Hello beautiful friends! Being a red-lipstick lover, I never really cared or even bothered to buy or try any neutral shade lipstick. I have medium complexion and red brings out the brightness, thus I always loved it; but there is no denying the fact that there are some times when you just got to go neutral on the lips. Lakme 9 to 5 range has more than 40 shades of lipsticks and somehow I got really interested in buying some of it. Today, I am going to review one of my favorite neutral shades I own, i.e. Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Color Oak Table.
Price & Quantity: Rs. 400 for 3.6ml.
Shelf Life: 24 months.
Shade: Oak Table (MB2).
My Experience with Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Color Oak Table:
Apart from fuchsia and red lipstick, I never loved any other shade. But in recent times, I have picked up some pinkish, neutral pinkish, or brownish neutral and these types of shades. I may have some struggle explaining the shade as I am totally new to use these shades.
Shade: Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Color Oak Table is a pure dark neutral shade. When I say dark, it does not mean brown dark, but more like orange-dark. It definitely has orange undertones (I don’t know if that makes any sense), with little bit of wood brown. And thus, the name ‘Oak Table’! This shade is very much wearable for office or college or even daily use. Also, this shade is pretty much suitable for all skin tones, I assume. I have medium to whitish skin tone, it looks very subtle and yet beautiful on me.
Texture & Pigmentation: This lipstick is satin-like when applying or swatching but it looks bit matte on my lips. There are tiny glitter particles in it but it is not overpowering at all. When wearing on the lips, the shimmers aren’t even visible.
The pigmentation is beautiful; it covers pigmented lips like there isn’t any pigmentation at all!! Only one swipe of this lipstick delivers the exact pigmented application and may not need another swipe.
Staying Power: Lakme 9 to 5 range is especially made for long lasting ability, and there is no disappointment in that. It stays absolutely intact and put for not only 8 hours, but more. After eating also, I hardly need to reapply or touch up my lipstick. It does not settle into fine lines or fades away either; it’s a dream!
My Take: I am actually so glad that I decided to wear neutrals and that lead me to this amazing lipstick. First of all, for office-goers or college-goers, a budget lipstick that can be worn everyday is a must. I think, Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Color Oak Table is that lipstick which you can absolutely rely on and wear it with any outfit. The shade is very much suitable for all and it is subtle yet makes my lips noticeably beautiful. The pigmentation and staying power is something that actually forced me to buy 2-3 more shades from this range.
I do not like to touch up my makeup as I hardly get time or place to do so, and for situations like that, this lipstick is the best.
Pros of Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Color Oak Table:
- Beautiful orangey brown neutral shade.
- Staying power is very impressive.
- Highly pigmented, covers dark pigmentation on lips.
- Affordable price range.
- Suitable for Indian (every) skin tone.
- One swipe does it all.
- Cute packaging.
- Easily available online and in stores.
Cons of Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Color Oak Table:
- Has shimmers, but un-noticeable.
BFF Rating: 4.7/5.
If you are looking for a budget lipstick that can be worn on daily basis and with any outfit, go for this one. Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Color Oak Table is that amazing lipstick which has beautiful shade, long-lasting staying power and lovely pigmentation. It has shimmers, but that is not an issue at all. This lipstick has really won my heart for sure. 🙂