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These Hybrid Products From Lakme Are A Revelation

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The sunlight filtering through the window, the lure of fresh coffee in a pot or even the sound of the city’s traffic — a cacophony of mad honking and screeching couldn’t help me get out of bed in the morning. Yes, with a slumber of only a little over 5-ish hours (the dread of the commute that keeps me up most nights) coupled with the strain from the day before results in me sleeping through multiple alarms (which fail to elicit a response). I get up with barely any time to spare. Subtext: a quick shower, chugging a few spoons of a sad, soggy soupy cereal and darting through the door. Amidst this chaos that unfolds every morning — which is essentially me racing against time to reach work, I often don’t get a breather to squeeze in my skincare regimen (shocker). Let alone a few minutes to spare for a quick glam sesh (residing in a metro, more often than not, does that to you).

Not here to complain - I have always enjoyed my quick-paced life (kind of). It gives me a nice fill of adrenaline and thrill on the reg, and my life, purpose. However, the downside to the above is having to be on my toes 24/7. It often means going out of my way to carve some time for regular, everyday activities. Maniac slapping of some moisturiser and SPF as I juggle other chores, steering clear of my makeup kit because who has the time? Or so I thought up until a few days ago.

I have been following the burgeoning prominence of hybrid products — makeup formulations coupled with satiating skincare and deemed it perfect for people (like me) scrambling to get to their next destination. And after sifting through a deluge of offerings that are available in the market, I stumbled upon the hybrid bestsellers from Lakme that towered over the rest. These superior formulas help you get glam whilst providing the skin with the required nourishment. Pretty much the best of both worlds, if you will.

Sure enough, I got my hands on the Lakme Lumi Skin Range, which has helped me cultivate a simple, hassle-free skincare regimen (with a side of glam). Ahead lies my verdict on the line and why you should consider giving it a shot.

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Lakme 9 to 5 Vitamin C+Facial Serum

Right after thoroughly cleansing my face, I proceed to dab some Vitamin C+ serum on my face. In the past, I have shied away from applying serums right before stepping out of the house — the greasy, exceedingly heavy formulations did not percolate through my skin and drew dust and other pollutants to it. The result? Congested pores that led to bouts of painful acne. However, I experienced a change of heart while using this all-star concoction. Lightweight, non-greasy and non-comedogenic, it has substantially cleared up my skin, making it look brighter and polished! Imbued with Kakadu Plum, the richest source of Vitamin C, this antioxidant also helps combat sun damage, facilitates reverse ageing and bolsters the skin barrier. A must-have offering for all seasons and reasons in my book.

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Lakme Lumi Cream

Layering your makeup, when strapped for time, can be nightmar-ish. Trust me, I have been there and done that. To get that polished, put-together look with a twinge of sheen and shine, I have been relying on the Lumi Cream! No more compromising on my beauty look for the day. I apply the Lumi Cream in a dot formation on my face and blend — voila, ready to glow! Only a pea-sized amount of this formula gives my skin an instant 3D glow. The presence of the highlighter in the brew adeptly mimics the lit-from-within, luminous radiance of healthy skin. The cream also boasts HA and Vitamin B for a much-needed boost of hydration and nourishment. All with just one cream and nothing more. Get yours before the holiday season kicks in.

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Lakme CC Cream

A single offering that works on multiple fronts, the colour corrector cream for Lakme is nothing short of a wonder. Formulated with good-for-the-skin ingredients, SPF 30 PA++, this cream helps give my face an instant uplift within a few minutes. I have attributed this newbie(in my vanity) the title of my daily skin stylist. I have entrusted this sole skin soldier with many responsibilities like: administering a clear skin tone, moisturisation and refreshening the skin, to name a few. The cherry on the top, is the varying shades in which this product is available — inclusive and caters to the Indian audiences! So, episodes of a shoddy, patchy base is a thing of the past. Pick your shade now: Beige, Frappe, Honey, Bronze, Caramel & Almond.

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