Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Serum Foundation Natural Almond 06.

Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Serum Foundation Natural Almond 06.

I was really excited to try out this foundation, as I absolutely loved the Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Lipsticks. I have reviewed two of these colors previously here and here. This product has been in the market for around 2 years, as you all know my reviews are not about the latest products but stuff I try out at that point of time.

Product Claims:

Lakme Absolute brings you the miracle beauty ingredient Moroccan Argan Oil, now in a luxurious foundation called the Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Serum Foundation. A foundation that nourishes skin while giving it a dewy radiant look. Contains SPF 45 which is suitable for everyday wear.

Price : INR 750 for 15 ml. Seriously , Lakme ?

And I think almost half the product gets stuck on the sides of the bottle and inside the dropper.

Packaging: This is a win for me . It comes in a really classy gold glass bottle with a dropper. And the entire product is packaged in the Lakme Absolute black and gold silver packaging.

Shades: It comes in only 6 (yes! You heard that right) And the shade Natural Almond 06, my shade, is the darkest of all. * shakes head in disbelief.

Apparently, as far as Lakme is concerned, they need not cater to people darker than 06, which happens to be most of the country.
Lakme is notorious for its problem with inclusivity especially in its base products. Being an indigenous brand in a country where 90 percent of woman are of a deeper skin tone, being colour blind is not about ignorance anymore but outright indifference.

I am deeply disappointed with this fact, especially when international brands like Fenty Beauty, Huda Beauty, ColorPop and even Indi brands like Sugar Cosmetics and Nykaa, are being more and more inclusive, and Lakme stubbornly refuses to change its stance. If this is not regressive and a prime example of colourism, then what is?

Shade Comparison: Natural Almond 06, was a pretty great match for my MAC NC 43.5-44.5 skin tone. It doesn’t oxidise much and feels light on the skin.

Performance:

It being a serum foundation, I expected it be more liquidy and more moisturising. Instead, it clung to every dry patch of skin, every pore and every fine line, and clumped on the corners of my mouth. C’mon, it supposedly has argan oil in it, it is not supposed to highlight dry patches on my skin. Did I get a product from a ruined batch, because I read other reviews claiming it to be much more loose in consistency.

It did feel light on the face and it never caused any breakouts. That’s a plus, I guess.

And, I found it difficult to get the product out of the bottle with the dropper, and I feel a lot of product gets wasted inside the bottle.

Recommendation: I guess the product itself is alright, but it has gotten me all wound up because of the shade range, so maybe I was a little prejudiced in this review. You can give this product a try, maybe you will love it.

Until next time

#drlipstickgeek.

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