Lakme Nine to Five Long Wear Nail Color – Red Queen
I didn’t know that Lakme’s Nine to Five range comprised of nail polishes too, err, actually, I don’t even know whether the Absolute range includes newly-launched nail shades. I like to wear all sorts of shades on my nails, most of the ones that I pick are either bright colours or silver ones which I think suit my fingers better. I saw this Long Wear range from Lakme just recently and picked up just one shade to try.
Paint your nails in rich, high-shine colors. The chip-resistant formula ensures flawless results with each application. Layer with a clear top coat to retain that freshly applied look, day after day.
- Ultra rich color in 7 new shades.
- Sealing shine for long-lasting wear.
- Perfect glide brush for smooth, hassle-free strokes.
I don’t know whether it is toluene free nail polish or not.
This range comprises of 7 shades, Chocolate Fever, Top Coat, Darling Peach, Lavender Lush, Red Queen, Grape Luxe, Purple Rush.
My Take on Lakme Nine to Five Long Wear Nail Color – Red Queen:
Out of the 7 shades available, none caught my fancy except this one called Red Queen. I thought it would be a proper red one, but when I got it, it was kind of maroonish-red, not a proper red though. The nail paint bottle is slightly bigger than the Lakme nail polishes and is cylindrical in shape. It does have a very good-quality brush that picks up the glossy nail paint and coats the nails nicely. I do not have to struggle with the brush and it does its job well. The nail paint is quite glossy and gives a glossy look in the first coat itself. I like the shade with the one coat, the second coat when applied becomes a deeper maroon on the nails, which doesn’t suit my nails at all.
There is no “major” chipping for two days without a top coat. Though with a top coat, it does go up to three days with minimal fraying.
Its a really good nail polish but then comparing it to the Avon nail pro range of nail polishes, the shades that you get in Avon are so amazing and the quality is equally good as these Lakme long-wear ones.
Personally, I don’t think I am going to get this shade ever again, but Lakme should introduce new and brighter shades. Introducing only 7 shades is not just good enough.
Summing up the pros and cons of Lakme Nine to Five Long Wear Nail Color – Red Queen:
Pros of Lakme Nine to Five Long Wear Nail Color – Red Queen:
- A high gloss formula which gives the nails a glossy finish.
- Stays on the nails for two days with minimal fraying and without “major” chipping.
- Would look really good on fair hands.
Cons of Lakme Nine to Five Long Wear Nail Color – Red Queen:
- Only 7 limited shades to choose from.
- When compared to other nail paints from other brands with half the price, this does not shine through.
- Red Queen shade is not exactly red, it is actually somewhat maroon and with two coats of the nail polish, shows up a perfect maroon shade.
- Price is a bit high.
Will I Buy Lakme Nine to Five Long Wear Nail Color – Red Queen Again?
No, I think since the shades are limited and not to my liking, I may not.
Do I Lakme Nine to Five Long Wear Nail Color – Red Queen?
Yes to those who like dark, high-gloss nail paints.
3.5/5 (for limited shade options and high price).
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