Monday 4 December 2017


Hello, my lovelies,
Hope all of you are doing great 😊 Today, I am going to talk about my favourite red lip liner in the shade Red Alert from 9 to 5 range of the brand Lakme. Being a minimal makeup person, I save lipsticks for the special occasions and prefer lip liners or tinted lip balms as lip colour for a casual everyday look. Is it the best red lip liner for Indian skin tone? To know keep reading!

Lakme 9-5 Lip Liner Red Alert on Natural Beauty And Makeup Blog

About Lakme: (For those, who do not have an idea about this Indian Cosmetic Brand)

Lakmé is an Indian cosmetics brand which is owned by Hindustan Unilever. Having Shraddha Kapoor as the ambassador, it ranked at number 1 among the cosmetics brands in India. Lakme started as a 100% subsidiary of Tata Oil Mills (Tomco). It was named after the French opera Lakmé, which itself is the French form of Lakshmi (the goddess of wealth) who is renowned for her beauty. (Wikipedia)

Source: Lakme India Official Website


Product Description:

Achieve pout perfection with the easy to glide Lakme 9-5 and say goodbye to touch-ups.

Source: Lakme India Official Website

Source: Lakme India Official Website


Category: Lip Liner
Shade Name: Red Alert. Available in 6 shades – Pink brush, Fine Wine, Brick Rose, Board Room, Beige Pink, Red Alert
Price & Quantity: INR 400 for 1.14 g (price may vary)
Availability: Online and offline beauty stores across India

My Experience With Lakme 9-5 Lip Liner Red Alert:

A lip liner (red/nude/clear) is a must-have product if you own a red lipstick (in cream or glossy finish) to add definition to the lips and prevent feathering! This is my one and only red lip liner, which is going to expire next year! Anyway, out of 6 shades available in this 9-5 range of lip liners, I chose red alert as I love RED 😍.

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Lakme 9-5 Lip Liner Red Alert Packaging, Red Lip Liner
Lakme 9-5 Lip Liner Red Alert



Lakme 9-5 Lip Liner Red Alert packaging
Lakme 9-5 Lip Liner Red Alert

Red Alert lip liner comes in a rose-gold wooden pencil form which needs sharpening to get the perfect definition each time. The tip is further protected by a sturdy transparent plastic cap and the end is colour coded for easy shade detection. The packaging is practical, hygienic and travel-friendly.



texture of Lakme 9-5 Lip Liner Red Alert on Natural Beauty And Makeup Blog

Lakme 9-5 Lip Liner Red Alert is a stunning cool-toned red shade with a creamy texture and satiny matte finish formula. Supremely pigmented that makes for a perfect base for the red lipsticks. It has a slight artificial fragrance but not bothersome.

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How I use:

Wearing Lakme 9-5 Lip Liner Red Alert on my lips
Red Alert Lip Liner On My Lips

As instructed, I line my lips, starting in the centre of the upper lip to the outer edges of the lips, following the contour of my mouth and line my bottom lip following the same method as well. I fill in my lips with the lip pencil either to create a base for the lipstick or just wear it alone as a lip colour. My lips are super dry so I hydrate my lips with a lip balm before applying the lip liner and Voila! I am done. 😊



I am super impressed with its performance and I have many reasons for that, believe me!The texture of this liner is creamy thus glides on the lips effortlessly and helps prevent lipsticks from bleeding.Though it provides a satiny matte finish to my lips, sometimes it settles into fine lines hence lips exfoliation is a must prior to the application. The colour pay off is excellent, one layer of this liner, and it covers my pigmented lips amazingly. It enhances the staying power & the beauty of my Colorbar SweetHeart 023M Matte Touch red lipstick, which I find truly awesome 😊. 

wearing Colorbar Sweetheart 023M Matte Touch Lipstick with Lakme 9-5 Red Alert Lip Liner
Colorbar Sweetheart 023M Red Lipstick lined with Red Alert Lip Liner

When worn on its own, it lasts for about 5-6 hours and doesn’t feel heavy or tacky on the lips. I went for shopping applying this liner by 3 pm and had evening snacks in between. The colour stayed intact! Even after having super oily food in the dinner, when I reached home by 10, noticed it left a beautiful red stain on my lips. I use my Bioderma micellar water or Vaseline to remove it from my lips.

Wearing Lakme 9-5 Red Lip Liner, Red Alert Alone on my lips.
Wearing Red Alert Lip Liner Alone

Wearing Lakme 9-5 Lip Liner Red Alert Alone on my lips.
A faint stain of Red Alert!!

The other day, I applied my
Maybelline Tinted Lip balm, Tropical Punch (reddish pink shade) on the top of this Red Alert lip liner. And the final output was this ⬇️⬇️

Wearing Lakme 9-5 Lip Liner Red Alert With Maybelline Tropical Punch Lip Balm
With Tropical Punch Lip Balm on top!

Wearing Lakme 9-5 Lip Liner Red Alert With Maybelline Tropical Punch Lip Balm
With Tropical Punch Lip Balm on top!

A glossy yet subtle mauvish pink lip colour! My new lip shade and a perfect pout 😍.

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Plus Points:

  • Beautiful packaging
  • Gorgeous
  • Every day-wear shade
  • Long-lasting formula
  • Amazing pigmentation
  • Matte finish
  • Glides on smoothly with no fuss
  • Can be worn on its own or with lipstick/gloss
  • Hygienic
  • No touch-up required!
  • Travel-friendly
  • Widely available

Minus Points:

  • No ingredients list!
  • Some may find it pricey (Rs.400 for 1.14g)!
  • Sometimes dries out my lips and creates fine lines, so lip balm and exfoliation are must for chapped lips
  • It needs sharpening, which is hygienic but leads to the wastage of product too! As this is a small product, it may not last long if used and sharpened daily, but it’s not a con for me at all! 


Rating: 4.8/5



Overall, Lakme Red Alert lip liner is a gorgeous red shade with a creamy formula and matte finish that can be worn on its own or layered with lipsticks and lip glosses. This is an every day-wear shade with a long-lasting formula and is water-resistant too. I am in love with this product and interested in trying out its siblings (the other shades) from the 9-5 range as well! 

If you are looking for an affordable red lip liner with the good quality and great pigmentation, then this product is worth a try!


Hope you found this review helpful.

See you soon❤️

Have You Ever Tried Lakme 9-5 Lip Liner Red Alert? If Yes, Please Share Your Experience With Me In The Comment Section Below.


  1. Such a pretty red color and you look gorgeous in red lip color. Very nice review dear <3

  2. This is my favorite...I even use it as sindoor sometimes to match the color :p

  3. The shade looks so gorgeous and you look pretty with that red lipstick.

  4. It does have good pigmentation and the shade is pretty!

    1. Yes, it's a beautiful red shade😍💕 thanks Lisa ☺

  5. Not easy to come by though in Malaysia. Not many outlets carry Lakme brand, but I did manage to grab their lippies, thank god, when I was at another mall. I love this red shade. Gorgeous, got to agree on dapping some balm over it.

  6. Sure, why not ☺ Thanks for stopping by! 💕