The Velvetine Lipsticks [Lipglosses? Lipstains? Whatever the heck they are..] seem to be worse than any of the other LC products. Or, at least, have the worst photoshop/photography job. Red Velvet has a bright red ring around the lips and looks like it’s been darkened or shot with a light that was further away. As well, it seems to seep into the cracks of the lips. Maybe I’m just picky, but the middle of her front and bottom lips look shriveled up. Suedeberry is bright and clearly had a direct flash or light source. Both seem to have a bright purple line around them too. I know companies photoshop and what not, but the amount of just…varying quality really makes me question whether or not the product is actually good.
The image for Red Velvet looks like the product was either applied outside of the natural lip line which is odd. Stains tend to be drier products overall, but Suedeberry looks like it also bleed a bit in the photograph. Now that the ingridients are listed I also was concerned that the products second ingredient is dimethicone which is known to cause acne or other skin breakouts. Overall, while the colors are pretty, I think those are products I’d pass on regardless of whether Lime Crime made them or not.
Someone over at the Examiner page requested and got a quote for the mirrors LC will shortly be selling for $29.99. I realise as a business owner you must allow for a mark up but this is ridiculous. I just know they’ll be as good a quality as the ones you get in little girl’s princess sets. If it were my business, I’d sell them at $5-$8 MAX, to allow for the extra delivery/admin/min buy costs. I’d still make a profit but I wouldn’t be robbing my customers blind.
The ‘Velvetines’ look like the same kind of product as NYX Matte Lip Creams: http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/p-17-soft-matte-lip-cream.aspx
Sleek sells matte lip glosses and I’m sure just about any drugstore brand has a similar lip stain if you’re looking for alternatives. Also, their website is crashing a ton anyway so you’re best bet to get something ordered today and have it shipped soon is probably another website.
Thanks! I’ll be checking out Coastal Scents next for more glitter dupes and adding them to the Black Friday sale list.
Samples of glitter are available for .95 cents USD; please note that some of the Conseravtorie colors are discontinued and are only available in limited supply.
LC Aquarius = Conservatorie Blue Glitter
LC Aries = Conservatorie Fanta Orange Glitter
LC Cancer = Conservatorie Sultan Blue Glitter
LC Capricorn = Conservatorie Grass Green Glitter
LC Gemini = Conservatorie Snow Glitter
LC Leo = Conservatorie Sandy Gold Glitter
LC Libra = Conservatorie Iris Glitter
LC Ophiucus = Conservatorie Silver Rainbow Glitter
LC Pisces = Conservatorie Golden Blue Glitter
LC Scorpio = Conservatorie Black Sparks Glitter
LC Taurus = Conservatorie Moss Glitter
LC Virgo = Conservatorie Snow Ball Glitter
Lime Crime is selling these for $12.99 USD a piece (or $129.99 USD for the entire set) when samples for every single Conservatorie color comes to $12.35 USD total or a discount of approximately 90%.
Thanks, I think it’s a lot easier for people to navigate overall and is cuter!
Thanks, this made my night!