Friday, 29 March 2013

Review | Lime Crime Poisonberry Opaque Lipstick

Finally after waiting two long months, Lime Crime finally restocked the Poisonberry Opaque lipstick that has become one of the must have beauty products this season. I have been checking the Lime Crime website daily, eagerly hoping that the 'out of stock' sign had disappeared! 
With Lime Crime being an American website I actually managed to get the lipstick from a UK stockist called Cute Cosmetics who stock a wide range of Lime Crime products. This made shipping cheaper and delivery quicker so my lipstick arrived just in time for Easter Weekend!
The downside of ordering make-up online is that obviously you cannot test them before you buy. So one extremely useful and genius idea Lime Crime have produced is a visual lipstick guide telling you which lipstick shade suits which skin tone. Click here to view the guide showing all the shades available in the Opaque Lipstick range.
So now for the review: I prepped my lips with some Elizabeth Arden 8 hour lip protectant (see review on this product here) then applied Topshop lip liner in Deception, which luckily was a really close match to the lipstick.
Before I even got round to actually applying the lipstick, I had the joy of opening the gloriously girly and ridiculously pretty packaging, I mean who doesn't like unicorns really?!

I used a lip brush to apply the lipstick, which took quite a few applications in order to create an even and thick coat. The texture is quite dry and matte which is what I expected from an opaque lipstick hence why I moisturised beforehand. However the lipstick looks far from matte and dull once applied!
I probably did this a bit rushed as my lip liner isn't perfect and the lipstick has leaked a bit but I am already loving the colour and how it has made my lips look bigger! I have not been blessed with an Angelia Jolie pout and dark lipsticks normally make my lips look thinner, so I am rather pleased with the effect this lipstick has created.
I already have my eye on the Velvetines range (specifically the Suedeberry shade) which is a long-lasting lipstick that goes on like a gloss and dries matte and velvety. They are sold out at the moment due to difficulty getting hold of a special secret ingredient, but this just makes me want them even more!
One thing I do love about the company apart from their insanely cute unicorn packaging and vibrant, vivid lipsticks is the fact that most of the products are Vegan, and all are cruelty-free. Guilty free and gorgeous make-up, what's not to like? Price wise the lipsticks range from £10-£12 which is a fair price for animal-friendly and super-stylish make-up.
To see the whole range of Lime Crime products visit the website
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1 comment:

  1. Much love,
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