Lakme Complexion Care Cream Review

by Bipasha Chakraborty on July 2, 2013 · 25 comments

Hi Girls,

I will be reviewing the recently launched Lakme CC Cream which is India’s first CC Cream 😛 Since I wrote my first review on IMBB just 2 days ago, I have got hooked! It is just so addictive, I feel like reviewing every day:D


Product Description:

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, every day.


Rs. 250 for 30 ml.

Shelf Life:

2 years.

How To Apply:

For best results, dab over cleansed skin and blend in till absorbed for instant brightness and a perfect finish.  Use every day.

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Water, Cyclopentasiloxane,ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate,titanium dioxide,zinc oxide,niacinamide,glycerin,dimethicone crosspolyer,potassium chloride,PEG-10 Dimethicone,Dicaprylyl Carbonate,Magnesium sulphate,Triethoxycaprylylsilane,Disteardimonium Hectorite,Stearic acid,Palmitic Acid,Cholesterol,Bisabolol,Perfume,DMDC Hydantoin,Dimethicone,Sucrose Distearate,Allantoin,Tocopheryl Acetate,Disodium EDTA,Butylene Glycol,BHT,Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate,Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract,CI 77491,CI 77492,CI 77499.

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My Experience with Lakme Complexion Care Cream:

I found it at the Lakme counter and picked it up, not knowing how many shades were available or anything as it had just been launched.  The shade I got is “Bronze.” Later, I got to know that there are two shades available Bronze for darker skin and Beige for light/medium skin. Sadly, I got the bronze shade which is a bit darker for my skin tone.  I have w  Lakme Complexion Care CreamVVVheatish complexion (I don’t know exactly, but the skin tone Deepika Padukone has!) with neutral undertones.  The cream has the t ypical “Lakme” fragrance that all Lakme products have (I like it because it has a nostalgic vibe to it :p).

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It is a bit thick in consistency th ough it blends out very well. I used fingers for application because a flat foundation brush just ate up the CC cream (you know how I talked about flat brushes having that special ”drinking” capabilities!) It blends like a dream! Because I have neutral (not yellow or pink) undertones, it suited me although made me look “bronzed” literally.  It was like I had applied a beautiful bronzer all over my face! You need more than your typical BB cream, but that does not make you look cakey.  Coming to coverage, it covers pores/minor spots with a breeze! It gave such a beautiful natural looking, non cakey, non madeup coverage like no other drugstore stuff I have used before, my skin looked airbrushed! The effect is somewhat dewy. I have combination skin, more oily during summers and in this rainy weather in Kolkata (it is raining like cats and dogs since weeks now!), it stayed oil free for only 3 hours.

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I am sure in hot summers, it will make my t-zone oily in no time, that’s the only minus point in this otherwise fabulous product; however, I did not wear any compact and that must be noted because usually I always wear compact to stay oil free. It is most suitable for normal skinned beauties, dry skin beauties will love it as well and for combination and oily skinned girls, we surely need a compact and a tissue to blot!

Pros of Lakme Complexion Care Cream:

  • Beautiful packaging, sleek and luxurious looking, love it.
  • Gives smooth, poreless airbrush finish.
  • Medium coverage, hides imperfections.
  • Two shades available.
  • Does not look cakey/madeup.
  • Affordable.
  • Quantity better than other BB Creams available.

Cons of Lakme Complexion Care Cream:

  • Still not available everywhere.
  • A bit heavy, oily skinned beauties definitely need to use compact.
  • The color I got is “bronze” and looks dark, so the “beige” shade must match or be lighter, so I don’t know how fair skin tones will find a match.
  • You need to use more quantity than your BB Creams, that way it adds to the heaviness.

Do I Recommend/Will I Repurchase Lakme Complexion Care Cream?

Yes definitely, give this a try and I am already thinking of buying the beige shade, to mix and match 🙂

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Lakme Complexion Care Cream Review Overall rating: 4.3 out of 5 based on 3 reviews.


3 5 1
I like the fact that this cream is available in more than 1 shade. My shade is bronze. It is medium coverage but upon layering you can build coverage . I have oily skin and this works fine for me.

Best cream for daily use

5 5 1
This is the best CC cream so far..

Best CC cream ..!!

5 5 1
This is the best CC cream so far.. I would totally get this over the BB creams.. it provides a very natural glow to the face.. it has a medium coverage.. does not oxidise or many make skin oily and dull.. will get it again!

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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

neha July 2, 2013 at 1:10 pm

*woot* *woot* *woot* now cc cream *clap*


Amisha July 2, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Ailaaa!!! CC creams!! *woot* *woot*
Ek try to banta h yaar 😛
Gonna get it supersoon.. *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance*

Nice review!!


Mansi July 2, 2013 at 1:28 pm

rofl rofl CC cream *happy dance* *happy dance*
m buying it soon *woot* *woot*


Vidhi V July 2, 2013 at 1:43 pm

there are BB, CC and DD all in the Interntional market! Now everything is coming here as well…

I guess this will be heavy on me 🙁


Amisha July 2, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Whats a DD cream?? *shock*
Heard it first tym!!


Shivani July 2, 2013 at 1:52 pm

What are DD creams Vidhi? *woot* *woot* btw u looked super gorgeous in that blogging wali photo, absolutely adorable *puchhi* *puchhi*


Vidhi V July 2, 2013 at 1:57 pm

DD is ‘Dynamic Do-All’ or ‘Daily defense’ not yet launched in India… But i’m sure as we are progressing with the Alphabets DD will also soon come here *hihi* *hihi*

*shy* awww Thank you soooo much Shivani *puchhi* *puchhi*


Radhika July 2, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Guys DD stands for daily defense or dynamic do-all…I think they are tinted moisturizers with hihg SPF or something…


Radhika July 2, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Nice review Bipasha..I was eyeing this cream since their launch….wl surely give it a try… *haan ji*


saloni..!! July 2, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Ohhhh wow *woot* *woot* *woot* me currently using BB… hope to get this CC as well *hifive* *hifive* will get it as soon as i spot it…wanna try badly *happydance* *happydance*


Ritika July 2, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Yayy CC cream *happy dance* *happy dance* gonna buy dis soon *drool* *ghost*


Ritika July 2, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Great review Bipasha.. *thankyou* for sharing 😀


Anuradha July 2, 2013 at 2:40 pm

nice review Bipasha….looks promising…wanna try..


happygoluckygal July 2, 2013 at 5:50 pm

CC seems to be exciting, i want to try also..!! *clap* *clap*


Utkarsha July 2, 2013 at 6:05 pm

I am so going to buy this! 😀 i wonder what ZZ cream will mean 😛 rofl


Arch July 2, 2013 at 7:33 pm

*puchhi* hahaha


Rebecca July 2, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Nice review Bipasha. *clap* 🙂 I was regularly checking internet for its review. *thankyou* you did it. I’ve used maybelline and pond’s white beauty BB cream. I found pond’s BB better than maybelline’s. Now I want to try this one too. *preen* *pigtail* .Please suggest if it is better than Pond’s BB. *pompom*


Stella Z July 2, 2013 at 7:31 pm

I love this cream! I bought the ‘Beige’ shade and it is AWESOME! *happydance*


Arch July 2, 2013 at 7:35 pm

GUys help me…. should i get bb or cc cream? wts the diff? I have not used any BBs before.. are these close to tinted moisturiser or sheer foundation?


Stella Z July 3, 2013 at 8:11 pm

Try the CC cream instead…it is much more natural than any BB cream I’ve used. *haan ji*


raeesa July 2, 2013 at 7:58 pm

did it cause any breakouts???


Deepthi Shinde July 4, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Got this cream and started using it already.. I must say that this is working fine for me compared to ponds BB cream *preen* . The ponds cream used to make my skin bit greasy/oily but this Lakem CC cream does not.. Waiting for more alphabets *oye balle* Nice review here…


gurdeep July 15, 2013 at 6:17 pm

want to try this *haan ji*


Shahana March 13, 2015 at 11:04 pm

i hv been using this cream from last 5 months. Its doing grt for me as a daily wear base.leaves ur skin with a more natural n toned loook.i mix it with litl amount of moisturizer as my skin is on a dry side.
Its gives light coverage but for heavy makeup u still need a good concealer and foundation. It won’t do all u need.


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