This is a very moisturising lipstick, halfway between matte and non-matte. Definitely a bold choice for a pink.
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Lime Crime Opaque Lipstick
I was lucky enough to get my hands on few shades of the Lime Crime Opaque lipsticks before they stopped selling them in New Zealand. I've got countessa fluorescent, retrofuturist, glamour 101 and centrifushia – each of those colours are beautiful. The lipsticks came in very cute, sparkly, purple unicorn packaging and the lipsticks cases were the same.
Lime Crime Opaque lipsticks had a smooth texture and glided on nicely to the lips. The shades appeared opaque and highly pigmented with a light shine – one application was enough. Unlike many other lipsticks, these kept my lips moisturised and supple. I had to reapply the lipstick after eating or drinking, otherwise I found it to be long lasting.
It’s unfortunate they stopped selling them in New Zealand, but if you get the chance to get your hands on them, definitely go for it! It’s a unique lipstick that’s worth a try.
Tips: Exfoliate the lips before applying the lipsticks
I have the yellow (New Yolk City) and a deep purple. They feel comfortable on and have a nice semi-matte finish. However the yellow goes on a bit patchy.
Tips: For the pastel shades try using a nude liner all over the lips, or foundation all over the lips for a base, and staying power.
Only had one but I loved it the packaging is super cute and the colour is opaque and lasts well! Did end up giving it away just because I'm not overly confident wearing bright colours but a good product and I would purchase again in a different shade
This is the first lime crime lipstick I bought. I did buy it second hand because I didn't really want to order off the site at that time and a friend of mine didn't want to keep it as they had only used it a couple times. First off I think the case is nice pink toned lavender which stands out from my other lipsticks that come in black tubes. The silver stars and the unicorn on the tube are a really nice touch. Centrifuschia is as you probably guessed is a vibrant pink fuschia. It does have a creme to satin sheen and goes on smoothly and very opaque. The lipstick has a sort of fake vanilla scent to it. Not the worst vanilla scent, it just doesn't smell like vanilla pods. This Lime Crime lipstick lasts on my lips a long time. I find that I can eat and drink and I'll still have a lot of color on my lips. Even after six hours and two meals later, I find that the color is faded a bit at the sides and worn out in the middle but my lips are still vibrant fuschia. The cons of this product would be that it's more of a dry feeling when I use this lipstick once the lipstick has gone on it feels pretty dry on my lips. Another is that it transfers onto anything that touches my lips - food, cups, loved ones, etc. I once was eating an apple while wearing this and ended up with lip marks of vibrant fuschia on my nose and around my nose and chin. Luckily I was near a ladies room so was able to wipe it off, but it did get a few people looking at me awkwardly before a lady kindly pointed it out. That being said most lipsticks will transfer on to cups, water bottles and love ones (if you like to kiss them). As a lipstick this is a good lipstick. It's not my favorite or the one I reach for the most, but at the time of writing this I think that's because of the color and how it will show up on anything my lips touch. However, it is the only fuschia lipstick I own at the moment and I do like to wear the shade from time to time. I'm not sure if I would repurchase this brand though but that's mainly because of the price, shipping and the security issues with the site and as far as their lipsticks go I definitely prefer their Velvetines to their regular lipsticks.
Tips: Exfoliate your lips before applying this. If you are going to wear this lipstick please avoid spherical, remotely spherical shaped foods like apples for example. This lipstick will still be able to transfer even when it feels dry to touch. After eating if you can’t touch up your lipstick, rub your top and bottom lips together to make the fade less noticeable. I didn't buy this lipstick off the site but I did an order when my credit card was about to expire, I didn't have any issues with security.
A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!!!! I absolutely loved this product. These lipsticks are truely amazing. Sooo pigmented, moisturising and opaque!!! This stayed on my lips all day and didn't budge one bit! Loved i! I love that you can go so wild with them!!
Firstly I'm very sad that these lipsticks are being discontinued but if you can get your hands on them I definitely recommend them! Their colour range is amazing and I own around 8 or 9 of their more 'different' shades myself. Most of the colours stay on very well as long as you don't eat oily foods but I've noticed my shade 'serpentina' a metallic green which is my favourite of the colours has a lesser staying power and is also quite easily smudged. But overall I love these and definitely recommend!
Tips: You may need a lip liner for some shades to stop feathering, in my experience serpentina needs something.
I love these lipsticks, Like any brand each colour sits/stays on differently. For example I personally find the New Yolk City (yellow one) to apply a little more sheer consistency so pressing the lips together to evenly distribute the product helps. also the No She Didn't (Blue one) can spread a bit too easily, finding all those fine lines. However, My fave Mint to Be (green) applies really well with the prefect amount of coverage. They are not a long wearing product but again like most non-long-wear lippys, deeper pigmented colours stay on better than the lighter ones. I love the packaging on these too they defiantly make a statement in your collection and are always the first ones you spot. I would recommend these to anyone who wants to try more variety in lip shades.
Tips: Using a small lip brush to apply as a lip liner first then go ahead and fill in the lip. Saves you time finding a colour lip liner that will match these colours .
I have eight of what I like to call the "wearable" shades and overall they're decent lipsticks but I find that that the quality of the formula is not consistent across the shades.
They come in undeniably eye catching lilac bullets with holographic unicorns. They're the same height as the average lipstick but are much wider. I bought all my lipsticks from NZ suppliers - however Lime Crime products are now only available from the Lime Crime website.
They have a creamy texture which saturates the lips nicely with the bold colours going on more smoothly than the lighter shades. Because of this the bolder shades have better coverage. I'm not too sure why the lighter shades go on more patchy but it's a tad disappointing because they were the shades that initiated the purchase.
The colour range is great and a lot of people will find a shade that speaks to them :-) With the lighter colours they're a bit too "animated" for my liking however I still manage to make them work. I tend to mix the lighter shades with darker nudes just so that it will suit me as I find that Babette and Coquette wash me out when worn alone.
A typical "nude" in the Lime Crime range isn't really the kind of nude for someone like myself from the chocolate club (unless you're into white based nudes then wooohooo for you; you're in luck!). All is not lost however I love the "bold colours" - Centrifuchsia (fuchsia), Poisonberry (violet) and Glamour10 (deep red).
Unfortunately the longevity of the lipsticks are dismal, if I'm careful I can probably get 2-3 hours wear. It's a good thing I like to blot anyway which is what I do with these lipsticks the only thing that's wearing my patience thin is blotting the lighter shades. I have to repeat the process probably 4-5 times until I get decent colour that will stain the lips. Would I recommend these lipsticks? I would probably recommend other ones first.
Tips: If you haven't used the lipsticks in awhile it's probably best to warm up the product by swatching it on your hand and then you're good to go or else they'll tug at your lips.
I bought this in Serpentina green for a Halloween costume I was planning. I tried it on before the day and found that although the lipstick applied nicely and had great pigmentation the colour transfer was a bit too much. I had nearly no lip coverage after on a hour or so apart from the outer edge of my lips. I was disappointed to say the least. The actual formula is smooth and buttery yet firm to apply and the scent is a soft vanilla milkshake type smell (not one that gets to the back of your throat though)
I do love the packaging though... who doesn't love a unicorn?!
It was a pricey lesson to learn but I have heard that some shades wear differently to others. I still have it though and I keep it for Halloweens/dress-ups makeup-play just for fun (I know make up expires but I am not going to bin it just yet).
I wish I had bought the shade Poisonberry instead (when it was still available in NZ stores it was great to see swatches but I opted for a more out there colour oops).
Tips: For the price of the lipstick make sure it's a colour you will wear often otherwise you will just be throwing your money away.