What is this futuristic looking ball of gunmetal? This shiny object, my friends, is the Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse that claims to last on the skin for up to 16 hours. But does it really? Unfortunately, no. However, it does have some redeeming features, along with a few more cons, which I shall be discussing in today’s review. So, here we go.
Although my pack has cracked with age, the formula still has a whipped consistency that spreads on the skin like butter. It provides a sheer coverage and has a slightly matte finish. It is not very hydrating and may settle around blemishes or big pores, which is one of the major issues that I have with this product. However, it is very light weight and comfortable to wear and does provide a natural, my skin but better look, for daily wear. The longevity is not too great though, and the foundation does not last on my skin for more than 4 hours, at which point it already settles in my pores, exaggerating them in an unflattering manner.
I am the shade 03 Golden Medium in this range. The color may seem a bit too orange in the packaging but the coverage is so sheer that it provides the right yellowish peachy undertone on the skin once blended. The range has 6 different shades and Lakme has done a good job at including pink, yellow, peachy, and neutral undertones in the collection that will cater to a majority of Indian skin tones. The pigmentation is not as intense as it seems in the packaging and I would not recommend building up the coverage by layering the product because it may end up looking cakey. Also, those with an aversion to strong scents may not like the perfumy smell of this one that tends to linger on the face for some time.
The best way to describe this product is as a BB cream with a matte finish that has the consistency of a mousse, because neither the wear time nor the coverage of this product is similar to that of a foundation. If you have fairly good skin, to begin with, and just need a little something to mattify the face while creating a slightly blurred effect then this product will work for you. However, if you have blemished skin that needs more coverage then I will not recommend this product. Also, the packaging seems a bit gimmicky to me and unhygienic too because you need to dip your fingers in to scoop out the product. The price tag of INR 700 for 25gms of the product is also a little steep, which means that personally, I won’t be repurchasing this foundation any time soon.
I hope that this review was useful. You can buy the Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse here.