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.
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.
Pigmentation is very nice. You can build on the color if you wish to; though building on matte lipsticks make my lips look cakey.
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.
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.
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.
Rs. 400 for 3.6 ml.
Swatch on bare skin:
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.
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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