Ladies and gentlefolk welcome to my blog post about my new favourite red lippie.
It is no secret that I am a big fan of all things lipstick, especially red lipstick so when I came across a picture of Lime Crime's Velvetines in Red Velvet on Instagram I fell in love INSTANTLY.
Lime Crime itself is a unique American based vegan and cruelty free brand, founded by Doe Deere, the brand creates...
' a unique blend of innovative beauty products and fantasy presentation. Ranging from opaque lipsticks to eyeliners and eyeshadows, Lime Crime is a known trend-setter of the makeup world."
Lime Crime is a brand that isn't afraid to be different and their new Velvetines prove this.
Their Velvetines come in two colours:
and are described as the following:
'Long-lasting waterproof liquid lipstick that goes on with the ease of gloss and dries completely matte.'
The description sums up the product perfectly really!
Application was a bit messy, this was due to the fact that the product is a liquid which comes with a doe foot applicator.
I think maybe a brush would have been more ideal but it wasn't too much of a big deal breaker...nothing that concealer couldn't fix.
I didn't apply any lipliner, instead I went straight in with the product, applying a first layer and letting that dry.
Coverage was superb with one coat however I went in with another, well...just because!
Drying is a bit odd, maybe because I'm used to matte products drying super fast, however with the Velvetines expect to wait a little bit longer than usual. Around maybe half a minute to a minute.
Once it dried I tidied up the edges with some concealer.
I LOVE THIS!!!!!!
For various reasons, but mostly because of the colour pay off.
I liken it to Ruby Woo on crack!
Very bright and vivid but long lasting and the soft non-drying matte finish just makes this product a winner.
Perfect for the classic red lip for a vintage, siren look.
It works perfect on my skin tone and I am more than sure that it would also look amazing on paler skin tones but if you are unsure and you own
Ruby Woo then this will work for you!
I definitely recommend this product!
I think I will be purchasing more products from Lime Crime from now on, I love the idea of their daring lip colours and eyeliners.
Where To Buy
If you live in the US you can purchase Lime Crime products directly for their site HERE.
The Velvetines retail for $16.99
I purchased my Lime Crime Velvetines from Love Makeup.com HERE.
At current they only stock the Red Velvet Velvetine which retails for £11.50.
I also received a free sample pot of Lime Crime's Eyeshadow Helper too!