Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Lime Crime Pink Velvet Dupe

Hello beauty babes and welcome! Today I have a little dupe alert and comparison to share with you. Now I cant take credit for this dupe find... It was actually discovered by one of my favorite beauty instagramers Emilee B Designs. Emilee's work and IG account is simply amazing - seriously, you need to be follower her asap! Anyways, recently she discovered and shared a swatch photo of dupes for a few of the Lime Crime Velvetines. Since I own one of the Velvetines and it's dupe, I thought it would be really neat to see a side by side lip swatch of them together to get a better idea of the color match.

And the result shocked me! They are identical! Can you tell that I am wearing two different Lipsticks in all of these photos? One side is Lime Crime's Pink Velvet and the other... 
On the other side of my lips is MBA Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lip Color in the shade Fiasco. All three of the dupes Emilee found are from MBA Cosmetics new Matte Liquid Lip Colors! Be sure to check out her photo to see the other shades/dupes she found. There are currently 8 shades available and they only cost $10.50, or just $8.93 if you choose to use my promo code AGAPELOVE15. ♥

That's quite an amazing price in comparison to the $20 Velvetines. Aside from the higher price, I know many people have either boycotted or simply decided to stay away purchasing Lime Crime because of all the issues surrounding the company. So finding dupes for the coveted velvetines is more than just a little exciting. 
I wore these two lipsticks together for a few hours before removing, and discovered that Fiasco is actually a lot longer lasting than Pink Velvet as well as really water-proof. I did some hand swatches (below) to show you what I mean. MBA for MBA Cosmetics and LC for Lime Crime of course. :) 

The top two photos are when I first applied (still wet) and then fully tried. I left the swatches on my hand for about 30 or so minutes. Both are smudge and transfer proof.

The second two photos in the middle are before and after simply running water over the swatches. Its hard to tell, but if you look closely you can see that some of the LC had started to fade. When I rubbed my fingers over the wet swatches, Pink Velvet smudged and smeared, while Fiasco remained exactly the same.
The first of the last two photos was after I washed the swatches with soap simply using my fingers. You can still faintly see LC and MBA has faded a little. The last photo was after I used soap and a wash cloth over the swatches! The LC swatch is completely gone while, as you can see, the MBA swatch still somewhat remains. After that, I used a water-proof makeup remover and was able to completely and easily remove the rest of the MBA swatch.

I already knew the MBA Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lip Colors were long lasting. But truly seeing how they compare to another (more expensive) brand was a pleasant surprise! Having such a long lasting + waterproof lippie is exciting to me, because it means I can eat, drink and kiss The Hubs without any worry that my lips will end up with that yucky faded lipstick ring look as soon as I would with others. If you often wear liquid matte lippies - you know exactly what I mean!

For those who may have concerns about a tough removal of the product on their lips, I'd suggest MBA Cosmetics "Remove It - Lipstick Remover" which is formulated with ingredients to easily remove lipstick and to nourish, plump and hydrate lips.
I am more than impressed by this dupe. Of course I am already a huge fan of MBA Cosmetics, but this just blew me away. I mean if I didn't know better, I would think I were only wearing one lipstick! What do you think? 

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  1. OOh well done on that Dupe, it looks amazing as well x

  2. This shade is so bright, I love it! Perfect for summer :)

    Frankie | Crazyblondegal

  3. Love the colour, it's like an exact dupe! & Love your lip swatch ♥

    Kay Cake Beauty

  4. I love this kind of shade!
    I thought it was a same lipstick!
    I definitely need a waterproof lipstick like this cos I'm always annoyed when I always have to check on the mirror if my lipstick is still there.

    Jhem |

    1. Same here girl! Its nice to have assurance that your lipstick will look good for hours!

  5. Wow! The color is just fab and the staying on power is out of this world <3

    Pink Frenzy

  6. the colour is beautiful but i wouldnt dare wear it

  7. OMG I am obsessed with this shade on you. And HOLY wow take about a perfect exact dupe. What a great find!!

    1. Aw thank you so much, and I know right!? It still blows my mind!


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