Thursday, 15 November 2012

Review and Swatches: Lime Crime Unliner Duo in Rhyme and Reason


As promised, here is my review of the Lime Crime Unliners in Rhyme and Reason. These were sold in a special promotion a while back as a limited edition set- Rhyme and Reason for $20.

Lime Crime Unliners in Rhyme and Reason
Lime Crime Unliners in Reason (L) and Rhyme (R).

Lime Crime Unliner in Rhyme
Lime Crime Unliner in Rhyme
Lime Crime Unliner in Reason
Lime Crime Unliner in Reason

Lime Crime Unliner Rhyme and Reason swatches
Rhyme (L) and Reason (R) swatches, one light swipe.

  • Colours: Rhyme is a true gold with gold glitter and Reason is a silver with silver glitter.
  • Pigmentation: The pigmentation is good but perhaps could be a bit better- the swatches above were done with one incredibly light swipe and they did fairly well. A heavier swipe and it's much more pigmented.
  • Application: These are easy to apply. The applicator tip is soft and fairly fine but if you apply more pressure it can splay out to give a thicker line. If you like solid applicator tips, this isn't for you.
  • Packaging: This is standard tubular packaging. The lids are nicely decorated.
  • Longevity: I had good longevity with these- they lasted all day without budging. I was impressed.
  • Cost: In this set, it was two for USD$20, and they're 1.3mL each, and usually retail at USD$13.99 individually. So on sale, it comes to USD$7.69/1mL of product, and at full price they're USD$10.76/1mL of product. To compare, Urban Decay's 24/7 Waterproof liquid eyeliners are USD$19 for 1.7mL (USD$11.17/1mL), theBalm Schwing Liquid Eyeliner is $17 for 1.7mL (USD$10/1mL). It's a pretty good deal comparing with brands in the same quality bracket. It is, however, still really expensive- especially when you factor in USD$11 for shipping to Australia. You can combine shipping with other items, like I did, to lessen the cost of shipping for each item, but it's still a fair amount.
Final Verdict: A-
These are both lovely and I found they had great staying power but very expensive when shipped to Australia.

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1 comment:

  1. 2 liners for only $20, that's a steal! Love the colors! ♥


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