Thursday, 26 June 2014

Lime Crime Velvetines Lip Colour in Wicked

It has been a long time since I posted any beauty reviews hasn't it? I've recently been lacking motivation to blog about beauty, and I haven't been quite sure why. I've mainly been buying beauty things that I need, rather than things I want in an attempt to start saving money. However, when Lime Crime announced that they were releasing their 'Clueless Witch' collection featuring darker velvetines, I had to break my 'need over want' rule. I was debating buying all three, but I wasn't sure if Salem would suit me and I didn't know where I'd wear Black Velvet, so I went for Wicked. I reviewed Red Velvet a few months ago.

I apologise for the Figgy fur in the background. She was walking all over it when I was trying to take photos and I didn't notice until they were uploaded!

Wicked comes in bright red packaging. It differs from Red Velvet in that it features a floral cap. The applicator is a lot smaller than Red Velvet, which allows for a more precise application, although I still find it pretty difficult to get it within my lip lines without smudging, as you'll see in my lip swatch!

I have no idea why it looks so glossy here - it really is matte! The top of my lip smudged really badly, and any efforts I made to fix it just made it worse.

Wicked is a matte dark burgundy red. I mentioned in my Red Velvet review that I wasn't completely sold on the colour. Wicked is the colour that I wanted Red Velvet to be. It's exactly my sort of shade of red, and suits my skintone. As with Red Velvet, it applies as a liquid and quickly dries down to a matte finish and is opaque with one swipe of the applicator.

Wicked and Red Velvet.

It lasts around seven hours a day on me, including after eating and drinking. It wears away from the middle of my lips first, which is annoying, but it is so long wearing that it is not too much of a problem. I do find that it grows a tiny bit uncomfortable on my lips as it starts to wear, so I don't tend to wear this all day. The applicator and liquid formula also means that it's difficult to touch up throughout the day. It isn't practical for long days out for me.

Overall, the colour is absolutely perfect for me, and so I can settle with the awkward fading. The only other downside is that as a company Lime Crime are incredibly shady. I don't know enough about it to comment on it, but it is something to bear in mind.

Lime Crime velvetines cost £13.50 and I purchased  mine from Cocktail Cosmetics. You can also buy this from the Lime Crime website.

Disclosure: I bought this myself.

14 comments:

  1. I haven't bought any of the new velvetines yet, just got the original too but I love them. I've been meaning to pick up Wicked because it looks sooo pretty!

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    1. It's lovely! I'm debating buying Salem but I don't know if brown would suit me!

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  2. This colour is absolutely stunning! It looks gorgeous on you! xx

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    1. Thank you, I'm really pleased with it! It's my perfect red.

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  3. Gorgeous colour, and it is indeed your shade!:) From what I saw on the internet, the black one isn't very well pigmented (multiple layers are needed), so Wicked is imho really the best option (I don't like the brown one:D)
    The only thing that I don't really like is the new packaging..I looove the old one, which is all circus-y and pretty, and the new one is a bit plain :/

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    1. I didn't know that about Black Velvet! I don't think it would suit me anyway (I prefer dark reds and purples). It would really suit you too! I don't mind the new packaging but I agree that the old one was fancier!

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  4. That colour is pretty much my type of red shade as well!
    Nevertheless, my lips can go really dry most of the times. Do you think it would work on them?

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    1. It would look beautiful on you! I have very dry lips, so I just make sure to moisture well and use a scrub before applying. I also don't leave it on as long as other people do as it grows a bit uncomfortable on me. Hopefully it would work for you too!

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  5. Welcome back! My boyfriend bought me Red Velvet but for some reason it goes really dark on me which is a shame - I wanted a bright, fire engine red and on me it goes a bit like Wicked! I agree that Lime Crime are shady!

    Danniella x
    www.famousinjapan.co.uk

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    1. Thank you lovely! That is a shame, it's a really bright red on me! That's really odd. They really are shady, which is a pity as some of their products are really quite unique. I can't really buy anything from them without feeling guilty after I read about it.

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  6. That colour is really lovely, they're not as expensive as I thought they'd be either which is nice! :)

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    1. That's true! I was expecting something more around the £15 mark. They last a long time too so I don't mind the price, and colour is worth it!

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  7. I ended up picking this velvetine up at imats since chinchilla was sold out. Not used it yet though, but have you tried using a lip liner to avoid smudging? The color looks gorgeous though :3

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    1. Unfortunately I don't have a lip liner to match it. I'm debating investing in some NYX ones. The only colours I have are purples and a bright red and they just don't work for this sort of colour! I know Urban Decay have a colourless one so I might look into that one too. Although the smudging on me is mainly my fault - I always try to make it look neater and end up in a bigger mess than I was before!

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