Lakmé 9 to 5 Naturale Matte Sticks - Blush Site Review and Swatches

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Lakmé 9 to 5 Naturale Matte Sticks - Blush Site Review and Swatches

I must be like the last blogger reviewing this product. I've just been missing from the action scene lately. Another one of my, "better late than never" posts!
I'm going to share my views on the (new) Lakmé 9 to 5 Naturale Matte Sticks that have been launched by Lakmé under the umbrella of products containing the goodness of Aloe Vera.

Lakme Matte Sticks Review

The Matte Sticks are long crayon sticks that come in a very nice metallic packaging with a gradient effect of soft green and rose pink. It looks classy and interesting. These are retractable which means the bottom part of the stick is twistable so you don't waste product by sharpening it.

Lakmé’s 9 to 5 matte sticks’ collection boasts of aloe vera and honey to heal and soften the lips. It's sad that the brand has not listed the ingredients anywhere, neither on the outer box in which this product comes nor on their website.

The texture is semi matte, it glides on smoothly like a creamy crayon but gives a matte finish to the lips. You will notice a hint of shimmer but nothing that looks gary.

Lakmé Matte Sticks with Aloe Vera

The lipstick is transfer proof and although a lot of people claim that this lasts a good 5 hours, my experience is that with one heavy meal it is gone.
The good part is that the lipstick feels weightless  on the lips so you can easily go back and reapply. It can exaggerate any dryness of your lips so make sure to use this over well exfoliated lips. The first time I tried this over chapped lips (to test the moisturising properties) it looked horrible to say the least.

Price: Rs 451 (2.2 g) available online [ launched at a price of Rs 550 ]

These matte sticks come in a total of 15 shades. The shade I picked out is called P1 Blush Site. The shade is a soft fuschia shade that you can build up in intensity.

Lakmé Matte Sticks - P1 Blush Site

The shade looks good for daily wear and would suit most skin tones. A single layer of this shade will not hide discoloration but layering is easy and doesn't look cakey so long as your lips are prepped well.

Lakmé Matte Sticks - Blush Site Lip Swatches

Overall a good product from the house of Lakmé
I would have loved these more had they lasted through an Indian meal. The darker shades might last longer due to the color intensity but I'm not a huge fan of deep shades.


  1. I quite like the packaging, it's great that it's retractable so you don't worry about needing to fuss with a sharpener

  2. This shade is just gorgeous on you!!! I love the packaging and the retractable feature, makes on the go way easier!

  3. The packaging looks luxe and expensive! I love good packaging. So happy to see a swatch on you. Beautiful!

  4. The packaging is gorgeous as is the color!

  5. Thats a pretty shade and the packaging is too cute!

  6. I love the packaging! I haven't heard of this brand before so you're not the last one to hear about it!

  7. I've not tried this brand yet so you're not the last, lol! I love the packaging!!

  8. That's a very pretty Summery pink that you're rocking!

  9. I like the packaging although this color would hate me haha


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