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What do I do in summer? Dab on Lakme Radiance Compact

Lakme Radiance Compact power, review, swatch, images, shade: Marble

For oilies like me, summers can be a difficult time. More over, I, even though am almost an oil factory, still don't prefer too much of dry skin. As you know, I am staying out almost all day, I don;t want loads of makeups on my skin. But who doesn't want to look prim and fine?
For oily skinned women like me, compacts are one of the best solution. I have been using Lakme compacts for ages in the past. I tried their Perfect Radiance Compact, which I love for winters, but since it does not absorb oil, it's not for me , at least in summers. So, here it is

Lakme Radiance Compact power in shade Marble

My lecture on this:
 It's a square compact with a round pan inside and an applicator which is no good.
WAIT! Stop, my dislike ends here. 

Lakme Radiance Compact power in shade Marble

And why do I keep repurchasing?
The powder is quite finely milled and provides a very light coverage. It takes care of the oily look, but does not absorb oil or keep my face shine free for a very long time. But it never breaks me out and makes me look quite good. Like a slightly healthier version of my natural skin. The quantity is quite good. 9 grams at 99 INR is quite light on the pocket. I use my Bourjois Kabuki brush to apply it and that way it works the best as I feel it. It kind of adds more coverage and yet leave my skin looking like my own skin.

Who shall stay away from this?
  •  Women looking for something that would keep their face shine-free ( does that really happen?)
  • Women, expecting the powder to do the job of dry tissue or blotting paper. ( It would not absorb any oil)

Lakme Radiance Compact power in shade Marble

Who might like this?
Ladies with combination skin type, crazy women like me who have oily skin, yet prefers a non-mattifying powder, ladies who don't like to have their powder sitting on the skin and making it look like a mask, dry skinned women ( but I would recommend the Perfect Radiance Mineral Compact more)

What shade I wear? Marble. It is sometimes slightly lighter than my skin tone ( I range between MAC NC 40-41). But the yellow under tone makes up for it and makes it perfect. The above image is almost true to the original color I see.

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  1. Good review dear but I still love my Maybelline compact so much tat cant seem to luk beyond tat

    1. I have used that and I couldn't help liking it. But somehow, this one matches my skin tone more and I did not like the too much drying effect it leaves on my skin

  2. I have used this before! It was so horrible for me that I chucked it in a month. :/ I used to get these weird oxidised patches and looked like I had some scary skin condition. O.o

  3. my favorite for years :)

    1. Hi5! This is perhaps my .... umm.. don;t know which number repurchase

  4. hmm this one is my first purchase from lakme and used to love it back then!!

    nice review :)

  5. hey btw chambor's navy blue dabba of compact, i think it is called silver powder does control my oiliness for 4-5 hrs, without sitting on my skin like a mask.. do try it.. and though it seems expensive, it is very reasonable since it is a huge quantity.

  6. great review!!!I liked it too but currently using Faces one:)


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