I had previously two shades (Crimson Silk and Plum Feather) from the newly-launched Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Color range. Which color has been your favourite so far? Mine has to be Plum Feather no doubt, which was “love at first sight” for me at the beauty store. I was so excited to see them that I instantly asked the shopkeeper, “Bhaiya, when did these come in?” He said just ten days back. I saw that the counter at Lakme was not even set up, they were still in the process. Before I knew, I came back with 6 of these lip and cheek colors! so much for being a matte lip lover!
Say ‘No’ to touch ups with this perfect for office wear, Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Matte Lip and Cheek Color. Lakme’s first lip and cheek color comes in a mousse texture that’s weightless, giving a powdery matte finish to lips and a soft blush to your cheeks. Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Matte Lip and Cheer Color is ideal for daily office wear adding charm and lasting long. Its dual benefit makes it a high functional product for the busy and on the go working woman. It looks and feels weightless because of the lightweight formula. Since it’s a mousse texture, it absorbs well, giving an intense color that long-lasting. The applicator brush glides on seamlessly making it easy to apply and giving a smooth and even finish. There are 10 vibrant shades designed especially for both lips and cheeks.
My Experience with Lakme 9 to 5 Rose Touch Weightless Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Color:
This color can be the perfect n*de shade for Indian skin tones, honestly. The label mentions “Rose Touch,” but it is a mauve with grey undertones to it. I think this will not brighten up the face but can be a very sophisticated mauve kind of shade to wear to work or to pair up with smokey eyes. The color is powdery matte once applied, as they mention. It is twice as thick as NYX lip creams, but these do not dry up in a dry layer with lip cracks showing up. This shows up as a plush soft mousse lip cream which fills in lip lines and makes lips look fuller, rather than just making a dry layer over them.
The texture is smooth to apply, super pigmented and even darker lips can pull this off. This shade can be apt for anyone, but very yellow skin tones can avoid it. I like how this color looks on the cheeks too. Trust me, as a blush, you just need a dab of color, not even a full dot! Even if you dab your fingers on the lips after application and use the same as a blush with the fingers, you are good to go. I like how they have given us a choice to use the same color as blush, so when in hurry, you do not need to choose what blush to wear.
This product has lasting power beyond imagination. As a blush, you get 4-5 hours even on oily skin. It stains lightly but nothing too bothersome. As a lipstick, it survives meals, with very minimal fading. Even touch ups can be avoided. It survives on my lips literally from 9 to 5. The intensity might fade, but the color is in place, hugging the lips.
I find them slightly drying as the day progresses. Over time, I do crave moisture for my lips. That being said, dry lips will have to do a swatch test on the lips and may be come back after an hour. Though mousse-like, it tends to deplete lip moisture, since it is not a moisturising lipstick, but the color stays true.
Pros of Lakme 9 to 5 Rose Touch Weightless Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Color:
- Amazing daily wear/office shade.
- Rosy-mauve-y shade for most skin tones.
- Mousse-like, not a dry layer.
- Wand is so cute.
- Stays very long, as a blush and a lipstick.
Cons of Lakme 9 to 5 Rose Touch Weightless Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Color:
- Boring tube, all the shades look similar from the outside.
- Can get drying as the day progresses.
- This color has grey tones, so not a very face-brightening color.
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Lakme 9 to 5 Rose Touch Weightless Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Color?
Yes, as a neutral wear shade. It’s not a very rosy shade, but good for office. Though you must check out the other shades too before this one.
Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation
Lakme 9 to 5 Crease-less Lip Balm in Rose Affair
Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Color – Rosy Sunday
Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Color – Coffee Command
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