When it comes to rocking a bold lip, staying power is paramount. Between fading, bleeding and change in texture – BRIGHT lips can often look dull and lifeless, as they wear.
Since beginning my venture into the world of lipstick, bold shades in particular, I have been on the hunt for beautiful, long-wearing formulations. Although there is no denying how incredible some lipstick formulations can be, LimeCrime’s Velvetine lipstains are where it’s at. Typically, lip stains do not pack a bold punch, but instead look gorgeous in the Summer for those who want subtle lip colour for the beach or a fun day outdoors. Rarely do they showcase the characteristics of a long wearing, bold, colourful lipstick. Until now.
After purchasing LimeCrime's Velvetine in SuedeBerry and wearing it once, I immediately added the colour Pink Velvet to my collection. Hooked 110%. Not only do LimeCrime's Velvetines colour the lips with a rich, intense and true to colour shade, they LAST. I'm talking, 12+ hours without a touchup, last. UNREAL.
If you are looking for a matte, long wearing, bold lip product - give these babies a whirl. Typically, I'm a beauty on a budget who adores shopping the sales section of the drugstore. In the case of LimeCrime, however, it is worth the splurge. Velvetines can be ordered online for roughly $20, Canadian.
Potential downfall: Similar to all matte lipsticks, they can be drying. To avoid lip flaking throughout the day, be sure to scrub, moisturize and treat your lips with care, prior to applying. I found best results with Velvetines by applying a sheer layer of the product first, allowing it to completely dry, then applying a second coat. That's it, that's all! From there, you will be blown away by the staying power.
Interested and need to get your hands on your own tube of Velvetine? Here are some options:
LimeCrime's Official Website: http://limecrime.com/lips/velvetines-37.html
Nail Polish Canada: http://www.nailpolishcanada.com/categories/lime-crime.html
Happy shopping, BlaireBeauties! Looking forward to hearing all about how this beautiful formulation works for you.