Lakme 9 To 5 Lipstick in Red Chaos: Everyday Pretty!

by Sub Editor Akanksha on October 25, 2014

in Grade A, Lakme, Lipsticks, Reviews

lakme red chaos (2)Lakme 9 To 5 Lipstick in Red Chaos: 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.

My experience with the product:

Red Chaos is a peachy pink color( this is like scarlet drill but touch pinker) that you could throw on everyday for an effortlessly pretty look. While the name is misleading, the lipstick itself is just a gorgeous earthy peachy pink  that would look fabulous on Indian skintones. This would work as a pretty nude or neutral color for deeper skintones and an everyday color for medium and lighter skintone.

Now coming to the texture of the lipstick, it feels soft and powdery matte. It glides smoothly on the lips without tugging and one swipe is enough to cover pigmentation on my lips- so these are very well pigmented. Once applied, it settles into a matte finish and feels very light on the lips and doesn’t get transferred  to cups, glass etc. You don’t need to layer it up otherwise it looks slightly cakey. Make sure you exfoliate your lips properly before applying, otherwise it does have a tendency to look a bit patchy and unflattering.

Despite being a matte lipstick, it doesn’t feel very drying on the lips(I don’t have very dry lips). These also last a decent amount of time of around 5 hours.


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Pros :

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


  • Would not look good on very dry lips.

Rating: A

Price: Rs 400 for3.6ml.

Recommendation: The lakme  9 to 5 lipstick in red chaos is a beautiful shade which would fair to medium skin tones. It has a fairly smooth texture and is incredibly pigmented. Despite being a matte lipstick it feels comfortable on the lips.

Guest Review By Apeksha (Skin tone: NC 35-30)

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Nisha@ThePinkTrends October 25, 2014 at 5:54 pm

have used 9 to 5 range and its quite good..Will chk out this color sometime


Piu October 25, 2014 at 6:26 pm

I have this lipstick. Its one of my most favorite lippie.


Shreya October 26, 2014 at 10:50 am

I simply adore this 9to5 range ! they have lovely shades … I’ve tried Toffee Nexus and its perfect for daily wear … this shade looks sooo beautiful ! NEED it :)


Preethy October 26, 2014 at 2:12 pm
Apeksha October 27, 2014 at 6:58 pm

Thank you so much pretty! :)


coralcrue October 26, 2014 at 5:16 pm

I really like such shades, have to check it out now


Nisha Khan October 26, 2014 at 9:03 pm
Lisha@HeartBowsMakeup October 27, 2014 at 11:37 am

Looks perfect on you Apeksha. Such a lovely color for everyday wear.


Apeksha October 27, 2014 at 6:57 pm

Thank you so much Lisha! :)


Clothes and Creativity October 27, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Looks like a nice buy! The shade looks pretty.

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Manasi October 27, 2014 at 11:40 pm

such a pretty color…love the lipshade….


Priyanjana October 28, 2014 at 5:44 pm

I am starting to like this range!


beautifulconfidentyou October 31, 2014 at 3:04 pm

Lovin the 9 to 5 range by lakme…


TA November 3, 2014 at 11:58 am

Looks great on u…is it similar to scarlet drill?


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