So, how do they wear?
My swatches. This was 2 coats.
Online promo swatch.
As you can see, my lips looks nothing like the online color even after 2 coats. Even after several coats I can't see this lipstick turning out as dark as the promo swatch....maybe a bit of photoshopping went on?
This is after 6 hours, breakfast and lunch. The tackiness turns into little dried 'balls' of lipstick after eating. (Love my super technical way of explaining things?!) It is necessary to wipe down your mouth to get them off. So after all this wiping and eating I was surprised to look in the mirror and see I was still wearing color on my lips, even if it didn't look perfect.
Stop looking at that errant eyebrow hair on my lip and thinking it's a moustache.
Application is a little more tricky with Suedeberry. The first coat is always patchy and streaky, so I wait till that is dried and apply a second coat. A third coat is also needed to be free of streaks completely. As a result of so many coats, my lips feel very tacky and dry.
This is after 2.5 hrs and a Subway lunch. Wear is not as long as Red Velvet, but I do attribute this to the patchy formula.
Would I re-buy? I do have to think hard but probably not. The concept is great and the colors are very nice. But the texture and feel of them on my lips is too unusual for me to handle for very long. As I said, it feels like hours old lipgloss gone tacky and 'ball-y' and makes me feel a little conspicious thinking I have food on my mouth. It is nice to scrub it off completely and put on vaseline!
I did read that there are new colors in Lime Crime's pipeline so it will be interesting to see what they look like.
Anyone else have any thoughts on the Velvetines?