Lime Crime Week Day #5 : Velvetines Review & Swatches

Hello again and welcome back to Lime Crime week, a whole week of Lime Crime reviews! If you cast your mind back to when I was on a spending ban, you might remember me pining for the Lime Crime Velvetines. This product really set Lime Crime on the map, with a revolutionary formula that goes on like a liquid lipstick but dries completely matte and touch proof. It really blew up and it pained me I couldn't buy them! Now I have finally completed my collection and can honestly say, this has been my product of the summer and dare I say... the year?!




The Lime Crime Velvetines come in two shades - Red Velvet and Suedeberry. They have a vanilla cupcake type scent, which I've gotta say i love but may not be to everyones taste (although who doesn't love cupcakes?). They have a simple doe foot applicator and go on the lips like a liquid lipstick. After a few seconds they turn completely matte and stay on the lips like a stubborn mule. By this I mean, it is *almost* completely smudge proof. It will move if forced too,but will not slip and slide like those famous Rimmel Apocalips. I find I can wear these for quite a long time (5+ hours) and they remain in tact and perfect needing minimal touch ups. I do find the longer these are on the lips, they do become quite drying, but doing proper lip prep beforehand definitely helps. Of course eating and drinking will effect how long these last. My gripe with these does lie in the fact they fade from the middle outwards, so you do end up with the annoying ring around your lips if you don't use lipliner. 




Again I cannot fault Lime Crime for whimsical and outstanding packaging. I absolutely adore the frosted glass tube and pretty purple accents which stretch across most of their products. They really stand out in my collection and their famous unicorn mascot proudly adorns their packaging. I love the little unicorn on the cap, which isn't as brazen and bold as their lipstick packaging, but has a hint of magical sparkle that wouldn't make you ashamed to pull these out of your handbag. Other than that, the box in which these bad boys come in, is again truly stunning to the point I can't throw them out. The shade name is shown across the top of the box with ingredients shown on the back. They are also vegan and cruelty free. Lovely!







 And now for swatches, the most important bit!


Red Velvet



Suedeberry




 Yes this is indeed a rave review. I am in love and I haven't fallen this hard in a long time. If you love your red lips or better still, matte red lips, you need to give the Lime Crime Velvetines a try! These have been a smash hit and have definitely put Lime Crime on the radar which is a pleasure to see. As someone who has followed the company from their early stages, I am happy to see them finally develop and get well deserved recognition! If you are in the US or UK you can purchase these directly from Lime Crime here. If you are a UK lovely who wants your hands on these and quick, Cocktail Cosmetics or Love Make Up will sort you out :)

What do you think of these? Up your alley?

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Comments

  1. I've been eyeing these up for ages. They look absolutely gorgeous in terms of design and result. Wait? "Almost completely smudge proof"? I'm getting the Red Velvet one. Been loving Lime Crime week, which also means that I will be poorer next week. Haha :'( xx

    Beauty from the Fjord

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    1. Haha sorry about any Lime Crime purchases made on my behalf! ;)

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  2. Red Velvet is such a stunning colour! I also adore the packaging, so cute! xxx

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    1. Its gorgeous isn't it! All Lime Crime packaging is so different!

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  3. Oooh stop it. I need these in my life xD
    This Lime Crime week is making me drool and want them all, but these are super stunning :D Who doesn't love a red matte lip?! <3

    Juyey xx

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  4. I have Suedeberry and I love it, I find it lasts really well, even when eating and drinking :) Unfortunately they actually aren't vegan due to petrolatum being in the ingredients which is a bit naughty on their part! x

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    1. That IS naughty! Maybe on newer ones they have changed the packaging? They should!

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  5. These look amazing! I love the red as your know. Love my Ruby Woo and this looks like the most perfect retro matte on! Thanks for the swatches, Marvelle! xx

    ferdies-place.blogspot.com

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    1. No problem Fernanda! You need these if you love a red lip :)

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  6. red velvet is pretty and matte good one

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  7. The red velvet looks so intense and perfect! I love the matte finish! xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

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    1. I love the matte finish too, so different and its pretty comfortable to wear!

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  8. Woah, that red one is gorgeous!

    Becky
    xx

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  9. I love the look of both of them! Gorgeous packaging.. Think I prefer the red.. So glad I found your blog, love it! Such clear photos :)

    Would love it if you had a chance to look at mine...

    http://daniellabeautyjunkie.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. These really do sound heavenly. Both shades are totally up my alley! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  11. Oh wow these look so nice! x

    duggydimples.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I so recommend :) They are lovely!

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  12. Oh my god I need the Red velvet one so bad
    Beth x
    chroniccosmetics.wordpress.com

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