In an effort to examine if Lime Crime Makeup can withstand Orlando’s weather changes, Lime Crime products were used for this review. Today’s Valentine look was created usingLime Crime Makeup eyeshadows and lipstick. Urban Decay lid primer potion was used as a base on the lids up to the brow. MAC Cosmetics Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation / Loose was used all over the face with Mac Cosmetics Beyond Bronze under the cheekbones.
Lime Crime Top Hattie was used under the browbone. Cupcake Thief was used in the inner corner of the brow to the nose and the center of the lid under the crease. Citrus Girl was used on the inner corners of the eye from the nose to the lid under Cupcake Thief. Abracadabra was used on the outer corners of the lid. Siren was used in the crease. Mischief Managed was used on the top lid as liner. Dragon Scales was used as liner under the lower lid to create depth and add a high definition flare. Lime Criminal was lined under Dragon Scales and extended outward with a space between that and the other colors. The look was finished with Centrafuchsia.
These colors were selected as Valentine roses are typically red, white, and/or pink, and roses tend to have rich green stems, bright sepals, and golden, yellow pollen. Without using lid primer, the pale pink, yellow, and lime colors washed out on the tanned skin tone leaving behind only a shimmer. With primer, the colors lightly stained the lid. The red, fuchsia, and grass green colors were vibrant but applied in layers. The colors are beautiful, but some did require multiple layers to create the vibrance on a darker skin that they would have created in less steps on lighter skin. The lipstick was creamy but drying; although, it did last long.
Orlando and the people are full of color and flair, so Lime Crime shadows are a great match for color options. The lipsticks can withstand humidity, which is great for hurricane season. The shadows really need primer to last through rain, humidity, and the oils naturally created by our bodies.
In the future, it would be nice to see Lime Crime with lip and eye shades of royal blue, electric purple, and true orange. Cosmopop and Great Pink Planet can be layered to create a coral color, which is a typical Florida color. The line is a bit pricey, so check their FaceBook page and website often for special offers.