This review will be on the Lime Crime Velvetines in the shade “Pumpkin.”
Inspired by rose petals, Velvetines go on liquid and dry to a velvety-matte finish. Touch-proof, transfer-proof, and utterly addictive!
$20, but I got it for less than that during Black Friday sale.
My Experience with Lime Crime Velvetines Pumpkin Liquid Matte Lipstick:
Packaging: All Lime Crime products have very unique packaging. These Velvetiness liquid lipsticks come in a frosted plastic tube with a doe-foot applicator. I love the design of roses on the cap which gives it such a girly appeal. The applicator is a bit small, but it helps to get a precise application. I personally do not feel any difficulty with application of liquid lipsticks since I am used to it, but for beginners, it might take some practice before they become comfortable as mistakes made can be a bit difficult to clean as this liquid lipstick dries up quickly.
Texture: This liquid lipstick goes on as a creamy smooth liquid and dries down to a complete matte finish within seconds. The texture is a bit more liquid-y and not as mousse-y feeling when compared to Kat Von D Everlasting liquid lipsticks or Stila All Day liquid lipsticks. Once it dries, it is completely budge proof, smear proof and kiss proof. It does not bleed at all.
Shade and Pigmentation: The shade “Pumpkin” is described as a brick red color which is true to its name. It is a rusty red with a copper orange undertone similar to brick color. It is a gorgeous shade which would complement warm skin tones very well. It looks perfect paired with warm eye makeup. I usually love orange-based reds like this as opposed to true reds hence I am head-over-heels in love with this shade. I would definitely rank this shade and “Riot” as my two top picks from the Lime Crime Velvetines range which I would surely repurchase.
It is not streaky but since it is such a deep shade, you have to be very careful with the application. Any mistake or slip outside the lip line will look messy and it would be difficult to clean without staining.
It goes fully opaque in one swipe hence you need not apply more than a single coat. If you apply it heavily, it would transfer a bit.
Feel and Staying Power: These liquid lipsticks dry to a complete matte finish. I find the formula of Kat Von D liquid lipstick much more comfortable than this in comparison. Still, this Lime Crime Velvetines feels like a feather on my lips. Like all matte liquid lipsticks, it will accentuate chapped and flaky lips, but if you exfoliate slightly before use, this will wear on like a dream. It does have a slightly powdery feel on the lips after 4-5 hours of wear, which is not uncomfortable or of bothersome quality. It does not feel sticky at all.
It stayed 8-9 hours intact on me. It also survives a full meal provided the meal isn’t too oily or it will fade from the inside of the lips. Reapplication can be a bit difficult on existing layer of lipstick as it can flake and apply uneven. I would recommend wiping off all the product from the lips before reapplying.
It does not transfer at all and you can hardly feel it on the lips. You do need a makeup remover at the end of the day to remove all traces of it. I love the fact that this product is all vegan too.
Overall, an absolutely fantastic product! This is a gorgeous shade which will flatter all skin tones. I will recommend this and also repurchase.
Pros of Lime Crime Velvetines Pumpkin Liquid Matte Lipstick:
- Gorgeous brick red shade.
- Quick-drying formula.
- Easy to apply.
- Complete matte finish.
- Feels very comfortable on the lips, does not feel very drying.
- Non-sticky texture.
- Does not accentuate fine lines.
Cons of Lime Crime Velvetines Pumpkin Liquid Matte Lipstick:
- Mistakes made during application can be unforgiving and difficult to clean.
- Reapplication can be difficult, you have to wipe all product from your lips before applying a fresh layer.
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