Hiiii! I hope you haven't had enough about lipstick posts yet, because this is not going to be the last one. In this post, I will be reviewing the Velvetines of my Lime Crime order now and the next one will be about the unicorn lipsticks. Let's begin, shall we?
If you did read my post about the Jeffree Star liquid lipstick, the following review will be a bit easier to understand since I'll be comparing the two brands.
Both brands have a great quality, but the main differences I noticed are these:
- The texture of Lime Crime Velvetines are a bit more watery/thinner than JS liquid lipsticks'. Both still give great, opaque finish.
- I felt like I had dip the applicator to the lipstick a few times more with LC, to get enough product on my lips.
- While JS lipstick didn't have any scent to it, LC Velvetines smell like delicious chocolate/toffee pudding and everytime I apply them on my lips, I start craving for some sweets, haha.
- The LC Velvetines were easier to remove from my from my lips than JS lipstick. Also, they didn't stain at all!
I think that was pretty much it! I noticed all these three shades are currently sold out on Lime Crime's site, but it seems Jeffree just released similar shades (which also sold out immediately, lol). They may not be exact dupes, but judging by the pictures, it looks like they're pretty close. Celebrity Skin is like Cashmere but without the grey undertone and Unicorn Blood looks like a mix of Salem and Wicked.
I don't know why, but it feels like every brand that has liquid lipsticks, are releasing almost exactly identical shades. I wonder why... Well, popular shades sell ofcourse, but I wish there would be more variety and unique shades to choose from, hmm.
Now let's move on to the colors I bought:
SALEM is a chocolate colored brown (liquid to matte, like all of these) lipstick, and it's definitely the weird one of this bunch. I was a bit worried about this one, because on some pics I found from google, it looked absolutely horrid... But then on the other pics it was super gorgeous. I actually managed to find one pic of a girl with a similar haircolor to mine and it looked great on her, so that's what made me get it in the end.
And I think it works!! I mean, when you first think about brown lipstick, you go kinda like 'eugh', but when you actually see one, it looks amazing! I love all kinds of dirty and muddy shades in makeup anyway and this one is no exception.
CASHMERE is a shade that's a mix of grey and beige and for me, it's a nude lip color I wish I would've found a lot earlier. I have bought nude lipsticks before too, but this one is the first one I absolutely love! I love how it's a very cold shade of nude and how pale it makes my lips look, without being too light either.
I don't know how, but I like how the color seems to dry a bit darker from the edges, giving a more defined finish. I can assure you I haven't used lip liner with this look at all! Cashmere is perfect for those days when you don't want to do bold lip makeup, but don't wanna go with bare lips either.
WICKED is a burgundy red shade, and who doesn't love reds? I have a bright red and orange-ish red lipsticks, but was missing a darker red shade so I decided to get this. No regrets, it's everything I expected from it.
With a quick glance, Wicked and Salem might look a bit similar, but when you take a closer look, they're not similar at all. I think both shades are worth owning.
SO, which one is your favourite? Do you perhaps own some of these? I can't really decide which one I like the most, because they're all great in their own way.
Next time I'll be trying on the two unicorn lipsticks I got... If you've been reading my blog for longer time, you know I've been wanting to get a lipstick similar to my haircolor for a long time. Let's see how these will do...!