The Plushies cost $18 each from Lime Crime or £18.00 from UK suppliers. They’re vegan and cruelty-free. They have 3.5ml of product and 12-month shelf life from opening.
I love the formula of Jeffree Star’s Velour liquid lipsticks. I still feel they’re some of the best formulas on the market. They cost £16 from UK Suppliers or $18 from Jeffree’s website.
I find all of these long-lasting, very comfortable to wear and they don’t overemphasise my lip texture. I do think these are well worth the cost. Today we’re looking at 5 of the more nude shades, Celebrity skin, Posh Spice, Androgyny, Scorpio and Dominatrix.
Celebrity Skin is a pinky nude on me. He calls it a soft brown with a peach undertone and I can totally see it. I like this as a nude on me.
Next up os Posh Spice. This is your griege shade with a hint of taupe. I like it but the grey bit seems to get lost on me. I like this for when I want a lipstick that makes me look dead on the outside too.
Androgyny is the shade of my dreams. Slightly grey, slightly plum and suits me so well. I adore this colour.
Scorpio is a grey-toned purple that I love. I have a few issues with coverage with this colour as you can see but I do love it. A second layer clears that up but does make it a little bit drying.
Dominatrix is a deep chocolate brown. It’s a stunning colour on the lips. Dark but warm for when you need a dark colour that isn’t black. I found this one to be a little dryer in the formula but not on the lips.
They cost £16 from UK Suppliers or $18 from Jeffree’s website. Shipping costs from $8 and increases with the package size. It does not include customs charges so expect an extra £8 and 20% on top of the cost.
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.
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
Suedeberry & Party Pink
The main differences are the price, quantity and the product itself.
- Costs £11.50
- 0.11 oz of product
- Liquid formulation
- 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.
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.
I’ve just received my January Rising Lip Tar from OCC.
January Rising was a Limited Edition colour Tar from OCC. It was made to help fund transgender surgery for an employee of OCC called January Hunt. I am pleased to report she received the amount needed for her cause. However if you missed out don’t despair.
When I opened the packed I looked at the colour (it’s a beautiful hot pink) and thought ‘that looks familiar’. A short trip upstairs and I have an exact match in a product which does exactly the same as Lip Tars do.
I’ll put you out of your misery. The product I’m talking about is Sleek Cosmetics Pout Paint in Pinkini. It’s exact. I’ve swatched it on my lips, on paper but there is no difference in colour. Obviously there is a difference in the formulation. Sleek doesn’t use peppermint oil but the products do exactly the same thing. I’ll post proper dupe swatches later but I just wanted to let you know. There is a dupe.