Heya Kittens :))
Sooooo I finally got some LimeCrime Lippiess yayyyyy <3 I've been lusting after these for a fair while now so when I saw them on Magpie Sparkles sale on her blog (http://magpiesparkles.tumblr.com/) I had to snap them up, they were such a bargain! I ended up getting 6. Put it this way, in the UK these Lippies are £14 each not counting shipping depending on where you get them. On her blog sale some of them were £5 and a few were £7, thats just under half the price! Now some of them were a little damaged, but not to the point where they are breaking in half or unusable, just little scuffs on the sides of the Lipstick.
The first thing about these that you notice is the goooorgeous packaging, the case is a lovely purpley pink colour and has the LimeCrime logo on the front and pretty Unicorn all surrounded by little stars on the back in a rainbow holographic silver writing, soooooo cute!! I love nice little touches like that :) The packaging is probably around the same size as a MAC lipstick I think. These definitely stand out in my Lippie drawer! Haha :D
The shades I got (shown in order below) were:
Styletto, Cosmopop, Great Pink Planet, D'Lilac, Countessa Fluorescent & Airbourne Unicorn
I'll go into more detail about each one under the appropriate swatch:
I swatched them on my skin first:
From left to right
Row 1: Airbourne Unicorn, Countessa Fluorescent, D'Lilac.
Row 2: Great Pink Planet, Cosmopop, Styletto
I then wore each lipstick to give you a better idea of how they look on the lips. I love the formula of these lippies, they are very creamy and moisturising, a lot of lipsticks tend to dry my lips out very quickly which I hate, but these are awesome and didn't cause me any problems at all! They apply very well too, and depending on the amount of vibrancy you want, you can either apply a light layer for just a pop of colour or apply a few layers to make the colours really stand out. The other thing is they have a light glossy look to them which I really like, but if your more of a matte fan you can just blot your lips to get rid of some of the shinyness :)
This is Airbourne Unicorn. Its a lovely purpley pink colour thats pretty much the same shade as the outer packaging, and I think may have been the inspiration for the packaging or vice versa. I liked this one a lot, I have no other shades like this one and its a lovely change from either standard pink or purple colours as I had nothing inbetween. Its definitely one of my favs outta the ones I got, along with the next shade...
This is Countessa Fluorescent, an awesome luminous not quite fuschia pink, this one actually looks a tad brighter on than in the picture, I've been after a pink like this forever, so I think out of all of these this one is my favourite one :) Such a brilliant bright colour, loves it <3
Next up is D'Lilac this is one of the more 'unique' shades in the LimeCrime range, its a very pale lilac colour which really does look lovely, it photographs more of a pink on my camera but is definitely more close to the colour of the actual product in the container and the swatch of it one my skin above, but if your not a pastel fan then this one might not be for you but never the less it really is a cool colour *thumbs up* ^.6
Next is Great Pink Planet, another of the colours I've been stalking hehe. I'm a big fan of pastely colours, they are just so darn pretty, and this is no exception! Its a very cotton candy pink for sure
Cosmopop is a very interesting one, its inbetween a kind of orange and peachy/coraly colour. This one looks scary in the container but I was really surprised how it looked on the lips. It was one of those colours I thought 'I'm either guna love it or hate it'....turns out I love it! I like this one a lot, and cuz my lips are pretty pink naturally it turns a lovely peachy colour when rubbed in with my finger a bit.
And then came Styletto! :D I was very gutted to find that when I had a sort out of my makeup collection the only black lipstick I had, had completely dried out and gone all flakey in the tube...ewwww! But thats what ya get for buying a cheap one from since you were 16 then forgetting about it...whoops :P. So when I saw this on the blog sale I had to get it, thing I love about black is the fact its not just matte, same as the other shades and it glides on :) Only thing with me and black lippy is I ALWAYS end up making a mess and having to clean up the edges with a cotton bud!
Now onto the ONLY negative I have about these products...
Pretty much every one I have has got some sort of mark either on the side of the lipstick where it catches the tube inside the container as its being twisted up, as most of them seem to not be aligned dead center, or around the bottom of the product just above where it goes into the plastic that holds it in place. This could be problematic, especially the 2nd option as I've read around and they either break of at this point, or you end up with a chunk missing out of the side : / Cosmopop was the one with the most damage in the ones I got which is probably why they were so cheap, and because they had a previous owner and she said underneath that they were damaged in transit, so that might account for why mine were a lil beaten up, but to a dealable degree. Either that or its a slight manufacturers fault in the way they are made. It doesn't bug me so much but when you've payed that much for a lippy when you get them brand new, I can understand why it might bug people.... BUT other than that these are very awesome products, and I'll definitely be getting the other 4 shades in the future. The ones I don't have are:
Centrafuschia- A really bright fuschia pink colour.
My Beauitful Rocket- A luminous bright orange colour.
No She Didn't- A really unique 'bubble-gum blue', I reallyyyyyyy want this one!
Retrofuturist- A bright true red shade, this will be the last one I purchase I think if I decide to get it at all, I have too many red shades because I went through a stage where it was all I ever wore! haha
If you wanna check these out you can get them from the official Limecrime site which I think ships worldwide at $16 a piece http://www.limecrimemakeup.com/categories/Lips/
Or if you live in the UK and prefer to deal in £s, you can get them at SPACE.NK for £14 http://www.limecrimemakeup.com/categories/Lips/
Be sure to check out their other products too! They have really pretty looking eyeshadows which I may have to invest in too at some point!
Well thats about it :) Hope it was informative to you guys!
Later Kittens =^-^=