Lakme recently launched an aloe infused skincare and makeup range and they sent me a few products to try out. In the Lakme 9to5 Naturale range, three products have been launched in the first phase – Aloe Aqua Gel, Finishing Powder and Matte Lipsticks. Want to know more about the range and see swatches of the lipsticks? Read on.
Lakme 9to5 Naturale Range
Product Description & Price:
Lakme 9to5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel: Enriched with 100% aloe vera extracts, the non- sticky gel keeps skin hydrated for up to 6 hours. The gel soothes and hydrates the skin while protecting it from daily city pollution. MRP – Rs.200/-
Lakme 9to5 Naturale Finishing Powder: For the first time ever, this finishing powder is infused with aloe vera and green tea extracts. The lightweight powder is enriched with anti-oxidants and has a translucent matte finish that will leave you with an oil-free look that’s lasts all day. MRP – Rs.550/-
Lakme 9to5 Naturale Matte Lipstick: Lakme presents new matte sticks which are slim and stylish, and for the first time ever infused with aloe vera and honey. While aloe vera & honey give the desired nourishment to keep lips moisturized and supple, the intense matte color lasts all day, making this a perfect combination. With 15 intense shades these sticks are perfect for your everyday beauty regime. MRP – Rs.550/-
Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel –We all know what a miracle product aloe vera is and how good it is for the skin especially in summer. I am a regular user of aloe vera gel and I’ve tried a lot of brands. The first thing that I noticed about the Naturale Aloe Vera Gel is the very strong synthetic scent and needless to say, in a makeup range that is infused with natural products, the artificial scent is somewhat off-putting.
It is a clear gel and has a smooth, water-based texture. It feels very light on the skin and not sticky at all. The gel absorbs into the skin immediately and also moisturizes quite well. After a day out in the hot and humid weather, it definitely feels very refreshing.
Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Finishing Powder – I’ve used this product just once and it did a decent enough job of keeping the skin shine-free and matte for sometime. It is basically a setting powder so don’t expect any coverage out of it. Just apply it once your makeup is done. It would have been great if Lakme came out with more shades in the powder than just this one light beige color. The good thing is that it does not leave a white cast on the skin after application.
Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Matte Lipstick: I was obviously most excited to try out the lipsticks and they look so pretty! I love the slim, light green and rose gold ombre metallic packaging. These are retractable pencil lipsticks and available in 15 shades, out of which I have five. The shades kinda look the same though and I really wish Lakme had experimented a bit more. There are plenty of reds and pinks in here.
In terms of texture, they feel quite light on the lips. You need to swipe a couple of times to get opaque coverage but the lipsticks set to a matte finish quite fast. I like that it is a comfortable matte and is not drying. The lipsticks give a metallic finish that is quite wearable actually and they last for about 3-4 hours. The quantity is 2.2g which is less than regular lipsticks.
Have you tried any product from the new Lakme 9to5 Naturale range? What do you think of them? Do share in the comments below.