Tuesday, June 11, 2013

My Velvetine

I have been aware of the brand Lime Crime for ages now, ever since I saw a girl rocking neon blue lipstick at a party many moons ago. Whilst she was very lovely, I kind of put Lime Crime in the "no go" box, and the rumours that surfaced about the creator of the brand made it stay there for a long time. However, since they launched a lip product called "Velvetines" a while back, I had heard nothing but praise for the formula. When I happened upon them in store, I couldn't resist.

The Velvetines are a liquid lipstick that dries to a matte formula. They only come in two shades at the moment, I went one named Suedeberry. Suedeberry, contrary to it's name is a bright orange based red. I would like to start out by saying the packaging of this is beautiful, and well thought out. I love everything from the frosted glass of the tube to the metallic lid topped with a unicorn, which I believe is one of the main motifs of the brand.

Unicorn on the lid!

The formula of this is wonderful. It applies with a doe foot applicator and dries to a matte finish. These also wear very well, I do find that I need a touch up after eating but otherwise I noticed very little fading throughout the day. The matte finish is a little drying, but it is only comparable to other mattes lipsticks I have tried.

A bit of advice on application - the first time I wore this I applied one layer, let it dry and then applied a second. This resulted in the product cracking on my lips. The way it has worked best for me is to apply one layer, and quickly touch up any uneven spots before the product dries. It generally applies very opaquely, I'm just a bit useless when it comes to getting things perfect the first time.

The only complaint I do have about this product is the smell. It smells sickly sweet, which personally makes me gag. Luckily the smell fades as quickly as the product dries, in under a minute.

It does look like velvet :)

If you love a matte lip, I would recommend giving these a go. I really like this product and I have been rocking it a lot lately. I also thought the price was quite reasonable, I picked this up for $22.

What are your thoughts on this brand?



  1. This colour looks amazing on you Mishelle! I'll definitely need to check these out, they remind me of the Stila stay all day liquid lipsticks.

    I have a lime crime lipstick Glamour 101 just a deep red colour, I dont think I'm bold enough to pull off any of their other colours and it's not bad not really not lasting but it's a gorgeous colour, the packaging is super cute though. x

  2. WOW! I have never seen this on the lips and it looks AMAZING!!!!!!!!!

    Damn you, now I want some. This colour is gorgeous on you too.



  3. This looks gorgeous on you!! I quite like Limecrime stuff so your post made me google the rumours reference. Eeep! Anyhow this does look like a fantastic product - I've heard so many people rave about it.

    P.S I'm currently running a giveaway on my blog if you'd like to check it out :)

  4. I love Limecrime! I've been debating whether to buy this loopy for months because I'm not a big matte person, but one of these days I'll take the plunge. The colour looks absolutely stunning on you!

    Shell xx

  5. I've been wanting to try something from Lime Crime for a little while as their bold and bright colours intrigue me, though I have heard mixed feelings about the products and the brand. This product looks very nice though, and definitely worth a look into!

  6. Eeeeeep! I've been looking at these all days! where abouts did you pick this one up from? :D

  7. OOOO! That looks really good on you! I don't think I could ever pull off that colour though!

  8. Wow lovely color! It's very pigmented too :)

  9. This looks brilliant on you! I have a lip tar, but I fell out of love with it. This looks pretty amazing!

  10. wow it is so pigmented! it looks gorgeous on you!

  11. WOW it is so bright and beautiful!! The color looks very pretty on you :D
    We have similar product here from Essence but I am not sure if it is as good as this one from lime crime..

  12. The packaging reminds me of Disneyland. :) The color is beautiful!


  13. It does look like velvet! The color is gorgeous and the frosted glass packaging is just the icing on the cake. :)

  14. This looks amazing on you!!! I love matte glosses and have always wanted some!!

  15. Awesome colour on you - you wear reds so well! It's weird that the product cracked when you applied a second layer though. But at least you figured out how to make it work and the sickly sweet scent you dislike about it fades away quite quickly :) I only have one product from Lime Crime (Airborne Unicorn lipstick) but I really like it!

  16. This looks great on you! I try to stay away from matte lipsticks but pull them off so well!

  17. I had Lime Crime in my no-go box for ages also, purely because of all the rumours I heard about the creator as well. It was a bit hard to get past them when I saw how pretty some of the products were, but I caved and ended up with this baby as well.. and I love it! xx

  18. cool! ive always been tempted to get something from them. ive never heard any rumors .. guess ill have to dig around.


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