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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Review & Swatchfest: Lime Crime Carousel Gloss in Candy Apple

This is my first product with the brand Lime Crime and, I have to say, I'm impressed! When I saw their booth at IMATS, I had the opportunity to look at and swatch some of their products, and it was hard to choose just one. I ended up going with a lip gloss (because I need more eyeshadow like I need another final essay assignment) and I chose Candy Apple because it's a blue-based red gloss with red glitter sprinkled throughout. Definitely something unique to my collection. 

The consistency is so smooth - not gritty in the least, despite having a glitter in it. It's slightly sticky, but not the worst I've encountered (old school Victoria Secret gloss, anyone?). The pigmentation is amazing, so rich and long lasting. I was actually a little surprised at how long it lasted because, after a few hours of wear and watching it come off on water glasses and coke cans, I was convinced there would be nothing left. Wrong. Not only was the color still as vibrant as ever, but there was even still a slight gloss! This might be a first among all the pigmented glosses I have tried.

The product itself is so impressive that the only critiques I have regard packaging. The brush is a little small for my liking (although great for precision application on the edge of the lips) and, although the swirls are cool, they add a lot of bulk to the outside of the packaging to inflate the amount of product you are actually getting. Lime Crime is definitely not the only brand to this; it just happens to be a pet peeve of mine.

Packaging aside, Lime Crime's carousel gloss is not only lovely as far as glosses go, but very unique in terms of appearances! If you, like I was, are looking to try your first product from Lime Crime, this is an excellent gateway drug product. I might need to try some lipstick next...

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