Lime Crime Velvetines in Red Velvet, Suedeberry, Pink Velvet Review, Photos, Swatches

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Lime Crime Velvetines

Availability: Lime Crime
Price: $20.00
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Company’s Description

Ground-breaking formula that goes on liquid and dries completely matte. Touch-proof, transfer-proof, long-wearing and utterly addictive!

Lime Crime’s famous line of Velvetines currently includes 6 different bold, opaque, matte colors. This review is for Red Velvet, Suedeberry, and Pink Velvet.

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Packaging: 9.25/10

Lime Crime’s Velvetines come in frosted plastic tubes and have doe-foot applicators.

Quality: 9/10

Suedeberry is a matte coral red. Pink Velvet is a matte, bright pink. Red Velvet is a matte, bright red. All the Velvetines have opaque, strong, bright pigmentation.

The Velvetines have a very strange formula. They have a liquid consistency, but also a powdery feel when applied to the lips. At first, these leave a glossy finish on the lips. After about 30 seconds, the finish loses its glossiness and becomes completely matte.

The two best things about this formula are that it doesn’t dry the lips and it’s transfer-resistant. The huge negative about the formula is the smell. The smell is strong and extremely off-putting. I don’t know if it’s from the chemicals that need to be added to this product in order to make it so opaque, matte, and long-wearing, but MAN, it’s terrible!

As for the wearing power of these lip products: these stick to the skin and do a great job of resisting fading or transferring for 5-6 hours, even with drinking and eating. You’ll also get a strong stain of color on the lips even after you remove the product.

Ease of Use: 9/10

Even though the Velvetines have such strong, bright color, they’re surprisingly easy to apply because of the doe-foot applicators.

Price: 8.75/10

For $20.00 you get 0.088 ounces (2.6 ml) of product.

Final Grade

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Lime Crime Velvetines

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Lime Crime Velvetines: Suedeberry, Pink Velvet, Red Velvet

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Lime Crime Velvetine Swatches: Suedeberry, Pink Velvet, Red Velvet

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Lime Crime Velvetine: Suedeberry

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Lime Crime Velvetine: Suedeberry Applied

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Lime Crime Velvetine: Pink Velvet

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Lime Crime Velvetine: Pink Velvet Applied

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Lime Crime Velvetine: Red Velvet

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Lime Crime Velvetine: Red Velvet Applied

Ingredients

Isododecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Kaolin, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Synthetic Beeswax, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Flavor (Aroma), Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate. May Contain [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Red 7 Lake CI 15850:1, Red 6 CI 15850, Red 30 Lake CI 73360, Red 28 Lake CI 45410:2.


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5 Responses to Lime Crime Velvetines in Red Velvet, Suedeberry, Pink Velvet Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Minsooky says:

    That’s odd, I own two Velvetines and they don’t smell at all :/ I do like them though. Also, I recently purchased a liquid lipstick from an indie brand called Pretty Zombie Cosmetics, formula is nearly identical to the Velvetines. The only difference is the price (I think it’s $4 cheaper) and bigger selection of colors.

  2. BuxomBabeInKansas says:

    Why would you review and possibly purchase any Lime Crime products given the owner’s terrible reputation and the controversy around the brand??

    • Allura says:

      BuxomBabeInKansas,

      I am reviewing a product, not a brand or a person.

      If you feel strongly about an owner of a company and believe they have done something unacceptably wrong, then as a consumer, you have the choice to not buy a product because it is somehow connected to that person.

      As a beauty blogger, it is my job to share my thoughts about products, not people. Of course, if I feel so strongly about the owner of a brand because they’ve done something morally reprehensible that I can’t be objective in reviewing a product, then I shouldn’t review that product. Otherwise, I don’t think it’s enough for there to be controversy around a brand to justify me not reviewing it. If I declined to review a product just because its brand had some sort of controversy around it, I wouldn’t be able to do 80% of the reviews on this site. Nor would any other beauty blogger.

  3. Mei Zi says:

    There’s a Korean line of cosmetics called 3 Concept Eyes and their lip lacquers have a similar formula; they go on shiny but dry to a matte finish. They don’t have the funky smell though!

  4. mintymilky says:

    They’re all so pretty!

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