Today I’ll be reviewing Lime Crime Velvetine Lip Stain in Pink Velvet. When Red Velvet (classic red) and Suedeberry (a bright orange red) were released a while ago I really wanted to try them out but never actually got round to buying them. As soon as I saw Pink Velvet was released I jumped on it!
The Velvetines range intrigued me as they appear to be a lip stain, but have a matte finish on application and like all Lime Crime products they’re really well pigmented. I’m a sucker for mattes so thought these sounded too good to be true!
The product really looks like a normal stain or gloss – though intensely pigmented on the applicator.
You can see the impressive depth of colour on the back of my hand, and the way it feathers into the lines in my skin shows it’s definitely a stain rather than a gloss, and you can see where it’s started to dry to a matte finish. This stuff does definitely stain, I had a pink mark on my hand and pink lips for a while after removing! I didn’t mind though 🙂
I’m afraid my picture doesn’t really show the brightness of this product, it is SO bright and pigmented, and it really is a dream to apply, I love it! Velvetine is the perfect description as it dries to a lovely matte, almost velvety finish. You will want to make sure you’re lips are nice and soft before applying though as this is a matte it can be drying to the lips. Overall I love this stain, I’m so pleased I bought it. I’m really looking forward to trying out the new colours released in March too! There will be Wicked (deep red) Black Velvet (black) and Salem (deep brown / red)
I hope you enjoyed my review xxx