Today I’m reviewing the Lakme 9-to-5 lipcolor in the shade Mauve Cooler for y’all. A lovely shade it is! Read on to know more!
Price: Rs. 400 for 3.6mL
Packaging: The Lakme 9 to 5 lipcolor comes in a rose-gold colored packaging- both the lipstick case and outer carton. The lipstick case has a mirror finish, so is prone to attracting finger-prints 😛
Ingredients: Not mentioned 😮
My take on Lakme 9 to 5 lipcolor- Mauve Cooler: Lakme 9 to 5 lipcolors were launched recently in an array of shades, but surprisingly, I cannot find the shade Mauve Cooler listed on the site 😛
Mauve Cooler is a pretty mauve-pink, with flecks of silver shimmer in it. The shade leans towards the cooler tone, so it may not suit everyone. It can wash out darker skin tones. I have pigmented lips, and the shade is quite pigmented even in single swipe, so the lip pigmentation is covered, but the shade changes a bit to an even more cooler tone because of the underlying pigmentation. But I still like the final result. Can wear it with heavy eye makeup.
Coming to the formula, the texture is smooth per se, but you can ‘feel’ the shimmer particles between the lips if you pucker your pout. The shimmer particles also have a tendency to travel outside the lip lines. The shimmer is as such not perceptible, it just imparts a healthy sheen to the lips (not the frosty kinds). The lipcolor as such does not bleed. The lipstick has a staying power of 3-4 hours, and fades without leaving behind a tint, but the shimmer particles do stay back 😛 It is a moisturising formula, so I
usually can skip the lip balm underneath, but those with very dry lips may need some. Overall, a nice product to have!
Pros of Lakme 9 to 5 lipcolor- Mauve Cooler:
- Pretty mauve shade
- Perfect to pair with a heavy smokey eye
- Smooth texture
- Decent staying power
- Moisturises the lips
- Love the packaging!
- Easily available
Cons of Lakme 9 to 5 lipcolor- Mauve Cooler:
- May wash out some skin tones- turn that into an advantage by pairing it with a smokey eye!
- The shimmer particles travel outside the lip lines
Verdict: A nice mauve to have in your kitty, and a perfect shade to pair with heavy smokey eyes + pink outfit. May wash out some skin tones, though!
Have you tried any shades from Lakme 9 to 5 lipcolor range? Your favorite shades? Do share in the comments below 🙂