Lakme 9 to 5 Primer+Matte Perfect Cover Foundation Review

Hello all! Today I am going to review Lakme 9 to 5 foundation that is very popular these days. I recently purchased it because I was looking for a long lasting foundation that I can use in weddings or functions. I am not much of foundation person, but there are occasions when you need to apply some. Lakme 9 to 5 primer matte cover foundation had wide varieties of shades to choose from and I chose W120 Warm Creme for my fair yellow undertone complexion. Read on to know more about this beautiful matte foundation from Lakme with built in primer.

lakme 9 to 5 foundation


Lakmé 9to5 Primer + Matte Perfect Cover Foundation glides on your skin for a smooth and even skin tone. It blends effortlessly on your skin for a perfect, natural look. A foundation so versatile, your skin is bound to love it as well as look flawless no matter what! This foundation gives you medium to high coverage as it is buildable in nature for your convenience and as per the occasion. With SPF 20 and longwear formula, this foundation will keep your skin looking natural and flawless through the day!


Water, Colorants – Iron oxides (CI 77891, CI 77491, CI 77492 and CI 77499), Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane


Step 1 

Twist the cap gently and take the required quantity of the product on hand. Alternatively, place the drops of foundation on face with an applicator on face and neck area.

Step 2

Blend the foundation using fingers/makeup sponge or brushes.


Rs 525 for 25 ml


On Amazon and Nykaa


Lakme 9 to 5 Primer Matte Perfect Cover foundation comes in transparent glass bottle with rose gold twist to open cap. It has spatula which helps to take out product easily. I like to take out some foundation with help of spatula on backside of my hand and warm it little with fingers before applying on my face. One can also apply foundation directly on face with help of spatula. Lakme 9 to 5 foundation comes in 20 shades to choose from. I liked the fact that Lakme has such huge variety of shades catering to Indian skin tone. They have shades for warm undertone, cool undertone and neutral undertone as well. Warm Undertone Shades start from W, neutral undertone from N and Cool undertone from C. Then you can choose your shade according to no. mentioned depending on skin color.

lakme 9 to 5 foundation

Lakme 9 to 5 foundation has medium liquid consistency and spread well on skin. Its fragrance is a bit weird because Lakme foundations usually have same beautiful nostalgic Lakme fragrance. But I did not like its fragrance at all. Coming to Lakme 9 to 5 foundation performance, it does stay long on skin. Whenever I use this foundation, I usually apply a small amount as less is more and blend with my fingers only. It lasts on my face from morning to evening and does not match at all. Lakme 9 to 5 foundation shade W 120 Warm Creme suits my complexion perfectly and look beautiful on my skin especially in night time.

Also Read: Lakme Face It Compact Powder Review

It is an affordable drugstore foundation and available on huge discounts on Nykaa especially during sale. Though this foundation has many pros, one point has stopped this foundation from becoming my favorite drugstore foundation. That is this foundation is highly matte. It make my skin very dry near mouth area and cracks if used without applying moisturizer liberally. I usually have dry skin so although Lakme 9 to 5 foundation suits my complexion well, its very drying formula will prevent me from using this foundation all the time. You need to apply loads of moisturizer before applying Lakme 9 to 5 Primer Matte Perfect Cove Foundation, then only it will look good.


Yes I will absolutely recommend to purchase Lakme 9 to 5 Prime Matte Perfect Cover foundation if you are looking for lasting foundation in drugstore price. I like to use it because it really suits me well when applied with moisturizer and lasts for whole day long.


Which Lakme 9 to 5 foundation is best for wheatish skin?

Lakme 9 to 5 cc cream in bronze shade is perfect for wheatish skin. You can also try Lakme 9 to 5 Primer Matte Perfect Cover foundation in shade W 160 Warm sand.

Which is best Lakme 9 to 5 or Lakme Absolute?

I like Lakme 9 to 5 range more than Lakme Absolute range. Lame 9 to 5 has more affordable foundation than Lakme Absolute while there is almost no difference in texture and quality of these foundations.

Which is the best Lakme foundation?

Some of the best Lakme foundation are Lakme Absolute Skin Natural Mousse Mattreal foundation, Lakme 9 to 5 Primer+Matte Perfect Cover Foundation, Lakme Invisible Finish SPF 8 foundation and Lakme Perfect Liquid Foundation.

Is Lakme 9To5 foundation good for dry skin?

Lakme 9 to 5 foundation is super matte and can be used on dry skin only after applying hydrating moisturizer. It is more suitable for oily and combination skin rather than dry and extremely dry skin.

Which one is best Lakme or Maybelline?

Both Lakme and Maybelline has drugstore products with good quality and affordable range. Both Lakme and Maybelline products are good for daily use as well as big occasions too. I like to use both Lakme and Maybelline products depending on product itself.

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