Today I’m reviewing the Lakme 9-to-5 Weightless Mousse Foundation in shade 02 Beige Vanilla. This was a new launch early on in the year and to be honest, I did not like it one bit when I first tried it out. I’ve worn it several times since then and I feel a little differently about this product after some trial and error. Read on to know my thoughts on this lightweight foundation.
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Lakme 9-to-5 Weightless Mousse Foundation – Review
The foundation comes in a rose gold plastic tube packaging. The packaging is simple, hygienic and easy to use. The texture of this foundation is like a dry mousse. It doesn’t feel very moist or smooth when you first apply it but it smoothens out as you massage it in. If you have any dryness on the skin, this would emphasize it so well moisturized skin is an absolute must while using this foundation otherwise it can look horribly patchy.
True to its name, the foundation has a weightless, feather-light feel on the skin. The coverage is sheer, it evens out the skin lightly but doesn’t give enough coverage to cover blemishes or hyper pigmentation. For those who prefer/need light coverage bases, this would be the ideal choice. I quite like the natural looking coverage for day to day wear and I love how it softens the look of pores, giving a smoother look to the skin.
In terms of longevity, this is fabulous. It actually stays very well on the skin and since it has a matte finish, it has quite decent oil control too. You would need a t-zone blot midway through the day but it keeps the greasiness at bay quite well. Overall, I think this is a good choice for people with normal to oily skin who like something light weight with natural coverage. The price seems a little on the higher side since this is the 9-to-5 range (generally this range is priced under 500) but you can always get it at a discount online.
The shade range is a bit limited with 4 shades but the yellow-toned shades work great for Indian skin. I use shade 02 Beige Vanilla which would be a good match for ladies with medium to medium-wheatish complexions.
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Rating : 4/5