Thursday, 24 December 2015

Lime crime perlees lipstick review and swatches

   Hey you lot. Sorry for not posting much lately; I've been distracted by another lip art challenge over on Instagram (@poutnshout if you're curious). But I thought I'd drop in today because there's a new kid on the block in lipstick land, and you NEED to hear about it because it's amazing.

Lime crime perlees- asphalt 
It's the new Perlees by Lime Crime. First off, just LOOK at how beautiful the packaging is. It makes a nice change from the cute-but-childish packaging of the unicorn lipsticks, and is actually one of the prettiest cases I own. I mean LOOK at it. Damn.

So anyway, the concept behind these lipsticks is a 'matte pearl' finish, which sounds pretty unique if a bit confusing. There are some really beautiful shades in the lineup, and I found myself torn between 'Penny', a vibrant copper, and 'Asphalt'. After much umming and ahhing, I went with the latter.

Lime crime perlees- asphalt 
Asphalt is described as a grey with brown tones, which is gorgeously unique. I'm all about them funky shades. That said, the brown tones don't really come through much on me, unless I apply it with a lighter hand. Not complaining though, because I adore the shade all the same.

Now, I was kinda expecting a sheer, dragging application with this, because the bullet looked quite stiff and waxy and the whole 'matte pearl' description just didn't sound too buttery. Nope. I was so wrong.  It glided on easily and wasn't patchy or sheer in the least, and it felt incredibly lightweight once on and not drying at all. I was so pleasantly surprised.

I also found it quite long lasting for a traditional bullet formula, and the fade wasn't gross. And I didn't experience any bleeding. Hmm. I'm gonna wear it a lot more and report back if I find something negative about it, but so far, I'm all praise.