I wanted to try these for the longest time. First they were available in Ireland, then when I had made up my mind to get one, they were no longer available here. As far as I have been able to find out, there are no Irish stockists of these lipsticks or of Lime Crime in general, which is such a pity because I know a lot of people don't like to buy cosmetics online until they have tried them out in person.
I knew I wanted to try out one of the shades and I was torn between these three. Then back in December I saw on the Lime Crime website that they were doing a trio set called Creme Burlesque with these three shades in it for only $37.99 plus $10.95 for international shipping. I couldn't resist considering the set just happened to have the three shades I wanted to try. So for the three lipsticks plus shipping I paid about €35, which was such a bargain considering they are $15.99 each.
Now let's get down to it, the actual lipsticks themselves come in the most pretty packaging I've ever seen. Bright purple with a holographic unicorn, you definitely won't lose these in your make up bag. I have to say, I was totally taken in by the packaging, Lime Crime seems to be a company as concerned with what's inside the packaging as the packaging itself. I'm not usually one to go for flashy packaging but you have to admit these lipstick casings are pretty amazing, it really brings out the little girl in me. What I really like is the element of fun that this brand brings to the cosmetics industry and the selection of shades of lipstick really emphasises that fun factor.
The lipsticks themselves are incredibly pigmented and long lasting. They have a smooth, creamy texture and are very comfortable to wear. The only negative thing I can say about them is that the do stain the lips but I don't personally have a problem with that.
As you can see from the base of the tubes above, they are also vegan and do not test on animals which is another reason I am happy to support this company.
What do you think? Would you like to try out this fun-loving brand or is it too much colour for you?