Friday, January 30, 2015

Makeup Review: Lime Crime Velvetine

It's been a while since I've done a makeup review!  To be honest, I was in a bit of a rut when it came to my makeup routine.  I decided to try something new: A very deep red/almost black lip color.  I usually stick to something light and pink but I love how something as simple as a lip color can dramatically change your look.  My initial reservations about such a deep color come from laziness.  I just don't want to have to keep applying the color, worrying about how it looks over time or it bleeding, and it transferring onto my coffee cup, husband, and baby.  I've done my research and Lime Crime Velvetines are my new favorite.

Lime Crime Wicked Velvetine

For the look I wanted, I decided to go with their Wicked shade.  Of course, before applying any color to my lips I always apply a primer.  My current favorite is Lip Insurance by Too Faced.  I'll also line my lips with a red pencil for a more finished application, but like I said, I'm lazy and didn't do it today.

Before
Lime Crime Wicked Velvetine

First off, this is the best smelling lip stain I own.  It smells like vanilla frosting.  I love it!  When I apply it I only use a small amount and start in the center and brush out.  Wicked is pretty potent with one coat, but I like to use two for an added dramatic effect.  Once the color dries it's on.  It survives lunch, coffee, and the billion kisses I gave Bianca everyday.  I've tried a vast amount of lip stains and Lime Crime surpasses them all.  By far.

After
Lime Crime Wicked Velvetine

The only down side to this product is the fact that it does have a drying effect.  I don't ever use a Velvetine on its own, so I didn't really notice this at first.  As long as your lips are already moisturized and primed, you won't have an issue with it drying.

Velvetines come in a bunch of cool shades (I also have it in Cashmere) and cost $20.  It's also available on Modcloth, which is great because there's always a coupon code floating around.

Have you tried Lime Crime's Velvetine line?  What's your favorites?  Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo

Ashley
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