If you're following me on Twitter you'll know I have eagerly been awaiting the arrival of my latest beauty buy - the Lime Crime 2 Moods Velvetine duo. The duo is a combination of two gorgeous colours, a pretty pink, and a sultry dark purple, perfectly suited to me and my best friend.
As always, it arrives in a plain white box stuffed with pink tissue paper, which can be unfolded and re-folded inside out to reveal the gorgeous box design. I'll definitely be keeping it to store my ever-growing Lime Crime collection in.
For the Velvetines themselves, naturally Marshmallow is the colour I'll be keeping. Having described myself as a 'pink pony princess', it's pretty much my dream colour. Raven however belongs to Miya, my 'dark souled sass queen' of a bezzie.
We've even changed our Facebook messenger nicknames to Marshmallow and Raven #FriendshipGoals
So as you can imagine, there were several texts of YAAAAAAASSSS between us when I let her know they had arrived, after only 8 days of them being ordered. Considering they came from the US, that's pretty awesome in itself.
These swatches lasted at least 14 hours on my arm, even whilst I was asleep, which shows the amazing staying power all Lime Crime Velvetines have. As usual, they both have the gorgeous vanilla scent which is a trademark of Lime Crime products and on lips they have the same amazing, velvety texture.
After swatching Marshmallow, I felt a weird kind of déjà vu, like I had already seen the colour before. I reached for Cupid to swatch next to it, before I remembered I had left my makeup bag in the boot of my dad's car (tragic.)
When glancing around my bedroom for another colour I could compare it to, my eyes landed on my Lime Crime Unicorn lipsticks. I suddenly realised where I had seen the colour before - it was almost identical to Eraser. I have swatched them both below to show what I mean.
Eraser has a little bit of gloss to it and smudges, whereas Marshmallow is totally matte and totally smudge-proof. Eraser is slightly more salmon pink in colour, however my camera isn't good enough to pick up this slight change.
When Miya came round to collect Raven, she also swatched both colours so we could compare them on a more olive skintone (she's half Vietnamese) compared to my very pale one, however once again my camera doesn't pick up colour very well, so her skin looks a little paler in the photo than in person!
As you can see, the colour pigmentation is so amazing that the colours are still almost exactly the same no matter what skin tone you have.
And as a very special treat, have a lip swatch of Marshmallow. I never put photos of myself on here, but I thought a lip swatch was necessary to show what a gorgeous, nude pink it is. I've used Essence lipliner in Wish Me A Rose underneath. I've also included Miya's lip swatch of Raven.
(Ignore how badly I've edited out the background!)
Will you be purchasing any time soon?