Lakme MR10 Red Rebel 9 to 5 Lip Color Review

By Tanya Arora

Hello beauties!

I am all excited today because this is my first review on IMBB. Like all of you, I have been an avid follower of IMBB for a very long time now. I am head over heels with red lipsticks these days, but wait! Who doesn’t love red lipsticks? It’s womanly impossible! 😀

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So today I am reviewing a shade called RED REBEL that comes from the Lakme 9 to 5 matte lipsticks’ range. Lakme continues to be a trusted brand over years and I know people who are really loyal to it (for my mum, lipsticks = Lakme). Not to forget the collections Lakme comes up with that are so hard to resist; knowing that you already have enough red lipsticks, you promise yourself that you aren’t buying any more of them *super-fail*!

Anyway, let’s see what the company says about the lipstick:

Product Description:
Lakmé Nine to Five brings you a range of 15 shades that sit on your lips all day long. Enriched with Vitamin E; it conditions your lips & softens them with wheat germ oil. So, perk those soft, smooth lips with a touch of matte.

Key Features:
• High performance color fix formula
• Shades suited for office wear
• Soft and smooth texture
• Matte Finish
• Vitamin E
• Wheat germ oil
• Travel friendly packaging

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INR 450 for 3.6gms

My Experience with Lakme MR10 Red Rebel 9 to 5 Lip Color:

This lipstick comes in the usual packaging as the Lakme 9 to 5 range generally does. I like the metallic finish that is given to the packaging. While opening this lipstick, I always fear I may end up breaking the product as it is a little tight, as per me. But that’s also why it is travel friendly and I am assured that my lipstick won’t mess up in my bag. 🙂

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Shade and Pigmentation:
The shade MR10 – RED REBEL is bright red with orange undertones. The best part of this lipstick for me is the pigmentation. I love how highly pigmented this lipstick is. A single swipe and you are ready the go! This shade is so pigmented that you do not need a second swipe. Anyway, if you still feel the need of building up the product, you can manage so without the product appearing cakey.

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The texture of this lipstick is not very creamy, I would say; though not very drying as well and glides on smoothly. Those who have dry lips would need to moisturize their lips before applying this lipstick. This lipstick has a mild, citrus smell in it which is almost negligible. It has no shimmer in it which is a thumbs-up for me, as I personally do not prefer lipsticks that do have shimmer. I feel that they make my plump lips appear even fuller. As promised, the lipstick gives you a very matte finish.

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Staying Power:
As far as the staying power is concerned, it definitely does not live up to its 9 to 5 claim, but stays on for 4-5 hours with minimal fading after having a light meal. The color is a little transferable. After fading, it still doesn’t disappoint you and leaves a natural tint on your lips without being patchy.

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This lipstick gives an instant illumination on my face and is quite compatible with my wheatish skin tone. All in all, this a well pigmented shade, suitable for most of the outfits and skin tones, and you should definitely try it if you are a matte lipstick lover like me!

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Pros of Lakme MR10 Red Rebel 9 to 5 Lip Color:

• Travel friendly
• Highly pigmented
• No shimmer (yes, a pro for me, might be a con for many others)
• Suits most of the Indian skin tones
• Matte finish
• Doesn’t fade in patches
• Contains Vitamin E
• Fairly priced

Cons of Lakme MR10 Red Rebel 9 to 5 Lip Color:

• Fails to live up to its 9 to 5 claim
• Doesn’t moisturize the lips, so dry lips need to prep first

IMBB Rating :
4/5 ( -1/2 for the staying power, -1/2 for being a little drying)

Would I Repurchase/Recommend Lakme MR10 Red Rebel 9 to 5 Lip Color?
For the pigmentation, definitely yes! Although would like to try the other shades as well.

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2 thoughts on “Lakme MR10 Red Rebel 9 to 5 Lip Color Review

  1. Welcome aboard Tanya. You have reviewed the shade really very well and ya it’s not possible to not like a red lipstick. It’s gorgeous and your lip swatch is lovely! 🙂

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