Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Color – Blush Work Review

by Anushree Kothari on September 24, 2013 · 21 comments

Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Color – Blush Work Review

Hey Everyone,

Today, I am really excited to share with you my current favorite lip color from Lakme. It is the Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Color in the shade “Blush Work.” I wanted to pick a few shades from the 9 to 5 range based on the recommendations here, but they were out of stock. The SA at Lakme then insisted on trying some other shades and as she swatched a few shades, two particular shades caught my attention. One of them was Blush Work and I just had to buy this pretty coral color.

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Price:

INR 400 for 3.6 ml.

Shelf Life:

24 months.

My Experience with Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Color – Blush Work:

I just love the color of this lipstick; it is a beautiful coral color with gold shimmer. It is more of a peachy coral and not pink. Initially, I was a little hesitant in picking this shade because it contains shimmer, but then when I tried it on my lips, I could not miss picking it up.

Lakme Blush Work Lipstick 2

The finish is matte but not the kind which will dry out your lips. It is more of the moisture matte type.  The pigmentation is good and you can build up the color, but then, the application will be patchy and your lips will look cakey.

Lakme Blush Work Lipstick 3

The staying power of this lip color is pretty good. It won’t survive from 9 to 5, but will last for 5 hours with light snacks and drinks. It doesn’t survive full meals though. You will have to remove it and re-apply to avoid uneven application. The lipstick settles in fine lines and looks very matte, but I can ignore all of it just for the pretty color.

Lakme Blush Work Lipstick 4

Pros of Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Color – Blush Work:

  • Beautiful coral color.
  • Matte finish.
  • Decent staying power.
  • Attractive packaging.
  • Inexpensive.

Cons of Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Color – Blush Work:

  • The shimmer!
  • Settles in fine lines of the lips.
  • Gets patchy when layered.
  • Dry lips may not find this appealing.

Do I Recommend Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Color – Blush Work?

Yes, of course! I am in love with the color and if you are too, then do pick this up. I can actually ignore all the cons just because of this pretty color.

IMBB Rating:

4.2/5

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

KK September 24, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Nice Review Anushree!! *clap* *clap* It is indeed a very pretty colour – very wearable. And your lip swatches are gorgeous Gurrl!

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Anushree September 24, 2013 at 6:55 pm

*thankyou* so much KK.. *happy dance* *happy dance*

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neha September 24, 2013 at 12:10 pm

wowowowow
but why have they put shimmer in this range *headbang*

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Anushree September 24, 2013 at 6:57 pm

*thankyou* Neha *happy dance*
I know….the shimmer is such a put off. I wish Lakme comes up with these shades without the shimmer. *announce*

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jomol September 24, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Nice and bright, its lovely Anushree *haan ji*

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Anushree September 24, 2013 at 6:58 pm

*thankyou* Jomol *happy dance* *happy dance*

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saloni..!! September 24, 2013 at 12:12 pm

That is a beautiful shade *drool* but shimmers and dry lips and settles in fine lines *headbang* *headbang* great swatches *happydance*

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Anushree September 24, 2013 at 7:01 pm

*thankyou* Saloni… *happy dance*
I know it has its fare share of cons and I wish Lakme is reading all this. *specs*

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apeksha September 24, 2013 at 12:18 pm

looks great on you :) …but shimmer *headbang*

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Anushree September 24, 2013 at 7:03 pm

*thankyou* Apeksha… yeah shimmer is a turn off. *nonono*

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Gowthami September 24, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Damn pretty shade!!

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Anushree September 24, 2013 at 7:04 pm

*thankyou* Gowthami *happy dance*

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Esha September 24, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Anushree..what a lovely pick.. *clap* *clap* your swatches are amazing.. *puchhi* *puchhi*

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Esha September 24, 2013 at 2:07 pm

I have dry lips.. *waaa* *waaa*

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Anushree September 24, 2013 at 7:07 pm

*thankyou* Esha *puchhi* *happy dance*
Try this at the counter once and see if you are comfortable with it. *haan ji* :)

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Melissa... September 24, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Ohh this luks so pretty on ur lips…

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Anushree September 24, 2013 at 7:08 pm

*thankyou* Melissa *happy dance* :)

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Aditi September 24, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Lovely shade, great for office wear! Anushree, great review! *clap* *clap*

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Anushree September 24, 2013 at 7:11 pm

*thankyou* so much Aditi. *happy dance*
I doubt about it being office wear as it has gold shimmer. *nababana*

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sowmya September 24, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Isnt 9-5 is their office range??? But shimmers to office ? *scared* *scared*
But such a pretty shade!!!

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Anushree September 24, 2013 at 7:13 pm

I know Sowmya…they should come up with these shades without the shimmer. *haan ji* *announce*

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