Lakme Nine to Five Foundation: An Efficient Product to Achieve Radiance

We always aim to sport a flawless look. However, acne, blemishes, tanning and other causes rob the clarity and glow of our complexion. This is precisely why an excellent foundation which gives amazing coverage is a must. Foundations provide instant coverage and make one’s face look truly flawless.
Catering to the beauty needs of thousands of working women Lakme launched its now tremendously popular Nine to Five Flawless Makeup Foundation. Lakme is an Indian makeup brand that caters specifically to Indian women, which is why this foundation suits Indian skin tones. Also, according to Lakme this foundation lasts from 9 to 5, without needing any touch ups. Moreover, this rather long lasting formula is easy to blend in, smudge free and results in no streaks.
In terms of packaging the manufacturer has done extremely well. The pack is straightforward and fully functional. Messy spills can be prevented as the pack come with an efficient pump that dispenses small amount of the product and reduces wastage. The bottle is extremely sturdy and also considerably heavy.
Moving on to the actual application, I found that the consistency is perfect, neither runny nor to thick. Application is quite easy and I use my sponge to ensure quick and even application of the Marble shade. I do have slight blemishes and was surprised when they were covered up marvellously. This foundation does not create a cakey look as it is quite light yet is able to give good coverage. The manufacturer also states that this foundation is mattefying, which is definitely true as I could not achieve a dewy look. My skin tone looks even instantly after application, however I do suggest applying a moisturiser first to prevent dry patches from showing. I definitely notice a certain amount of radiance and since this product blends in so well unsightly streaks are not a possibility. Even after 6 hours this foundation hadn’t smudged and noticed no major difference in coverage after the 6 hour duration.


• Affordably priced at Rs.550

• Good pump dispenser

• Easy to apply and blend in

• Light texture

• Non cakey makeup

• Great long lasting coverage

• Touching up is not required


• No SPF

• Available only in three shades which are Marble, Shell and Pearl, so it isn’t suitable for all Indian skin tones.

• Heavy glass bottle that cannot be carried around

• Has a drying effect if moisturiser is not applied beforehand

• Mattefying finish

The Lakme Nine to Five Foundation does live up to its name and instantly gives a flawless and radiant look. This foundation does in fact last from 9 to 5. Also, the final look achieved does not look too heavily made up, a look that is not desirable.

9.5 Total Score
Lakme Nine to Five Foundation

An Efficient Product to Achieve Radiance

Best foundation
Provides natural radiance
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