Review: bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Lead the Way

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.

Grade: C+


About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at:
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8 Responses to Review: bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Lead the Way

  1. Too bad the longevity isn’t all that because the formula itself does sound nice.

  2. That is a little disappointing about the longevity. I only have one Bare Minerals lip product, a gloss I got as a GWP, and I don’t really get much use out of it. Not my color and I don’t like gloss very much.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  3. Too bad it doesn’t live up to the claims. It’s a beautiful shade and it does look rather comfortable.

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