Make Up, Product Reviews

Lakme 9 to 5 Crease-less Scarlet Drill Review

They say “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” but there’s nothing better than a smile to accessorise and a lipstick to perk it up! It’s no longer about make-up but creating ones own identity and looking fabulous at the same time. Colors have an impact upon the mood and persona of a person and lipsticks are no different. Today I’ll be reviewing the Lakme’s 9 to 5 crease-less range which has taken the make-up world by the storm and is also one of my favourite shades.

lakme 9 to 5 lipstick in shade scarlet drill


Lakme 9 to 5 brings you a range of 40 shades that sit on your lips all day long .Enriched with vitamin E; it conditions your lips and softens them with wheat germ oil. So perk those soft smooth lips with a touch of matte.


Price: INR 450 and available at a discounted price online.
Availability: At leading stores and online at Amazon & Nykaa


The lipstick comes in a rose gold coloured metallic packaging which is quite sturdy and makes it travel-friendly. The case is opaque so there is no way to indicate the shade of the lipstick although it has a sticker with the shade name at the bottom of the tube.

lakme 9 to 5 lipstick in shade scarlet drill


The name “Scarlet Drill” is very misleading as it’s a brick red shade with hints of brown and is one of those universally flattering shades which looks good on almost every skintone. Eventhough it has a matte finish, it doesn’t dry out the lips or settle in the fine lines. Those with very dry lips might need to use a lip balm beneath in order to avoid any tugging or feeling of discomfort.

girl wearing lakme 9 to 5 lipstic



The lipstick is highly pigmented and stays on for around 5 hours without fading after which you need to re-apply. The fact that it fades evenly and leaves a nice tinge is an added advantage and is great for office wear. This shade instantly brightens up the face and will suit a wide variety of complexions.

girl wearing lakme 9 to 5 lipstick


  1. Soft and smooth texture with a matte finish
  2. Highly pigmented
  3. Travel friendly packaging
  4. Affordable


  1. The full ingredient list is not available.
  2. The staying power could have been better considering it’s from their “9 to 5” range but considering the price and quality I don’t mind this at all.


4.8 out of 5


I recommend this is for all the matte lovers out there looking for a creamy matte finish. Perfect for office wear, this range also has an edge over other brands in terms of quality and affordability.

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Stay happy and keep shining 🙂




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