ABOUT: Say no to Touch Ups! Lakmé 9 to 5 range consists of a wide collection for daily office wear with subtle shades that require no touch-ups through the day, providing an impeccably styled look and allowing a hassle-free transition from the desk to the office party. This range aims at the “no touch ups” theme.
PRICE: Rs. 400 for 3.6 ml
PACKAGING: The packaging is classy and very appealing. It is very decent with a champagne pink metallic bullet having the shade name at the bottom. The packaging is sturdy.
SHADE: Pink Colar is a mauve based pink. It is rather more mauve than pink. The lip color is sans any shimmer or sheen.
TEXTURE, FINISH & STAYING POWER: The lipstick is creamy. It is very buttery and slippery on application that soon settles to a matte finish. It feels light weight and non-sticky. I simple adore the way it glides like a dream on lips. This range is definitely a big improvement over the earlier 9 to 5 range.
The finish is matte and can be a bit drying got very dry lips so I suggest a lip balm underneath. It does accentuate dry flaky lips so proper exfoliation is very necessary. The shade is great for office wear and is such that will suit all skin tones. There is no shimmer or frost sheen which makes it perfect.
The lipstick itself is very pigmented and one swipe will cover the lips properly. Also, although it gets matte but it doesn’t get over drying which is a major advantage as it prolongs the wear of the lipstick without being drying. Staying power is not fully 9 to 5 but it stays comfortable for 5-6 hours.
- Sturdy packaging.
- The texture is creamy.
- It glides on easily and has a buttery feel.
- Comfortable on lips and non-sticky formula.
- Not overly drying.
- The shade will suit all sin tones.
- It is highly pigmented.
- Decent staying power.
- Affordable pricing.
- Easily available.
- Can be bit drying for very dry lips.
- Settles into lip lines.
- Can accentuate dry flaky skin.
RECOMMENDATION: I am so in love with this range. I didn’t buy any lipstick from the earlier range as the shades and texture weren’t good but this is a total makeover. Highly recommended!!
Guest Post By Ritika