Thursday, 10 September 2015

Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Color 'Coffee Command' Review


Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Coffee Command Review Swatch Price Details LOTD

Hola Girlies!!

I have confessed it many times that I am a lipstick addict. And when it comes to everyday lipstick shades, pink is my favorite color. But lately I have been into a search for a nice budget-friendly MLBB shade to accompany me to my office desk. Maybelline Color Show Choco-Latte is pretty close to what I was looking for but not exactly the same. Choco-latte has prominent pinkish undertone and it is too pigmented and too creamy to be a MLBB shade for my complexion. I wanted some brown based shade, preferably matte textured, which would make my pout truly look ‘My Lips But Better’!

Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Coffee Command Review Swatch Price Details LOTD

After little bit of research and googling ( thank God we have beauty blogs :D ) I finally zeroed on this shade called ‘Coffee Command’ from Lakme 9 to 5 range. If you follow my blog, then you already know that this was a part of my Nykaa Independence Day sale haul. I have been using it quite a bit ever since I got it. Keep reading to know how I liked it as an everyday MLBB shade !!

Price: INR 450.

Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Coffee Command Review Swatch Price Details LOTD

My Experience with the Lipstick

Packaging:
The sophisticated rose gold metal packaging screams for class!! The bullet goes inside the cylindrical base fully once you roll it down, therefore minimizing the chances of getting the tip broken. The cap shuts tightly with a click. So you can just toss it in your bag and forget about it.

Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Coffee Command Review Swatch Price Details LOTD

Texture:
The texture is not new to me as I have mentioned before that there is another shade called 'Red Chaos' which used to be my favorite once upon a time. I am a huge fan of matte lip formulas. My lips are quite full and I feel that matte lipsticks look better than creamy or glossy ones. This lippie has unique powdery matte formula which glides smoothly without tugging or pulling. At the same time, it does not make lips dry, unlike many other matte lipsticks including some high end branded ones! Though it accentuate patchiness if you have any, but it is always advisable to prep your lips before applying any matte formula.

Shade:
The shade is a peachy brown color which can be a perfect MLBB shade for warm Indian skin. Honestly beige or pink toned nudes do not go well with our kind of complexion. The warmth of brown in this lip shade makes it a brilliant MLBB choice if you are below NC40 in MAC. It might wash out deeper skin tone.
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Coffee Command Review Swatch Price Details LOTD


Pigmentation:
Pigmentation is CRAZY! It goes opaque in a single swipe covering every bit of unevenness and pigmentation of lips. If you see the swatch image, you will not be able to differentiate the single swipe and multiple swipe swatch. On hand it gives the true color as it appears in the bullet. However color may vary depending on your natural lip color. Best tip is to apply some concealer as a base before applying any lipstick. It will not only neutralize the natural lip color, but also will bring the true color of the lippie on your lips.

Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Coffee Command Review Swatch Price Details LOTD

Wear time:
On my lips it stays for good 5-6 hours time span with slight meal etc. Once it sets, it does not bleed but it is not completely transfer proof.  It fades evenly and does not leave behind any stain. So I need to reapply as I do not like bare lips. Reapplying is not an issue for me otherwise I won’t be able to finish up any lippie before it expires.

Smell:
This range of lippies have a mild sweet chocolaty smell which I love! It is not at all overpowering to bother sensitive noses as well. I used to hate the strong chemically smell the Enrich Satin lipsticks used to come with. Lakme, you have come a long long way from there!

Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Coffee Command Review Swatch Price Details LOTD


Final Verdict:
All in all, I think this is one of the best budget options around if you are looking for a nice everyday MLBB kind of shade. This entire range is pretty awesome because of the gorgeous powdery matte finish and wide shade selections. This range is targeted to 9-5 working women for everyday office makeup. So most of the shades are sober enough for everyday use and you can even carry them to college as well. This shade Coffee Command totally works for me the way I wanted. If this particular shade is not for you, then I urge you to check out the range if you haven’t already. It has something to offer to everyone!!


Rating: 4.8/5


Love,
XOXO

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