Thursday, May 31, 2012

Lime Crime Liquid Eyeliner Review

Lime crime... Oh how I love and hate you.
First off, let's put all the drama surrounding creator Doe Deer and her lab out of our minds. Good. Ok second let's put the fact that the company was blatantly taking mica's from TKB Trading (worth about a dollar) and selling it for 13 calling it an eyeshadow.  Done?

Ok. Now on to their newest product, liquid eyeliners. Despite all that is mentioned above I was so psyched about these bright and colorful liners- bright pastel, opaque, and liquid? Yes count me in!

I ordered 6th element, which is a bright orange, Orchidaceous, which is a violet purple, and the Citreuse, a yellowish/greenish color. They arrived by mail almost 2 weeks after I ordered them. I contacted customer service about the length of their shipping and i was promptly and politely told that it was due to the release of these new liners and I was understanding. Once the box arrived, which was bright purple and adorned with a unicorn, I couldn't help but feel like a kid at Christmas, until I saw what was under all the beautiful wrapping..

Now I guess I didn't read all the details of these liquid eye liners because they are only .04 oz (which is considered a sample size to most cosmetics manufactures). To bring that into perspective a tube of regular black liquid L'Oreal liner, found in drugstores, size .23 oz can run about 10 dollars, while lime crime is selling liquid liners for $13.99 And are 5 times, yes FIVE TIMES smaller in size. If the argument is about color or even uniqueness of a product. NYX cosmetics had a bright colored liquid liner collection in similar colors not too long ago and they were more than twice the size of these and three times less in price.

So by now you think I completely hate this product, but I don't. What I love about this product is how smooth it is, the color pay off, the fact that it does last all day, and the packaging.

Here are a couple of pictures give you an idea of what you will be purchasing if you choose to do so.

These would be bright on any skin tone.

The box the products came in and individual product boxes.
6th element, Citreuse, and Orchidaceous. .04 fl oz $13.99 each
The messed up brush of Cireuse.
Orchidaceous, Citreuse, 6th element on my hand in a slightly sun lit room

Citreuse over blue eye shadow

Orchidaceous over yellow eyeshadow.

Size comparison, L'oreal vs. Lime crime.

 Size comparison, L'oreal vs. Lime crime.

Packaging 5/5
Purple box and unicorns? I'm a kid at heart and I loved this
Products: 3/5
Over priced. Messed up brush. Better products can be found else wear. They do have a decent selection though and is not limited to just bright colors, offering dark blue and even a black. 
Customer service 5/5
Quick and polite.
Quality 2/5
Your paying more simply for the brand. Quality is seriously lacking.
Overall rating 3.7
If you want bright cosmetics all from one place, with amazing packaging and nice customer service, this product/brand is for you.

Click here to check out all of the lime crime liquid eyeliners
Click here to check out NYX liquid eyeliners

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