As I've mentioned here, I'm part of Cosmo Beauty Panel, a group of 17 people who'll be reviewing the newest products that hit shelves for Cosmopolitan India. One of my first set of reviews was featured in last month's (October) issue, and it's of India's first CC Cream - Lakmé CC Cream.
About Lakmé CC Cream: A complexion care cream with SPF 20 that protects, moisturizes, brightens, evens tone, conceals & freshens.
Available in 2 shades- Beige & Bronze. I've been using Beige.
I said: "It evened out my skin tone, which has underlying hyperpigmentation (melasma), but wasn't thick enough to conceal spots. While it lasts all day, it requires a bit of powder in top so skin doesn't look oily."
Below are some swatches to complete my review.......
|Lakmé CC Cream Beige Swatch|
|Lakmé CC Cream Beige Swatch ~ Blended|
I like that the cream is thick and not runny. The texture is almost the same as most BB Creams. I find it to be a fantastic undereye brightener too, as it has that peachy-cum-yellow undertone, and I sometimes apply extra just under my eyes and skip concealer.
The only problem I have with Lakmé CC Cream is, it can get patchy when I wear it under some foundations. The same happens when I layer it. So....I'd say don't bother it when it has set on your skin. Other than that, it's a really nice pocket-friendly cream that makes skin look more lively, and it has a distinctive fresh fragrance - somewhat lemongrass-ey, I think, similar to Lakmé Absolute White Intense Skin Cover.
Price ~ Rs.250
Some of my reviews on other products have been featured in this month's issue of Cosmopolitan India, as well. I've received A LOT of products from Cosmo, it's crazy! =D