“…tere bina gujara… ae dil hai mushkil”. I could not stand watching this movie till the end but this song stuck into my head like forever. I just can’t shake it off. I am a die hard romantic at heart you know 🙂
Moving on, these days I have been wearing BB/CC Creams most of the times. I do not like to wear foundation that much now. And why one would wear a foundation when BB/CC creams are so amazing. These days I have been using Lakme 9 to 5 Complexion Care (CC) Cream & Garnier BB Cream alternatively. Market is full of BB & CC creams. It’s just so hard to choose. Till now, I have tried BB/CC creams from Ponds, Garnier, Maybelline, Stila, Clinique, and maybe few more that I can not recall right now. So I can say, I have a real taste of many BB/CC creams out there. Some of them were good for oily skin/ some would suit dry skin better. Some provided coverage while others would give sheer glow. It’s a matter of choosing the one for you, the right one. I never hesitate from experimenting with stuff, I know that’s bad and can harm my skin, but I just can’t give up this habit of mine. I got to get my hands on if I see a new product launch. That’s one of the main reasons I started High On Gloss to blabber about my beauty purchases. Hope you don’t mind. I have used the older version of Lakme CC Cream, but today I am going to write about the new CC Cream from Lakme which has been relaunched under the Lakme 9 to 5 range. Hope you enjoy the review.
About Lakme 9 To 5 Complexion Care Cream- All In 1 Skin Stylist
This complexion care cream instantly moisturizes, brightens skin while evening out skin tone and giving a fresh look to your face. This new version of CC Lakme cream is inspired from the trends at Lakme India Fashion Week. This is termed as skin stylist to give your skin the goodness of your daily skin along with the right amount of makeup to make you look fresh every day. The cream is All In One for your daily needs. It also contains SPF 30 PA++ to protect skin from Sun.
Rs. 299 for 30g. Buy here.
The cream comes in only two shades- Beige & Bronze. Now that’s kind of a deal breaker. Since The two are really extreme shades & the beauties that whose skin color lie in between these shades, get really hard time getting a match. I got Beige, since Bronze makes my skin look orangish. I have wheatish skin tone.
There is slight change in the packaging of the new CC cream from Lakme. Lakme has relaunched this CC cream under Lakme 9 to 5 range hence it calls for new packaging too. The cream is enclosed in a hot pink card box packaging on which every single detail about the CC cream has been mentioned. Inside you find an opaque rose gold tube with rose gold-silver cap at the opening. The opening of the tube is very narrow. So I can really control the amount of the product. I like the packaging of this relaunched cream better than its earlier avatar.
Texture & Smell
This is one of the driest CC cream that I have ever used. This is so thick in texture that I sometimes find it difficult to blend it out perfectly like other BB/CC creams. I liked how Stila/Ponds/Garnier BB cream blend. If I take some product, dot it over my face and try to blend, it takes a lot of effort and the finish is not even too. I mix my Clean n Clear Moisturizer to ease the blending. Mixing with moisturiser also gives a subtle glow.
Lakme has not changed the smell of this cream. It is still the same- mild & flowery sweet. I like it.
I have tried the older version of this cream & the newer version too. Lakme has came up with increased levels of SPF in this CC cream. Earlier this Cream had only SPF 20 but now it comes with SPF 30 PA++, which is a bonus. The raised level of SPF might be attributed to the thickness of this cream and the white cast that it gives. Yes there is a lot of white cast associated with this CC Cream. I do not remember if I noticed this white cast in the Bronze shade, but the Beige one, surely has a lot of white cast to offer.
I have wheatish skin tone, for which Beige is not a perfect match. I feel this is a bit lighter than my actual skin tone. But, after few minutes when this CC cream is all set, I do not feel any weirdness in my skin tone. I like to see the matte glow that it gives me. Skin looks great for sure.
It is not very good at moisturization part. Dry skin would need to layer on some heavy moisturizer before putting this CC Cream. Even I slather bit of my moisturizer on my oily skin before putting this up so that I can blend it well. Mixing this CC cream with light lotion works the best with this co
The coverage that it offers is decent. It evens out my skin well and hides minor imperfections. Major things like big pimples or dark circles need a concealer.
My oily skin stays matte for about 5-6 hours. The glow stays for long too. I am really impressed with this CC Cream. I can wear it every day (that’s what I have been doing these days). I just wish it did not yield the white cast though.
- Suitable for oily to combination skin types.
- Gives matte finish & lasts for about 5-6 hours.
- Evens out skin tone hiding minor imperfections.
- Contains SPF 30 PA++.
- No breakout to my oily & acne prone skin.
- Does not provide enough moisture to skin.
- Tricky to blend because of its thick texture.
- Gives white cast.
- Only 2 shades available.
Summary : 3.5/5
Oily skinned beauties will definitely like it for it’s long lasting matte finish. Dry skin beauties can mix it with moisturizer to blend it beautifully giving a healthy glow to face. It evens out skin tone while hiding minor perfections. Creates a matte makeup base. Lakme should launch more shades for this CC cream.
I shall be back with the reviews of more BB/ CC creams soon. In case you want to read more about BB & CC Creams, read this.
Take care. Ciao.