Lakme 9-to-5 Lipstick Coffee Command Swatches, Review and FOTD

lakme 9-to-5 lipstick coffee command review

 Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Coffee Command

By Contributor: Shruti Gupta

For ages I prayed god Lakme to come up with a nude lipstick. They give us muddy browns in the name of neutral and natural for god’s sake! The reason I was so hung up on Lakme for a nude lipstick was that all the international brands offer nudes which are either too beige or too pink..so basically they don’t go really well with our brown yellow Indian skin. Anshita has compiled 10 nude lipsticks available in India. Well the Lakme 9 to 5 Office Stylist makeup range was not launched then so barely a Lakme lipstick made it to the list. But boy she needs to update the list now after my review and swatches. Ladies presenting to you Lakme’s first ever nude lipstick ever! The shade is named Coffee Command..it instantly makes me crave for a cup of morning coffee!

lakme 9-to-5 lipstick coffee command photo

Lakme Coffee Command is a nude brown shade with warm tones. It goes totally well with my yellow skin..I’m somewhere around nc30-35 for your reference. It never makes me look dull or sick or dehydrated or washed out. Nope none of those things. Rather it totally compliments my face and I can wear it even bare faced without any eye makeup and still carry it. Also it totally compliments my smokey eye makeup looks too. Finally a nude lipstick that’s neither peach or pink..just neutral. It is very pigmented. One swipe hides up all the pigmentation on my lips.

Lakme went matte with this 9 to 5 range. And I’m not complaining. The texture is matte but at the same times it goes on easily on my lips and never feels dry. I’m in love with the formula. It never feels heavy on my lips. As far as the staying power goes then it stays on me for 4-5 hours without meals. After a meal it fades away completely. The darker shades in this lipstick range leave behind a stain but this one doesn’t.

I could not detect any strong fragrance in the lipstick.

The packaging of these 9 to 5 lipsticks is classy and so new. I can flaunt them in the ladies room without feeling ashamed!

Let’s look at the photos and swatches:

lakme 9-to-5 lipstick coffee command swatch

The shade is appearing a bit deeper in the hand swatches then it actually is. Its not too-brown..don’t worry!

lakme 9-to-5 lipstick coffee command swatches

 And this is how the nude lipsticks looks on my lips

lakme 9-to-5 lipstick coffee command swatch on lips

 As you can see, it looks totally natural on me..sometimes I even forget I’ve applied a lipstick!

lakme 9-to-5 lipstick coffee command swatches on lips

And this is how it looks on my face. I’m not wearing much makeup apart from the regular kohl and eyeliner

lakme 9-to-5 lipstick coffee command FOTD

It totally suits me and never washes me out!

lakme 9-to-5 lipstick coffee command swatches fotd

Pros of Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Coffee Command:

  • Perfect nude shade for daily office wear.
  • Never washes me out or makes me look tired.
  • Matte but non-drying
  • Goes on easily on lips
  • Stays for 4-5 hours without meals.
  • Classy packaging

Cons of the 9 to 5 Lipsticks:

  • Nothing!

lakme 9-to-5 lipstick coffee command review photo

Price: Rs.400

VNA Rating: 4.5/5

Recommendation: Lakme 9-to-5 Lipstick Coffee Command is a good budget option for those looking for a nude lipstick for dark Indian skin. You can see the swatches to see how the shade looks on me. The texture and formula is great. Its matte, non-drying, creamy, stays for 4-5 hours. I highly recommend this shade to everyone!

Also read: Lakme Pink BureauLakme Pink Colar and Lakme Scarlet Drill

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42 COMMENTS

  1. Nice review dear.. I loved your nails .. are you wearing anything on them? If so.. what? :)
    One more question, have you permanently straightened your bangs and crown hair? I want to know more about straightening just the crown hair coz even though I love my curly hair, I ould like to straighten my bangs as the curls never stay put there coz of constant touching and putting behind the ears. Thanks!

  2. Thank you :)
    Nope my nails were bare
    And I use a straightner to straighten my bangs almost everyday. And there is something wrong with my crown hair..don’t know why they don’t go round round :P

  3. Looks like the nude lipstick God not only heard you, but heard you very loud which is why Lakme has come up with so many nude shades in all of it’s lines!
    The shade flatters you. But I am more liking your eyes. :D

  4. Hey Shruti,

    Seems like a nice shade which yellow tone beauties can easily wear daily basis. shld try out what say ;)

    Nice review dear :)

  5. Loved the shade on ur lips, it was definitely lighter when swatch-ed on the hands. And nice job with your hair..it is really something i am yet to figure it out !

  6. My BESTIE,

    You look simply gorgeous and beautiful. You caught everyone’s eyes again like you always do. The lipstick looks amazing :D Love you girl, and I miss you heaps! Keep on putting up great blogs!

    • Thank you shreya..I miss u too n love u loads..take care n keep visiting on the blog :P
      Take care :*

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