Long time no post!
You may have spotted this little gem in my IMATS haul post and seen Limecrimes Velvetines absolutely everywhere on the internet. This is my first Limecrime experience as their regular lipstick range has more of a glossy finish and I'm more of a matte lip girl, so these are right up my alley!
Velvetines are a liquid lipstick of sorts, that dry down to a beautiful matte finish... So i had to eventually get my paws on one! They only currently come in two shades of red; Suedeberry and Red Velvet and i opted for the latter because it was the only one available at the time! Red Velvet is the deeper of the two, giving it a more traditional, sexy, pin up red kind of feel, absolutely perfect with a winged liner.
Formula wise these are very, very liquidy and much more than i had expected. The closest comparison i can link them to is my beloved Fyrinnae's Lip Lustre's but i find the Limecrime offering a tad drying on the lips, which is something i don't get with my Fyrinnae favourites.
Application is a little tricky with Red Velvet as i find you have to keep your lips apart while the product sets, otherwise you end up with an unflattering line. But once it has set, it does not budge! The colour is beautiful, the formula is long lasting and price wise its not too bad at around the £12 mark here in the UK. My only little gripe is that it is a little drying like i mentioned earlier and application is a tad on the finicky side, i prefer to apply it with a lip brush rather than the doe foot applicator provided.
Overall i think this is an absolutely beautiful red and for the matte red lip fans out there this is a real must have product. But do i find myself reaching for it over my other similar red mattes? Not really. I feel my YSL Matte gets a LOT more use, even my Riri Woo simply because they are so much easier to apply. And for liquid formulas like this i would wholeheartedly recommend Fyrinnae's Lip Lustres if you haven't already checked them out. But, saying this if Velvetines were released in a whole host of colours, i would sure be tempted to pick up a few more!
Have you tried any Limecrime products?