Monday, December 17, 2012

Rare Creature

Last week, I came home to a small package in the mail that instantly brightened up my day. Inside was a Lime Crime lipstick in Airborne Unicorn: the prize from a giveaway by Kat of Kitsch Snitch, one of my favourite Australian beauty blogs. It's the first giveaway that I've won since I started blogging (and the first anything I've won in years), so it was all very exciting and unexpected.







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.

39 comments:

  1. Yay! I'm glad you like it! xx

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  2. this is really pretty :) i love the unique colours that limecrime come up with!

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  3. I love the color! What a pretty lilac! x

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  4. I love this shade and I'm seriously in love with the packaging. xx

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  5. congrats on the win ;) hehe the colour is hot!

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  6. Oh wow it's so bright! :O It looks very nice and opaque and the packaging is so cute!

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  7. Oh my goodness! I've been seeing so many ladies winning blog giveaways! Maybe I should try entering some of these things! It's such a fantastic bright fun shade! I'm glad to hear you like the formula, I ordered coquette I can't wait for it to arrive! ^^

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  8. NEED! :P
    Congrats on winning, I had my eye on that ;) haha! Looks great on you too!
    xx

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  9. That colour is so unique, congrats on winning it! I'm in love with the packaging as well, Lime Crime stuff is so pretty!

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  10. Ooh it's so beautiful, & I love the wearable pink stain that it leaves! Congrats on winning your first giveaway, I've only won a couple but I never thought I would ever win any! x

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  11. The packaging is darling ^^
    And the colour is a bit surprising - not something I would pick for myself, but it's quite a cute purple! And I really like the stain it leaves behind - very pretty and natural~

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  12. Oh my gosh the color looks absolutely stunning!
    I've heard so much about Doe Deere (lime crime's owner) and some of her less favorable business practices.. I really don't know about buying from her.
    But thanks for the review nonetheless! It's definitely a tempting lippie :D x

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  13. I think this would clash awfully but with my skin tone but it's such an exciting colour!
    x

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  14. Congratulations on winning the giveaway! Although I wouldn't be able to wear this shade I really like the colour. :) x

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  15. Love the bold colour choice! The lipstick formula sounds lovely :)

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  16. love that lipstick color
    :)
    LVE the cookies
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  17. Gorgeous colour - I'm in love with the packaging! I'd be pretty intrigued to try out a shade like this, would be perfect for a girl's night out :)

    Sarah @ sarahlouxo.com

    xx

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  18. I'd love to see you review more colorful and 'out there' products like this, if anyone can rock it it's you, girl! Awesome review as always xx

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  19. Wow this one is bold! I wouldn't expect it to look as nice as it does to be honest so I was pleasantly surprised. I've been dying to try some Lime Crime products but I can't justify spending $35 + shipping on a 5 colour palette... I just can't T.T

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  20. What a fun color! I love the tube, so whimsical! :)

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  21. The colour looks great on you!
    Sxx

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  22. I looooove Lime Crime packaging! who can resist silver unicorn??
    I have heard a lot of people loving the quality of Lime Crime make up, not only the lipsticks but also eye shadows, and blushes too.. this one is not really my cup of tea, but when the stain looks wearable and nice!

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  23. Wow that is one bright and attention-grabbing color! It looks fantastic on you! :-)

    ~ Yun

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  24. I love the packaging and the shade is really pretty too!! Thanks for sharing =)

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  25. I love it! Even the stain it leaves looks great

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  26. Congratulations on your first win! YAY!! It's such a unique and fun lipstick color!

    Kate from Clear the Way

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  27. Nice colors ! Greetings from Poland. :)

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  28. Yay to giveaway prizes. The color is pretty. I like its creamy texture too.

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  29. The packaging is so cute!!! It reminds me of a toy lipstick that my dad got me when I was little. The colour might not be for everyone but I think it's really fun and cute.

    Liz
    chewylove.blogspot.com

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  30. Although I'm not brave enough to wear a shade of lipstick like this out and about - I think it's a stunning colour! Congrats on winning the giveaway :D x

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  31. This color looks great for special occasions. I'd maybe wear it for halloween or something but i'm not daring enough to just wear this type of color for a night out hahah. Creamy consistency is important to me! Glad to hear the product is as good as how pigmented it is as well!

    Joyce @ carouselstreet.com

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  32. I love the packaging hehe, unicorns! it's definitely a very unique colour but I'm sure you'll find some special occasions to wear it out :) glad to hear that they're so creamy and pigmented!

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  33. What a great package and color, I love it but I don't think I would ever use, still.. a gorgeous shade :)

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  34. Congrats! This shade looks really beautiful, a little out there but still wearable. I only have one Lime Crime lippie but I'm really impressed with it.

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  35. congratulations!! is a beautiful and bright color!! Lime Crime has crazy eyeshadow colors too.

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  36. Congrats on winning your first giveaway hun! and gosh the shade looks sooo beautiful, i've been eyeing so many Lime Crime lipsticks but I still haven't had the chance to purchase them. The packaging is really perfect too! :)

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  37. Omg Lime Crime packaging is the cutest!!

    chochalistas.blogspot.com

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