Hello gorgeous ladies,
Today I am going to review the very famous Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse in the shade Golden medium 03. The foundation is also available in 5 other varieties which are suitable for pale to dark Indian complexions. This is one of the finest matte foundation designed by Lakme so far and according to my experience among the top five foundations for oily skin in India.
Price: Rs. 725/- (available on Amazon with discount)
The Lakme Absolute Mattreal Mousse comes in a classy grey ball like pot with metallic grey screw cap. Although the whole packaging is a pleasure to the eyes but it is not so convenient to use. The main problem with the pot is the mousse foundation tends to come out of the rim and starts spreading in between the threads of the cap.
The texture of Lakme Absolute Mattreal Mousse is like a whipped cream. Its feathery soft and silky formula blends on skin like a second skin within no time. The foundation does not stick to the fingers and glides on the skin like butter. It sinks into the skin very quickly so you have to be super quick while blending. Once the foundation is properly blended and settled it gives a perfect matte finishing, does not show up on the skin, does not amplify dry patches and does not settles into fine lines. Although the foundation gives a matte finishing it does not dry out the skin. This foundation alone can go well with oily to combination skin but dry skin beauties may need a layer of moisturizer beneath it. It also fades large pores of oily skin to some extent and smoothen out rough texture of skin like a good quality primer. I have tried brush and fingers both and felt that fingers are the best tools to apply this foundation evenly.
The coverage of the foundation is light to medium. It is not able to cover acne spots and dark blemishes but very effectively evens out the skin hiding light pigmentation and little dark circle. The best part of the foundation is it still looks very natural in spite of being a matte foundation with medium coverage. It does not look ashy under the flash of camera or in picture if you get the appropriate shade for your skin tone.
The staying power Lakme Absolute Mattreal Mousse is absolutely stunning. It does not oxidize on my skin or melt in the hot and humid Delhi weather. It stays on my oily skin and keeps the freshness intact for almost 10 to 12 hours which is too good to believe. It can control oil for 3-4 hours straight and is completely sweat proof and waterproof. It is not needed to set the foundation with a powder at the first time but after 3-4 hours a mild blotting with facial tissue and a dusting with any compact help to retain the matte look for another 3 hours.
The shade golden medium 03 has strong yellow undertone and is perfect for warm medium complexion. The shade golden light 04 has pink or cool undertone which will suite medium skinned ladies with neutral or cool undertone. The shade Beige honey 05 and Almond honey 06 are crafted for darker complexion and the shade Ivory fair 01 and Rose fair 02 are for pale complexion. I like the fact that the names are pretty suggestive of the complexion and undertone which generally do not happen with Indian brands. The comparatively large selection of shades will do justification to a wide range of Indian complexions.
Pros of Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse:
- Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse is matte foundation specially designed for Indian skin tones and skin types.
- It is a matte foundation which can control oil very efficiently for hours.
- It has light to medium coverage and effectively evens out skin without showing up on the skin.
- The foundation blends like a second skin and does not look ashy or patchy.
- In spite of being a matte foundation it does not dry out the skin.
- It can fade enlarge pores and smooth rough texture of the skin like primers.
- The foundation does not melt, oxidize or transfer in hot and humid weather.
Cons of Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse:
There are some makeup products which you have to invest on anyway if you are seriously into makeup, fashion, looking good etc etc. Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse is one of those things for a girl with oily, combination, sweaty and troublesome skin. I know the quantity is less and the price is capable to dig a hole in your pocket so you should not indulge in this beauty every day. This foundation is obviously for those special occasion when you have to…absolutely have to stay fresh and look stunning throughout the day.
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