Lime Crime Velvetine - Utopia Swatches & Review


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Hey lovelies,

I've got to hand it to Lime Crime's marketing skills. Despite having mixed experiences with their previous Velvetines, after months of them posting teasers for Utopia, the minute it was released I ordered it, ignoring the howling protests of my wallet.

Lime Crime Velvetine - Utopia Swatches & Review

Lime Crime Velvetine - Utopia Swatches & Review

I do enjoy the Velvetine packaging; the frosted glass and graphic rose print is simple but beautiful. The applicator is a small doe-foot that spreads the thin formula fairly evenly. I do sometimes find the doe-foot a little too fluffy, which prevents me from getting as crisp a line as I would like sometimes.

Lime Crime Velvetine - Utopia Swatches & Review

Lime Crime Velvetine - Utopia Swatches & Review

Utopia is a warm orchid purple with good colour pay off. You can apply it lightly and the red tones will come through more strongly (as in the arm swatch and first FOTD) or more heavily and it will pull a bit purpler (lip swatch and the second FOTD). 
The Velvetine is formula is thin and almost watery, but not so much so that it's difficult to control. The fluidity makes it easy to apply even layers without it tugging at or balling up on itself the way some liquid matte lipsticks can do. 
Utopia wears for around six hours on me and is very comfortable to wear, it doesn't dry out my lips or make them feel tight. The Velvetines have a sweet, artificial scent which sort of reminds me of Play-Doh at times - it's not a strong smell, it's just something that makes me pause now and then and go 'What IS that?'. I really love this colour, I don't think I have anything else like it!

Lime Crime Velvetine - Utopia Swatches & Review

A FOTD with Utopia (natural light)

Lime Crime Velvetine - Utopia Swatches & Review

A FOTD with Utopia (Artificial light)

What I liked:
  • Great colour pay off
  • Non drying
  • Doesn't crack, fade or feather
  • Wears for 6 hours +
What I didn't like:
  • I sometimes get a slight hint of a Play-Doh scent, which is a bit bizarre.
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What do you think of Utopia? Do you like the Lime Crime Velvetines?


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  1. This colour is stunning!!! I love a good orchid. Looks beautiful on you (but then you seem to pull off everything!) x

  2. Thanks Lizzy! Don't worry, you just haven't seen me in MAC Budlette lipstick yet. Cannot pull off.

  3. I have been freaking dying to try their liquid lipsticks! Salem has been on my wish list forever. This looks fantastic on you!

  4. Thanks Dana! You must give them a whirl, although fair warning - they're addictive! Salem would look so cool on you!


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