Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick In Roseate Motive: Swatches & Review
Guest Review By Priya R
I feel like i just came back from “candy land” and I am not even a candy lover!!! I am actually talking about the newly launched Lakme 9 to 5 Lipsticks which are no less than candies to a fat kid !!!!. They have more than 30 shades (irrespective of 12-13 shades shown on Lakme’s site) & that rose gold packaging is totally drool worthy! Plus all these shades are so pretty that I had really hard time choosing one. I picked up the shade Roseate Motive.
Product Description: Combines amazing comfort with staying power that keeps you looking fresh for hours. With a long-wearing comfort technology. Offers a creamy color with Colorfix technology. Ensures 10 hours of intense crème color.
Love the rose gold bullet, it sits elegantly on my dressing but that’s the only good about the bullet. It shuts too tightly and everytime I have to apply force to open it. I am not sure if it’s a faulty mechanism with my piece or that’s just how they are built but I wish it was easier to open. The price is definitely not on the higher side but still from a brand like Lakme you don’t expect flimsy bullets!
Moving onto the shade, Roseate Motive, I had a tough time picking it up. I actually went in the store pre-researched on the color I wanted, Oak Table was my choice, but that was OOS both times I visited. Thereafter, any color I swatched I fell in love, they are so tempting! Roseate Motive is actually a peachy brown shade with a touch of pink when you apply it on the lips. It is nicely pigmented, and a single swipe gives a stain like look. It is easily buildable but to an extent only, after all it aims at office time wear, where generally really bold lips are a strict no-no.
Roseate Motive has silver flecks, as many of the shades in this range have, which actually look quite pretty. These flecks disperse on application – barely there kinds & are mostly visible in heavy lightening.
On application, it feels very creamy & soft textured and glides on easily but after a few minutes the texture changes to a somewhat powder-y. Matte finish lipsticks are my favourite but I have never experienced the powder-y feel.
It claims to last for 10 hours, which is not entirely true. I get a wear time of about 3-4 hours with meals and it leaves a stain thereafter. But if you are not sipping much coffee during working hours then it lasts easily for 6-7 hours. One thing I wish Lakme had done was to make the lipstick bullets somewhat pointed rather than round for easy application, it spreads around the mouth area which compels me to use a lip brush!
- Huge selection of shades to choose from
- Classy & Elegant rose gold bullet packaging
- Lasts for longer hours
- Roseate Motive is a beautiful everyday soft pink color
- Creamy texture on application
- Contains silver flecks which I like
- The bullet feels a little jammed
- The texture though creamy initially, feels a little powdery after few mins
- The round lipstick bullet makes it little difficult to apply within the lips line
Price: Rs. 400
Recommendation: Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Roseate Wine is a beautiful soft rose-y peach color with silver flecks which will suit most skin tones. For the price, I think a little powdery feel it gives & the jammed bullet can be overlooked. I was sold solely on the rose gold colored packaging & huge selection of shades it offers.
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