Posted by Ankita Srivastava | Posted in Face, Lakme, Product Reviews | Posted on 16-10-2012
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Price : Rs 599 for 25 g
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What Lakme says about the Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse :
This mousse to powder formula delivers a feather-light finish giving you breathable natural skin. While its weightless formulation hides pores, fine lines and uneven skin tone to leave skin peachy soft all through the day.
• Lasts up to 16 hours
• Feather-light texture
• SPF 8
My take on the Product
The Lakme Absolute Mattreal Mousse comes in an attractive round packaging which is pleasing to the eye but not the most convenient to use. Nothing beats pumps/tubes and tub packaging is always a little inconvenient and in this case, a little messy as well. The hemispherical cap screws open to reveal a plastic cover and the lower hemisphere of the packaging which contains the product. I love the look of the packaging but I hate the fact that some product gets into the threads of the screw making is messy.
The product itself is very light weight and has a wonderfully smooth texture. It feels just so slick under the fingers and spreads, blends like a dream. I have used the Maybelline mousse foundation a long time ago and it is nothing compared to this one. The Lakme mousse is like silky whipped cream! The smooth, slippery feel however indicates the presence of silicones which is there in smoothing primers/hair conditioners as well. So if you’re sensitive to silicones or have very sensitive skin, I’d suggest you skip this one. The coverage of the mousse is light-medium. It has a matte finish but not a drying matte, just a very natural matte. It controls oil exceptionally well, you might feel the oil on your T-zone when you blot/touch the area but it won’t show in the form of oil/dullness on the skin which is a great quality in a foundation. Even though its not a hydrating formula, it is not drying or difficult to work with at all. I can see it working for dry skinned women as well (over a moisturizer) but it will be just fabulous for normal to oily skinned women.
I love the fresh look and finish it gives to the skin. Even though the coverage is not enough to cover up under eye pigmentation/dark spots/acne, it evens out the skin sufficiently while still looking very natural. The best part is the freshness is retained for a long long time. It is definitely long wearing, I wore it for about 10 hours with fantastic results. It barely made my T-zone shiny and kept my face looking pretty much the same it was 10 hours ago with minor fading. Another great thing about this foundation is that it minimizes textural imperfections of the skin like pores/lines etc. and gives a smoother looking complexion.
Application : Fingers are the best tool for this foundation. Just dot your face with the product and use your fingertips to spread and blend it. Its super easy to blend.
It has a mild citrus fragrance which I don’t mind but some people might not like it.
The shade 03 Golden Medium is the medium shade in this range, there’s 1 lighter and 1 darker shade. Even though the shade range is limited, I think this shade would work for quite a few skin tones. I’ve seen this on other bloggers which much different skin tone than mine and it suits them as well. It would have been great to have few more shades in the range though, 3 is just too limited! When I first swatched it, it seemed too warm for my skin but on blending out, it looked just perfect!
Overall, I am in love with the product! Generally, light-medium coverage foundation don’t photograph well but as you can see in the pictures, it makes my skin look nearly flawless and naturally glowing! It is an impressive product from Lakme and I’d recommend it to everyone who is not sensitive to silicones!
Wearing Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse topped with Lakme Absolute compact powder :
The GOOD about Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse :
- Attractive packaging
- Smooth texture, super easy to blend
- Gives a natural light-medium coverage
- Natural matte finish
- Face looks fresh and glowing post application
- Long stay
- Good oil control
- Mild citrus fragrance (may be a con for some)
- Gives smoother apperance to the skin
- Would suit all skin types
- Photographs very well
The NOT-SO-GOOD about Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse :
- Packaging can get a little messy
- Limited shade range
Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse is an excellent foundation which applies and blends like a dream. While the silky whipped formula makes application a breeze, it might cause breakouts in case you’re sensitive to silicones. It works exceptionally well for combination/oily skin and I can see myself reaching out for this often – both on and off the camera. Light-medium coverage foundation rarely photograph this well!
Coverage : Light to Medium
Finish : Natural Matte
Best suited for : All skin types (highly recommended for normal-oily skin)
Staying power : Excellent
Rating : 4.5/5
Disclaimer : Product sent by the brand for consideration. However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.
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