Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation Compact

Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation Compacts are available at Lakme counters and at Nykaa for INR 600/- for 9 gm of the product. They are available in six shades suited to Indian skin tone. I received three shades – Honey Dew, Silky Golden, and Ivory Cream for review purpose.

Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation Compacts

Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation Compacts

What the brand says about Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation Compact

  • Spreads easily to give buildable even coverage
  • 3 in 1 Formula – Benefits of Foundation, Concealer and Compact in one product
  • Gives your skin a long lasting matte finish

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My Experience with Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation Compact

The product is quite easy to apply, and comes with a sponge applicator and a mirror, which makes it convenient to carry. I like the signature rose-gold packaging, which does get dirty from fingerprints, which I am not a fan of. The shades are quite easy to blend in, and gives light to medium coverage. It doesn’t really live up to its matte claim, because after 3 hours I did see my skin becoming slightly oily, but I currently have really oily skin, so that might be forgiven. Thankfully, it doesn’t clog my pores.

Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation Compact swatches

Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation Compact swatches – L-R: Ivory Cream, Silky Golden, Honey Dew

The shade Silky Golden suits me perfectly, while Honey Dew is slightly darker, so I might use it if I get a tan. I do like the lighter shade, Ivory Cream, for using on my cheekbones and nose. The price tag is slightly higher than what I would have expected, but overall, a good product to use in the summer months, especially for those with oily skin.

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Disclaimer: Product shared by the brand for review purpose.

Written by Poorna Banerjee

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