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Hey Lovely Ladies,
Okay, let’s face it, this liquid lipstick addiction isn’t going anywhere anytime soon! So, gear up for a few more liquid lipstick reviews coming your way. And if you have had enough of them – wait, don’t scroll over – just have a look at the LOTD and then tell me – isn’t the shade stunning!! 😉 So, now, let’s find out if the shade is as good in quality as it is in appearance!
The original liquid matte lipstick inspired by rose petals. The liquid matte that started it all. Conceptualized and developed by Lime Crime CEO Doe Deere, Velvetines draw inspiration from her favorite flower – a red, red rose. Doe used to cut out rose petals and paste them onto her lips as a child.
Richly pigmented, French vanilla-infused formula glides on as a liquid and dries down to a luxurious, velvety matte finish that lasts for hours and hours. Touch-proof, kiss-proof and utterly addictive! Long lasting matte liquid lipstick in an earthy red hue. Makes your lips feel luxurious and velvety, like a rose. Lasts all day with minimal touch-ups, even through meals. What it won’t do: Bleed or transfer. Dry out properly moisturized lips. Ruin the perfect kiss.
I have discussed this in my previous reviews as well – Rustic and Polly. Even though the lipstick is priced at about the same price point as quite a few others – Kat Von D, Too Faced, Joeur, Huda Beauty, Kylie Liquid lipsticks, Beauty Bakerie, Smashbox, MAC, etc. However, considering the amount of product you get, probably makes this one of the most expensive liquid lipsticks in its league.
Huda Beauty liquid Matte – $20 – 5ml
Kat Von D Everlasting – $20 – 6.6ml
Lime Crime Velvetine – $20 – 2.6 gm.
This Lime Crime lipstick comes packaged in the their trademark red boxes with roses on it – the owner’s favourite flower. The box has a strip on it which has the shade name and ingredient mentioned on it and is colour coordinated to the shade of the lipstick. Makes it easy to locate if you have more than one and if you store them in the box itself. The liquid lipstick tube itself has a frosted transparent tube with a cap carrying the same pattern as the box, eye-catching and a tad bit girlie. The applicator is a standard doe-foot applicator. Since the size of the tube is small, the length of the wand is also small. This allows you for more precise application. I am able to get good decent clean lines with the wand, I have never needed to use a separate brush for it – even though the brand has advised regarding the use of a brush, if required.
My Experience with Lime Crime Saddle Velvetines Matte Liquid Lipstick:
Color: I finally got to try the Velvetines before buying them. They have such an amazing shade range – it’s quite difficult to shortlist. Fortunately or unfortunately, quite a few of the shades that I wanted were sold out, so I had to make a choice from the shades which were available. The shade “Saddle” intrigued me – it has been a while since I bought or wore this dark a brown, so I wasn’t sure. I took opinion from hubby dearest, who said a quick “No!” for this one. That made it easy for me to decide… I came home with this one. 😉
The shade described as “warm rusty brown” is just that – a gorgeous deep warm-toned brown with just a tinge of rusty orange. It is quite the 90s shade – or should I say, the the Kylie Jenner type of shade. I wore this kind of a deep brown after ages and was worried I may not be able to pull it off, but once I applied it, I was in love! The warmth and rustiness of the shade make it flattering on my Asian skin.
Texture: The texture of the lipstick is consistent with the line, quite liquidy. It has excellent pigmentation and gives full coverage for the entire lip in dip. Honestly, with most liquid lipsticks, less is more – the more product you pile up on your lips, the more the chances of it bunching up or transferring.
The lipstick dries down fairly quickly. Once set – it’s fairly budge-proof. It is not very drying but it’s not hydrating either. If you have any flakes on your lips – it will cling to those patches. However, on its own, it won’t really create flakes or make your lips look prunish. The Company does suggest hydrating the lips before application. It is definitely one of the better formulas out there – I am quite liking this one.
Pigmentation: Pigmentation is very good. The liquid lipstick goes on smoothy and settles into a matte finish. Covers any lip pigmentation very well. The pigment goes on evenly – it doesn’t bunch up or sink into the crevices.
Lasting Power: This shade lasts a decent 6-7 hours or so. Again, a lot will depend on what you eat/drink in the interim and the oil content of the same. This is because oil starts breaking down the formula. However, even when it starts disappearing from the inner rim of the lips, it appears fairly natural and there is no clumping, etc. Since the shade is so deep and intense, once it does start breaking down from the inner portion of the lower lip (thats where it starts breaking up first for me) the same is extremely obvious.
Fragrance: There is a distinct sweet fragrance…like that of vanilla cup cakes. It could definitely be an issue for someone who has a sensitive nose. I’m not too fond of it – but find it tolerable coz it dissipates fairly quickly.
To sum this up for you:
Pros of Lime Crime Saddle Velvetines Matte Liquid Lipstick:
- A stunning shade – quite unique.
- Lightweight texture.
- Good pigmentation.
- Easy to apply with the applicator – very easy to get clean lines.
- It applies smoothly and evenly.
- No feathering or bleeding.
- Decent packaging.
- Easy to identify colour from the tube itself.
- Does not flake.
- Good wear time – 6-7 hours.
- Vegan Formula.
- Not overtly drying, does not create dry patches post use.
- Cruelty free.
Cons of Lime Crime Saddle Velvetines Matte Liquid Lipstick:
- Will accentuate dry patches, if they already exist.
- Fragrance could be an issue for some.
- The quantity is almost half/less than half of other brands in the market, in the same price range.
I do like this shade. It might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but if you seek the Kylie Jenner look – you should definitely try this. If nothing else, the formula is decidedly better than the one on offer by Kylie!! 😉
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