I have two things that I want to start this post with and I am confused about which one to go for because I am itching to say both of them equally. Tough decisions.
Anyway, beginning with one of them, I am super surprised that these gorgeous, gorgeous lip lacquers by Makeup Revolution haven’t taken the beauty blog world by storm. I have hardly seen 2-3 posts by Indian bloggers about them and, in fact, when I actually bought them, there were barely any.
The second thing I wanted to share was that I was craving Lime Crime Velvetines for the longest time but I have nobody whom I can ask to bring it for me from the US without getting embarrassed. But are these Makeup Revolution ones the dupes for Lime Crime? Read on:
These are matte liquid lipsticks that come in a variety of colors and Makeup Revolution is a European brand that is cruelty-free *does a happy dance in her head*. The best part is that the concept is quite similar to Lime Crime Velvetines, which are again matte liquid lipsticks which have been given love by a lot of people all over the world. Let’s have a point by point analysis of the ‘Makeup Revolution Salvation Velvet Lip Lacquer’ in shade ‘You Took My Love’ [pheww! for the name!!].
What I like:
1. Cruelty-free brand
2. Pigmentation is amazing, goes opaque in even one swipe
3. Bright pink/fuchsia color that is usually difficult to find in affordable brands
4. True matte that doesn’t feel rough or settles into fine lines on lips (it’s not moisturizing but not inconvenient either, you’ll have to use a lip balm before applying). Do note that the ‘velvet’ lip lacquers are matte while the ‘intense’ ones are glossy.
5. Sets in as soon as you apply it and stays for a good 3-4 hours, I guess
6. Wide range of colors in this range
7. Pretty much affordable (because it’s always on sale on Jabong)
What I didn’t so much like:
1. This particular shade is very in-your-face and you need quite some guts to pull this off but it’s downright pretty anyway. 🙂 I have only worn it twice so far. Once, when I just received it, I wore it immediately and went off to run errands, got looked at like I was a funny creature. 😛 Second time I wore it to a friend’s wedding and, honestly, I just did not have the time to glance in the mirror once I got ready otherwise I probably would have removed it because I was scared. A girl walked up to me in the wedding to know where I bought this from. 😀 (yayayayyaya :D)
2. The point basically is that it is a blue-based pink/fuchsia. So, it doesn’t work very well for people with yellow undertones (like myself). It looked good in the wedding because we were mostly under lights which made it look less blue and my face less yellow (so much of explanation, much wow). I knew that it is blue-based even when I bought it but I loved the color way too much and I know that I’ll manage to pull it off somehow in dressy enough occasions. I am happy with it.
3. The color selection is mostly not in tune with Indian skin tones, I wish they come up with more colors, that would be amazing!
Now the million dollar question of whether it’s a dupe for Lime Crime Velvetine or not. First of all, I have not used them. Secondly, from the swatches and everything, I have felt that the Lime Crime Velvetines are more deep, as in the pigments are deeper so they would probably look more sophisticated. I hope I am making sense here. But apart from all that, these are anyway really amazing to own and I whole-heartedly recommend.
Here’s the link where you can buy it on Jabong. I really wish to buy another shade. 😛