|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|
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