I have forgotten foundation when there are heaps of BB and CC creams available in the beauty market. I use it because they’re lighter then foundations and gives a natural look. Not more than a month I purchased a CC cream after finishng my Pond’s BB cream. And I want to review it after using it for so long. It’s Lakme 9 to 5 CC Cream in shade Bronze. It’s available in two shades, Beige and Bronze. The one I chose is for medium to dusky skin tones.
About this Product: 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 makeup to give you skin that looks styled by an expert, everyday.
Price: Rs. 275/- for 30 g
Lakme 9 to 5 CC Cream (Bronze) Review
I remember using this CC cream for the first time. It was few years back and I chose the wrong shade beige which was way too light for my complexion. It was disastrous. But when few months ago Lakme enhanced its packaging and formula I wanted to give this a try and this time I chose the shade Bronze which was close to my skin but still a bit lighter. They offer just two shades, isn’t that unfair! This cream comes in a flesh colored tube with a rose gold screw cap. Its consistency is light and has got a distinct fragrance. I like that it has now SPF 30 PA++ unlike the old version of the product which has SPF 20. Cream dispenses in less amount as to avoid wastage.
Now here’s a catch. Despite having a light texture it doesn’t blends softly into the skin. I dot the cream on my face and then blend but it feels as if I’m rubbing it on my skin. It doesn’t glide like a butter on my oily skin let alone dry skin. I guess it would be apt for using it on summers where you want a super matte effect. It’s not hydrating as I expected. I need to use a hydrating moisturizer underneath to avoid dry and uneven patches. It gives a even skin tone with light to medium coverage. Though it gives a glow to skin and tint too, it might wash out deeper skin tone making it look ashy. On my dusky skin, it works fine but I need to be careful with blending. One thing I didn’t like is that it oxidizes after 3-4 hours and skin appears dull afterwards.
• Has a pleasant fragrance
• Has a light texture which doesn’t feel heavy on skin
• Contains SPF 30
• Evens out skin tone
• Gives a medium coverage
• Isn’t moisturizing for dry skin
• Oxidizes after 3-4 hours
• Not an apt shade for deeper skin tones as only 2 shades are available.
Final Word: This CC cream gives a medium coverage but oxidizes easily. Its matte effect is thumbs up for oily skin but is too drying for dry skin so moisturizing before application it is a must. All in all, I like the tint it gives me and feels extremely lightweight on my skin.
Have you used this CC cream yet? What did you liked about it?
Lots of Love,