Hope all of you are enjoying this festive season with so many reasons around to celebrate. Today’s review is about a lipstick from the Lakme Nine to Five range in the shade Pink Latte, number 29. This range has been around for a while and having read a few posts by Neha on IMBB about a few of these, it reminded me that I also had a lipstick from this range which is my absolute favorite for weddings and traditional outfits.
Rs. 350 approximately (I don’t exactly remember the price, it has been a while since I got this).
It is a pretty plum maroon matte shade which would suit Indian skin tones very well.
Quite sturdy, the lipstick bullet is also sturdy enough, unlike the wobbly ELF lipstick bullets that I had reviewed earlier.
My Experience with Lakme Nine to Five Lipstick in Pink Latte:
Like I have always mentioned, mine is a medium skin tone and not all lipstick colors can flatter my skin tone, so I always have to be careful while choosing the colors. That being said, maroon is a color that would most of the time look good on any skin tone and for me, this has been the best maroon shade that I ever tried and I love wearing this to any wedding or whenever I decide to go desi with my attire as I know this would never fail me.
The lipstick definitely adds a nice elegance to my face; however, there is one thing I would want to mention. I feel this is a bit grainy when I glide it on to my lips. I don’t know if it is with this range or if it is with this particular lipstick, but I really feel that this lipstick is soft yet more on the drying side. It is not the best moisturizing lipstick I would say, but then being a matte shade, I don’t know how I should be judging it. A top coat of lip gloss solves all those problems. The staying power is pretty good though, stays on my lips for about 3-4 hours easily, saving me the need of re-application. But one thing of concern is that it is poorly pigmented being a dark shade, minimum of 3 glides is a must if you want full color on the lips.
Nevertheless, I just love this lipstick for the shade and for its staying power.
Pros of Lakme Nine to Five Lipstick in Pink Latte:
- Very suitable shade for Indian skin tones.
- Staying power is good.
- Affordable for a good maroon shade.
- Will suit any kind of traditional/desi outfit.
- Sturdy packaging.
Cons of Lakme Nine to Five Lipstick in Pink Latte:
- Feels grainy and not very pigmented.
- Feels very dry without a gloss over it.
Would I Recommend Lakme Nine to Five Lipstick in Pink Latte?
Definitely, its a pretty shade.
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