I have been pining for the Vevetines by Lime Crime, in Red Velvet and Pink Velvet, specifically. I finally made my purchase and thought I’d share my thoughts on them!
These colours look so great online. Highly pigmented and velvety matte.
I actually adore everything about this company and how they brand themselves. But the icing on the cake is their fearless leader, Doe Deere. She is an inspiration, not only as an entrepreneur, but also a style icon and technicoloured, unicorn princess.
I received my package in the mail about a week and a half after I ordered it. I was happy to open the box and see pink polka dots lining the box!! It’s always a treat when the company cares so much about their brand that they go all the way with it, extending all the way to the shipping box! My two lip stains were wrapped neatly in some lime green tissue paper sealed with a Lime Crime lip sticker.
So, let’s get down to the nitty gritty. I ordered my two lip stains through the LimeCrime website. It’s an easy to navigate website, it’s super bright and easy to find what you are looking for. Each tube cost $20 and $6.95 flat rate shipping to Canada. With the exchange rate, my order was $52.75 cdn.
That’s usually a lot for lipstick for me, but this stuff has been all up in my pinterest and instagram wishlist for months and months. I’ve heard great things and figured the splurge was justified, since I had wanted it so bad for such a long time (key to good shopping, if you are still thinking about it much later, than you really, really want it, so might as well get it, right? If only I could stick to that rule and not fall for “but it’s such a good deal” so often)
On the box, they do not recommend the use of lip liner but suggest a lip brush if you need to refine the edge. I completely agree. I didn’t use lip liner nor did I have a brush handy, but I found the wand to be sufficient in getting the edges smooth. I have plenty experience with applying bright or dark lipsticks, sometimes ones that are long lasting wear, so I am used to applying with care. If you’re newer to applying bright lipsticks or lip stains, a lip brush could never hurt!
This lip stain was light and airy to wear, not too dry or noticeable at all, it honestly barely feels like you are wearing lipstick at all. I applied it in the morning and did not re-apply until after my lunch (photo below), I had sushi and you can see how it wore after a meal. I’m sure if it was a greasier meal it would have come off a lot more, but I’m fairly happy with this. I didn’t have to reapply for the rest of the day after that once.
It transferred only slightly on my teacup, but I think if you had cream, as I have had since in my coffee, I found it transfers a bit more on a to-go cup lid. Though it doesn’t look like you have lost any colour from your lips.
But let’s talk about the smell….it. is. AMAZING! I had several friends sniff it from the bottle and we all agree, it smells like cake, or icing or iced cake. DELICIOUS! I’m not even a sweet tooth, but it smells grrrreat!
Overall, I give them an A+. It’s a bit pricey, but by no means over priced. I think since you don’t have to reapply often, it will last a good amount of time. The smell and colour are amazing and it’s very comfortable to wear (I had heard elsewhere that someone found them quite drying to the lips, but I haven’t encountered that at all). The shipping was relatively quick and I’m super stoked to now be part of the Lime Crime army.
I look forward to ordering two from the Clueless Witch collection that get debuted in March!! I may also give babette and serpentina a go as well.