REVIEWS | Lime Crime Velvetines Cashmere

Lime Crime's latest batch of Velvetines has sparked quite a bit of interest in the blogging world following on from the launch. The e...

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Lime Crime's latest batch of Velvetines has sparked quite a bit of interest in the blogging world following on from the launch. The entire Velvetines range, from its beginnings with Red Velvet to the slightly more recent Clueless Witch Collections have all sold like hotcakes and I have to say I really do get it.

It seems to me that Liquid Lipsticks are fast becoming the new Matte Lipsticks. They're highly pigmented, incredibly long lasting and you don't find yourself wondering throughout the day where your lipstick has wandered off to. It stays put, right on the lips, just where it should be. Which reminds me, does anybody else find lipstick often makes its merry way to your chin whilst eating? No? Just me then...

Anyway, I first picked up Red Velvet back in the Summer of 2013 (reviewed HERE) which I absolutely loved and as a result nabbed myself the Clueless Witch Collections at IMATS last year. It's been pleasing to see how they have expanded the range, as I remember there were only two colour options to begin with.

And then Lime Crime posted up a picture of their new shade on Instagram. Enter, Cashmere:

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Lime Crime themselves labelled this as a 'Greige', a kind of cross between Grey and Beige. The word itself has this strange mix of sounding both intelligent, suave and sophisticated, but on the other hand we're talking Grey and Beige - two of the most uninspiring colours known to man. Could two wrongs really make a right?

After swatching, I began to question whether or not this even was a Greige. It kind of looks like a Mauve-y Nude-like colour to me, then I began to question whether or not I understood this fancy new word and eventually decided that I did understand it but that 'Cashmere' certainly wasn't it.

When I first applied Cashmere I was in a quite dimly-lit room, sadly there was no comical 'missing of the lips' moment, however immediately after application I looked at the mirror in this dimly-lit room and wondered whether I'd actually bought a Lip Dissolver instead of a lipstick - they'd completley disappeared! My first thought was 'Fuck Me, not another Gosh Darling situation?'

But seeing as I'm such a nice, patient woman I gave them the benefit of the doubt and tried again the next morning in better light. Turns out I was right to give it another shot as the colour was actually visible, and so were my lips!

In this set of photos I'm using MAC's NC40 as the foundation, and in my opinion 'Cashmere' will certainly suit anyone between NC37 and NC40 quite nicely indeed.

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Is there a dupe for Lime Crime's Cashmere?

At first I thought this colour was so 'run of the mill' that it was definitely dupable, surely someone somewhere has a similar colour to this? I was certain that MUA would have a dupe, given that they have dupes for Red Velvet, Pink Velvet and Suedeberry in Funk, Criminal and Atomic.

So I dug out my MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquers and pulled out Tranquility.

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Tranquility was the closest I could find, it's a cool toned nude that just lacks that little bit of Mauveyness (See, I can invent new words too!). I did try to take a swatch but the winter sun keeps going home early, really can't wait 'til he stays out a bit later in the Spring and Summer!

I've made it my personal mission to find a dupe for Cashmere now, and had a little wander around Boots today hunting one out - there must be one! I saw Sleek's Matte Me's Lip Cream in Birthday Suit (a great name for a nude if there ever was one) which looked like it could be the one but I noticed it has just a little streak of pink running through it. No good!

Dupe hunting aside, I'll stick by my previous Velvetines Review in terms of the formula, it's still fantastic and not losing any of its quality at all. As far as the colour is concerned, the jury's still out for me, sat in a hotel room debating the pros and cons whilst scoffing down room service. I'm not sure if I've been prejudiced by the 'Greige' thing or whether the colour is genuinely dull.

In answer to my earlier question, can two wrongs make a right? In Liquid Lipstick terms, let me get back to you on that one.

Lima

xo

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34 comments

  1. This shade is so gorgeous and seems really unique! It really suits you :)

    Style Sunrise ☀

    :)
    x

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    1. Thanks, Karen! It does seem unique upon swatch, however on the lips, I'm not so sure.

      xo

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  2. Totally loving the style that you'e so unique & I'm new follower :)

    Kisses from Viva la vida blog,

    www.blogvivalavida.com

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    1. Thank you, Katja! Much appreciated! :) xo

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  3. Oow, very pretty shade. It really suits you. I've got a couple of Lime Crime lipsticks and although I've tried the red velvet before I'm yet to purchase one of their liquid lipsticks.

    I'm certainly a lover of the beige liquid lip shades at the minute though. I really like Sleek and Sephora's but you're right, I think I'm yet to see another shade quite like this Lime Crime one, so it certainly looks like a tempting purchase. :)

    Samio x
    www.samio.co.uk

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    1. Thanks, Samio :)

      Their lipsticks are ace, aren't they? Some are matte, others seem a little glossy. Their liquid lipsticks are fantastic however difficult to get hold of now as the UK stockists no longer stock them. They can be purchased from the Lime Crime website but they sell out like hot cakes. There's also MUA's Velvet Lip Lacquers which you can purchase from Superdrug.

      xo

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  4. Hi Lima! You look amazing! I have one of these but haven't tried it yet-I must dig it out!

    Stacey | Expat Make-Up Addict

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    1. Hi Stacey! Thank you! Give it a whirl, would love to see how it would look on you. xo

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  5. your blog header is so lovely btw! great review xx

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  6. Wow, you look sooo awesome!!! The matte finish is soo great!
    Is my fave right now! Love you blog, honey!

    xoxo Colli // tobeyoutiful

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    1. Matte lipsticks are my weakness, like cats, haha! Thank you dear.

      xo

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  7. I don't know where I've been because I did not hear about this lipstick. I adore the shade and it looks phenomenal on you! Ill have to go and give it a try.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  8. The shade is gorgeous, and it looks gorgeous on you. The finish is lovely as well. xx

    Yaya ♥ My Dreamality

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  9. Good thing you gave Cashmere another go, the shade really suits you!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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  10. I have always wanted to try Lime Crime, but have never been able to find it! This shade looks absolutely gorgeous on you!

    Becky, xx // http://undertheseabeauty.blogspot.ca/

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  11. Wow this shade looks amazing on you x love your make up look!

    Jana
    Life of Jana

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  12. Such a stunning shade! I totally love your blog and I'm following you on Bloglovin right now!

    Kelly | www.Elegantic.nl ♥

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  13. That shade is really gorgeous, a very wearable nude and it suits you very well. I've never tried anything from Lime Crime but reading this post, I am looking forward to get my hands on a couple to try.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  14. This colour is SO pretty, love it! Looks amazing on you.

    TINYTWISST.COM

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  15. really pretty color, I wish there was an exact dupe since I don't really like Lime Crime and won't buy from them -.- I own Tranquility and it's gorgeous, but looks a bit different than this :)

    i followed you on bloglovin, you're gorgeous!

    love, Stella, http://frozen-mammoth.blogspot.com

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  16. That looks bloody amazing on you! I'm really into weird neutral lippies at the moment and have a few coming from Makeup Rev, but I want even weirder colours than they're selling. I've decided this year is the year I really give no fucks and bring on maximum weirdness. xx

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    1. Hey Leah!

      Snap! I adore strange looking nudes. I sold most of my normal nudes ages ago so I definitely have the space for the new kind of nudes. Bloody hell yes to that girl! Maximum weirdness is good in my book! You need to get DGAF by Melt Cosmetics (if you haven't got it already), the name sums up our attititude, braap!

      xo

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  17. Oh P.S. Check out Coloured Raine, they do some awesome shades. https://www.colouredraine.com/ xx

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    1. OH MY GAWWWWWWD. Thank you so much for the link m'dear! I WANT THEM ALL! xo

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  18. It looks so beautiful on so many people! I need this xx

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  19. I actually like the shade. It's a little different but I'd mix it with another colour. But still nice!
    I love the MUA ones. I have tranquility as well and literally wear that everyday!
    hareem x

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  20. What a lovely shade! Kind of naude but mauve but slightly grey yet doesn't wash you out at all! xx

    Magpie Jasmine

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  21. Cashmere looks lovely on you! I picked up the MUA one a couple months ago and it really does not look great on me! I love how Cashmere looks on you, a purchase may be in order!!! xxx

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  22. Normally I steer clear of nudes but you've convinced me to give this a go, you fabulous thing, you!

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  23. This is so 90's I love it! Love the nude (isn) lip with the flawless skin. You look gorgeous. I think I'm definitely going to be getting on board with this trend!

    Katie <3

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  24. I love the shade and it looks really great on you! Great post!
    xoxo
    Camden post tenancy cleaners

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  25. I have been eyeing up this shade for ages, it looks gorgeous on you x

    pintsizedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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