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Review: Lime Crime Opaque Lipstick in Coquette

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This week I was planning on reviewing another Peach & Lily product, but I’m going to push that back a week just so I totally get the feel of the product (it’s a toner!). So instead you get a lipstick review. Can you believe I’ve never tried anything Lime Crime until now?

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My darling blogpal Minsooky has reviewed some Lime Crime products and, well, I was convinced to try out some of their lipstick for myself. Lime Crime is known for having some outrageous neon and uncommon shades, but are also popular for their nude lipsticks, which are constantly sold out. I ended up purchasing mine on eBay, and chose Coquette, a pale, peachy-nude–their lightest color available.

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Yes, it’s a lipstick.

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How can you not like unicorns? Especially sparkly ones? If you don’t like sparkly unicorns you can kindly exit my blog and go do something dark and depressing. I won’t be offended.

The facts:

Vegan
Cruelty-free

From Lime Crime:

Bold. Opaque. Recklessly loaded with pigment. For lips that speak louder than words.

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Ingredients:

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Diisostearyl Malate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Castor Isostearate Succinate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Ozokerite, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polyethylene, Microcrystalline Wax, Phenoxyethanol, Vanillin, Capryl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Vegetable Oil, BHT. [+/-] Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (CI19140), Red #7 Lake (CI45410, CI15850), D&C Red #6 (CI15850), Blue #1 Lake (CI42090), Yellow #6 Lake (CI15985).

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Not a unicorn, but sparkly nonetheless.

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USA. USA. USA. USA.

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As you can see, this is kind of orange-looking as a swatch. I was pretty surprised, but thought maybe it would look a bit different on my lips. And with different lighting. Lipstick can be so damn temperamental.

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No flash.

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Flash.

It definitely looks a LOT better on my lips, and shies away from that dark orange it gave my hand. Thank God. It looks good in both ambient and strobe lighting, but I prefer ambient, as always. It’s still a LITTLE darker than what I was hoping for, but it’s one of the best nudes I’ve found for myself. Really, to get the perfect nude, I just dab a bit of foundation on my lips and top with a clear balm or gloss… but that’s so complex. It can’t be so hard to make a super light nude lipstick, can it? Come on.

Anyway, the formula for this lipstick is super creamy, and it easily glides on. It feels very moisturizing as well, which is good for forever-dry lippers like me. This lipstick is pretty opaque, and even though it’s not drying, I would recommend exfoliating your lips before application–it’ll show dry, flaky patches.

It lasts a decent amount of time, providing you aren’t shoving things in your mouth. I can’t really give you an estimate because I drink water like every two minutes, but I tried to be gentle, I did, and it stayed put! But then I scarfed down a Caesar salad and it went away. So… be sensible. As far as I know, it’s long-lasting.

Pros: Smooth application, creamy, opaque coverage, relatively long-lasting.
Cons: Not as light as I expected. It looks a LOT lighter on the website, right? A bit on the expensive side, but you’re looking at someone who likes to be thrifty with drugstore makeup. Sup, Maybelline.

Final Verdict: In my opinion, it’s not the exact nude shade for me, but I still like it enough that I plan on wearing it a bunch, and I’m definitely going to check out other Lime Crime lipsticks (you know, when I somehow acquire money). Still looking for your perfect nude? Check out Coquette (or its slightly pinker sister Babette) at Lime Crime for $18 USD.

4 Comments

  1. It looks pretty good, but I think the shade is too dark for even Xenia herself to wear as a nude! I’m not so sure about the glossy-ish formula either. Have you seen the new colors she’s introducing inspired by Clueless? I want the new black velvet she’s putting out =)

    • Right? It looks way lighter on the website–both the swatch and the product. And yes… they look great, but those colors are too dark for me to pull off. I’d like to try them, but for $18 I want to make sure it’s something I’ll use regularly.

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