I trust one of the most successful launches of Lakme last year was their “9To5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color.” It was Lakme’s first-ever lip color in a mousse texture that is super weightless and can be used as a cheek tint as well. Its 2-in-1 formula made it an instant everyday favorite for the modern Indian woman of today. This range had 10 intense and vibrant shades, and I was addicted to “Coffee Lite” [reviewed HERE]. Now Lakme has expanded their color range with 4 more new shades. So by default, I picked up a shade.
Price: INR 600 for 9 g [BUY HERE: Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mouse Lip and Cheek Color, Rouge Satin, 9g]
Shelf Life: 24 months
Ingredients: Not provided
Product Description: This new generation matte mousse feels incredibly weightless to wear all day, giving your lips a powdery matte finish and your cheeks a blush that completes your 9to5 look. Cap tightly after use.
My Experience with Lakme 9To5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color Rouge Satin
Packaging: This lip and cheek comes in a rose gold cardboard packaging, keeping up consistency with Lakme “9To5” range. The actual product is housed in a flesh-toned tube with a rose gold cap. It is a typical liquid lipstick packaging. Unless you read the shade name sticker at the bottom of the tube or open the cap, the shade of the lip and cheek color cannot be identified. With too many shades in your vanity, it would be really difficult. However, the wand is perfect with a pointy tip for a precise application and a hole in the center to fill the color up.
Texture: The texture of this lip and cheek color is soft, smooth, and mousse like. True to its name, it is absolutely weightless. It applies evenly and smoothly on the lips. The creamy formula settles down to a matte texture in seconds and does not move at all. It is super pigmented, and one swipe is quite enough to cover up even pigmented lips. It does not feel heavy or patchy at any point of time. For a change, it has a pleasant vanilla scent rather than the usual weird Lakme lipstick scent.
Shade: “Rouge Satin” is a coral orange shade. It had a neon undertone against my dark skin. It swatched on my hand as a muted red, but it came out entirely different on my lips. To be honest, I did not like any of the new shades. None of them really suits my dusky complexion. However, the older color range has some gorgeous shades [check their swatches HERE].
Below are swatches of all new 4 shades in this range:
Scarlet Plume is a neon pink.
Coral Cushion is a bright coral.
Rouge Satin is a coral orange.
Candy Floss is a baby pink.
Performance: This lip and cheek color gives a powdery matte finish. It feels so soft and absolutely nothing on the lips, thus making it a comfortable wear. This color will not suit darker skin tones. It glides on evenly and does not cling on to dry patches. However, if you want to layer the color, do it before the color sets to a matte finish. Else, it would look patchy when it sets. It did not feel drying on the lips. The applicator picks the right amount and aids in a precise application. Next dip of product is not necessary. This lip color does not crease and transfers minimally. Unfortunately, it settles into fine lines if worn for a longer time. It stays on for good 6–7 hours and can survive meals. This lip color fades evenly and leaves a nice stain on the lips. It is quite easy to remove. I did not test this product as a blush because I am not a blush person. However, I heard that as a blush, you need to work really quickly with these lip and cheek colors. Overall, the formula of this lip and cheek color is to die for.
Pros of Lakme 9To5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color Rouge Satin
- Has a velvet mousse texture
- Gives a powdery matte finish
- Highly pigmented
- Feels so light and absolutely nothing on the lips
- Does not transfer much
- Has a good staying power
- Leaves behind a beautiful stain
- Does not accentuate dry patches
Cons of Lakme 9To5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color Rouge Satin
- Shade does not suit dusky/dark skin tone
- No color-coded packaging
- Settles into fine lines
- No ingredients list
Rating: 4.8/5 for formula and 2/5 for shade
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Lakme 9To5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color Rouge Satin
Yes, I certainly recommend this range as it has an amazing velvet mousse texture, which feels absolutely weightless and nothing on the lips.