Thursday, 27 February 2014

Lime Crime Suedeberry Velvetine - Review

Hi Beauty Lovers!

I've being eyeing up Lime Crime lipsticks for many a moon, but having to order online always put me off, but I finally caved in and ordered one of there infamous Velvetine's. For those of you that aren't familiar with the Velevetine collection; there an opaque lip tint which dry completely matte, they currently only come in three colours, soon to be six, and the shade I opted for was Suedeberry.

I ordered from 'love-makeup' the only UK based stockist listed on the official Lime Crime website. I was very impressed with their delivery service, I was waiting no time at all.

Packaging
How cute is the packaging? The applicator top is covered in cartoon roses and the very top of the tube has a unicorn on it! I love the frosted tube, it really sets it apart from the high street dupes kicking about. It comes with a matching box, which I of course have kept...you know me and my weird ritual.

It comes with a doe foot applicator, which I usually don't like, but I'll make an exception in this case, just because you can achieve a perfectly precise look with it.
Product
Firstly let me mention the smell! Oh my god it smells amazing, just like vanilla ice cream! Now having said that, lets get down to the important stuff...

The pigmentation is absolutely phenomenal, the colour you see in the bottle is you colour on your lips after just one swipe. I chose the shade Suedeberry, on Lime Crime's website the swatch appeared red with an orange undertone, however in 'real life' it swatches a more coral colour, which surprisingly doesn't wash out my all ready pale complexion.

The formula's an odd one, its similar to benefit's lollitint but more opaque and more viscous. The first time I applied this, I lathered it on quickity snip thinking it would dry instantly, but you get quite a while to apply it before it sets matte. It's weird to watch it dry, it's like watching a clay face mask dry!

Its surprisingly moisturising when it's dried, not enough to be able to rub it around your lips, but enough that it doesn't crack when you move your lips or cling to your dry patches. I have found you need to check it for wearing off, because although it stains your lips it isn't as long lasting as other lip products and can leave you looking as though you have a weird lip liner thang going on.
Left : wet swatch | Right: dried swatch
Price
This set me back £13.50, I didn't have to pay for postage and packaging because I ordered enough products to qualify for free postage...woops! I think that this price is ridiculously reasonable, if not a little under priced! I would recommend this product to anyone, obviously the shades aren't to everybody's liking, but if your a fan of intense and bright lip colours then you'll love the Velvetine's! 


They currently only stock 3 shades, but there soon releasing a new line 'Clueless Witch' which rumour has it, is based upon the Coven series of American Horror Story! The shades will be matte black, brown and a gothic red.

Another point worth mentioning is that Lime Crime is a 100% cruelty free company, listed on the PETA website, so you can look great and look your furry friends in the eye without any guilt.

For a matte liquid lipstick do not even think of looking any where other than Lime Crime!

Let me know if you've tried any of Lime Crimes products, I really want to try one of their solid lipsticks and see if there really as good as everyone says they are.

Lauren
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