How to wear Lakme 9 to 5 liquid lipstick “coffee lite” on deep skin tones and pigmented lips.

Hey everyone!

Okay so sorry for such a long title.
As promised in my last blog I am going to share a small review on Essence “soft berry” lip liner as well as how to wear shade “coffee lite” from Lakme 9 to 5 weightless matte mouse lip and cheek color for deeper skin tones and pigmented lips. ( Hell of a long name).

See my review on lakme liquid lipsticks here (click me!)


Since we deeper skin tones also want to adore our lips with that beautiful dusky rose/ mauve color, why should we skip it just because of our pigmented lips or skin tone. I was told the same but makeup has its ways always (apart from masking the color of lips just with a concealer)


So lets see the review.

I bought it from Nykaa (here)

Price: Rs. 129

Packaging: Came in a plain plastic wrap with no outer packaging. Wooden pencil with plastic aluminium colored cap.

Texture: Extremely creamy. Smooth but melts on application.Have to keep in fridge during warmer months. Need to sharpen a lot!

Color: Color payoff is good, don’t need a lip balm underneath. I got full pigmentation in one swipe. But it stays for 3-4 hours. Staying power is not much as it leads to transfer of product a lot if eating or drinking.

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Shade: Purple-y mauve color.

Affordable. Travel friendly only in cold season. Breaks easily. Will crease a bit if extremely chapped lips.

Rating : 3.9/5

Recommended? : Yes! for the shade 😛


This was a short review. Now let me explain how to use it for those who have Pigmented lips.

Coffee lite on Pigmented lips with Essence “soft berry” lip liner.

  • You don’t need to really mask your natural color with concealer. All you need to do is apply this lip liner underneath and top it with coffee lite. Don’t worry you won’t get a different purple lip color. Instead it will be a mlbb shade for you. Now you can also apply coffee lite first and then go with essence lip liner on top of it.
  • Try applying coffee lite directly on your lips without any lip liner. The color of your lips whether brown, plum, plum-ish pink/brown, or deep purple color will actually act a background for this liquid lip color and will actually make it look as your mlbb shade
  • Masking or color correcting can actually sometimes on some can make this color look extremely light and it may not look good on dusky or deep Indian skin tones.This is my personal opinion.

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UPPER: ESSENCE LIP LINER ” SOFT BERRY” & LOWER: LAKME 9 TO 5 WEIGHTLESS MATTE MOUSSE LIP & CHEEK COLOR “COFFEE LITE”
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RIGHT: ESSENCE LIPLINER “SOFT BERRY” & LEFT: LAKME 9 TO 5 WEIGHTLESS MATTE MOUSSE LIP & CHEEK COLOR “COFFEE LITE”

Hyper-pigmentation?

  • Now you must be confused as how is this important. Well, yes . Hyper pigmentation around mouth area can actually make your lipstick look wash-out. I have faced this. So use color correcting or simply your shade concealer or foundation to cover the hyper pigmentation for your lipstick to match your lip color and skin tone

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For deeper skin tones (NC 43 and more)

Now, it may happen that these methods won’t work for you cause of more red or orange or say warmth in your skin tone. Deeper skin beauties may use a shade like brown mauve which is more on brown side or a lip liner darker than soft berry shade or any chestnut color as a lip liner beneath this coffee lite shade or any dusky mauve shade just to balance it out. If you want you may change the color a bit more on warmer side.

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Without any lip liner

All you girls need to do is have patience and experiment. Lets be lipstick scientist for a while. Now all of these were my personal experience and ideas. Hope you like this. Try it and please comment below and share it with your friends who love dusky mauve shade but do not want to use it just because of the skin tone or pigmented lips.

❤ ❤ xoxo

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