Lakme 9 to 5 Scarlet Drill Lipstick Review

Lakme 9 to 5 Scarlet Drill Lipstick Review

Hello IMBB Beauties,

Firstly, I apologize for being away from IMBB, though I was not actively writing or commenting, but I always checked the posts, but I am back and I am back with my favorite, review of a lipstick. As you all will have known by now that Lakme has an offer going on which is slightly confusing but I will try to put it straight for you all. You have to return one lipstick (any brand) and you will get Rs. 50/- off on purchase of 2 Lakme Enrich lipsticks or Rs. 100/-off on purchase of 3 Lakme Enrich lipsticks. You can opt for the Rs. 100/- off on purchase of one Enrich Lipstick and one 9 to 5/absolute range lipstick.  Hope that makes the scenario clear. Well, it took the lady at the counter flat 15 minutes to explain the offer.



Lakme Scarlet Drill belongs to the new packaging of the 9 to 5 range from Lakme. It comes in a shining pinkish metallic outer cover which shuts with a click. There is Lakme 9 to 5 printed on the body. The shade name and number is mentioned at the bottom with a sticker. There is an outer paper carton which has other details about the brand as usual.

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Lakme Scarlet Drill comes in moisture matte finish. It does not dry out the lips on one hand; on the other it does not have the creamy shine. For the summers, I prefer matte lipsticks and this is an addition to my stash of matte finish lipsticks.

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Pigmentation is very nice. You can build on the color if you wish to; though building on matte lipsticks make my lips look cakey.

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Staying Power:

It stays on for a pretty long time, 4-5 hours depending on the food you intake. This has survived small meals and tea/coffee on me. It might not survive a full meal though. It does not stain the lips at all.

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My Experience with Lakme 9 to 5 Scarlet Drill Lipstick:

I must admit that I am a make-up hoarder and the summers have given me the push to add matte lipsticks to my stash. Also, this Lakme offer was spotted pretty late by me and hence I rushed to the store with a friend. I have a very sensitive nose and I cannot stand the smell of the Enrich range. So, I opted for the 9 to 5 range which had the added benefit of being matte in texture.

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The shade is an orange red with a hint of pink to it. It took me 10 minutes to write the previous statement, which very well describes how unique the color is. Being yellow toned,  I always prefer orange/coral over pink, but when I get the perfect mix, it becomes an instant love. You can refer to the swatches for better understanding.

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Rs. 400 for 3.6 ml.

Swatch on bare skin:

Lakme Lipstick 9

Lip Swatch:

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Pros of Lakme 9 to 5 Scarlet Drill Lipstick:

  • Nice shade.
  • Good attractive packaging.
  • Decent price for the amount of product.
  • Matte finish.
  • Does not settle into fine lines.

Cons of Lakme 9 to 5 Scarlet Drill Lipstick:

  • Nothing I can think of.

IMBB Rating:


Will I Repurchase/Do I Recommend Lakme 9 to 5 Scarlet Drill Lipstick?

Probably no, I will finish this first.  Yes, yes, yes!!!

Take care beauties, mwah!

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15 thoughts on “Lakme 9 to 5 Scarlet Drill Lipstick Review

  1. *woot* *woot* *woot* *woot* *woot* *woot* *woot* *woot* *woot* wat a shade!
    welcome back!
    i havent seen them in shopper’s stop!

    1. geee….looks better in person, it was so gloomy that the picture session was really tough…and the shoppers stop counter should be *hunterwali* for not showing them to you 😀

  2. Lol @ladies at the counter and their communication skills. XD The bella rose is my favourite from this range. do they still make it ?hope so. This shade is amazing but bold *pompom*

    1. i agree it is a bold shade but this is an apt shade for the summers, matte and bright…. *clap* i have no idea about the shade you are speaking of, as far as i remember i did not spot any shade with this name….

  3. You have a great patience level that you even waited for 15 mins *hihi* *hihi* i would have just left seriously rofl but the sshade is a lovely matte one huh *powder* totally loved the shade and nicely priced too *woot* will hunt for this one *puchhi*

  4. Rashmita you are back *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* Loved the review and the color *happydance*

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