Sunday, March 5, 2017
Return of the Lipstick Diairies #6: Lime Crime Red Velvet and MAC Creme Cup
There was a time when Makeup Alley was hoppin' and people posted on its boards non-stop. I was one of those people, and I regularly put up my FotD pictures. I became known as someone who loved and wore a lot of red lipsticks, and it's obvious why: red has long been my go-to "I want to feel fierce" color. But I'm starting to realize that I have some unusual preferences when it comes to reds. Lime Crime Red Velvet is a liquid matte red lipstick with blue undertones. It looks just fine, but honestly? I think I look better in warmer reds. If I'm going to wear a cool red, I seem to prefer something deeper, like NARS Charlotte. I've had this in my "consider purging" box for a month and I haven't reached for it, so I think it's time to say goodbye.
I have similar feelings about MAC Creme Cup (which reads a bit peachier here than it does in real life). I remember having a tumultuous relationship with this lipstick: I finished a full tube when I was a teenager, I tried it again in graduate school and couldn't recall why I'd liked it so much, and now I have a mini-tube and it's "meh" to me. I think it's because of the Cremesheen formula, which is very glossy, only somewhat opaque, and not long lasting in the least. Creme Cup also has a bit of shimmer in it, which I usually dislike in my lipsticks. I think I'll finish this small tube and move on to greener pastures.