Jun 17, 2013

Review: VELVETINES by Lime Crime (Suedeberry and Red Velvet)

Hi everyone!



I recently purchased these two babies from a friend who bought them from a certain online shop but arrived late so she bought another one. I have heard of this and have read a lot of mixed reviews as well. I really wanted to try them out but they were always sold out. I'm juts happy I finally got them and I'm quite happy that I able to blog about them as well because I'm sure most of you guys are curious as to why they're sooo popular.

Product name: VELVETINES by Lime Crime
Shades: Suedeberry; Red Velevet
Price: P850 (approx US$21.00) but retails US$16.99 on the website

Closer look/Packaging:
Suedeberry

Red Velvet



Ingredients: 


Swatches:
Red Velvet:

Suedeberry


When worn:

It applies wet at first but after a minute, it dries matte. (Tip: You can put lipgloss if you want a glossy finish.)

RED VELVET:

-glossy at first but dries matte
- it has orange undertones which will suit light to medium skintones


final look:


SUEDEBERRY




Final look:
- coral/peach color
-great for everyday
-will definitely compliment light to dark skin tone



With lipglosss:


TEST DRIVE:








OVERALL THOUGHTS:


Packaging:
It came in a standard tube but with a really nice design. It is sturdy too.

Application/Formula:
To be honest, I still struggle until now in applying the lipstain/lipstick on my lips. One trick I tried is applying on the center of my lips first then dragging the color outwards. It is quite "oily" and I have to shake the tube first before I apply it or else the color won't mix with the oil inside the tube (if that makes sense). It is very buildable and does not cake, like you know on normal lipsticks, they don't to "cake" when you applied too much product. Once it has dried, it has a tendency to emphasize the lines of you lips and won't look good if you have chapped lips, so definitely brush or exfoliate your lips before applying and you can also put on  a THIN layer of lip balm to minimize the dry feeling.

Lasting Power:
I would say, it last on me for 3-4 hours without retouching. It does come off if you eat oily food. It is not kiss  proof /transfer proof.


Affordability/Availability:
It is such a pain to get them because they are always sold out. Try online stores that carry Lime Crime products and be on the lookout. If you have the extra cash to spare, I definitely recommend for you to buy both colors but if you are on a budget, you can save and just buy Suedeberry. It is more wearable so you can really get your money's worth because you can wear it everyday and the color is not common. The color Red Velvet is a little bit common and can be too "strong or loud" for some.

What I like:
-great colors
-last 3-4 hours or more depending on whether you eat or not
-can be sheer or layered for a more opaque color
-can be layered with other lipsticks
-not sticky


Some  Issues;
-can be drying and emphasizes the lines of the lips
-a little to apply at first
- you have to shake first before applying
-need to be reapplied if you are eating oily food

Will repurchase?
Yes!I am not a fan of red lipsticks but I love the matte finish of this one though, I do not wear it often. I will definitely repurchase Suedeberry!I just love love the color.

Do I recommend it?
If you have the extra money,  get the two colors. But, if you are on a budget, I'd say save up and buy the Suedeberry one because red lip colors are quite standard and most (cheaper) brands carry red lipsticks. Suedeberry is a great, great color which definitely compliments most skin colors and is worth saving up for. :)

I hope you find my review helpful and please do comment down below if you have tried this lipcolors and what you think about them. Or if you have other comments and suggestions please feel free to write them!

Thank you very much for reading my post!
Take care!

-maia

















7 comments:

  1. Nice!!! I like the Suedeberry a lot! and your blue makeup is great! :)

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  2. You're such a BI hahaha been thinking if I will buy this velvetines lipstick by lime crime since I find it expensive but this review makes me decide on getting one.. Now I have to check online reseller :)

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    1. They are definitely worth the splurge! :)

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  3. I find Suedeberry harder to apply compared with Red Velvet, the coverage is less. I will shake the bottle before applying it the next time, maybe that's why I'm experiencing the problem!thanks for posting this

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    1. hope it will work well on you!!thank you for dropping by!

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  4. Great review you got here! I like matt lippies, I will definitely try one if I have extra budget for this. Btw, I like your blue eye make up.

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