Lakme Absolute Illuminating Foundation

BY Lakme
3.5/5
    6 Reviews

Product Description

Lakme Absolute Illuminating Foundation is formulated by experts to give visibly brighter looking skin. This foundation evens out the skin tone without getting cakey. It gives a silky, dewy finish. The foundation comes in a black and silver glass bottle with a tube dispenser and a cap over it.

Product Reviews

3.5

6 Ratings & 6 Reviews

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Would recommend this to a friend

PROS

Visibly brighter looking skin

Silky, dewy finish

Makes skin luminous

Provides even coverage

Does not oxidize

CONS

Limited shade range

Medium coverage

No SPF

Let the shimmer say it all!!
3.5/5

PROS

Visibly brighter looking skin

Silky, dewy finish

Makes skin luminous

CONS

Limited shade range

No SPF


Lakme Absolute Illuminating Foundation is one foundation which in the whole is focused on just one thing which is high shimmer and illuminating. Stands true to this name here. Only 4 shades are available. They are ivory glow, honey beam, natural flare and beige glimmer. The shade range is good for fair skin tones but deeper skin tones do not have much choice. Initially it was launched as a limited edition product but then I suppose lakme changed its mind. The Lakme absolute illuminating foundation comes in a black package which looks classy and sleek. I generically love any packing which comes in black case or the black colour for that matter. I have a thing for the colour black. The foundation also comes in a pump bottle. The packaging looks very similar other lakme foundations. They play safe here. Don’t experiment much. The lakme Absolute illumination foundation can be used as a foundation and a highlighter. As the word illuminating is mentioned the brand has not forgotten to add the shimmer in it. The shimmer is definitely visible. The consistency of the lakme absolute foundation is a bit thick for a dewy/illuminating foundation. The texture is not very moisturising. It dries my skin which I hate. People who have dry skin make sure you use a moisturiser for your face before the application of the lakme illuminating foundation. A good foundation brush or sponge will best be for application. Coverage is just ok. Not great. For someone who wants their face to be enhanced in their selfies, this product is a must wear. I suppose it best for the combination skin users. Might cover well for them. For me it didn’t work that great. But then if you have a ladies night out or a party to attend, put this shimmer on!!

Works well for normal skin
3.8/5

PROS

Visibly brighter looking skin

Makes skin luminous

Provides even coverage

CONS

Medium coverage

No SPF


So I was looking for a foundation which would give medium coverage would not look cakey on my skin plus give a nice finish. I researched a lot saw some videos on YouTube read some blogs also, as my skin is uneven + pigmentation and has some blemishes too. I have used some good brands in the past and I was never overall satisfied some were very good for occasional wear some work good for just daily wear where it would stay only for an hour or so but I was looking for something which would make my skin look natural not a very heavy base yet gives a natural shine from within. so after a lot of research I got my hands on this particular foundation and I am quite satisfied with its result. Staying in a humid city like Mumbai I was looking for a foundation which would not sweat out. so I've been using this since a long time now and I prefer this foundation even on occasional as well as daily wear if I am going out On special occasions like parties night parties or wedding functions I apply two coats of it otherwise just a simple single coat will do. also I said it with a compact or loose powder for it to stay for a longer time and it does help I chose this one because I was looking for a foundation which would not make my skin look matte and dry but luminous and as the product claims a natural shine from within it totally does the job. also I love how beautiful the packaging and the bottle is its black in colour how classy it looks and I love classy looking products in my vanity. wish it had spf included in it as I said I use it for my daily wear so I need to apply a coat of sunscreen then I have to apply this foundation. So that is the only drawback I found in this foundation rest I am very happy and satisfied good foundation for daily wear and I would definitely recommend it.

Good only for special occasions
4.3/5

PROS

Hygienic packaging

Travel-friendly

A little goes a long way

Foundation cum highlighter

Gives shimmery glow

Stays up to 8 hours

CONS

Not for oily skin

No shades for darker tones


Sounds lovely when you hear a two-in-one product isn’t it? Immediately, I think about how efficient that will be because I tend to spend a lot on cosmetics. So when I got to know about this Lakme Absolute Illuminating Foundation, which is both a foundation and a highlighter, I was all up for it.

I chose Beige Glimmer because that suited me best. Hold up! A disclaimer: this foundation has just four shades available. So, it will be a challenge choosing the right shade for darker skin. It is formulated keeping in mind the Indian skin tone. But I guess they forgot about darker skin tones. Thankfully, my skin tone is medium fair with neutral undertones, so the beige glimmer suits me well.

The container it comes in is very functional. I like the pump dispenser, it makes the foundation more hygienic, and it is lightweight and travel-friendly. I just need two pumps of the foundation to cover my face and neck. And I blend it with a damp sponge.

My skin is super dry, so I apply a primer first. It just makes the blending very easy. Lakme Absolute Illuminating Foundation has medium coverage, so some might not like it. Especially those who have marks and blemishes. And to be honest, I don’t think oily skin will like it either. The illuminating effect it gives is quite sparkly. It will be like applying highlighter all over the face. But maybe oily skin beauties can use it just as a highlighter. That will work well too.

Anyway, I use this foundation not on a daily basis but mostly on occasions. Like a night out, weddings and dinner dates. I can’t wear it to the office on a daily basis because it makes me look like I have overdone my makeup.

Overall, it is not the best but not the worst either. It is good for special occasions, and the foundation’s staying power is also decent.

Not for oily skin
3/5

PROS

Evens out the skin tone

Easy to use

Functional packaging

CONS

Oxidizes easily

Does not stay for long

Ingredients list not available


I used this Lakme Absolute Illuminating Foundation for my office night party. I really liked how it blended on my skin and made it even. I went to the party looking fabulous, but the way it ended up looking when I came back was very disappointing. It must have been me dancing and sweating, but the end look was very unappealing. All the foundation went off leaving behind an oily residue and flashy look. This foundation might work for dry skin better. Definitely not for oily skin!

Not good coverage
3.8/5

PROS

Hygienic packaging

Blends easily

Medium coverage

Lightweight

Instant brightening

CONS

Does not even out the skin tone


Lakme Absolute Illuminating Foundation has just the right consistency - neither too thick nor too light. On my dry skin, it blends perfectly well. I really like how instantly it brightens my skin. However, it does not give so much coverage. I have to use a separate concealer for my dark circles and uneven skin tone. Otherwise, it is a decent foundation.

I don’t like the sparkly glow
2.5/5

PROS

Affordable

Lightweight

CONS

Gives a sparkly glow

Only four shades available


It is very impressive for a drugstore foundation to come in a very elegant container, but my liking for it stops there. I thought this foundation would give me a glassy glow. Instead, it has a sparkly glow which I don’t prefer. It looks good from afar, but not up close. I’m going to skip it.

Top Questions And Answers

January 16, 2019

How to use Lakme Absolute Illuminating Foundation?

Radhika SinghJanuary 17, 2019

Radhika SinghJanuary 17, 2019

Use the foundation in the following way:

Step 1: Pump out the foundation on your palm.

Step 2: Use the ring finger to dot the foundation over your face and neck.

Step 3: Gently blend the foundation with a blender or a makeup brush.

January 15, 2019

What are the shades available for Lakme Absolute Illuminating Foundation?

Meera SethiJanuary 16, 2019

Meera SethiJanuary 16, 2019

The shades available are:

Ivory Glow: Best suited for pale skin tone with a cool undertone.

Natural Flare: Best suited for fair to medium skin tones with a prominent warm undertone.

Beige Glimmer: Best suited to medium-tanned skin tones with neutral undertone.

Honey Beam: Almost same like Beige glimmer but is a tad darker than the former. It will suit medium to olive skin tones with neutral undertone.

January 14, 2019

What are the net quantity and the shelf life of Lakme Absolute Illuminating Foundation?

Kriti LakhaniJanuary 15, 2019

Kriti LakhaniJanuary 15, 2019

Lakme Absolute Illuminating Foundation comes in 15g with 12 months of shelf life from the date of manufacturing.

January 13, 2019

Does Lakme Absolute Illuminating Foundation have any side effects?

Ananya SharmaJanuary 14, 2019

Ananya SharmaJanuary 14, 2019

There are no records on any side effects.

January 12, 2019

Does Lakme Absolute Illuminating Foundation have SPF?

Kalpana BalJanuary 13, 2019

Kalpana BalJanuary 13, 2019

No, this foundation does not have SPF.