There has been so much hype over the Lime Crime Velvetines but because you have to purchase them from their US website I kept putting it off until they released one of their most recent shades, Cashmere. Once I saw swatches online of Cashmere I knew I had to have it. Typing in www.LimeCrime.com as fast as I could, to my horror, I discovered it was sold out. Luckily, I was on my A-game and as soon as it was back in stock I snatched one up and thought while I was on the site I’d treat myself to Wicked too. The delivery took quite some time and I was worried it was lost somewhere in the world and I would never try the original liquid lipsticks. Thankfully, about 4 weeks after I ordered them I had a postman come to my door with the precious package.
These liquid matte lipsticks come in at $20 each (£13) and P&P to the UK is $10.95 (£7.12) no matter how large your order is which I don’t think is too bad. All Lime Crime products are cruelty free and vegan friendly which is always an extra bonus.
Cashmere: is a grey beige (greige!) which may sound a little odd but I think its such a beautiful yet fun nude to have in my collection.
Wicked: A deep dark burgundy vampy red.
I think if you’re afraid to step out of your lipstick comfort zone then I would try a more general colour first like their Red Velvet shade which is a beautiful rose red – which may be my next purchase! 😉
When I opened the beautiful packaging and the pretty tube I got a waft of chocolate caramel. Oh my! These lipsticks smell absolutely incredible and edible (they’re not so don’t try licking your lips for a sweet treat!). The doe-foot applicator is so soft and helps to glide on the liquid product easily to the lips. I was a little intimidated that the product would dry almost instantly making it a nightmare to apply but it stayed quite glossy for a good few minutes. Once the product dried it left me with the perfect matte lip. Velvetines are definitely a fab alternative to a matte lipstick as they apply so much easier. The wear on both of these Velvetines was pretty good. I only had to reapply slightly to the middle of my lip after eating but after that I didn’t need to apply again for the rest of the day.
Considering Wicked is a burgundy red shade I thought it would bleed badly, especially after eating, but it wasn’t too bad at all. I do think I perhaps need to purchase a couple of lip liners which match each of these Velvetines to help me create the perfect pout and avoid any mistakes. If you have super dry lips then I recommend applying lip balm a few minutes before the velvetine as they are drying like all matte lip products. I’d heard that removing these liquid lipsticks can be a bit of a pain but I didn’t find them any trouble at all as they came off easily with my Johnson’s face wipes.
Have you tried the Lime Crime Velvetines? What shades do you have?
DISCLAIMER (11th Marc 2015): I will NOT be purchasing from Lime Crime again since the recent ‘hacking’ scandal and after my own research into the brand. Lime Crime seem to be so obsessed with dollar signs and are not a trustworthy company to support. Google Lime Crime Scandal or Lime Crime the sordid truth to find out more.