Lime Crime Spooky Wet Cherry Lip Gloss Bundle Review and Swatches – Spooky, Monster, Poison and Potion

Lime Crime Spooky Wet Cherry Lip Gloss Bundle Review and Swatches – Spooky, Monster, Poison and Potion

The Wet Cherry Lip gloss bundle costs $54 from Lime Crime. There are four glosses in this bundle and they’re available separately at Lime Crime for $18 each. They have 2.96 ml of product and a 12-month shelf life once opened. They are vegan and cruelty-free.

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For Halloween this year Lime Crime released a new set of limited edition wet cherry glosses. I decided to get them as I’ve been getting more into glosses recently. I wasn’t expecting to be impressed and to be blunt, I wasn’t.
Now I do like the texture of Lime Crime’s glosses but without fail, the swatches for the glosses on the Lime Crime website are nothing like the actual product. There are swatches on their Instagram that are much closer, although much more even than I could get them.

Spooky Cherry

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Let’s start with Spooky Cherry, described as Black with iridescent sparkle. The swatch on the website is the closest and this is the one that’s getting the most pushback on their socials. It looks like a lovely black gloss in the tube but on the lips, it’s a sheer grey colour with glitter in it. The glitter does not look iridescent but that may be the grey of the gloss muting it.
This one will probably go best over black lipstick. However, it could alternatively be used to mute too bright colours.

Monster Cherry

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Monster Cherry is the gloss version of Serpentina. It’s actually described as Serpentina green sparkle. It’s not quite as disappointing as the Velvetine version. If you have the Velvetine version, this will be perfect to go over the top of it. This one is semi-opaque with lots of small glitter in it. I’m not a fan of the sheerness of this one. To get it opaque you have to use a couple of thick layers and that makes it goopy.

Cherry Potion

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Cherry Potion is the most normal colour of the bunch. It’s described as Red Orange sparkle and it is that. It’s also on the sheer side and not something I’ll wear on its own. I feel like most of the colour of this one comes from the glitter so it comes off as patchy.

Poison Cherry

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Poison Cherry is my favourite of the bunch, described as Poisonberry sparkle. It’s perhaps the most opaque of the bunch, with the strongest colour in the gloss. The glitter in it is purple and blue, which looks very pretty when it catches the light. Again this is going to look better over a lipstick or lip liner. I’m still a little disappointed in it but I’ll definitely wear this one and probably on its own, which is not something I can say about the other three.

While personally, I like the texture of these glosses I’m not sure these are worth it. That is unless you’re into sheer glosses, which I am not. Will I get use out of these. Yes. I wouldn’t be repurchasing these even if they weren’t limited edition though. If you were to get one I’d say Poison Cherry is the one I’d recommend the most.

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If you’d like to get them, they’re available at Lime Crime for $18 each or $54 for all four.

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Project Progress – Collection Numbers for September 2019

Project Progress – Collection Numbers for September 2019

I’m working on the back end of things right now, but there has been some movement. So far I’ve managed to restrain myself from buying all the new eyeshadow pretties from Lime Crime but I know that won’t last long. How are you doing with resisting your favourite brand?

I’ve also added a new collection to this set and that’s nails. Mostly because I wanted to see if it was growing or not. It’ll be its own section, so let’s see where this one is going.

So let’s see my collection totals!

CATEGORY August September Difference Year To Date
Blush £185 (8) £154 (7) -£31 (-1) -£41.99 (-8)
Brows £97.98 (13) £97.98 (13) £0 (0) £53.99 (4)
Concealer £77 (10) £73 (9) -£4 (-1) -£9 (-2)
Contour £112.48 (6) £112.48 (6) £0 (0) -£13 (-3)
Eye Liner £244.44 (31) £244.44 (31) £0 (0) -£41.49 (-5)
Eye Primer £101.90 (11) £101.90 (11) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Eyeshadow Loose £251.74 (24) £251.74 (24) £0 (0) -£74.40 (-9)
Eyeshadow Palettes £521.98 (19) £469.99 (17) -£51.99 (-2) -£911.78 (-61)
Eyeshadow Single £364.41 (31) £364.41 (31) £0 (0) -£5.50 (-1)
Face Primer £207.38 (14) £173.38 (13) -£34 (-1) -£34 (-1)
Fixing Spray £18 (3) £18 (3) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Foundation £205.47 (15) £205.47 (15) £0 (0) £12.50 (1)
Highlighter £225.49 (21) £201.99 (20) -£23.50 (-1) £5.45 (-5)
Lip Gloss £156 (10) £156 (10) £0 (0) -£25 (-13)
Lip Liner £91.49 (8) £91.49 (8) £0 (0) -£64.45 (-20)
Lip Topper £180 (10) £180 (10) £0 (0) -£18 (-1)
Lipstick £595.98 (42) £595.98 (42) £0 (0) -£154.50 (-21)
Liquid Lipstick £1188 (66) £1188 (66) £0 (0) -£283 (-46)
Mascara £64.98 (5) £41.99 (3) -£22.99 (-2) -£45.97 (-5)
Powder £60.48 (9) £60.48 (9) £0 (0) -£6.99 (-2)
Setting Spray £6.99 (1) £0 (0) £0 (0) -£6.99 (-1)

There is a lot of stuff still in my later box, especially blushes. So they may be back in by the end of the year for the totals. Things that don’t come back in will be decluttered.
The drop this month has been from some items I’ve used up. I used up the last of my Estee Lauder blush. I’m kinda sad about it because it was my favourite blush and they’ve discontinued it. I finished a concealer and two mascaras. I opened them at the beginning of the month and hated them. I’ve decluttered a couple of palettes, one of which is KVD.

As for skincare

CATEGORY August September Difference Year To Date
Body Lotion £41.60 (5) £35.60 (4) -£6 (-1) -£80.39 (-8)
Body Scrub £10 (1) £10 (1) £0 (0) -£27 (-3)
Body Wash £147.34 (24) £142.44 (24) -£4.90 (0) -£18.98 (-1)
Cleansers £157.13 (12) £147.23 (11) -£9.90 (-1) -£184.38 (-8)
Eye Cream £264 (8) £264 (8) £0 (0) £110 (1)
Eye MakeUp Remover £13 (2) £13 (2) £0 (0) -£4.95 (-1)
Face Masks £370 (17) £350 (16) -£20 (-1) -£206.99 (-8)
Face Oil £258.50 (6) £258.50 (6) £0 (0) £49 (1)
Face Sprays £44 (6) £28 (4) -£16 (-2) -£16 (-2)
Foot Cream £0 (0) £0 (0) £0 (0) -£9.50 (-1)
Hand Cream £95.49 (13) £95.49 (13) £0 (0) -£40.99 (-4)
Lip Balm £61.11 (10) £61.11 (10) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Moisturizer £388.10 (11) £388.10 (11) £0 (0) £147.45 (-3)
Serum £180 (6) £196 (8) £16 (2) £132 (4)
Toners £37.50 (3) £19.50 (2) -£18 (-1) -£41.50 (-1)

Everything gone here is from regular uses. I’ll definitely be out of body lotion by the end of the year but I don’t think I’ll buy anymore until I’ve run down my hand cream collection.

Nail Polish

August September Difference Year To Date
Nail Polish £843.10 (98) £908.10 (103) £65 (5) £65 (5)

I put my purchases of my Holo Taco on this month. I intend to not purchase anything unless I need it. Like my fast dry top coat.

How have you been doing with your collection? Has it grown or shrunk?

Why I am falling out of love with Revolution Beauty (and why I won’t be reviewing the Halloween Range).

A little while ago I decided to only start buying Vegan makeup as well as cutting out dairy from my lifestyle. Revolution was a brand I was happy to see while not full Vegan seemed to care about their vegan (and vegan adjacent) customers. My feelings have changed.

Let’s start with the Halloween collection. I love Halloween, always have. Scary movies, ghosts and ghouls and Halloween Makeup. So I was waiting with bated breath for Revolutions Halloween collection. Sadly when it came out it seemed that only the highlighters were vegan and to be honest I wasn’t interested. I wasn’t interested because they’re bad, Revolution has some of the best IMO or that the designs aren’t good but because there are repeats of the skull bottle from last year and I have enough highlighters. More than my face could ever hope to wear. On closer inspection, most of the eyeshadow palettes had animal products in, either Carmine or Beeswax. Even worse some had no ingredients listed, which I am almost certain is not allowed in the UK.
A couple of weeks after it launched a few of the Obsession palettes were suddenly marked as Vegan with the ingredients appearing. However, there is another issue even though these are marked as vegan on the Halloween page, they do not show when using the filter.

This is a current trend with the brand.

Now they are cruelty-free and they used to have a good vegan section on the website. That was until they recently updated it. It looks better but it’s not for a few reasons.
First, as with every update they’ve done your order history disappears. This is a minor inconvenience unless you’re waiting on an order or you’re trying to return an item. The biggest issue for me was the removal of the vegan section.

Because the vegan search function is essentially useless.

It doesn’t show some of the vegan items when you use it and it does show other items that aren’t. The Halloween section is a good demonstration of this. Also importantly you cannot trust the Vegan symbol they’re using now.

Check out the I Heart Revolution Dragon Heart palette. It’s marked as Vegan. It’s not. It contains Carmine (Ci 75470).

The website is no longer vegan-friendly. I have tried contacting them over this but so far I’ve had no reply.

Another thing I dislike is the endless scrolling function they’ve introduced on the New In page. If you find an item and click on it you can’t get back to where you were on the New In page. You have to reload it. This is extremely minor but it annoyed me especially with the lack of a decent way to find vegan items.

I will still purchase from Revolution but for now, mindless buying has been taken off the board. I should be glad, impulse buying isn’t good for my wallet.

If you’re after vegan cosmetics, just double-check the ingredients with an online checker before you buy from Revolution.

Collection Overview July/August 2019 – Project Progress

Collection Overview July/August 2019 – Project Progress

I’ve been away from my blog from a while you might have noticed. I finally managed to update my numbers. Now there are a few big changes mostly because I’ve done my destash to a ‘later’ box. So they’re not totally gone but not currently part of my collection.

So let’s see my collection totals!

CATEGORY June August Difference Year To Date
Blush £257.99 (14) £185 (8) £-72.99 (-6) -£10.99 (-7)
Brows £77.99 (10) £97.98 (13) £19.99 (3) £53.99 (4)
Concealer £77 (10) £77 (10) £0 (0) -£5 (-1)
Contour £112.48 (6) £112.48 (6) £0 (0) -£13 (-3)
Eye Liner £250.44 (32) £244.44 (31) -£6 (-1) -£41.49 (-5)
Eye Primer £101.90 (11) £101.90 (11) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Eyeshadow Loose £251.74 (24) £251.74 (24) £0 (0) -£74.40 (-9)
Eyeshadow Palettes £1187.37 (60) £521.98 (19) -£665.39 (-41) -£859.79 (-59)
Eyeshadow Single £364.41 (31) £364.41 (31) £0 (0) -£5.50 (-1)
Face Primer £207.38 (14) £207.38 (14) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Fixing Spray £18 (3) £18 (3) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Foundation £192.97 (14) £205.47 (15) £12.50 (1) £12.50 (1)
Highlighter £230.49 (22) £225.49 (21) -£5 (-1) £28.93 (-4)
Lip Gloss £209 (23) £156 (10) -£53 (-13) -£25 (-13)
Lip Liner £119.44 (21) £91.49 (8) -£27.95 (-13) -£64.45 (-20)
Lip Topper £198 (11) £180 (10) -£18 (-1) -£18 (-1)
Lipstick £732.46 (59) £595.98 (42) -£136.48 (-17) -£154.50 (-21)
Liquid Lipstick £1440 (107) £1188 (66) -£252 (-41) -£283 (-46)
Mascara £46.97 (5) £64.98 (5) £18.01 (0) -£22.98 (-3)
Powder £65.48 (10) £60.48 (9) -£5 (-1) -£6.99 (-2)
Setting Spray £6.99 (1) £0 (0) £0 (0) -£6.99 (-1)

There is a significant drop in price but as I said a lot of it is in the ‘later’ box. For example, the current value of my blushes is all Lime Crime as I’m currently using them as they’re a cream formula and will expire faster. In order not to stress myself over having to use the others I’ve removed them from this list. It’s the same with my Chocolate Bar Palettes from Revolution Beauty. I don’t want to use them but I like having them right now.

As for skincare

CATEGORY June July Difference Year To Date
Body Lotion £74 (6) £41.60 (5) -£32.40 (-1) -£74.39 (-7)
Body Scrub £10 (1) £0 (0) £0 (0) -£27 (-3)
Body Wash £147.34 (24) £147.34 (24) £0 (0) -£14.99 (-1)
Cleansers £170.12 (13) £157.13 (12) -£12.99 (-1) -£174.48 (-7)
Eye Cream £154 (7) £264 (8) £110 (1) £110 (1)
Eye MakeUp Remover £13 (2) £13 (2) £0 (0) -£4.95 (-1)
Face Masks £397 (17) £370 (17) £27 (0) -£186.99 (-7)
Face Oil £294.40 (6) £258.50 (6) -£35.90 (0) £49 (1)
Face Sprays £44.00 (6) £44 (6) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Foot Cream £0 (0) £0 (0) £0 (0) -£9.50 (-1)
Hand Cream £103.49 (14) 95.49 (13) -£8 (-1) -£40.99 (-4)
Lip Balm £61.11 (10) £61.11 (10) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Moisturizer £240.65 (14) £388.10 (11) £147.45 (-3) £147.45 (-3)
Serum £64 (4) £180 (6) £116 (2) £116 (2)
Toners £27.50 (3) £37.50 (3) £10 (0) -£23.50 (-2)

Skincare is a big old mess this month. I’ve used a few items up and brought some in which is making the numbers look weird. In places like Toner I’ve used one up and replaced it with a more expensive version. So there’s no movement on the number of items but a raise in the cost.

How have you been doing with your collection? Has it grown or shrunk?

Lime Crime Venus The Grunge Palette – Review & Swatch

Lime Crime Venus The Grunge Palette – Review & Swatch

Venus is the original warm-toned palette from Lime Crime that started a trend.

It costs £34 from UK Suppliers or $38 from Lime Crime direct. It has 16 g of product and has a 24-month shelf life once opened. It’s vegan and cruelty-free.

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Described by Lime Crime as

In a sea of nude palettes, the VENUS vegan eyeshadow palette emerges with 8 game-changing shades: rust red, brick brown, burgundy and unconventional neutrals. Recklessly pigmented eyeshadows can be worn alone or mesh flawlessly for a nu-grunge look with a soft, painterly finish. Beautiful mirrored box with kitschy artwork makes VENUS the ultimate collectible artifact.

It was a game-changing palette. It was the palette that launched a trend.

The packaging is cardboard with a lovely large mirror in the lid. The mirror does not stand up on its own, as xSparkage would say it needs palette viagra. The outside is pretty and based on the Venus the Roman Goddess of love. There are 8 shadows in rusty tones for the perfect ‘grunge’ eye. If you’re like me and grew up with ‘grunge’ this is nothing like the original grunge. It’s the updated version, 2.0 if you will.

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Lime Crime’s description of the colours is a little fanciful. So let’s not use those, bruised fruit anyone?

  • Venus is a burgundy red, while it’s quite matte it is not perfectly so. You won’t notice it not being a matte on the eye though.
  • Shell is a light coral shade with a shimmery finish.
  • Aura is a creamy pearl shade, beautiful on the brow bone or for halo eyes.
  • Creation is a rusty brown, it’s almost matte but not quite
  • Icon is a cool chocolate brown that’s got a little bit of gold shimmer but this is lost on the eyes (and my swatch!)
  • Rebirth is a bright matte coral colour. This really pops on the eye.
  • Divine is a taupe grey-brown. A great transition shade.
  • Muse is a burnt red, it’s the deeper sister of Venus.

The colours work really really well together. They are soft, pigmented and buttery. I know people hate that word but it’s to imply the smoothness with which they go on the skin and these do.

There’s almost no fallout with these shadows and I’ve seen little fading with the colours when they’re worn on the eye. There is a little kickback in the pan but it’s tiny because these have been well pressed. They’re not quite as finely milled as I’d expect from a palette of this price but it never affects the performance.

I’ve been using this palette for a while now and the formula is great, it hasn’t changed even though it’s long past the ‘expiry’ date. The colours are still on trend today, so unless you’re fairly new to makeup you’ll probably have all these tones. It’s an iconic palette for a reason and it’s well worth having in your collection.

If you’d like one you can get yours from UK Suppliers for £34 or $38 from Lime Crime direct.

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Lime Crime Velvetines Lip Liners Review & Swatches – Minx, Petunia, Poison​ & Poppy

Lime Crime Velvetines Lip Liners Review & Swatches – Minx, Petunia, Poison​ & Poppy

I decided it was time to bring in some more of the new Velvetines lip liners to my collection. I bought four new shades to use with my lipstick collection.

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The liners cost $16 each from Lime Crime or £14.50 from Cult Beauty. They’re vegan and cruelty-free. They have 1.2g of product and 24-month shelf life from opening.

Everything you love about Velvetines — from its transfer-proof performance to its soft-as-a-rose-petal touch— now in a waterproof lip liner. Wrapped in the iconic Velvetines roses, our vegan and cruelty-free lip liner has the perfect velvety matte texture and clean-line precision to create the pout you dream about. Define and design, fake a fuller shape and hold the line on feathering. This pencil liner glides on creamy smooth and easy, then dries down to a matte finish that won’t smudge, budge or bleed.

The boxes are the same as the Velvetines, bright pink with red roses on them. Keeping with the theme. They’re cardboard so easily recycled.

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Now clearly I like these because I bought four more. I find them very comfortable to wear and long-lasting. I have to say I didn’t really have any patchiness issues with these. However, let’s see each one individually.

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Lime-Crime-Minx-Lip-LinerLime-Crime-Minx-Velvetine-Lip-Liner-SwatchMinx is greige nude. Described by Lime Crime as Mushroom Nude, it’s pretty much my perfect nude lip colour. I really like this colour and bought it to go under my nude lip glosses and liquid lipsticks. I find this one is very comfortable to wear and easy to apply. It doesn’t have any coverage issues.

Petunia

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and is described by Lime Crime as Orchid Blush. The formula like the others is soft and easy to apply. It has little coverage issues and lasts very well. This pulls a lovely delicate pink shade on me, going well with my pinky nudes and lighter pink shades.  It goes really well with the new blush from Lime Crime called Petal.jpg.

Poison

Lime-Crime-Poison-Lip-LinerLime-Crime-Poison-Velvetine_lip-Liner-SwatchPoison is bright cool red, described by Lime Crime as Ruby Red. It’s your classic pin-up red with a blue undertone. Again no issues with coverage or wear time. This one will go well with all your classic red lipsticks and help extend wear time.

Poppy

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and is described by Lime Crime as bright coral red. This one is the colour of poppies and is very good for either your orange-based reds or your orange lipsticks. Again, no coverage issues here and it’s just as long-lasting as the others.

I love the formula of the lip liners. they’re not drying and do extend your lipstick. I’d like them to be cheaper but to be honest, it takes me so long to use them up that the value peruse isn’t all that bad really.

If you’d like to get some they’re available on Lime Crime for $16 each or from UK suppliers at £14.50.

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Collection Overview June 2019 (Project Progress)

Collection Overview June 2019 (Project Progress)

I’ve been fighting Fomo this month, so let’s see how I did.

So let’s see my collection totals!

CATEGORY May June Difference Year To Date
Blush £257.99 (14) £257.99 (14) £0 (0) £62 (-1)
Brows £77.99 (10) £77.99 (10) £0 (0) £34 (1)
Concealer £77 (10) £77 (10) £0 (0) -£5 (-1)
Contour £103.49 (5) £112.48 (6) £8.99 (1) -£13 (-3)
Eye Liner £250.44 (32) £250.44 (32) £0 (0) -£35.49 (-4)
Eye Primer £101.90 (11) £101.90 (11) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Eyeshadow Loose £346.14 (35) £251.74 (24) -£94.40 (-11) -£74.40 (-9)
Eyeshadow Palettes £1576.71 (95) £1187.37 (60) -£389.34 (-35) -£194.40 (-18)
Eyeshadow Single £364.41 (31) £364.41 (31) £0 (0) -£5.50 (-1)
Face Primer £207.38 (14) £207.38 (14) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Fixing Spray £18 (3) £18 (3) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Foundation £192.97 (14) £192.97 (14) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Highlighter £250.43 (24) £230.49 (22) -£19.94 (-2) £23.93 (-3)
Lip Gloss £209 (23) £209 (23) £0 (0) £28 (0)
Lip Liner £119.44 (21) £119.44 (21) £0 (0) -£36.50 (-7)
Lip Topper £198 (11) £198 (11) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Lipstick £732.46 (59) £732.46 (59) £0 (0) -£18.02 (-4)
Liquid Lipstick £1440 (107) £1440 (107) £0 (0) -£31 (-5)
Mascara £75.96 (8) £46.97 (5) -£28.99 (-3) -£40.99 (-3)
Powder £67.47 (11) £65.48 (10 -£1.99 (-1) -£1.99 (-1)
Setting Spray £6.99 (1) £0 (0) £0 (0) -£6.99 (-1)

The only gain this month was in contour from bringing back in an item. The rest has all been destashing or uses. Mascara has dropped due to getting rid of a couple that I used this month but really didn’t like. The massive drop in my eyeshadow palettes is due to finally letting go of some I’d be holding onto just because.

As for skin care

CATEGORY May June Difference Year To Date
Body Lotion £86.99 (8) £74 (6) -£12.99 (-2) -£41.99 (-6)
Body Scrub £16 (2) £10 (1) -£6 (-1) -£27 (-3)
Body Wash £162.33 (25) £147.34 (24) -£14.99 (-1) -£14.99 (-1)
Cleansers £170.12 (13) £170.12 (13) £0 (0) -£161.49 (-6)
Eye Cream £154 (7) £154 (7) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Eye MakeUp Remover £13 (2) £13 (2) £0 (0) -£4.95 (-1)
Face Masks £417.50 (18) £397 (17) -£20.50 (-1) -£213.99 (-7)
Face Oil £294.40 (6) £294.40 (6) £0 (0) £84.90 (1)
Face Sprays £44.00 (6) £44.00 (6) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Foot Cream £0 (0) £0 (0) £0 (0) -£9.50 (-1)
Hand Cream £103.49 (14) £103.49 (14) £0 (0) -£32.99 (-3)
Lip Balm £61.11 (10) £61.11 (10) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Moisturizer £240.65 (14) £240.65 (14) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Serum £64 (4) £64 (4) £0 (0) £0 (0)
Toners £27.50 (3) £27.50 (3) £0 (0) -£33.50 (-2)

A few more items used up this month. Nothing really big going on here other than regular usage.

Obviously, I am happy with the numbers going down. I am surprised at how much my skincare costs. I am more concerned about my mascara use. I am finding it hard to find one, I really like and that means going through a few too fast really. I have found only two I really get on with an neither are cruelty-free.

How have you been doing with your collection? Has it grown or shrunk?

Lime Crime Sunkissed Freckle Pen Review and Swatches

Lime Crime Sunkissed Freckle Pen Review and Swatches

The Sunkissed Freckle Pen is $18 from Lime Crime or £18 from UK Suppliers. It is vegan and cruelty-free. It has 2.5ml of product and a 6-month shelf life once opened.

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Sunkissed Freckle Pen is SO spot on! Embrace a fresh face like a day under summer sun rays by tapping on speckles of freckles. Apply Sunkissed Freckle Pen directly onto bare skin or makeup – then, blot between application taps.

Lime-Crime-Sunkissed-Freckle-Pen-TipI’ve got to be honest. The Sunkissed Freckle Pen is very expensive for what is essentially a light brown liner. It is however pretty unique in colour and does do a good job. I have not been able to find a brown liner in this depth at all. They’re all pretty dark.

The colour itself is the same as my real freckles, just a warmer version of them. It’s of course never going to look perfect as this does give you dots rather then the irregular shape real freckles are.

Lime-Crime-Sunkissed-Freckle-Pen-SwatchIt’s also not very long-lasting. I found it fades at the same speed as my foundation. This pen will last as long as your base does. If you need to reapply your base throughout the day then the same applies to this pen.

I really like this pen even with its faults. I think it’s super expensive but until I find an alternative I really like this one.

One last tip. Store it upside down, so that when you come to use it the tip is always filled with product. Start with the smaller freckles and work from there.

If you’d like yours you can get yours from Lime Crime for $18 or £18 from UK Suppliers.

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Revolution Ultra Sculpt And Blend Collection Review

Revolution Ultra Sculpt And Blend Collection Review

The Revolution Ultra Sculpt and Blend Collection costs £14.99 from Revolution Beauty or Superdrug. It’s cruelty-free set, with no animal hair.

This complete collection of synthetic hair brushes is all you need for contouring, sculpting and blending in one set for face, cheeks and eyes.

Revolution-Ultra-Sculpt-And-Blend-Collection2The set contains three brushes and one sponge.

There is a foundation blending and base sponge, powder blend and sculpt brush, a cheek and highlight and sculpt and blend brush and an ultra metals eyeshadow blender brush.

The sponge is great at its job. It absorbs water well and blends out your foundation smoothly. As it’s black as well you’re less likely to see staining. This sponge is of medium density. It works with both foundation and concealer, with the tip being perfect for getting into the corners of your face.
The blend and sculpt brush is perfect for both your powder and cream products. It’s soft and blends really well. I found it best for using powder for baking, the angle makes it easy to create a nice line.
The cheek, highlight, sculpt and blend brush is the smaller sister for the blend and sculpt brush. The bristles are much more tightly packed making it good for highlighter and preventing fall out. You can still get a good blend with this but be aware this can disturb layers underneath if not used carefully.
Last is the eyeshadow blender brush. It’s a looser brush, which makes it perfect for blending rather than packing on product. I really like this brush and reach for it often.

 

If you like these brushes you can get them for £14.99 from Revolution Beauty or Superdrug.

Lime Crime Ghost Veil Lip Primer Review

Lime Crime Ghost Veil Lip Primer Review

Ghost Veil is the newest product from Lime Crime. It’s released on the 17th of June, so we have a sneak peek. I was lucky enough to get this with a purchase on Lime Crime’s website.

This will cost $16 from Lime Crime. It’s vegan and cruelty-free. They have 3.48 ml of product and 12-month shelf life from opening.

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Give your lips an invisible shield and set prime boundaries that ensure long-lasting quality. There are no blurred lines with Ghost Veil – just smooth gliding application and protection without creasing.

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I managed to find it on the Lime Crime website already (if you use google you can too!) So it’s a lip primer, that helps prevent bleeding. Not an issue I have with a lot of my liquid lipsticks but it may be helpful.

Lime-Crime-Ghost-Veil-ApplicatorFirst impressions on opening my package were not great. The box is plain white, which given how cute Lime Crime’s packaging is left me feeling a little flat. The bottle itself is also clear and again I was a little disappointed. However, I do really like the sheer iridescent Ghost Veil on the clear bottle. It’s also not. a big thing as what really matters is the product, I’m also not sure this is the final packaging.

The applicator is flat and grabs a lot of product. It’s very easy to apply and dries fairly fast. I don’t find it really does much. It’s supposed to extend the life of your lipstick and while the packaging says liquid lipstick, I find the only way that’s true is using it on normal cream lipstick.

I also don’t have an issue with lipsticks that bleed so I’ve not been able to test that out. I did have one (Black Velvet by Lime Crime) but I have used it up.

All in all, I’m a bit unfussed about this product. I don’t have the issues it’s supposed to help with. I don’t think I’ll be getting it again, it feels like an unnecessary step for the products I own.

How about you?

This will cost $16 from Lime Crime and will be officially released on the 17th of June.

Update October 2019: I’ve actually found myself using this product more than I expected I would. I’d actually really recommend it because it really does make your lipstick and liquid lipsticks stay on longer. It prevents bleeding and just makes it look better. I’ll definitely be repurchasing this when I run out of it.

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