Lakme 9to5 Matte lipsticks are almost my 'matte lipstick dream' comes true!

Photo,review and price of Lakme 9to5 matte Lipsticks B2 Oak Table and M3 Mauve Paced| Lipsticks for office wear
 I have never been matte girl per se. But I have never been a gloss-girl either. But, in terms of texture, it seems I am kind of becoming less choosy. Since last year, some how, I have been loving matte colors. The more convincing reason being, matte

Lakme 9to5 matte Lipsticks B2 Oak Table and M3 Mauve Paced
Lakme 9to5 matte Lipsticks B2 Oak Table and M3 Mauve Paced
lipsticks, earlier, used to be extremely dry. but, now, that has changed. Most matte lipsticks are neither powder matte, nor do they feel uncomfortable on the lips. Lakme, had picked the trend at the right moment and this time, they did get it right! I have two
colors from Lakme 9to5 Matte lipstick collections -- B2 Oak Table and M3 Mauve Paced.
Review of Lakme 9to5 matte Lipsticks B2 Oak Table and M3 Mauve Paced
Lakme 9to5 matte Lipsticks L: M3 Mauve Paced R: B2 Oak Table
My previous Experience: When Lakme had launched their earlier 9to5 lipsticks, I liked the color selection, yet, they did not feel good on the lips. They felt sticky and heavy after application. It's one of the reasons, even though I had liked the color Pink Poppy ( or was it Poppy Pink?), I could not completely finish them. ( yes, I do use up my lipsticks completely.)

Swatches of Lakme 9to5 matte Lipsticks B2 Oak Table and M3 Mauve Paced
Lakme 9to5 matte Lipsticks B2 Oak Table and M3 Mauve Paced


My experience with this new formula: On seeing these are matte, I had sat on them (figuratively) for a long time. but then, on first swatch on the lips, I simply fell in love!

The lipstick just glided on my lips imparting rich color!

Swatch of Lakme 9to5 matte Lipsticks B2 Oak Table
Lakme 9to5 matte Lipstick B2 Oak Table


Oak Table is a beautiful burnt Sienna color with hints of yellow shimmer which is subtle on the lips and kind of adds dimension.

Swatch of Lakme 9to5 matte Lipsticks M3 Mauve Paced
Lakme 9to5 matte Lipsticks B2 Oak Table and M3 Mauve Paced

Mauve Paced is a taupe-ish, mauve color which is good for my skin color.

The colors are pigmented, rich and do not tug or pull. In ten to fifteen seconds, they set into a complete matte finish. Two coats are enough to cover pigmented lips and the lipstick does not settle into fine lines. They don't transfer too much, but they are not completely transfer-resistant.

I suggest not layering too much because two swipes would already give you opaque complete cover; and also because on layering, the lipstick just sits on top and transfers on the teeth. That's ugly and completely unnecessary.

The packaging is chic and the cap closes with a click which gives me the assurance of being air-tight.


What I did not like?
Lakme is an Indian brand and moreover, a drugstore brand. I don't see why these have to be priced at 400 INR. They can definitely be priced at lesser price point. I admit, they are worth it. Still, being a brand which has catered for a very long time to Indian women of all class, it ought to have a respect for that demand and affordability.

review of Lakme 9to5 matte Lipsticks B2 Oak Table and M3 Mauve Paced



Still, my verdict is that, if you like matte lipsticks and if you are looking for something reasonably long-lasting, nicely pigmented, easily available and also available in a broad spectrum of colors, these should be must haves for you.


Have you used Lakme 9to5 Matte lipsticks? What do9 you think of them? I love reading about your opinion. So, I am waiting to hear your feedback.