I have been excited about this product ever since it was first announced. I missed out on getting it the first time it was released. When the second wave of Velvetines was released I jumped at the chance and bought them. I have had these since April, but I really wanted to test these out well before I reviewed them.
liquid matte lipsticks. They come in three; Suedeberry (a retro red, kind of strawberry coral red.), Pink velvet (a bright pink) and Red Velvet (a beautiful rich red color). Featured in this review are Suedeberry and Red Velvet.
The box that Suedeberry and Red Velvet come in looks like this:
If you open the box all the way, it folds out to reveal instructions and tips on applying. I'm not sure if Pink Velvet will have this, from what I've seen the look of it is pretty different.
love the packaging, although I expected these to be bigger than they
are. It comes in a tube like a lip gloss and has a doe foot applicator. I
really like the applicator, it makes it easy to apply.
formula and thin consistency reminds me of OCC lip tars. These dry
completely matte. They can feel a little drying, so put a little bit of
lip balm on before applying. The colors are very pigmented, one swipe
and you have full opacity. They smell wonderful, like vanilla cupcakes.
lasting power is amazing as long as you don't eat anything greasy. If
you eat anything with oils or greasiness then it will come off. But
whenever I just drank or ate non-greasy foods the Velvetines stayed
wonderfully! Sometimes I feel like they have even better staying power
than OCC lip tars (and those have some great staying power).
did a few things to test out lasting power and I have a timeline as
well. One day I went on a trip with a friend to a large mall that was
about an hour away. I applied some Too Faced lip Insurance primer with a
velvetine on top around 8:30 am. About 9:30-10:00 I had a muffin, even
wiped my mouth with a napkin a few times and it did not budge. I drank
water throughout the day and it still didn't budge. Around 12:30 we
stopped for lunch. I had something greasy, which wiped off most of the
Velvetine. From there I just completely cleaned off the primer and
After lunch (about 1:30ish) I reapplied the Velvetine
WITHOUT primer. I drank water throughout the day and it did not budge. I
didn't do any touch ups. By the time I got home around 7:30 pm it
still looked perfect! It even lasted through my dinner and did not
budge until I washed it off myself with a makeup remover wipe (probably around 8:30 or 9:00 pm). I really
hope that this shows just how well these last! I should also add that I
at points had forgotten that I was even wearing anything on my lips. It is very light weight. It
wasn't overly drying to me at all.
I absolutely love Lime
Crime's velvetines. They're worthy of the hype for sure! I can't wait to get Pink Velvet!
You can buy (when they are in stock that is) velvetines from Lime Crime (www.limecrime.com) for $20 plus shipping, unless you spend $50 then shipping is free. They used to be $18, but Lime Crime had a price increase in November 2013. I buy my velvetines from amazon from an amazing seller that gets their products directly from Lime Crime.