Today’s post is 10 Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Colors Review & Swatches
I shared this Review cum Swatch video on my Youtube channel couple of weeks ago. I have embedded the swatch video in the post below for you to watch which you can also watch on my Youtube Channel with many other makeup and beauty videos. Please do like, share, comment and Subscribe to my channel – Trystwithvanillagirl.
As I promised in video, I have come up with this post where I have shared FOTD pictures of all the 10 lipstick shades I have swatched in video. Also since I have been using this lipsticks since past few weeks , I will be updating the lipsticks review in the post today. These Lakme 9 to 5 Primer +Matte lipsticks retail for 480 INR . Considering the formula and finish of Lakme matte lipsticks, these are pretty decent – under 500 INR lipsticks bar.Among 30 shades launched by the brand I have picked up 10 shades which I have swatched in the video.
In this post I have shared FOTD and swatches of all the ten lipsticks. For more on these lipsticks and swatches,keep reading !!
Price: 480 INR for 3.4ml ( Buy here)
Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Colors Review & Swatches
Brand Claims:For a precision pro-matte finish, line your lips with the Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Liner before applying the Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color. Sets a flawless base and evens out your lips for smooth application. Highly pigmented shades that have rich and intense color payoff. Delivers a fine matte finish on your lips that last up to 12 hours.
Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Colors is soft matte lip formula housed in gorgeous rose-gold packaging with standard swiveling mechanism. Base of the lipstick bears the name of the shade and lipstick bullet is slant topped which follows curve of lips and gives neat application. Packaging is almost similar to original 9 to 5 matte lip colors albeit it’s slightly more pink this time.
Lakme launched 30 shades in this collection and some shades are carry over from previous matte lipcolor collection. To test new primer matte version against older formula, I have picked two shades that were part of previous collection too.The collection itself seems to have repetitive shades of reds and brights with couple of neutrals which is slightly disappointing as the previous range had gorgeous nudes like Oak table,Peony goal and Tea break. Women of all age groups and all skin tones however will be able to find couple of shades for regular as well as festive wear.
Texture of Lakme Primer Matte lipsticks is soft creamy ( not buttery creamy) which applies smoothly on lips. Lipstick feels light weight on lips and imparts lovely velvety matte finish. Almost all the shades have medium pigmentation and I get complete opacity on my lips in two swipes with darker shades whereas for lighter shades like Caramel cut , Saffron gossip I need to build up color on my slightly pigmented lips so get opacity in 3-4 swipes. Lipstick applies uniform, does not accentuate fine lip lines or leave any powdery residues in lips lines . As I tested two similar shades ( old & new) for finish and formula, New Lakme Primer + Matte lipsticks apply tad smoother than older version whereas there is hardly any difference in finish and longevity of formula.
Darker shades last on my lips for 5-6 hours whereas lighter shades survive for 3-4 hours. The lipsticks never set in complete matte finish as they transfer even after hours of application.However being matte they do not bleed or smudge as such. Shades like Brick Blush,Scarlet Surge disappear leaving stain on my lips which comes out easily with any good makeup remover.
Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color Caramel Cut ( Buy It Here)
Caramel Cut is medium brown shade that will suit fair to medium skin complexions. It can be paired up with smokey eyes for more dramatic makeup look whereas for regular wear pair it up with bold kohled eyes .
Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color Rosy Sunday ( Buy It Here)
Rosy Sunday is rosy pink shade that will suit fair to medium skin complexions. It is a beautiful shade for everyday wear and for office wear.
Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color Saffron Gossip ( Buy It Here)
Saffron Gossip is pastely orange , summery shade that will suit very fair to medium skin complexions. It is a beautiful fun lip color for spring , summer . It can accentuate darkness around lips and I need to swipe many times to build on my slightly pigmented lips.
Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color Cabarnet Category ( Buy It Here)
Cabernet Category is deep burnt brown shade that will suit medium to olive complexions. It is a beautiful shade for regular and office wear especially if you love sporting bold brown color that shows up beautifully on pigmented lips.
Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color Red Coat( Buy It Here)
Red Coat is beautiful red shade that will suit all skin complexions. I usually love pairing it up with gold on my eyes especially for festive makeup looks.
Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color Coffee Command ( Buy It Here)
Coffee Command is very pretty office brown color that will suit fair to medium skin complexions.It is one brown color that you should always have in your vanity. Unlike most brown lipsticks, it does not make you look mature neither turn you pale.
Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color Brick Blush ( Buy It Here)
Brick Blush is pretty red shade that has subtle coral undertones. It will look good on all skin tones. Unlike its name, its not brick red rather a coral funky red sort of color which is pretty vibrant to sport on during summers.
Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color Cherry Chic ( Buy It Here)
Cherry Chic is absolutely gorgeous rusty red color that will suit all skin tones. It looks exceptional good on Indian skin as the subtle orange in red complements natural gold tones of medium Indian complexions. My favorite in this collection – highly recommend !!
Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color Scarlet Surge ( Buy It Here)
Scarlet Surge is beautiful red that will suit all skin complexions.Perfect shade to pair up with bold – flick eyeliner and white flow dresses or striped office suits. It looks similar to Red Coat in swatches but Red Coat is warm toned whereas Scarlet Surge cool toned in comparison to Red Coat.
Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color Pink Post ( Buy It Here)
Pink Post is beautiful fuchsia pink color that I absolutely loved. Its pretty vibrant pink that will perk up fair to medium skin complexions.
VANILLA RATINGS 9/10
Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Colors are soft creamy formula that applies without drag and feels comfortable on lips. Formula has medium pigmentation for all the 10 shades I have tried . Lipsticks give powder- free velvety matte finish and stay for decent long time on my lips. These lipsticks are ideal for dry lips beauties and for mature ladies as the primer in the formula fills up the lines gives uniform , cushiony finish without accentuating dryness. Grab some pinks for ongoing summers, red/plum for impending fall from this collection. Must check !!
Have you picked any shades from Lakme 9 to 5 Primer Matte Collection ? Which shades you liked the most among those I have swatched. any other shades you have picked for yourself. share your thoughts with me in comments below