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Thursday, 29 August 2013

Lakme CC Complex Care Review and How I use it


We have been hearing a lot about BB creams since last year and now here is our very own India's brand Lakme who came up with CC creams also known as Complexion Care cream which they also call as your instant skin stylist. I have also reviewed Avon CC cream, here.

Lakme CC Complex Care cream Review
Lakme CC Complex Care cream Review

Just like BB’s these CC creams concept is also popular in Korea.
This CC cream from Lakme is priced at 250 INR (shelf life is 24 months) and there are two shades to choose from i.e. Beige and Bronze. 
I have got beige which was there in my Lakme styling kit, so you can say it’s a PR sample but you can trust, reviews will be based on my experience good or not so good! In fact, every product that works well for someone wouldn’t necessarily fare the same for everyone, so after reading any review here or anywhere on the web, you should see whether the product matches your needs/requirements since the reviewer can have different expectations and needs from the same products than yours. Isn’t it! :D
Anyways, this complexion care cream is said to be Instant skin stylist and has got SPF 20. It brightens, moisturizes, protects, even tones the skin, Conceal and freshens.


Lakme CC Complex Care cream Review
Lakme CC Complex Care cream Review
Lakme CC Complex Care cream Review
Lakme CC Complex Care cream Review

Lakme CC Complex Care cream Review
Lakme CC Complex Care cream Review

I have this shade in Beige which is a very light shade, I was wondering, it’s not going to suit me and will look ashy. By the way, I have fair skin with pigmentation around the jaw line. So, the foundation that matches exactly for my entire face, looks ashy on my jaw line So, I have to use a shade or two darker there. And with this I thought, leave the jaw line, it’s going to look ashy for the rest of the face well. It was too light to match my color!
Still, I went ahead and tried it. It is thick in texture just like the foundations and unlike tinted moisturizers. It smells good!!.
I apply it with small dots all over my face and then blending it with a flat top brush or my fingers. Put some more where ever required. You can see the pictures where I have used only this CC and no makeup or compact.
I tried blending it and it looked so ashy!! I knew it!
But then with more blending and within 30-40 seconds, it vanished into my skin. It was actually a pleasant surprise. There was no greasiness but still skin felt moisturized.
I have combination skin with oily nose and chin and normal cheeks and forehead. So, I am pretty sure. For normal skin, it will be Ideal just like most of the products (normal skinned people are really blessed!) And for dry skin you may have to put some moisturizer before using this. My oily areas soon got oily again so, if you have very oily skin then you may skip this or you mattify with a compact.
It has definitely even toned my skin and covered minor flaws though keep in mind it gives only sheer coverage!
It isn’t waterproof but if you splash your face with water and pat dry then I think it will be still there. I will buy the shade in bronze for my jaw line soon which is a shade darker than the rest of the face.
I also noticed that if we use a primer before this then oil is controlled for around 4 hours which is really good. I tested it with and without primer and without primer, oily areas were oily again within 2 hours. So, you can decide whether to go for this or not as per the skin type!

lakme cc cream review and price
Lakme CC Complex Care cream Review
lakme cc cream review and price
Lakme CC Complex Care cream Review

If you are a college goer then, you may try it and make sure to test which color will suit you. If, you are fair as beige is very light but it gradually transforms and becomes your skin color and bronze can work on medium to dusky I suppose.
Let's wrap up with the pros and cons of this CC cream from Lakme.
Pros
Availability should be an issue. It is available offline and online, counters, drugstores etc.
It is affordable at this price
It does even tones the skin and brightens
It has SPF 20
Has got two shades to choose from i.e. Beige and bronze
Doesn’t settle in the fine lines
Blending can take a bit longer but then the ashyness is gone completely.
Smells is good nothing overpowering
It does moisturizes up to some extent
Complete list of ingredients is there
Has not break me out yet!

Cons
Very oily skinned people may skip it as after some time oily areas tend to get oilier or use a compact, if you really want to try this CC cream
If you have dry skin, may be you will need to moisturize the very dry areas as it gives moisture but up to some extent as I said.
Blending takes a bit time (lesser than Maybelline bb, if you need comparison here) and is very important else it may look ashy

Rating- 4 out of 5
You can get it HERE

Lakme CC cream is an affordable sheer coverage cream that can give you an even toned skin though It’s thick and takes time to blend. If you like sheer coverage creams and tinted moisturizers, then yes, you can give it a shot, very oily skinned people may skip this as oily parts gets oily after some times.
Niesha Jeenwal

I am Niesha, Editor of Indian Beauty Forever, a Science graduate turned Beauty Blogger from New Delhi who's blogging for more than 3.5 years and loves everything related to Makeup & Beauty.

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68 comments:

  1. Beautifully reviewed sweets :) I got CC cream in my styling kit and I like the coverage and finish but I do have to use pressed powder every time to settle it well on my combi-oily skin - It gets a bit tedious :(
    Honestly, Niesh I don't think you really need those BB n CC creams ;) You look Gorgeous darling <3

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    1. Thank you Vipra!! <3
      Same here even I had to use compact but here I skipped for the review purpose.
      Aww thank you so much dear.:) My main problem is pigmentation around the jawline. else touchwood I dont have dark circles right now. :)

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  2. Great review Niesh.. As you said it's not for oily skin at all, for my combi skin it turns oily after an hr r 2 :)

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    1. Thanks darlin! Oily skinned people will need compacts so will be tiring. I have combination skin so it is okay! :)

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    1. Is it?? :) Thank you Sahana! this is the first time I am with no makeup at all. :P

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  4. well explained ...loved the review n its effect..
    I want to try bronze shade...:)

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    1. Thank you Tej!! :) Even I want Bronze shade for my Jawline! :)

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  5. Great review Niesha.. I will see if I can get my hands on this.. You look very pretty dear :-)

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    1. Thank you Nilu! :) Hope it suits you too! :)

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  6. This is my current love Niesh lovely FOTD and this shade suits you well :)

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    1. I am using both this and sometimes Ponds BB cream.:)

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  7. You have explained it very well Niesha, Nice review.

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  8. Certainly its perfect match for your skin. I have not had any good encounter with BB cream, even those from Korea because there seem to be only one shade and its too white for me.

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    1. I know! shade selection is limited and also most of them are too white for our skin tone! I like Pond's BB cream which has more yellow tones to suit majority of skin tones.

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  9. Good post....I am in love this product...

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  10. Great review Neisha, you have explained this cream very well! The effect is good on you! You look so cute <3

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    1. :D Thank you Rakhshanda!! :)Glad u liked the review. <3

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  11. Well detailed review Neisha.. I totally agree with you.. :) :)
    The CC cream is good for coverage and finish but setting with Presses powder is must!!
    U have such a beautiful skin.. :-* :-*

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    1. Is it??? Yaay!! thank you so much dear! :) :-*
      I do use powder too over this and as after some time nose and chin gets oily so powder is a must! :)

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  12. You review so well
    Just love your posts

    http://sandysandhu.blogspot.com/2013/08/kareena-kapoor-inspired-colorful-outfit.html

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  13. Neisha first of all u have such a beautiful skin.. :D :D
    I agree with all the points u made here.. and yes it needs to be set with a powder !!
    **Same Pinch**

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    1. Thank you so very much dear!! :D :D
      But this pigmentation around the jawline irritates me a lot :(

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  14. Looks like you're going to get plenty of use out of this! I do love how it blends in so well to match you although its light against your arm swatch! I've lots of foundations to use but I did buy a new bb recently which is sooo pigmented its like paint! I will be reviewing it in the future! Great review!

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    1. IT is very light in color which made me think it's going me make me ashy but once blended it kind of matches to my skin tone!
      I would love to read your review on that. Thank you! :)

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  15. Do u actually need anything to cover anything?? Niesha u r sooo beautiful .. and skin is like milk .. wow :)

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    1. :D Is it? thank you so much Shweta! I am blushing right now. :)

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  16. Lovely review Dear... I will try this Out for sure and girl your skin is flawless touchwood :)

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    1. Thank you so much dear! :)It wasn't that flawless, may be due to avoiding junk food has shown positive results. Else I had so many acne marks earlier. :)

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  17. loved the review and it might be too oily for me but it seems like a good product.

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    1. Thank you Coral! :)if you have oily skin then you should skip it as I have combination skin and the oily areas like nose and chin gets shiny after 2 hours while rest of the face was okay.

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  18. You have such great skin Niesha :) Tips please <3 Sadly, Lakme CC cream didn't impress me much.

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    1. I have heard mixed reviews for this products. Thank you so much dear! :)
      I don't do anything special but I think it's becoz of leaving junk food may be. :)

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  19. Looks like a nice product.First time i heard of this brand :)

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    1. It is good! It's actually an Indian brand which isn't available in UK. :)

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  20. Nice to see you in person Niesha.Its Anu from Beautykafe.
    Your eyes r so pretty and complexion too.

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    1. Thank you so much Anu!:)
      Good to see you here!

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  21. I loved the CC cream,for my dry skin I don't need to set it with powder :)
    My college timing is from 8:30 to 5:30PM and from morning to evening, it's there without touch ups :)
    nice review dear :)

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    1. Even I had this in my mind that it will be good for dry skin. :) Dry skin doesn't need powders as then skin can look dryv and flaky since powder will absorb moisture.
      This is the reason why I recommended it to my college going cousin who has sry skin.:) Thanks for the sharing your thoughts.

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  22. Nice review! I quite like the CC cream too. It is pretty good for everyday use isn't it?

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    1. Thank you Swati! Yes, you are right as it gives sheer coverage, it can be used daily.

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  23. It gave me a good coverage. but the Beige is too light for my skintone. I have to blend like anything to make it work. But surely I am getting the bronze.

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    1. It gives me good coverage too since I need sheer coverage. Too much coverage can make my skin look artificial and made up!
      Even I want to get bronze now, so that I could mix it up with this and use for my jawline which is darker than the rest of the face.

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  24. Very nice review. I like the way you put things and yea you are looking pretty even without makeup. ;)

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    1. Thank you so much Gayatri! :) I ma glad you liked the review!:)

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  25. Niesha! You look so pretty in both pics :* I reviewed the beige one today. Bronze looks so darker on me although I am medium skinned and everyone has been using it!! So I bought the beige shade to mix both :P

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    1. hehe Thank you so much dear! :) You did!! I am coming to read that then.:)
      I will buy bronze for the jawline and when I get tanned.

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    2. yeah but wiseshe mein, not my blog...Sorry for the confusion dear if you went to my blog :)

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    3. Oh I see, thats why I could not find that post on your blog! :)
      there was only a vellvette box post!

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  26. All products shades also work differently for individuals, this CC cream (beige) does not look ashy on me but the bronze one looks darker and I have medium skin (definately not fair)! haa!

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    1. I think you are right! It's becoz the beige shade is too light but then gets darker and matches our skin tone while bronze at first look like our skin color but when blended it gets even darker than we actually are.. so they should be chosen not by the swatch but after blending completely.
      :)

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  27. Nice review Niesha :) I have very oily skin during summer and a bit balanced during winters. I will try this out during winters :)

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    1. Thank you Pear!! You are right, oily skinned people can try it during winters. I think it will fare well then.:)

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  28. I'm using it too..Perfect for everyday wear..But only prob is the shades..
    Your eyes look gorgeous..:)

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    1. I agree Swati! :) It is good for everyday use!
      Thank you so much! :)

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  29. U look pretty in before pic too <3 This seems good. Great review!

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    1. Thank you Megha! <3 It is good for everyday use if you dont have too oily skin.

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  30. Hey dear superb review ! You look so pretty even without makeup <3 <3

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    1. Aww thank you soooo much Shreya! :) may be due to the lighting I m looking good.lol
      <3

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  31. Nice review Niesha. Your skin itself is so good that this Lakme CC cream is working perfectly for you. Will try it out :)

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    1. Thank you so much Charu!! :) I really like this one as it suits and matches my complexion but makes oily areas shiny sometimes but still a good to try product! :)

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  32. Good detailed review. Love the way it blended.

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