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LIME CRIME Opaque Lipstick – Airborne Unicorn

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Jess, LIME CRIME, LIPSTICK, NC15 | by — July 23, 2010

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Brand: Lime Crime
Range: Opaque Lipstick
Shade: Airborne Unicorn
Swatched by the lovely: Jess (click to read her review!)
View other swatches from Lime Crime here.
What they say
  • Criminally bright, opaque lipstick.
  • Smooth, creamy formula, long-wearing without drying
  • Each lipstick comes in a bright purple tube with a holographic unicorn
  • Not tested on animals, and PETA-certified cruelty free.

Colour Description:
Soft medium purple with a neon note. Hue as mysterious as the animal itself.


BENEFIT Ultra Shine Lipgloss – Foxy Lady, Dancing Queen, Wild Child

Brand: Benefit
Range: Ultra Shine Lipgloss
Shades: Foxy Lady, Dancing Queen & Wild Child
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

Hello readers! I receive many press releases, but I find it a whole lot more meaningful when I actually get to SHOW you the product with it! Benefit was very kind to offer me samples of this new release gloss, and as much as I wanted all of them, I was a good swatcher (& believer of karma) and chose the 3 shades that I thought you would find hardest to decide just by looking online or at the names.

Available from 5 June 2010:

  • Ultra shiny, sexy glosses in 5 shades
  • Foxy Lady (diamond rose)
  • Back To The Fuchsia (sparkling fuchsia)
  • Wild Child (glimmering amethyst)
  • Spiked Punch (juicy coral)
  • Dancing Queen (watermelon pink)
Shade names of the products below are listed above from left to right
I figured the Fuschia & Coral shades were easiest to imagine from the names so I didn’t request samples (sorry)


So here are the three shades I picked to show you:
Foxy Lady (diamond rose), Dancing Queen (watermelon pink), Wild Child (glimmering amethyst)

Foxy Lady (diamond rose)
Rose shade with sparkling pink & blue shimmers
Dancing Queen (watermelon pink)
This is louder than pink but softer than fuchsia
Not much shimmers, but smoothing.
Wild Child (glimmering amethyst)
Purple / Lilac gloss with frosty shimmers
This is a safe yet eye-catching shade that shows you’ve graduated from pink lips & ready to embrace purple in a sophisticated way.


My thoughts on the gloss texture, scent etc (you know, the stuff that matters once it’s on your lips..)

  • Fruity taste, and makes lips plump & sexy (if I may say so myself)
  • Non-sticky and not overly thick, yet able to achieve that smoothing ultra-gloss finish
  • The shimmers are fine & sophisticated
  • Similar to Dior’s Ultra Gloss range, but more affordable
  • Comes with a very small brush wand, so you have better control when applying (a little goes a long way)

RRP: $34 AUD
Available at: Benefit counters from 5 June 2010

This was sent to me for my review.

MAC Lipstick – Blooming Lovely

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LIPSTICK, Livia, MAC, NC30 | by — April 10, 2010

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Brand: MAC
Range: Liberty of London Lipstick (Give Me Liberty of London Collection)
Shade: Blooming Lovely (Amplified)
Swatched by the lovely: Livia


INGLOT Lip Paint – 56, 59 & 60

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INGLOT, NC50, Yinka | by — March 20, 2010

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Brand: Inglot
Range: AMC Lip Paint
Shade: 56 (Dolly Pink), 59 (Lilac) & 60 (Peachy Coral)
Swatched by our newest swatcher: Vex in the City (from UK)

Read Vex’s post to see which high end brand she reckons these are superior to!


56 (Dolly Pink)

59 (Lilac)

60 (Peachy Coral)

Aren’t Vex’s lips just gorgeous??

MAC Dazzleglass – Via Veneto

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BlueBell, LIP GLOSS, MAC, NC10 | by — November 4, 2009

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Brand: MAC
Range: Dazzleglass (Euristocrats II Collection)
Shade: Via Veneto (Limited Edition)
Swatched by the lovely: BlueBell