Lakme Nine to Five Day Perfect Lip Color Almond Ice

by neha on January 6, 2012 · 55 comments

Lakme Nine to Five Day Perfect Lip Color Almond Ice

Lakme Nine to Five Day Perfect Lip Color Almond Ice

It has been ages since I wanted to lay my hands on these and then I heard that these are too dry.  To top it all, my Absolute Range Matte Lip Color in Classic Rose was way too drying for me, which really made me rethink on getting these lipsticks, but remember, my absolute one said matte, and these Nine to Five regular ones do not say matte and hence there can be some benefit of doubt and I was right!

Lakme Nine to Five Day Perfect Lip Color Almond Ice

Lakme Nine to Five range was released long back and this new version in day wear was a new collection which I had not tried yet. Now, the Absolute Range has come up with matte and other range with a similar grey packaging keeping in line with the Lakme Long Stay lipstick trend of long, slim, and sexy packaging.

This Day Perfect Lip Color has many colors to drool over with shimmers, matte, sheer, and crème finishes. I believe the one I got is in crème finish and almost matte finish, but it has almost invisible silver specks of sparkle, which really do not bother me at all considering I am a matte and cream lover. The lipstick texture is incredibly smooth and pigmented and glides on very softly.  The color payoff is good and I really like these kind of brick-based browns. The color is more like my other Nine to Five that I had reviewed shades like Mocha, Earth, etc., are on similar lines, but this one is softer and with little specks of shimmer.

Lakme Nine to Five Day Perfect Lip Color Almond Ice

Now, regarding the staying power, which is the punchline of the lipstick Nine to Five, I would say I am not disappointed with the staying power.  I wore it at around 12 noon and then ate, went out, took a shower with the lipstick on :stars: and the lipstick had started fading from the centre of my lips around 4 or 5 in the evening I believe. When it fades, it leaves silver spakles and I don’t know what to say about that.  So, a good five to six hours or faint color is fine. Obviously, it does not live up to the Nine to Five claims in one single swipe.

Lakme Nine to Five Day Perfect Lip Color Almond Ice

To top it all, it is NOT at all drying on me. I was so surprised as I find the previous Nine to Five a little stiff and the new Absolute Matte a drying disaster, but this one was not as drying, but I must say that it settles in lines and makes lips appear dry, but I did not find it uncomfortable. The look of the faded lipstick appears dry.

Lakme Nine to Five Day Perfect Lip Color Almond Ice

The packaging is a shiny, gorgeous silver purple and I quite like it.  The flat top of the lipstick is again my favourite and the smooth application is really to my liking, you can go with one swipe if you don’t want it too brown.  It would look like an orange-based brown in one swipe, but more than that, I can look like a soft brown.

Lakme Nine to Five Day Perfect Lip Color Almond Ice

The only problem with this one is that I find it sticky even after a few hours of application. Ideally, it should dry set, but this one feels sticky.  It does not set and fade into silver sparkles.  Also, it appears dry as in your lips would appear dry and matte, but the lipstick is not uncomfortable at all!

Lakme Nine to Five Day Perfect Lip Color Almond Ice

Last Word on Lakme Nine to Five Day Perfect Lip Color:  Almond Ice:

Lakme Nine to Five Day Perfect Lip Color Almond Ice

It’s a long-staying, non-drying, soft, creamy and pigmented lipstick. One can barely see the faint shimmer in it. For the price of 550 rupees, I do not recommend this particular shade. The choice is also very limited I think and mostly matte finish may be with some mild shimmer (can’t call it a shimmer lipstick though).  Please see L’oreal Color Riche Creme Lipsticks  and others before spending 550 rupees on these sticky, matte-looking common shades.  Its not a bad lipstick, but nothing unique either.

Rating:

3 on 5.

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{ 52 comments… read them below or add one }

Nupur January 6, 2012 at 11:27 am

i love the shade neha :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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neha January 6, 2012 at 4:23 pm

oh hihih i thought later its such a common color
may be coz i keep buying the same shades over n over :stars:

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VibrantHues January 6, 2012 at 11:36 am

It’s looking v goood on your lips :)

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neha January 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm

thnks a lot :)

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Kimi January 6, 2012 at 11:37 am

This shade is soo gorgeous..and the case too…Loved it on your lips Neha!! :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji:

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neha January 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm

:happydance: ye

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Gurpreet January 6, 2012 at 11:41 am

Good one Neha :yes:

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neha January 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm

thnks :))

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Parita January 6, 2012 at 11:42 am

i truly loved the shade but yeah instead of spending 550 bucks on these I would probably check out Revlon/L’oreal ones :methinks:

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neha January 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm

:D yes

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hana January 6, 2012 at 11:42 am

hey neha gr8 color looks good on ur lips :waytogo: :waytogo:

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neha January 6, 2012 at 4:25 pm

:woot: thnks hana

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Shivani January 6, 2012 at 11:47 am

i liked the shade neha but me wont spend this much on lakme…. :nonono: :nonono: :nonono: :nonono: :nonono:

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neha January 6, 2012 at 4:25 pm
Shivani January 6, 2012 at 4:52 pm

500 aur daal ke MAC le aaungi neha :))

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Surabhi January 6, 2012 at 11:53 am

I loved the shade Neha.. and you wrote a very detailed review.. :) :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

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neha January 6, 2012 at 4:25 pm

:thanks: surabhi :))

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shilpic January 6, 2012 at 12:02 pm

beautiful shade Neha..putting on my list right away.. :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

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neha January 6, 2012 at 4:26 pm

lol yeah they hv some others too :lol:

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Preiti January 6, 2012 at 12:07 pm

The shade is beautiful!! :)

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neha January 6, 2012 at 4:26 pm

thnks :)

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kumkum jain January 6, 2012 at 12:08 pm

lovely shade neha, your LOTD luks awesome, will try one of these for sure

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neha January 6, 2012 at 4:27 pm

:yahoo: thkns kumkum

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jomol January 6, 2012 at 12:09 pm

the pics look so good Neha…and so does your lip swatch :P :P :P

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neha January 6, 2012 at 4:27 pm

:yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :woot: :woot: :woot: dan q

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Rati January 6, 2012 at 12:16 pm

neha the color is gorgeous :waytogo: :waytogo:

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neha January 6, 2012 at 4:28 pm

:yahoo: :happydance:

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shefali January 6, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Neha, I loved the color an the review is nice.. :thumbsup:

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neha January 6, 2012 at 4:28 pm

:jiggy1: thnks shefali

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Aaliya January 6, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Hello
everyone. Wow beautiful shade n looking v good on ur lips.

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Shivani January 6, 2012 at 12:50 pm

hello aaliya…. :high5: :high5:

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Aaliya January 6, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Hi shivani. How r u??

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Shivani January 6, 2012 at 1:04 pm

am gud….how r u? :)) its damn cold here at my plc…. :tremble: :tremble: :tremble:

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Aaliya January 6, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Here tooo shivani. i’m not good :worship: :worship: :worship:

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Shivani January 6, 2012 at 1:13 pm

awww….wat happened to u? ?:) ?:)

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Aaliya January 6, 2012 at 1:25 pm

don’t ask yaar. i can’t tell u anymore coz sometime Sanjeev Ji visit here. Try 2 understand.

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Shivani January 6, 2012 at 4:51 pm

aaaiiinnn….aisa kya hogaya aaliya…anywaz we all talk about women’s issues n health also here….it is our blog…..sanjeev ji kuch nahi kahenge :nono: :nono: :nono: but i guess i understood….take care honey :doctor: :doctor:

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neha January 6, 2012 at 4:28 pm

hi aaliya thnks a ton:))

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Richa January 6, 2012 at 12:56 pm

wow the shade looks really great…and nicereview Neha :)

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neha January 6, 2012 at 4:29 pm

thnks richa :))

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Ritika January 6, 2012 at 1:02 pm

The colour is soo pretty..and totally your kinda shade . I am going to hunt this one down :D :D :D

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neha January 6, 2012 at 4:29 pm

:yahoo: thnks yeah me buy same same same :lol:

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sim January 6, 2012 at 1:27 pm

lovely shade…….me noted :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:

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neha January 6, 2012 at 4:29 pm

hihihahahha thnks sim for liking

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nids January 6, 2012 at 6:05 pm

gr8 revu neha.. i just had 1 lippi frm this range which I gifted to my maid this new yr.. it was very lil left :secret2: … I like this range n the new packaging n ur revu has revived my luv for this 1 :yahoo: :yahoo: .. although I just sweared on not buying any more lippies till another 6 mnths… :stars:
I too got a lip love lippi frm lakme just coz wanted to try tht range.. next lippi wud b frm this range now… :wink: :victory2:

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neha January 6, 2012 at 6:08 pm

hainnnnnnn
u finishes a lippy? :worship: :worship: :worship:
kaunsi thi and kaunsi li?
arey niddu im mostly invisible on gtalk
mai yahi hu :D

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nids January 6, 2012 at 6:10 pm

it was bitter chocolate.. officially my first lippi tht I luved to bits frm lakme :pompom: :pompom: :love: … after tht I didnt buy frm tht range.. y .. dont knw :idk: :idk:
now I took a wine shade in lip love.. coz gifted mom my Avon wine one… :wink: :wink:

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Sukanya January 6, 2012 at 7:48 pm

the shade looks really nice n even better on your lips :love: :love: i hv hv to add it on my list ;-)

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Sukanya January 6, 2012 at 7:51 pm

btw..any dupes frm colrbar/maybln/..l’oreal Neha? ?:)

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neha January 6, 2012 at 11:11 pm

hi su
mmm lakme itslf has similar in 9 to 5 375 rupees range
i hv revud 5 here …try searching
very similar mocha, earth :))

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Noorie January 7, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Nice review, Neha! :)
The color looks nice on u! :yes:
I liked da new packaging as well as the shade. :thumbsup:

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Babi February 17, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Neha u r simply lukin Gorgeous …. :yes:
I’m gonna buy this one :waaa:

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