Hello my beautiess!!

After the Primer+Matte lipsticks, it’s time for the Powder Foundation Compacts now. Lakme has recently launched the new LAKME 9 TO 5 PRIMER + MATTE POWDER FOUNDATION COMPACT in their Primer+Matte collection. And also Lakme has introduced two new shades for the deeper skins, so now we have shades for every skin tone. I picked up 2 shades from this range, and here is the review of the LAKME 9 TO 5 PRIMER + MATTE POWDER FOUNDATION COMPACT. 


Say hello to the all new foundation by Lakmé that now comes in a compact format. Conveniently chic! Lakme 9 to 5 primer+ matte powder foundation has benefits of foundation, concealer and compact all in 1! It’s a foundation that has an in-built primer and comes in a powder format. It spreads easily to give an even buildable coverage that gives your skin a long lasting matte finish. This foundation delivers even coverage that is buildable by nature. It conceals fine lines and effortlessly spreads over your skin. Available in 6 shades, it’s ideal for women with oily skin with it’s long lasting matte finish.


PRICE :  INR 600/- with 9g of product quantity.



  • Step 1: Take some compact on a powder puff. Shake the puff to remove any excess powder.
  • Step 2: Wipe your face with the compact puff in long, even strokes. The strokes should move from the inside, to the outside.
  • Step 3: Wet it if you want to use it like a foundation base.
  • Step 4: Even apply it all over your face. Don’t forget your neck area.


SHADES : There are 6 shades available in these LAKME 9 TO 5 PRIMER + MATTE POWDER FOUNDATION COMPACTS –

  • Rose Silk
  • Ivory Cream
  • Silky Golden
  • Natural Light
  • Honey Dew
  • Natural Almond

I bought the shades HONEY DEW and NATURAL ALMOND, which are most suitable for medium-dark tones. These are the new shades that were included by Lakme. And I so wanted to get them, like these are my kind of shades.


First of all, can we please appreciate the amazing rosegold packaging. OMG! The LAKME 9 TO 5 PRIMER + MATTE POWDER FOUNDATION COMPACT comes in a rose gold packaging. Literally, everything is rose gold- the outer case and the compact itself. All the details and description of the product and the shade names are mentioned on both. The compact comes with a full sized mirror, which is a great thing and has a separate shelf for the sponge applicator to sit in. On the backside of the case, we have perforated holes for the sponge applicator to breathe in, just in case if used wet. I’m not a fan of such sponge applicators though, I immediately replace them with the mini puff applicator(the ones used in cushion foundations), they’re much comfortable on skin.


The LAKME 9 TO 5 PRIMER + MATTE POWDER FOUNDATION COMPACT powder is extra finely milled powder. It has a super soft and silky texture to it, which I’m guessing its because of the built-in primer. This silky creamy powder makes the blending game very very easy. And also it picks up a lot of product in one single swirl on the powder. The powder gives a decent medium coverage, which can be buildable to a full and flawless coverage. It does not look any caked up even after building up the coverage. It doesn’t give that white ghostly cast either, after application, thankfully. Even though the powder claims to have a primer in it, it doesn’t minimizes the pores, nor it enhances them either. I don’t see any change in them.

This powder sets into a super even matte finish, which is my absolute favorite finish that I look in in a compact. If you use this powder by itself, it definitely gives that natural looking look with your flaws. But if used as setting powder to set the foundation or concealer, it completely takes the look too a flawless world. This foundation powder compact lasts for 5-6 hours, after which touch ups are necessary. It kind of wears off after 5 hours of application.


Honey Dew is a warm shade which is best suited for the NC42 skin tones. Whereas, Natural Almond, also a warm toned, suits NC45 people better.

Here are the swatches. On the left is Natural Almond and on the right is Honey Dew.IMG_20170810_121342-01

Overall, this LAKME 9 TO 5 PRIMER + MATTE POWDER FOUNDATION COMPACT is an all-in-one product with the benefits of primer and a compact powder in one. I would definitely recommend these to everyone, as Lakme has come up with new shades for every skin tone. And with that price tag, and the quantity, and the really cute packaging, it is totally worth buying this compact.

Did you try the new LAKME 9 TO 5 PRIMER + MATTE POWDER FOUNDATION COMPACT? What shade are you in? Lemme know your thoughts… untitled1


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