hey everyone, I decided to start some reviews on companies that I have encountered and what I have experienced so far!
This first one is Lime Crime! http://www.limecrimemakeup.com/
Products I currently own: Lipsticks (Mint to Be, Countessa Fluorescent, Retrofuturist, Cosmopop, Glamour 101, Airborne Unicorn, D’Liliac, Great Pink Planet, Styletto, Coquette) Loose Eyeshadows (Nymph, Twilight, Cupcake Thief, Medusa, Diva, Mirror Mirror, Empress, Top Hattie, Shoe Addict)
As many have said, Lime Crime packaging is cute and adorable, starting from the box it comes shipped in to the products themselves, embellished in holographic unicorns and purple containers. The delivery is super quick and easy and they typically add fun stickers or colored photo look cards which is nice and helpful with their different promotions.
So how did I get started on this brand? I was just starting to get into makeup, and I remember having a great silver shadow, and I was looking to restock or find one more metallic. I came across this brand and immediately fell in love with mirror mirror. I then became adventurous enough to try the lipsticks and they soon became my favorite.
They have quickly ascended to the top of brands rather quickly, similar in level to Sugarpill in popularity. My review on the products I have- Lipsticks I love the lipsticks to death, they are unique and have great pigmentation. They are most definitely my favorite. The loose magic dusts: Some are really nice and hold well without primer *i never have to use primers for eyemakeup* others however require it and are hard to have adhere without it. This was annoying because I have never had this problem with eye makeup. Some are really lovely when applied wet *such as mirror mirror, top hattie, nymph* these shimmery ones also seemed to adhere well without primer. The less shimmery ones such as medusa, empress, twilight, do not adhere very well. I would recommend keeping that in mind when purchasing these.
They have an eyeshadow primer as well although I have not tried it, as I don’t normally use primers because I normally use shadows wet or do not need it. I have purchased a pretty nice primer from ELF for $1.00 so I have not found a need to buy a more expensive one in my opinion.
They have random giveaways and fun swatches community on the Facebook! They also have nice discounts for random things like Facebook likes or holidays so I definitely recommend buying during that time. They now have lipstick trios, with slightly discounted prices, which have nice colors that fit the desired theme.
They have more recently came up with Carousel Lip Gloss, Nail Polish, Pressed eyeshadow palettes, Eyeliners and soon to come “Face” products which I am assuming will consist of blushes in unconventional shades. I’m not sure how I feel about all these… I haven’t purchased any of them, they are all super expensive and don’t seem to bring a whole lot to the table. The glosses looked like they have nice colors and good pigmentation, but were too pricey for my tastes…. at $17.00 a pop, it was just not worth it to me, as glosses seem to be the first to get used up…I was eyeing up the reds though Onward to the two pressed eyeshadow palettes, China Doll & D’Antionette. China Doll consists of bright colors while D’Antionette is more subdued subtle pastels, perfect for springtime. They look nice and the colors all seem to coordinate well at least from the reviews and looks others like Jangsara and Rose Shock have done, but again, they are $34.00 each…although the reviews seem really positive. Perhaps when I get a nice job after college :p Onward to my impression of the new liners and nail polish. There is currently a preview of the nail polish, and to be honest, it looks rather small and the packaging looks super cute, but I don’t think they will be anything super amazing and I have this feeling they will be kinda expensive. I guess the best thing about nail polishes though is that they last a very long time, although from sneak peaks on tumblr, they appear to be all pastels/highlighter shades with no sparkles and all the same type of finish which seems disappointing as nail polish has really become innovative, with different finishes *matte is really in now* and there is even magnetic nail polish! They had a lot of possibilities here, especially since they try to take pride in making different products than the average person and it doesn’t seem that interesting which is kinda sad :c. Now lastly, the liners. These have a variety of shades, from black to white, orange to blue, they seem rather bright, but they are all the same finish, again, no sparkles or metallics :< The packages look nice and the containers look cute, I feel like these should have been mascaras, they would have been epic especially with the colors. They have a brush applicator, and I have a hard time with those, and these are $14.00 so kinda pricey.
Overall, I think they should do some mascaras, and make some more lipsticks, as I think they are their strong point and they will be the main thing I will purchase from them. Sometimes, spreading yourself too thin and doing too many different types of things can hurt a company, so I hope this doesn’t happen to them. I would highly recommend the lipsticks, and the shimmery/metallic shadows. And of course wait for sales!
Hope this was helpful, this is my honest review and opinion!