Lakmé Absolute White Intense Skin Cover (Rs 650 for 15ml ) available at FlipkartLakmé Absolute White Intense Skin Cover SPF (This is my very first Lakme foundation and I must say I am impressed by it. I have tried almost all the products from Lakme absolute range and this is the best among them.
Shade – Out of the three shades available this is the lightest shade that matched my skin tone. The second shade had pink undertones so I was left with this only. Although it is a tad bit lighter for my skin tone but it gets warmer and adjusts after few minutes of application. It is very difficult to get your perfect match among the 3 shades available.Packaging - The foundation comes in a metallic steel grey pump dispenser packaging that is very different from usual Lakme packaging. It is sturdy and travel friendly.
Texture & Formula – The texture of Lakmé Absolute White Intense Skin Cover is light but the consistency is on slightly thicker side. However, it blends well and doesn’t look ashy or streaky.
The formula is best suited for oily and combination skin types. I myself having combination skin find it a bit drying without a moisturiser underneath. It settles to a matte finish which is great for summers.
It has SPF 25 which is good for daytime but this is not suited for flash photography as it makes the face ghostly and there is a major white cast. I did this big mistake of wearing it during night time and was horrified to look at my photos.
Lakmé Absolute White Intense Skin Cover has citrusy fragrance which isn’t overpowering but I am not a fan of such fragrances.
Pigmentation – The foundation gives medium coverage in one coat which can be built up to full coverage with one more coat. I prefer one layer only as it evens out my skin, covers redness and mild blemishes in that.
Even after 2 layers,it feels light on skin.
Staying Power - Lakme absolute White Intense Skin Cover stays for good 8-10 hours. It doesn’t oxidise for about 5-6 hours and keeps my face oil free.
Ease of Application - I prefer applying this foundation with a sponge to avoid patches or streaks as it has thick consistency.Overall Thoughts
Lakmé Absolute White Intense Skin Cover is one of my top 5 foundations at present as I love the finish which is great for summers. It keeps my face fresh and oil free for about 7-8 hours. It provides medium to full coverage and makes my skin flawless.
However, I suggest not using this if you are taking pictures in flash as it put a major white cast due to presence of high spf. It is a great foundation for oily to combination skin types.
Lakme has introduced only 3 shades under this foundation which is a major con and it is very difficult to get proper shade.
Other than that, it is a great foundation.
Rating - 3.5/5
Written By Ritika Narang