Lime Crime is well known for their Velvetine formula. So I decided to look through my collection and pick out the deepest berry shades.
I’m going to say upfront while I love the formula, I find the deeper berry shades don’t stay put like the lighter shades do. They tend to last and also stain but do smudge, which is unfortunate.
First of the berry shades is DreamGirl. This was released as part of a valentines set but unfortunately, I can no longer find it on the site. You might be able to find it from one of the UK suppliers.
Beet it is a much warmer shade and on the lighter end of the spectrum. It pulls warm on met but it’s actually a much cooler colour. I have many smudging issues with this one but I still love the colour.
Jinx is one of the deeper colours and as you can see it pulls grey on me. It also has slight coverage issues. Jinx looks a proper purple on the website, so be aware of your undertones.
Raven is the colour I expected Jinx to be. It’s described as the darkest purple and it can be with a couple of layers. However, this can make it a little drying. Just like all the colours above it suffers from smudging issues.
Nightshade is a deep deep red. It’s described as a deep purple red and I can see the purple tones. Again this pulls warm on me.
I love the Lime Crime formula. I always have. They’re my favourite matte lipsticks. However, these berry shades do have the issue of smudging which is a shame because I’d love these to go on and stay on. My favourite out of all of them despite the coverage issues is Raven. Which one is your favourite?