Lakme Nine to Five Long Wear Nail Color – Red Queen

Lakme Nine to Five Long Wear Nail Color – Red Queen

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.

Product Description:

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.



Rs.  180.

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I don’t know whether it is toluene free nail polish or not.

Shades Available:

This range comprises of 7 shades, Chocolate Fever, Top Coat, Darling Peach, Lavender Lush, Red Queen, Grape Luxe, Purple Rush.

Lakme Nine to Five nail polish

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.

Lakme Red Queen

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.

Red queen

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.

red nail polish

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.

Lakme Red Queen Nail Polish

Lakme Nail Polish

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.

IMBB Rating:

3.5/5 (for limited shade options and high price).

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29 thoughts on “Lakme Nine to Five Long Wear Nail Color – Red Queen

  1. Jommmooooo looks gud :woot: :woot: i have a golden shiny glittering shade one of this range and have been pleased with the quality. Once i bought for my wedding that loreal 7 days no chipping nail polish and paid 500 bucks for it and it was $h!tttttt and ended up wearing a 10 rupees one, i swore of expensive nail polishes if they are any shade of red :shocked: :shocked: :vampire:

    1. Yesh Debo…this is a good one taking the quality into mind…….Loreal for 550 bucks :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars:

  2. molayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: i have shame to shame shade :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: i use it whenever i have to go for ladies meet :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: for that sophisticated classy loady look :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi:

  3. Hi Jomol, this looks like a nice colour. The new Absolute range from Lakme have all bright coloured nail polishes, I got one in purple. :toothygrin:

  4. Rati……..don’t get this…we exchange this with your chanel paradoxical :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  5. Hey jomoo.. i can see ur fingerss… :specs: :specs: ..
    but what this Red red thing on ur nails… ?:) ?:) ?:)
    kahin kisi ka murder to kar daala tumne.. :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

  6. i too suggest u try the new absolute NP range… thts has a hell lot of shades to choose frm.. :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

  7. my skin tone matches yours, i have been looking for a jhatak red which would look jhatak on this won’t do for me either!!

      1. thanks Jomol 🙂 approximate idea is enough, so when i read a review and someone says it will suit MC this and NC that, i can decide somewhat if a lipstick or foundation shade would suit me. :pigtail:

        1. he he…Praseena..I use the same tactic….. :happydance: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :high5: :high5: :high5: :high5: :high5: :high5:

  8. jomol, can you please tell me what is your mac skin tone or what they say nc something something.i would like to know so i can figure out what mine is.there are no macs stores where i live so cant go and ask also.

  9. loved the shade.. very appealing 😉 .. and i like the glossiness.. hw long does the glossiness stay jomo? i thnk i will get this, i love reddish maroons..

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