2 Great Everyday-wear Lipsticks : Lakme 9-to-5 Matte Lipsticks Toffee Nexus, Red Chaos


Hey everyone!

Today I have 2 beautiful shades from the Lakme 9-to-5 range that are perfect for everyday wear – Toffee Nexus and Red Chaos. I wore Red Chaos in my Work/College Makeup Tutorial.

Price : Rs 400 for 3.6 g


Lakme 9-to-5 Matte Lipstick Toffee Nexus, Red Chaos

Lakme 9-to-5 Matte Lipstick Toffee Nexus, Red Chaos


Lakme 9-to-5 Matte Lipstick Toffee Nexus, Red Chaos

Lakme 9-to-5 Matte Lipstick Toffee Nexus, Red Chaos





I’m not a huge fan of matte lipsticks in general but Lakme has done these just right. These are quite smooth and creamy during application, very pigmented and settle into a powdery matte finish after some time. They stay on well and while they aren’t hydrating, they aren’t very drying on the lips either. The best part is the shade selection – I believe they have about 40 shades and have a lot of great everyday wear shades along with some pretty neons as well!

For a more detailed review, you can read THIS post.

Toffee Nexus is a pink neutral- very natural and the slight warmth makes it great for Indian complexions. Lovely MLBB (my-lips-but-better) shade for fair to medium skin tones.

Red Chaos is similar but with a little red through it. On my lips, it comes out very peachy pink on my lips – less nude than Toffee Nexus. I love it and highly recommend it! In my FOTD, it looks a little lighter – in person the  color is a touch deeper. Great shade!


Lakme 9-to-5 Matte Lipstick Toffee Nexus, Red Chaos

Lakme 9-to-5 Matte Lipstick Toffee Nexus, Red Chaos


Lakme 9-to-5 Matte Lipstick Toffee Nexus, Red Chaos

Lakme 9-to-5 Matte Lipstick Toffee Nexus, Red Chaos



I wore Red Chaos HERE –

(its a touch darker in person)


Makeup for Work,College

Makeup for Work,College


[note color=”#FFEECA”]Have you tried the Lakme 9-to-5 Matte Lipsticks? Which one would you pick – Toffee Nexus or Red Chaos? Share your comments below! [/note] Disclaimer : Press sample provided by the brand for consideration. However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always. Read full policy HERE.



  1. October 7, 2013 / 2:33 pm

    I like toffee nexus more by seeing the swatch but red chaos is also looking stunning on you 🙂

  2. October 7, 2013 / 2:33 pm

    Thanks for this post Ankita, I had my eyes on Toffee Nexus but from the swatch I think Red chaos might look better on me… The former might wash me out.

  3. October 7, 2013 / 2:46 pm

    I’m gonna try Toffee Nexus and see if it works as a n*de for my complexion.. yet to stumble upon my HG n*de lippie 😛
    looking nice 🙂

  4. October 7, 2013 / 2:54 pm

    Both are lovely and Red chaos is very pretty one!!

  5. nidz
    October 7, 2013 / 2:59 pm

    Me too looking forward to try Red Chaos for daily wear 🙂 Also Ankita could you please suggest a red lippie (brand/shade) for special occasions… i mean somewhat glamorous 🙂 for indian (medium – fair) skin tones?? thanks a ton in advance 🙂

  6. October 7, 2013 / 3:01 pm

    Wow .. both colors are super pretty .. love them .. i am certainly going to check them out ..

  7. October 7, 2013 / 3:15 pm

    I will go for Red chaos!! 🙂 You look lovely in glasses!!
    Perfect for office.

  8. Nidhi
    October 7, 2013 / 3:17 pm

    I have a Wildberry Wednesday. I love this 9 to 5 range from Lakme. Also, love the packaging. Wear time is decent without meals. What is your take on the wear time Ankita ?

  9. October 7, 2013 / 3:36 pm

    Red chaos looks lovely… nothing like what the name suggests though.
    On a side note, was just checking out an old post of yours. Incredible how you have improved the quality of the images over time… Fantastic and so very professional 🙂

  10. October 7, 2013 / 3:43 pm

    The shade toffee nexus is pretty <3

  11. October 7, 2013 / 4:01 pm

    Very pretty and everyday wear colours! 🙂

  12. October 7, 2013 / 4:03 pm

    Both of them look pretty good ! I am thinking of buying these soon!

  13. October 7, 2013 / 4:58 pm

    I already own Red chaos and next would be toffee nexus. 🙂

  14. October 7, 2013 / 6:04 pm

    My favorites in this range are red chaos and scarlet drill….I wear these two shades most often

  15. Jyoti
    October 7, 2013 / 6:48 pm

    Can someone tell me where can I buy these shades in Mumbai? I don’t live in India but i can get someone to buy them.

    Thanks,Ankita. You look awesome. This frame suits you

  16. October 7, 2013 / 7:16 pm

    Lovely…i loved Red chaos!

  17. Nishi
    October 7, 2013 / 7:32 pm

    both the colors are lovly…but my pick would be red choas…..i have slight pigmented lips would you suggest any makeup remedy ….so that any lip color would show well…please…reply soon…

  18. October 7, 2013 / 9:01 pm

    both shades looks pretty ! I have been eyeing on toffee nexus, and now I am thinking of getting the red chaos also

  19. October 8, 2013 / 1:50 am

    iv bin wearin toffee nexus since a month..pretty shade even dusky beauties can carry off well.. a little drying though..need a balm underneath..

  20. Mahe
    October 8, 2013 / 1:25 pm

    Both are lovely!

  21. October 8, 2013 / 8:41 pm

    love Lakme nine to Five range !Love your office look !

  22. October 8, 2013 / 10:20 pm

    I have Red chaos but I am confused as why they have named it red chaos as it wears peachy nude on me… 🙂

  23. October 9, 2013 / 12:25 am

    Both shades look amazing, you look pretty as always 🙂

  24. Reema
    October 9, 2013 / 8:48 pm

    hi.. useful post…
    can u do ur skin care routine video..wanna know method of using. lookin fwd …

  25. Mamatha
    January 14, 2014 / 1:49 pm

    I always used to use dark colors, since i am wheatish in complexion, but last week i bought the Red chaos after seeing the office make up video…..i must say its is just great!, the color is not too dark, not too light as to make your skin lool paled out….it is just right, and i loved it.


    • Corallista
      January 14, 2014 / 2:25 pm

      You’re welcome 🙂 Glad you liked it!

  26. varsha
    April 28, 2014 / 7:24 pm

    lukz amazing ankita..i am a real dark complexion so these would wash me out..findin out makeup shades that suit my skin tone was not always easy.. it would really be helpful if you can suggest everyday lipstick shades or a pink lipstick for my tone. .thank you..

  27. apeksha
    September 19, 2014 / 2:21 pm

    I have the shade red chaos n I really like it!

  28. May 6, 2015 / 4:05 pm


    Lovely color I must say.Is it almost same as Maybelline 14hr Stay with me coral shade??

  29. pinky
    July 8, 2015 / 1:04 am

    can u suggest 9 to 5 lipstick color for my dark complexion

  30. Sumedha Gautam
    April 25, 2017 / 11:04 pm

    Toffee nexus is amazing.
    Its nude color even covers pigmentation of my lips and they appear natural with a hint of peach .

  31. August 20, 2017 / 4:20 pm

    I absolutely love the shade toffee nexus! Once I tried mixing red chaos and toffee nexus on my lips and I got a beautiful reddish pink shade with subtle brown undertones. Anyway, thanks for the review. It was of great help!

  32. shweta rawat
    September 29, 2017 / 4:11 pm

    i think red chaos is not available in the market

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