Limecrime v Jeffree Star

Another FaceLip-off:
Lime Crime Velvetines -v- Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks

OK … so waaaaay back in September last year, I did a FaceLip-off between Lime Crime Velvetines and the OCC Lip Tars.  You can read about it here. In that particular Clash of the Titans, the Lime Crime Velvetine emerged as the firm favourite.

So here I am, ten months later, pitting my old favourite Lime Crime Red Velvet Velvetine against a heavyweight newcomer; Jeffree Star’s Velour Liquid Lipstick in Redrum.

LimeCrime v Jeffree Star

Velvetine Redrum
On the left – a (slightly filtered!) version of Mumpty wearing Lime Crime Velvetine in Red Velvet and on the right; a duck-faced version of Mumpty wearing Jeffree Star’s Velour Liquid Lipstick in Redrum.

So what did I think? 
Well for those of you who are impatient and can’t be bothered reading my review, I’ll let you off the hook now by saying that the Velvetine has been knocked out cold by Jeffree’s Velour Liquid Lipstick.  (Are you loving the boxing references as much as I am? I know – I’m just cool that way!)

RedRum logo
The liquid lipstick in question: Redrum

The reasons for the Velvetine’s fall from grace?
(Or should I just say, why Jeffree scored the title?)
 Jeffree’s version is a brighter, more vibrant, truer red.  Having said that, the Red Velvet is gorgeous too; I just found the new formula slightly darker than the original and I liked the original more.
The formula is easier to use.  It has a veerrrrry slightly waxy feel to it and the applicator is just that little bit better. It delivers more product and is just a wee bit easier to fix any little mistakes you may have made before it dries – and with a colour as bright as this one, you need a bit of wiggle room!
It’s not as drying as the Velvetine. It doesn’t leave your lips parched to all hell after five minutes and the formula doesn’t “ball” like the Velvetine can sometimes do.
You can moisten and smoosh your lips (technical makeup term) a little bit and it will redistribute the colour if it’s moved a bit after eating (which it doesn’t very much at all.)
IT.BLOODY.WELL.STAYS.ON – like, seriously!  You ‘aint getting that baby off without some effort! Meaning, that Mumpty’s Red Lipstick Survival Kit may not be necessary with this one.

I guess it also doesn’t hurt that it’s 100% cruelty free, vegan, paraben free and gluten free.

Swatchy, swatchy! Yes, I am aware I went a bit over the edges and my lips are a bit wonky – but I did it for you guys! 

So there you have it; as much as I have loved the Lime Crime Velvetine, I’ve simply had to slide it to the back of my makeup storage in favour of Jeffree’s offering.

Five heart rating?
Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Redrum ♥♥♥♥½ 
Lime Crime Velvetines in Red Velvet (revised score)  ♥♥♥½ 

My heart belongs to Jeffree …


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