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It’s Time to Commit a (Lime) CrimeThese Lime Crime Velvetines were/are(?) all the rage in the beauty world so I was ecstatic to receive it from one of my trusted online beauty boutique sellers, Sharlene of Lannel Boutique. I meant to post this a week back but since I went on a holiday hiatus earlier than I planned, here ‘tiz now. I’ve recently seen the Pink Velvet shade popping out everywhere, but I’ll be reviewing the shade Suedeberry in this post. I believe Red Velvet is the more popular shade in the Velvetines range, because I didn’t even hear of Suedeberry till Sharlene told me about it. Woops. The Lime Crime Velvetines range is a liquid lipstick that goes on wet and dries super matte, something along the lines of Guerlain’s L’Extrait formula.
“Put it On and Forget About It”I’ve held off trying this liquid lipstick, amidst the hype it amassed in the beauty industry, because I was afraid of how Sahara-drying it looks on lip swatches. First off, I was wrong on that note, well – mostly. It’s not super drying as I expected it to be which was surprising. It actually feels smooth when applied and even two hours into wearing it. The texture is lightweight, but you can feel it still on your lips because it somehow clings on to it. It’s creamy and liquidy when applied but dries to a powder-like finish in a minute or less. Suedeberry is an orange-toned red, that doesn’t look red on me at all, instead it looks bright coral. Not the shade I would usually go for but I’m liking the change for once because it makes me think I can pull off bright corals such as this one. I’ll list down a its pros and cons after the jump because I have some issues with it and then some.
THE GOOD+ Opaque to the highest level. One swatch of this bugger and you’re set for life. Although I think it would be best applied in two thin coats (I applied one full coat on my lips below and it looked… ech). + Long-lasting as haleeee. It lasted through a whole meal without budging too much. + It’s not super suck-out-all-the-moisture drying but there is a bit of dryness after two hours of wear. I’m a bit okay with this kind of dryness because I tried on Kat Von D’s liquid lipstick recently and that one DRIED UP MY LIPS to the point of peeling
THE BAD— It doesn’t wear well on my lips. Unless over-exposed lip lines are in fashion now. It’s not that it’s drying nor does it feel uber dry, because it doesn’t in the first two hours (upon which the photo below was taken). But it just makes my lips look parched even when it’s not. — As with my gripes on Guerlain L’Extrait, the doe-foot applicator doesn’t make it easy to apply (especially for someone with two left hands like me). But this is more of my lack of skill than anything. — Product balls up on top of the tube making it hard to control the amount you want to take out, which is a problem for something as pigmented as this liquid lipstick.
OVERALLI think that for those with lips that aren’t as dry and cracking as mine, this could work better. I can not discount the fact that the texture is beautiful — richly pigmented, opaque and truly with a velvet-like feel. Goes on wet but instantly dries to a powdery finish within a minute after application. I could just imagine how Red Velvet would as it is a dang beautiful red that’s right up my alley. However, this doesn’t make my lips look pretty (or at least camouflage it a little bit) because my lip lines are suuuper accentuated that it looks dry, even when it’s not. Maybe it’s with the shade, I’m not sure. I might try out Red Velvet to confirm the consistency and finish of this one before putting a dot on my Lime Crime adventures. Have you tried any Lime Crime Velvetines lipsticks? Share your experiences, please!
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