Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color in Maroon Mix Review & Swatch-
What Lakme Says:
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.
Price: 480/- INR for 3.6 gm
My take on the Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color in Maroon Mix-
Today I am reviewing one of the latest launches by Lakme that has released a new line of lipsticks called the 9 to 5 Primer + matte lipcolor. The brand has enhanced their 9 to 5 range and launched 30 new colors that are named as 9 to 5 Primer+matte lipstick. The brand claims to have added a built-in primer for a long lasting and smooth finish.
I am already a fan of the previous 9 to 5 lipstick range and have tried few shades previously so picking and trying one from the new line was but obvious.
Shade: ‘Maroon Mix’ is a deep pink red lip color. Don’t go by the name maroon (like me and without checking for online swatches) as the shade is not a true maroon/deep red color. This is more of a lighter shade of red and has clear pink undertones. The shade is a pink red if you ask me. The color is pretty and is flattering for all skin tones. It is not too bright and more of a wearable deep red.
I picked this color as I am a maroon lip lover :P. MAC Diva is the best maroons I have ever come across and so I thought maybe this can be a budget dupe of that shade but I was clearly wrong.
Packaging: The lipstick comes housed in the usual metallic rose gold sturdy case and the bullet inside shows no signs of melting even in this hot weather. Similar kinds of packs may result in confusion as there is no color indication on the pack. The packaging is pretty and travel friendly.
Texture: The lipstick has a very smooth texture that applies evenly. It is matte but slightly a creamy matte that makes application smooth and easy. The round bullet shape makes it a bit of a task to apply the color along the lip edges so one has to be a little particular there. Pigmentation is medium to buildable and 2-3 coats leaves a full color lay off. The feel of the lipcolor is ultra-light and 2-3 coats even keep the lips feeling comfortable. There is no bleeding or feathering of the lip color here. The color settles to a completely matte finish yet it does transfer on to cups and glasses on contact.
Longevity: The lipcolor stay put for 4-5 hours easily with the same intensity. You don’t need a reapplication in this time and it survives light meals too. But the color does not survive full meals and fades away considerably so keep it handy for a touch-up after your lunch/dinner 🙂
Pros of the Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color in Maroon Mix:
- Pretty pink-deep red shade.
- Matte but a creamy matte
- Feels very comfortable on the lips.
- Good pigmentation
- Doesn’t bleed or feather
- Decently priced
- Good staying power
- Non drying
- Easy to apply
- Travel friendly packaging
Cons of the Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color in Maroon Mix:
- Doesn’t survive a full meal
- I am not a fan of round lipstick bullet shapes.
- I would have liked it more if staying power and pigmentation was a bit more.
Swatch of the Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color in Maroon Mix-
My Rating: 4/5 !
Do I recommend the Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color in Maroon Mix?
I would definitely recommend Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color in Maroon Mix to all those who want to try an array of pretty shades at an affordable rate. The creamy matte and comfortable texture may be loved by almost all who tries them. I can repurchase it any time if I come across a unique color in this range.
Review by- Nids