Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact Melon Matte Review & Swatches


Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact

Hello gorgeous girls,

A compact becomes a must for me especially in these hot and humid days. I was on a lookout for a compact that is economic, mattifies my skin and does not has SPF. Yeah, you read it right I did not want SPF in the compact as I wanted to use it during nights and SPF content spoils pictures. With all these needs of mine, I found the Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact.

Lakme 9to5 Matte Complexion Compact Melon Matte

Today I shall share the review on the same. Read on to know how this compact fared.

About Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact:

Get an all day fresh matte look with Lakme Nine to Five Flawless Matte Complexion Compact. Infused with Vitamin E & a unique oil absorbing formula which conditions the skin to give that flawless finish. This handy compact comes in unique shades to suit Indian skin tones.

How to Apply:

Step 1: Take powder puff and wipe it over the compact powder. Shake the puff to remove any excess powder.

Step 2: Wipe your face with the compact puff in long, even strokes. The strokes should be moved from the inside, to the outside.

Step 3: Make sure to apply compact evenly over your neck as well as the entire area beneath the neck that is visible. Otherwise, your face will end up looking distinct from the rest of the body.

Step 4: Using a facial tissue, lightly wipe your face. This is mainly done to make sure that you do not have excess powder over your face.

Key Features:

  • All day mattefying
  • In built Mirror and Puff
  • Vitamin E
  • Unique Oil Absorbing Formula
  • Suited for Indian skin tones

Shades Offered: Melon for fair complexion , Apricot for dusky complexion and Almond for fair-medium complexion.

Price: INR 350

Net Wt: 8 gm

Shelf Life: 36 months

Packaging: The compact comes in a stylish round metallic copper colored single compartment case. The case has an inbuilt mirror attached and comes with a sponge powder puff. I really like the chic and stylish packaging. Lakme has really worked on the attractive packaging.

Lakme 9to5 Matte Complexion Compact

Texture: It is a pressed compact powder which is easy to use. It blends perfectly well and is not at all chalky.

Powder Puff: This is where Lakme scores negative points. The puff provided is very thin and bad quality. Not good for use. I personally never reach out this puff for using the compact.

My experience with Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact

During the summers, I wanted a compact without SPF to apply to my T-zone during nights as makeup with SPF does not photograph well. My skin for most months stays dry but during the mercury melting summers and monsoons, my skin becomes a combination type. I wanted a compact so that I could set my night looks and at the same time did not wanted to spend for just three months so I got myself the Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact in shade Melon Matte.

Lakme 9to5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact

This compact provides for light to medium coverage, I anyway wanted something with light coverage only as I use it to set my makeup and sometimes on its own to mattify skin. The shade Melon is apt for my skin, it blends like there is nothing extra on my skin. Does not feel powdery or chalky and mattifies skin well.

The powder puff provided is useless, I do not use it with the puff provided. Since I need this compact for just a wash of compact, I use it with a powder brush. The grainy particles on the compact that you see in the picture are a result of my brush usage only. Girls who would like to have a medium coverage ma use it with a powder puff. I use this powder puff only to wipe the excess makeup under my eyes.

The compact stays on my skin for around 4 hours, so the claim of 9 to 5 is not true. The compact may last for shorter durations on oily skins. The one good thing about this compact is that it does not get cakey even after touch ups.

Lakme 9to5 Compact Melon Matte swatch

Final Thoughts

Since this was a well thought, planned purchase for a specific purpose, I happen to like this compact but girls who actually look for a 9 to 5 compact will find this not up to mark and miss the SPF content.

What I Like About Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact – Melon Matte:

  • Nice, attractive packaging.
  • Has a good inbuilt mirror.
  • Mattifies skin.
  • The texture is not chalky or powdery.
  • Blends well.
  • Economically priced.

What I DonÒ€™t Like About Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact – Melon Matte:

  • Lacks SPF (not a con for me).
  • Does not stand up to 9 to 5 claim.

Rating: 3.5/5

Will I Recommend: Yes, if you are looking for a decent mattifying compact with light to medium coverage and lack of SPF is not a concern, then you can try this compact.

Have you tried Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact – Melon Matte?

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  1. Great review ritika!
    And i totally agree with you on the puff issue!
    Its so totally useless! I have lakme’s perfectradiance compact (that white packaging vala) and the puff provided is such a dud. πŸ™
    Lakme, take note!

      • Yup! This lakme powder was an impulse purchase!
        My holy grail is maybelline clear glow!
        Nyx is way too expensive here in india, though i have wanted to try rimmel since like forever!
        Never got a chance to hit a rimmel counter! πŸ™

  2. Nice review Ritika.. :yes:
    i was using Colorbar UV fairness compact but I agree sun protection in it makes it not apt for night time or pictures. I got the maybelline clear glow pressed powder now..!

    This seems to be just okay!

    • These days almost every brand is adding SPF to their products… i recently went to take the Maybelline liquid foundation and they now have a revamped version with SPF in it. πŸ™

  3. even i like compacts without spf and my current fav is L’Oreal. The packaging of this lakme wala is so cute by the way!


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