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ISLM Writer: Sanchita

Lakme is the household name for every woman in India. In fact, all of us, at some point of time or the other, has used something from this brand. The best thing about Lakme is that they keep the price tags suitable for both budget friendly and high end products. 9 to 5 range is quite a commendable range and happens to be my all-time favorite. After trying out the foundation, compact, lipsticks of this particular range, I decided to use the Insta light crème that they have launched few months back. So let us get into the details of this newbie love.

Product Description

Bright, even-toned and flawless- these are the humble wishes every girl has for her skin. Simple as it may sound, the pursuit of perfect looking skin can make her go through tedious skincare regimes and days of experimentation with one product after another. Lakmé’s all new Lakme 9to5 Insta Light will put an end to her quest for instantly lit-up skin, without any effort! An instant glow crème, Lakmé Insta Light is a revolutionary dual formulation of powder and crème that makes skin appear even-toned and luminous immediately after use.

Lakmé 9to5 Insta Light is a fragrant crème with a unique combination of ingredients like mineralized powders and luminizing pearls that ensure an instant glow on the skin. Crafted especially to suit Indian skin tones, it seamlessly blends like a crème without making your skin sticky and sets like a powder, giving skin a matte look.

Price of Lakme 9 to 5 Insta Light Creme

INR 79/- for 20g

My Experience

The packaging is simple, convenient and travel friendly. The product comes in a handy sleek tube, extremely light weight that easily fits into your handbag for mid-day touch ups. It has a screw cap attached and the opening of the tube in small to control the flow of the product.

The crème has a beautiful sweet floral scent that I happen to love very much these days. It is the perfect refreshing aroma for hot and humid summer days. The crème has the color of soft baby pink with semi-medium consistency which is comparable to any BB/CC cream.
There’s no coverage if you’re expecting so but it surely gives a gleaming show to the face and brightens up without looking ashy or ghastly. This is a perfect product for the no-makeup day where a little goes a long way. The crème has a texture of ‘powder-cream’ which settles down quickly into a matte finish. Although dry skin have to moisturize prior application, oily skin would happily adore the product.
It keeps the skin mattify for around 3-4hours even in a hot humid climate. It doesn’t cause breakouts or irritation for sensitive acne prone skin. It has sunscreen although they haven’t mentioned the power and hence cannot be fully trusted.
Overall, it is a good budget friendly product, perfect for oily skin and works well to mattify the skin in humid climate.

What I like about Lakme 9 to 5 Insta Light Creme

1.    Nice, sleek and travel friendly packaging.
2.    Floral aroma that freshen up the nasal senses.
3.    Adds a gleaming glow to the face.
4.    Works great for oily skin.
5.    Has sunscreen.
6.    Staying power in 3-4hours.
7.    Budget friendly

What I dislike about Lakme 9 to 5 Insta Light Creme:

1.    Dry skin won’t like this product.
2.    Power of sunscreen is not mentioned.
Overall rating: 
Do I recommend?
I would definitely recommend the product for oily skin who are in search of a budget friendly crème product that keeps the skin oil-free for a considerable amount of time.


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