YBB Favorites For September 2019
Retail Pricing: $20.00 (US), $27.17 (CA)
Where to buy: Lime Crime, Amazon, Ulta, Nordstrom
Lime Crime’s velvetine liquid lipsticks are a velvety kiss-proof, touch-proof matte lipstick that lasts all day. The highly pigmented formula is infused with french vanilla to give it a lovely scent and prevent it from drying your lips out. Lime Crime’s velvetine lipsticks won’t bleed or transfer throughout the day. The velvetines are available in 37 shades, 29 flat colors and 8 metallic shades. These lipsticks come with a generic doe-foot applicator, and 0.08 fl oz / 2.6ml of product.
Here’s Natassia’s YBB Rating
I lucked out and stumbled across a Lime Crime velvetine lipstick at Winners last month. The formula of these lipsticks is incredible, I’ve never tried a long-lasting lipstick that felt as hydrating as this one. The first time I tried the velvetine lipstick, I noticed it took about 2 to 3 minutes to feel like it was dry. I am so used to the Stila lipsticks which dry within 30 seconds to a minute, so I wasn’t sure I was going to like the velvetines. The second time I tried this lipstick, I realized that it had dried faster then I realized it just has a slightly tacky feel on your lips; but if your touch it with your fingers it feels dry. Interestingly, the tacky feel is was keeps it from drying out your lips. This is the first liquid lipstick I’ve tried that doesn’t make my lips feel noticeably dry by the end of the day. The consistency of the lipstick is thinner, much like the Kat Von D liquid lipsticks. In terms of how well it wears, it wears amazing with zero transfer, whether you’re eating or drinking. The only thing I noticed is that by about nine hours it does wear off a little bit in the center of your lips. However, it usually has a bit of an ombre look which looks good still. The application of this lipstick is very smooth. Some lighter colors may require a second swatch to ensure the color looks consistent with no opaque spots. Either way, I would definitely buy more of the velvetines.
Consistency: Thin consistency
Color payoff: Great color payoff, light colors may need a second swatch in some spots
Application: Smooth application
Transfer: Zero transfer
Drying: Not at all
Lasting power: Long-lasting, wear great for at least 9 hours
Worked as expected: Better than expected
Pros: Very hydrating, zero transfer, long-lasting
Cons: Wears off a bit in the center of the lip after about 9 hours
YBB Rating 5 out of 5