Today, I am going to review a product which is not a foundation still a face makeup product no no it is not a bb cream even, it is a cc(Complection Care) cream from Lakme which I found is great for every day purpose who do not love to wear a lot of makeup and need a glowing skin.
CC is your everyday Complexion Care cream. It combines the goodness of your daily skin care cream with the right touch of make-up.
Claims By Lakme :
Instantly Protects, Moisturises, Brightens, Evens Skin Tone, Conceals & Freshens.
This instant skin stylist brings together all the goodness of your daily skin cream with just the right touch of make-up to give you skin that looks styled by an expert, everyday.
- Beige : For very fair to fair skin tone.
- Honey : For fair to wheatish skin tone.
- Bronze : For wheatish to dusky skin tone.
- Almond : For dusky skin tone.
Apply the cream in dots across cleansed face and neck. Gently blend with fingertips.
The Lakme 9 to 5 CC Cream comes in an attractive pink colored cardboard packaging which is so pretty at its first look. It has usage, caution, ingredients list, price and all details mentioned on it. From inside, it comes in a tube which is again in a rose gold cute packaging with a rose gold cap over it just like 9 to 5 range. The screw cap has control over the amount of product to extract. So, packaging is really cute and adorable.
Texture & Coverage :
The texture of the cream is not too thick and not too runny. It is silky smooth and easy to blend. I prefer to mix some moisturiser with it to have the finish what I like.
The coverage is medium with this cc cream. It covers light blemishes and marks which is great.
My Experience with Lakme 9 To 5 CC Complection Care Cream Beige :
Is was in last winter , when I got this cc cream on the recommendation of a SA when she did not had lakme 9 to 5 flawless makeup in the store and she said that it gives the glowy look as you have on your face. I usually mix a lot of moisturiser, sunscreen and a little bit of foundation in a container for everyday hassle free makeup. I have super oily skin in summer and dry skin in winter. That is the formula I had applied that day. So, there were 2 shades available at that time. And after thinking for some time, I just picked up the shade Beige which was meant for fair to wheatish skinned people.
Now, it is available in 4 shades as Beige, Bronze, Almond and Honey. Almond and Honey are introduced this year for the skin tones who were unable to find their match in just 2 shades earlier.
I first apply moisturiser and then sunscreen and then take a pea-sized amount of this cream and apply evenly on a cleansed face in small dots all over and blend them well with the clean fingers and what I have found that, this gives an ashy look when freshly applied but within a minute or so, it settles into the skin by giving the glowy dewy air-brushed kind of look with the medium coverage and lasts almost 7-8 hours in winters. It is really a complextion care cream as the name suggests, as it whitens the complextion a bit from within and moisturises the skin from within too.
It does not cover major imperfections as it is for medium coverage. It covers small pores and provides healthy luminous glow to the skin. It keeps the skin refreshed almost all day. I did not use it much in summers as I have other options for that time. I just applied for 2-3 times in summer and found that it stays for maximum of 3-4 hours on me when applied over a matte sunscreen without any moisturiser underneath as this has enough moisturising properties and also seal the look with a compact too.
It is best for minimal makeup lovers as it can instantly jazz up your look and boosts the confidence from within. Just a perfect everyday skin stylist as the Lakme ad says.(Aapka skin stylist har roz).
Pros Of Lakme 9 To 5 CC Complection Care Cream Beige :
- Provides Nourishment.
- Smooth Texture.
- Provides Medium Coverage.
- Provides A Healthy Luminous Glow.
- SPF 30 PA++.
- Does Not Block Clogged Pores.
- Perfect For Office Use.
- Easily Available Online As Well As Offline.
Cons Of Lakme 9 To 5 CC Complection Care Cream Beige :
Oily Skinned people may not find it much useful in summers as the staying power is less as 3-4 hours.
Final Verdict :
I just love this cc cream from the time I got it. This is my second purchase when I am reviewing it in the blog. Those who does not want to look powdery and wana do a little bit of makeup will surely love this cream. Although, this is intended for everyday use, but one can use it occasionally too who does not have too much flaws to cover up. Spf30 PA++ is also an added advantage so one can skip sunscreen underneath, still one should use sunscreen everyday. This provides medium coverage which is great for daily use. The skin glows when one applied it as if some sun kissed highlighter has been applied. 30ml is good quantity when comes to the not too thick not too runny texture. Also, it is available everywhere, be it online or offline.