Skin Tone: Medium Tanned
Today I am reviewing Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Matte Sticks Lipstick B3 Berry Land. Let’s get into the details.
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Price: INR 550 for 2.2 g
Nothing enhances a makeup look quite like a picture perfect and healthy pout. Lakmé’s all new matte sticks’ collection heals and softens lips with the goodness of aloe vera and honey. It has semi matte texture with a hint of shimmer, delivers a long lasting finish and is available in 15 intense shades that complement Indian skin tones.
Step 1: Start applying from the centre of your upper lip.
Step 2: Follow the contours of your lips with a light but sturdy hand.
Step 3: Similarly, glide the product across your lower lip.
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My Experience with Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Matte Sticks Lipstick B3 Berry Land:
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; I have to twist it 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 the same, so it’s quite difficult to identify the shade. 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:
The shade “B3 Berry Land” which is a beautiful natural berry color with a hint of mauve. The shade looks beautiful on my medium skin tone and it’s a very subtle mauvish tone that looks natural. I love this shade on me and it’s good for all skin tones as well. It has finely milled shimmer particles that give golden-orange hues on the lips but do not look overpowering at all. The shade is well-pigmented and requires only a few strokes to achieve an opaque colour. It covers lip pigmentation as well.
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Texture and Quality:
This “Naturale” range actually is a metallic lipstick range that carries a natural finish. This lipstick has a soft and smooth texture that glides well without any tugging. The formula feels so comfortable and lightweight as well. The lipstick has a natural metallic tint to the lips. It’s not like other shiny metallic lipsticks, but a very balanced one. It also sets to a perfect matte texture with a subtle glow. The formula is transfer-proof, smudge-proof and waterproof too. I am amazed by the quality as it looks beautiful without any mess.
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Since this lipstick has aloe vera, it imparts a decent amount of hydration to the lips, which keeps the lips soft. But if you have extremely chapped lips, you’ll need a lip balm underneath. As the time passes, it makes my lips a bit dry. But, it never feels patchy and never highlights dry patches. The bullets are not strong enough in this range and they might break easily. In fact, one of my lipsticks is already broken.
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Coming to its longevity, this lipstick lasts throughout the day – around 7-8 hours. Also, it can survive meals well. But after having oily food my inner lip line looks a bit faded but that’s not an issue because you can reapply it easily. Also, after 5-6 hours the color looks a bit faded and it leaves a pretty pinky mauve stain that stays long. It never settles into the fine lines; as a matte lipstick, it behaves so well. This shade can be easily removed with a wipe.
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I am obsessed with this range and the subtle metallic matte finish it imparts. I also love this particular shade just because of its natural tone. I don’t like shimmery lipsticks, but this one gives the perfectly balanced look which has made me fall in love with it. The only thing that bothers me is that Lakme offers only 2.2 g of the product which is lesser than the usual.
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Pros of Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Matte Sticks Lipstick B3 Berry Land:
• Gorgeous packaging.
• Affordable and easily available.
• Beautiful natural berry color.
• Finley milled shimmer looks subtle.
• Natural metallic matte finish.
• Glides smoothly and evenly.
• Doesn’t look patchy.
• Feels comfortable and soft on the lips.
• Decently hydrated.
• Transfer-proof, smudge-proof and water-proof.
• Lasts long – around 7-8 hrs with a meal.
Cons of Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Matte Sticks Lipstick B3 Berry Land:
• Lips feel a bit dry by the end of the day.
• Bullets are not strong enough.
• Looks a bit faded after a heavy meal.
IMBB Rating: 4.5/5
Will I Repurchase/Recommend Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Matte Sticks Lipstick B3 Berry Land?
Yes to both.
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