Lakme 9to5 Naturale Range was launched last month with the Aloe Aqua Gel, Finishing Powder and Matte Lipsticks. You can read more about them here. This month they have launched some new products in the range and one of them is the Lakme 9to5 Naturale Foundation Drops.
Lakme 9to5 Naturale Foundation Drops
Lakmé Naturale presents the first-of-its-kind bi-phase foundation, infused with aloe vera and green tea extracts. It helps fight city pollution while giving you a natural, dewy finish.Choose from 4 unique shades to create a flawless, city bright look that appears untouched by city pollution. Its lightweight, fluid texture provides buildable coverage with each additional drop. Antioxidants and SPF 30 PA++ help protect you from city pollution.
I was quite excited for the launch of this foundation because I felt that it would be perfect for summer. I usually skip foundation in this heat but sometimes when I do apply, I always opt for one with a light texture and buildable coverage. The problem with this product is that it is available in only four shades. I have shade 03 Silky Golden which was sent to me by the brand and unfortunately, it is not a good match at all. I have read in other blogs that the darkest shade in the range is also light for majority of the bloggers. At a time when brands like Huda, Fenty etc are expanding their shade range to include different skin tones, an Indian brand not giving importance to darker skin tones is quite disappointing.
The colour does not suit my skin tone and to use it, I will have to mix a darker shade but I did try it out on its own to write the review.
The light weight , easy to blend formula with SPF 30 is definitely a plus. It has a runny consistency and sets on the skin immediately giving a semi-matte finish. The coverage is light to medium making it suitable for work and everyday use. All of these qualities make it a perfect summer foundation.
If you get a shade that matches your skin tone, I think you will like the natural finish that it gives. It lasts for about 4-5 hours on me without a primer.
In the picture below, I have used a dark shade of concealer to even out the skin tone.
At the price, I definitely think that the new Lakme 9to5 Naturale Foundation Drops is a decent buy. It is nothing extraordinary but if you are looking for an everyday foundation that is reasonably priced, you can try it out. If you get a shade that matches your complexion!