Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Color In Toffee Nexus: Swatches & Review

by Assistant Editor on December 6, 2013

in Grade A, Lakme, Lip Products, Lipsticks, Reviews

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The Lakme 9 to 5 lipsticks are a rage – and rightfully so! I am a bit late on the bandwagon with these but I present to you the uber gorgeous shade Toffee Nexus. Let’s get right into the review of this lovely lipstick!

Claims of the Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Color: 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.

Price: Rs 400 buy from

First and foremost, I just HAVE to rave about the packaging. Isn’t it delightful?! So posh, so pretty, so luxurious. Everything about it just screams class. The rose gold is such a welcome change from the regular black/brown packaging that lipsticks usually have!

Coming to the lipstick itself, the texture is so creamy! It just glides so effortlessly on the lips – smooth and velvety. But wait, it’s supposed to be matte? Yes it’s creamy initially but it settles after a bit to a semi-matte (not 100% dry matte) finish. It feels very light and comfortable on the lips too.

Toffee Nexus is essentially a light caramel brown shade. But it has just the right amount of pink in it to give it some warmth. The result? One of THE most beautiful nude lipsticks ever. The pigmentation of this lipstick is another one of its plus points. I have pigmented lips and even though the shade is light, it still manages to cover up my lip pigmentation. And the coverage is practically 100%! Perfect!

By now I’m so in love with this lipstick that I don’t even care if it lasts ‘9-to-5’. But for the record, it does stick around for 6 hours easily. The wear time depends on how often you eat or drink. It’s not 9 to 5 per se, but it definitely doesn’t disappoint.

So you must be wondering if there’s anything to complain about this lipstick. Well I do have one teeny-tiny grouse – initially, it tends to transfer slightly. Also, being matte it does emphasize fine lines but very slightly. I think that the beauty of a matte lipstick is that it allows the natural texture of the lips to come through to an extent, and that is exactly what this formula does. So all in all, I’ve found the love of my life, and this is one lipstick that I can see myself repurchasing as often as my HG lip balm!

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What’s to love?

  • Beyond gorgeous shade
  • Creamy texture on application, powdery matte finish
  • Beautiful rose gold packaging
  • Amazing pigmentation, opaque coverage in two swipes
  • Reasonably priced
  • Staying power is about 6-7 hours
  • Feels very comfortable on the lips

What’s to hate?


Rating: A

Price: Rs 400 . Buy it from

Final Recommendation: if you haven’t purchased one of these Lakme 9 to 5 lipsticks yet, please and pick up one NOW! The formula is amazing and the shades are just to die for. Toffee Nexus in particular is beyond gorgeous and I definitely recommend this shade – it may just be your perfect nude lipstick. I know it’s mine :) I’m eyeing Pink Bureau and Red Chaos next!

This was a Guest Review by Adi. However Editors Note: This is a MUST HAVE MLBB shade according to me so super pretty and wearable!

For more shades in this range go here : Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Color Reviews

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Sumathi December 6, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Such a gorgeous colour. Looks soooo lovely on you.
I’m visiting lakme soon :)
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Lisha December 6, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Its such a beautiful MLBB shade! Gorgeous lip search Adi!
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Vineetha December 6, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Pretty shade! nice review
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Meghana Acharya December 6, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Very pretty shade :) thanks for the review.
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Xuvious December 6, 2013 at 1:30 pm

I picked up Coffee Command very recently and I love it! Nice review! ^_^
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Clothes and Creativity December 6, 2013 at 2:08 pm

That’s a lovely shade for daily use! Perfect for work I say.
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Nidhi December 6, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Nice color..I’m not so impressed with these lipsticks…they look kind of flaky on my lips
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Adwaita December 6, 2013 at 3:17 pm

You convinced me to buy it!


Manasi December 6, 2013 at 3:26 pm

Lovely color!! but m not sure how much good it will look on me….
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Shikha December 6, 2013 at 3:40 pm
deepti December 6, 2013 at 5:16 pm

lovely shade!
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Supria December 6, 2013 at 5:20 pm

It feels like I have seen this review with the lip swatch already… Deja vu?!
Love this shade, very day appropriate :)
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Tanmayee December 6, 2013 at 9:17 pm

nice shade ..
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Tiny December 6, 2013 at 10:43 pm

PerfecT for daily wear !
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Krithi December 6, 2013 at 11:12 pm

i have rosy sunday shade from this range and it is pretty awesome
love this shade on u
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Karishma December 7, 2013 at 4:30 am

A nice detailed review :)
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Chris December 7, 2013 at 4:54 am

It looks beautiful on you. I wish we had better access to Lakme.
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Vipra S December 7, 2013 at 11:02 am

Its a lovely MLBB shade – I have this one and love to flaunt it to office ;)
Actually I love the entire range ;)
Nicely reviewed Girl – I loved the lip swatch <3
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sahana December 7, 2013 at 4:25 pm
Sangeeta December 7, 2013 at 11:20 pm

Beautiful shade for every day wear.
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