Once I finally found Genie Cosmetics, a UK retailer of Lime Crime (most are in the US meaning huge shipping fees and possibly customs) I had to order, and out of the two colours Suedeberry and Red Velvet the latter was the one for me.
That was Monday night, and tonight it's here!
The packaging is as beautiful as I'd seen, especially the outer box which has instructions for perfect application and wear written on the inside.
The doe foot applicator doesn't pick up too much product which is great as, with the cost of the product and the fact that the formula is unforgiving in mistakes, you want as little on the applicator as possible.
I applied the stain on bare lips without a lip liner, as basically I was too excited to do any prep. So my review will be based on that.
Application is easy - the product is thin like water from the bottle and a little goes a long way; I didn't redip at all. It's easy enough to get the desired lip shape by using the built in applicator alone, but I think for a more precise shape which I usually prefer, using a lip pencil before hand would be good.
I have to admit I did find the formula slightly drying, especially on my lower lip, but again I expected this with a matte formula. This could probably be prevented by using a balm beforehand.
The colour is gorgeous, even though not really true of the shade in the swatch Lime Crime provide. It's a deep blue toned red which I really think would suit all skin tones.
Overall I probably would buy Red Velvet again, maybe even Suedeberry too as I think the value for money you get is great.
Have you tried the Velvetine liquid lipsticks yet?