Today I want to share a review of Lime Crime’s Velvetine in Salem, aka my latest obsession!
OVERALL REVIEW: 8.50
Packaging: Attractive plastic tube with doe foot applicator. 9/10
Longevity: Long lasting and practically transfer-proof. Will probably need a touch up after meals. 8/10
Application: Easy to apply with the included doe foot applicator. 9/10
Texture: Liquid lipstick that dries very matte. 8/10
I waited a long time to buy Lime Crime’s Velvetine in Salem and I totally regret not getting it sooner! I mean, the color is just flat out freaking fabulous but the formula is also really impressive!
The Lime Crime Velvetines comes in a clear tube with a doe foot applicator. Some people say they find doe foot applicators difficult to deal with but I actually think quite the opposite! I find it really easy to get a nice precise application with them.
When applying this product, less is really more. You only need a small amount to cover your whole mouth and I find that one dip in the tube is usually plenty. The liquid dries down to a very matte finish within a couple of minutes and once it’s on, it’s on! This lipstick is transfer-proof, touch-proof and even kiss-proof, just ask my husband! 😉
Because of the very matte, very long lasting nature of this lipstick, it is not moisturizing but I also don’t feel like it sucks moisture out of my lips. In fact, I find it rather comfortable and easy to wear but if you have really dry lips, you might have a different experience. Of course you can always add a dab of balm under it for added moisture but that will cut down on it’s longevity and ability to not transfer.
This lipstick holds up like a champ throughout the day, even spending the whole day drinking without a straw. It probably will need a little touch up after meals as it did fade a little for me in the center of my lips after eating. No biggie though, the Lime Crime Velvetines are still damn impressive!
Lime Crime’s Salem is a gorgeous dark chocolate brown shade with slight reddish undertones that I haven’t seen anything quite like in other brands. Oh, and it makes your teeth look oh-so-white! 😀 P.S. I’ve got a full face picture wearing Salem in a previous post here.
So let’s get on to the swatches of my beautiful, beautiful Salem!
Also how about a little fun lip art with Salem? 😛 For this I applied Salem then dabbed MAC’s Styled in Sepia in the center of my lips to create a slight ombre effect. I topped it off with some glitter from Lit Cosmetics in the shades Mexican Lucky and Sweet Pea, a dab of gloss and ta-da! Lip art! On this note, I entered this lip art in a contest recently on Savvyist! If you like it and could go here and vote for me by clicking the little heart, I would really super appreciate it!! Also check out all of the other lovely contestants while you’re there as well as Savvyist in general, which is a new-to-the-scene beauty site!
Have you tried any of the Lime Crime Velvetines yet? I want their newest shade, Cashmere, in the worst kind of way! <3