Lakme Absolute Illuminating Foundation

BY Lakme
3.4/5     4 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


4 Ratings & 4 Reviews


Would recommend this to a friend


Visibly brighter looking skin

Silky, dewy finish

Makes skin luminous

Provides even coverage

Does not oxidize


Limited shade range

Medium coverage


Good only for special occasions


Hygienic packaging


A little goes a long way

Foundation cum highlighter

Gives shimmery glow

Stays up to 8 hours


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


Evens out the skin tone

Easy to use

Functional packaging


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


Hygienic packaging

Blends easily

Medium coverage


Instant brightening


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





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.