Lipsticks and Lakme, the two words come handcuffed, every time we think of buying a lipstick. Lakme is an Indian brand, which started way back in 1952 by J.R.D. Tata and Simone Tata. Since then, it has never disappointed us. I always like to keep my lips pigmented; healthy and hydrated which is why I don’t go for lip colors that are too dark for me. I always wanted a lipstick which is suitable for both formal and informal occasions and at the same doesn’t burn a hole in my pocket. The lipstick that I am reviewing today is called Lakme 9 to 5 lipsticks in the shade Scarlet drill. I bought it from a drugstore. I have been using this lipstick for almost 2 years now. This is the second time I have purchased the same lipstick because I can’t get over it.
What is it and who is it for?
It’s a slight creamy matte lipstick which gives a very decent and subtle look to the face. Most people have a misconception that matte lipsticks tend to dry the lips, so they end up not buying them. But, this lipstick clears all the misconceptions and myths about matte lipsticks. This formula is suitable for all Indian skin tones.
Rs. 450 for 3.6g
Sensitive Skin Alert?
What does the Brand Claim about Lakme 9 To 5 Lipstick Scarlet Drill?
The Lakme 9 to 5 in the shade scarlet drill is a creamy matte lipstick enriched with Vitamin E and wheat germ oil. It is so smooth that it glides on in just one swipe giving a neat look. It is infused with high-performance color fix formula and SPF 15. Its slight creamy texture hydrates and moisturizes the lips. At the same time, it doesn’t leave a thick layer of sticky cream towards the edges of the lips. Its smooth texture makes its application very easy. It lasts up to 8 hours.
How to use:
Start applying from the center of your upper lip and take them to the contours of the mouth in one swipe. Repeat the same for the lower lip.
My experience with Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Scarlet Drill
The Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick comes in a sturdy rosy-gold packaging. It is very sober to look at. The shade Scarlet Drill is a peachy-brown shade which is very unusual. It is wearable on an everyday basis, both formal and informal. Scarlet Drill has a beautiful fragrance. The lipstick is creamy matte because of the presence of Jojoba oil in it and never fails to hydrate my lips for a long time. It has the goodness of Vitamin E and has a high-performance color fix formula that lets it stay for 8 hours without touch ups. The formula comes with SPF 15 and can be applied very easily. The best part about this lipstick is that doesn’t settle into fine lines, but starts to fade after 8 hours and regular snacking. It has the least transferability, which makes it one of my favorite picks for all seasons. This lipstick can make anyone look decent, gorgeous and stunning. It makes my thin lips look radiant and fuller. It is very affordable so I don’t mind wearing it every day. I love this lipstick so much that I have purchased the same for the second time. This shade is absolutely flawless and should be picked up by everyone for at least once. The only thing I didn’t like about this lipstick is that its tip isn’t like a bullet so women with thick lips might have a problem in applying it in one swipe.
Positives of Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Scarlet Drill
- Super affordable
- Wearable on everyday basis
- Creamy matte
- Hydrating and radiant
- Attractive packaging
- Doesn’t settle into fine lines
Negatives of Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Scarlet Drill
- Lacks a bullet-like structure on its tip
Overall Would I repurchase and recommend?
Yes, I would definitely recommend this shade to all the women. However, I will not repurchase it, because it was my second purchase.