15 December 2012

☆REVIEW☆ Lime Crime Poisonberry Opaque Lipstick


Good evening, ladies and germs! I haven't blogged in a looooonnnggg time; been busy at work. ;__; sorry about that. Anyway, it's no secret that I love makeup. A lot of my friends come to me for beauty advice, but honestly I just recently started dolling up; blame it on Japanese Gyaru subculture, haha! And this is one of the main reasons why I started this blog in the first place: I'd like to share my thoughts on makeup and skin care stuff! And this is my first review (although I promised I'd review a lot of my previous hauls, but there's always the next post, right?)

I give you Lime Crime's Opaque Lipstick in Poisonberry. (Photos taken with my iPhone 4)

Lime Crime Poisonberry Opaque Lipstick
Purple + Unicorn = <3
This is the cutest/most bad-ass lipstick packaging I've seen so far! *cough* Anyway, I got this from Sonja's Makeup Box for PhP750. Not bad for this little guy, methinks! :D I'd wanted to get a Lime Crime lipstick since I stumbled upon them on my tumblr feed [yes, I have a tumblr. Don't judge.]; luckily I found a local online seller who carries the brand! :D I also pre-ordered a few more Lime Crime stuff from them, and they'll probably arrive early next year. CANNOT WAIT.

A bit about Lime Crime:  it's a US-based line started by makeup artist (and self-proclaimed Unicorn Queen) Doe Deere. Unlike most makeup brands, they carry supersaturated crazy rainbow colors in skin-friendly, cruelty-free, vegan formulas (formulae?); from pale blue lipstick to neon yellow liquid eyeliners, iridescent glitters and even awesomely cute hand mirrors! Lime Crime has a cult following among makeup artists, alt fashionistas and celebrities; and their stuff had been featured in international magazines! More about Lime Crime here!

On with the review! 

Poisonberry Serpentina Lime Crime Opaque Lipstick

(on the right, along with Serpentina: a deep shimmery emerald lipstick) is part of the Alchemy collection, released last October 13, 2012. It features a shimmery dark blue-toned berry shade with a violet glow, making it the more-wearable one (I dare you to try wearing Serpentina to a corporate office. Haha! I would if I could, though. *smacked*). According to the website, it's a combination of a lipstick AND a lipstain, which means that it can last a looooooong time!


Lime Crime Poisonberry Opaque Lipstick Packaging Unicorn

 Look at it. JUST...LOOK AT IT. The 3-inch lavender tube is made of solid plastic, and has silver rainbowsparkly detailing of stars and a unicorn on one side, and the logo on the other. I don't think the holographic detailing comes off easily, but handle the tube with clean, dry hands if you want to retain its 'sparkliness'. Just to be sure. :D

Lime Crime Poisonberry Opaque Lipstick
Product Details
Good news for vegans and animal-rights activists alike: Lime Crime lipsticks have no animal-based products, and are cruelty-free!

Lime Crime Poisonberry Opaque Lipstick
A closer look on the ingredients


Lime Crime Poisonberry Opaque LipstickLime Crime Poisonberry Opaque Lipstick

I heard that dark burgundy/oxblood/purple/wine lipsticks are all the rage for Fall 2012. Many brands carry the shades, but what makes Poisonberry unique is its slight duo-tone. Out of the tube, the purple lipstick has tiny pinkish-violet glitters in it, and a blue-violet shift. Kinda reminds me of a bruise, actually. Haha!

Most Lime Crime lipsticks are matte or flat-colored; The Alchemy collection breaks away from that with their shimmery formula. I like looking at it... it looks like someone took a whole bunch of blackberries/mullberries, smashed them with fairy dust, and poured it into this awesome little tube. :D


Lime Crime Opaque Lipstick Poisonberry

That color payoff!!!! This is one of the most "true-to-the-tube" colors I have! The formula is super saturated, creamy, and leaves a nice violet-ish shimmer. It's also not as drying as MAC lipsticks. To get the best color and texture possible, I suggest gently exfoliating your lips and slicking on some lipbalm (I love my petroleum-free Vitamin E stick) about 10 minutes before you put this on...something I didn't do:

Lime Crime Poisonberry Opaque Lipstick

Lol, ignore the sloppy, direct-from-tube application. It's better to put this on using a lip brush, for more precision. Anyway, I know it's not like the advertisment photo, but when applied correctly it's the most beautiful dark berry shade ever! Check out Nancy of The Dark Side of Beauty wearing it:

From her Wicked Alchemy post.
You can clearly see the blue-violet shift in ther picture! I need to practice putting on this lippie a bit more. /fail You can also top this off with lipgloss to make it shiny, but I personally prefer wearing it on its own. Did I mention that it doubles as a lip stain? That's right, even if you'd smacked the hell out of this lippie, or wiped the shimmery bits off, THE COLOR IS STILL THERE! It leaves a reddish berry hued stain that won't come off, unless you remove it with makeup remover (or in my case, jojoba or sweet almond oil). :O


This is my first Lime Crime lipstick, and I wasn't disappointed. The color is gorgeous, the texture is soft and isn't too drying, it leaves a lovely stain, and it's something I can wear to work or when I'm out with friends! I'd totally recommend getting one of these. :D


Again, I got this at Sonja's Makeup Box for PhP750 (plus shipping, depending on where you live; my bill was actually PhP890). Check out their Facebook page, and their Multiply store for more info!


  1. the colour looks great! vampy look xD

    followed you xoxo

  2. Beautiful lip colour, I have Lime Crime as a brand I'd love try out very soon!!!

    Please blog more, I like your reviews!


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