Lakme CC Complexion Care Cream In Beige: Swatches & Review

by Sub Editor Akanksha on July 17, 2013

in Face Products, Grade B+, Lakme, Reviews, Skincare

Lakme CC Cream Lakme CC Complexion Care Cream In Beige: Swatches & Review

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.

My Views

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.

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1)Gives an extremely natural and soft matte finish
2) Blends in easily
3) Decent staying power
4)Extremely Affordable
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

Rating: B+

Price: Rs. 250 for 30ml

Shades: Beige/Bronze

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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{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

Poorva July 17, 2013 at 9:07 am

it sure does sound worth a try :)


leeb33 July 17, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Certainly! Its a decent product for everyday use :)


xuvious July 17, 2013 at 9:20 am

I don’t think I’ll find a good shade match with these… might have to go for Clinique if I want to try one.
Nice review though! ^_^


leeb33 July 17, 2013 at 5:25 pm

The Clinque cc cream looks very promising but then the price difference is huge :p Thanks for liking the review :)


Gowthami July 17, 2013 at 11:15 am

dries up the skin if not used without moisturizer for me… Nahh for me.. Nice Review :)


leeb33 July 17, 2013 at 5:26 pm

yep :( if you’re interested try using it with a moisturizer underneath :)


happygoluckygal July 17, 2013 at 11:38 am

i read alot of awwws about it, never gotta chance to try it..!! well written


leeb33 July 17, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Thank u :)


Clothes and Creativity July 17, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Only 2 shades? That doesn’t leave one with much of a choice!


leeb33 July 17, 2013 at 5:28 pm

True :( They certainly should’ve included a shade between beige and bronze


Lancy July 17, 2013 at 12:20 pm

The shine factor upsets my oily skin! Thanks for the detailed review Lee! :)


leeb33 July 17, 2013 at 5:30 pm

my pleasure darling!!


Preeti Kaur July 17, 2013 at 2:12 pm

nice review Lee :) I have this in bronze and it is too dark for my NC40 skin :(


leeb33 July 17, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Thanks Preeti! :)
ohh is it? My friend who is NC38 finds beige way too light for her :( They should’ve included a shade between these 2 :(


Tanmayee July 17, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Nice review Lee :) but I feel all CC, BB are same :)


leeb33 July 17, 2013 at 5:34 pm

he he i agree with u. Want to try the korean ones now :) heard they’re loads better


Shabnam July 8, 2015 at 10:39 pm

From where to get the korean one?


Aditi July 17, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Nice review Lee :) But is this any different from the BB Creams?


leeb33 July 17, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Thanks hon :) there’s not much of a difference if u ask me.! i just found my Maybelline BB cream slightly thicker in consistency and with better coverage :)


Tamanna July 17, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Ummmm…what’s the difference between a BB cream and a CC cream? I mean any real. remarkable difference and not mere semantics…


leeb33 July 17, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Not much if u ask me! CC stands for color corrector(though Lakme has named it something entirely different) and they are supposed to correct redness or dullnes of the face. They are supposed to be lighter in texture as compared to BB cream. I have only used Maybelline’s BB cream so I can only compare this CC cream with that. The only difference i found was the BB cream gives better coverage and moisturization :)


mehak July 17, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Good question…shall do a post on this soon!


asmitha July 17, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Not working good for me!


Leeb33 July 17, 2013 at 10:33 pm

Oww is it? What issues are u facing with it?


Pink martini July 18, 2013 at 1:19 am

Nice review and thanks I was waiting for smne to review this product before I buy it…
Btw how different it is in terms of coverage from lakme absolute mousse….I use it sometimes and it gives a very moderate coverage with similar aie brush effect. …If u hv any idea plz reply. ..Thanx :)


leeb33 July 18, 2013 at 1:13 pm

My pleasure :)
I’m sorry but I haven’t used the Lakme Absolute Mousse so cant really compare the 2.This has a sheer buildable coverage and has a soft matte finish :)


khushboo afghn December 17, 2013 at 1:04 am

lakme absolute mousse is amazing .. i love it .. this cream is very unblendable whn used wothout moisturiser.. i dnt like it much coz it oxidise on me i guess.. :( it turns me shades darker. m using beige in this.. n when freshly applied immy face look fresh and aftr few hours my face looks darker than my body . :(


deepti July 18, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Thanx for the review..


Swati July 18, 2013 at 9:35 pm

Waiting to try this one out! So far I have used onlyl garnier and maybelline BB creams. They all are more like tinted moisturizers though :(


alina August 11, 2013 at 9:59 pm

what about oily and acne prone skinned people???is it ok for them?


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