Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lipstick Review- Shades Rosy Sunday,Maple Map and Brick Blush

I have been a fan of Lakme 9 to 5 lipsticks range for a long time and I found them perfect for office wears.Hence, I decided to write a review on 3 of my favourite shades from this range.

Description: Matte Lipstick with built in primer, keeps lips non-stop matte for 12 hours.This range gives you an intense color payoff without touch-ups.They all come in beautiful rose gold sturdy packaging.However, you cannot spot the shades from outside.That’s a problem sadly!

Shades: This range offers 42 shades

Price: INR 500 (but I am pretty sure you will get a good discount in Nykaa)

Quantity:3.6 gm

My take on these: I will come to the individual shades later.Overall this range of lipsticks are perfect for office wears and really gives a good color payoff in just one swipe. However, they are not smudge proof or transfer proof. After a meal you will need to reapply it but sometimes I actually like the stains these lipsticks leave on my lips which just give a very natural look. Also,they do not leave a dry effect on the lips although they are matte ones.After few minutes of applying it will give your lips a nice matte effect.The formula feels very light and glides smoothly and evenly.If you have pigmented lips it will take care of that too. Last but not the least you have 42 shades of muted pinks/reds/browns to choose from.Now that is amazing :p

From L to R: Rosy Sunday, Brick Blush, Maple Map

Maple Map: I was a fan of a particular shade known as ‘Red chaos’ from the earlier range of lakme 9 to 5 but the company discontinued that shade.On the look out for a shade similar to that one I picked up Maple Map.This shade makes your lips look just like themselves just better.It is a very pretty nude shade with a coral undertone, perfect for everyday use and suits every skin tone.

From L to R: Maple Map, Brick Blush, Rosy Sunday

Rosy Sunday: First of all, I got a lot of compliments for this one :p This shade is something which will make your face instantly brighter and trust me you don’t need any other make up.This is one of those lipsticks which I always carry in my handbag. A quick touch up and you are good to go.

Brick Blush: Now for this one you may need more than one swipe to have an opaque coverage.As the name suggests it is a brick shade,more on the orange side.However, I think you can use it any time of the day just to brighten up your face.In this entire range I think this one is slightly different than the other muted/nude ones.

Hope you found this review helpful. Stay happy like a puppy 🙂


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