Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Lime Crime Velveteens: Swatches, Review, and Tips!

Lime Crime Velveteens, boxed

I love reds and I love mattes. So I don’t know why it took me so long to try Lime Crime’s Velvetines.
Every fan of the ultra matte-red lip should at least check this out once! These go on a little like NYX Soft Matte Lip Cremes, but are more liquid and they really set and stay on after that.

Lime Crime Velveteens in Suedeberry (left) and Red Velvet

The finish is very smooth and these apply evenly, especially Red Velvet. If your lips are naturally very red or dark, Suedeberry might not be opaque enough to look 100% even. You will get little bits of darker color peaking out from beneath sometimes.

Color-wise, Red Velvet is like an even more dramatic version of MAC Russian Red, and Suedeberry is a bright coral-red which sometimes glows a little pink. (The company is bringing out a pink shade soon; can’t wait!)

Lip swatch of Lime Crime Velvetine in Suedeberry

Lip swatch of Lime Crime Velvetine in Red Velvet

If you’re a fan of the dramatic, “velvety”, zero-shine finish, these - in particular Red Velvet - are top of the range in my humble opinion. Suedeberry is a very cute shade too, but doesn’t go on quite as evenly as the deep red, and I think you can never go wrong with a classic ultra-matte red.
Of course, this also means that if you don’t like the feel of matte lipsticks and your lips are quite chapped or flaky, you should not come within a mile of these. They are VERY unforgiving of flaky, dry skin because the formula sets almost powdery-feeling.

Wrist swatches for Lime Crime Velvetines in Suedeberry and Red Velvet

Click here for 5 Tips to using and getting the most of your Velvetines!


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