l-r: Lime Crime Airborne Unicorn, Australis Limited Edition 1, Maybelline ColorSensational Juicy Bubblegum
Stain that Airborne Unicorn leaves once taken off
Firstly, the colourful and novel packaging appeals to the little girl within, with the plastic pinkish-purple bullet and sparkly, holographic unicorn silhouette. The tube is a little thicker and rounder than other lipsticks, but feels well made and good quality, not flimsy and cheap, despite the fanciful exterior.
Airborne Unicorn is described as an opaque medium violet. The colour is a little out there, not exactly something I'd wear to work, but nevertheless, it's a fun and bold shade. I imagine wearing this to a party or a girls' night out, though you may need to make a bit more effort to coordinate the shade with the rest of your makeup and outfit. Taken off, it leaves a flattering pinkish berry stain, which is brightening and natural.
I'm impressed by the texture of these lipsticks. They are creamy and very pigmented, without being slippery and hard to work with. I can wear the colour straight from the tube and it applies smoothly and doesn't sink into fine lines. I don't find them drying, contrary to reviews I've read, but rather adequately moisturising and comfortable on the lips. If my lip product collection wasn't already out of control, I'd be interested in more Lime Crime lipsticks for the slightly crazy shades that speak to any lipstick addict.