Review & Swatches Of Lakme 9 To 5 Primer + Matte Lipstick in Fuchsia File, Scarlet Surge, Ruby Rush, Red Letter & Blush Book
Excited? Me too because this new range, Lakme 9 To 5 Primer + Matte Lipstick is the hottest talk of the town. Lakme re-invented Lakme 9 To 5 Lipsticks in Lakme 9 To 5 Primer + Matte Lipstick. Lakme has already done so in the past too, like Lakme 9 To 5 Quartet. That’s why you will notice the shade names are similar to the old range. So you can buy your favorite shade from the range but with a better formula, a formula that lasts upto 12 hours.
Lakme 9 To 5 Primer + Matte Lipstick
Lakme re-invents it’s 9 To 5 Lip Color giving it a long lasting formula infused with primer which preps lips for a smooth application and long lasting color. The Primer + Matte formula ensures flawless finish, intense color pay off, matte finish & 12 hour long stay.
Rs. 480 for 3.6gm. Buy here.
Lakme has not changed the packaging of Lakme 9 To 5 Lip Color range. The new range too comes in the same rose-gold packaging. The packaging is quite shiny & classy. The shade name is provided at the bottom of every lip color. The lipstick bullet has Lakme 9 to 5 logo printed over it. Some of the bullets are easy to twist up while some takes bit of pressure to pop out of the shell.
Shade – Red Letter MR9
A warm toned beautiful & bright red shade from the range. It won’t disappoint any skin tone. Any skin complexion can carry it well, because of it’s warm undertones.
Shade – Blush Book MR 19
It is baby pink shade. It is an everyday shade for college/office/casual outings. It has bot of cool undertones, hence one should apply it in moderation. Also it kind of accentuates dry lines if you have them on your lips. It might look patchy if not applied with care.
Shade – Ruby Rush MR 20
I take Ruby shades are generally a mix of red & pink. This shade too is a nice mix of pinkish red. If I wipe of the color off my lips, I will see a pinkish tint behind. Very wearable when you want to flaunt your luscious put on that eventful night.
Shade – Fuchsia File MR 21
A true Fuchsia shade in the range. A bright, bold & loud shade. It can brighten up a dull day in no time. It is a cool toned pink, hence make sure your skin tone agrees with the shade.
Shade – Scarlet Surge MR 22
I have worn many scarlets on my lips. It is also going to be a memorable one. It is another nice red shade just bit deep. Scarlet Surge is just a bit darker than Red Letter giving a mysterious look to my face. It is another versatile shade in the range.
I wish I could grab all of the 30 shades in the range, but then most of them are repetitive. It was really hard to point out a different between Scarlet Surge & red Letter, unless I really took a close look.
I opted only for the bold shades and left out nudes or brown shades, since this year is a celebration of bold shades.
Fragrance & Texture
The lip colors in this range do not contain fragrance neither do they taste weird. This is always a plus point when it comes to lip products, at least for me. Texture of the old Lakme 9 To 5 Lip Color range was wonderful and so is of this re-invented range. It is creamy & moisturizing, giving a smooth finish & intense color.
The range presents highly pigmented lip colors. One swipe gives nice color pay off, while another swipe will seal the intensity in the shade. You can still go on for more swipes but the formula won’t feel weird. The intensity is buildable.
Lakme claims to give 12 hours color to the lips with this re-invented 9 To 5 range. I have worn the bold shades for entire days, but at least 2 touch ups are required in the span of 12 hours. Because I can not stay without meals or caffeine which means, object touching my lips & stealing the moisture along with bit of the color every single time. The color did not wipe off entirely or went patchy, but yes, after 4-5 hours, one touch up is necessary.
It is matte. It is moisturizing but matte. Some of the colors might accentuate bit of fine lines, so make sure to prepare your lips before hand to wear the matte lipsticks.
Summarizing, Lakme 9 To 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color range is a fabulous range from the brand. It is intense in color, offers 30 shades & classy packaging, under 500 bucks & gives very long stay on lips. Worth every penny. ❤❤❤❤❤
Are you too eyeing upon this range? Or already picked your favorite shades? Leave your comments please, I treasure them….