Lime Crime Velvetines

Lime Crime Velvetines

3.6

174 reviews

61% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

Purchased the shades Blondie, Marshmallow, Bleached and Siren.

I expected Marshmallow to have much more of a nude pink tone, but came out looking very much like concealer. Bleached had to be my favorite. Perfect neutral lip for fair complexions with warm undertones. Blondie is a metallic gold sheer. Siren is a rose-gold metallic sheer. They both look better with a neutral matte shade underneath them. They both shed good amounts of glitter throughout thier wear. They also make great use as eye shadows.

Over all, I do not feel the colors were represented well online (I looked at them on numerous monitors) and the colors I received didn't look like what I saw online. I don't see how the actual lipstick packaging is called "Cute." I found it to be boring, even matronly. The box they were shipped in was absolutely adorable, turned inside out makes the cutest storage for lipsticks.

As for the formula, my lips are dry in the winter and I know liquid lipstick can exacerbate that. Even with scrub and moisturizing, these are significantly drying. They do flake, crack and pill off within an hour or two, but lip primer helped with this problem significantly and extended it's wear. The metallic shades were almost unappetizing, due to the amounts of glitter left on my drinking glass and eating utensils. Setting spray did not help.

The smell of the non metallic liquids was very nice, just a hint of vanilla cream. The metallic shades had a raw material smell, nothing to really bother, but not as pleasant.

My final opinion, is that these lipsticks are over-hyped. The website is alluring, the packaging that they shipped in was also. The product itself is mediocre. If the color selection was accurate (I find that to be pretty inaccurate) then they would be worth a repurchase. I don't think I will.



on 10/17/2017 8:56:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Disclaimer: I am not a lipstick wearer.
I got a set of velvetines from LimeCrime for my brithday a year ago and I've tried all of the colours by now and can give an honest review.
I find this formula very tacky and when it dries, it flakes off onto everything and in my mouth, and I find that extremely annoying. Disappointing me the most is that it stays so well, and makes it difficult to remove at the end of the day, but inevitably flakes.
To clarify, I exfoliate my lips regularly, drink plenty of water, and moisturize.
Maybe it's just me, but I have a tough time with these.

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on 9/19/2017 11:59:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

The OG matte liquid lipstick is the best for a reason. I've tried a lot of other "dupes" or brands of the Velvetines, but nothing else comes close. It lasts all day through everything, it's super lightweight, it doesn't dry my lips out, and the shade range is awesome.


on 9/11/2017 5:54:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I have this in Dream Girl. I have not experienced the problems that other reviewers have.
I take good care of my lips. I found a perfect lip balm made by a Greek company, and I use it every morning and night. I also exfoliate my lips. I don't know if these make a difference or not. But I don't have cracking or flaking issues.

Dream Girl is a vampy, dark plum, similar to a light coat or two of Revlon's Black Cherry. I love it. When I apply Lime Crime, I don't layer it or apply it thick. With this shade it's not necessary. I put a dot on my finger tip, then apply to my lips. I keep doing this until my lips have an even, but not heavy, coat. I'll apply the tiniest bit of lanolin over it, which gives it a moister effect. The lanolin doesn't dissolve the coverage like other lip balms. I don't know why that is?
Wear time before it starts to fade is maybe 4 hours. That's good enough for me. I like the wet formula, the smell, and the small form factor of the packaging.
I only wear dark lip color, and I love finding a stain that is truly deep. I like that I can layer it. One light layer is perfect for a daily MLBB look. A thicker application is great for the evening.

I will repurchase Dream Girl.

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

I love these. I have 13 shades and although some are better than others, they're amazing overall. They don't transfer, I can eat, drink and kiss without any problems, and they stay on for a really long time. They do tend to flake a little by the end of the day or if applied too heavily but that's not really a problem in my opinion. I really enjoy the smell, however some of them smell a lot more like play doh than vanilla/cake/whatever it's supposed to be? A little strange but I also weirdly enjoy that. The shade "dream girl" does leave a strong pink tint on my lips after removal but that's the only shade that I own that does that. Some shades take two coats but almost all of them are good with one. My favorites out of the ones I own are squash, M$LF (from the bundle with the same name), Peacock (from the velvetine trio bundle) and Beet it.

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Black

(Disclaimer : I bought only one shade in "Shroom", so my opinion will be based on how this color and formula apply on my lip, and how I feel about it)

Lime Crime is one of those liquid lipsticks in the market that is comfortable to wear, and at the same time gives a complete matte finished look. Usually a liquid lipstick can have either problem that a consumer might find which is, 1) Matte and dehydrate your lip (Colorpop, I'm looking at you), or 2) Moussy-velvety feeling and not long wearing.

However, Lime Crime defeats this challenge. It dries down fast but does not dehydrate my lip. It is lightweight, super long lasting, and does not flake around my lip at the end of the day. I have dry lip, so finding a matte lipstick or liquid matte lipstick is always a challenge for me, but definitely not with Lime Crime.

To me, the price for Lime Crime is a bit high (USD 22 in Thailand) but considering the overall quality and wide ranges of colors (from the nudes to the pinks, to the reds, and some other funky colors) it offer, it is a product that is totally worth the money.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Black

If you were ask me on 2014 I probably said this is one of the best liquid lipstick in the market (aside from the horrible customer service and the scam stuff back in the day on 2014). I purchase this through a trustable online reseller in my country. My favorite colors are riot, wicked, and red velvet. But for now, since there are lots of brand new liquid lipstick which launch like almost everytime (from drugstore brand, indie brand, to high end brand), I don't really consider this brand anymore. I mean girl, there are lots of game changing liquid lipstick out there (and this brand is pricy imo) and you can just find the dupe in other brands. But it's up to you to purchase this product or not. If it's risking your credit card data and stuff (I don't know for now, because I don't follow lime crime anymore, thumbs up if the customer service is better and payment methods is safe) I don't think it's worth it, just buy it offline or through a trustable reseller.

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on 7/18/2017 10:12:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I loved lime crime matte velevtines (Cupid Petal Pink). I just recently bought it few weeks ago. Colors are beautiful and pigmented. Suitable for routine wear. They look great and work really well. One can also check the results of shade - Cupid Pink at this site:
http://alvinkmakeup.com/pages/product_review?id=13


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

these are my ABSOLUTE FAAAAAAVORITE lippies! they stay on so nicely, smell great, look gorgeous, and arent too drying. sometimes they have bad batches or shades, but i've only encountered one (bloodmoon) and i've bought 15+. they also work sooo well as eyeliners.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I have 14 shades of these. I love the range of shades and my favourites are: Elle, Prairie and Sasha. I like the smell and colour payoff however the formula isn't great. They crumble and flake quickly but the colours are just so pretty.


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