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Hey lovely ladies,
Looks like the “liquid lipstick” trend isn’t dying down anytime soon – not in the beauty industry and neither in my stash. So, today’s review is on another liquid lipstick, this time from Lime Crime. The name reminds me of “Cindy Crawford.” I grew up in the time when there were only 3 names emblazoned in the Super Model category – Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer and the queen of it all – Naomi Campbell! God! I feel really really old now! Let us find out if the shade is as much of a bomb as its namesake!
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 a ruby red hue.
What it does: Makes your lips feel luxurious and velvety, like a rose. Lasts all day with minimal touch-ups, even through meals.
Isododecane,Cyclopentasiloxane,Trimethylsiloxysilicate,Dimethicone,Kaolin,Synthetic Beeswax,Silica Dimethyl Silylate,Hydrogenated Polyisobutene,Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract,Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract,Tocopherol,Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract,Octyl Methoxycinnamate,Disteardimonium Hectorite,Propylene Carbonate,Triethoxycaprylylsilane,Caprylyl Glycol,Ethylhexylglycerin,Aroma (Flavor). May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891),Red 28 Lake (CI 45380),Red 22 (CI 45380),Blue 1 (CI 42090). Cruelty free and vegan.
Isododecane,Cyclopentasiloxane,Trimethylsiloxysilicate,Dimethicone,Kaolin,Synthetic Beeswax,Silica Dimethyl Silylate,Hydrogenated Polyisobutene,Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract,Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract,Tocopherol,Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract,Octyl Methoxycinnamate,Disteardimonium Hectorite,Propylene Carbonate,Triethoxycaprylylsilane,Caprylyl Glycol,Ethylhexylglycerin,Aroma (Flavor). May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891),Red 28 Lake (CI 45380),Red 22 (CI 45380),Blue 1 (CI 42090).
At this price point of about $20, there are about a million different options in the market – Kat Von D, Lime Crime Velvetines,
Ofra, Huda Beauty, Beauty Bakerie, Stila, Joeur, Smashbox, Tarte, Too Faced, MAC. However, the amount of product in the tube is drastically different from what is offered by other brands – making it one of the more expensive lipsticks in its range.
Huda Beauty liquid Matte – $20 – 5ml
Kat Von D Everlasting – $20 – 6.6ml
Lime Crime Velvetine – $20 – 2.6 gm.
My Experience with Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipstick Cindy:
Packaging: The Lime Crime lipstick comes packaged in the its trademark red box with roses on it – the owner’s favourite flower. The box has a strip on it with the shade name and ingredients mentioned on it and is colour co-ordinated to the shade of 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 standard doe-foot applicator. Since the size of the tube is small, the length of the wand is also small. This normally allows me 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 the use of a brush, if required.
Shade: The shade is described by the brand as “terracotta,” which is quite an apt description. It is a medium, warm red-toned brown – quite a pretty neutral MLBB shade. I find this and “Sasha” quite easy to carry off with pretty much any makeup look. They work really well on our medium skin tone. These are the kind of shades you keep in your handbag, for days when you walk out of the house without your lipstick on. They well work with pretty much any outfit and still lift your look and make it look more put together.
Texture: The texture of the lipstick is consistent to the rest of the line. It is quite liquid and has excellent pigmentation and gives full coverage in one swipe. You need to ensure not to pile it on – excess on your lips is what will transfer, else the lipstick is fairly transfer proof. The lipstick dries down fairly quickly. Once set, it’s fairly budge-proof. It is fairly comfortable to wear, 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.
Pigmentation: Pigmentation is very good. The lipstick goes on smoothly and settles into a matte finish. It covers any lip pigmentation very well. The pigment does not separate out or sink into the lip lines. It applies evenly – there is no streakiness at all.
Lasting Power: This shade lasts pretty much the whole day. It stays put for a good 8 hours or so. The wear time will be governed by what you eat/drink. The oil content of the food will start breaking down the formula. However, the formula does not break up easily. Also, even when it starts wearing off, it does so without getting patchy. So, the overall look isn’t unbecoming.
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 because it dissipates fairly quickly.
Pros of Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipstick Cindy:
- A beautiful MLBB shade.
- 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.
- Excellent wear time – 8 hours plus.
- Vegan formula.
- Not overtly drying. Does not create dry patches post use.
Cons of Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipstick Cindy:
- 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.
A 4.5/5 product.
I quite like this shade and feel comfortable recommending it. It is easy to carry off, flattering once on and comfortable to wear. What more does one want from their lipstick!!
Would I Recommend Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipstick Cindy?
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