One of the first Indian cosmetic brands, Lakme is also the oldest cosmetic brand in India. From brand ambassadors like Rekha to Kareena Kapoor, Lakme has been a staple in most Indian women’s beauty kits. For our editors, Manavi Siddhanti and Pragati Siddhanti, who grew up with Lakme, Lakme has gone through a tremendous shift in vision, innovation and variety. Thanks to its affordability and high payoff, it is a staple amongst a wide age group: teenagers, college students, working women to mothers.
Despite facing a lot of recent backlashes when it comes to inclusivity that needs a better shade card, we can’t ignore the fact that we’ve all have at least one cult Lakme product that has been a part of our skincare or makeup routine for years. Today, we decided to talk about the bestsellers of Lakme that have been enjoyed and used by most of us in the past. Here are 25 Lakme Products That Made It To Our Beauty Kits
Lakme Products For Glowing Skin
1. Lakme Peach Milk Moisturiser, Rs 249
It is a cult favourite skin care from Lakme for all good reasons… it’s creamy, it’s moisturising, it’s affordable, and is readily available. Although it is for dry to dehydrated skin, it can be an everyday moisturiser for oily or combination skin types during cold months.
2. Lakme Perfect Radiance Skin Lightening Cream, Rs 375
This is an excellent cream for all skin types as it is very light and easy to apply, it evens out the skin tone providing a functional layer of hydration. Now I have seen a lot of girls and women using this particular cream for both day and night skincare routine. However, as it says lighting cream it didn’t attract me that much.
3. Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte Lotion SPF 30, Rs 210
One of the oldest sunscreens in India, Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte Lotion SPF 30 is one of the most affordable physical sunscreens in the market today. They have a unique compact form sunscreen which sadly is available in only one shade but is a good everyday compact with adequate coverage. Want to know more about sunscreens? click here to see The Best 20 Sunscreens According To Skin Type
Best Of Lakme Makeup
4. Lakme Blur Perfect Make-Up Primer, Rs 675
A good primer is a must before any base product if you desire for a long lasting and flawless makeup. As the name suggests, the blur perfect primer blurs your skin and hides your pores making it very smooth and perfect for foundation application. It is a good buy if you are looking for a good primer in a budget.
5. Lakme 9 to 5 Complexion Care Cream, Rs 315
Lakme 9 to 5 is a popular range that targets the working women or the ladies who are always on the go and don’t have much time to do a full foundation face and stick to sheer, natural coverage. Those of you who don’t like a heavy layer on their skin daily and are looking for a little coverage let’s say just to even out the skin or to make it a little bright can surely try this product. It is suitable for all skin types, and it is effortless to use; dab some cream and blend it properly into the skin and you are good to go. What I appreciate is that Lakme has added 2 two darker shades to their existing range.
6. Lakme Perfecting Liquid Foundation, Rs 140
Now this foundation has to be in the best-seller list of Lakme as it is their cult favourite product used by maximum people in India. It has a sheer to medium coverage and comes in a compact glass bottle. I wouldn’t say it is the best foundation available at this price range only due to the shade range. If you can get your match, then you can definitely go for it.
7. Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse 16hr Foundation, Rs 750
A favourite of our editor, Pragati Siddhanti, she still buys Lakme Absolute’s Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse Foundation. One of the first mousse foundations to come to India, the light consistency gives you medium coverage while it doesn’t weigh your skin down. Thanks to the silicone, it’s great for those of us with oily skin or those who simply enjoy a matte look. P.S. Apply a primer before applying it to avoid clogged pores.
8. Lakme Compacts
They have so many ranges in the compact section which are best sellers for Lakme. My favourites are the absolute range, perfect radiance range and the 9to5 range. The 9 to 5 flawless matte complexion (Rs 450) compact comes in 3 shades and is ideal for oily skin beauties. The Absolute White Intense Wet and Dry Compact (Rs 725)is an excellent alternative to foundations. It has decent coverage and is a nice travel-friendly product. Lastly, the Perfect Radiance Compact(Rs175) is an affordable and beginner friendly product suitable for all skin types. All of these comes with a good quality mirror and sponge.
9. Lakme Rose Face Powder, Rs 160
Back in the days when baking wasn’t even a make-up technique, loose powders were still immensely loved by many makeup junkies. The rose powder is a finely milled powder used to brighten up the skin giving it a rosy look. It comes in a plastic tub with a powder puff so you may want to avoid throwing it in the bag, as it might leak and spill in your purse.
Best Of Lakme Eye Makeup
10. Lakme Eyeconic Kajal, Rs 275
The most staple makeup item in anyone’s kit is a jet black kajal. Lakme is known for the various kajals they own, and the best amongst the lot is the eyeconic one. It is affordable, smudge-free and water resistance. It doesn’t irritate my watery eyes and stays for quite some time. They also have a bunch of different shades.
11. Lakme Insta Liner Eye Liner, black, Rs 110/-:
I am pretty sure you must have used the liquid liner once at least in your lifetime. It is there in the market for a very long time. It was my very first eyeliner in which I practised drawing the wing. It has a glass bottle and a brush tip applicator, resembles just like a nail paint and is very easy to carry around.
12. Lakme Absolute Shine Liquid Eye Liner, Rs 400:
These come in four shades and have an amazing brush applicator. Perfect to draw a wing as it gives stability and precision.
13. Lakme 9 to 5 Eye Quartet Eye Shadow, Rs 600:
These come in a bunch of shades and are very travel-friendly. The best part about these is the price and the pigmentation. They are decently pigmented and comes in various combinations which you can opt for if you want to try different looks every day. If you are a beginner, then definitely give it a shot.
14. Lakme Eyeconic Curling Mascara, Rs 400/-:
Eyeconic range is one of the Lakme’s bestsellers, and it is for the fact that the products in this range are of premium quality yet decently priced. The mascara comes in two shades one being black and other being the blue. I like the blue one as it is unique yet very flattering for Indian skin tones. The wand of these mascaras are designed primarily for curling effects, but they also provide some volume to your lashes. They are water resistant and long lasting which is great for the price they are offering.
Best Lakme Lip Products In India
15. Lakme Absolute Plump and Shine Lip Gloss, Rs 475/-:
They are non-sticky and pigmented. These glosses give you a nice plumed look with a lasting power of 2-3 hours if you don’t eat or drink anything.
16. Lip Love Chapstick, Rs150
Lip loves are hydrating, fruity lip balms that are great on-the-go. They’ve recently updated to brighter packaging and ideal for a lip balm hoarder.
17. Lakme Enrich Lip Crayon, Rs255/-:
These are very compact crayons that can be carried around very easily. They have decent pigmentation and dry formula.
18. Lakme Absolute Lip Pout Matte Lip Color, Rs 650/-:
They are creamy and doesn’t have a drying formula. They are not true matte as the name suggests but has a satin finish.
19. Lakme Enrich Stain Lipsticks, Rs 250
These are creamy matte lipsticks that have a wide shade range. They are very affordable and stays for 4 hours minimum if you don’t eat anything oily.
20. Lakme 9 to 5 Primer+ Matte Lip Color, Rs 500
These are the perfect matte lipsticks you will ever find in this range. They are comfortable and long lasting. The shade range is to die for.
21. Lakme Absolute Sculpt Matte Lipsticks, Rs 800/-
The range has amazing and luxurious packaging, along with a good shade range. They have a creamy formula that dries matte and stays in for quite some time. The only downside is the high price.
22. Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color, Rs 600
The formula is mousse which acts as a stain for both lip and check. They dry matte and stays for a long time. The 9to5 range has a comfortable formula with a long-lasting effect. Check out our article on liquid lipstick to know more about them.
23. Lakme Absolute Matte Melt Liquid Lip Color, Rs 750
These are their liquid matte lipsticks that also a gliding texture which dries matte after some time. These are a little drying so apply lip balm before using.
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