Skin Tone: Medium Tanned
Lakme has recently launched their “9 to 5 Aloe Naturale” range with various products. I have purchased a few lipsticks from this range and today, I am talking about the shade “Fuchsia Alley.” Now, let’s get into the details.
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Lakmé Naturale presents the first-of-its-kind matte sticks infused with aloe vera and honey extracts, that help protect your skin from city pollution. 15 shades for a city bright look. Give city life a pop of color with 15 vibrant shades. These unique matte sticks coat your lips with a veil of color for a vivid, city bright look. Fuller lips. Matte finish. These luscious matte sticks combine the precision of a lip liner with the intensity of a lipstick. Its intense color pigments glide on smoothly for a long-lasting matte finish.
INR 550/- for 2.2 gm.
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My Experience with Lakme 9 To 5 Naturale Matte Sticks Lipstick Fuchsia Alley:
Packaging: This entire 9 to 5 Naturale range comes with a beautiful packaging. This lipstick comes in a pretty, shiny green rose and pink ombre crayon type packaging that I have to twist up and down to get the bullet out. It’s a pretty, simple, lightweight, and attractive tube. It also comes with a nice black outer box with details on, but they all look same, so it’s quite difficult to identify the shade and also the name is not properly highlighted on the tube. It’s too small to understand. Otherwise, it’s a beautiful packaging.
Shade and Pigmentation: Lakme offers a huge range with 15 beautiful shades, but most of them are from red and pink families. Since long, I haven’t purchased any pink, so I picked up the shade “Fuchsia Alley,” which is a bright fuchsia pink color. This is a shade for all skin tones and looks absolutely stunning on the lips. I love how bright it looks on the lips. It has finely melted shimmer, which does not look overpowering at all. It looks very subtle and classy on the lips. Hence the shade is well pigmented and requires only a few strokes to achieve an opaque color, also covers pigmented lips.
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Texture and Quality: These days most brands are coming up with metallic lipsticks and Lakme also has come into the game with this “Naturale” range. This lipstick has a soft and smooth texture that glides well without any tug. The formula feels so comfortable and lightweight as well. The lipstick has a natural metallic tint to lips, but not too shiny and not so noticeable either. It’s not like other shiny metallic lipsticks, but a very balanced one. It also settles down to a perfect matte texture and looks so stunning with a subtle glow. The formula is completely transfer proof, smudge proof and waterproof. I am amazed by the quality that looks beautiful without any mess.
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As this lipstick has aloe vera, it imparts decent hydration to lips, which keeps lips soft, but if you have extremely chapped lips, you must need a lip balm underneath. By the time passes, it makes lips a bit dry. Generally, it never feels patchy but it’s better to exfoliate the lips before application. Sometimes, it clings to dry patches.
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Staying Power: Coming to its longevity, I seriously never expected such results from this range. This lipstick lasts throughout the day, around 8-9 hours, and then it still looked good. Also, it can survive meals well. It never settles into fine lines, as a matte lipstick, it behaves so well. Only, it’s a bit difficult to remove the color. I prefer to use an oil-based remover and still there is a bit pink stain left on lips.
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Overall, I am obsessed with this range and the subtle metallic matte finish it imparts. I don’t like shimmery lipsticks, but it has gives the perfect balanced look that makes me fall in love with it. If you are searching for a party-perfect pink lipstick that would last long, this is really a nice affordable option. The only thing is that Lakme offers 2.2g of product which is bit lesser than the usual.
Pros of Lakme 9 To 5 Naturale Matte Sticks Lipstick Fuchsia Alley:
- Beautiful packaging.
- This range has 15 shades.
- Gorgeous bright fuchsia pink lipstick for all.
- Well pigmented.
- Finley melted shimmer particles that look so stubble.
- Natural metallic matte finish.
- Glides smoothly and evenly.
- Doesn’t look patchy.
- Feels comfortable and soft on the lips.
- Decently hydrated.
- Completely transfer proof, smudge proof and waterproof.
- Lasts long, around 8-9 hours with full meal.
Cons of Lakme 9 To 5 Naturale Matte Sticks Lipstick Fuchsia Alley:
- Extremely chapped lips would need to wear a lip balm underneath.
- Better to exfoliate lips before the application.
- Difficult to remove the stain.
- No ingredients list.
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Lakme 9 To 5 Naturale Matte Sticks Lipstick Fuchsia Alley?
Yes to both.
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