Skin Type: Oily and Sensitive
Skin Tone: Medium Olive
I recently found this Lakme 9 to 5 CC Color Transform Cream and it looked a little interesting to me. Since I’ve never used any ‘Color Transform Cream’ before, I gave this one a try. Read on to know how it works on my oily skin.
Price: INR 325 for 30g
My Experience with Lakme 9 to 5 CC Color Transform Cream:
The CC colour transform cream comes in their common cc cream packaging and it looks almost the same. It comes in the regular pink cardboard box with all the details; this is the only tube that has a white to beige ombre effect and a rose gold screw cap. Even though the dispenser of the tube is quite small, it dispenses the right amount of the product. Overall, I like this travel-friendly packaging and the product is decently priced too. Yet, if I compare it to their CC cream, this one is a little expensive and can’t do anything amazing either.
This cream is available in two shades: Beige and Bronze. I am not happy with the shade range because neither of the shades matches me. The beige one is a little light for me and the Bronze one is a little dark. This shade, Bronze, looks pretty good on my medium skin tone after setting. But, here is a catch – the Bronze shade oxidises on my skin and then looks way too dark. So now, after knowing about this cream’s oxidising properties, I feel I should have bought the lighter one.
Since this is a color transform cream, it looks like any fairness cream when I apply it on my face. Also, it has some microparticles that actually help change the color. I need to blend it perfectly on my face. Initially, this cream gives the effect of any normal cream but then it starts to look like a CC cream. So it actually changes color and gets nicely absorbed by my skin tone.
It has a very creamy texture that glides so easily on the skin and provides a smooth dewy finish. The consistency is medium cream which makes it is so easy to blend. The cream never looks patchy or dry. It is actually a hydrating cream that makes skin soft. This is really a good for dry skin. Personally, I prefer a matte finish, so I don’t like the creamy finish of this product. Also, on my skin, it looks oily so I need to follow up with a compact powder.
This cream provides a very sheer coverage that’s good enough for daily use. It cannot really hide any dark spots, pigmentation etc. Also, this cream cannot conceal uneven skin tone either. It only makes your skin brighter and hides just minute imperfections. As I don’t prefer high coverage every day, it looks good on me. But if you desire coverage or intend to hide imperfections, this is not the product for you. It is super blendable but layering makes it heavy and sticky.
The cream has an SPF of 30 PA++ and it works well as a sunscreen too. It protects the skin nicely and is a good daytime option. If you hate too many layers on your skin, this one can work as a two-in-one product. But, it is not a great makeup product. It does not offer any coverage plus has a low staying power. After 3-4 hours, my skin starts to look oily and dull again. It is not a good option for summers. It is not waterproof and transfers easily. Thankfully this cream has never broken me out. It is good enough for college goers as it offers very light coverage with high SPF. But, try it only if you have normal-dry skin. Oily skinned beauties might not prefer the shine on the face. I don’t find anything amazing about this cream.
Pros of Lakme 9 to 5 CC Color Transform Cream:
⦁ Pretty packaging and affordable product.
⦁ Gets absorbed nicely.
⦁ Light coverage for daily looks.
⦁ Has a nice, fresh scent.
⦁ Glides smoothly on the skin.
⦁ Provides soft, smooth skin.
⦁ Dewy finish; good enough for dry skin.
⦁ Does not look cakey.
⦁ Has an SPF 30 PA++.
⦁ Layering doesn’t feel patchy.
⦁ Doesn’t crease or settle in one place.
⦁ Never broke me out.
Cons of Lakme 9 to 5 CC Color Transform Cream:
⦁ Available only in two shades.
⦁ Can’t hide any spots and pigmentation.
⦁ Can’t even out skin.
⦁ Coverage can’t be built up.
⦁ Makes my skin oily.
⦁ Needs to be followed up with a compact.
⦁ Doesn’t stay on for long.
IMBB Rating: 3/5
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Lakme 9 to 5 CC Color Transform Cream?
I will not repurchase it because it makes my skin oily. If you have oily skin and want coverage then just skip this one. If you have dry skin and sheer coverage is okay with you then you can try this one.
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