Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipstick Utopia Review

Hey beautiful ladies,

I have today a much-raved shade of lipstick from Lime Crime – one of my favourite brand of liquid lipsticks. I have reviewed a few of their shades earlier – Rustic, Polly, Saddle, Taffeta, Vibe, Lulu, Pumpkin, Posh, Beet It, Sasha, Gigi, Lana, etc. I have been lemming for this shade since ages. I did not pick this because it was touted to be a very close dup for Kat Von D’s shade LUV – which I have reviewed earlier. However, when I swatched this in person, it was love at first sight. I do love my purples. Let us find out, if it is as good in quality, as it is in vibrancy of color.

Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipstick Utopia Review

Product Description:
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. What it won’t do: Bleed or transfer. Dry out properly moisturized lips. Ruin the perfect kiss.

Ingredients:
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 & 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). CRUELTY-FREE & VEGAN
Price:
US $20

Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipstick Utopia shade name

I feel like a broken record because I have mentioned this like a hundred times, but I still have to do it for someone who reaches this review through a Google search. While evaluating a product, I do not take price into evaluation of the merits of a product. I believe that a product should be measured for itself, against the claims made by the brand and what else is available in that price point. Whether it $5 or $20 or $50, is a discussion between you and your wallet. Having said that, I just want to share one aspect of the pricing with you when you are considering liquid lipsticks… 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, etc, etc, etc. However, considering the amount of product in a tube – versus what other Company’s offer is a bit of a shocker. Making it way more expensive than other Companies in its price range.

For example:
Huda Beauty liquid Matte – $20 – 5ml
Kat Von D Everlasting – $20 – 6.6ml
Lime Crime Velvetines – $20 – 2.6gms

Packaging:
The Lime Crime lipstick comes packaged in the their trademark red box with roses on it – the owner’s favourite flower. The box has a strip on it which has the shade name and ingredient list mentioned on it and it’s colour coordinated 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.

Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipstick Utopia outer packaging

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 Company as “neon orchid.” It is such an apt description. It is a gorgeous, absolutely stunning, medium, bright, cool-toned orchid!! The shade just sings for me! I love pretty much any variation of purple and such a bright shade has my name all over it. With a shade like this, you need very little else as makeup because this will be the centre of all attention. The shade would suit all skin tones – across the spectrum. The only thing you need with this is oodles of confidence to carry such a bright and attention-commanding shade.

Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipstick Utopia

Texture: The texture of the lipstick is consistent to the rest of the line and this is what I love about Lime Crime. It is quite liquid-y, I won’t call it creamy. It 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, otherwise, the lipstick is fairly transfer proof. The lipstick dries down quite 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. This, along with the Kat Von D’s everlasting liquid lipstick formula are two of my favourite liquid lipstick formulas – from the zillion variants I have tried so far.

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 does not separate out or sink into the lip lines. It applies evenly – there is no streakiness at all.

Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipstick Utopia swatch on hand

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, with this one, I felt that it did not break down as easily. After even a meal, it touched up only as a matter of habit and to check how it layered with a fresh coat applied – but not coz it was looking bad. Just a head’s up – it is easy to touch up. The fresh coat gels quickly with the existing pigment. It does not get patchy or discoloured. You do not need to take it all off and re-apply.

Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipstick Utopia on lips

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.

Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipstick Utopia lip swatch

To sum this up for you:

Pros of Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipstick Utopia:

  • A stunning shade – LOVE this bright orchid!
  • 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 Utopia:

  • 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.

IMBB Rating:
A 4.5/5 product.

I love this shade. I would never want to run out of this one. And if I do, I would promptly want to repurchase it. Look at the FOTD, the beauty of the shade overtakes everything else on the face. Highly recommend for anyone who loves bright shades or can’t get enough of purples!!

Recommend? Yes!!

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8 thoughts on “Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipstick Utopia Review

  1. loved the shade.. KK could you please let us know where do you get lime crime in india?? or how you manage to get it in india??

    1. Hey Vijeta, unfortunately you don’t get them in India – except through a Reseller (like Insta-sellers). I picked most of mine from Pattaya (Lashes is an authorised Seller), UK (LoveMakeup is again an authorised seller) and directly from their site in US.

    1. Isn’t it! I’m pretty sure that i have this shade in Kat Von D – but i just fell for it the moment i swatched it!! It is gorgeous!!

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