Adding one more gem to amazing drugstore finds in the Affordable Makeup Series, I’ll be talking about the Lakme CC Color Transform Cream today. This cream was launched by Lakme in 2 shades- a lighter shade ‘Beige’ and a darker one called ‘Bronze’. Personally I’m not a big fan of BB and CC creams. The reason being they are mostly too light or leave a whitish cast, have a very low coverage or are uncomfortable oily. So you can understand my scepticism when I initially tried this product. But after using this product for sometime now, I’m super impressed with its quality and I think it will be quite a convenient product for many of you out there. So let’s get into the review and see what makes it so good.
Product claims: Embedded with micro color beads that possess a unique color changing property, this CC cream will be available in two shades: Beige and Bronze. It’s the perfect product for everyday convenience that every woman of today seeks.
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The Lakme CC Color Transform Cream comes in a tube packaging. Inside the tube, both the shades are initially white in color. They also have some very tiny beads added into them. These beads do not feel grainy and serve the purpose of changing the color of the cream when it is blended into the skin.
Talking about the color, both the shades are warm-toned. The lighter one, Beige, is ideally suited for light to medium complexions and the darker one, Bronze, is for medium to dark skintones. For my skintone (NC 30-35) I felt that ‘Beige’ was a tad bit on the lighter side. It does have a brightening effect on my skin though. However, I personally prefer my base makeup to go slightly darker than going lighter and hence, have been loving ‘Bronze’ which though is half a shade darker for me; looks completely natural once blended. That being said, if you are anywhere close to my skintone, you’ll find both these shades can suit you and you can pick up any one of them depending upon your preference.
This cream provides a light to medium coverage which is perfect for everyday wear. It will cover some light acne spots too. But if you have a pronounced dark under-eye area, pigmentation or dominant acne spots, you will need a concealer. The finish of these creams is on the glowy side which the drier skin types would love. However, if you have an oily to combination skin types, a light dusting of powder over the top will do the trick for you. It won’t become completely matte but it will look like a naturally healthy sheen. I’ve been wearing this cream without a primer underneath and a light dusting of powder over top. This way it lasts me for more than 6-7 hours although it might get oily at some spots and need a re-touching of powder.
How To Apply Lakme CC Cream
Take some cream onto the back of your hand and dab it in little dots onto your freshly cleansed face. Then with a light, circular motion, start blending the cream onto the skin. In a few seconds, the cream starts changing its color. When you feel the cream has entirely changed its color (which is usually 15-20 seconds), pat your face lightly to dissolve any streaks and add a little of a pressed powder over the top. Since this is a CC cream with an SPF of 30 added into it, you can go ahead and straight away apply this directly over a cleansed face, skipping the in-between steps of a moisturiser, sunscreen and even a primer.
The Lakme CC Color Transform Cream is a light to medium coverage CC cream that provides moisture, sun protection and an even base for your makeup, all in one step. This is a big time saver especially in the mornings when you’re running late. It gives a healthy, radiant looking sheen to the skin but if you’re not a fan of that look, it can be easily fixed but adding a light dusting of powder over the top. Its lasting power is quite good too. The limited shade selection can be a problem for some people tough. Overall a great product for everyday wear, especially for working women and students!