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Lime Crime's Lip Noir

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Lime Crime's Lip Noir

Setting the stage for the dark days and overcast skies this season brings, Lime Crime recently released their Lip Noir line. This line includes three colors — Glamour101, Styletto, and Chinchilla.

The Lip Noir collection was a bit of step in a new direction for the brand, and differs from the primarily rainbow-bright and cotton-candy hues featured in previous collections.

Glamour101 is the most conventional color of the three — a deep red with berry undertones. This shade is unlike Lime Crime's other red, Retrofuturist, which has undertones that look almost bright orange. With Glamour101, think less of a fire engine red, and more of a classy blood-red. Retrofuturist was a shade of red better suited for daywear, while Glamour would perfectly complement a night out in elegant attire.

Styletto is a glossy and opaque jet-black. Don't expect it to be anything like those cheap black lipsticks you find in drugstores around Halloween-time — those dollar a pop black lipsticks tend to be dry and can often end up spotty and uneven in application. Fortunately, Styletto glides on easily and evenly, due to its creamy, moisture-rich formula.

Chinchilla is a truly unique color that lies somewhere between a murky gray and a light lilac, and is undeniably bold. The color is best suited for those with light skin tones, or very dark ones, as opposed to olive complexions. I have a light-brown complexion, and while the color was certainly eye-catching, it blended in a bit with my skin-color.

All three shades endured hours of wear — even after drinking and eating there was little to no need for reapplication. It was nice (and rather rare) to be able to apply a lipstick without being self-conscious and having to constantly check in a mirror to make sure the makeup hadn't faded or smudged. And while one or two times (out of more than a dozen times overall) I did experience feathering, it was minute, and can be prevented by applying lip liner before lipstick application. Overall, this is a lipstick line I can stand by.


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Marissa Phillips

Marissa Phillips

Marissa is a writer, fashion blogger, jewelry designer, and radio personality. Ever since discovering her brother's Siouxsie and the Banshees cassette tape in her parent's attic in her early teens, Marissa's heart has been devoted to dark clothes, creepy kids, and punk rock.

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