Thursday, January 6, 2011

Lakme Perfect Radiance Compact - Review

What it claims: Instant fairness in your palm!

Presenting the new Multi-mineral skin lightening compact SPF 20* for a visibly fairer skin. It flawlessly blends into your skin making it look visibly fairer and translucently radiant. And it’s great for your skin with UVA/UVB filters for sun protection and the goodness of Multi-minerals.

Its unique formula contains
SPF 20, MULTI-MINERALS, BRIGHTENING PEARLS, VITAMIN B3

Oil free, Light-weight , Suitable for everyday use

MRP Rs. 150 (Incl. of all taxes) for 8g.



Pros:

1. The powder is very fine & blends easily. It doesn’t require a lot of blending or buffing and it also provides light coverage. It does help soften the appearance of pores a little bit. I also apply a light dusting under the eyes and it doesn't seem to settle into lines.

2. Does not leave behind any whitish cast to the face despite the SPF 20. I generally apply this over my Neutrogena moisturizer these days and it goes on pretty well, doesn’t ball up or clump up in any way.

3. This is pretty long lasting – it stays on my face for a good 6-7 hours. The other day I travelled by the local train in the middle of the day, upon the end of my journey – in the cab I wiped my face with a tissue & was shocked to this powder on it. It had lasted on my face half a day through a 50  min auto ride, 10 minute walk, followed by 3 hours in AC, a ride back on local train – all in the middle of the day.

4. Packaging is pretty – there is a nice mirror inside & the price is pretty competitive.

5. Suited my dry skin pretty well – I didn’t experience any further dryness and neither it emphasis dry flaky skin.  

Cons:

1. There were no testers at the store, the SA asked me to go for 01 Ivory Fair. While it did suit my coloring, it is a tad yellow for me. Nothing major though. But I don’t understand why Lakme has not sent out testers for this.

2. The puff provided is ok, nothing great – ok in emergencies.  It does help apply the powder well. I generally use a dry sponge or a more fluffy puff.


Will I repurchase: Yea.
I got this after reading this product compared to Maybelline Whitestay by Anamika of Wiseshe (read it here). I would use Maybelline earlier, but because it needed so much blending to avoid the white cast – I stopped using it.

This is a very nice, economically priced compact for daily use.

P.S.: Sorry for the standard image, still coming out of my New Year - B'day Party Haze and haven't had time to take pictures.
There are 6 shades in this range. I am reviewing 01 Ivory Fair

9 comments:

  1. Tanveer, how is the coverage with this one?

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  2. @Retnu: I hope u like it :)

    @vanity: Coverage is light - mentioned in Point no 1 in Pros.

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  3. I have heard very nice thing about it...it will be really good. I'll definitely try it.

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  4. sounds good..plus very decently priced!!!

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  5. Hi Tanveer, was looking to buy a new compact. Was wondering about Lotus Herbals but after reading your review I'll go for Lakme.

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  6. Great review..I was tempted to buy this but was pissed that they didn't keep testers! Good to hear that it blends easily

    ♥xx♥

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  7. I'm looking to buy a new compact in a few weeks for regular use. Will definitely consider this. I guess testers will be available by then. :-)

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  8. sounds gud..wud get it..
    i like ur note from the universe widget..i get dat daily in my mail too :D

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