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

Lime-Crime-Petunia-Lip-LinerLime-Crime-Petunina-Velvetine-Liner-Lip-SwatchPetunia is a soft pink-toned purple
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

Lime-Crime-Poppy-Lip-LinerLime-Crime-Poppy-Velvetine-Lip-Liner-SwatchPoppy is a true orange colour
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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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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Lime Crime Velvetines Lip Liner Review & Swatch – Magic & Plastic

Lime Crime Velvetines Lip Liner Review & Swatch – Magic & Plastic

One of those things Lime Crime had been missing was lip liners. Well, finally they released a set of colours. So, of course, I had to buy a few to see if I liked them. Today we’re looking at only two of the shades. Magic and Plastic. One I bought directly from Lime Crime and the other I bought from a UK supplier Cult Beauty.

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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.

At the time I bought these, they had an offer of a Lime Crime sharpener, so it is included in this post but I do believe it’s now over.

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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Generally, like these. I don’t find them drying, I do find they make my lipstick last longer and they don’t bleed. However, as you can see each colour works differently. I’m going to note here that they were both bought shortly after the launch and therefore there isn’t a difference in how long they had been made for.

Plastic

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Lime-Crime-Velvetines-Liner-Plastic-SwatchPlastic is bright pink. Described by Lime Crime as Candy Pink, it’s pretty much the colour that the ‘Plastics’ would wear or Barbie pink. I really like this colour and bought it to accompany the Sour Cherry gloss.  They are the perfect match and make the sheerness of the gloss not so sheer.  I find this one is very comfortable to wear and goes on well without being patchy.

Magic

Lime-Crime-Velvetine-Lip-Liner-MagicLime-Crime-Velvetines-Liner-Magic-SwatchMagic is a true purple colour
and is described by Lime Crime as Pansy Purple, matching the sadly discontinued Velvetine of the same name. While I love the colour as it the same as that Velevetine it is very different from Plastic. The formula is not as smooth by any means. It does on patchy and it’s actually quite dry. Now while it does extend the life of the colour you put on top of it I won’t get this one again just due to the application issues.

So while overall I like Plastic, I am not a fan of Magic at all. I feel some of these are going to be hit and miss. I do suspect that the more unusual colours are where there will be issues, so maybe avoid those.

Lime-Crime-Sharpener-1I was lucky enough to get the pencil sharper with my purchase. It’s just the perfect size for these and very sharp. Sadly they don’t sell these but I would love to see them do accessories like these. I’d certainly repurchase this when this one breaks or goes blunt if it was available.

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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Lime Crime Wet Cherry Gloss Review & Swatch – Sour Cherry

Lime Crime Wet Cherry Gloss Review & Swatch – Sour Cherry

A little while ago Lime Crime released a set of lip glosses called wet cherry. I’m not a huge fan of glosses myself and thought I’d pass until they were discounted. So when that happened I decided to pick the bright pink one. Sour Cherry.

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It costs £16 from UK Suppliers or $18 from Lime Crime direct. It has 2.96ml of product and has a 12-month shelf life once opened. It’s vegan and cruelty-free.

It smells of Sweet Cherries and while you can smell it when it’s first applied it does start to fade. It is not sticky on the lips, which I adore as I hate sticky glosses so much. The bottle is short and stubby which is giving me retro vibes but I can’t think what from. It has a very nice does foot applicator that gets enough product out with one dip. It’s incredibly shiny.

I really like the colour and texture of this gloss. I mean look at this swatch…

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Okay, so I am pulling a fast one here. This is not a swatch of the gloss on its own, I had to use one of the new Velvetines lip liners (Plastic) to get this coverage. Even so, it’s not quite the same as the website but close enough for me.

Without a liner, it looks like this.

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I mean it’s still a pretty gloss. but it’s not what I was expecting. I’m probably going to pass on the other colours, especially at full price due to the sheerness of the product. It’s not a bad product, it’s just sheer. Not what is advertised on the site at all.

If you’d like to get your hands on one or two of them they £16 from UK Suppliers or $18 from Lime Crime direct.

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Lime Crime Unicorn Lipsticks Review & Swatch – Heart Eyes, Doll House, Serpentina, Not Another Peach Cream Lipstick, October

Lime Crime Unicorn Lipsticks Review & Swatch – Heart Eyes, Doll House, Serpentina, Not Another Peach Cream Lipstick, October

As part of their 10th Birthday collection, Lime Crime released several unicorn lipsticks, some of which were new shades. They cost $18 each and are Vegan and Cruelty-Free. They have of 3.5g product and a 12-month self-life on opening.

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As you can see I bought five of them. Heart Eyes, Doll House, Serpentina, Not Another Peach Lipstick and October. Serpentina is my only repurchase as I’d used my original one up. The others are all brand new colours.

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For the record, I am very pale cool olive.

Super pigmented for maximum coverage. Infused flower extracts for smooth and comfy all-day wear. Iconic purple bullet packaging with our holographic unicorn.

The formula on these has changed slightly since the original lipsticks. It’s now slightly drier but still as pigmented and very comfortable to wear. They are all almost one swipe but it’s hard to get a good edge just going over your lips once. Although not impossible. They’ve got a good wear time but just like any lipstick will come off with food. Drinks, especially through a straw, won’t budge the colour.

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Heart Eyes Lip Swatch

Heart Eyes is a hot pink/red colour. I am head over heels for this colour. It’s bright and bold and great to wear.

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Doll House Lip Swatch

Doll House is a bright fuchsia colour. Application is smooth and even.

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Serpentina Lip Swatch

Serpentina is metallic forest green. It’s lovely and opaque and by far my favourite unusual coloured lipstick.

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Not Another Peach Lipstick Lip Swatch

Not another peach lipstick, is as the name suggests as peach lipstick. It’s got great coverage like the rest.

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October Lip Swatch

October is a pumpkin orange lipstick. Slightly cooler in tone I love the way this plays against my undertones.

INGREDIENTS: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol, Mica (CI 77019), Polyethylene, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcrystallina), VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (Copernicia Cerifera Cera), Paraffin, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Triacetin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tocoperyl Acetate, Tocopherol, Caprylyl Glycol, Benzyl Benzoate, Flavor (Aroma), Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/-]: Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

I’ve always loved the formula of Lime Crime’s lipsticks and these are no different.

If you’d like yours, you can get them at Lime Crime for $18 each.

Lime Crime Blue & Greens – Alien, Mermaid’s Grotto, Oh No She Didn’t, Serpentina & Teacup

Lime Crime Blue & Greens – Alien, Mermaid’s Grotto, Oh No She Didn’t, Serpentina & Teacup

It’s not really hard to tell that I really love Lime Crime. The Velvetine’s formula is the one liquid lipstick that I love the best.

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They cost £16 each from UK Suppliers or $20 USD from Lime Crime. Shipping to the UK is only $6.95 but doesn’t include taxes, that will be calculated and added at checkout.

I’ve been through my collection and picked out the more unusual colours for this post. Unfortunately, some of these shades may not be available by the time I post this, so I apologise in advance.

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I got really excited when Lime Crime announced Serpentina was coming back as a liquid lipstick. It was my favourite shade in their Unicorn Lipstick range. Then I got it. It’s very sheer and quite patchy. It doesn’t layer well, the more you put on the more it breaks up. This one is a major disappointment. This swatch is three layers.

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I have mixed feelings about Alien. It certainly doesn’t suit me. It’s also quite hard to get an even swatch but unlike Serpentina it layers well for two layers. After that, you’re getting into dry feeling lips territory. I like having it but I’d never buy it again.

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Oh No She Didn’t is one of those iconic shades from Lime Crime. It’s the original unicorn lipstick and it’s a nice solid colour. It is, of course, a lipstick so it does smudge. It’s a little light for me but I do love it for its shock value.

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Mermaid’s Grotto is a sheer lipstick that’s nice and blue. It’s one of those that should have given me a clue on how Serpentina would work. It’s better as a topper. The only way to get this opaque is to use so many layers it becomes unwearable.

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Thistle is really the matte version of Oh No She Didn’t. I really like it because of the colour. It is opaque and comfortable.

I love Lime Crime’s Velvetine formula. For me, it’s the most comfortable on the market and even with these that holds true. I find the glittery ones a little less comfortable but still just a long-wearing.

They cost £16 each from UK Suppliers or $20 USD from Lime Crime. Shipping to the UK is only $6.95 but doesn’t include taxes, that will be calculated and added at checkout.

Clone Wars – Matte Me vs Velvetines

Clone Wars – Matte Me vs Velvetines

So for those of us that either don’t live in the USA, want a vegan version or just don’t like Lime Crime’s morals I’ve got you a dupe for their much praised Velvetines.

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So it’s Sleek MakeUP’s Matte Me that is the dupe. They’re brand new on the market and as of yet haven’t hit stores. They are due to hit stores soon but as of yet Sleek is not giving up a date. They are however available on their website.

Sleek describes Matte Me as a matte finish liquid lipstick that glides on in one smooth application, with no need for a second coat.

Lime Crime describes Velvetines as liquid lipstick that goes on like a gloss and dries to a matte, touch-proof finish.

Here’s a direct comparison of the bottles, colours and the applicators

Red Velvet & Rioja Red

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Suedeberry & Party Pink
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The main differences are the price, quantity and the product itself.

Velvetines

  • Costs £11.50
  • 0.11 oz of product
  • Liquid formulation

Matte Me

  • Costs £4.99
  • 6 ml of product
  • Cream formulation

To covert that google tells me 0.11 liquid oz is 3.12 ml. So if that’s correct, there’s a whole lot more in the Matte Me.

They’re both long stay lipsticks and both tend to last as long as each other. The down side is they’re both very drying on the lips but you do get that with all long stay lip colours. The cream formulation is slightly more forgiving than the liquid version on dry lips but not by much at all. Matte Me also doesn’t tend to smudge in the same way as Velvetines do.

Velvetines contains petrolatum. Petrolatum is not a vegan ingredient. So despite claims on the packaging it’s not a vegan cosmetic.

Now for the colours. Velvetine’s currently only come in two colours Red Velvet and Suedeberry. Matte Me come in a range of six. There is an exact match for Suedeberry and a nice match for Red Velvet in this range.

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So if you’ve been dying to try Velvetines but couldn’t stand buying from Lime Crime or just couldn’t afford it. Here’s a nice alternative.

PS – Matte Me comes in a bright pink too, so there might already be a dupe for her new pink velvet.