Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation : Review, Swatch, FOTD

 

Hey everyone!

Today I’m reviewing a foundation I’ve been loving lately – the Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover in shade 03 Golden Medium.

Price : Rs 595 for 15 ml

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Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation : Review

Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation : Review

 

Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation : Review

Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation : Review

 

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Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation : Review

Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation : Review

 

What Lakme says about the Product :

 

This ultra light, oil-free, water based formula delivers naturally fair, breathable skin. Its weightless formulation hides pores, fine lines and uneven skin tone to leave skin peachy soft all through the day. It lasts up to 16 hours without fading and has Vitamin B3 and sun protection of SPF 25.

 

 

My take on the Product

 

Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation comes in a pump tube steel-grey packaging. I love the metallic bottle and the false bottom design – it is very different from the usual foundation packaging though one cannot tell how much product is left inside since its not a see-through bottle. The bottle contains only 15 ml of product which is the lowest I have seen in a foundation and that makes the product quite expensive for a Lakme product. The bottle feels very light weight because of the less quantity and its quite sturdy for travel.

The texture of the foundation is light and neither too runny, nor too thick. It spreads and blends quite easily though it doesn’t have the slippery smoothness of the Mattreal Mousse from the same range. The foundation is not too rich or emollient in texture so women with dry/combination skin would need to ensure that their skin is moisturized before they use this product. However, even when applied on mildly dry skin, it doesn’t get patchy or uneven and just blends seamlessly. I have used this with fingers and with a sponge and I feel fingers work best with this foundation, the warmth of the fingers aids the blending.

The coverage is medium to full. It doesn’t give the kind of full coverage that Clinique Anti-blemish solutions gives but its sufficiently good to cover up my under eye pigmentation as well as my blemishes. The finish is very natural matte (similar to Mattreal Mousse) which is why I think women with normal to oily skin would like this foundation more. It holds up quite well under hot, humid conditions so that makes it excellent for the Indian weather conditions. Just like the Mattreal Mousse, it minimizes imperfections like pores etc. to give smoother, more flawless looking skin. It doesn’t settle into lines/pores of the skin that many more expensive foundations do some times.  It gives a very soft, natural glow to the skin while still having a matte finish which is one of my favorite things about this foundation.

Even though it gives good coverage, it does not look heavy or cakey. The finish remains the same for a long time. It doesn’t oxidize on my skin and even after 4-5 hour of wear, there is barely any shine on my T-Zone. I’ve worn this for over 10 hours and my skin was quite fresh and luminous after all that time. I was only required to blot my T-zone twice during this time. Another great thing about this foundation is that it doesn’t look ashy in pictures – so brides-to-be might want to check this one out. It also contains SPF 25. 

 

Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation : Review

Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation : Review

 

Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation : Review

Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation : Review

 

Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation : Review

Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation : Review

 

Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation : Review

Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation : Review

 

One of the biggest drawbacks is the limited shade range. It has only 3 shades and I wear the medium shade – 03 Golden Medium which matches very well with my skin. I think everyone may not find their perfect match, even though the Lakme Absolute foundations have a tendency to adapt to the skin tone.

On all counts, I think this is a brilliant foundation. Some of the smaller issues that might bother some people is the small quantity, the missing ingredient list and perhaps the citrus-y scent which doesn’t bother me but might not be liked by everyone.

 

Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation : Review

Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation : Review

 

Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation : Review

Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation : Review

 

Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation : Review

Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation : Review

 

Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation : Review

Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation : Review

 

The GOOD about Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation : 

  1. Attractive, hygienic packaging
  2. Workable texture/consistency
  3. Blends easily
  4. Doesn’t get patchy/uneven
  5. Gives a natural matte finish
  6. Minimizes imperfections – gives smoother looking skin
  7. Medium to full coverage
  8. SPF 25
  9. Long stay
  10. Suits all skin types
  11. Does not oxidize
  12. Photographs well
  13. Holds up well under heat/humidity

The NOT-SO-GOOD about Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation :

  1. Less quantity
  2. Missing Ingredient list
  3. Limited shade range
  4. Citrus-y fragrance, may be liked by everyone

 

 

 

Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation : Review

Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation : Review

 

Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation : Review

Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation : Review

 

 

 Overall Verdict

 

Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation is a medium-full coverage foundation with a natural matte finish. The foundation is easy to blend, gives a smooth flawless finish and is quite long wearing. Though it will naturally suit normal-oily skin more, dry/combination skinned women will face no problems as long as they moisturize before application. I personally love the finish and wear time of this foundation, would highly recommend this!

Rating : 4.5/5

 

[note color=”#FFE4C4″]Have you tried the Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation? Which is your favorite natural cover foundation? Share your comments below! [/note]

 

Disclaimer : Product sent by the brand for consideration. However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.  Read complete policy HERE.

 

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37 Comments

  1. Preethi
    October 25, 2012 / 3:33 pm

    Everything looks amazing on u Ankita 🙂

  2. Preethi
    October 25, 2012 / 3:37 pm

    Btw I have nearly finished my chambor oil free foundation… I’m hunting for a nice foundation or mousse since the chambor one is little drying on my cheeks. Pls suggest a light foundation. My t zone turns oily in few secs after applying foundation. Thanks in adv:)

  3. October 25, 2012 / 4:53 pm

    I didnt get my color in this :(….bought the Lotus Purestay foundation today

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 26, 2012 / 9:17 pm

      Ohh, I ordered that but my Lotus order got messed up 😐 How is it?

  4. PR!Y@NK@
    October 25, 2012 / 5:16 pm

    love your lip color! what is it?

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 25, 2012 / 6:23 pm

      Hi Priyanka, its Sleek Pout Paint in Pinkini.

  5. Priyanka
    October 25, 2012 / 6:28 pm

    Preeti is so right. Everything looks good on you Ankita.
    Btw, your lippie looks bright . Which one?

    • Preethi
      October 25, 2012 / 10:45 pm

      🙂 and she has such a photogenic face

      • Corallista
        Author
        October 26, 2012 / 9:18 pm

        Thank you girls!

  6. October 25, 2012 / 6:30 pm

    Great review Ankita. That lip color is stunning!

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 26, 2012 / 10:06 pm

      Thanks Ash!

  7. Dolly
    October 25, 2012 / 9:30 pm

    Wow!!! Oil free water based.. Might give it a shot. Ur makeup looks flawless. Ur lip color stands out… Looking pretty as always:)

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 26, 2012 / 10:26 pm

      Thanks Dolly!

  8. October 25, 2012 / 11:21 pm

    That sleek lip color looks lovely on you Ankita.:)

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 26, 2012 / 10:47 pm

      Thank u Niesha!

  9. tejinder
    October 26, 2012 / 2:00 am

    Wow.u look lovely ankita

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 26, 2012 / 10:48 pm

      Thanks Tej!

  10. October 26, 2012 / 8:57 am

    Nice review Ankita. great lip color. You can’t figure out how much foundation you have left, can you ?

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 26, 2012 / 10:49 pm

      Thats the drawback of the packaging Saumya !

  11. lee33
    October 26, 2012 / 7:06 pm

    I got this last month and I totally love it.Im so glad i found a shade that suits me to the T!

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 26, 2012 / 10:50 pm

      Its so awesome when you find the right shade of foundation for yourself! 🙂

  12. shai
    October 30, 2012 / 2:20 pm

    I actually like that it doesnt have much quantity..I don’t use liquid foundation on a daily basis and it’s nice not to have to toss out the bottle once it expires!

  13. parvathy
    November 26, 2012 / 4:07 pm

    can any 1 help me pls,my skin is too oily so whenever i use a foundation,aftr few hrs my face becomes messy and heavy,looks so ashy in pics,can any 1 recommend me a foundation fr oily skin pls…

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 26, 2012 / 4:25 pm

      you need to use a primer underneath to control the oil and keep the foundation in place. You can try Lakme absolute mousse foundation or L’Oreal paris base magique primer with whatever foundation you’re using right now. You can also try out Chambor Ultra sheer matte foundation.

      • neeri
        December 11, 2012 / 12:14 pm

        hi Corallista
        which product is best Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse or Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin

        • Corallista
          Author
          January 15, 2013 / 10:38 pm

          Depends on what you are looking for Neeri, if you want something light coverage go for the Mousse, for heavier coverage – go for the foundation.

  14. January 24, 2013 / 2:07 pm

    Hi Ankita. Firstly I just want to say that I enjoy reading your blog. Its very informative !
    Secondly I love how you do your makeup!!
    please can you do tutorial video or pictorials on liquid eyeline and also your eyeshadow looks!!
    xxx

  15. priyanka
    February 3, 2013 / 8:32 pm

    Hi Ankita, Loving your video tutorials.. plz do a foundation routine tutorial.. you look flawless in your pics .. i just love you.. plz do a foundation tutorial with lakme mousse and revlon whipped cream from basic to finished look…waiting for it ….

  16. shinepriya1997
    November 11, 2014 / 9:34 pm

    Hi im 19 year old i want a foundation for my sis wedding please tell me a budget foundation

    • November 27, 2014 / 1:46 pm

      Hi, you can try the Maybelline Dream Mousse Liquid foundation.

  17. PrIya
    March 9, 2015 / 12:17 pm

    I own the same product…a different shade though. But no expiry date is mentioned . How long can I use ??? any idea ?

  18. Remi
    June 8, 2016 / 3:47 pm

    Though this is my first comment but I do follow your blog as well as your videos..and they r really helpful..I am planning to buy this foundation online..but confused abt the right shade.. I am fair to medium warm toned ..can u suggest which one will go with my skin tone?

  19. Bratati
    July 8, 2016 / 2:04 am

    hi ankita di,its the first time i am postin.i have become a fan of urs.i have gone through all ur videos reviews n everything almost.i m not a make up oriented person.n dont even have much idea about it.basically my best friend is getting married n i want to look my best on her marriage.so can u help me choose the right BUDGET foundation that gives a full coverage and a dewy or semi dewy look.i have a normal to dry skin,a bit of dark circles n imperfections around lips.

    • Ankita Srivastava
      Author
      July 21, 2016 / 12:03 am

      Hi, you could try the Revlon Colorstay foundation – the normal to dry skin variant. Alternatively, you could give the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation (mixed with moisturizer or illuminator) a try since it looks really good on the skin and the dewiness can easily be achieved with a highlighter.

  20. ashi
    October 12, 2016 / 12:15 pm

    hi ankita,i am using this intense whitening skin cover foundation from 1.5 year but from the last 3 months it doesnt work well on my skin.and also there is no expiry date mention on foundation.can you please tell me how i know the expiry date of this foundation ??

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