This post could also be called ‘My new favourite lipstick’. It probably seems that all of the lipsticks I review on here are my favourites, but this one I really love because not only is it a really unique shade, but the application is different to anything else I’ve tried for a truly matte lipstick. And I was so skeptical… but it really works, this is probably the most matte lipstick I own!
I’ve been wanting to try the Lime Crime Velvetines for a long time, but they’re so hard to get hold of for a reasonable price in the UK. Finally, Love Make Up got some more of this shade in stock and the classic Red Velvet and I bought both… but Red Velvet I hated, so I’m leaving that one for now. (I may review it, especially if you’d like to see it, but it just looks awful on me!)
First thing you’ll notice is that it applies like a lip gloss…
But dries to a perfect matte! It’s like magic…
- Just the most beautiful coral-red colour – and I believe a dead-ringer for the now discontinued Strawberry Suede in the Revlon matte range, which I’ve wanted forever
- Really does dry to a complete matte – great for a retro lip
- Very long-wearing – and it really hardly transfers at all once it’s dried
- Application is very tricky at first (this is a slight con too) – but once I’d wiped the excess off the brush before applying and practised a couple of times, I now find it easier to apply than a lot of my lipsticks as the ‘gloss brush’ helps with precision
- As you’ll see from the above, despite the unusual application it’s possible to get a sharp line – and it doesn’t feather so you don’t really need lipliner
- So hard to get hold of in the UK and pretty much available exclusively online from what I can work out… so might be hard to try before you buy
- And on that note, it’s not cheap and in the UK you’ll probably end up paying more than you should
- It is long-wearing, but it isn’t infallible… it will start to disappear after a meal…
- … and I find trying to touch it up quite difficult! The first application is lovely and goes on smooth, but topping up over the first makes a weird texture and can look patchy – this is probably the biggest con for me on this list; I tend to wear it until it rubs off a bit then remove the whole lot
For me, the pros are enough to make me love this and no doubt re-purchase in the future – the colour and finish are more than enough as far as I’m concerned. If you can get hold of one to try it before you buy it’s worth doing to see if the application and shade work for you…If you’ve ever tried one of these, I’m curious to see what you thought of it?