Hola readers,

Hope you guys are having an awesome week. It’s middle of the week and I am mostly juggling between work, gym and blog.Today, I am reviewing Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact. I have been a Lakme fan since long and the first beauty product I have used ever in my life time was a Lakme Kajal. The shade ‘apricot matte’  for Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Matte compact is a match for my skin tone. I have bought mostly matte lipsticks from the 9 to 5 range yet and loved them. Let me pen down my experience with this compact powder from Lakme 9 to 5 range. This one goes in my budget category buy.

lakme 9 to 5 compact powder


What Lakme says about the Product:

Get an all day fresh matte look with Lakmé Nine to Five Flawless Matte Complexion Compact. Infused with Vitamin E & a unique oil absorbing formula which conditions the skin to give that flawless finish. This handy compact comes in unique shades to suit Indian skin tones.

Price: Rs 350

lakme 9 to 5 apricote

My take on Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact:

Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact comes in three shades: Almond, Apricote and Melon shades. It comes with a beautiful rose gold case which has a mirror finish. The packaging is very crisp and attractive from outside. This compact comes with a sponge and mirror.

When I opened the package I was disappointed to see a thin plastic provided inside the box to prevent the puff to touch the pressed powder at all times. That could have been improved given the brand name of Lakme. Also, the puff is very hard and basic. The compact powder is very light and soft in texture. It glides well on face and does not take an extra effort to blend. The fragrance of powder is sweet and resembles coco butter. This might be a bit strong for sensitive noses while applying it, but is fades away soon.


My skin has become very oily lately. Once applied on my face it does soak up oil and gives a fresh matt look instantly. However this powder does not stand sun and sweat. I have noticed a patchy and uneven look once I sweat. Re-application is imperative with oily skinned beauties. Thus, this product will be used up too fast. That also makes the claim of 9 to 5 false.

lakme powder


  1. Beautiful outside packaging
  2. Available in 3 shades to suit Indian skin tone.
  3. Imparts an instant matte coverage
  4. Brightens face once applied.
  5. Glides smoothly
  6. Effortless blending on face
  7. Powder is very soft and weightless
  8. Budget buy


  1. Flimsy plastic cut out inside the packaging
  2. Hard and basic puff provided with the compact
  3. A little overpowering sweet smell of cocoa
  4. False claim of 9-5.
  5. Fades in sun and sweat
  6. Does not control oil after 2 hours.
  7. Re-application makes excessive consumption.

Final Word: A good budget buy options for beginners. Normal to medium oily skin beauties will not be disappointed with this one.

Rating: 3.5 on 5

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