Lakme Nine to Five Defining Eyeliner: Sapphire & Jade

I love collecting eye pencils. I therefore end up buying several shades from different brands and stocking them up in my fridge:D My eye pencils thus never seem to get over because I keep rotating amongst so many of them depending on my mood, occasion, dress and makeup. I have more or less stopped using liquid eyeliner now partly because I no longer like the harsh/well defined line that it creates and partly because the bottle always dries up much before I have used up the whole product. Even though I would rank Chambor and Color Bar as far superior to Lakme when it comes to eye pencils in almost the same price range, still I feel that the Lakme ones are worth a try. Today I would be sharing with you my experience with Lakme Nine to Five Eye Pencils.
Lakme Nine to Five defining eyeliner Sapphire and Jade
What it claims: A color intense formula, with beautiful soft-color effects that will not budge even in the evening. This eyeliner glides on smoothly and easily, for a well-defined look that lasts all day.

Shades Available: 5 (Black, Jade, Sapphire, Purple, Slate) . I have tried only Sapphire and Jade on my eyes till now and have been using both since the past 6 months.
Lakme Nine to Five Defining Eyeliner Sapphire and Jade Top- Jade, Bottom- Sapphire

Price and Weight: These were for Rs. 250 each when I bought them. Now, I believe Lakme sells it for Rs. 275-300 for 0.35 gms.
Lakme Nine to Five Defining Eyeliner Sapphire and Jade Swatch

Where Lakme Nine to five Defining Eyeliner scores:

● It glides on smooth and easy without tugging on the delicate eye area.
● It is retractable so need of the hassle of sharpening. Besides, I find that the tip remains slim enough (though not pointed) even after several swipes which means I can experiment and play around a lot with it depending on whether I want a thin or a thick line.
● Very convenient to use and the colour is buildable. I have created intense/light/single-winged/double -winged looks for my eyes using these.
● I have used it on my lower lash line too (though never on the waterline) and it does not sting.
● Fragrance free
● Decent pigmentation. Black and Sapphire go on completely matte. Jade and Slate are somewhat glossy. Purple is smokey and  has silver shimmer to it. This one is also the prettiest of the lot.
● It indeed stays put on my eyes from nine in the morning to five in the evening.
● Does not smudge.

Where Lakme Nine to five Defining Eyeliner loses:

● Variations exist even amongst all the pencils within the same range. Whereas Sapphire is more sturdy, Jade is very very creamy so it sometimes (though not very often) breaks each time I forget the “take-out-only-half an inch-pencil” rule.
● Even though the pigmentation is pretty decent I do find myself going over my lid a few times. This is perhaps because the texture is too creamy and soft so more product is required. It could also be because I always like thicker lines.
● These are retractable hence the issue of hygiene always exists.
● On days when I intend to draw a thick line, I have to prime my eyes else there is always some product deposit just below my eyebrows due to blinking!!!
● Even though the Jade shade is easy to remove, Sapphire requires quite a few attempts at removal.
● They are so creamy that they finish off very very soon!

Verdict: Finally, one Lakme product that I do not regret buying ! 😛
Rating: 4/5
Would you purchase again? Definitely Yes. The Sapphire shade has replaced my on-the- go traditional black pencil.

Also Read:

Lakme Nine to Five Day Perfect Lip Colors Review
Lakme Nine to Five Flawless Makeup Review
Lakme Nine to Five Lipsticks
Lakme Nine to Five Intense Volume Mascara Review


134 thoughts on “Lakme Nine to Five Defining Eyeliner: Sapphire & Jade

  1. u must rids…i luv jade as it is with neutral/dull/white dresses. And even though i have the colorbar i glide blue pencil, i use the lakme sapphire when i want a less striking but more sophistcated and less attention seeking effect :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

      1. i HATE you donkey!!!!!!!! gggrrrrrrrrrrrrr……… :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

        1. heheheno no i do i do :toothygrin: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: … i sent you cake :cake: . but just dont Ratodoo eat it!hehe :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

        1. oh and you are doing this.. and i am not good to you?! hmmmmmph!! :spank: :spank: :soldier: :soldier: :soldier:

          sadly, she is right.. :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash:

    1. no sonam this one does last but then again i never rub my eyes. :whistle: :whistle: and this is the only lakme product i own apart from shde no.129. 😆 😆 i would never spend rs550 on their nine to five lipsticks when i can get a revlon colorburst for the same price and actually two colorbar or 2 lotus lipstikcs for the same price! :silly: :silly:

  2. ik….thats the reason why i never got their purple….its for very very fair eyelids sorts 😛 in case u want a retractable puple pencil that shows up and has some shimmer though very slight shimmer… chambor….its for 445 rupees.

      1. heheheh there is aajanachle smiley also on imbb?? hehehe dankuu!:D :-* :-*

        ps: doney- some cakefor you-. :D:D :cake: :cake: :cake: :cake: :cake: :cake: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

        1. hey natasha.. do a eotd kinds post na.. with all your eye pencils.. or whiechever ones you want.. 😀 would be fun!:D and like the different styles you do types. 😀 i waaaannnntttt to see!:D

          1. ok ik. actullay i wanted to do that really! and was looking up previous articles but since the time of the new look of imbb i cannot seem to find the search option. in the archive, “eyes” has almost no tutorials….”eyeshadows” are classified according to brands…i am sure somewhere the eye tutorails exist but i can’t find where 🙁 :((

            1. but this would be different na.. like your eye pencils with the way you use them.. i am guessing this will be different. 😀 just ask Rati :):)

          1. :D:D :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: *he has nooooooo idea what i mixed in it* :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  3. Nice review Natasha :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: I have Jade…though hav nvr used it till date 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 …ur review is makin me wanna use it asap!!!! :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

    1. Farah Farah i wanted to saysomething to you forever but i forgot! 😛 oh and i saw your flaunt post!:D and i will tell you after i remember!:P

      1. heheh okays 😉 …Btw i visited ur blog today….u n zorro r chhhhhhhhhooooooo cuteeeeeeee :lashes: :lashes: :lashes: :lashes: :lashes: :lashes: … liked ur biotique lip balm review…. :jiggy1: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

        1. hehehehehehe thank you thank you! 😛 i am sssssssooooooo sharmaoing, i cant tell you!:D i want my cam! i want to do postssss!!!!!!!!:P oh and i really dint want to say this today.. cause i really hate you for this.. but you are really pretty. wont ever say this! so dont get too happy!:P 😀 :woot: :woot: :woot: :joker: :joker:

          1. RADS r u listening :announce: me pretty :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: !!!!! hehehe me happy the bunnies! :jiggy1: !!!! :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

                1. heheheheheheeh shutttuuuppppp i must have died telling her howw pretty i think she is! no but now you are bullsai only Ras! hmmmph!
                  and Farah.. i wont say it again!! eeeeverrrrrr again!:P:P :woot: :woot: :woot:

                  and i wanted to say that you and Ras are so similar buying Etee Lauer/Chanel and calling yourself makeup dodods.. i wont even buy Lakme if i thought i was a dodo!:P 🙄 🙄 🙄

                    1. and as you saw my s and d and space bar dont work!:P
                      alll smart people think alike. :D:D :handshake: :handshake: :handshake:

                  1. Iku..For me gloss = lip balm so i can safely buy it 😉 😉 😉 😉 !!!! And this Rads na.. she jaanbhujhke makes these puppy faces so that we tell her she boouutifuuul hooman and we looovee her!!!! Its her evil plan i tell u :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire:

                    1. yes yes i completely agree. see, it is my rule.. i dont call people cute/ pretty more than 1ce ever. but this evil Ras,, i must’ve said it to her 9-11 times already!:P:D evil!

                    2. U knw she made me beg and telll her iloovvvvvvvvvvve u …ilooooveeeee u sooo many times yesterday and then she jst vanished….. :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: EVIL Cruella :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire:

                    3. RAS!!!! we calll u raseeelliiiiiiiii :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

                    4. actually you see my d works pretty well if i make the effort. 😛 but for your ras i dont feel like it!:P:D:D :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

                    1. MY KEYS ARE NOT WORKING. FOR THE LASSST TIME!!!!!!!!!!! :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash:

    2. Farha…My mom says Jade looks the prettiest on me out of all my eye pencils and she almost passed out , couldn’t believe when i told her its a lakme :woot: :lol2:

      1. HEHEHe I hope it luks goood on me too 😉 😉 😉 😉 …U shud do a tut wid these liner pencils for DODOs like me :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: ….

        1. farha…me too dodo in eye makeup :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: we should have seaparate tutorials on imbb for makeup dodos don’t u think? where they teach us even how to hold aan eye brush right :laugh: :laugh: :vampire: :vampire:

  4. its the season of bluessssss :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: i loved sapphire…have a similar one from TBS…but rarely use it as its too dramatic for my office wear…but i still loveeee the color :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

    1. priya…this blue is not dramtic at all….in fact i find the colorbar i glide blue rather striking so use that one rarely….but this sapphire blue is even great for office wear :jiggy2: :jiggy2:

  5. I love these eye pencils. I also have these. I have it in jade and grey. love love love them. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    Just that I am not a huge fan of mechanical set up.

    1. errrr…Mechanical…. :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: hhaan yaad aya u like to sharpen ur pencils na :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

      1. are Rati y did my innocent commnt go into moderation..i jst said u like sharpening ur pencils 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 ….

  6. yeah i know ratidooo u prefer sharpening pencils 8) i usually find that a bit messy and on most occasions my sharpener goes missing or dirty :giggle: n me very lazy also :toothygrin:

  7. Liked Jade…I have used only liquid eyeliner until now…i want to try one of these. Any suggestions….my first shud be black or brown? and which brand..

    1. sarita, as a first if u want black you could try chambor. they have a matte black pencil for about 300. a glossier black pencil in 445. but remember that these are all one-way pencils. if u find one way too complicated in the beginning then buy the lakme black bcoz i think its the most affordable pencil in the retractable range. plus it swivels up and down both ways :dance:

        1. sarita if u r looking for something even cheaper than lakme, then buy avon blac. sometimes they have a scheme of buy 2 pencils in 299. those are also good. u can chack their catalogue online for the price.

    1. i use avon glimmersticks too…the blue one and the forest green….i don’t limit my love to any one eye pencil brand….since my love knows no bounds :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :tongue:

    1. Hain???? Rati,ikky,Rads hamari koi value hi nahi hai yahan…. :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐

      1. 😆 😆 😆 :lol2: i meant u guys are here with me already the others have vanished. me looooooooooooueeee all of u farha, rads, ikky,poutmati, scarlett, priya, shanaiia, sonam and….errrrrr….not donkey :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

        1. heheheheheheheh i get it but aarohan must be up na.. 😛 and playing!:P ooghhhhh buy i remember Jomol saying “brrrrr…… its too cold here (in Hyderabad. yeah right :lying: :lying: :lying: :lying: :lying: :lying: :lying: ) and i want to stay in my blankie all day long” :snicker: :snicker: 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 :tongue: :tongue:

    1. What did i d 😐 o…me an angel of wisdom..jst explaining the meanin of ping pong O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:)

        1. Of course she is datttttyyy…she is the queen of dattttiness…oh well not queen cos that’s a competition between Jomol and Farha, but Ikky is the Princess! And you are calling her innocent and sweet….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. :)) veena, my jade is almost over as u can see in the pic. i plan to buy one more jade, slate and black now :jiggy2: :jiggy1:

  9. personally i dont like deep blue :smug: but jade is nice never tried anything except black .. i need to experiment a bit more 🙂
    im sooooo inspired by IMBB ladies 🙂

  10. shreya, me the other way round! :woot: currently i don’t own a single black liner but need to get one soon :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  11. Gr8 review natasha…

    I lovvved Sapphire.. And i totally relate to your Collecting pencils thing!!! :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :handshake: :handshake: :handshake: :handshake:

  12. Lovely shades Natasha- even m crazy abt eye pencils.. hhehehe
    btw- why didnt u show ur eyes aftr applying any of teh shade? wudve been grt 🙂

  13. by the time i realised it, rati had already put up the article…yeah i should have
    clicked with it on my eyes:(( will do so in my next review on eye pencils soon :yahoo:

  14. love love love the sapphire :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: , now only if they would make a similar green shade .. :jaiho: :jaiho:

    i missed all of you so much :-* :-*

  15. why cali, why can’t u wear them? too daring for u? :((
    and what’s with the site settings today….there is long bar at the end that i have to pull back and forth to read articles! 😐

  16. yeah mrun….but the right isn’t opening up automatically. me has to put in effort , me no like it, me no likes putting in efffort :((

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