Lakme 9 to 5 Nail Polish Review In Red Alert
Hey beauties, how was your weekend? Mine was awesome as my relatives came down. Most of my time was spent in shopping, eating and watching movies (I have seen every release lately: P) Anyways coming to today’s product, I will be reviewing Lakme 9 to 5 nail polish in red alert. I had ordered this online some days ago. I have never tried these polishes before so I decided to give it a try in my favorite color red. We all know red is one of the most versatile shades that can be used for both formal as well as this festive season. This 9 to 5 range from Lakme has variations of red as reviewed earlier. Read on to know more.
Price: – Rs 200 for 9ML
Description (From Website ):-
Flaunt your nails with Lakmé’s Nine to Five Long wear Nail Enamel. Its long lasting shine locks moisture and leaves you with breathtaking shine. With 16 beautiful perfect for office wear shades it will be difficult to choose only one.
Claims (From Website):-
Thick brush for better color deposition, hassle free strokes
Has not been mentioned anywhere.
Like most nail polishes, this too comes in a stubby glass bottle with an equal sized screw cap. The color of the cap is a metallic silverfish pink color and makes the overall packaging look cute. Since it’s stubby and made of glass it may not be suitable for traveling. The brush is short, though it’s not a real problem. But I prefer longer application brushes. Also I noticed the brush shedding, which made my application a task the first few times. I wished Lakme invested in some high quality application brush. The brush picks up way too much product than needed which should be taken care of during application.
Staying power: – The staying power is amazing. Two coats of color lasted me almost five days without any chipping or fading. So I could this is indeed long lasting. On removal it stains the nails like most red based hue polishes.
Color: – Red Alert is basically a vibrant red with hints of maroon. It has an amazing glossy finish and hence does not require a top coat.
Intensity: – The formulation seems pretty good. At least two coats of nail polish are required to make the color look opaque. One coat looks sheer.
Finish: – Has a pretty glossy and smooth finish. It does not contain any glitter. It has a non-streaky, uniform application
Swatch: – (P.S – I was a responsible citizen who voted for the first time hence the mark on my index finger: P)
- Long lasting
- No Streaky application
- Can suit most skin stones
- Dries quickly
- Glossy finish
- Has 16 shades to choose from
- Easily available
- Package is not travel friendly
- Uniform coverage
- Short Application brush
- Strong smell
- No ingredient list mentioned
- Stains nails
- Poor quality brush
My rating: – 4/5
Would I repurchase/recommend?
Yes I would repurchase this but in some other color. I recommend this shade for office goers, as it could add some chic to your formal look. Also since red is a such a versatile shade, it could be used for this festive season too.
Overall this is a good nail polish for people seeking a nice long lasting one and if price does not matter as there are many more cheaper choices to choose from.
Until next time, take Care 🙂