Make Up Review: Lime Crime Velvetine VS NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hello again! Today I'm here to bring you my review of Lime Crime's Velvetines VS NYX's Soft Matte Lip Creams.

In the Matte Lip World, these two names are thrown around as being the top contenders.

So you want to know which is better, huh?

Well, I'll give you my review and then you decide!

Above is a picture of both matte lipsticks side by side. I avoided using filters so that you could get a good feel for how they really are. (This is not a color review, just a product review.)

I want to start by saying that I LOVE both of these products and I would definitely recommend both, but I'll break it down for you know what to expect from both.

Overall: A


This lip product is AMAZING.  It coats your lips with an extremely pigmented punch of color that dries to a velvet-like finish. It's long-wear formula means it stays on all day, even through meals (of course, depending on what you are eating). With no interference, the color stays on all day long like you just put it on. You'll get compliments for days! I would have given it an A+, but the price is definitely a little steep, especially because if you want all the colors, you will be left dead broke. Also, the Lime Crime website is frequently sold out of product, which makes it difficult to purchase. Neither of those grievances have anything to do with the actual product itself, which, like I said, is UH-MAZING, but they are worth noting.

Overall: A-

Once you try a NYX product, you instantly become hooked to the brand. Their lip products are absolutely to die for! I love, love, love their Soft Matte Lip Creams. This product features a liquid to matte formula that doesn't dry out your lips. They come a wide array of colors from nudes to reds to purples. It stays on fairly well during the day, but it does come off quite a bit if you drink or eat something. Reapplying once during the day is totally not a big deal. The biggest appeal of this awesome product is the fact that it is super affordable. You can stock up without breaking the bank. I only rated this product a A- because the color doesn't stay on quite as long as I'd like and you need about two coats to get the color and opacity that you want. But this is a definite go to product for me, so don't let that discourage you.

The Verdict:

If you want bright colors you can't find anywhere else and a product with long lasting color, definitely invest in some Lime Crime products. Lime Crime is a fantastic company and they help you express your individuality with products that make you gorgeous! (Plus, have you seen the creator Doe Deere?? Sign me up to use everything she uses!)
But if you are looking for an awesome deal and an equally fantastic product, definitely pick yourself up some NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams. At $6 a pop, you can experiment and build your beauty stock pile at a fraction of the price of one Velvetine. Plus, if you head over to Ulta, you can always use their coupons on NYX and often feature sales for the product, as well!

But seriously, they are BOTH amazing!

Which is your favorite?

- Susie

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