Lakme CC Cream Review

A new product was launched by Lakme- the Complexion Care or CC Cream. We all heard about BB creams and got used to them but now a CC Cream !!! By the way, those who don’t know DD creams have also been launched abroad. I wonder when they will hit India, it’ll just add confusion to our already confused minds. But anyway, this review is about Lakme’s CC Cream. I have used it and I am glad I purchased it.I will also try to compare it with Maybelline’s BB Cream. Read On…

Lakme CC Cream

Lakme Claims:

It combines the goodness of your daily skin cream with just the right touch of make-up to give you that perfect look in just a few minutes.
Its skin care benefits include sun protection (SPF 20), moisturizing, brightening and freshness while its make-up benefits are an even skin tone and basic coverage.
It is Skin Care+Make Up: Brightens, Moisturizes, UV Protection, Conceals, Refreshes, Evens skin tone

It comes in 2 shades: Beige (for a fair to wheatish complexion) and Bronze (for a dusky complexion)

My Experience:

It is a nice product from Lakme. It comes in a nice chic packaging and has the same old Lakme fragrance which is found in most of Lakme products like it’s sunscreens. I am used to that smell as I have been using Lakme products since a long time. But if you are new, you might find this smell li’l too much. But moving on from the smell, it’s texture is creamy and blends so easily. It’s very moisturising so surely a boon for people with dry or normal skin as it’ll save you guys the trouble of putting on a moisturiser. For those with oily skin, one can use a compact or transparent powder so that it sets in and oil doesn’t appear that early.

What I especially love about it is that it gives me a dewy skin(dewy skin is a skin which looks naturally shiny without feeling greasy). No other cream has given me a dewy skin and I absolutely love it.

It does moisturise and even tone my skin. It provides medium coverage and conceals light blemishes. However, if you have dark marks, use a concealer.

I got myself bronze shade which is making my skin dark as I have a wheatish complexion. I should have gone with the beige one but that was not available. I will purchase the beige one when it’s in stock.

How is Lakme’s CC Cream different from Maybelline’s BB Cream: CC cream provides more coverage than BB cream. CC cream has heavier texture than BB Cream, hence a CC cream evens the skin more than BB cream. CC cream has more SPF than BB cream. CC cream gives dewy finish and BB cream gives matte finish.

Swatch of Lakme CC Cream and Maybelline BB Cream
Lakme CC Cream Swatch

This is how Lakme CC Cream (shade bronze) looks on my skin:
Lakme CC Cream Swatch 1

Positives of Lakme CC Cream:

  • Easy to blend
  • Gives dewy skin
  • Moisturizes
  • Evens tone my skin
  • Gives better coverage than Maybelline’s BB cream for everyday look
  • Boon for those with dry/normal skin as they don’t need to use moisturizer prior to it
  • Has SPF 20
  • Stays for 5-6 hours
  • Easy on the pocket


As I have oily skin, I have to use a compact after it and oiliness comes back after 2 hours and I have to use a blotting paper or tissue to remove the oiliness. So those with oily skin like me cannot use it during humid seasons as it’s very moisturizing that can lead to oiliness. It can be used during winters or during those days when we are in AC all the time.

So for really humid days, I ll stick to my Maybelline BB Cream or Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse and use this one for the rest of the days.

Product Specifications:

You can buy here: Beige, Bronze

Price: Rs 250 for 30ml

SPF: 20

Type of skin: All skin types (but those with oily skin, I hope you have read the Negatives)

Place of Purchase: Beauty Shop in Yusuf Sarai, Delhi (I got it at a discount)

Value for moolah: 4/5 ( I wish it was less moisturizing so that it could suit oily skin as well)

So that was the comprehensive review about this cream. Hope this post helped you decide….

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16 Comments on this article. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. khushboo afghan December 27, 2013 at 12:30 am - Reply

    moisturising ???????????? :0. tis is so bad on me. it oxidise make me look so tanned looks bright only when fresh .it matchs my skintone when justtt applied then aftr few mins or so it gets ten shades darker.m not even oily skin in winter. m normal to dry nowadays.. tis doeant blend at all. without moisturiser.. i dnt like it at oll. does nothng to my face.. 🙁 .. glad it workd fo u dear.

    • Saniya December 27, 2013 at 12:48 am - Reply

      Oh! really…sad for u thn hun :/

    • swathy July 10, 2014 at 5:19 pm - Reply

      Hey khushboo wat cream do u use then?

  2. Disha Beohar March 13, 2014 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    Hey.. i’m having acne prone normal which BB or CC Cream should i use?? tell me about a good high coverage foundation too.. 🙂

  3. Disha Beohar March 13, 2014 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    i have some acne scars on my face so tell me according that..

  4. manisha March 26, 2014 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    ill buy it surely ..

  5. pratibha April 8, 2014 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    Very very very good

  6. rashi September 27, 2014 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    i m using lakme cc cream from 8 months…it is very good. for dry skin…blend easily…i just love my skin after using it
    great experience

  7. ipshita September 29, 2014 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    heya!i’m nt fair nt too dark..which shade is suitable for me???

    • Saniya Bhatnagar September 30, 2014 at 12:35 am - Reply

      You can try the Beige one dear 🙂 But I still prefer that you visit a Lakme counter and swatch it on your jawline to see if it matches your skin tone.

  8. Purvi October 19, 2014 at 1:42 am - Reply

    Hey I have an acne prone skin n vv oily too .. I hv a wheatish complexion .. Which one u reckon will suit me ??

  9. Pria October 20, 2014 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    Tis one is amazing… blends wit my skin and surely brigtens my skin… got it for 15 % off 😛 😛

  10. sona February 28, 2015 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    Verry verry gud no doubt its too gud for fsir complx

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