5.11.11

Lipstick Love: Lime Crime

I was sent my first ever piece of Lime Crime makeup recently, after teaming up with the brand on my style competition. I was sent the Retrofuturist lipstick, which is available at Space NK for £15. It looks like shipping may be free for a limited time only using the code 'WELCOME'.

My jaw was on the floor as I opened the box to see the BEST lipstick packaging I've ever seen. Glittery Unicorns. Need I say more?!



The formula felt really moisturising and had a sheeny finish. It took a couple of 'coats' to look really bold but I was so happy with the colour - a really juicy bright red. I put it through its paces during a day at work and the findings were great. Because it's not matte, it doesn't dry the lips out, so I didn't get any skanky lip goo (™!) as is so common with many lipsticks. I reapplied a couple of times throughout the day  to keep it looking fresh and bright, but this was out of choice rather than necessity. 


My painted pout:



Overall, I am extremely happy with this lipstick. I carried it in my pocket all day when I wore it, and whenever anyone asked what lipstick I was wearing, I immediately whipped it out to show the amazing packaging off. 


It is pricey, and in my opinion the formula isn't vastly different to my Models Own Scarlett lipstick, but unlike many other high end beauty labels, Lime Crime give you your money's worth with their incredible packaging. 


Bottom line: Glittery. Unicorns.

Have you tried Lime Crime products before? What did you think?

<3

43 comments:

  1. That really is the best packaging EVER! xoxo

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  2. Wow, stunning colour and absolutely the worlds best packaging!!
    Betty
    x

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  3. The packaging is so cool! Love the colour of the lipstick :)

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  4. I've got this too Gem, gorgeous colour! Recently they had a 24 hour 55% off sale so I bought all of their eyeshadows and I can vouch for the fact that they're all incredible (I'm not just terribly greedy, I work as a makeup artist). Couldn't bring myself to throw the boxes away, am hoping to get creative with them soon. Perhaps you could invent a Lime Crime themed Tuesday tip?!
    Enjoy the Retrofuturist... great minds!
    Love Rose x

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  5. Wow the packaging really is amazing! That red shade really suits you Gem! x

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  6. Holy shizzle, its worth it alone just for the packaging!!

    You look JUST like Liza minelli in that last picture, I swear in a good way, you're bloomin' gorgeous! x

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  7. In general I am won over by unicorns, so glittery unicorns just seals the deal!

    It looks great - the colour really suits you x

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  8. AMAZING packaging! The colour really suits you. I might have to take a look at the website! xx

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  9. i'm just in love with the packaging! seriously orginal

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  10. Bottom line: unicorns! You`re awesome! Love you and your blog)

    >'.'<

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  11. Wow, what a vibrant colour! It looks fantastic on you Gem! x

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  12. the colour of it is lovely, not sure if the packaging can sway me however cute it is though! i like bargain make up haha. (although I did spend £20 on a chanel lipstick...oops)

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  13. Proper Monroe pout going on there, love it! The colour looks amazing ( as do the glittery unicorns)xx

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  14. That packaging is amazing!! The colour really suits you too xx

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  15. OHMYGOD i want it just for the packaging!
    LOVE your blog btw!

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  16. A-MAZ-ING
    I need this in my life. NOW.

    nostalgiance.blogspot.com

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  17. Definitely the best packaging ever, amazing unicorn and purple is my fave colour. I wish I could rock red lippy as well as you do, Gem. Looks so nice on you x

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  18. it looks fantastic on you! very Marilyn Monroe. xxx

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  19. Oh gosh - UNICORNS! How amazing x looks lovely on you :) xx

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  20. It'd be way better if Doe Deere wasn't an evil sociopath. Please do some research.

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  21. You look gorgeous in that shade of red. And as you say, glittery unicorns!

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  22. looks great! I'm in love with the packaging too.
    www.knightseclectic.blogspot.com

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  23. That's bloody gorgeous but £15? A Mac lipstick for £13.50 is a MAJOR treat for me, so Lime Crime is a lifetime away haha

    xxx Kat

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  24. The packaging is so cute and the lipsticks really are amazing. I have Countessa Fluorescent and Airborne Unicorn, both are very striking.
    This colour really suits you. Wish LC would send me lipsticks :(

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  25. This looks so fab, might have to save up for one!! xxx

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  26. I have a Lime Crime magic dust, it's soo pretty! Definitely one of those products which is worth getting just for the packaging :P
    x

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  27. I really like the colour but I prefer the matte-look :( I need to find a moisturising matte look... If anyone knows of one, tell me!
    Love
    gabriellasofia

    www.hautefuture.blogger.com
    x

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  28. Wow its fab. Love the packaging!

    Holli x
    Dragonmommy123.blogspot.com

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  29. You have a fab pout. I think I might give this lippy a try. I love a red lip, but nothing ever seems to stay put and yes it looks skanky after a while xx

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  30. That looks great on you, and that packaging is so sweet.x

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  31. That is the best packaging EVER

    Leigh xo
    http://leightravers.blogspot.com

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  32. god gem you really have a great pout! :) love the packaging and the colour! x

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  33. aah, the colour is gorgeous! the packaging is lovely too, but the price is just too much for me :/

    xoxo.

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  34. That lipstick's gorgeous, it really suits you! Unicorn packaging FTW!

    http://amybell-thelittlemagpie.blogspot.com/

    xx

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  35. i love it, the packaging is gorgeous, the colours are pigmented and fun! id love to try out the blue or the purple one, but unfortunatly they are jsut a tadge pricey for me being a poor student! haha
    xx

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  36. Oh God I wish you researched into all the crap Doe Deere does before you did this. She's a terrible person.

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  37. Oh my god I'm in love with the packaging, I would buy this lipstick just for the packaging :) xx

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  38. Ooooh Gemster, that lippie fierce on you! Really suits you girl.

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  39. I've seen this on another blog, but I wasn't sure then. (The color was lime green.) But this looks fabulous on you.

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  40. I've not heard of this brand before but the packaging is gorgeous

    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.com/

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  41. I've never heard of that brand before, but it looks fantastic! Love it.




    http://savgrace.blogspot.com/

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  42. I have actually never heard of the brand before. I totally agree on what you said 'Glittery unicorns. Need I say more?' The packaging is really nice, very cute and girly! And the colour looks lovely on you!

    http://velvetblanc.blogspot.com/

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