Lime Crime True Love Velvetines Set - Cupid, True Love & Saint Swatches & Review11:02
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Ever a sucker for Lime Crime's Velvetine liquid lipsticks, I decided to pick up their True Love set earlier in the year. Initially released for Valentine's Day, the set contains three shades at a discounted price of $44USD, though the shades are available individually at $20USD a pop if you don't like all of the colours. They're all very 'me' colours though, so I pounced on the discounted set!
Formula overview:Velvetines are liquid lipsticks that dry to a flat matte finish. They have a thin, somewhat runny texture but are easy enough to control. If you're not too confident with the doefoot applicator, you may find it easier to use a lip brush (scooping product from the top of the tube or the wand) to outline your lips first and then fill them in with the applicator.
My personal favourite application method is to apply two thin coats, ensuring the first coat has dried completely before beginning the second. I have found that some Velvetine shades can become cakey if you layer them very quickly or if your application is on the thick side (although I didn't experience any issues with these three), so this method seems to work well for me to prevent this.
As with all matte lipsticks, Velvetines will highlight uneven or flaky lip texture. Hydrated and exfoliated lips are a must for them to look their best. Most of the colours have a sweet vanilla cake scent and I don't usually find them drying, but they can occasionally feel clingy.
Cupid is described as a 'petal pink', which sums it up perfectly in my opinion. It applies pretty evenly and is mostly opaque in a single layer. It lasted five hours on me and wasn't drying.
True Love is described as a 'vibrant pinky red'. It's pretty much what I always wanted Suedeberry to be (that chalky mess simultaneously infuriates me and woos me with its gorgeous hue) so I'm so glad to have it in my collection. Excellent colour pay off and a nine hour wear time without being drying.
Saint is described as a 'cranberry red'. It's a interesting rusty cranberry, different to any other red I own. I'm a fan! It lasted six hours and wasn't drying.
What I liked:
- Good colour pay off
- Non drying formula
- They don't crumble or feather on me
What I didn't like:
- No criticisms here!
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