Lime Crime Red Velvet- Review, Swatches + FOTD

28 August 2014

This was my first velvetine. It started a never ending obsession! So how did it fall behind Pink Velvet & Seudeberry? Don't ask me ! I have no blimmin idea. All I know is, I don't want it to feel any lesser, specially when sister "Eutopia" is landing in NZ next week.

Red Velvet & MAC Ruby Woo are my go to reds like Pink Velvet & MAC All Fired up (coming soon on the blog) are my go to pinks. Forever a fan of brights n bolds!! I'm so damn lucky to be able to switch between Red, Pink & Coral (MAC 'Lady Danger' I'm looking at you) with ease. Thank you skin Gods for medium skin tone. So hard to pick a favorite! 

I have Red Velvet in the original packaging as mine's old. Lime Crime updated the packaging when they released Pink Velvet late 2013.  

As I've written in detail about the Velvetines formula in the posts about Pink Velvet & Seudeberry ,I won't cry over small stuff in this review.

Lime Crime Velvetines are a range of liquid lipsticks that are super long wearing with matte finish (Read super matte!). Red Velvet is described on Lime Crime website as "The perfect matte red! Rich & velvety, like petals of a rose". I couldn't agree more!

Colour: Deep red, more of a true red, universally flattering. Like MAC Ruby Woo, this suits one & all. It's super bright and livens up the face. 

Freshly applied!

Almost dried after 30 seconds!

Finish: Velvet matte finish. Red Velvet is rich & glossy when applied, after 30 seconds dries to smudge proof & stubborn deep red. Velvetines can be drying on some. I have dry lips, so I always use my MAC Prep+Prime before I apply any lipstick!

Imperfection is beautiful

Texture: Feels light on lips. It's liquidy but easy to play with. Sit straight, take a deep breath & apply with patience. Its not a ' I'm getting late, I'll slap on a lippy on the go... or in the car!' Big No! Coz if you go wrong & this bugger dries up, you're in for a treat! 

Packaging: Lime Crime has changed the packaging. It's still the same beautiful frosted glass tube,with just a different rosy cap & box. Doesn't bother me at all & I can't decide which one I prefer more. Maybe I don't care you know, as long as the product wears well. However, the difference in applicator sponge is pretty noticeable in old & new packaging. Have a peek! Me feels the new one is easier to manuovre and gets that pout right!

Red Velvet (Left) & Pink Velvet right). Notice the packaging difference!

Red Velvet (left), Pink Velvet (right). The new wand is short n fat!

-True deep cool toned red 
- Universally flattering shade. FYI I have NC 30-35 warm Indian complexion.  
-Super long wearing
-Velvety matte finish can be a touch drying/flaky on lips, if not prepped beforehand. Scrub, lip balm, lip liner!
-Beautiful tube, travel-friendly, conversation starter 
-Addictive- Lime Crime Velvetines are like iPhones of makeup world! You just have to buy one whenever a new one launches!

Verdict: Buy! Buy! Buy. If you fancy a classic sultry red, can't go wrong with this!

Buy it from:  $30 NZD; is the best option in NZ! For international customers also ships worldwide.


Photo courtesy:

Pre-order from and you get free shipping too (That is an insane deal!). But you have to be super quick. No free-shipping jazz after the stock arrives which is like 2 days from now. Clock's ticking! Goooo.........

 Makeup Of The Day details:

Benefit Porefessional Primer
Bobbi Brown Peach Corrector
Estée Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator (Sample size)
Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation in shade "Tawny" (Sample size in pic) 
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural in "Medium Plus"
NARS Bluch in "O*gasm"
TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter

NYX HD Eyeshadow Base
MAC Eye pencil in 'Smolder'
Lakme Eyeconic Eyeliner
Collections Glam Crystals Dazzling Gel Liner in '03 Funk'
L'oreal Volume Millions Mascara
Shu Umera Eye Curler
Elf eyebrow 
MAC Ricepaper Eyeshadow
MAC Espresso Eyeshadow
MUA Undressed Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Prep+Prime
Faces Lip pencil in 'True Red'
Lime Crime Velvetine in 'Red Velvet'

So are you a Lime Crime unicorn yet? Ok.. forget about makeup! who else is a fan of Red Velvet cake? I can never have enough of it...

NisH xo

Keen on some more Lime Crime? Here's more Velvetine goodness!
Pink Velvet Review
Seudeberry Review
Utopia Review (Yeaahh!!)


  1. this is such a hot red :)

    1. It sure is babe! And its universally flattering so I'm sure you'll rock it too :) btw lovely blog you have there. I just started following you! mwwah

  2. woooow..that is a stunning red..loved the finish :D

    1. True! Its my absolute fav too Purva! Whats your fav red lippy? btw lovely blog..! So clean and defined. Just started following you hun... Thanks for dropping by xo

  3. I looooooooooooooove this. You are gorgeoussssssssssssssss

    1. Thank you girl !and you are an inspiration! I love your writing. So good! Keep it up :)

  4. Firstly i am totally in love with your hair <3
    pigmentation is super awesome and ur swatches instantly sold it :)

    1. Thank you Megha! Glad you like it... Its such a gorgeous deep red! and you don't want those hair in real life. They are a mess..hahah! Thanks for dropping by hun. I love your blog. Following you on Bloglovin hun xo

  5. such a beautiful shade!!!!! and your lips are oh-so-sexy! :P

    1. Thank you Shifa! Red lippy makes lips sexy..hehe! Thanks for dropping by hun. Following you on G+ :)


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