Lakme 9to5 Matte Lipsticks- Red Chaos, Scarlet Drill : Swatches & Review

Lakme 9to5 Matte Lipsticks Review

Probably most of you would have got these Lakme 9to5 Matte Lipsticks. They have been around for a long while and have been most raved around in the beauty world. I myself have two of them in my possession for almost a year and today I shall share my thoughts on these.

Product Description:

Matte is the new sexy and Lakmé 9to5 Matte Lipcolor delivers exactly that and much more for lush and perky lips.Lakmé 9to5 brings you a range of 15 high performance shades that sit on your lips all day long. Enriched with Vitamin E; the formula conditions your lips & softens them with wheat germ oil. Add some elegance and achieve smooth lips with a touch of matte.


Lakme 9to5 Matte Lipsticks Shades Available : 41

Price: Rs.450 for 3.6 gm. Easily available everywhere.

My take on Lakme 9to5 Matte Lipsticks:

Packaging: These lipsticks come in a beautiful rose gold case which looks classy. These are not color coded but have the shade name encoded on the bottom of the bullet. Though the bullet does not have a click lock kind of closing which I personally prefer in lipsticks, the cap shuts tightly so there is no hassle in taking it for travel. The entire lipstick itself comes in a rose gold cardboard box.

Shade: Red Chaos is the perfect MLBB shade for fair to medium skin tones. It is a peachy nude with no shimmer or frost and looks totally matte. I love this kind of shades. Whereas Scarlet Drill falls under the same family of Red Chaos. It is a rusty peach that is slightly deeper than Red Chaos. On my hand swatches both the shades look almost similar, but on my lips, I could see that Scarlet Drill is darker and gives more fuller coverage.

Texture: These lipsticks have a creamy formula that sets into a true powdery matte finish. Without prepping the lips, these lipsticks tend to settle into my lip lines and it is more obvious in the case of the shade Red Chaos. Otherwise with proper prepping, these lipsticks goes on smoothly without any tugging and feels light and comfortable on the lips.

Pigmentation & Staying Power : Both the shades are buildable and require 2 to 3 swipes to give opaque coverage. It does not stay for 9 to 5 as they claim and have an average lasting power of 3 to 4 hours. Both the shades do not transfer much and does not tend to bleed outside the lip line. These are quite easy to remove with coconut or almond oil and do not leave a stain behind.


  • Good packaging, bullet closes properly.
  • Wide range of colors.
  • Easily available everywhere.
  • Buildable coverage.
  • True matte finish.
  • Does leave a stain behind.
  • Easy to remove.


  • Average staying power.
  • Accentuates lip lines.

Rating: 4/5

Recommendation: Yes. Though they don’t have very high features, I loved them because being matte, these lipsticks are very comfortable and lightweight on the lips.

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Stay Beautiful♥

27 thoughts on “Lakme 9to5 Matte Lipsticks- Red Chaos, Scarlet Drill : Swatches & Review”

  1. Minakshi Bajpai

    I too love them because of their light nature on lips. Glad to see such a detailed review.

  2. When it comes to listick, it’s matte for me. Elegant and yet subtle. Lakme is one of the best for years.

  3. Yes they look similar but scarlet drill is tad bit deeper. I’ve seen this range has a lot of closely related shades, so picking one can be difficult.

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