Lakme has launched an interesting and innovative product called “Complexion Care (CC) Color Transform Cream” to their “9To5” range. It takes care of both skincare and makeup as it is a combination of moisturizer, sunscreen, and concealer. Lakme claims it to be an instant skin stylist with SPF 30 PA++. I have never tried any color transform cream and was excited to use it. Also, I am more of a moisturizer and pressed powder person rather than a foundation person, so I was fascinated by this cream’s claims. It comes in two shades: Beige and Bronze.
Price: INR 325 for 30 g [BUY HERE: Lakme Complexion Care Color Transform Face Cream, Bronze, 30g]
Shelf Life: 2 years
Product Description: Color Transform Cream instantly brightens, conceals, evens skin tone, moisturizes, freshens, and protects. This color changing cream starts like a fairness cream and finishes like makeup to give you skin that looks styled by an expert, every day.
My Experience with Lakme 9To5 CC Color Transform Cream Bronze
Packaging: This color transform cream comes in a similar tube packaging like their CC creams. It comes in a beautiful beige-to-white ombre effect tube with a rose gold screw cap. It definitely has a luxury look. It is sleek, sturdy, and easy to carry. However, its opaque packaging makes it hard to find out how much product is used up. The outer pink paperboard carton contains all the necessary information including the ingredients list.
Texture: The texture of this color transform cream is very creamy and is neither thick nor runny. This white-colored cream blends well and does not look patchy. It is so lightweight that you will feel nothing on the face. It contains microparticles, which help in changing color. However, they are not gritty or chunky and do not show up once blended into the skin. It smells good as well.
Shade: “Bronze” is the shade that caters to dusky to deeper skin tones. It might look lighter when applied, but this color transform cream blends and matches our skin tone. Also, it oxidizes a bit. Even the darkest shade from earlier Lakme CC creams used to look lighter on my skin tone and give a ghostly look, but that was not the case with this cream. I am glad that this cream looks quite good on me.
Performance: This color transform cream gives a sheer coverage. It applies very smoothly and evenly. It does not cover up dark circles and scars. It gives a silky, dewy finish, which looks so natural and flawless. Initially, it applies like a fairness cream and gives a white cast. However, in a short while, it changes color and matches my skin tone. It instantly brightens up the face. It adds a nice glow to the skin, which I like. Once set with a pressed powder, it gives a smooth look. It does not make us look made up. With SPF 30 PA++, it is ideal for daywear. The best part is that it does not give me the sweaty feel that I get with most of the sunscreens. It actually works like a hydrating cream, making the skin soft and supple. Its lightweight texture makes it perfect for daily use. The staying power is very decent for a daily cream. It lasted for around 6 hours with some powder touch up. Lakme claims it to be suitable for all skin types, but I feel it would be little greasy for oily skin. I like this cream more than Lotus Xpress Glow 10-in-1 Daily Beauty Crème SPF 25 as it pretty much changes color to my skin tone. Overall, it is a good day cream with light coverage, hydration, and sun protection.
Pros of Lakme 9To5 CC Color Transform Cream Bronze
- Classy packaging
- Gives a silky, dewy finish
- Provides a natural, glowing look
- Has SPF 30 PA++
- Has a decent staying power
- Feels so lightweight and nothing on the face
- Blends very easily
- Instantly gives a brighter look
- Beautifully adapts to skin tone
Cons of Lakme 9To5 CC Color Transform Cream Bronze
- Does not hide imperfections and cover dark spots
- Might not work for oily skin
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Lakme 9To5 CC Color Transform Cream Bronze
Yes to both! If you are a working professional or a college goer and looking for a product that offers coverage, hydration, and sun protection, then this is a must-have product. Also, it is the best cream if you are someone who finds any light-coverage cream to be lighter than your skin tone.