Guest Review By Lee (Light Skintone, NC 35, Combination Type)
Lakme took all of us by surprise when they launched their CC creams which stands for Complexion Care. I must admit I was really excited to give it a try and I searched high and low before finally getting my hands on it.
Product Description: Lakmé CC stands for Complexion Care cream. It combines the goodness of your daily skin cream with just the right touch of make-up to give you that perfect look in just a few minutes. Its skin care benefits include sun protection (SPF 20), moisturizing, brightening and freshness while its make-up benefits are an even skin tone and basic coverage.
The Lakme CC Cream comes in a beige colored tube with a silver screw on cap. The tube is travel friendly and I love how pretty it looks. It comes in a pink carton which mentions the directions of use, ingredients, date of expiry etc.
The CC Cream has a slightly thick texture but it blends well without requiring much effort. It gives an extremely natural and sort of airbrushed finish. It feels like second skin and a gives a soft matte finish which does not look dry or cakey. It comes in 2 shades- beige & bronze. I was matched to beige which suits my NC 35 complexion well. It gives a slightly whitish cast at first but adjusts to my skin tones within a few mins as it oxidizes. I like how it has a strong yellow undertone so it will suit majority of the Indian women. Beige will go well with light to medium skin tone (upto NC 37) and those above it should go for the bronze shade.
It provide sheer but buildable coverage and covers the redness around my nose easily but certainly does not conceal dark circles or marks. It evens out the complexion and gives a subtle glow, so the coverage is decent for everyday use as I do not like medium-heavy coverage for daily use. However, you will require a concealer with this if you have scarring, marks or dark circles.
I have combination skin(T zone oily) and I feel it does not keep my skin oil free(especially if I’m outside) unless I powder it. If I’m an in air conditioned environment then my face is shine free for about 3 -4 hours after which I can notice some shine around my t zone. Its moisturizes my face well however dry skinned beauties will certainly require a moisturizer underneath. Overall, it’s a decent product which is good enough for everyday use and is priced well.
1)Gives an extremely natural and soft matte finish
2) Blends in easily
3) Decent staying power
5)Perfect for everyday wear
6)Best suited for normal to combi skin
7)Contains SPF 20
8) Good coverage for daily wear-evens out skin tone, provides a subtle glow but does not conceal dark circles or heavy marks.
1)Dry skinned beauties will require a moisturizer underneath.
2)Does not keep my face shine free unless I powder it
Price: Rs. 250 for 30ml
Recommendation: Lakme’s CC cream gives a natural soft matte finish and evens out my complexion which is good enough for everyday wear. I will certainly recommend it those looking for sheer to medium coverage with subtle glow for everyday wear. However oily skinned girls should try this at the store as I feel it might make their face a bit too oily over time, and dry skinned beauties will require a moisturizer underneath to adequately moisturize. For the price though, a decent everyday option!
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