New Lakme 9to5 Primer + Matte Lipsticks Review, Swatches
Lakme has launched these new Primer + Matte Lipsticks in their 9 to 5 range and I have 5 of them, so here are my thoughts and swatches.
Claims: Lakme 9 to 5 primer matte is the first lip colour with built-in primer for a long lasting, matte finish. The built-in primer makes the colour stay comfortably for 12 long hours. It also has a smooth application ensures an intense colour payoff.
Lakme 9 to 5 primer matte is available in 30 work-ready shades, so you can match your look with perfection. Lakme 9 to 5 primer matte gives a smooth and creamy finish which doesn’t make the lips crease. Moreover, you don’t require touch-ups for not 8 but 12 hours. The key primer ingredient ensures that the lipstick gives a smooth finishes and feels extremely comfortable on your lips.
Pro Tip: For a precision pro-matte finish, line your lips with the Lakme 9 to 5 lip liner and follow it up with Lakme 9 to 5 primer matte lipstick.
12 hours long stay
Comfortable matte finish
In built primer
Smooth and comfortable application
Available in 30 shades
Intense matte finish with vibrant colour payoff
MRP: Rs.480/- for 3.6g (Buy HERE)
- Maple Map
- Caramel Cut
- Coffee Command
- Rosy Mind
- Rosy Sunday
- Cherry Chic
- Cabernet Category
- Brownie Point
- Plum Pick
- Pink Perfect
- Sorbet Tuesday
- Berry Base
- Red Rebel
- Vermillion Fired
- Orange Edge
- Crimson Catch
- Saffron Gossip
- Red Letter
- Red Coat
- Choco Break
- Roseate Motive
- Blush Book
- Espresso Shot
- Fuchsia File
- Pink Post
- Brick Blush
- Scarlet Surge
- Ruby Rush
- Crimson Cue
- Maroon Mix
Phew 😀 That’s a lot of shades, I am really glad Lakme has come up with 30 shades in this range and there is a huge variety in terms of shades and undertones, in nudes, reds, oranges, pinks, berries.
The rose gold outer packaging is same as all 9 to 5 lipsticks, I do like the outer packaging but it is plastic at the end and not very firm from inside, the bullet base is quite loose and flimsy, so you have to be careful.
The formula is matte, but very comfortable matte. They are not as dragging or drying matte as MAC or Ingot Matte formula. They feel very light weight on the lips. Pigmentation is amazing, they give full opaque coverage in 1.5-2 swipes and they glide on like butter.
They claim to have an in built primer and stay put for 12 hours. Well it obviously doesn’t stay for 12 hours, these stay for the normal 4-5 hours on the lips without eating or drinking. With a full meal in between, it will fade and transfer and will need re-application.
These are not transfer proof and do transfer on everything, the only good thing is they do fade evenly and they don’t go away completely from the lips but they do leave some colour/stain behind.
In terms of pigmentation, formula, shade range, pricing, I do love them and recommend them.
The shades I have..
Cherry Chic is a rust red
Rosy Sunday is a pinky brown
Cabernet Category is a medium berry brown
Rosy Mind is a medium rosy pink
Saffron Gossip is a neon orange, this one is very patchy and I didn’t like it at all.
My favourites have to be Rosy Mind and Rosy Sunday, both are beautiful everyday shades. I also wish to try Maple Map and Choco Break, they have a good range of nudes and browns.
Let me know your favourite in the comments below.
Have you tried the new Lakme 9to5 Primer + Matte Lipsticks?