Sunday, January 15, 2017
Return of the Lipstick Diaries #2 - Lime Crime Faded and Lulu
For the next page of the Lipstick Diaries, we're testing two of the Lime Crime Velvetines: one is better in the tube than on the lips, the other is the opposite. Faded is a muted mauve that should flatter a decent range of skintones, though it might have too much white in the base for ebony skin. It applies smoothly, wears like iron, and is weightless on the lips. I also think the color is surprisingly flattering on me, given that it skews a hair grayer than my usual preferences. Oddly enough, I find that this shade looks a little better in selfies and on video than in HD photographs. Here's a selfie photo with obligatory Natural Light Abuse:
Lulu, however, was not quite as much of a success for me. Again, the HD photo is not 100% accurate: it's a bit more saturated and peach in real life, but my camera seems to pull out a lot of the white base. It's another case where selfies seem to more accurately represent the color:
I think the aforementioned strong white base is the root of Lulu's problems. Lulu applied a bit more streaky than my other shades, slightly emphasized and cracked on lip lines, and took longer to dry down. These are all common issues with pastels. It's a neat color, but I think it would only really work if I was wearing dark eye makeup, which I don't normally wear. I'm considering purging this one.