When Lakme first introduced Weightless Matte Lip and Cheek Color, my first reaction was that it might not be as good as my MAC satin mocha lipstick. Therefore, I had no intention to buy it especially after the horrendous reviews by some friends. However, this shade – Coffee Lite stole my attention. Therefore, when the sale season started I couldn’t resist from purchasing and ended up buying it!
Basic Info about Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Lip & Cheek Color Coffee Lite
SHADES AVAILABLE: Burgundy Lush, Crimson Silk, Plum Feather, Pink Plush, Blush Velvet, Cocoa Soft, Coffee Lite, Fuchsia Suede, Rose Touch, Tangerine Fluff
- PRICE– Rs.575 for 9gms
- Shelf life: 2 years.
- What Lakme claims about this product?
Say ‘No’ to touch ups with this perfect for office wear, Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Matte Lip and Cheek Color. Lakme’s first lip and cheek color comes in a mousse texture that’s weightless, giving a powdery matte finish to lips and a soft blush to your cheeks. Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Matte Lip and Cheer Color are ideal for daily office wear adding charm and lasting long. Its dual benefit makes it a high functional product for the busy and on the go working woman. It’s Looks and feels weightless because of the light weight formula. Since it’s a mousse texture, it absorbs well giving an intense color that long-lasting. The applicator brush glides on seamlessly making is east to apply and giving a smooth and even finish.
- How to apply?
Swipe on the product – with the foam tip applicator evenly over your lips. Apply a second coat of the weightless mousse, to deepen the shade and give your lips a powdery, matte look. To add a soft blush to your cheeks, dot the mousse under your cheekbones in a half moon shape and use your fingertips to blend.
Benefits (as claimed on their official website):
- Mousse textured lightweight lip color
- Can be used on lip and cheek
- Matte lip color
- Long stay
- Ultra matte
- Available in a variety of shades
My Experience with Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Lip & Cheek Color Coffee Lite
Ever since I got this particular color, Coffee Lite, I simply couldn’t stop wearing it. Now I love anything coffee and this lip color is perfect if you do too. Read on. ;)
The packaging of Lakme 9 to 5 products are also in rose gold and stunning in its own way. The Weightless Matte Lip and Cheek Color come in a long cylindrical bottle with an opaque body and golden screw cap. The packaging is lightweight, sturdy and travels friendly. The shape of the brush is in the form of a tear drop and gives you the precise application. The pointy end is great for doing the edges and corners and spreads the color well on the lips.
It is a taupe brown with mauve undertones. There is no shimmer, thankfully! The color is my go-to color for daytime, office and any other formal occasion. It is one of those colors which stands out without making you look pale or bold. The color leans to the neutral side for dusky to deeper skin tones while for fair to medium skin tone; the color is more of a mauve-brown. As a cheek color, it blends in to give a mauve kind of shade. The color could be like a natural earthy color for medium to deeper skin tones.
The pigmentation of the color is really good and in a single swipe, you get the desired color. It gives the rich color on the lips and also effectively hides the minor discolorations on the lips. Thus, you can skip the lip liner if you want. Honestly, I only use a lip liner with this when I have ample amount of time or I want my lips to look fuller. The pigmentation is just about okay on the cheeks as well. I would say, the start will few dots and then slowly build up the color. However, it did not work as a blush tone for me and I use it just as a lipstick.
The consistency is like a creamy mousse with an air-light touch. The weightless formula can easily be identified when you apply and it literally feels nothing. The lip cream is great for daily wear and gives you the perfect formula.
As a blush, the texture is good but you have to work very quickly. It sets and thus needs to be blended before drying out.
The finish of the lip color is powdery matte. It is one of the most comfortable matte finishes and any given day, I would prefer this texture over liquid lipsticks but just as a lipstick.
Overall Performance of Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Lip & Cheek Color Coffee Lite
What did I love?
- Travel-friendly cylindrical packaging.
- The teardrop applicator is perfect for precise application.
- Coffee Lite is a taupe brown with mauve undertones.
- Perfect office wears for every Indian skin tone.
- Good pigmentation of the lip.
- Creamy, airy mousse texture.
- Easy to apply both on lip and cheek.
- No bleeding or feathering transfers slightly.
What I disliked?
- Staying power is 4-5hrs.
- Does not work as a blush.
- Color fades after a while.
Will I Repurchase/Do I Recommend it?
As a lipstick: YES!
As a blush: NEVER!