Lakme Nine to Five Lipstick – Creme Brulee Review

by Vrushali Patale on January 20, 2013 · 4 comments

Lakme Nine to Five Lipstick – Creme Brulee Review

Hello Ladies,

Hope all of you have begun the New Year with a bang and lots of resolutions, some to be kept and some to be broken! Happens 😛 It’s the first festival of the year, so Happy Makar Sankranti to all!  I will be reviewing the Lakme Nine to Five lipstick today, shade number is 52 “Creme Brulee.”


Product Details:

A high performance, colour-fix formula developed in Italy; this creamy lipstick combines amazing comfort with staying power that keeps you looking fresh for hours.


Sleek but sturdy lipstick case as well as the bullet.

Creme Brulee 1


Around Rs. 375/-, but since I purchased it at the Beauty Centre in Crawford Market, Mumbai, I have got this at a much lesser price that I don’t remember.

My Take on Lakme Nine to Five Lipstick – Creme Brulee:

This is one of the oldest lipsticks I have. I have a friend who is dusky, she used to wear this lipstick, and I happened to try it just out of curiosity and it looked good on me. I would have never picked this shade otherwise. At times, this shade has washed me out and at times it complimented me. So, I cannot say whether I love it or I hate it. I would say it’s a very different shade, and not everyone would go for it. It comes out on lips as a brown shade with mauve undertones with slight frost but nothing over the top.

Copper Lipstick

On my hand swatches, it looks more like a copper shade. It was quite a task for me to capture the actual colour because it kept looking different as I kept clicking.

Lakme hand swatch

The staying power of this lipstick is quite good, not sure if it actually stays from 9-5, but I have noticed that it stayed on me for more than 4-5 hours, even when I eat and drink, I don’t see the lipstick fading away soon. It does not have any kind of strong odour, which is good. It is nicely pigmented too. One swipe will give a nice colour and the shade is buildable.

But when I compare it with other brands which sell for around the same price, I would rather go for Maybelline or Faces lipsticks, which don’t claim to stay for long hours but give nice moisture, sheen and pigmentation.


This one is quite hard as a bullet. So, that results in lipstick being heavy and drying on the lips. Nevertheless, I like the shade and one of these in your stash does not change anything.

Pros of Lakme Nine to Five Lipstick – Creme Brulee:

  • Good staying power.
  • Good pigmentation.
  • No strong odour.
  • Sturdy packaging.

Cons of Lakme Nine to Five Lipstick – Creme Brulee:

  • Feels heavy on the lips.
  • Drying.
  • Shade is tricky, will not suit all.
  • Limited shade range.

Would I Buy Lakme Nine to Five Lipstick – Creme Brulee?

No, I will not, maybe something else from Lakme if they come up with interesting shades, but not in the near future because there are many interesting brands and shades on my list 😛

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Do I Recommend Lakme Nine to Five Lipstick – Creme Brulee?


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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

jomol January 20, 2013 at 1:17 pm

I am not a fan of Lakme lipstick shades 🙁 they don’t suit me at all…..good review Vrushali 🙂


Nafisa Ali January 20, 2013 at 2:06 pm

lakme has very few lipstick shades tat work..i’ve liked none from the 9 to 5 range so far..shame coz this shade wud b somethin nice n easy!


Rati January 20, 2013 at 9:12 pm

I have never been a fan of this range. This could have been a nice N*de shade. lovely lip swatches. 🙂


Althea January 21, 2013 at 12:22 am

nice review Vrushali. i toh dont like the shade much. wont do anytng 4my pigmented lips


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