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.
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
January 15, 2019
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.
January 14, 2019
Evens out the skin tone
Easy to use
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!
January 13, 2019
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.
January 12, 2019
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.
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.