Monday, 24 June 2013

Lakme Absolute White Intense Wet & Dry Compact

Look naturally fair and flawless through the day with this dual long wear compact with soft focus effect. Its unique formula contains Hyaluronic Acid that deeply hydrates your skin restoring its natural youth and glow and Vitamin B3 that makes you look visibly fairer.

·         Lasts upto 16 hours
·         Use it dry as a compact and wet as a foundation
·         SPF 17 UVA/UVB

  • Net Weight: 9 gms
  • Price: INR 650/-
  • Shelf life: 2 years from mfg date
 Shades Available:
  • 01 Ivory Fair
  • 03 Golden medium
  • 05  Beige Honey

I absolutely love the packaging. The box is a combination of Black with the silver print on it. Once you open the box the compact comes in velvet case which has a Lakme logo embossed on it. Thou the velvet case attract lot of dust but it reduces the finger prints on the compact case. There is a small piece of paper inside the velvet case with the instruction about using the product for the day look and night look which might be helpful. The compact case is of a gunmetal color plastic, again with Lakme logo embossed in the center. The case looks sleek & chic. Once opened, you get a large round mirror that comes with a protective sticker that needs to be peeled before use. The compact powder is housed in a plastic disc that can be lifted up to reveal a sponge applicator which is buttery soft. 
The outer Box

My Experience: 

I was shown the shade Golden Medium 03 as per my skin tone. When applied over the face it gave me nice dewy look. Let me emphasize on one point here, once you apply your foundation or a compact give it 5-10 min to settle down and then take a call on the product. Having said that since the Lakme Absolute comes in only three shades it might not give an appropriate result on duskier skin tones.  It gives sheer to medium coverage, blends well and helps to even out the base fairly. 

You can use this compact in many ways. If you want to settle the foundation then it’s advisable to use a brush and apply the compact with a light hand (otherwise you might end up looking cakey). If you want more coverage you can wet the sponge and apply the compact evenly all over your face for heavy coverage. You can also apply this compact just after sunscreen and moisturizing your skin to give you a nice fresh look. 

Make sure when you are applying over foundation apply it with a light hand or going in for wet application then you need to blend it well. Thou I use it just as a compact (dry application) for everyday use over my sunscreen and moisturizer. Few times I have used it over my foundation also with light hand and it works fine for me. 

The texture is smooth and buttery. The powder is fine, soft and silky against your skin. The claim of lasting 16 hrs is somewhat I don’t agree with but it last as good as 6-7 hours. It does not control oil hence it’s not advisable for people who have oily skin.

Packaging is sleek & classy
Texture is smooth
Blends well when applied dry
Gives nice fresh dewy look
Contains SPF 17
Gives sheer to medium coverage
Skin looks fresh
Even out skin tones
Last 6-7 hours

Wet application requires lot of blending
Limited shades
Does not control oil hence not recommended for oily skin tone

Rating: 4/5

Final Verdict
 I like this compact as it’s easy to use and convenient to carry. It’s great for everyday wear over sunscreen and moisturizer and you are sorted for the day. Give you a nice dewy fresh and radiant look. Thou its little expensive and has limited shade selection. Would not recommend for people who have oily skin.

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