This is one of those products that I searched for and searched for, and patiently waited for it to be restocked. Then one day, out of the blue, boom, there it was on the Cocktail Cosmetics website. I put that bad boy in my virtual basket quicker than you can say 'Lime Crime Velvetine, you're mine!'. Adding a couple of other products to my basket I hastily checked out before they sold out again. A few days later this little beauty was in my sticky paws waiting to be adorned.
Luckily for me I had a party to go to just two days after it joined my family of lip products, so, here's what I thought.
** left, me before heading out, right, me after about 5 hours of drinking cocktails **
Holy mother freakin' moley do I like this. Just to get some idea of the staying power of this, after the party we headed back to my friends house who's birthday celebration it was. We continued drinking and partying there. At about 1am I headed to bed (we were staying at their house) in somewhat of a state. I was far too drunk to even think about taking my makeup off, so I collapsed in a heap on the bed fully clothed (except for shoes and sunglasses which had lived on top of my head the whole night). At about 5am I stumbled out of bed to go to the bathroom, looked in the mirror only to see my lipstick was still impeccable!!! In fact, it wasn't super easy to remove, some of it clung on for dear life before I was happy to show my face in public!
The only re-applying I needed to do was along the line where my lips meet - for me, that always disappears quite quick, but this wasn't too bad, I just kept my eyes on it. I love the red velvety finish and how it didn't bleed outside of my lips, it didn't go patchy, but it stayed beautifully perfect even through to the next morning.
I have not one shred of regret in purchasing this, and I can't wait for an opportunity to wear it again! Just be sure to prep your lips first to make sure you'll have a perfect base for applying it. I used the Lush sugar scrub in Mint Julips first, and applied lip balm while I was doing the rest of my makeup until I came to the lips (which I saved until last). I lined my lips first using a Neve pastello lip liner in Crimson.
I picked up mine from Cocktail Cosmetics for £11.50 - and at last check (now), they're still in stock!
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Written by Georgina Kent