I've had my Lime Crime Velvetine in Red Velvet for quite a few months now and I am really enjoying it. I was very kindly sent it by the lovely people at cutECOsmetics so that I could feature it in a post on their blog but due to the shortage of the Velvetines at that time it wasn't posted! So I've decided instead to do a quick review on here.
I love the packaging! As always, Lime Crime has really cute designs for all their products, with such nice attention to detail even to the box, I felt bad about binning it... I also love the frosted glass, I think it makes it a bit different and nice to touch - bit creepy? :/
When you open Red Velvet there is a doe foot applicator and usually a lot of product already on it. I made the mistake of applying it straight to my lips when I first got it - not good, a little goes a long way! I prefer using a small lip brush to apply it but if I'm feeling lazy I just wipe of any excess product from the applicator onto the side of the tube before applying. I found the Velvetine really strange to apply, quite liquidy - sort of like a thick stain. It dries pretty quickly to a lovely matte finish and lasts for hours! It also comes off relatively evenly but if you were eating it would probably need a wee touch up after in the centre, drinks however seem fine!
I photographed these swatches of Lime Crime Velvetine back in February and my lips were quite dry but surprisingly I did not find them drying on the lips and I don't think it shows up too badly either. I often suffer from dry lips and putting lipstick over them can look horrible sometimes so I'm glad this one is okay!
Have you tried any Lime Crime products; got anything on your wish list?