Lakme 9 to 5 Defining Eyeliner Review & Swatches

I’ve got so many eye liners and eye pencils now. And since I don’t like liquid liners much, so I buy eye pencils like crazy. I was in two minds if I should review this but since a reader asked for the swatches, I decided to go ahead.

What it says? –  A color intense formula, with beautiful soft-color effects that will not budge even in the evening. This eyeliner glides on smoothly and easily, for a well-defined look that lasts all day.

Price– Rs.299 ($6)

Quantity: 0.35gms

What I like?
  • Its true to its claim about lasting 9-5. I used it yesterday and it lasted throughout the day
  • Does not smudges much
  • It comes in a retractable tube, so you don’t need to sharpen it.
  • It is nicely pigmented. 1-2 swipes are enough to give you the desired color.
  • It can also be used on the waterline as it doesn’t stings. Also stays on waterline for a long time too.
  • It is water resistant.
  • Pretty colors. I liked all the colors in this range.

What I don’t like?

  •   Couldn’t find anything that I didn’t like!
 My Ratings: 5/5
Re-purchase? Yes, I will buy Jade and Slate.
Conclusion: Go for it if you want some pretty colors which are long lasting and stay on water-line too. These are one among the best I’ve ever come across.

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  1. i have this colour in maybelline one and it just doesn’t show on my eyes..but lakme one is looking matte and beautiful :)

  2. This is the only 9 to 5 eyeliner that I have & I love the color – such a pretty purple na! :)

  3. Lovely color, looks lovely on you :-)

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  4. thanks a lot girl….! really appreciate this…. and my apologies for not chking in earlier…. this shade does look good….

  5. @anks ur welcome :))
    @tabatha sure would visit urs :)
    @thanks a lot pooja!
    @nivedita i agree lakme is going very high wd d prices
    @tanveer sach mei..its soo pretty!
    @thanks bhumika
    @anamika m surprised too dat it shows up so well..try it
    @rakshanda thanks a lot :))