Five Favourite Lakme Nine to Five Lipsticks (Earthy colors for all Indian complexions)

by neha on May 28, 2010 · 45 comments

This time , I am not going to reveal the number of Lakme lipsticks I own or the non colorbar lipsticks that I have, after the scandalous declaration of owning 45 colorbar lippies, which now I myself feel scared to believe. But because I have so many lipsticks, I am able to pick out many as my favourites. I have sent a sneak peak picture to Rati of my hard work while selecting my favorite Lakme lipsticks. Lakme Nine To Five Lipstick And no prizes for guessing the total number of Lakme lipsticks I have. Here I have 5 more favourites, all mattes, long stay earthy light browns for everyday wear. In Housefull the movie, in Deepika Padukone’s make up, I noticed how matte lippies are making a come back with winged eye liner. (in my opinion) I always wear matte or semi matte lipstick with some bit of winged eye liner. I feel this look best suits our Indian features and for people like me who are scared to experiment. So hope you are able to pick out an earthy color for yourself from this review. The lipsticks are not that smooth, it may be due to the long stay formula. They are also very pigmented and you may have to use an oil-based remover for these. But all these colors are marvellous and hence the post. Lakme Nine To Five Lipstick

Lakme Nine To Five Lipstick Lakme Nine To Five Lipstick 1. Most favourite BRICK: this shade is the perfect brick color I have ever found in my life. It’s neither to dark nor too light and pairs perfectly with my True Red lip liner by Colorbar. I don’t have any Lakme lip liners cause I am not sure how they are. This is a great color for evening or night and dries out completely matte after a single glide of color. It has no shimmer or glitter elements. I am not sure about the staying power as I tend to eat up all lipsticks I wear. If corals suit you and you plan to add a bold brick lippie to your collection, you can blindly buy this.

2. MOCHA: this goes on lighter than brick and has very very mild shimmer which you can see from very close only. Its towards the neutral hence niether brown nor brick color, with very mild undertones of pink. It’s an amazing color for office wear. And goes on well with any light brown lip liner.

3. COCOA CRÈME: Although the back of the pack depicts a dark color, this lipstick is even lighter than mocha. It’s very close to mocha and again a matte color for office wear. In case you are looking for an every day color, you can either pick this or mocha.

4. EARTH: This is again a similar color to mocha and cocoa crème. But this color is more towards the pink side with pink under tones instead of brick under tones. I would say it’s the perfect brown shade for Indian skin tones. I personally hate dark browns but all these browns are so beautiful too wear that you can pick any of them and be sure to suit you.

5. MERLOT: This is the only color that is not a brown. It is in fact categorised in reds on the Lakme website, this color is more towards the maroon side with brown undertones and shimmer. This is definitely a party wear and not a day time wear as I don’t find it matte at all. In fact it comes out with a mild shine and is exactly the same as the back of the pack shows. It is not that easy to glide in spite of it not being matte. But this a great color for night and party wear.

With the exchange offer going on with Lakme, this is the right time to buy your favourite lipsticks. Although I had bought these long back without any offer, :( I am still contemplating buying the cappuccino shade.(read Rati’s review on Lakme Nine to Five Lipsticks ) I recommend BRICK and MERLOT if you are on the fairer side, and MOCHA and CAPPUCINO if you have olive undertones, EARTH will suit all complexions without fail. All the swatches will appear same as the colors are really overlapping. But it gives a fair idea about some Lakme lipsticks you may want to try the next time you visit a Lakme counter. Lipstick Collection

  • In the top of the box are my 5 loreal lipsticks
  • One in pink with PLAY BOY symbol is play boy from Australia (very pretty brick)and a silver casing one next to it is COVER GIRL  from oz as well
  • Then on the right of the top shelf are my 3 avon back ups which are sealed
  • Then inside on the right are my lakme normal lipsticks. I can do a review on those too apart from nine to five ones(all are latest shades)
  • Then in the centre are my avon and street wear satin smooth lipsticks
  • Then seven oriflame ones
  • Some old Elle 18 dew lips
  • Some old street wear on the left
  • And two revlon minis

The  make up box is of course colorbar. They give it to me when I purchased for like 2000. Hope its not too controversial. 😉

Which one of these lipsticks  do you like?

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Priyanka May 28, 2010 at 10:37 pm

Just thank your stars that I’m not a lipstick person otherwise i would have eaten your head for the swatches just like I ate your head for showing me your!!!
PLAYBOY one is just so cute…!!!

Wow yaar you are so organized with your makeup.. i just cleaned my stuff like a week ago and i threw away almost evrything i had… i already had gifted alot of stuff to cousins when i got my second surgery done beacuse by then i knew i will have to be in bed for quiet sometime.. now i will be buiding my makeup collection from almost scratch..!!

Can you please show me some nice pinks in your collection.. reading you girls going gaga over lipsticks even i want to buy some now..!!


ki. May 29, 2010 at 9:46 am

Lucky girl… building up from scratch sounds fantastic… kitni saari shopping karne ko milegi :rotfl:

just get well jaldi se :-*
.-= ki.´s last blog ..Oye chashmish! Make up for girls with glasses! =-.


neha May 29, 2010 at 1:17 pm

ha ha
sure and nothing about eating my head or anything…i just thought this is the right place to share my collection….
sure will do something on that pink thing…which brand do you want swatches on?


Priyanka May 29, 2010 at 2:30 pm

No particular brand.. anything and evrything you have will do.. 😉 😉


neha May 29, 2010 at 1:32 pm

hope you get well soon….hope this place also peps you up….


Renuca May 28, 2010 at 10:51 pm

Nehaaa, what do I say gurl, you are the lipstick lady for me now, I really like the brick colour and hopefully Ill find these shades more easily.. the colourbar ones you recommended dont seem to exist in Mumbai :-(( , I think they send all their stock directly to Pune 😛 nor is the nail hardner available here, I really like ur makeup box and lipstick collection


neha May 29, 2010 at 1:19 pm

oh thats pathetic…i can send some across from my collection…i am serious ….
and try going to smaller colorbar counters …they may have old stock of shades….


Rati May 28, 2010 at 11:19 pm

I am in loveeeee with that makeup box. Girl, you are so organized. I have a similar antique kit. now I exactly know how to use it. :) Mocha looks tempting to me. :drool:


neha May 29, 2010 at 1:21 pm

Rati colorbar still gives this box with a purchase of 2000 or 3000
why dont you check it out….its really nice and sturdy….its ;like a vanity case you can carry when you travel…oh gosh how i want you guys to come to pune so that i can take you to that colorbar place….they have a decent stock…


Rati May 29, 2010 at 6:03 pm

oh!! I will check that out. :)


HD May 29, 2010 at 2:20 am

Hey Neha…wht do I say…I am speechless!!!you are a total lipstick girl….I am sure u hv a similar box w only ur colorbar collection 😉

I loved the playboy one just for its packaging….btw is there any brand of lisptick u don’t have???

I am also hvng the hardest time getting the colorbar hardner neither cud I find the lipsticks I wanted to check after ur last post..I think w their most loyal client in pune, colorbar must not be bothering abt their stocks in mumbai 😉

I am surely gonna keep bothering u whenever I need any advice on any lipstick :)


neha May 29, 2010 at 1:24 pm

oh gosh….cant i send some stuff across…to rati may be and then she can meet you locally…i so wanna do that cause then whats the point of my reviews if you cant buy it if you want….


neha May 29, 2010 at 1:30 pm

you are right abt the separate colorbar box :rotfl:


ki. May 29, 2010 at 9:48 am

Wow Neha – 😯 😀 you are one lipstick loving woman! :rotfl:

you are hereby appointed as the official lipstick selector for my wedding sarees :rotfl:
.-= ki.´s last blog ..Oye chashmish! Make up for girls with glasses! =-.


neha May 29, 2010 at 1:31 pm

hey ki i am honoured…can i send a shade u like as a wedding gift….?


ki. May 30, 2010 at 10:13 pm

Thanks so much Neha! :))

Will take your email id from Rati and consult you about my sari colours and shades and stuff. God, you’ve gotten yourself into some serious advice giving :rotfl:
.-= ki.´s last blog ..Oye chashmish! Make up for girls with glasses! =-.


jomol May 29, 2010 at 11:04 am

Hey Neha, if this is just your lipstick collection, what about your entire makeup… you have seperate room to keep makeup thingies…… :-) ………its just so good to see all the lipsticks arranged so well. Its just that I have to use google search to find where my things are………………. 😀


neha May 29, 2010 at 1:25 pm

no the max i have is lippies
rest is ltd…
google search? wow they should really come up with boxes like that 😀


neha May 29, 2010 at 1:29 pm

i def have a separate section of my huge wardrobe for that :-))
idk whether its good or bad but ya i am just not improving


Sonal May 29, 2010 at 11:51 am

Wow! :) Great selection!! I’m loving the Earth and Mocha shades. I’m so tempted to exchange my oldie lippies for those shades. But I’ve only recently sworn not to waste my money on Lakme. :(


neha May 29, 2010 at 1:27 pm

ya no matter how i hate lakme…i keep bumping into their counter and picking stuff up…..
try the earth one with this exchange offer…what say…


tanveer May 29, 2010 at 1:12 pm

I too have mocha.. It is a lovely shade to wear to office. nice post :)


neha May 29, 2010 at 1:28 pm

glad you agree
all these mattes are great for office wear and i never manage to finish any lipstick….
:idk: i should do some thing about it


Radhika May 29, 2010 at 7:01 pm

I want a box like where would I get it in Bangalore?? Your collection of lipsticks – fun to see the pics :-) Nice shades all of them – the Lakme ones you have swatched – they really seem the kind most people can safely wear.
.-= Radhika´s last blog ..A Chanel Peek-a-Boo: Rouge Allure – Captive =-.


neha May 31, 2010 at 9:13 am

thanks Radhika
any counter that sells colorbar should have this box!


Nila May 31, 2010 at 10:46 am

where’s this colorbar treasure in pune, Neha? i want the address!


neha June 1, 2010 at 11:56 am

nila you can visit pantaloons in pune…


Ruby May 31, 2010 at 5:34 pm

wow!! what a collection :)
.-= Ruby´s last blog ..A little break… =-.


neha June 1, 2010 at 11:57 am

thanks :blush:


rs June 3, 2010 at 10:11 pm

Hi Neha,
Can you please do a review on lakme normal lipsticks and streetwear satin smooth lipsticks?It will help me immensely when I go for lipstick shopping next week.


neha June 4, 2010 at 10:18 am

i will be more than happy! that will be my next review
will reveiw lakme and street wear separately RS! :-))


rs June 4, 2010 at 11:46 am

Thanks Neha.Eagerly waiting for the reviews.Please come up with the reviews soon.


dia05 August 25, 2010 at 3:42 pm

Beautiful collection Neha :yes: . I recently went to a shop near my house and i saw streetwear and lakme counters, i am tempted to buy some, can you do a post on lakme and streetwear lipsticks? it would help me decide which shades to buy 😀


Priyanka September 10, 2010 at 7:18 pm

Hi neha! Great post. I have the shade Earth. By the color I have looks very different from what you have shown :-/
My Earth is more towards dark brown than pink as you hae mentioned.
Is there any way I can show you the swatch of my earth shade?


neha September 10, 2010 at 7:57 pm

hawww 😯
is it!
you can mail me if u want taking my email id from rati


flygirl March 5, 2011 at 12:37 pm


i love lipppies


suhashinipradeepkumar October 21, 2011 at 3:29 pm

i like lakme lipsticks lot……my favourite color is maroon & pink,these two color’s is suitable for bride also,,,,,,,,,,,even though i was used lakme lipstick & lakme lip gloss for my wedding.

:thanks :yes:


Lancy June 28, 2012 at 1:33 pm

I am liking the earth shade :) Great post


neha May 29, 2010 at 1:23 pm

junkie? ?:-)
ya you are right i keep on slathering the same shade on and on just to save time….cause my hubby is always after me to get ready and if i dig in this box or my colorbar lippy box….then it will prolly take a whole day….


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