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Sunday, 8 January 2012

Makeupbee & Lime Crime Collaboration: Gothic Pin Up

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BIG POST ALERT! I have some REALLY exciting stuff for you guys today. Swatches, reviews, a look AND a tutorial. This post has got it ALL! But before we get to the goods, a little back story. In early December I was contacted by Makeupbee.com and asked if I would like to receive and review some Lime Crime products. So, naturally, when offered free things I take about .001 seconds to respond ... HELL YEAH! I've never owned any Lime Crime so I was eager to try out a new brand. 
Lime Crime was generous enough to let me pick two eyeshadows, a lipstick, and a gloss from their brand new Carousel collection - and they thew in some of their eye shadow helper as well. After a long and anxious wait over the holidays I was ferociously excited when my stuff came in the mail this week. I tore into that package like a rabid beast and proceeded to cover my body in swatches of the stuff. Click the jump to see what I got.





THE REVIEW

DRAGON SCALES - Eyeshadow, $14.00

WHY: I chose this pigment mostly because of it's awesome name. Since reading Game of thrones I've become obsessed with dragons - so this shade called to me immediately.

WHAT: This pigment is a fiery explosion of metallic rust-colored pigment mixed with chilling green & teal flecks. It's literally looks like they took dragon scales and ground them up into dust. 

WEAR: Even without foiling, this shadow is Intense with a capital I. No layering necessary. One swipe of the stuff and your skin is saturated, a little bit goes a long way.


EMPRESS - Eyeshadow, $14.00

WHY: I chose this color because, I have an unhealthy obsession with purple eye shadows - hoarders style. I don't think it's possible to have too many purple pigments in your kit, and this one is a lovely addition.

WHAT: Empress is everything its name suggests, a royal and regal purple flecked with even more purple sparkle. Purple + purple = perfection. Science.

WEAR: Dry, this pigment has a light airy, fairy dust appearance to it. However if you're looking for a richer, deeper tone then all you need to do is apply over eye shadow helper, or foil with a mixing medium. Very versatile.


MY BEAUTIFUL ROCKET - Lipstick, $16.00

 

WHY: Honestly, this wasn't my first choice. I really wanted to try the jet black Stiletto, but something about knowing spring is just around the corner made me want to try this bright sunshiney orange shade with some fun summery looks.

WHAT: This lipstick looks and feels like a Creamsicle, and even smells a little bit like one too. It glides on beautifully and the scent has the faintest hint of vanilla.

WEAR: Depending on the color of your lips, 2-3 coats ought to be plenty to transform your lips into a tangerine dream. It stayed put for about an hour before I needed to reapply.

 

KALEIDOSCOPE - Lip Gloss, $17.00
WHY: Two words: Purple. Lipgloss. Enough said. But if you want more reason than that, I desperately wanted to do a glam goth look with this lush lip color. You can see what I came up with later on in the post.

WHAT: A thick, sticky deep dark purple gloss with lots of teal flecks mixed in to give it lots of glitter and dimension. Just like a kaleidoscope.

WEAR: The coverage is pretty incredible, but the cost of the incredible coverage is that this gloss is very thick. If you don't want to drown your lips in the product try layering Kaleidoscope over a coat of lipstick so you don't have to use as much.

THE LOOK
So, of all the products I received, I was most excited for Kaleidoscope. I've been lusting over dark lipped looks lately and wanted desperately to try one for myself. This is a bit out of the ordinary for an eyeshadow loving gal like myself but there's something to be said for stepping out of your comfort zone once in a while. The look I came up with is a hybrid Glam Goth meets 50's Pin Up. I don't really know what to call it but I do know that I love how it turned out. Have a look for yourself and see Kaleidoscope in action.
 

To see how you can get this Gothic Pin-Up Look using Lime Crime's Kaleidoscope, here's a video tutorial for you guys:


Thanks for putting up with this SUPER long post you guys. I hope you found some of it informative, fun or useful. I'll be posting a second Lime Crime look in the next week or two so stay tuned! Which other product would you like to see me do a look with?

A. Dragon Scales
B. Empress
C. My Beautiful Rocket


44 comments:

  1. wow this is very pretty! you met your aim pretty good =)

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  2. This is gorgeous! The lip color looks amazing on you! I would love to see a look with my beautiful rocket. That's such a unique lipstick color!

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  3. This is so gorgeous Meredith!!! I've just started to get into Lime Crime and Im loving it so far! Definitely going to have to get the eyeshadow helper and some more lipsticks!
    Can't wait to see what you do with the orange lippy! Might have to get it if I like it! (and i'm sure I will...)

    xxx

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  4. omg amazing products:) you look in here like lady gaga very nice:)

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  5. I absolutely love the shade your lips are in the pics! I need that color and shine for an outfit I'm putting together in the summer. First I need to save up for some Lime Crime stuff! I've been hearing good things but never got around to actually buying some for myself. Gotta fix that!

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  6. I love your tutorials :) I hope you don´t also end up in the doe deere lies page. Altho I don´t think so, because this is just amazing :) I would like to see you play with the dragon scales!

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  7. Wow the products look amazing!

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  8. Wow! That look is amazing! love the eyes and false lashes :) I've been dying to try lime crime products for so long! x

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  9. Looks absolutely stunning!!
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  10. GORGEOUS!!!! I LOVE this look! I love anything pinup and anything dark/gothic so this is perfection!!! haha. I love that Orange lipstick too xoxox

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  11. Thanks so much Ailah, I'll try to see what I can come up with!

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  12. Thank you so much Stephanie :)

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  13. If you're loving Lime Crime lately, you'd definitely like this orange lipstick. SO pigmented and pretty. I'll see if I can come up with a fun, colorful look to show it off with.

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  14. Haha, thanks Monica!

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  15. Oooh, what occassion is this outfit for?? Kaleidoscope is very pretty and I've not come across anything quite like it before so I'd definitely say invest when you get the chance!

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  16. ok that's it, I need to buy something by limecrime

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  17. Thank you so much Penelope! I'm so pleased you like it!!

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  18. Thank you - definitely give it a try if you're curious, lots of fun colors to choose from and to inspire you!

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  19. I'm really happy with what I chose, for sure :) So far, so good.

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  20. Dragon scales is so pretty, but definitely tricky to work with because its such a dominant color. Hopefully I can come up with something - wish me luck!

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  21. Thank you Joanne!

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  22. I want everything you got except Empress(cause I already have it!!) Sooo freaking gorgeous, you picked awesome colors especially Dragon Scales!

    And I love the look you created. So vintage and classy with a gothic twist. ♥

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  23. Thanks Kassie, I love the stuff you picked too - it was definitely a challenge to narrow it down!! I should be thanking you actually for turning me on to dark lipped looks after your gothic looks you posted a while back. I was really inspired by those.

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  24. Go for it! Let me know what you decide on :)

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  25. seriously? i'm tired of you being so epic and making everyone else look bad :P what a stunning look! i love the lashes and the lips along with the gorgeous fascinator veil

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  26. kayla sutherland8 January 2012 at 21:16

    Oh wow I love this look, I also really love how you made the lips lighter on the inside :)

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  27. Great post! I need some Lime Crime.....if only for the packaging! I love their lipstick packaging!

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  28. Małgorzata Kowarska9 January 2012 at 00:43

    OMG, you look stunning!

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  29. DUDE. The thick lashes, brows, bold lip and light waterline are AMAZING on you. *fans self*

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  30. I almost fell of my chair. That freaking awesome!

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  31. wow! The look you created looks amazing! Love it!

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  32. Fashion-meets-art9 January 2012 at 05:47

    wow- what a special blog. really nice and i LOVE your header!
    lovely greets
    maren anita


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  33. wow, this looks so awesome! I would love to see a look using dragon scales!

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  34. great!!!!!!!!!
    kisses

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  35. I watched your video yesterday while I was doing my makeup, and how much I wanted to paint my lips black because it looked gorgeous on you! not tacky or "cheap goth" at all. The lipstick looks really, really good! I'm a fan of tangerine <3

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  36. I saw that lip gloss and MUST HAVE IT! I love this look you've created...Superb!!

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  37. That lipgloss is GORGEOUS! It's deffo going on my wishlist! x

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  38. Ohhh I love you in a vampy lip!!! HOT!

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  39. I've read too many bad things about Lime Crime to ever spend my money on their products, but this look is amazing, Dragon Scales reminds me of a shadow I've just purchased from Illamasqua (Fervent Pigment I think it was). The effect on your lips has to be my favourite part about this look. :)

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  40. Love that lip color!

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  41. I am very curious about Dragon Scales :)

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  42. incredible!!! LOVE THIS STUFFFFFFFFFF!!! I really need to re-join themakeupbee, it seems as though that's where the party's at!! Amazing stuff, I've never heard of Lime Crime until just now... WHAT?? Where have I been all my life??

    Anyway, you rock my world, as always!!! <3

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  43. Amazing! Loving the look.

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