What the brand says: Lakme Absolute brings you the miracle beauty ingredient Moroccan Argan Oil, now in a luxurious foundation called the Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Serum Foundation Lakme introduces a revolutionary serum foundation that nourishes skin while giving it a dewy radiant look. Contains SPF 45 which is suitable for everyday wear.
MY TAKE ON LAKME ABSOLUTE ARGAN OIL SERUM FOUNDATION WITH SPF 45
Packaging: The serum foundation comes in a dropper bottle similar to oil-in-serum from the same collection. The bottle is travel friendly.
Texture: The foundation is quite flowy and liquidy and can actually drip if you hold the dropper upright without pressing the nozzle. I love the texture of this foundation and also the fact that it blends easily on your skin.
Shade: The foundation comes in 6 different shades, below is a summary on each-
Ivory Cream (01)- This shade is great for fair skin tones with yellow undertones.
Rose Silk (02)- This shade is great for fair skin tones with pink undertones.
Silk Golden (03)- This shade is similar to ivory cream but has a a bit more of the yellow undertones and will match fair-medium skin tones.
Natural Light (04)- This shade is a dupe for NC 40 (I feel) which is a bit on fair side with yellow undertones.
Honey Dew (05)- This particular shade will match most of the Indian medium skin tones. Both 04 and 05 suit me because of the prominent yellow undertones so I prefer mixing them both for a perfect shade match! 05 alone can look a bit dark (still wearable) and 04 has the perfect shade that keeps my complexion looking healthy, so mixing them both works for me. This shade will suit anyone who use NC 42 in MAC.
Natural Almond (06)- This is a bit darker than 05 and has very prominent and visible yellow undertones. this shade should go well with medium-dark or dusky skin tones. Although, this can still look a bit yellowish or weird on very dark skin tones.
How I use and staying power: Pump a dollop onto your palm. With the applicator, apply small dots over your face and neck. Using your fingertips, beauty sponge or a foundation brush, blend the product well into the skin to get a refreshed, dewy look.
Frankly speaking, I wasn’t expecting a lot from this foundation since I have never really found any better one than the MAC foundation that I use on regular basis. Also, the word ‘serum-foundation’ didn’t quite impress me at first because I thought this could be a bit oily for my combination skin. To my surprise, the serum-foundation blended very well into my skin in no time leaving behind a lightweight matte-dewy finish. The dewy finish isn’t like the oily-shiny one but glowing kind of dewy which I absolutely love. The foundation feels really comfortable on the skin and keeps it moisturized yet shine-free all day long. The foundation isn’t good in covering very dark spots but it does blur out not-so-dark spots and imperfections on the skin; if you do have very prominent and visible dark spots, you can always use a concealer beforehand. The foundation is build-able and does not look cakey at all. I give this foundation a thumbs up and find using this on regular basis!
- Travel friendly
- Pretty packaging
- Easy to use
- Blends easily into the skin
- Contains SPF 45
- Will suit all skin types
- Long lasting
- Feels comfortable on the skin
- Gives your skin a healthy dewy look
- Contains goodness of argan oil
- Too pricey for the quantity provided! INR 750/- for 15 mL only???
- No shade for very dark skin tones
PRICE: INR 750/- each