Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Liner Red Alert

Hi Guys!

How are you all doing today? I can’t believe we are already in August! This year is going by so fast. Anyway, I am happy to announce that I’m starting a new series called the Affordable Makeup series wherein every Monday I’ll be talking about some amazing drugstore finds that are budget-friendly as well as amazing! And starting off this series with one of my all time favourites, I’ll be talking about the Lakme 9 to 5 Lip liner in Red Alert.

Price: Rs 400 Buy here

Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Liner Red Alert
Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Liner Red Alert
Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Liner Red Alert
Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Liner Red Alert

Review

These 9 to 5 lip liners from Lakme come in an average sized pencil form with a transparent cap. The size of the pencil, as I said, is average and can be sharpened with any good drugstore sharpener. The cap doesn’t close with a ‘click’ but nonetheless, fits pretty snugly onto the pencil. This ensures that you don’t have to worry about it coming off and damaging the pencil while you’re travelling. All the lip liners from this range come in a similar neutral gold packaging but are color-coded at the base which makes it super easy to locate the shades.

Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Liner Red Alert
Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Liner Red Alert

 

The texture of this pencil is very creamy. And highly pigmented too. So creamy and pigmented that you won’t have to go over a certain area twice! The creaminess ensures that there is no tugging on the lips or accentuation of any dryness of any sort. However, it isn’t crumbly soft either so you don’t have to worry about the tip breaking off on your lip. One swipe of this lip liner gives off a beautiful red shade. Speaking of the shade, it is a beautiful medium to deep red with a slightly cool undertone. It goes with most reds except the really warm ones. You can also fill your entire lips with the pencil owing to its beautifully soft texture in which case, you can see a slight sheen to it. The staying power of the pencil is an average of 3-4 hours which isn’t very long-lasting but isn’t bad either. It does not bleed but if worn alone without a lipstick on top, it has a tendency to transfer slightly.

Also Read: Lakme 9 to 5 Lip liner: Brick Rose- Review, Swatches, FOTD

Overall Thoughts

Lakme 9 to 5 lip liners are one of the best drugstore lip liners available in India. Their soft, creamy texture, high pigmentation and affordable price is hard to match. The shade red alert is a medium to deep red with a slightly cool undertone. It can be used to just line the lips as well as to fill them in like a lipstick. It doesn’t have a very strong matte finish and a slight sheen can be seen It works well when paired with most neutral to cool-toned reds. A must try product from Lakme!

Rating: 4.75/5

Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Liner Red Alert
Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Liner Red Alert

8 Comments on Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Liner: Red Alert- Review, Price, Swatch |Affordable Makeup Vol. 1

  1. Yamini
    August 1, 2016 at 8:20 pm (10 months ago)

    Komal this looks like a pretty decent lip liner.I have never tried Lakme lip liners but from the swatch it looks like a nice one.

    Reply
    • Komal
      August 1, 2016 at 11:54 pm (10 months ago)

      It is Yamini 🙂 Do try out atleast one from this range 🙂

      Reply
  2. purva
    August 2, 2016 at 9:24 am (10 months ago)

    i never tried lakme lip liners but this one looks great 😀

    Reply
  3. Shilpa Shetty
    August 2, 2016 at 2:44 pm (10 months ago)

    I’m not a great fan of sharpening lip liner. Blame me for loosing sharpers 🙂 Nice review,..

    Reply
    • Komal
      August 2, 2016 at 8:52 pm (10 months ago)

      Hey Shilpa! I know what you mean 🙂 I constantly lose my sharpeners too ? But the retractable liners get blunt so soon. Any tips?

      Reply
  4. Sreeparna Ganguly
    August 3, 2016 at 5:33 pm (10 months ago)

    Lovely Review 🙂 Please do a tutorial using this lipliner…

    Reply
  5. safi
    August 4, 2016 at 10:39 pm (10 months ago)

    The shade is pretty. Looks like a good liner..nice review.

    Reply
  6. Ridzi
    August 7, 2016 at 12:03 am (10 months ago)

    nice review will try some day

    Reply

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