Lakme 9 to 5 CC Colour Transform Cream

With what seems like every light base lover in the world declaring their unwavering HG status stamped adoration for Lakme’s CC Complexion Care Cream, the launch of their accompanying CC Colour Transform Cream wasn’t going to be hush hush. It snuck onto counters a month or so ago and surprise surprise a package arrived at my doorstep. But does it live up to its much celebrated Complexion Care sibling…

Well, I’m a bit on the fence with this one. It’s billed as a dark circle zapper, illuminator and SPF in one – a treatment with a kick of coverage if you will. And I guess it performs as expected; it deposits an uber light veil of bag correcting tint, is brightening and the sun protection credentials appeal. It’s the epitome of no makeup makeup and works nicely when layered up with the Weightless Mousse Foundation – heads up, I quite like to apply it before. But in terms of skincare benefits I’m not entirely convinced and my main peeve – the shade range. Two. Two? I got sent both; Beige can come off a little light and Kardashian-like on me, and Bronze was a pinch dark – I’m an inbetweener for this range.

No makeup makeup wearers stock up, but those preferring a tad more coverage go hard with the Colorbar Full Cover Makeup Stick (my ultimate fave) or go home.

*PR Sample