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Shades shown in this review: Pacific Sunset, Twilight Flame.
Lakme has recently launched a new version of their Nine to Five lip colours, in about 12 shades. I am reviewing 2 of these lipsticks I bought recently.
Price: Rs. 550
These lipsticks come in a metallic pink case sealed with a cellophane wrapping.
Below Left: Pacific Sunset, Right: Twilight Flame
Pacific Sunset is like a muted-terracotta-rose shade with a medium sort of frost finish, no very obvious shimmer or sparkle.
Twilight Flame is a light bronzy/frosty (light) brown shade with a frost finish. I bought this because I hardly have any browns in my collection.
(Upper swatch: Pacific Sunset, Lower swatch: Twilight Flame). (2 swipes each).
Pacific Sunset lip look :
Twilight Flame lip look :
Pros of Lakme Nine to Five Day Perfect Lip Colors
:yes: These lipsticks are definitely creamier, smoother, more light-weight and more pigmented than their earlier counterparts (which I personally found quite stiff and drying, and also having less colour pay-off).
:yes: Does not dry out the lips.
:yes: Gives full coverage with 1 or 2 swipes.
:yes: Is extremely long-wearing; lasts through meals and beverages for say around 6 to 8 hours.
:yes: Comes in an attractive case.
:yes: The tip of the inner case containing the lipstick is slanted the same way as the top of the lipstick, which I found quite nice.
:yes: I think they contain SPF, though I tore off the cellophane wrapping too soon to take a note of it!!
:yes: I found quite a good array of shades, 12 in all.
:yes: There is something in there for everyone – be it shimmer finish, frost finish or creamy finish.
:yes: They come in ‘shade names’ and not ‘numbers’, which is quite interesting – I personally have been very bad in remembering shade numbers.
Cons of Lakme Nine to Five Day Perfect Lip Colors
:no: I wish there were more pinks and corals included in this range. Not everyone likes browns, plums and maroons.
:no: This may not be a con, but I found the smell a little different from the usual lipstick smell, but it didn’t bother me much as the smell went away after application. (I asked a family member about the smell, who described it to be a bit like Bourbon chocolate biscuits!).
:no: Sigh, sigh, sigh….yet again I have to say that Lakme has not not yet updated their website with details and swatches of these lipsticks. They will do so, of course, much later.
Now, I don’t know whether this is a Pro or a Con, but I have a strong feeling that these lipsticks are either imported, or made with imported ingredients.
I would like to give these lipsticks :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: , for the simple reason that I have gone blue in the face mentioning in all my Lakme reviews that they don’t update their website on time with their new launches. Sorry.
I would like to buy these in just 2 more shades : Strawberry Magenta and Sun Shimmer. I swatched these 2 shades at the store and liked them. Strawberry Magenta is a lovely deep pink frosted shade and Sun Shimmer is a glowing orange and has the most shimmer out of all the shades in this range.
(I am wearing Faces nail enamel No. 24 Shimmer Mauve in the swatch photos.)