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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.
Lime Crime’s Velvetines come in frosted plastic tubes and have doe-foot applicators.
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.
For $20.00 you get 0.088 ounces (2.6 ml) of product.
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.