Lime Crime Week! Day #1: Lime Crime Opaque Lipstick Review & Swatches (ALL SHADES!)

Hello everyone and welcome to my new series! I am declaring this week, Lime Crime week! 

Why? Because Lime Crime is my favourite brand and recently I was able to complete my collection (I now own every Lime Crime product except the nail polishes and glitters!) so I thought i'd show you, swatch everything and review everything with a few looks thrown in for good measure!








This post is going to be a complete guide to Lime Crime lipsticks. You may even be a long-time reader of mine and remember my previous review on these bad boys here. Well consider this updated, with better photos and a more "structured" review. Lets get down to it!








Lime Crime lipsticks are one of my favourites, with an amazing and need I say, bright shade selection and colourful, unique packaging to boot. I mean, who doesn't like unicorns? I do, thats for sure and have no qualms about pulling a bright pink bullet with holographic unicorn out of my bag. Nope, none at all! 

The packaging is slightly bigger (and brighter!) than that of MAC, but its pretty similar, with the shade name on the base, making it easy to find what shade you are looking for. I have experienced some "cracking" in the caps of Lime Crime lipsticks, but I do have to say, my most recently purchases haven't cracked at all. By this I mean I get little small cracks going up the lipstick cap, which may eventually lead to the cap breaking completely. I'm not sure if Lime Crime have invested in better quality plastic or i've just got lucky, but its a pretty common problem that I feel people should be aware of. 




Ingredients are included on the box for your reference.


And shade names are both on the top of the box and base of the lipstick.
Included a picture of one of my cracked caps. Hopefully Lime Crime have invested in better plastic, it seems to be the case as my newer lipsticks have not cracked :)



Lets get onto the lipsticks!




Coquette - Warm peachy nude. Very creamy and opaque. Glides on effortlessly. 


Countessa Fluorescent - Gorgeous bright pink. Again, fabulous formulation, very creamy and comfortable to wear.


Great Pink Planet - Very cool toned pastel pink. I find it a little hard to pull off. Similar to MAC Viva Glam Gaga but much paler. 

Cosmopop - Beautiful creamsicle orange. Again creamy and comfortable to wear. The paler and easier to wear younger sister of My Beautiful Rocket.



Mint to Be - Pastel minty green. Slightly drying and has a dryer texture so does pull and tug on the lips a little. Think MAC Ruby Woo but green. Love this shade though!



No She Didn't - Stark bright blue. Slightly drying and again has a drier texture than the others. Clings to dry patches but fabulous pigmentation.



Airbourne Unicorn - Creamy purple. Actually very wearable. Nice formulation and very opaque and thick.

Chinchilla - Lavender grey that definitely pulls purple on me. Surprisingly easy to wear. Nice formula but again very thick and also a little dry textured.

Geradium - One of Lime Crime's newer colours, this is a bright coral pink. Perfect for summer. Excellent formulation. Not quite so thick so can be worn toned down if preferred. 

Retrofuturist - Bright Marilyn red. Very opaque and brilliant creamy formulation. Very glossy finish. 


Poisonberry - Berry purple. Very appropriate for the upcoming autumn. Does slightly cling to dry patches and go on slightly patchy, needs working but has a really nice result.



Babette - Dubbed as Coquettes pinker cousin, I can definitely see this being the nude in Lime Crime's line more suited for cooler complexions. Very creamy but does hang on my dry patches a little. 

Styletto - Glossy bold black. Very thick and very dry textured so does require some working onto the lips. So opaque. 

CentriFuschia - Raspberry fuschia. Excellent formulation. Very opaque and comfortable to wear.

D'Lilac - Pastel lavender. Very drying on me and has a dry texture. I found it a little hard to work with as it went on patchy. Love the result though. Perfect for those looking for a true lavender purple!

Glamour 101 - Retro deep red. My mothers personal all time favourite lipstick. Lasts all night and has fantastic formulation. Not drying at all and very creamy.

My Beautiful Rocket - Bold tangerine orange. Lovely formulation, creamy and not too thick. 

New Yolk City - Bright yellow. Again, suffers from a very dry texture making it hard to work onto the lips and does stick to those dry patches a little. 

Serpentina - Emerald snake like green. Does apply patchy and migrates around the lips/teeth a lot. 

Phew, so thats the complete collection of Lime Crime lipsticks for your viewing pleasure! Realistic swatches on realistic lips! Most shades last 4-6 hours depending on how much you eat or drink. The thicker/drier shades last a little longer with the nudes/pinks lasting a little less. (Thanks Becky for reminding me to put this in!)
 I hope this post is helpful to some of you that may be wanting to dabble in Lime Crime lipsticks! Lime Crime lipsticks cost $15.99 from the official Lime Crime webstore here. I can honestly say for that price, while pricey, I do get a lot of use out of my more neutral wearable shades, as much use as one of my MAC lipsticks. I like the brighter ones for more colourful make up looks and only tend to use them for that purpose so in that sense, it was quite pricey. Cocktail Cosmetics, Genie Cosmetics, Love Make Up and Cutecosmetics all sell them for £11.50, which is £3.50 less than a MAC lipstick. 

So which is your favourite shade?

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  1. Wowzers! Great post and very detailed, Lime Crime have some beautiful colours! :)

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    1. Thank you Scottlass :) They do indeed!

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  2. Your photographs are amazing! I've never tried anything from Lime Crime, but some of these shades are right up my street. They have an incredible colour range x


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    1. Thanks Josie :) I love the colour range, it has something for everyone :)

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  3. love all these colours,so nice! Xx

    http://atypicalenglishrose.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Amazing post! I am brand new to Lime Crime. I bought Babette, Retrofuturist and Mint To Be, and I am loving them! This is a great post, I will definitely refer to it in the future when I make more purchases!

    Kate
    themintedbeauty.com

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    1. Aww thats great Kate! I am so happy to hear you will come back and reference this post when making your next purchase, thats exactly what I did the post for :)

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  5. OMG OMG OMG! That's the biggest Lime Crime Lipstick collection I've ever seen. I don't own anything from Lime Crime, but I love their concept and product design! I think I will stick to a boring pink/red shade if I were to buy one.... Can't wait for the upcoming posts on the rest of your Lime Crime collection! Really exciting! :)

    Beauty from the Fjord x

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  6. Ohemgee what beautiful lipsticks and swatches. I am so enthralled with your pictures right now.

    Shang J.| The Feminine Crusade

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    1. They are so crazy pigmented. Definitely the most pigmented I own!

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  8. All i can say is WOW! amazing photographs and it's great to be able to see what the colour looks like on. I'm DEF making a purchase this week, i'm leaning towards the newest shade!

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    1. Aww thanks Christina, I'm glad to help! Babette is lovely :)

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  9. This post must have taken ages to put together, and I appreciate the detailed photos - I must say that in the first pics they look like a little lipstick army, and that's the kinda army I like! x

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    1. Hehe thank you! It did take a very long time and a lot of swatching and editing but I like the outcome so it was worth it! And if it helps people then mission accomplished! Haha they DO look like a lipstick army! All lined up waiting for orders!

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  10. THIS IS SUCH AN AMAZING POST! I love it!!! I have 3 LC lipsticks but this post has definitely got me lusting over more in particular No She Didnt!

    Discoveries Of Self

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    1. Thank you so much Natalie :) I'm really really glad you liked it! *does a little dance* No She didn't is crazy isn't it!!

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  11. Love this! I didn't know anybody had issues with the tops cracking. I always felt mine were so well-packaged. The only problem I have had with these lipsticks (besides Poisonberry being patchy) is I just never have any place besides the privacy of my home to wear them, LOL. They are a little crazy for my lifestyle ;)

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    1. It seems to be quite a common problem (or was when Lime Crime came out) with the tops cracking but all my new ones are perfect :) I'm glad you've had no cracking though! I know what you mean about the crazier shades, they are a little hard to wear out! But I do love them for make up looks and Styletto is getting a lot of use from me at the moment!

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  12. I'd love to know the durability of each shade.

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    1. Thanks for your feedback Becky, I forgot to add that in! I'll do it now :)

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  13. Wow Babette is beautiful, couldn't see myself wearing something like New York City.
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    1. New Yolk City is definitely crazy!! I can't wait to do some lip art looks with it though :)

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  14. I've just ordered my first Lime Crime lipstick - Geradium and based on your 'swatch' I'm gonna love it. :D

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    1. Thats great! Geradium is very very beautiful!

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  15. All the pinks and reds look amazing along with Poisonberry!! :) x

    Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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    1. Poisonberry is so unique isn't it. Can't wait to rock it more in autumn!

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  16. That's so funny! I created Trend Week series lately and worte about Monochrome Week as my first trend :)

    Great swatches, I have few colours on my wishlist, it's amazing that you have a whole collection!

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    1. Ahh we are both embracing series weeks haha! Great minds eh? ;)

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  17. Oh my, every single shade as I scrolled down I was just like 'wow' 'wow' 'wooooow'! Your lip swatches are fantastic too!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

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    1. Haha thanks Megan! They do have the wow factor, especially those shades that are a bit more "out there"

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  18. Wow amazing! Love the dedication to this post :) The shade that is your mum's fav would be mine too, beautiful red :)

    Georgina
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    1. Thanks Georgina :) I showed her your comment! You both have good taste, its a lovely classic red!

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  19. Wow amazing! Love the dedication to this post :) The shade that is your mum's fav would be mine too, beautiful red :)

    Georgina
    www.makeup-pixi3.com

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  20. Amazing post! You've made me want so many shades now :) xo

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    1. Thank you Hayley and sorry about any Lime Crime related purchases you make 8)

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  21. Oooh they look so pretty :D I need them all. <3
    xx

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    1. Such a pretty colourful rainbow right? :)

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  22. Some amazing colours. I really love the look of poisionberry. M xx

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    1. I can't wait to wear Poisonberry in the autumn! :)

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  23. Wow, what an incredible post! Your collection is impressive and your swatches are always the greatest :) I'm loving Retrofuturist, Poisonberry, and No She Didn't especially. You've definitely tempted me to give Lime Crime a go! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Thanks Jen, you are always so sweet! :) You should definitely give LC a go! You'd love them!

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  24. thank you so much for all of the swatches! I see so many that I need to get!

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  25. Oh my goodness these are gorgeous, and the colors are so unique! I need to get poison berry!

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    1. Poisonberry is turning into a favourite I think!

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  26. Wow! I think Geradium is the most beautiful shade!
    xx

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  27. oh now i want so many more shades. i have centrifucsha and the two velvetines. are you excited for pink velvet? i cant wait for that to come out. I also wanted to let you know your pictures of lipsticks have popped up on a website called doe deere lies. they are being used to moan about the quality of lipsticks i find this website so distateful with bashing doe and lime crime.i just wanted to let you know as i doubt they have permission to use those pictures from you. oh one more question do any of your lipsticks appear off center in the tube? mine is a little and i wondered if there was a way of getting it more in the center so it didnt scrape on the sides without ruining the lipstick

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    1. Hi Kerri, thanks for letting me know about being on that god awful website! At least they only had nice things to say about my blog (thank goodness!)None of my Lime Crime lipsticks have had that issue but some of my MAC ones have, i think its commonly caused by heat unsettling the lipstick. When I went to Florida, it happened when I took one of my MAC lipsticks out with me that day. Kind of annoying :( Some have also arrived in the mail like that from MAC if its been a hot day. I had to depot it in the end but i'm sure if you google someone has found a way to fix it :) I'm SO excited for Pink Velvet! Can't wait as i love my Velvetines :)

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    2. i figured it would be something to do with the heat it has been hot in the uk lately im thinking of moving it into place a little better then stick it in the fridge hopefully it will cool into a better position! i love the velvetines to they are just amazing and stay put so well!

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  28. umm, WOW! I had no idea how great these lipsticks were, I love opaque lipsticks and these look brilliant, even the bright blues and greens look fantastic, I really want one of these! It's so cool that you've collected them all xx

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    1. You would love them, they are literally opaque in one swipe! Very creamy, some very thick though which would explain the opacity but yes, you'd love them :)

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  29. This post is amazing, your collection is amazing too! Very useful, I really want to get myself some Lime Crime lippies now :) X

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    1. Thank you so much Holly :) You would love them!

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  30. I now have a rather large Lime Crime wishlist! These look fabulous on you too! x

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    1. Haha sorry Y :) I'll be to blame for that!

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  31. Hi you!

    This post is fantastic!! your pictures are brilliant, we can see the actual colors on the lips it's really helpfull.

    I bought Airborne Unicorn and My Beautiful Rocket few weeks ago a bit randomly and I love them. Very good quality and the lids didn't break...yet...!!!

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    Lexie

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    1. Thank you very much :) And thats great! I reckon Lime Crime have probably invested in better plastic! None of my newer ones have done it either :)

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  32. Wow what an amazing post! Your pictures are beautiful and they have some really crazy shades. I couldn't pull off half of these, in fact I think there's only a couple I would be able to wear x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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    1. Thanks Becky :) Some are indeed crazy! I do actually get some wear out of the crazier shades though in regards to make up looks ect... but if you don't do that sort of thang then you wouldn't wear them!

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  33. I want Babette and Airborn unicorn :) This post is so so good, so well done xx

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  34. Portland Black Lipstick Company and Illamasqua are two companies that offer a wide array of colours with much better formulas and pay-off. Thank you for providing legitimate swatches, but I think you're suffering a bit from rose-coloured glasses. These photos show that the lipsticks are indeed streaky and most, if not all, cling to the dry patches. Poor quality lipsticks that aren't worth the price.

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    1. Thanks for your comment Cara. I myself have tried Illamasqua and really don't rate their lipsticks (I find them very drying but love them as a company and all their other products).
      I do have to disagree and am slightly insulted by the rose coloured glasses comment, as I take reviews very seriously on my blog as I don't want readers to buy something that isn't worth it. If you'd refer to my Lime Crime Eyeliners post you will see I gave these a bad review as I didn't particularly think they were worth £9 so to say I am suffering with "rose coloured glasses" is very insulting as I try to remain impartial as a blogger. The lipsticks do get my approval and I really fail to see how every single one of these show dry patches and streakiness. If you actually read, I did in fact state which ones were streaky (Poisonberry) and which ones were drying (New Yolk City) but for the most part, I do not see streakiness or dry patches in ALL of my swatches. I gave completely honest reviews and where stated I pointed out the negatives. So please, go back and read the review before knocking my integrity as a blogger. Thank you.

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  35. Awesome!!! Just what I wanted. Was looking for the swatches but couldn't find all clearly in one place. I am following you everywhere ;) Thank you!
    xx

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    1. Yay! That's just what I wanted to do :) Help people make a decision and create a place where all lipstick swatches could be in one place :) And thank you!

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  36. WOW, that's quite a collection! Great pics and descriptions! I have Airbourne Unicorn and turns out it doesn't suit me too well but on the right skin it actually is quite wearable!

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    1. Thank you Candice :) I'm hoping to review the new shades soon!

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  37. Hi! I love ur posts! They are extremely detailed and very helpful! I hve a question because I was contemplating buying "Babette" but I already have "cocoette" and cocotte is basically the color of my skin so do u think Babette would fit me better as an everyday nude knowing my skin tone? I'm sorry I this question was vague! It's a bit hard to explain!

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    1. Hi Maria! Babette is very pinky toned, so I think it would come across as an everyday pink on you :) It may well be worth investing in it, its one of my favourites :)

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  38. Hi! I love ur posts! They are extremely detailed and very helpful! I hve a question because I was contemplating buying "Babette" but I already have "cocoette" and cocotte is basically the color of my skin so do u think Babette would fit me better as an everyday nude knowing my skin tone? I'm sorry I this question was vague! It's a bit hard to explain!

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