Skin-tone: Fair to medium
Lakme recently launched a few shades in the 9 to 5 range with a matte finish. I liked 2 shades so I picked them up to try out since I haven’t tried a lot from the Lakme 9 to 5 range. I have already reviewed Maroon Match and now I am here with “Rouge Ready”. The shades fall very close to each other and I am sure you will notice it. So let’s jump into the review!
Say ‘No’ to touch ups with this perfect for office wear, Lakme 9 to 5 Matte Lip Color. Formulated with vitamin E and Wheat Germ Oil, this lip color nourishes your lips by retaining its moisture. Keeping your lips hydrated all day long, it gives you smooth, perky lips. These lip colors are ideal for daily office wear adding charm and lasting long. The smooth lipstick texture allows easy application, giving you a perfect finish. The Lakme 9 to 5 Matte Lip Color is a must have in your makeup kit. Pick the shade you love, or try them all!
My Experience with Lakme 9 to 5 Rouge Ready Crease-Less Matte Lip Color:
The Lakme 9 to 5 matte lipstick comes in the signature style rose gold packaging which looks super attractive and feminine. We all know a woman’s love for rose gold, so it might totally pull the attention. The lipstick is very handy and twists up well too. I faced a problem with the twist mechanism of Maroon Match, but with this it worked absolutely fine. The shade variety is super wide and every woman might find some shades of her liking. Also, the pricing is pretty reasonable according to their offering.
The shade “Rouge Ready” falls very close to Maroon Match. I mean both are just maroon shades; one is light and the other one is dark, no major difference. From the name “Rouge Ready” I thought it would be some deep red colour because that is what rouge means, but this is more of a maroon. No doubt the shade is good but the name is a bit misleading. It is a pretty maroon shade with red hints; the red hints appear initially and later the shade oxidises a bit. It is a maroon which will suit all the age groups and skin-tones well. However I liked the Maroon Match shade more. This shade makes my skin look brighter and enhances the complexion.
Finish and pigmentation:
The finish of the lipstick is super matte, as claimed. It does give a beautiful matte finish but might dry out the lips a little after a while. The pigmentation is really good and the entire colour comes up in the first swipe itself, but I apply two swipes to make the colour look more intense.
The staying power of this one is pretty good. It stays for somewhere around 4-5 hours which is really great at this price. Matte lipsticks usually stay longer and so did this one. It does not settle into the fine lines but might accentuate the dry patches of the lips a little. But scrubbing the lips or using a lip balm will give a perfect look. It does survive meals but a little colour gets ripped off every-time I eat or sip. But I am very happy with the staying power. And, the color comes off easily too.
A perfect lipstick! So go ahead and choose your shades.
Pros of Lakme 9 to 5 Rouge Ready Crease-Less Matte Lip Color:
• Attractive and feminine rose gold packaging
• A huge variety of shades to choose from
• A lot of finishes available to pick according to one’s need
• Very handy and affordable
• A pretty maroon shade with red and wine hints
• Ultra matte finish
• Brightens up my complexion immediately
• Glides smoothly with perfection
• The lasting power ranges from 4-5 hours
• Will complement all skin-tones
• Doesn’t bleed or settle into the fine lines
Cons of Lakme 9 to 5 Rouge Ready Crease-Less Matte Lip Color:
• The name is a bit misleading
• The shade oxidises a bit after a while
• The shade might accentuate the very dry patches of the lips
Will I Repurchase/Recommend Lakme 9 to 5 Rouge Ready Crease-Less Matte Lip Color?
I do like the entire range of 9 to 5 be it the creamy ones or these mattes ones. There is something for everyone in this range. Do check it out.
Pick the shades you like because they totally do justice!
Lakme 9 to 5 Maroon Match Crease-Less Matte Lip Color
Lakme Crease-less Creme Lip Color – Flaming Function
Lakme 9 to 5 Crease-less Creme Lipstick Latte Rules
Lakme 9 to 5 Crease-less Lipstick – Fuschia Field
Lakme 9 to 5 Creaseless Crème Lipstick – Mauve Progress
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