Product Type – Lipstick
Price : INR 480
Net Weight – 3.6g
Packaging – Rose Gold colored opaque metal body with twist up mechanism
Brand Speak –
“Lakmé presents the new Lakmé 9to5 Primer+ matte lipsticks, the ultimate 1 step solution for primed, smooth, and vibrant lips.Living up to its name, the new Lakmé 9to5 Primer+ Matte lipsticks have an inbuilt primer that form the perfect base to get even strokes of colour. An absolute must for every working woman who wants to look confident, poised and gorgeous without having to touch up multiple times a day! With working hours getting longer, these lipsticks are the perfect solution. The In built primer allows the lipsticks to look flawless and matte for 12 HOURS NON-STOP.”
I had a very mixed experience with The New Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lipsticks, The lipsticks glide onto the lips very smoothly and I guess that is due to the primer that is present in them. They have a very creamy matte finish and dont look dry matte. The pigmentation is good in most of the colors but I had an issue with the Orange color called Saffron Gossip. It is a bright orange shade and looks great in the bullet but is very patchy on the lips inspite of multiple coats. I had to work really hard to get an opaque and even finish when I wore it recently for an event. The color pays off very well in the darker shades like the Cabernet category which is a dark chocolate brown with red undertones and the cherry Chic, a light brown with orange undertones. My favourite however is the shade Rosy Sunday, which is a beautiful pinkish-nude taupe shade and I have been wearing it ever since I received these lipsticks from the brand.
The major setback of these lipsticks is the staying capacity, although I am one of those people who just cannot make lip color stay on the lips unless its a long stay liquid lipstick.
These do transfer a lot and you will have to re-apply every 4-5 hours and at least on me these did not last 12 hours non stop as claimed by the brand. They also tend to bleed a little so applying a lip liner before the lipsticks is better.
To be fair, while I am disappointed with the staying capacity of the lipsticks, the opacity, color pay off and smoothness of most of the colors has impressed me. The price seems justified to me, but i just wish they would last a little longer on the lips in my case.
There are 30 shades in this range in the pink – orange- brown color spectrum.
My Lips have a blue undertone. All swatches on the Lips have been done without applying any primer or base. Color pay off may vary depending upon lip undertone and base applied.