Lakme 9 To 5 Matte Lip Color in Scarlet Drill: Review and Swatches

The good thing about being an out and out makeup addict is that your relatives give you new stuff to try. In bengali’s we have this tradition of the new sister in law a.k.a the bhabhi gifting stuff to her sister in law a.k.a the nanad. For my sister in law…deciding on the gift was kind of a no-brainer and she gave me this big Lakme hamper and obviously got a big smile and even bigger hug from me. One of the first things I tried from the hamper was the Lakme 9 to 5 Matte Lip Color in the shade scarlet drill. I had already tried the 9 to 5 range before so I was pretty excited to use this shade from the range.


Price: Rs 400 for 3 gms

One of the reasons I really like the Lakme 9 to 5 lipsticks is the packaging it comes in. The lipstick comes in a really chic rose gold packaging. The packaging is not only pretty but pretty reliable as well and I have faced no hassles in carrying it around in my bag.



Texture is not extremely creamy but really smooth so application is a piece of cake. It is definitely an all and all matte lipstick so you need to give your lips a little bit of TLC before you decide to wear this range because it is little drying and will highlight any dry patches.


The shade Scarlet Drill is this really pretty brick red with a very slight orange undertone. The orange undertone helps to tone down the red and makes it more wearable and kind of the perfect for most indian skintones. The thing I really like about the 9 to 5 range is that they have alot of shades that are perfect for day and office wear and scarlet drill is one of them.



In terms of staying power is definitely in line with the claim. Without meals the lipstick doesn’t budge for a good 8-9 hours and with meals you don’t have to be bothered about the staying power for almost 6 hours. Also, there is no feathering, bleeding, transferring or settling in lines with this lipstick range so basically once you have applied it, you are good to go for almost the whole day.


Overall, I think Lakme has definitely lived to all its claim with this range. I am absolutely in love with Scarlet Drill and the shade I got before and have already reviewed here. I have no complains what so ever with these lipsticks and they are just perfect especially for the days when you are on the go and don’t want to worry about touch ups. I am so happy with this range that I bought one more shade which I will review really soon and will definitely recommend you try the range, you will not regret it.