Lead the Way is my first lipstick from bareMinerals. I chose this wine creme shade because I need to be me. And me loves wine lipstick.
Is it hydrating, creamy and pigment-packed? We shall soon see!
The tube is sort of neat, especially if you’re into gadgets. You push a little button on it and kind of pull the lipstick holder out. It clicks back into place when you’re ready to cap it. I like it because lipstick caps have popped off in my purse in the past, smearing lipstick everywhere. This would never happen if I keep LtW in my bag.
It looks very goth in the tube, almost blackish-purple.
The swatch is more subdued and, well, wine.
It is hydrating and creamy. As for being pigmented, it’s sort of sheer. There is good color on my lips, as you can see, but it’s not pigment-packed as we were promised.
It’s a nice shade nonetheless. It wears off in about 2 hours without eating or drinking. It’s absolutely gone by the end of a meal.
Pros: Pretty wine color, hydrating, creamy, cool packaging.
Cons: Doesn’t last more than 2 hours, is quite sheer.