for bringing such a good quality makeup from all ranges at all different price tags.
Claims by Lakme for Lakme Absolute Creme Compact
The Lakme Absolute Compact gives you the finish you want on your skin. It is protective, weightless and the smooth cream-powder finish blends into the skin easily. Get high coverage in an easy way with the Lakme Absolute Compact. Buy this product right away and enjoy smooth, clear looking skin!
Features & Benefits :
- Creme to Powder Finish.
- High Coverage.
How to use Lakme Absolute Creme Compact
For a flawless finish using the dry sponge, gently dab the compact over the face and neck area till complexion looks fair and even toned.
INR 650.00 for 9 grams of product.
(just for the information, this particular absolute cream compact was a part of their 9-5 range before but then they moved this same product in the absolute range and increased the price as well with no improvement in product and quantity. The same compact in 9-5 range was priced for 450 and now the same thing is priced at 650 INR.
In Detail Lakme Absolute Creme Compact Review, Swatches and My Experience
I can see that the Lakme is working extremely hard when it comes to the packaging of the products. This cute little baby comes in a classy grey plastic box with a metallic shine. There are two compartments in the compact, in the upper compartment there is the actual cream compact and on bottom compartment there is a sponge. I also like the fact that it comes with its own mirror. Overall very impressed with the packaging.
They have a limited shade selection in this Absolute flawless creme compact range. They only have 4 shades to offer in this collection. So beauties with the deeper skin won’t find an appropriate shade for themselves.
Lakme Absolute Creme Compact Shades Available
1. Lakme Absolute Creme Compact Marble
2. Lakme Absolute Creme Compact Shell
3. Lakme Absolute Creme Compact Coral
4. Lakme Absolute Creme Compact Pearl
Now I am not a big fan of cream products as I have combination-to oily skin. Cream products make my skin look more oily and greasy. But the attractive packaging of the lakme absolute cream compact pulled me towards it and I bought it. I like to use this cream compact as a foundation and then top it up with a powder compact.
This cream compact is very- very light on the skin. When you apply this compact, it just feels your skin but better. This compact offers light to medium coverage. Although if offers you some coverage, it won’t hide any marks or blemishes on the face. This compact has strong yellow undertones to it so it will instantly brighten up the skin. This is a good compact if you are looking for something light weight on the skin for an every day basis. I am totally in love with this compact. I wish they would have increased the quantity of the product. As this products ends up soon. Now this shade which I bought is called shell and will suit medium skin tones. So if you have medium skin tone, you can go for this compact in shade shell.
Lakme absolute creme compact is very good for people with normal to dry skin. Oily skin beauties won’t like this product a lot I think. The texture of the compact is absolutely smooth and buttery. It glides on the face very easily and blends nicely. I like to apply the product with the sponge applicator provided. Although the sponge soaks up a bit of product, but I can’t see any other method to apply this. If you want you can also use a foundation brush to apply the compact.
Now coming on to the staying power the Lakme absolute cream compact in shade shell stayed on my combination to oily skin for 4-5 hours after that the coverage started fading.
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Pros of Lakme Absolute Creme Compact
1) attractive packaging.
2) decent sponge applicator provided.
3) decently priced.
4) good staying power.
5) easily available.
6) nice and smooth texture.
7) brightens up the skin.
Cons of Lakme Absolute Creme Compact
1) may not suit beauties with oily skin.
2) limited shade selection.
1) this compact is great for beauties with normal to dry skin as its a cream product so it will blend easily.
2) if you have oily skin and wish to buy the product like me, you can apply this compact as a foundation and then top it up with a powder.
3) to increase the wear time of the product a bit more, apply a primer before and then top it up with a bit of this creme compact.