New Lakme 9to5 Primer + Matte Lipsticks: Review, Swatches

Lakme Lipstick Swatches

Lakme lip swatches


Recently Lakme has launched around 30 new shades of 9 to 5 lipsticks. These are called New Lakme 9to5 Primer + Matte Lipsticks. Today I am sharing the details and review of these.

 Lakme 9to5 Primer + Matte Lipsticks

Product claims: Lakme 9 to 5 primer matte is the first lip color with a built-in primer for a long lasting, matte finish. The built-in primer makes the color stay comfortably for 12 long hours. It also has a smooth application ensures an intense color payoff.

Lakme 9 to 5 primer matte is available in 30 work-ready shades, so you can match your look with perfection. Lakme 9 to 5 primer matte gives a smooth and creamy finish which doesn’t make the lips crease. Moreover, you don’t require touch-ups for not 8 but 12 hours. The key primer ingredient ensures that the lipstick gives smooth finishes and feels extremely comfortable on your lips.

Pro Tip: For a precision pro-matte finish, line your lips with the Lakme 9 to 5 Lip liner and follow it up with Lakme 9 to 5 primer matte lipstick.

  • 12 hours long stay
  • Comfortable matte finish
  • In built primer
  • Smooth and comfortable application
  • Available in 30 shades
  • Intense matte finish with vibrant color payoff

Price: Rs.480 for 3.6g

My experience with New Lakme 9to5 Primer + Matte Lipsticks:

The packaging of Lakme 9to5 Primer + Matte Lipsticks is same as the original version. These are rose gold in color and shut firmly. These are not color coded or has any indication of which color is inside the case. So this is a small drawback. Although these are similar to the original ones these are slightly on the flimsy side.

The texture of these new Lakme 9to5 Primer + Matte Lipsticks is creamier than the original formula. It feels like I am not wearing anything on my lips. It isn’t very sticky or too drying. The texture is just right. These are not 100% matte but has the slightest sheen to it.

The pigmentation is very impressive. It takes just two swipes to cover the lips. The color is 100% opaque and true to what is in the bullet. These are not transfer-proof. They do move around a bit. A heavy handed application might end up bleeding. It’s better to dab it with tissue and remove the excess. Or use a setting powder before the second application which will ensure the lipstick stays for a longer period without bleeding. The darker colors are more prone to bleeding.

Although these are said to stay up to 12 hrs I feel that the lipsticks stay for no longer than 3 to 4 hrs with full intensity and later they fade away without leaving any stain behind. Eating and drinking definitely impact the staying power in a negative way.

The shades I have

Cabernet Category: It is a rich dark brown shade.

Cherry Chic: it is a beautiful brown lipstick with reddish tones which is perfect for medium to deeper skin tone ladies.

Rosy Sunday: It is a Pinkish peachy brown. It is a very very wearable shade and my favorite.

Rosy Mind: It is a beautiful rose pink shade edging towards neon. Perfect for pink lovers.

Saffron Gossip: It is a bright neon orange shade. When worn with full face makeup this looks very pretty.

 Lakme 9to5 Primer + Matte Lipsticks

Overall Thoughts:

New Lakme 9to5 Primer + Matte Lipsticks are good lipsticks to have for the money you invest. These have some brilliant shades to suit all array of skin colors. The texture and pigmentation are even very good. I didn’t mind the lower staying power.