Review & Swatches: Lime Crime Velvetines

Hey guys and dolls,

Sorry it’s been a while but I’ve been road tripping around California and havent had a chance to blog. But I’ve been at the home base for a few days now and ready to coninuing review some of my most recent purchases. Today I’d thought Id share my thoughts on the Lime Crime Velvetines in Red Velvet and Suedeberry ($16.99). My Europeans can purchase here at cutecosmetics.co.uk and my Americans can purcahse dircertly through here at limecrimemakeup.com

LimeCrime_VelvetinesThe Velvetines come in super cute red and purple packaging with the Lime Crime Logo. The product is housed in a clear matte frosty bottle with a doe foot applicator.

This product is a liquid lipstick formula meant to go on like a gloss but dry to a matte long lasting finish.

LimeCrime_Velvetines_RedVelvetLimeCrime_Velvetines_RedVelvet_SwatchRed Velvet: A matte cherry red. This is just the most perfect and classic in your face fire engine red. With one swipe you can achieve a full fierce red lip but also easily sheered out with your finger for easier wear (remember to clean your finger afterwards or it will remain stained for hours!!). Either way the product lasts for hours, around 5 including drinking and even leaves a stain for a few more hours.

LimeCrime_Velvetines_SuedeberryLimeCrime_Velvetines_Suedeberry_SwatchSuedeberry: A matte bright coral with pink undertones. This one is definitely fun for summer. Again, with one swipe you can achieve full opaque coverage. It can also be sheered out for a more subtle look. As with Red Velvet the longevity on this bad boy is amazing about 5 hours wear plus 2 hours of stain afterwards.

THE VERDICT:

9/10 for the Lime Crime Velvetines. The formula is amazing on these bad boys, creamy and soft. They can be a bit drying but a good base-ting of your favorite lip balm should do the trick. They are super long wearing, extremely pigmented, yet easy to sheer out for a more subtle look. The doe foot applicator makes it easy and mess free. The only down side to this product is the smell. Its reminiscent of burnt butter…it kind of grosses me out but the odor disappears once the product dries after 30 seconds. I’d definitely recommend these babies for any gal or guy out there looking for vibrant, full proof, long wearing matte lip products.

Have you tried the Velvetines? Whats your take on them?

Hugs from Beauty Land

Review & Swatches- Lime Crime D’Antoinette Palette

Hey Guys,

I recently hauled the Lime Crime Fantasy Palette D’Antoinette. I received it early last week and have been using it non stop everyday since then. I’m just in love with this bad boy. And you’ll get to see exactly why.

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The Palette D’Antoinette comes with four glorious pastel matte shades and a funky metallic silver. It’s all housed in a sturdy purple tin with Lime Crime engraved on the front. It cost $34.99 and can be purchased through limecrime.com or for my European ladies through geniecosmetics.co.uk. Here’s a closer look at the shades, swatches form left to right.

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Royal Flush: Pastel pink with a matte finish. Very pigmented and true to color, easy to apply, blends like a gem, barely any chalkiness and rather smooth for a matte, barely no fall out, and lasts all day.

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Absinthe-Minded: Light pastel green with a matte finish. This is is highly pigmented and blends effortlessly.

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Macarooned: Pastel peachy orange with a matte finish. Again this one is highly pigmented, blends and applies smoothly.

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Ribbonesque: Pastel lavender purple with a matte finish. Like all the shades in this palette, this shade is also extremly pigmented, smooth, easy to blend, almost zero fallout and lasts for hours.

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Mercurious: This is the only shimmery shade in the palette. It’s a high metallic silver.  It actually complements these shades really well although it may seem out of place. Out of all the shades this is the least impressive. It is very pigmented but It is a little on the chunky shimmery side and has more fall out then the others although still minimal.

Here’s a look I did using Absinthe-Minded and some matte browns from the Lorac Pro Palette. iLimeCrime_DAntoinette_Look

The Verdict:

Overall this beautiful gem of a palette deserves a 9/10.

Its just amazing. I haven’t found any matte pastel colors as pigmented, buttery, smooth and long wearing as these. All of the shades are true to color, highly pigmented, and pack a punch. The great thing is although they are bright and vibrant colors the matte and pastel nature of most of the shades creates quite a romantic and soft look. Another bonus with this palette: it can also be used on the cheeks, or the over the whole face, plus you can use the super cute tin when your done with your shadows 😀 I would highly recommend this palette, although it may be a bit pricey its well worth the money. The quality is just absolutely fantastic!!

This has definitely given me a great impression of Lime Crime products. It’s the first product I’ve tried from them and I hope it’s not the last 😀 I have heard amazing things about their lipsticks. Have you tried any Lime Crime products? Anything you would recommend?

Hugs from Beauty Land