Hey Sweeties!! How have you all been?? It’s been a long time since I wrote last on IMBB, all with my being busy in studies and classes. I still am, but I recently treated myself to a haul from recent launches of Lakme, the 9 to 5 crease-less Lip Balm range. I and my sister picked two shades each online. I, here in Lucknow, and she in Mumbai. Please do not ask me why, it was just an impulsive crazy purchase. I will review them one by one. My sister will be be coming over after few days, will review the shades she has once she is here. So, let’s move on to find out how the shade I am going to share with you people today, fared on me.
PACKAGING, PRICE, DESCRIPTION, INGREDIENTS
Its outer packaging is exactly like the 9 to 5 lipsticks, the same peach carton. However, when you open, we have a cute transparent plastic tube, you know, those squeeze and apply kind ? The packaging is cute and completely won me over.
Get soft and supple lips with this lip balm from Lakme. A handbag essential for hot summer days, protects your lips all day long.
Lakme 9 to 5 crease-less lip balm’s ultra creamy texture glides smoothly on your lips, covering the creases. SPF 15, vitamin E, olive oil and jojoba oil keep them nourished and healthy.
My Experience wit Lakme 9 to 5 Crease-less Lip Balm – Ginger Suit
The shade which I am going to review today is “Ginger suit”. Going by the look and color of it, I thought it is going to be the darkest of all shades available. However, it turned out really light. In fact, made my lips horribly whitish. Huh! It is actually a brown shade, a very light one. It is better to be used as a gloss over your nude and peach lipsticks, it will wear very well with those.
The first thing you notice about it is the smell. It is very chocolaty, very yummy. I have to nearly stop myself from munching my lips on applying it. The texture is sticky in the beginning, but on giving a minute, it gives a non sticky but amply moisturized feeling to the lips. I had applied this on severely dry lips. Although I do not have chapping problem, but this one instantly took care of the parchness and dry creases on my lips at that point of time. Impressed.
Once applied, it actually sticks to your lips and keeps them moist and supple for a long time. Reapplication may be required after 5 to 6 hrs, with snacks and tea in between. In fact, for semi dry lips like mine, I don’t need to reapply even after a meal, unless I have hogged *hihi* . Yes, unbelievable right? But Lakme scores really well here.You can wear this before applying your lipstick as an instant soothing balm, and after your lipstick as a gloss. It works charmingly well in both the cases, and will keep your lips soft and healthy for whole day long. In fact, it is a great option to pair up with 9 to 5 lipsticks which are very drying on their own.
So on severely pigmented ones, this will not show up at all, if worn individually.
Pros of Lakme 9 to 5 Crease-less Lip Balm – Ginger Suit:
Excellent Lip Balm
Contains SPF 15
Keeps lips soft and moisturized for a long time
Works well as a lip gloss over peach and nude lip colours
Instantly soothes lips, settles down in a minute to treat those dry creases.
Cons of Lakme 9 to 5 Crease-less Lip Balm – Ginger Suit:
The shade and coverage. Come on Lakme, you could have done better at this price. Atleast give us a nice tint. The shades are horrible.
Pricey. 400 is way too high for just being an excellent lip balm with SPF. Even VLCC gives SPF and a sweet tint for just 50 bucks!! Although the moisturization is nowhere near this one.
Will not be good for pigmented lips. No coverage in that case.
IMBB RATING & RECOMMENDATION:
My rating for Lakme 9 to 5 Crease-less Lip Balm -Ginger Suit is 3/5 (minus 2 for the shade, yes I am ruthless). Lakme should have provided decent tint and colour if not opaque coverage, at this price.You can pick up a shade or two if you do not have pigmentation. It is an excellent lip balm and lip gloss, on the sheer side, but as a tint it fails miserably.
Hope you found my review helpful. Till the next time, see ya
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