The market is flooded with BB (Blemish Balm) and CC (Color Correcting) creams and almost every product claims to give a flawless skin by hiding minor imperfections.Today I would be reviewing Lakme’s CC cream from the 9 to 5 range in the shade “Bronze” which is suitable for wheatish to dusky complexion. Lakme already has a complexion care cream and has launched another one which claims to be an all in one instant skin stylist with an SPF factor of 30.
PRICE & AVAILABILITY
INR 275 FOR 30 g available at almost every departmental store.
INR 220 at Amazon
Instantly Protects, Moisturizes, Brightens, Evens skin tone, Conceals and 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.
Apply the cream in dots across cleansed face and neck. Gently blend using finger tips.
I have been using Maybelline’s Clear Glow BB stick which I really love and wanted to give this cream a try upon recommendation by one of my colleague. This CC cream is different than the other creams as there is no mention of color correction anywhere on the package as that is what a CC cream ideally does. It has a fruity smell which I like but those with sensitive noses might not like it. It has a smooth velvety texture and has the right consistency which is neither too thick nor too runny. The first time I used this cream, it made my face ashy and artificial however after a few minutes it blended beautifully with my skin and gave me an even toned complexion. It gave a dewy look with a natural matte finish to my super oily skin and I could see a subtle brightening of my complexion. Those looking for a heavy coverage might skip this one as it hides minor blemishes and reduces the visibility of the pores to an extent. The staying power of this cream is pretty decent as it stayed on for 4-5 hours with making my T-zone slightly oily. The staying power can be increased by setting it with a compact which makes the cream stay for a longer duration without any touch ups.
1. Doesn’t look heavy or cakey
2. Contains SPF 30 which is a added bonus
3. Spreads easily and blends to an invisible finish.
4. Gives medium coverage and hides minor blemishes
1. Has a fruity smell which can be a turn off for those with sensitive noses.
2. Needs to be set with compact in order to increase the staying power
3. Has no mention of color correction and lot of people might not find their shade as it is available in only two colors i.e. Beige and Bronze.
Hope you all liked the review…Stay happy and keep shining 🙂