Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick: Fuchsia Fever: Review/Swatch/LOTD

By Ghayathri
Hello 🙂

I’m back again with a lipstick review and this time it is from the newly launched Lakme Office Stylist range in Fuchsia Fever. I didn’t spot this shade when this range was first launch and the SA told me that this was launched recently along with a lot of other new shades. You should definitely check out this range, there were many new shades and I was surprised at the variety! There were bright oranges, peaches, beige ones and bright reds! Let’s see how this one fared. 🙂

Product Claims and Description: Lakme Nine to Five brings you a range of shades that sit on your lips all day long. Enriched with Vitamin E; it conditions your lips & softens them with wheat germ oil. So, perk those soft, smooth lips with a touch of matte.

How to Apply


  • Step 1: Stretch the lips and start at the center, putting on the lipstick to the corners. 
  • Step 2: Blot the lipstick with a tissue. Make sure the lipstick has not smudged over the line of your lips
Key Features


  • High performance color fix formula 
  • Shades suited for office wear 
  • Soft and smooth texture 
  • Matte Finish 
  • Vitamin E 
  • Wheat germ oil 
  • Travel friendly packaging
Price:Rs. 400 for 3.6ml
Shelf life: 24 months
Ingredients: Not mentioned!
Packaging: The packaging is very stylish! A rose metallic case with shade name and number printed below it. The label is not color coded so searching for the shade that you want, especially when you have many lipsticks from this range will be a bit difficult. It closes with a very loud click and is very travel friendly, it won’t open unless you wrench it apart 😛


Shade: The main reason why I picked this up was because it looked awesome when swatched on hand, a bright pink! I love pinks, especially bright ones and this looked so tempting. But on lips, it appears darker. 
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Staying power & Texture: It stays on well for 4 hours, after which my lips start feeling dry. It settles into fine lines a bit, but nothing too obvious. It glides smoothly across the lips, but you could feel the shimmers when you apply. The shimmers are so coarse and gritty, I just can’t stop cribbing about them!! 🙁  I did notice that it had shimmers when I swatched it but I thought I could handle it but somehow I was wrong! These shimmers are nothing short of a nightmare : they are chunky, they are silver and they spread around your lips so much that after about four hours, you would end up looking like Heath Ledger from The Dark Knight, the only difference being your lips will be surrounded by silver shimmer while his was surrounded by a red color! 😛 See how its surface looks when I took a pic of it with flash 😛 Shimmer overload!!  


Pigmentation: It is pigmented and 2-3 swipes would be needed to cover pigmentation completely. One thing to note here is that as you layer the lipstick, the shimmer gets layered too and it looks OTT. Since the finish is matte, the shimmers look even more out of place and odd. I’m not sure if you could see the shimmer in the lip swatch since these were taken immediately after application but I assure you that it looks very OTT in person, especially after it sets to a matte finish. The top one was taken without flash, the bottom one was taken with flash.   
  • Travel friendly and cute packaging 
  • Good staying power 
  • Nice shade 
  • Application is smooth


  • Too much of shimmer 
  • No ingredients list
Rating: 3/5

Final Word: This lipstick has many good points but the shimmer is a big turn off. If you are comfortable with shimmer lipsticks, give it a try at the counter and then pick it up but otherwise skip it!


12 thoughts on “Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick: Fuchsia Fever: Review/Swatch/LOTD

  • October 3, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    I love the color but the shimmer is too chunky. I do wear shimmery lipsticks though but this one seems really gritty. Nicely reviewed dear!

    • October 3, 2013 at 12:56 pm

      Thanks sugandha 🙂 The shimmer is too chunky & gritty in this one, especially after 2 hours all I’m left with is a matte pink lip with shiny chunky silver shimmer on top, definitely not a pleasant sight!

  • October 3, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    I bought two shades from this range 😀 And I’m loving them!! 😀

    Very nicely reviewed Ghayu <3 <3 makes my work a lot easier :*

    • October 3, 2013 at 12:57 pm

      Thanks Deeps 😀 <3 I’ve heard rave reviews regarding the matte lipsticks in this range, I’m definitely going to pick a couple more 🙂 But this one was a total miss! 🙁

    • October 3, 2013 at 1:05 pm

      yea.. the matte ones are fab.. 🙂 I would never wear shimmery lipsticks to work so I wonder why this was part of the office collection .. hmmm…

  • October 3, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    well reviewed… the shimmers look odd.. rest i love this range 🙂

  • October 3, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    I love this range <3 You show me any shade and I go crazy 😉 I loved it <3
    Nicely reviewed girl 🙂

    • October 3, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      Thanks Vipra 🙂 The shade is awesome, its the shimmers which irk me 😛


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