Hello from the perpetually missing-in-action beauty blogger! Long story short behind my long absence: my mom went home for a visit because I graduated from college (YES WOOHOO I AM NOW OFFICIALLY A BUM YAY [F]UNEMPLOYMENT), and I got lazy to update. I’ve taken lots of photos of the products I’ve been planning to post, though, and here’s the first batch of them!
You might have read my review of the first two colors of the Lime Crime Velvetines (if you haven’t, check it out here)—Red Velvet and Suedeberry—and I mentioned in that post that the Pink Velvet color had yet to come out. It was released during the Holiday 2013 season, I believe, and I was able to get my hands on them just last month, so… here’s the review.
In addition to being listed with this description: “Long-lasting liquid lipstick that goes on like a gloss and dries completely matte. Our inspiration behind this product? Rose petals!” on the Lime Crime official website, the Pink Velvet shade is also described as “the perfect matte pink”—a claim I find to be accurate only for people who feel comfortable and confident wearing cool-toned shades. Kind of like its Red Velvet counterpart, it’s very blue-based as well. It reminds me of MAC Girl About Town and MAC Lickable the most, except it was an excessively drying matte equivalent, plus it’s much cooler-toned.
LIME CRIME VELVETINES IN PINK VELVET RATING SUMMARY Packaging: 3.5/5.0 Pigmentation: 5.0/5.0 Application: 4.0/5.0 Wear: 2.5/5.0 Longevity: 2.5/5.0 TOTAL: 3.5/5.0
The packaging, albeit having a new design on the surface (I like this new design better BTW), still maintained its wand-and-tube design, hence the same 3.5 rating for the same reasons. Lip wands can be unhygienic if you don’t sanitize them properly, and they have the tendency to squeeze out absorbed product if you accidentally apply too much pressure while using them on your lips.
Like the Red Velvet shade, the Pink Velvet has excellent pigmentation. All you need is one dab and swipe of the product, and it’s guaranteed to cover your whole lip opaquely.
The application is pretty much a no-brainer especially if you’re used to putting on lip glosses. In case you aren’t, make sure you have a makeup remover near you, because you can’t remove the Lime Crime Velvetines with just tissue. There’s also a likelihood that the product would get to your teeth upon first application, so a tissue nearby would be very useful.
Its wear factor was as inconvenient as the first two shades I reviewed, simply because it extremely dries out your lips after a few hours. It’s like you’ve never known lip balm your whole life! Let’s also not forget how it settles into lip lines even more than the photos below show (to think those photos were taken just a few minutes after I put the color on), and how sticky it feels when you smack your lips together at first. Like using lollipop as a lip gloss!
Lastly, the longevity was a huge letdown when compared to Red Velvet, because if that lasted for 6-7 hours on my lips prior to re-application (even in between meals), Pink Velvet lasted just 2-3 hours… also in between meals.
Overall, Pink Velvet doesn’t have that much difference from the Red Velvet shade formula-wise, except it wasn’t at par with the latter shade in terms of longevity. You’d have thought Lime Crime learned their lesson from their previous mistakes. I was quite disappointed—to think the color was so lovely! 😦
So, what do you guys think? Are the other colors in the same product line still worth investing in?
In case you have any questions or comments, go ahead and leave me something on the comment box below! 🙂