Monday, 7 September 2015

Lakme Invisible Finish Foundation in Shade 04: Review, Swatches, FOTD and a Small Makeover of a very close one!!

Hi everyone :)
I am sorry for not putting a post up for so long. I was down with flu and all I did was snuggle on mom's lap...however these last two days have been brilliant for me.
For one, day before yesterday was my elder sister's birthday and very unlike me, she is the shy one when comes to makeup, unsure of what might flatter her almond complexion, flecked with acne spots and all.
My sister, bare face with a swipe of the lip balm applied on

So this year I gifted her a foundation( she inclined towards cc creams but the sore lack of shades simply made me run) -- The Lakme Invisible Finish Foundation at shade 04. Similarly priced with the cc cream in the same brand but provides more shades, medium coverage and yes, more staying power too. It blends seamlessly, evens out skin tone.
The Lakme Invisible Finish Foundation: Shade 04
 The orangey tones in it cancels the redness out and it stays for at most 3 hours, still keeps you looking flawless for the time.The smell is typical Lakme and I hardly mind, but she did, and she wrinkled her nose about it till it faded away in a minute after application.
The Lakme Invisible Finish Foundation: Shade 04 swatch, unblended
The Lakme Invisible Finish Foundation: Shade 04, swatch blended
I wanted to buy her a lip color, but knowing her well, I decided to go with the Maybelline Color Bloom in Pink Blossom -- a lip balm which would care like a balm, and on a heavier hand would give a pink colorr totally complimenting the skin tone.

The Maybelline Color Bloom Lip Balm in Pink Blossom
Knowing her to be not so good with liners, I decided to gift her a kohl -- The Maybelline Colossal Kajal in black would be easy to apply yet give a polished, glossy look.
While doing her makeup I applied a bit of blush : Maybelline Cheeky Glow in Fresh Coral which gives a healthy flush, easily buildable yet can be applied lightly, very apt for beginners.
The blush faded away after three hours and the foundation stayed an hour more before it disappeared slowly and evenly. The winner was the lip balm however, it stayed strong for five hours, no retouching done!
And here's her transformation from plain Jane to sun kissed prettiness :)

FOTD with The Lakme Invisible Finish Foundation: Shade 04

FOTD with The Lakme Invisible Finish Foundation: Shade 04 t

The coverage, as you can see is light to medium, as it doesnt conceal her acne too well. But the well blended, almost "invisible" finish with little effort is a boon for makeup beginners. Add to that the large number of shades (there are six) and the attractive price point earns it a good recommendation!
Verdict: 3.75/5 (wish it had no smell, a longer staying power and more coverage!)
Price: INR 240