Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Review, FOTD: Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact

Hello Dearies,

Hope you all are doing great!

Today I am a little tired after a hectic day of work so won't rant much and get straight to the review. Sorry about that dearies! I am reviewing Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact which has become my absolute favorite compact! It is perfect for those with oily skin and works well to control oil and keep your skin matte. So without further ado, let's check out how it worked for me.

Read on to find out more.

Product Description:

With a unique oil absorbing formula that gives you a matte and flawless look throughout the day. Infused with Vitamin E to condition your skin.

Price: 300 INR for 8 g.

Buy online on Flipkart here.

Shelf Life: 36 months.

Packaging: The compact comes in a beautiful rose gold packaging which looks super classy! I love the 9to5 range for its amazing classy packaging. It is equipped with a mirror and a powder puff.

Shades available: Melon for fair skintone, Apricot for wheatish skin tone and Almond for fair-medium skin tone. I am using and reviewing the shade Melon.

My Experience with Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact:

I have been using this compact for over a month now. As you can see in the pics, I have hit pan because I am using it every single day over my base makeup and loving it so far. I have excessive oily skin especially a super oily t zone. I was in search of a perfect mattifying compact which would keep oil at bay for considerable amount of time and I think this compact fares well in that. The texture is smooth and satiny due to which it glides on and blends really well into the skin. The shade I am using is Melon which is a perfect match for my skin tone as it has slight yellow undertones. All the 3 shades are best suited for Indian skin tones but a wider shade selection would have definitely benefited a lot of girls. The compact does not dry out the skin and helps maintaining a matte effect without looking patchy. It does not give any white cast as it blends well. The coverage is medium but will not cover blemishes and pigmentation if used alone without any foundation. I think this powder is best suited for those who want a matte finish powder which helps control oil. It is very light weight and does not look or feel cakey at all. It has a very mild pleasant smell which is not very noticeable. This compact stays on for almost 4-5 hours after which I need to touch up. My T zone is super oily as I said and hence it lasts on my T zone for lesser amount of time (around 3-4 hours) until I have to touch up. All in all I am pretty impressed with the quality of this product for the price. With the summers in full swing, this is my best buddy!




* Controls oil and gives a matte finish.
* Lasts upto 4-5 which is good considering that I have super oily skin.
* Does not give a white cast as it blends well to give a smooth finish.
* The texture is soft, smooth and satiny which makes it easy to apply and blend.
* The mirror and puff add to the usability of the product.
* Classy and pretty rose gold packaging.
* Best suited for those with excessive oily T zone as it controls oil well.
* Does not dry out oily/combination skin.
* Good quality for the price.


* Might not be suited for dry skinned girls.
* Does not live upto the 9 to 5 (8 hours) claim.

Would I recommend this product?

I would definitely recommend if you have oily/combination skin. This compact controls oil really well. Not an absolute must have but no harm in trying :)

Would I repurchase this product?

Yes! Until I find a better budget friendly matte finish compact.

My Rating: 4/5

Go for it if you have oily skin! I am loving it as my skin behaves weird with respect to compact powders. Some of them make my skin dry and some don't control the oil at all. So as of now I am happy with the job this compact is doing for me.

Have you tried Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact? How was your experience? Do share your thoughts via comments.

Take Care,