Lakme Nine to Five Kohl Ultimate Review

Hello IMBB Sweeties,
After going through previous post of Lakme Nine to Five Kohl Ultimate swatches, many of you were quite interested in purchasing this new beauty from Lakme but its price was a turn off for all. ๐Ÿ™ I bought this Kohl some three weeks back. I had no intention to buy this, after reading posts of Rati and Sabrina on Lakme Satin Kajal, I had gone to buy that. But returned back buying this. :tongue: It always happens this way with me. I bought this Kohl, after seeing its swatches with the tester that the SA provided me. Even the SA was wearing the same, and I saw it was intense black, the one I have always wanted.ย  :woot:
lakme nine to five kohl ultimate
Price- Rs 650, I got this after discount at Rs- 602

What Company Says: (Not mentioned in the website, I kept what Rati had mentioned in her previous post) “Lakme has launched a kohl in its nine to five range, namely Lakme Nine to five Kohl Ultimate. Blink or wink as you indulge in the luxury of deep black with Lakme Nine to Five kohl ultimate. A 3 in 1 smooth kohl stick that is just one stroke, pampers your eyes with rich color as well as moisturizes. Grab one and treat your eyes to the style and comfort it deserves.”

  • This magic pencil brings together kohl, smudger and sharpener all in one stick saving your precious space and time.
  • Absolutely Smudge proof
  • Water proof
  • It has a claim of 8 hour stay: Steal that all day fresh eye makeup look with this smudge -proof and water โ€“ proof formula that lasts up to 8 hours.
  • Dermatologist tested : beauty Now comes with safety
  • Smooth and velvety feel: Protect delicate eye skin with this creamy mixture enriched with moisturizing ceramides that soothe and soften.

Ingredients: Moisturizing Ceramides (Nothing else mentioned)
This is the cute sharpener provided with the Kohl.
The smudger is made up of rubber and is slanted, I like smudgers with sponge tip, others may like this one.
This is what you get after one swipe, isnโ€™t it really black?

This is the picture taken after rubbing the swatch 4 times.

My Experience

I have used Kajal from Lotus, Jovees, Biotique, Streetwear, Lakme( Previous one), but never got that smudgeproof intense black look that I have always desired. I have several Kajals with me now but do not use them much. I had gone to buy Lakme Satin kajal but the SA showed me this and I realized this is what I have always wanted. Itโ€™s very soft, glides smoothly; one needs just one 1-2 swipes for the intense black look. When I applied this one on my waterline, it did not sting at all. Once you apply, it sets and it doesnโ€™t smudge even a bit with the smudger. God knows why they provided the smudger, may be to attract customers. One cannot do smoky look with this kohl. Its staying power is really high. Stays for 6-7 hours with little bit fading. This is better than anything I have in my collection. :yahoo: :thumbsup:

Pros of Lakme Nine to Five Kohl Ultimate

-Itโ€™s absolutely smudgeproof.
-It’s waterproof.
-Gives intense black look with one to two swipes.
-Contains moisturizing ceramides that soothes eyes.
-It has staying power of 8 hours and from my experience I will confirm this claim. :jalwa:
-Provided with a sharpener and smudger in one stick.
-Kohl is very smooth, glides effortlessly.
-Packaging is very attractive.
-It will last me for a long time.
-It has creamy texture.
-It fades evenly.

Cons of Lakme Nine to Five Kohl Ultimate

-The price is pretty high for the product. :stars: :pan:
-Complete list of ingredients not mentioned.
-The Lakme website does not mention about this kohl.
-You cannot smudge it just after applying the kohl. :nono:
-Very soft and thus prone to breakage.

Rating: 4

Shall I purchase this again? :nono: No I wonโ€™t buy this again because of its price. I get nearly the same result with Maybelline New York Colossal kajal.

Overall Recommendation: One can keep at least one of these in their collection if there is not much constrain on the budget. Otherwise Maybelline kajal is quite good.

Also Read:
Lakme Nine to Five Flawless Makeup
Lakme Nine to Five Lipsticks
Lakme Nine To Five Flawless Creme Compact
Lakme Nine to Five Intense Volume Mascara
Lakme Nine to Five Kohl Ultimate
Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick


69 thoughts on “Lakme Nine to Five Kohl Ultimate Review

  1. hey tapaswini…u got it 3 weeks back !!
    super fast I must say…n dis sounds nicee..
    bt u sd u got same results wit maybelline colossal kajal…bt that dint stay long on me..may be my eyes are more watery…dunno if even dis would ๐Ÿ™

    1. Hi Bhumika the staying power of maybelline was less but it really black too, in that way I said same result

  2. Nice review Tapaswini-truely 650 bucks for a kohl!!!! what were they thinking?? I swatched Maybelline colossal kajal at a store and loved it-would be buying it after my lakme satin finish kajal finishes ๐Ÿ˜€ but this? :nonono: :nonono: :nonono:

  3. nice review tapaswini…… thoda mehenga hai(remember the rin wala ad):P: ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜

  4. hey tapaswini……………thanks for the review i am also a kohled eye fan :yahoo: and was looking for some change from my recent product which is revlon colourstay kajal.i will try this too.

  5. huh?? you cant smudge a kohl??? that sounds very strange.. :stars: not even within seconds of applying??

    tapaswini, the rubber smudger tugs the eye or is it quite soft??

    1. Rati I had asked you similar question in your kohl swatches wala post….that if its a kohl then why its smudge-proof….and then why the smudger attached???????? ?:) ?:) ?:)

        1. hehehehheeee….. i toh tongue outed yesterday also , u didnt see so :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:
          rattiiiiiiiiiiiiii :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: ia m going mad with all the packing up and all :yuck:

    1. morninnnnnnng to you too sweety!!!! TGIF!!! :happydance: :happydance:

      Good morning to all of you…gotta buy the maybelline kajal now after hearing rave reviews abt it. for the past couple of days i have changed my eye makeup a bit and have receiving some nice compliments especially from my husband..doing the waterline thingie and slight eyeshadow basically nad it has made a very nice difference to the way i look if i say so myself :victory2: :whistle: how cool is that!!!! :makeup: :makeup:

      1. wow.. very cool aruna :whistle: :whistle: ..n hubby complimenting means ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰
        n GUD MORNING every1.. :teeth :teeth

  6. thanks for the review tapaswani.. Acha hai par mehengga hai :specs:

    yday i discovered a store in new mkt which has faces cosmetics.. Checked out the stuff but the free Ka stuff.. Kajal n trinklet box were over :deadrose:

    1. Trinket box not over, yesterday I got another trinket box dear after purchasing one I shine quartet and one lotus microemulsion, kajal is over though, these peple if they do not have trinket box, would say offer over,not honest, anyways where in new market??

  7. Morningggggg Everybodyyy :yawn: :yawn: …. Nice Review Tapas :teddy: … but i to even don’t like Maybelline wala :teeth .. i think i fell in love with Colourbar wala which sales agent gave me a :announce: free Tester… :clap: :clap:

  8. o great…thks for review tapas…. :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: but no for me tooooo :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:

  9. thanxxx tapaswini :thanks: :thanks: … me convinced now thts its a total waste of money… smudger tht doesn’t smudge.. n i already hav a gud sharper so just for a kajal , paying 650 is :yuck: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  10. Hey… I have use maybelline kajal in gel form and staying power is rellay long.. Doesnt smudge at all.. Available at cost of 375

  11. yeh review toh ek dum jaldi aa gaya … hehehehe … funny na it it doesnt smudge and they still hv smudger at one end … hehehe … maybelline kajal is nice . .

    1. Yaa Rids,I think you can use the smudger in poking your enemy’s eyes, perfect weapon :lol2: ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

  12. :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: Its so expensive… ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ But great review ๐Ÿ™‚ :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

  13. hey Rati recommend some good liquid eyeliner to choose fromโ€ฆ..i really like the liquid ones but confused which brand to choose from..??

  14. sounds like a good bet for my watery eyes..!! i dont mind paying.. waise as of now i like maybelline drama gel… it doesnt irritate me when i apply on my water line..and doesnt smudge one bit :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    1. Even I have watery eyes, but this did suit me, not a single one from biotique,jovees, vlcc did suit me !!But this one has very different formula,before your eyes water,it sets in,thts lovely part,one swipe and you are done.

  15. I got this about 2 weeks back because I was just so irritated with the Colossal kajal smudging. It’s expensive no doubt,but definitely worth every penny! Stays on my super duper oily eyelids for a good 8 hours(I put this on at 8am, and it’s still the same at 430pm) with a little bit of fading near the tear duct.
    i would say go for this if you don’t have a budget constraint and want something that stays on for ages!
    btw, the price has been increased to 675. though, it’s still available for 650 on some websites.

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