A liquid foundation specially created by the backstage experts at the Lakme Fashion Week to give you visibly brighter looking skin. Visibly brighter looking skin, silky dewy finish and luminous skin with natural glow! Gives your skin an even coverage.
In any makeup routine, base makeup plays a very important role. Foundation holds a very major part in base makeup; and it is essential to find a right foundation for your skin type and tone. I keep trying new foundations and was very eager to try the latest launch by lakme- Lakme Absolute Illuminating Liquid Foundation which is inspired by the trends at Lakme Fashion Week. I got the shade 03 Beige Glimmer and here is a review on it:
MY TAKE ON LAKME ABSOLUTE ILLUMINATING LIQUID FOUNDATION- 03 BEIGE GLIMMER
Packaging: The foundation comes in a pretty looking dual layered bottle- black tube containing foundation with a transparent sturdy outer layer for the body. The cap is black in colour and fits tightly. It has a pump dispenser that dispenses only the required quantity of product.
Texture: The foundation is neither too thick not runny- it spreads easily like a lotion.
Shade: 03 Beige Glimmer is a shade that would match most of the medium Indian skin tones. It has yellow undertones and blends well with majority of medium skin tones. I am NC-42 in MAC and this shades blends well with my skin colour. I used it on my mother’s face and who is NC-40 and it blended well with her skin tone too.
This foundation has fine golden shimmer in it making it appropriate for functions and occasional use.
Fragrance: The foundation has citrusy fragrance similar to the Lakme mattreal mousse foundation.
How I use and staying power: I take a small amount of product on my palms (a pump of product), dot it on my face and blend it using finger tips. Since it contains shimmer, I avoided using beauty blender because the fine glitter can get in the sponge pores and might make it tough to wash off completely. I was not happy initially because it gave a white cast and the shimmer made me look funny. After blending for a while, the white cast was nomore, the glitter had settled and well blended. There was no oily look, and it looked matte. Frankly speaking I am not a big fan of shimmer foundations, but this one nailed it! The shimmer actually makes your skin glow, and not make you a disco ball. Skin remains matte all day and dewy due to shimmer.
The foundation gives no coverage at all and does not even out your skin tone. It only gives a nice golden glow to your face. I think I will use this only during the functions and occasions on highlighting points of my face over my MAC foundation for a nice golden glow.