Lakme 9 to 5 CC Cream Review and Swatches

Hello Everybody!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you all are doing well.

Recently I went on a shopping spree and bought quite a lot of makeup items which reminds me of doing a makeup haul post, but as of now I will be reviewing the Lakme 9 to 5 Complexion Care Cream which is one of the haul items. Originally CC means color correcting but Lakme here changed it to complexion care cream which acts more like a tinted moisturizer. This cream comes with two different shades , one is Beige which will suit fair to medium skin tones and another is Bronze which will suit darker skin tones. So read down below to find whether it was a hit or a miss.

lakme 9 to 5 cc cream

Lakme 9 to 5 Complexion Care Cream in Beige



Description : Lakme Complexion Care Cream instantly protects, moisturizes, brightens , evens skin tone, conceals & freshens. This instant stylist brings together all the goodness of your daily skin cream with just the right touch of make-up to give you skin that looks styled by an expert, everyday.


Price : Rs 275 for 30 gms and Rs 99 for 9 gms

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Packaging of Lakme CC cream with the outer cover

Packaging : The packaging of this CC cream somewhat reminds me of the Bodyshop Instaglow CC Creams except for the nozzle part. It is a super glossy peach hued tube which is very travel friendly. When I first saw this CC cream I went crazy and ordered it instantly  without seeing any reviews  ( by the way which I regret now) only because it looked so darn cute. It is the only CC or BB cream that I own with such classy packaging.

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Swatch of The Lakme CC cream in Beige


How it fared me ? Since I was running low on my tinted moisturizer I thought of getting this CC cream as one of my friend really liked this product and suggested me to try it out.This cream has a SPF 30 PA ++ and has a creamy texture which blends really well into the skin. At first I was so excited about this CC cream  that as soon as it arrived I tried it out instantly. But was really disappointed as it gave me a white cast and did not cover any imperfections or discolorations. The next day I tried it out again with a damp beauty sponge but the result was same. So after a few days I tried it out again and this time I mixed the tiniest amount of this cream with my foundation which seemed to work well but still was looking a bit too pale. So finally I came to the conclusion that this cream is a total waste of money and does not do anything that it claims to. Honestly I had really high hopes for this because people seemed to rave about the Lakme 9 to 5 range, although I hardly have any Lakme products except for a foundation and a compact which I used long time back. Maybe I need to give it a proper go again or I guess me and Lakme, we don’t go very well together. However I used this twice and it stayed on my skin for 5-6 hours which is more than enough for a CC cream to last that long. I wish this cream had a little coverage and did not leave that awful white cast to the skin or else this could have been my go-to CC cream for summers.

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Lakme CC cream blended well.

Do I recommend?  I would definitely say no I don’t recommend this at all. This cream makes my skin look white like I am talking about chalk-white when applied alone. It does not cover up any imperfections and does not live up-to its claims. I still have it in my vanity because it makes my makeup stash look pretty, if that make any sense. Definitely this is going to top my regret buying list of the month without any doubt. If you have a very fair complexion and a flawless skin then maybe this will work and give  your skin a slight bit glow or unless you are planning to do a Halloween makeup, you can purchase this.But sadly this cream did not work for me at all even after I tried it out several times.

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Lakme 9 to 5 complexion care cream all in one instant skin stylist SPF 30 PA++

Thank you for taking the time to read this and let me know if you found this helpful.

What products do you regret buying? As always you are welcome to comment below and tell me what you think.

Have a wonderful day!

Love, Arnakshi!


32 thoughts on “Lakme 9 to 5 CC Cream Review and Swatches

  1. Bushi RB says:

    Thank You so much Arnakashi for these amazing review. I had been looking for a minimal coverage cream and I believe this won’t work too. I am currently using Redist BB Cream but I am running out. Do you have any recommend?


  2. Beauty As I See says:

    i was planning to buy it as i got the 9 to 5 lipstick and i saw this and thought of getting it too but now i think its good that i din’t get it , thanks for the review !!

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  3. Aditi says:

    i used the lakme cc cream for ages, a year or so ago before i switched to bourjois. have they changed the packaging? i used to like the product back then (when i didnt know too much about makeup and i would just slap anything on my face haha!) but i tried it again recently and didnt feel like using it coz it isnt really the right shade for me and can look chalky as you said.. anyway nice review! x

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  4. quirksandskirts says:

    Nice! This cream seems to be very useful. I usually need lotions and creams that have sunscreen in them since I’m quite prone to getting freckles from the sun. Great post and good review 🙂

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