Last week, I finally managed to get my hands on Lime Crime’s Velvetine in the shade ‘Wicked‘ and I only regret not picking it up sooner. It looks a lot lighter in the photo but this shade is actually a very dark red and can be intensified by adding more layers on.
The staying power is very impressive, lasting up to 4 hours without reapplying. Although it fades really slowly, it does fade patchy but it really isn’t too bad and seems hard to avoid with a lot of darker lip colours. It’s also not the best if you have dry lips or dry patches so if possible, exfoliate or prep your lips beforehand. It is insanely pigmented – a little goes a looong way. It photographs beautifully so if you’re looking for a red for a special event, I’d definitely recommend this. It dries completely matte around a minute after applying and does not transfer whatsoever!
When it comes to removal, I actually thought it would take a lot of effort but I used a makeup wipe to remove it and after a few good swipes it came off! If you couldn’t tell already I’m completely in love.