The Best Red Lipstick Shades in Lakme 9 to 5 Range

Last modified on January 15th, 2019 at 6:52 pm

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In this post, I’m going to tell you about…

  • The best red lipstick shades in Lakme 9 to 5 for Indian skin tones. We’ll stick to the Primer + Matte Lip Color line
  • The best Lakme 9 to 5 red lipsticks for dusky skin tones
  • How to choose the best red lipstick for Indian skin tones

 

The Best Red Lipstick Shades in Lakme 9 to 5

After wiping off swatch after swatch, here are my picks for the best red lipstick shades in Lakme 9 to 5 lipstick range.

#1. Red Coat

Range: Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color

Type of Red: Brown Red Lipstick Shade

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This Lakme lipstick is the next best thing (and a far cheaper alternative) to the Mac Ruby Woo. Some would call it a true red, others would spot a slight orange undertone. Would look great on warm, medium skin tones.  

#2. Maroon Mix

Range: Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color

Type of Red: Blue Red Lipstick Shade

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The pinkish undertone makes most maroon lipsticks a natural fit for complexions with cool undertones. The particular color is pleasantly bright for a maroon which makes it a great pick for daytime makeup. It might, however, lack the lustre at night

 

Before going through this list, I would recommend you take a quick test to find out your SKIN UNDERTONE.

 

#3. Brick Blush

Range: Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color

Type of Red: True Red Lipstick Shade

Do you have wheatish skin with a neutral undertone? If you’re nodding in agreement, this red lipstick is for you. A true red shade with a warm hue, it will add the perfect touch a color to your face. Warm skin tones that have a golden undertone can also wear this shade to similar effect.

 

#4. Red Letter

Range: Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color

Type of Red: Orange Red Lipstick Shade

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I couldn’t picture this particular Lakme 9 to 5 lipstick on most of the ladies from my previous blog post (on the best red lipstick shades for Indian skin tones – do read that!). Except for my colleague, Vinushka’s warm ivory complexion. The coral hints in this red lipstick color would bring that golden undertone to the surface.

 

Do check out that post on the BEST RED LIPSTICK SHADES for Indian skin tones. This article is a must read!

 

#5. Ruby Rush

Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color

Type of Red: Blue Red Lipstick Shade

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This is what you get when you throw in a bright neutral red and some fluorescent pink into the mix – a coral red that cool skin tones can wear comfortably. I’d pitch this particular Lakme red lipstick to most cool skin tones, from light to medium to dusky.

 

#6. Cherry Chic

Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color

Type of Red: Brown Red Lipstick Shade

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Brown-lovers can take the first step towards red by trying this lipstick that combines the conservative brown and bold red. Medium skin tones with warm undertones would look fabulous here. Light skin tones would find this looking too red and dark skin tones would find this too brown.

 

#7. Crimson Silk

Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color

Type of Red: True Red Lipstick Shade

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This is a true red that would suit most Indian skin tones with warm, cool, and neutral undertones. A rare find in a limited range.

 

#8. Crimson catch

Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color

Type of Red: Brick Red Lipstick Shade

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This muted brick red brings a glow a warm medium skin tone. This red lipstick shade would look just as good on dusky skin tones too – with a warm undertone of course.

 

#9. Red rebel

Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color

Type of Red: Blue Red Lipstick Shade

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Cool light skin tones and raspberry reds work well together. If you have fair skin with a cool undertone, this  bright blue red lipstick is for you.

 

#10. Berry Base

Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color

Type of Red: Blue Red Lipstick Shade

The plum notes in this dark red lipstick shade would suit most cool Indian skin tones. I only wish there was a similar dark red lipstick for warm skin tones too, on the lines of a dark cherry or oxblood.

 

If you’re looking for some lovely deep reds (warm and cool), read this post on the BEST RED LIPSTICK SHADES BY MAYBELLINE. 

 

Parting words on picking the Best Red Lipsticks in Lakme 9 to 5

According to me, the best red lipstick for your skin tone is one that doesn’t require any preparations. The kind of red shade that you can just put on without any foundation makeup. Maybe a tinted moisturiser to even out your overall skin tone, but that’s it. My advice is to look for a red lipstick that doesn’t make your natural complexion look chalky, pale or pallid.

On that note, I felt that the choices were limited when it came to finding the right red lipstick shade for dusky skin tones like mine. On the other hand, medium and fair skin tones with warm undertones have plenty to choose from. The Lakme 9 to 5 lipstick range consists of mostly bright, pop colors. There were few deep reds and no real wines. I mean, which girl doesn’t love a mesmerising deep wine red lipstick shade?  Especially in this Lakme lipstick range that’s supposed to cover your morning and evening looks.

Still, I have some quick recommendations for your skin tone, from this list and other Lakme lipstick collections. Here goes…

 

The best Lakme 9 to 5 lipstick shades for fair skin with warm undertones

  • Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Red Letter
  • Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Red Coat

The best red lipstick shades for fair skin with cool undertones

  • Lakme 9 to 5 Red rebel
  • Lakme 9 to 5 Ruby Rush

The best Lakme 9 to 5 lipstick shades for wheatish skin with warm undertones

  • Lakme 9 to 5 Red Coat
  • Lakme 9 to 5 Brick Blush
  • Lakme 9 to 5 Cherry Chic
  • Lakme 9 to 5 Crimson Catch

The best red lipstick shades for wheatish or medium skin with cool undertones

  • Lakme 9 to 5 Maroon Mix
  • Lakme 9 to 5 Berry Base
  • Lakme 9 to 5 Ruby Rush

The best Lakme 9 to 5 lipstick shades for dusky to dark skin with warm undertones

  • Lakme 9 to 5 Crimson Catch
  • Lakme 9 to 5 Crimson Silk

Best red lipstick shades for dusky to dark skin with cool undertones

  • Lakme 9 to 5 Ruby Rush
  • Lakme 9 to 5 Berry Base

 

Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Shades With Price – The Best Of The Reds

Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Range Red Shade Price
Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color Crimson Silk Rs.480
Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color Red Coat Rs.451
Maroon Mix
Brick Blush
Berry Base
Red Rebel
Crimson Catch
Cherry Chic
Ruby Rush
Red Letter

Remember, these are just suggestions to consider, not rules to follow! I would recommend that you make the time to visit a store, try a couple of swatches, and choose your red.

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