I was so very excited when this pretty little package arrived! I’d been wanting to try Lime Crime Velvetine Liquid Lipstick for some time. Boy, it didn’t disappoint. The colours are bold, highly pigmented and voluptuous.
I ordered Red Velvet and Suedeberry. Red Velvet is a gorgeous, deep, luxe red. While Suedeberry is a pinky orange shade. They are both great colours. But it’s the Red Velvet that has me going gaga! The colour reminds me of old time Black jazz singers like Billie Holiday and Nancy Wilson. The Lime Crime Velvetine Liquid Lipstick definitely pack a punch. But there are a few tips and tricks to really get the best out of these products.
- DO exfoliate your lips before using. As it’s name states, Lime Crime Velvetine is a liquid lipstick, but it dries like a stain completely sinking into your lips. If you have dry lips, the cracks and flakes will only be enhanced and you won’t get a smooth, velvety finish.
- DON’T use a lip pencil underneath. Now you know I love filling my lips with a great liner to get a great lasting colour, but you can’t do this with the Velvetine lipsticks. The product works best when it can stick right to your lips. When you use a lip pencil, the product will glaze over the pencil colour and soon slide right off. To get the best finish, Velvetine liquid lipsticks needs to be applied right to smooth, exfoliated lips.
- DON’T use a lip gloss over top. If you’re looking for a glossy look, Velvetine lipstick is not for you. The formula may go on in liquid form – but it dries completely matte. It sinks right to your lips almost like a permanent marker. Once dry, it’s lightweight and smooth, almost like a second skin. You won’t even feel like you’re wearing anything.
- DO be mindful of when and where you’ll be going while wearing it. Velvetine Liquid Lipsticks aren’t for quick touch ups. Meaning if you’re out to dinner and need to quickly reapply, don’t expect to do so discreetly while sitting at the table. It’s easy to do a quick lipstick touch up with a regular lipstick, but you’ll want to leave the table and actually head to the ladies room to re-apply your Velvetine. It’s not a care-free lipstick. It needs to be applied with careful precision. Since you’re not using a lip pencil, you really need the good light and a steady hand to be sure it’s perfectly applied to your lips. In addition, some blotting is required. Especially in the inner parts of your lips as when it’s still wet it can transfer to your teeth. But once it’s completely dry, you’ll be good to go!
They’re each about $20 from the Lime Crime website (please use your paypal account and not your credit card). It did take a long time to arrive. I think almost a month! But the packaging was awesome, very cute and you can tell it was hand-packaged with care. It does take some work on the front end, but I promise, the results are fantastic! I feel like a glammed-up African Queen in my Velvetine.
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