Best Lipstick Shade For Indian/Dusky Skin Tone Under Rs 500/-
Lakme 9 to 5 Primer and Matte Lip Color, Blushing Nude

Best Lipstick Shade For Indian/Dusky Skin Tone Under Rs 500/-

No matter what mood you’re in, lipstick can make you feel like a million bucks! If you’re looking for an affordable daily wear matte lipstick, I’ve got news. Lakme has launched a new matte finish lipstick in its Lakme 9 to 5 range, and I tried a bunch of shades to give you a detailed review of how this product performs and fares. Curious to find out more? Here’s what you need to know!

India’s no.1 Lakme 9 to 5 lipsticks are now available in a matte format and are everything a girl needs for picture-perfect lips. It’s available in 40 long lasting deep matte shades. These are long-lasting and designed to give an even and luscious finish to your lips. Smooth and comfortable application , the creamy matte textured lipstick does not drag on or dry the lips and instead leaves them feeling hydrated.

Lakme 9 to 5 Primer and Matte Lip Color, Blushing Nude

Rs 499/-


Features And Benefits

  • Skin Type: Normal ; Duration: 12-15 hrs 
  • Comfortable matte finish. Professional Care 
  • In built primer
  • Smooth and comfortable application
  • Available in a variety of shades
  • Intense matte finish with vibrant colour payoff
  • Smooth texture
  • There might be minor color variation between actual product and image shown on screen due to lighting on the photography


The Lakme 9 To 5 Primer + Matte lipstick comes in a shiny, rose gold metallic finish packaging in a cardboard box. The tube looks very attractive, and it also feels nice to hold. Its cardboard cover contains information like its shade name, price, and manufacturing date. The tube also has the shade name mentioned on a sticker at the bottom. Overall, its packaging is simple, elegant and functional. The cap secures the product well, and you can easily carry it around in your bag without the fear of the tube opening up.


Its full ingredients list is not mentioned anywhere. However, Lakme claims that the key ingredient of this lip color is primer, which ensures that the lipstick provides smooth application and comfortable wear all day long.

Texture And Fragrance

This lipstick formula has a smooth and creamy texture that glides easily on the lips without tugging or pulling. Its soft finish does not feel patchy on the lips, and it never highlights dry patches on my otherwise dry lips. It feels light and comfortable to wear, and I would say it’s perfect for daily wear – you can easily wear it to work or college without feeling like you have a heavy product on your lips.
It has a mildly sweet fragrance that fades after some time of application. Even if you’re sensitive to smell, this will not bother you.

Pigmentation And Efficacy

I was very impressed with its pigmentation. The color is super saturated, and even a single coat will leave you with a fully opaque finish. Its formula feels high quality and does not leave an annoying stain like some matte lipsticks tend to do. My lips feel soft and moisturized after applying this lipstick, and it never smudges or bleeds! Also, the formula never settles into creases and fine lines, which is the sign of a good lipstick.

Staying Power

This stays on easily for 5-6 hours, and it can decently survive a meal. However, after a heavy meal, it does tend to fade away from the centre of the lips, so a slight touch-up is required, which is not much work as this is so easy to apply. Also, the lip color never looks messy on the lips. It’s easy to remove – a wet wipe will do the trick instantly.

My Experience With This Lakme 9To5 Matte Lip Color!

I am a big fan of the  Lakme 9 to 5 lipstick range, and when I saw its revamped version with a primer in its formula, I was so keen on trying it. I bought my favorite shades to start off with and here’s my experience with the Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color. I tried all the shades .you  also love it .

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