matte red

LAKME 9 to 5 lip liner Red Alert review and swatch

Lakme 9 to 5 lip liner Red Alert

Lakme 9 to 5 lip liner is most used liner in my vanity. Lip liners are an absolute necessity when you need defined lips or you want to increase the wear time of your lipstick. It was totally worth to invest in lakme’s 9 to 5 lip liner because it is so soft to apply, color is awesome, deeply pigmented and long lasting. The only downside is that it doesn’t come with a sharpener, that may be a problem if you don’t have one or forgot to carry.

MRP: Rs. 375


Packaging: Liner comes in a wooden pencil,light pink in color with transparent cap. The end is color coded that makes it really easy to identify the color.



Color: Color is beautiful deep red.

Texture: Texture is really creamy and smooth, it glides very easily on the lips.

Application: Application is very easy, there is no tugging and pulling on lips. Being the texture so rich and smooth the color spreads evenly on the lips.

Finish: Matte

Pigmentation: Highly pigmented, gives deep red color in single swipe. You can build up the color in multiple swipes and it will not look patchy at all.

Longevity: Very long wearing color, i had the wear time of 6-7 hours with slight fading. Considering the worth of the liner, the wear time is quiet impressive.

9 TO 5 CLAIM: Lets talk about lakme’s 9 to 5 claim, in my view it does  justice to its name, not complete justice as i had a wear time of 6-7 hours but then it is very good considering the price. No touch up is required and color remains as such with small fading. Your lipstick will really last long if you will apply this liner underneath.  You can use it as it is with just a touch of gloss and you are ready to go.


  • Beautiful shade.
  • Smooth creamy texture
  • Easy Application
  • Highly pigmented
  • Long wearing
  • Matte Finish


  • No sharpener provided.
  • Sharpening leads to product wastage, i wish it was a twist up liner.

RATING: 4.5/5

My Verdict: Ladies do give it a try, it is a wonderful product in reasonable price. image


MAC Ruby Woo

MAC Ruby Woo – The Perfect Matte Red!!

Today I am going to review the product that needs no introduction in Makeup World, biggest of the Makeup Artists swear by this product. So, ladies here I present the most lovable red lipstick of all time, MAC Ruby Woo. Ruby Woo was my first purchase from MAC and after that there is no looking back. MAC lipsticks at that time were priced Rs.990 but prices have increased and now I guess it is available at Rs. 1450.

I have always been avid lover of Bold colors and never shy away to try them. After much trial and error I can say I have found MY KIND OF RED, in fact Ruby Woo is one such color which suits all the skin tones from dusky to fair. It has a classic Matte formula which gives the feeling of old Hollywood Charm. It feels so subtle on lips and once you apply it settles on lips very nicely and doesn’t give any bothersome feeling. I have been using this religiously from couple of years, be it some Family Function, outing with friends or date night with Mr. Hubby. Each time I wear this color I have received compliments. Anyways let’s jump to review now.



Ingredients: Dimethicone, Isoeicosane, Kaolin, Ceresin, ParaffinIsononylIsononanoate, Microcrystalline Wax, Silica, Carnuba,Hydrogenatedpolyisobutene, Vanillin, Tocopherol, Glyceryllinoleate, PVP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Methicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Mica, Titanium hydroxide, Iron Oxides, Blue 1 Lake, Bismuth Oxychloride, Carmine, Red 6, Red 6 Lake, Red 7 Lake, Red 28 Lake, Red 30 lake, Yellow 5 Al Lake, caprylic, orange 5 lake, red 33 lake, yellow 6 lake, yellow 10 lake

Texture: It has a very dry Matte texture, I would advise to moisture and scrub your lips before applying this.

Fragrance: It has same vanilla scent like all MAC Lipsticks have.

Packaging: Same old black Packaging with the name written in the bottom which makes it very difficult to locate in makeup stash.



Staying Power: It has really long staying power, I have it on me for longest period of 8-9 hours. It slightly fades from the inner corner of lips but if you put a nude lip liner or matching red lip liner underneath then it would solve this issue up to some extent. People with really dry lips can experience dryness and can dab some lip balm over it.

MY VERDICT: LOVE LOVELOVE IT. I love how it brightens my face and make the lips really standout. I recommend it to all the lovely ladies, I know price is high but it is totally worth. So, go and gift it to you on this Valentine Day , you won’t regret.

NOTE: I would advise to go minimalistic route with the rest of the face makeup. My rule is to either go with loud lips or loud eyes, not both.

Here is the pic of Harminder with bronze eyes and Ruby Woo on Lips.


Enjoy the review ladies, i would love to know your experience with Ruby Woo.  BTW who all are buying Ruby Woo on Valentine Day 😉