Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale CC Cream Review – All shades

What the brand says: Now reveal your bright look with the New Naturale CC Cream, an aloe-infused nourishing cream with a hint of make-up. Naturale CC with SPF 30 PA++ helps protect skin from dullness, pollution and sun damage. It perfects your look so you stay city bright every day. 

Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale CC Cream Review - All shades

MY TAKE ON LAKME 9 TO 5 NATURALE CC CREAM:

Packaging: The cc cream comes in a usual tube quite similar to other cc creams of lakme. The tube is green in color and is travel friendly.

Texture: The cream is neither too runny nor thick. It blends after massaging for a few minutes and settles to a dewy finish.

Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale CC Cream Review - All shades
Descending order- Honey, Bronze

Shades: The range comes in 2 shades, below is a summary on each-

Honey- The lightest shade in range. Has pink undertones.

Bronze- The darkest shade in range (yet looks very light!). Has slight yellow undertones.

Fragrance: The cream has a typical ‘lakme-sweet-fragrance’ which I am not quite fond of.

How I use and after-effects: To use, dot over your face and blend it using finger tips. Use a setting powder on top if required.

Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale CC Cream Review - All shades

Before we get into the details of review, I would like to clarify that I have combination and acne-prone skin which is slightly more towards oily during hot and humid weathers. Medium to full coverage matte foundations is what I like to use for a flawless and shine-free finish, this CC cream is the total opposite of what I normally use. CC creams are ideally supposed to ‘Color Correct’ your skin and address issues like redness or sallowness, this cream does not live up to the ideal definition of a ‘CC cream’! Firstly, the product takes a while to fully blend and settle, secondly it leaves behind a white cast which can make you look weird in photos. Also, the cream actually makes my skin look greasy and does not lighten or blur any dark spots or imperfections on the face. It feels better after using a setting powder but again gets shiny on the t-ozone after about 30 minutes.

Now coming to the shade range, this cream is only made for fair skinned people! I am NC-42 in Mac (And I am sure a majority of Indian medium skin tones match NC-40 and NC-42) and even the darkest shade in the range (there are only 2 shades!) is very light for me and gives a prominent white cast. It is surprising for an Indian brand like Lakme to not include shades for medium Indian skin tones.  The cream does not have any coverage because it is a CC cream but it does not even color correct and only gives a white cast with uncomfortable-shiny finish; my bare skin looks better than how it looks after using this product. The good thing about this CC cream is that it contains SPF 30 PA ++ which is quite good. I have used other CC creams from lakme and they work far better than this one.

Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale CC Cream Review - All shades

I have used this product enough and tried it using in different ways like with a primer, with a setting powder, with a setting spray etc. to make it work, but it failed every time and my skin hates it! The product also clogged my pores and I had to ultimately stop using it. I would like to give this product a big thumbs down!

PROS:

  • Travel friendly
  • Easily available
  • Contains SPF 30
  • Inexpensive

 

 

CONS:

  • Only 2 shades
  • No shade for medium to dark skin tones
  • Feels tacky and oily on combination-oily skin
  • Does not color-correct
  • Clogged my pores
  • Has a prominent white cast
  • Makes my skin look dull

PRICE: INR 350/- for 30 grams

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