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Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipstick Riot Review,Swatch,Photos.Liquid matte lipsticks has taken the world of makeup by storm. I have already tried some of the matte lipstick formulas from Indian drugstore. But I was eyeing on to try Lime Crime matte liquid lipsticks as they managed to be “popular favorites” among bloggers across the globe. I got my chance to buy Lime Crime – Riot matte liquid lipstick at Beauty Bay which is UK based beauty and makeup website that ships to India. Again I played safe choosing Riot ( Wearing here) which is the most popular shade among Lime Crime Velvetines.
Lime Crime is an innovative brand that is known as a pioneer to offer bright & distinct lip colors . It is branded as “Makep for Unicorns” as the cosmetics by Lime Crime are vegan and cruelty free yet at the same time they stand out with bold colors and individualistic formulas. Lime Crime Founder, Doe Deere ,unable to find makeup bright enough to match her clothes started her venture in 2008 with the aim of allowing everyone to express themselves through beauty.
For more on this liquid matte lipstick,Keep reading!!
Price: 20 USD ( I bought it from Beauty Bay but website is not stocking Lime Crime currently)
Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipstick Riot Review
Brand Claims: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!
Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipsticks are vanilla infused liquid lipstick formula housed in gorgeous frosted glass tube . Just like the outer cardboard box,lid of the lipstick tube is marsala red in color with rose print and has metallic finish.Brand creator’s passion for roses reflects in the lipstick packaging which looks no less than a piece of decor for my dressing table. The doe foot applicator wand picks up right amount of the product and gives neat ,precise finish.
Out of 38 shades in Lime Crime Velvetines Collection, I find Riot as one of those universal shades that will suit all skin complexions. Although I loved Cindy and Shroom too but Riot with its earthy-brown color with muted reddish tones caught my attention. ( I checked swatches online before making my purchase) . It is a perfect shade for day wear and looks exceptionally pretty on medium Indian Skin tones.
Texture of Lime Crime Velvetines is creamy liquid which is light weight and feels slightly moisturizing on lips( in beginning). Formula has strong scent of french vanilla which can be overpowering for few but me being fan of vanilla scent quite enjoy the product. Formula spreads easily on lips and sets into complete matte finish within seconds of application.
Once set, lipstick will not budge or smear rather stays on lips smudge proof throughout. Formula does not look streaky on drying and gives uniform opacity on lips.Lipstick gives intense color pay off and I get complete opacity in single swipe. Since the formula sets into velvety matte finish, it does not leave powdery residues in fine lip lines thereby does not accentuate appearance of same. It stays on my lips for 6-7 hours with minimal snacking in between. However I loose lip color completely after meals. I prefer taking it off with oil based makeup removers at night which dissolve the matte formula completely while conditioning my lips at the same time.
- Always apply lip balm overnight before and after using matte liquid lipsticks.
- Prefer lining your lips with a tone dark lip liner before applying liquid lipstick to add more structure to your lips. Or you may consider using a lip brush at edges for more precise finish.
- Start applying from in to out and don’t smack your lips till the formula dries.
- Less is more with this product so apply small amount of the product as being rich in pigmentation it gives opacity in single stroke. Plus the additional advantage is that less product will dry up fast and gives better ,non cakey finish.
VANILLA RATINGS 8.5/10
Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipstick Riot is gorgeous warm reddish brown shade that will look attractive on most of the skin tones. Formula is comfortable to wear but can feel drying especially on already dry lips. Once it sets into matte finish it neither bleeds nor transfer. It wears smudge proof for long hours but I loose it completely post meals.
Considering the shade and finish, I find it’s a lovely shade for regular,office wear. Infact I wore it with white outfit at formal function , it looked pretty and stayed long without mess. Highly recommend!!
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