Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse Review:
Today I will be reviewing Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse which I bought with other products few days ago. During my last visit to Lakme counter in a store when I was busy checking out Lakme Absolute range, my eyes got hooked on a cute little round jar, and in curiosity started reading its usefulness and details provided on the box. I applied a little on my hand to test it and it effortlessly blended into my skin and was brilliantly soft and smooth on my skin. Since I didn’t knew much about mouse foundations, so after buying Lakme Absolute Mousse I explored and came to know that mousse foundation is also called whipped foundation. Here are some benefits of Mousse or whipped foundation over a regular foundation:
Mousse or whipped foundations are comparatively easy to apply in thin layers than liquid makeup, so you have more control. Mousse makeup is liquid makeup with air whipped in, making it lighter and smoother comparative to other liquid foundation. It appears quite similar to whipped cream. It is costlier than other cosmetics because of the added air and specialized packaging. Whipped foundation is good for all skin types, but it's especially good for those who have dry skin or aging skin because its blend easily and doesn’t look cakey.
I guess these are enough reasons to go for a mousse over your regular foundation, but before you rush to buy Lakme Absolute Mousse, here is my experience and review which might help you to decide upon the product.
About Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse:
What company claims?
This mousse to powder formula delivers a feather-light finish giving you breathable natural skin. While its weightless formulation hides pores, fine lines and uneven skin tone to leave skin peachy soft all through the day.
- Lasts up to 16 hours
- Feather-light texture
- SPF 8
Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse Shades: It comes in only 3 shade, so it’s too hard to find one which goes well with skin tone. In India where there is so much diversity in skin tone Lakme must have to come with more shades.
- Beige Honey – Dark tone
- Golden Medium – Medium tone
- Ivory Fair – Light to fair tone
Packaging: Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse comes in a very cute little round ball like jar. The upper half of the pack (screw cap) has reflecting surface and gives an attractive finish to the bottle. The overall packaging is really nice and makes it easy to use and handle.
Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse Price: It is priced on little higher side and 25g packs come at INR 599.
Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse Ingredients: It’s sad that no ingredient list or information provided on the box.
My experience with Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse:
The shade which suits perfectly to my skin tone is ivory from among all available shades. I have a normal to dry skin, so I always apply moisturizer or primer beneath the foundation, otherwise foundation looks cakey on me. After that I applied this foundation in dots as mentioned in instruction card and then blend it with my fingers. You can also use sponge or brush for easy blending and good coverage. Lakme Absolute Mousse has very light texture and blends easily in to skin. It is good for my skin since I don’t need more coverage. If applied in a little quantity it gives natural and matte finish. It makes my skin look dewy and hides minor imperfection. But mistakenly if applied it too much it leave white caste on my face.
I know you all would be interested in knowing the minute details about like – How much coverage Lakme Absolute Mousse give or staying power and consistency of this mousse foundation. So here is the detailed answer to all your queries:
Coverage: Lakme Absolute Mousse gives only light coverage, but you can build little more coverage by applying compact powder after applying Lakme mousse. If you have dry to normal skin then moisturize your skin well before applying foundation, otherwise it will look dry and cakey, oily skin girls can skip the moisturizer. It clears light blemishes and tan on my face. It doesn’t cover dark spots, heavy pigmentation and is good for those who have only slight imperfections.
Staying power: Well-well, Lakme Absolute Mousse doesn’t lived up to its 16 hour high performance pretention; it hardly stays for 5-6 hours. On my skin (normal) it stays for around 6 -7 hours, but its starts fading in within 4-5 hours when I was outside in sun. If you have oily skin then fix it up with compact powder to make it stay for long, otherwise touch ups are required.
Trick to increase staying power- Rub a piece of ice wrapped in a cloth on face for 4-5 minutes on clean face before applying the foundation. This trick makes your face more fresh and help to increase the staying power of foundation.
Lakme Absolute Mousse Consistency: Its consistency is somewhat similar to a whipped cream.
Blending: It blends within a minute in to my skin. If you have dry skin then moisturize your skin well before applying it for proper blending and to avoid cakey face. Lakme Absolute Mousse may look patchy on skin if applied too much.
Texture: This mousse has a very light texture; it doesn’t feel heavy or greasy. It gives you more natural look and you feel that you are not wearing any makeup.
Sun protection: Sun protection is the most important factor when it comes to my skin and I am very choosy about the products and prefer using products which gives enough sun protection to my skin. But Lakme Absolute Mousse comes only with SPF 8 which is not quite sufficient to protect the skin from UVA and UVB rays. So make sure to apply a sunscreen before stepping out in sun.
Suitable skin types: As per my experience, Lakme Absolute Mousse would look great and natural on those who have oily and normal skin. If you have dry skins then choose some liquid or cream based foundation. Lakme mousse may dries out your skin or you can also use moisturizer under it. Also who have very oily skin should have to use compact powder to set the mousse.
Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse Swatches:
Pros of Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse:
- If applied in a little quantity give a nice and natural look.
- This foundation has a light weight formula, so doesn’t feel sticky or heavy.
- It blends amazingly if you have oily skin and with moisture if you have normal skin.
- It is most suitable for those who have oily and normal skin. .
- Packaging is really very cute and innovative.
- Easily avialble in iandia.
- Suitable for those who have sensitive skin
- Doesn’t cause any irritation or break outs.
- Only small quantity is required to achieve nice finish.
Cons of Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse :
- It satying power is not what lakme claimed.
- Oily skin people have to use compact powder to fix it up.
- Spf power is only spf 8 , which is not suitable to protecting the skin.
- It only gives light coverage, so not suitable if you need more coverage.
- For those who have dry skin, have to moisturize skin well to avoid patchy and dry face.
- Doesn’t hide blemishes, spots or dark circle. You have to use concealer to hide these imperfections.
- 3 shades are not sufficient to match up with different skin tone.
- I don’t find it suitable to wear in winters, it may makes my skin dry and flaky.
MakeupBeautyEtc recommendation and rating: Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse is something new which you may wanna try. If you have normal to oily skin then I would surely recommend you to try this mousse at-least once. But if your skin is extra dry, dry or somewhere near to dry then Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse may not be the one for you. You should rather try some creame based foundation. Lakme claims that this mousse gives 16 hours high performance which is absolutely untrue. With Lakme Absolute Mousse, you should expect the staying power of up-to 6 hours which is again depends on your skin type. Overall Lakme Absolute Mousse is a nice product gives more natural finish and has medium to light coverage. I really liked Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse but it doesn't has that wow factor and doesn't stands tall on its claims so I will rate it 3.2 out of 5.
Will I buy Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse again? I may buy it again.
- Overall rating: 3.2/5
- Packaging: 4.5/5
- Price: 3.5/5
- Staying power/Ease of use/Coverage: 3