25 Jul 2014

Lakme Nine to five Matte Lip color in Scarlet Drill - Review

Lakme Nine to five Matte Lip color in Scarlet Drill - Review

I am fond of neutral and subtle lip colors. When Lakme launched this new range of lip colors suited especially for office going ladies, I had to check them. I went to buy a red lipstick and this is my first purchase from Lakme nine to five office stylist range.


Lakme Nine to five Matte Lip color in Scarlet Drill

Lakme Claims:

Lakmé Nine to Five brings you a range of 15 shades that sit on your lips all day long. Enriched with Vitamin E; it conditions your lips & softens them with wheat germ oil. So, perk those soft, smooth lips with a touch of matte..

The packing:

It comes in a rose gold packaging which is very fragile. Before using it even once, I dropped this lipstick accidentally and the holder got a dent on it. So you need to be really careful while handling them. It has a glossy body with white letters printed on the holder. The shade name is printed on the bottom of the holder. Many times I faced trouble that this holder doesn't close properly and I have to go on searching for the cap to put it back in place. Except that it looks attractive.


Lakme Nine to five Matte Lip color in Scarlet Drill

Lakme Nine to five Matte Lip color in Scarlet Drill

Price: Rs. 400 for 3.6 gm.

My take on the product:

According to me, Scarlet Drill is a shade among this range which has not got the love it deserves. This is brownish red color that will suit all Indian skin tones nicely. It is a work appropriate shade and looks good with almost all shades of outfits. You can wear it with both neutral and heavy eye makeup looks. It is a wonderful every day color which I am in love with.

Lakme Nine to five Matte Lip color in Scarlet Drill

It is highly pigmented and is matte in finish. It covers the pigmentation on the lips in a single swipe. I don’t like the weird smell it has though it goes away within a few minutes of application. It is really creamy and applies evenly. However, it is a bit drying once it sets. So it is not advisable to use it directly on dry chapped lips without moisturizing it first.


It transfers and wears off after a full meal. The average staying power is 4 hours without any full meals in between. So you need to reapply it once you have meals. It can withstand light snacks and a couple of drinks. I think this is really a wonderful shade and it suits me perfectly. It doesn't settle into fine lines but if your lips are really dry it may accentuate the fine lines. If I pick up top 5 lipsticks in my collection, I am sure to include this one for its shade in the list.

The good:

  1. Beautiful color, especially for office wear
  2. Creamy and applies without much effort
  3. Very pigmented
  4. Opaque in one swipe
  5. Decent wear time
  6. Doesn't settle into fine lines
  7. Easily available
  8. Very much affordable
  9. Doesn't bleed or melt
The bad:

  1. Has a weird smell though it doesn't stay for long time
  2. May dry out the lips
On my lips:


Lakme Nine to five Matte Lip color in Scarlet Drill

Lakme Nine to five Matte Lip color in Scarlet Drill

Indian Beauty Maniac's Rating
4.5/5

So how did you like my review of the Lakme Nine to five lip color Scarlet Drill? Don’t you think this product deserves a little bit more of love than what it has got? I hope you enjoyed this post. Please let me know your thoughts through your comments.

Thanks,
Nisha V

You can buy the Lakme 9 to 5 lipsticks from flipkart here 


About Nisha: Nisha is a software professional who loves makeup. She is a lipstick hoarder and occasionally blogs here at Beautifying you

My comments: This is totally my kind of shade. I wonder why i haven't bought it yet. Loved your LOTD too. 

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