So I FINALLY purchased a Lime Crime lipstick in Glamour 101 (yeey me) after wanting one for what seems like forever.
I’m quite skeptical when it comes to branching out to new brands for lippies as I find they never match up to the ole faithful MAC but the second I got this in my hands I fell in love I mean seriously, is it not just the cutest
packaging you’ve ever seen?! I know that purple and unicorns and sparkly holograms may not be to everyone’s taste but I was sold before I even took the lid off.
When ordering this lipstick to say it took me a while to decide on a shade is an understatement. Lime Crime have so many pretty colours and unusual shades that I just couldn’t decide, and then there’s the not really being able to see what it looks like on a picture, so I decided to go for red.. as you can’t really go wrong with a red right?!
Lime Crime Glamour 101 is quite a retro looking red and although it’s described as a brown-based wine colour I’d say it has blue undertones too and I would definitely disagree with the ‘wine’ colour description and say it’s more of a, well, red
red! That aside, it is a great colour; quite strong but not as vibrant as say something along the lines of MAC’s Russian Red. I normally shy away from wearing red lips during the day but I think this would make for a perfect daytime wear as it doesn’t scream “look at me
” but will still get you noticed.
Lime Crime Glamour 101 opaque lipstick has a very creamy texture which I love as it’s really comfortable and moisturising to wear, and when you have horrid sandpaper lips like I do at the mo this is a massive pro! The creaminess does of course mean that it doesn’t stay in place for very long, especially after food and drink, but it usually comes off pretty evenly and continues to look like a lip stain and only takes a quick reapplication to get it back to it’s glory. The overall finish is a nice smooth, creamy look with a little shine without being shiny (if that makes sense?). I can’t wait to have more of these litte unicorns running around my makeup bag!