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Okay, since I’m already convinced that the other two fake Velvetines that I ordered are no longer coming… I’m going to review them now!
I have two fake Lime Crime Velvetines, and like I said from my announcement; I was never deceived by the seller who sold me this; she actually informed me that they were replicas… But like the other sellers I encountered she was made to believe that these products were Singapore Authentic. Anyways, I already discussed that topic in my previous posts; so I wont dabble on that topic too much. But the seller I got these from is a college student who sells makeup part time for extra allowance.
Again, I got two shades; Faded and Cashmere. While the two that I ordered but never came; were Jinx and Salem. The fake Velvetines cost Php150.00 (Usd3.13) each. I’ve been testing these out for over a month now, and I can give a solid review. Though I’ll only compare them to photos that I’ve seen and reviews that I read.
Okay first, let’s talk about the box… as you can see… the box is red; both inside and out. The box is glossy, it has the product name printed on it and it has roses all-over it. Also, like real Lime Crime boxes they came with a sticker that serves as a seal on the top flap of the box, the sticker has all the details about the product, from the color name to the ingredients, it also has a batch code, but I noticed that both of my Velvetines has the same one. Also, the color of the sticker is based on the color or shade of the product inside.
Now straight to the packaging. The tube itself is matte, but the shade of the product still peeks through. The lid has a similar design to the box, and at the bottom of the tube is a print of the “batch code” that is the same as the one printed on the box and the other fake Velvetines. And it has a sticker on the bottom that says the name and the details.
However; compared to the real Velvetines, the lid of these lip products do not contain lime crime’s symbol on top of the lid/cap…
which looks like this! (credit goes to http://berryduchess.com/ for the link to the post containing this image click “here”.)
the size of the Velvetine compared to my other lip products (from L-R; San San Lip Glass, Bench Paint Box Lip Gloss, my fake NYX liquid lipstick, Sophie Paris Lip Gloss, Maybelline Baby Lips, Fake Lime Crime Velvetine, Rimmel Stay Glossy Lip Gloss).
How they look like on my hands.
The tube itself is smaller than what I anticipated, it has 2.6ml of product according to the bottom sticker.
Now let’s go to the product itself; the applicator is just a regular doe foot applicator, which applies the product in a way like every other doe foot applicators. The product smells like cake frosting, with a hint of something chemically-ish. The scent is not really that strong, it will fade after a while. The product themselves are very pigmented, you only need one coat and that’s enough. But by looking at swatches and photos online, I could already tell the difference these has to the original ones.
Here are the differences; one difference I noticed was the shades themselves… If you want an exact dupe of the genuine products, then you wont find them here, since even by looking at the pictures and reviews online I could already tell the differences. For one; the shade Cashmere supposed to be a grey-toned nude shade, the one I have reminds me more of a pink-toned nude… yeah no joke it’s that far across the shade chart. While Faded is supposed to be a purple-nude kind of shade while the one I have is a pink-ish vilolet one.
But really for me the difference is not a problem, since I actually like these shades…
Here are the swatches and lip swatches…
Here they are in action!
Now, even if they look beautiful, they have drawbacks; which actually stemmed from another difference it has with the original. It DOESN’T dry MATTE… it is still a liquid lipstick, but it is NOT MATTE. It still retains a shine after it dries. And it does not completely dry. So you cannot blot your lips together, throughout the whole time you are wearing it. You can’t even lick your lips, since the moisture can cause the product on your lip to peel off or break apart; this also transfer. Also, it is buildable… but I do not recommend doing that with these, since that will cause you more problems than good, since just the slight touch of your lips together will cause a part to peel off.
But despite of all that, this bitch is a bitch to take off. It is long lasting as long as it doesn’t get wet and as long as you only apply one layer. Also, there are solutions for the problems above! Since it is not really matte, you can wear a gloss on top of it to make the peeling stop, and if you want it to be matte; blot it first with tissue.
How it wore: The first photo was taken at 07:18pm, the second Photo was taken at 7:39 after I drank a glass of Coke, the last one was taken at 10:23 pm, after I ate a full mean containing rice, adobo and again a glass of coke.
How it wore: The first photo was taken at 1:32pm, the second one at 3:04pm, the last one at 3:43pm… I didn’t eat nor drink throughout the whole program…
As you can see, the longevity of this product depends on the amount or the lack of moisture introduced to it, if you are going to eat a lot, then this will not work for you, but if you’ll just go out shopping or for a quick run to the store, then it will work.
Packaging: 10/10 since it is both beautiful and convenient.
Overall: 7.5/10 Not too bad, especially for the price… But I think quality wise the Fake NYX product I featured “here” is much better. Again, I do not recommend using these products because of the risks; but if you want to use them or try them, then do it at your own risk…
(Update: 07/23/16, Now that I tried a lot of other liquid lipstick brands aside from these I realized that these are quite bad, even if they are just replicas. So I changed the rating of this from a 7.5 to a 6.0 yes that is currently the lowest rate I gave a product. Packaging: 10/10, Longevity: 4/10, smell: 7/10, application:6/10, Quality: 5/10, Comfort: 4/10
I still do not recommend the usage of any counterfeit products, there are a lot of risks involved in using these things; but if you still want to try them, then do so at YOUR OWN RISK.)
That’s all for now, see you all later and have a nice day! 😀