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Written on Wednesday, December 28, 2016
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Pros: cruelty-free, fairly comfortable on the lips, great colour range, quite opaque, suitable for vegans
Cons: can bleed/smudge easily, expensive, inconsistent formulas - some are too runny, not very longlasting

Not so long ago, I uploaded a review of the Lime Crime Metallic Velvetines. It was my very first time I bought and tried a product from Lime Crime. When I received it I was super excited and once I tried it I was in love with the product. I love the colour, the consistency, the smell and the longevity. Everything was perfect. Since I was so impressed with the Lime Crime Metallic Velvetine, I decided to purchase the Lime Crime Matte Velvetines. They had been around for quite some time now and is pretty hyped online. There were so many people, including beauty gurus raving about them, I decided to purchase the matte ones as well.

Lime Crime Matte Velvetines
Lime Crime Matte Velvetines

I bought Lime Crime Matte Velvetines. One in the shade Red Velvet and the other in Wicked. I was particularly excited about trying out Wicked, because I love dark vampy shades. I purchased them from an online shop that officially sells Lime Crime products in the UK. I don’t recommend buying on ebay or unknown websites, since there are a lot of fakes out there. I received the products pretty quickly and I tried out Wicked right away. I immediately noticed that the formula of the shade Wicked was very runny and difficult to apply, because it was so watery. I had to be really careful to get a clean line. The shade itself was very opaque and one layer was enough.

Lime Crime Matte Velvetines
Lime Crime Matte Velvetines

The shade Wicked looked stunning! I received so many compliments from people when I was wearing this colour. Unfortunately, within 2 hours this product started bleeding around my lips. I didn’t eat anything while I had this lipstick on and I only had one drink with a straw. I noticed that especially the corners of my mouth were totally smudged. It looked absolutely awful and trying to fix a dark lipstick is a nightmare. It was so difficult to clean up the edges and corners of my mouth and it looked like I had smudged lipstick all over my mouth area. I tried using this product with and without a lip liner, but it didn’t make any difference. Since that incident I tried it at home a few times to see whether it was just that night or if it was a problem with the lipstick. I had the same problem at home, so I returned this product, because it’s unwearable.

Lime Crime Matte Velvetines
Lime Crime Matte Velvetines

As far as the shade Red Vevet is concerned, it is a gorgeous classic red shade. It’s very flattering and I love wearing it. Fortunately, this product has a thicker consistency and is easier to work with, I also didn’t encounter any major problems with this colour. Although I have to say that it does smudge around the corners of the mouth a little bit, but it’s nowhere near as bad as Wicked.

Lime Crime Matte Velvetines - Wicked
Lime Crime Matte Velvetines - Wicked
Overall, his product seems to be a hit or miss. I am disappointed that the formula is so inconsistent for each shade. I know that Lime Crime is an Indie company that manufactures products in smaller batches unlike huge makeup brands. But Lime Crime has been around for quite some time now, so I expected them to know better. Of course, it’s possible that I got a faulty product. Anyway, I will try out some more shades if I see anything that I like, but for now I wouldn’t recommend the Matte Velvetines.

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Type: Lipstick
Brand: Lime Crime
Category: Make-Up
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