I'm not going to lie to you, Marge, when I first saw these online, I might have gasped. Just a little bit.
Highly pigmented glosses.. with glitter.. in blue and purple and gold, and a red that looks like Dorothy's slippers? Yes. there may have been a sharp intake of breath..
I mean, look at the advertising pictures for these babies:
They really do look rather lush!
LimeCrime is known for their opaque, highly pigmented products in a rainbow of wild colours.. if you're hankering for spearmint coloured lipstick or glitter orange eyeshadow, they are your go-to brand. This is their first foray into glosses, so it's no wonder these were so highly anticipated..
The question is, does the actual product deliver on it's promises?
They are certainly high pigment and like all glosses they have a tendency to wander - so I'll be using a reverse-lipliner on these when I go out and about. I didn't use one for these swatches because I want you to be able to see the product as-is. You will see there is some slight feathering happening even after a couple of minutes of wear.
So - the colours!
Loop-De-Loop is a dark blue with blue and purple glitter in it. It's very dark on the lips, it would be suitable for goth/dark looks for sure. I have been contemplating using this with some light blue eyes for a dramatic "Snow Queen" look - I'll let you know how that goes!
With all of these, the gloss is very thick and you can clearly see the glitter in it. I haven't experimented with layering but I suspect the colours are so opaque these might not be the best for that.
I am really happy with these. They're going to be a heap of fun to wear and they're just perfect for the party season.
If you decide to try these yourselves, keep your lipliner handy, apply sparingly and build up colour, and get your gloss on!
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