Hello Sweethearts! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I have had the most annoying twitch in my left eye for the past two weeks!!! You know, the kind that you can literally see moving in your line of vision? It only starts jumping when I’m really focused on something, like reading or typing on the computer. Like I am now. I wish it would just STOP. I’m afraid to Google what it might mean. I learned a long time ago to not diagnose myself via the internet. Believe me, according to the conclusions I have conjured up for myself from WebMD, I am lucky to be alive! Any dire prognosis aside, if you have any remedies please share!
I have been wanting to try the Lime Crime Velvetine liquid lipsticks for quite a while. Their best selling shade is Wicked. I swear it’s been out of stock for nearly a year. Really. So when they finally restocked, I decided to place my order. I chose Lime Crime Velvetines Salem and Wicked.
This is the box it was shipped in. How adorable is that?
If you aren’t familiar with the Velvetines, it is a liquid to matte, long lasting lipstick that applies with a wand.
I think the packaging is really cute. The tubes are frosted plastic. The top is Salem. Apparently, they changed the overall design, as Wicked (newly stocked) is a bit different. The Salem box says “Liquid to Matte Lipstain”, and the Wicked box says “Liquid Matte Lipstick”. Potato-Potahto.
Ditto with the labels.
Before I continue with swatches, etc, let me just tell y’all, when I do lipstick reviews, I put the product straight on my lips. I do not use any lip primers, balms, lip liners, etc, so I can give you an accurate representation of said product. Pretty much what you see is what you get. So, I will give my opinion after the below pics.
So, here we go!
First up is Salem. It is a dark chocolate-y brown. And brown it is!
Next up is the highly sought-after Wicked. it is a gorgeous blood/burgundy/red.
Okay. First off, these Velvetines have a really sweet, vanilla cupcake scent (which I love). Not overwhelming.
Second – for me, they were really hard to work with. I don’t know if it is because I have really skinny chicken lips. I was not able to take the wand and just go with it and “apply”. As you can see in my closeup shots, it was a bit messy. However, if you are blessed with full lips, you may find it easier than me. I do find if I work it around with my finger with a lip liner, it works just fine. However, my finger is stained, and I have to remove the stain with makeup remover. Soap and water doesn’t touch it.
Overall, it is a long lasting formula. I’ve managed 6+ hours wear, but it does wear out in the center of the lips, and hang out on the outer corners.
Also, once you apply, it really is a liquid to matte, that takes time to set, and while you’re waiting, you may find yourself like this.
Overall, I really do like this lipstick. It really works best with a lip liner.
Again, thanks for reading! Have you tried any Lime Crime products? What is your take??