Lakme CC Complexion Care Cream – Bronze Review, Swatches, FOTD

Posted on Aug 29 2013 - 10:00am by poonam

Lakme CC Complexion Care Cream – Bronze Review, Swatches, FOTD

Hello Everyone, Today I am going to review the much talked about CC cream from Lakme. It has created a buzz in the blogosphere, I wanted to resist my purchase as I already have few BB’s yet to be finished but there was something about this cream that I had to get it.

Lakme CC Cream All In One Instant Skin Stylist - Bronze

Product Claims: Lakmé CC stands for Complexion Care cream.

  • 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
  • CC cream takes care of your skin as it brings together the best of skin care with just the right touch of make-up to give you instantly styled skin every day. 
  • It Brightens, Conceals, Moisturizes, Refreshes, Evens skin tone and provides UV Protection.

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


Lakme CC Complexion Care Cream Ingredients

Price:- Rs.250 for 30gms

Shelf Life:- 2 years from the Mfg date.

Available in 2 shades

  1. Beige – For Lighter skin tones
  2. Bronze – For medium-fair skin tones

Packaging:- The CC cream is packed in a reddish-pink colored box which makes it look appealing. The cream is contained in a dull dusty beige colored squeeze tube with a shiny silver cap. It isn’t the regular BB creams types broad shaped short length tube but has a round, lean body and is pretty long too. What I really liked about the packaging is the ultra thin nozzle which dispenses the product very precisely. I liked the stylish touch given to the packaging and the popping reddish-pink which made it look even more girly. It is convenient to use and can be carried around without worrying about messing in the bag.

Lakme CC Complexion Care Cream Instant Skin Stylist - Bronze Review

My experience with Lakme CC Complexion Care Cream – Bronze:

I thought I would be easily located but it was out of stock most of the places. After a lot of searching and hunting I finally managed to grab one at Lifestyle, Gurgaon.

Lakme CC Complexion Care Cream

  • Shade – Bronze is a peachy brown shade with lots of yellow undertones. The color isn’t a perfect match to my skin color may be a shade darker but it doesn’t look awkward in any way and camouflage to my skin color quite well. Beige would have been much lighter so bronze is the better.
  • Texture – It has a slightly thick texture but that doesn’t come in its way of blending. It turns to somewhat mousse cream kind of a texture when spread and vanishes into the skin. I dot it all over my face and then with patting and blending spread it all over my face. It spreads nicely and with few stroke it gets absorbed into the skin. Though it has a got a thick texture but it doesn’t feel heavy at all rather extremely light. The best thing is it doesn’t feel like I have applied something thick or creamy at all on my face
  • Finish- It gives me soft matte finish which I really like as the dewy finish of BB reams isn’t what I like in hot summers.
  • Coverage– The coverage provided is medium-light which easily hides the uneven skin tone and light acne scars. It also adds a subtle glow to your face which makes me look fresh and brightened up. It leaves me with a natural looking smooth and even-toned skin which I like the most, nothing cakey or made-up.
  • Staying Power – The staying power is again awesome as it stayed there without creasing/ melting on me. I have a dry skin so it doesn’t melt or gets shiny even by the end of the day also it has negligible transference. Garnier BB cream used to move to my mobile screen held close to my cheeks but I don’t face anything like that with Lakme CC cream. I set it with a pressed powder and I am set for the day. It oxidises lightly on me by 6-7 hours of wears and gives me soft-tanned look by end of the day
  • Fragrance- It has a mild cosmetic fragrance which I have noticed in other Lakme products as well. I find it quite nice and very refreshing.
  • Shade selection –There are only 2 shades available but I must say that both the shades will work with most of the Indian skin tones. Dusky and fair skinned beauties may not be able to find shades closer to their skin tones but it will match most of the medium-fair and medium skin tones.

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Lakme CC Cream All In One Instant Skin Stylist - Bronze Swatch

PS – For Dry skinned– It must be applied on a well-moisturized face otherwise the blending wouldn’t be so smooth and so is the finish as it may look flaky but over a moisturized face it looks quite natural.

Pros of Lakme CC Complexion Care Cream – Bronze:-

  1. Comes in an easy tube packaging.
  2. Slightly thick texture but Spreads nicely
  3. Effortless Blending
  4. Doesn’t feel heavy on me
  5. Provides medium-light coverage
  6. Evens out the skin covering mild scars too
  7. Provides a natural-even looking skin
  8. Makes a great substitute for your daily wear foundation
  9. Small nozzle is easy to take out the product without wasting.
  10. Will work for oily/combination skinned people but needs to be set with a powder.
  11. Affordable price tag

Cons of Lakme CC Complexion Care Cream – Bronze:-

  1. Moisturizer underneath is a must for dry skin
  2. SPF it contains is very low for effective Sun-protection
  3. Starts oxidizing by the end of the day
  4. May not be a great product for oily but can be made to work by setting with loose powder
  5. Only available in two shades

Recommendation:- Lakme CC Complexion Care Cream in Bronze has a thick texture but isn’t creamy and it instantly transforms to a light-weight velvety feel which blends in smoothly into the skin. The coverage it provides is quite good, evens out the skin tone and covers minor scars and blemishes effectively giving a smooth polished look to my face. It isn’t moisturising like the BB creams so and I can’t afford to skip moisturizer beneath as I have a dry skin but I like the soft matte finish it provides. The shades again are limited with only two and no scope for Dusky and Fairest skin tones.

I moisturize my face with Lakme Youth Infinity serum, follow with Lakme CC cream & finally set it with a pressed powder and I am set for the day. If you are in rush and doesn’t want to indulge in blending the foundation go for this CC Cream, it will make a good substitute for your daily wear foundation, Go and give it a shot but don’t expect any skin care benefits as it is nothing more than a light-weight foundation.

Lakme CC Cream - BronzeLakme CC Complexion Care Cream Claims

Lakme CC Cream All In One Instant Skin Stylist - Bronze DIrections

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Before/After – Transformation isnt it.. Hhehe I knowingly did my hair afterwards only for a better “AFTER” effects. 😉


With Flash– Please forgive the naked neck as completely forgot to blend the cream there and it only after clicking pictures that I noticed it.. 😛

Lakme CC Cream All In One Instant Skin Stylist - Bronze Face


Have you tried Lakme CC Complexion Care Cream – Bronze? Have you any other CC Cream?

46 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Lavanya T RAugust 29, 2013 at 10:13 AM - Reply

    Nice review and you look beautiful 🙂

    • poonamAugust 29, 2013 at 1:20 PM - Reply

      Thanks Lavanyaa.. 😀 😀

  2. RadhaAugust 29, 2013 at 10:39 AM - Reply

    Wow awesome Review and I love your hairstyle always Poo 🙂

    • poonamAugust 29, 2013 at 1:21 PM - Reply

      Thanks a tooonnn Radha.. This is the only hairdo that suits me and phtographs well!! 😛 😛

  3. Melissa...August 29, 2013 at 10:59 AM - Reply

    Firstly Poo you look so good without makeup ya…i was so waitin for a review on gonna grab this for sure..yea the transformation is indeed grt..i can see even skin tone in the 2nd pic n ur face is a lot brightened as well….but honestly loved the 1st pic 😛 :P:P

    • poonamAugust 29, 2013 at 4:25 PM - Reply

      awwwww.. sachiii mai.. I was keeping my fingers crossed while I uploaded this pic.. I was so so skeptical.!! 😛 ./.. But thank u so mucchhh deear.. Honestly speaking I just didnt like my without makeup pic.. but your complimentsss.. ohh myy !! :-* :-* :-* lovee u sweetuuu!!
      Yeah, I like the coverage and finish.. do give it a try!! 🙂

  4. SugandhaAugust 29, 2013 at 11:01 AM - Reply

    Nice review! I am not a big fan of bb and cc creams I prefer my foundation for the coverage and finish.
    But its looking nice on you 🙂

    • poonamAugust 29, 2013 at 1:28 PM - Reply

      Thanks Sugu .. I am usually rushing to reach office and doesnt have the time to set and blend in foundation so prefer using BB and CC for a comfortable daily wear coveraGE ..but for parties i prefer foundations onlyy!! 😀 😀

  5. Vipra SAugust 29, 2013 at 11:57 AM - Reply

    Nice review Poo 🙂 The transformation pic says all about the cream – You beautifully portrayed it sweets <3
    I have used it recently – I liked it and as you mentioned I had to dust setting powder on my combi-oily skin.
    Those FOTD pics are amazing and you look very adorable as always :* <3

    • poonamAugust 29, 2013 at 4:27 PM - Reply

      Thanks Vipu.. Isaw u with this too and u looked so pretttyy… it is really such a good product I like it a lott!! 🙂 🙂
      U r such a sweetheartt..**Huggss** <3 <3 <3

  6. Preeti KaurAugust 29, 2013 at 1:11 PM - Reply

    It didn’t quite work for me but I am glad that it did for you 🙂 You have gorgeous skin to begin with Poo 🙂

    • poonamAugust 29, 2013 at 1:26 PM - Reply

      ohh is itt..!! Me to loved give such a smooth and even skin 😛 😛 ..
      Thats so nice of you to say that.. <3 <3 <3 . thank u so much dear.. 🙂

  7. tejinderAugust 29, 2013 at 4:21 PM - Reply

    wow poo..u look lovely darlin <3<3 ..
    i love ur last pic a lot ..I am goin to try this one soon …nice review as alwyz <3

    • poonamAugust 29, 2013 at 4:29 PM - Reply

      Hheheh.. thanks u so much dearr .. 😀 😀
      U must try this .. it is really a good product. I am sure u’ll like it!! 🙂

  8. NieshaAugust 29, 2013 at 5:46 PM - Reply

    Lovely review Poo!! You look pretty! I reviewed it today itself 🙂 same pinch! 🙂

    • poonamAugust 29, 2013 at 6:32 PM - Reply

      Thanks Neisha.:D :D. Hehehheh *Same Pink** sweetiee!!

  9. riyaAugust 29, 2013 at 8:06 PM - Reply

    nicely reviewed n u luk very pweety ^_^

    • poonamAugust 29, 2013 at 8:25 PM - Reply

      Thanks u so much Riya.. <3 <3

  10. Shweta SarawgiAugust 29, 2013 at 8:20 PM - Reply

    Pooja u have flawless skin .. u look sp pretty even without makeup 🙂

    • poonamAugust 29, 2013 at 8:30 PM - Reply

      Thanks Shweta.. but its Poonam.. 😛 😛
      I thought I look weird without makup… but thanks for ur lovely comments.. 🙂

  11. rakhshandaAugust 29, 2013 at 8:41 PM - Reply

    Wow, it really impressive on your skin! You look gorgeous Pooja <3

    • poonamAugust 30, 2013 at 12:08 PM - Reply

      Thansk u so much rakshandha.. 😀 😀 .. I think I should now change my name from Poonam to Pooja… 😛 😛

  12. BipashaAugust 29, 2013 at 8:42 PM - Reply

    Nice review Poonam, I reviewed it too @ Wiseshe 🙂 You have nice skin to begin with 🙂

    I find it soooo creepy and weird, you won’t believe me, but I wear the same kinda makeup (even similar lippie) at work and have a very similar green tee which I often wear with this makeup look :/ we also reviewed same thing today ! haa! :/

    • poonamAugust 30, 2013 at 1:55 PM - Reply

      Yeah Bipasha.. So many reviws of Lakme CC Cream today.. 🙂
      aww.. thank u so much dear.. hehehhe. that great sweetiee..almost similar woohooo!!
      We think alike and also wear alike.. 😀 😀
      **Same Pinch**

  13. AnuAugust 29, 2013 at 9:55 PM - Reply

    Nice review! I like that it gives a matte finish. Might try it.

    • poonamAugust 30, 2013 at 1:05 PM - Reply

      Thanks Anu,.yeah it give almost matte but must set it with a powder.. 😀

  14. Urvashi SalariaAugust 29, 2013 at 10:21 PM - Reply

    belive you me, my reason is the same as i have so many bb creams piled up and not yet finished. But your review and pic makes me go all drooling over this product. Guess my next buy 😉
    nice review poonam 🙂

    • poonamAugust 30, 2013 at 1:57 PM - Reply

      yeah.. I just too dont understand how to finish up the stacks of creamss.. once the new one arrives the rest stay unused and gets pushed to the corners.. 😀 😀
      tahst so sweet of u dear.. thanks a tonn.. gald u liked the picsss.. 😀 😀

  15. RajshreeAugust 29, 2013 at 10:45 PM - Reply

    Nice review dear 🙂
    you look gorgeous as usual <3

    • poonamAugust 30, 2013 at 11:32 AM - Reply

      Thanks a lott Rajshree.,.. 😀 😀

  16. SwatiAugust 29, 2013 at 11:10 PM - Reply

    Great review! and lovely FOTDs! I love Lakme CC cream too 🙂 It is pretty good

    • poonamAugust 30, 2013 at 11:52 AM - Reply

      Thanks Swati.. ot is so good na.. i like than the rest of BB creams.. 😀 😀

  17. Natasha (Nats)August 29, 2013 at 11:12 PM - Reply

    great review.. looking very pretty 🙂

    • poonamAugust 30, 2013 at 11:53 AM - Reply

      Thank u so much Nts.. 😀 😀

  18. garimaAugust 30, 2013 at 1:01 AM - Reply

    quite an explanatory review and amazing pictures….i m grabbing this product asap

    • poonamAugust 30, 2013 at 11:56 AM - Reply

      Thanks a lott dearr.. 😀 😀 .. ye ahthis one deserves a shot.. hop u like it!! 🙂

  19. AtreyeeAugust 30, 2013 at 9:58 AM - Reply

    Woww wow wow.. you look gorgeous… you did explain the cream and the effects of this cream better than all those modals (ouch.. we call them models) did. 🙂

    • poonamAugust 30, 2013 at 11:54 AM - Reply

      Thanks a tonn Sweetiee.. 😀 :D.. thast so sweet of u dear… <3 <3 <3
      I am so happy u liked the postt.. feeling elatedd.!!! 🙂

  20. ShiviAugust 30, 2013 at 1:25 PM - Reply

    well written and detailed post Poonam! I want it too!
    pics are awesome:)

    • poonamAugust 30, 2013 at 1:58 PM - Reply

      Thanks Shivi.. try it once..u will like it!! 🙂

  21. kiransinghAugust 30, 2013 at 3:12 PM - Reply

    nice post 🙂 love it your final look 🙂

    • poonamAugust 31, 2013 at 9:26 AM - Reply

      Thanks Kiran.. 😀 😀

  22. HeenaAugust 30, 2013 at 6:27 PM - Reply

    FOTD Pics- Lovely Comparison You Showed!

    If This Oxidizes on Your Dry Skin, I’m Afraid How It Would Work on My Super Oily Skin! :-/

    Anyhoo,Loved The Review! Cleared Many of My Doubts!

    • poonamAugust 31, 2013 at 9:29 AM - Reply

      Thanks a tonn Heena dear .. 😀
      Yeah it was slight disppointing .. and the shade was already a touch darker and By EOD it gave me a tanned lookk .. 😐

      Glad it helped .. 🙂

  23. anishaSeptember 2, 2013 at 3:13 PM - Reply

    Great Post 🙂

    • poonamSeptember 2, 2013 at 3:34 PM - Reply

      Thanks Anisha.. 🙂

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