Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Scarlet Drill (5) Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Scarlet Drill: Swatches & Review

Claims: Lakme nine to five brings you a range of 40 shades that sit on your lips all day long .Enriched with vitamin E; it conditions your lips and softens them with wheat germ oil. So perk those soft smooth lips with a touch of matte.

The shade scarlet drill really  has a misleading name because in reality, it is a lovely peachy brown shade. The shade is sans shimmer, but has a creamy sheen to it and it is one of those shades that look flattering on warm skin tones- specially if you are an   office goer or someone  on the lookout for an effortlessly natural lip color.

Now coming to the texture of the lipstick, it feels soft and powdery matte. It glides smoothly on the lips without tugging. It is incredibly pigmented and one swipe is sufficient to show up on the lips. Once applied, it settles into a matte finish and feels very light on the lips and doesn’t get transferred onto cups, glasses etc. Do Make sure you exfoliate your lips properly before applying, otherwise it would look unflattering and patchy. Despite being matte lipstick, it doesn’t feel very drying on the lips(I don’t have very dry lips). These are not moisturizing either. So if you have very dry lips, using a lip balm underneath would solve the problem. It might settles into the fine lines of the lips. It stays on for about 5-6 hours and can survive a meal but gets patchy, so you definitely need touch up.

The lipstick has a citrusy fragrance. I don’t have a love-hate relationship with the fragrance. But since it’s very mild, so I guess it would not bother too many people

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Pros :

  • Lovely packaging.
  • Affordable.
  • Soft and smooth texture.
  • Many shades to choose from.
  • Lovely peachy brown shade.


  • Would not looks good on very dry lips.

 Rating: 4.5/5

Price:  Rs 400 for3.6ml.

Recommendation: The lakme scarlet drill is a beautiful peachy brown shade which would suit to warm skin tone. It has a lovely creamy texture and is incredibly pigmented. Despite being a matte lipstick it feels very comfortable on the lips.

Other shades in this range include: Lakme 9 to 5 Toffee Nexus, Lakme 9 to 5 Pink bureau & Roseate Motive

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