Makeup: Lime Crime Velvetine in Suedeberry

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…


Lime Crime Velvetine in Suedeberry review
Lime Crime Velvetine in Suedeberry review


Lime Crime Velvetine in Suedeberry review
  • 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?



    • September 17, 2014 / 12:25 pm

      I'm rather fond of it – it's just so bright and fun! And thanks 🙂 x

  1. September 16, 2014 / 3:25 pm

    Looks gorgeous! I have the Red Velvet, I've only worn it a few times but it has been good. It has all the positive points you listed (matte, long wearing, sharp line) and is a blue tone that I find suits me. I'm curious to know what you didn't like?
    I agree with the negative too, sooo expensive and hard to get hold of!

    • September 17, 2014 / 12:26 pm

      Apparently the 'older' batch of Red Velvet, i.e. not this year's, were a slightly different and lighter shade. I think if I'd have got hold of one of those, things might have been different. As the Red Velvet I've got is so dark on me it's barely even red anymore, and there's just way, way too much blue! I'm kinda yellow toned and really blue shades don't look good on me.

  2. September 16, 2014 / 5:52 pm

    I love Lime Crime Velvet shades. I have both wicked and red velvet (which I love so Im so sad to hear you didnt) but Ive been wanting Suedeberry for a while because it does look so unique and would be a nice change from my usual red.

    • September 17, 2014 / 12:27 pm

      As I've just said above, I think I got a bad batch of Red Velvet! I really, really wanted to love it. Fortunately Suedeberry more than makes up for it 🙂 it's such a fun colour.

  3. September 16, 2014 / 6:27 pm

    You are so freaking pretty. Just have to get that out of the way.
    I've never purchased Limecrime makeup, but the color and texture of this one really tempt me. I love matte lipsticks, but the touch up issue might drive me nuts, since I usually take my lipstick off for lunch and put it back on afterwards so it doesn't end up all over my chin.
    I would like to see your review for the other color you purchased, if only to find out what you don't like about it.

    • September 17, 2014 / 12:30 pm

      Shucks, you made be blush! I think I'm very good at deleting the hundreds of bad photos, for sure…
      If you took it all off and then reapplied from scratch, that might minimise the touch-up problems to be fair… it's only when you touch-up on top of an existing patchy layer it goes bad! And I totally hear you on the chin problem – every lipstick I ever wear ends up all over my chin after every meal. Although, to be fair, this one hardly at all.

      I might review the other one… it's just the colour – it's so wrong for me! I'm not the palest of the pale, but I really looked it with that on my face. And not in a good way…

  4. September 17, 2014 / 7:23 pm

    Love this! I'm so conflicted with Lime Crime because while the product is wonderful, the owner of the company is questionable. At one time she was saying the lipsticks were vegan when they actually weren't (I prefer to use vegan products when possible). I do think this is the perfect shade for you though, absolutely gorgeous!

    • September 19, 2014 / 12:22 pm

      Ugh no, I didn't know about the vegan thing! That's awful! I don't go out of my way to use vegan products, but it bothers me that they lied about it… x

  5. September 18, 2014 / 3:06 pm

    You are the cutest thing! I love your style – following! 🙂

    Little Gold Pocket Watch

  6. September 18, 2014 / 7:05 pm

    That's awesome that it goes on like a lipgloss and dries to a matte. I have one like that that I bought at the drug store… I think it's by Revlon. Love this shade on you!

    • September 19, 2014 / 12:22 pm

      I must try a Revlon version – my favourite drugstore brand 🙂

  7. September 19, 2014 / 2:33 pm

    What a strikingly stellar shade!!! It's like a carnation that's lit from within, if that makes sense. 🙂 I really like how it's bold, but not overpowering, which can be far to easy to have happen with such an intense shade. This vibrant hue looks seriously sensational on you, dear gal!

    Big hugs & many thanks for your fantastic comment on yesterday's outfit post (I'm petite in height myself and can relate to the issue with lengthy hems),
    ♥ Jessica

  8. September 20, 2014 / 1:57 pm

    This is such a super colour on you! It looks really wonderful. There are always cons and pros aren't there, the perfect makeup does not exist – this one looks like it's worth it. Fab! P x

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