Lime Crime Velvetine Matte Lip Stain Review in Suedeberry

February 16, 2014
One of my friends bought me Lime Crime's lip stain in Suedeberry for Christmas.  Here is my take on it...

Packaging: A+

Lime Crime pretty much had me at the double unicorn, which is their logo.  Usually mailing boxes are dull and boring to open, but the uni's and the pink polka dots just gave the package a more fun vibe.  The lime green tissue paper paired with the pink is representative of the company's penchant for wild hues.  Lime Crime doesn't exactly create makeup for someone who is conservative in their makeup choices.  If you take a gander at their site, you will see what I mean.  Their newest colored Velvetine lip stains that come out this March are black, brown, and a deep burgundy, for example.  Back to the packaging, though... As I said in my Valentine's Day post, I like pink and red paired together, so I personally find the cap to be super cute!  Floral designs are always a plus in my book, too.




Availablity: C- 

This stuff isn't sold in Sephora, and Sephora usually has everything I want!  My friend Dre purchased this for me directly from the Lime Crime site.  She mentioned to me several times that she was annoyed because the shipping, which she had to pay for, took forever.  Dre told me that she was worried she was going to have to show up empty handed when it was time to exchange our gifts, and she even had to e-mail Lime Crime and ask for updates.  It took about a month for it to arrive from the time she ordered it, which not acceptable.  I don't know if that was a fluke or if it typically takes that long, but after Dre's experience, I cannot recommend ordering directly off of Lime Crime's site.  Instead, I would buy it from a different retailer such as ModCloth, Urban Outfitters, or even on E-bay or Amazon.  Plus, on the Lime Crime site, the only color of Velvetine that is currently available is Suedeberry, as Pink Velvet and Red Velvet are sold out.

Product: A

Product description from Lime Crime site: "Lip stain that goes on liquid and dries completely matte. Touch-proof, long-wearing, and utterly addictive." 

This product is a hit with me...I own a lot of beauty products, but nothing quite like this!  It is unique in my collection because I don't have any other lip products that dry to give my lips a matte look.  The lip stain did stay on and look presentable for quite a long time (over 5 hours), which is always convenient since I work some long shifts at a busy place and can't be going off to fix my makeup whenever I feel like it.  When it did start to wear away, it left an outline on the outside of my lips and it made it look like I was wearing only lip liner, so this is why I gave the product an A and not an A+.  Another aspect about the product that I appreciated was that it is vanilla scented and smells delicious.

The Price: B+ 

My friend paid $20 plus shipping for this, which is a bit on the pricier side, but not totally outrageous.  I would be okay with spending the $20 for it because it is different from all other lip products I own.  I'm not out to own the whole collection, but am very tempted to buy the Pink Velvet lip stain.

The Color: A+

On Lime Crime's website, Suedeberry is described as a "matte coral red."  I gave the color a high rating because the actual color is just like how it was depicted/described on Lime Crime's site.  It's a beautiful, retro shade.  Also, the color is vibrant and opaque, and as I said before it lasts a long time!  It is very bright, and if that is what you are looking for, I would highly recommend this lip stain.



Tips:

**While my lips looked great wearing this product, I did have to exfoliate my lips beforehand.  This lip stain will draw attention to chapped lips, as I found out when I first tested the product.  The whole point is to have a smooth, matte finish and if your lips are too dry, it will not be a pretty sight.

**Use a very steady hand when applying the product to your lips.  It is very easy to go outside of your natural lip line, so I start the application from my inner part of my lips and then work my way to the outer part.  The first time I applied the lip stain, I did not do this and the color bled over my natural lip line and made me look like I was trying too hard to have fuller lips/kinda like a clown.

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10 comments on "Lime Crime Velvetine Matte Lip Stain Review in Suedeberry"
  1. That is a beautiful color and such a nice gift! I have always heard their stuff takes awhile to get. The packaging is stellar!

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    1. My friend did a good job. She did have some hints, though, haha. The packaging is flawless and adorable!

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  2. Wow I love the color on you :) I think your review was very fair and the packaging looks really good. Thank you for sharing! :)

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    1. Thanks! It's a nice change because I don't have any coral reds in my collection.

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    1. Thanks!! It's a similar color to what Marilyn Monroe used to wear, or at least that is how they advertise it.

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  4. I love that colour! I can't wear red lipstick any more so I always go for coral instead.

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    1. I have enough reds already, so buying a coral one seemed like the right move. It really takes forever for it to wear off.

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  5. Your lips look wow! I have Red Velvet and it's amazing! Scares my husband, but all the more fun for me, haha!

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    1. Red Velvet looks pretty, but I chose Suedeberry to try something different. Pink Velvet is going on my birthday wishlist.

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