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 :)|
|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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