One of these brands is Lime Crime. Queenbees, if they wanted to take part, were able to select two eyeshadows, a lipgloss, a lipstick, and an "eyeshadow helper" (which is their primer). With eyeshadows, I can always find colors I like, not a problem, I chose what looked like a deep green ("Medusa") and a nice purple color ("Empress"). Lipsticks I had a hard time picking just one that I wanted to try but I went with a nude color, "Coquette".
But when I got to the lipgloss section, I had a hard time deciding. I'm not a dark lip kinda girl. I wear nude or light pink lips like all the time. When you look at Lime Crime's lipgloss selection, you will see neither of those colors haha. They have a red, a reddish pink, a purple, a blue, and a gold. So I had to think about which one I'd be most likely to wear so I decided on the purple, which is called "Kaleidoscope."
I was so excited to try this stuff that as soon as it got here, I went off to do a look with one. So here's what I came up with:
|Please excuse the beyotch look on my face in this picture haha|
What I used:
Lime Crime's Eyeshadow Helper
Lime Crime "Medusa"
Inglot 414 P (a pearly, dark green)
Inglot 351 M (a light off white color for a highlight)
some false lashes that I don't know who they're by or what style they are
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
A purple eyeliner
Lime Crime "Kaleidoscope" lipgloss
For me not being a dark lip girl, I actually think this came out pretty. Of course, I didn't stay wearing the purple lips but I liked it while it was on.
A few things about the lipgloss: it's a dark color. I applied it the first time without lining my lips first (I don't have a purple lipliner). BIG MISTAKE!! You can't just throw this on your lips, rub them together, and go. That's not happening with this color. You need to line your lips and then apply this almost as if you're applying red lipstick.
I did swatches of the shadows over 4 different bases/primers to see how their Eyeshadow Helper compared to the others. I also did a swatch of Sugarpill's "Poison Plum" to see how it effected that as well.
And after doing this little experiment, it made me wonder why in the WORLD does anyone waste their money on Urban Decay Primer potion???? Look what it does for those shadow colors! A big fat nothing!! The only reason I have it is because a sample came with the Naked palette!
The eyeshadow helper feels almost waxy and it definitely brings out the metallic-ness of the shadows more than the other bases. But I mean, if the eyeshadow helper does the same thing for the shadows that NYX's JEP "milk" does, then that will let me skip a step I do in my eye makeup routine almost every day, which is always cool.
I don't obviously have any solid feelings about these products yet as I literally just got my hands on them today. But so far so good!
Thanks so much for checking this out!! I hope you all have a great New Year's!!!!