Lakme 9 to 5 Creaseless Crème Lipstick – Carmine Kick Review

Hello all,
Today I’ll be reviewing a beautiful shade called Carmine Kick from the Crème range of 9 to 5 lipsticks. I bought this sometime ago along with loads of other stuff; let’s know more about it.

lipstick bullet

Price: 450 INR for 3.6 ml

Product Description:
Make an impeccable impact with a single stroke of confidence!
New Lakme 9to5 Crease-less lipstick has 20 work ready shades which are not only long lasting but also totally crease-less! Its ultra-creamy texture glides smoothly, and hides lines in one stroke. SPF 15, vitamin E, olive oil and jojoba oil keep your lips nourished and healthy all day long.

Key features
• 100% crease coverage in a single stroke
• Ultra creamy texture
• Easy glide
• Delivers hi-color payoff
• Long-lasting
• Every day office essential
• SPF 15 protection
• Contains vitamin E, olive oil and jojoba oil

My Take on Lakme 9 to 5 Creaseless Crème Lipstick – Carmine Kick:

Packaging: The packaging is gorgeous. Any girl would get wooed by the rose-gold tube that comes with an outer carton which I found satisfying. The cap is sturdy and shuts with a satisfying click; it can be tossed into handbags without worries. But the cap of mine is a bit hard to remove and it gets stuck. The shade name is written at the bottom. I wish there was a color code thing that would’ve been beneficial.

shade name

Shade: Carmine Kick is actually a beautiful deep maroon. From the bullet it looks very intimidating but it sure was a relief when I swatched it. It is a bold shade and very wintery. I was skeptical if I’d be able to wear it or not but I fell in love with it eventually. This is definitely not for the light-hearted.

Lakme 9 to 5 Creaseless Crème Lipstick - Carmine Kick

Texture and pigmentation: The texture is just like other crème lipsticks; it is very smooth and doesn’t tug. But it does highlight dry patches very much. It does make fine lines appear less. The pigmentation is really lovely. In one swipe you almost get the full color depending on the pressure with which you apply. Also it is very easy to go wrong and make mistakes so a lip brush is a total must. It does tend to go away from the lip lines so a lip liner is required.

hand swatch

Lasting power: It stays for a good 5 hours with sipping only water. It survives light snacks but transfers heavily. I really don’t like seeing lipstick on cups and spoons; this being a dark one tends to get noticed which is embarrassing. I did not find it that drying even though my lips are dry at the moment. It smells like the typical 9 to 5 lipsticks and it tastes slightly bitter. Other than that I have no issues with this and I totally love it.

Pros of Lakme 9 to 5 Creaseless Crème Lipstick – Carmine Kick:

• Gorgeous packaging.
• Travel friendly.
• Bold and beautiful deep maroon shade.
• Creamy texture.
• Lovely pigmentation.
• Hides most lines in one swipe.
• Did not dry out my lips.

lip swatch

Cons of Lakme 9 to 5 Creaseless Crème Lipstick – Carmine Kick:

• Transfers a lot which is embarrassing.
• Bleeds a little.
• Some may not like such a bold shade.

IMBB Rating: 4.25/5

Would I Recommend Lakme 9 to 5 Creaseless Crème Lipstick – Carmine Kick?
This shade is definitely a no for the light-hearted. For those who can pull this off, this is a total must-have.

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