*Cookiie; Lime Crime Opaque Lipsticks in 'Retrofuturist' & 'Glamour 101'

Product description: Say goodbye to sliding, fading and sheer-ness with our best-selling opaque lipsticks. Loaded to the brim with pigment for maximum impact, these beauties offer unparalleled coverage in a rainbow of statement-making shades. Cruelty-free/vegan formula is smooth, non-drying and lasts for hours. Each lipstick comes encased in the signature purple tube adorned with a sparkling unicorn.

Retail price: $15.99 (Ordered at LimeCrimeMakeup.com)

The packaging

I actually wanted to rave about the packaging thoroughly, because it is simply brilliant. Even the parcel box that came with it was completely in LimeCrime's style, making the whole unboxing experience a lot more fun. However, I already have too many pictures to show so I'm skipping this part. Besides, now I won't spoil you the experience when you order it yourself. As for the lipstick packaging itself, the quality is quite good. The outside is made out of sturdy plastic and the inside from metal, making the lipstick fairly heavy. The weight is actually something I prefer, because it makes the lipstick feel more sturdy and less "cheap" (does that make sense?).


The product

Honestly, I don't have much to complain about the product. It is very similar to the Tom Ford lipstick I have, which is one of my favourites. It is very moisturizing, making it possible to use it without a lipbalm. However, because it is so moisturizing and creamy (even creamier than Tom Ford's), it will slide around very easily when you do apply lipbalm beforehand. I personally don't find it much of a problem, but not wearing lipbalm at all times is some sort of pet peeve of mine so it's just something that I noticed.

Glamour 101

Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Diisostearyl Malate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Castor Isostearate Succinate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Ozokerite, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polyethylene, Microcrystalline Wax, Phenoxyethanol, Vanillin, Capryl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Vegetable Oil, BHT. [+/-] Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (CI19140), Red #7 Lake (CI45410, CI15850), D&C Red #6 (CI15850), Blue #1 Lake (CI42090), Yellow #6 Lake (CI15985).

The pigmentation

Again, I find it similar to Tom Ford's lipstick. The pigmentation is great and the product will also stain your lips, making the fading less noticeable when the product strips off.

However, the colours show up slightly different compared to when I swatch it on my hand. The colours look a bit lighter, making it more vibrant but also pinker. This occurs more to 'Glamour 101' than 'Retrofuturust, whereas the latter one looks more true red in person than on the picture below. 'Glamour 101' turns out to be more like a rose/cherry red than a dark wine shade. The lip swatch picture below shows an even lighter shade than the hand swatch picture; this is mostly because of the lipbalm I applied beforehand. It does turn out darker when I skip the lipbalm, but it will still show up slightly lighter.

Bare lips, applied lipbalm.

Lime Crime Lipstick in 'Retrofuturist' applied.

Lime Crime Lipstick in 'Glamour 101' applied.

Full face pictures. The quality isn't great, but I didn't have time to take them properly.

The verdict

Pretty good. Not as good as my favourite Tom Ford lippie (As it should, that baby costed me a whole lot more! Or am I just biased?), but the colours are really nice and they're very moisturizing for lipsticks. I'd definitely recommend these lipsticks to anyone who's looking for some good reds or are in for some even more daring colours, as Lime Crime is known for their bold and vibrant colours in general.

Rating: 4.5/5

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