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Lakme Perfect Radiance Compact Powder

Hi ladies, sorry that I haven't been posting that frequently. The reason is that I am not getting sufficient day light again so clicking the photos is a bit difficult.

Anyway, with winter setting in, and my terrible skin breakouts, I have not been using much of skincare products. But still, I need a bit of compact which again must not be drying for my skin and I felt that Lakme Perfect Radiance powder would be something ideal. I had bought this in summer. but on my oily skin I found, although it has an amazing texture, it is not sufficient to absorb the oil. So, this is the time I can take it out again.

It comes in a carton which I have thrown away.
Whatever the brand claims

Price and quantity: 150 INR for 8 gms
My shade: 01 Ivory

Why I would ask you to consider purchasing it:

1) The quantity is okay for the price.
2) it has multiminerals.
3) It did not break me out.
4) it gives a very smooth and even finish to the skin. I , for myself, have, uneven skintone.
5) Beautiful chic packaging. I like it. :)
6) Has an inbuilt mirror which comes handy while doing touch ups.
7) Doesn't dry out the skin. So, the dry skin beauties would love this.
8) Comes in several shades categorized under yellow and pink undertones which is something really impressed me.

Why you might ditch it:
1) If you are an oily, this is not the best friend for the matte look in summer. it would not break you out, but it would not absorb oil either.
2) All the shades are not available in the stores. even the invisible finish ones which have 6 shades in the range, is not available after the first 4 shades.
3) The little applicator is as bad as can be. I have unfortunately thrown away my Maybelline UV Compact which used to do a great job
4) No 01 Ivory fair has yellow undertones and is the lightest shade in the range. But trust me, I am not the fairest person around. you have seen me. So, what would the people with lighter skin tones ( Yes, even the Indians can be very very fair) do?
5) I don;t like the idea of 'fairness'. The brand which taught the Indian women to love their skin tone, doesn't make a very good impression when it suddenly tries to sell products which just teaches women the opposite.  it's a matter of dignity.

So, while I really like the compact, without the applicator, the compact is difficult to use. I use it with a powder brush though, but not with the same result.

A small tip: fed up with the applicator, I tried using it with a makeup blending sponge. it worked beautifully. but I think there would be a bit f wastage as some of it would get into the sponge pores

So, dish it or diss it?


  1. thanx for honest review

  2. Nice post!!I stay away from products which talk about skin lightening as I dont want them to play with my melanin!It is sad lakme is getting into it:(though I love that brand!

  3. sounds good Nivedita, I haven't used it but will love to try it <3

  4. I was thinking of picking it up...never used Lakme face cosmetics, so been a bit hesitant. I think it's about time!

  5. i like these too.. nice review girl :)

  6. I find the maybelline one better...and it has the white ivory shade which is perfect for fair skin !!

  7. nice review...
    i liked the last point which you mentioned ..i also dont like the "fairness" thing....
    they just tried to compete with the maybelline white uvstay compact

  8. I didnt like this much this gave me a whitish cast, I am still a fan of their radiance compact. its just 99 rs. I want to try Maybelline next.
    Thanks for the review.

  9. i ve used tis nd its does a pretty decent job..
    nice review nivedita..=)

  10. It sounds nice! I use powders only in summers due to my dry skin. Agree with u on the fairness thing.

  11. Oh gud for dry skin??and also for pink undertones?? :))wow :)
    Thanks for d gud review Nivedita :)

    And I love ur new Template :D

  12. i have this ..............and like it....

  13. i grew up with lakme, but i am seriously disappointed in the way they treat their consumers, shade variation in lipsticks , fungus and to add to it, now they cater to fair indian idea, plus are crazy expensive.. i mean they need to take a look around and do a rethink..

  14. @ Sahar: Give it a try. For the price, it's dirt cheap
    @ggg: Same here. it;s the fairness part that's putting me off.
    @ Raksha: You;d love it
    @Segments of life: Let me know for sure how it fared.
    @ Anamika: I know how fond you are of the foundation.
    @ Nikita; With your complextion, I think you have to look into Maybelline only :)

  15. I tried the foundation from this range... major disappointment... :(

  16. Great review...i have very oily skin so i guess this isnt for me..ill try the maybelline one.. :)


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