Review: Lime Crime Chinchilla Lipstick

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Lime Crime Lipstick in Chinchilla ($18): I had always wanted a grey lipstick but it wasn't something that was a priority on my to-buy list. I needed to spend $15 more dollars in order to get free shipping at Urban Outfitters so I said "Why not?" and put Chinchilla on my cart. I'm glad I did because I ended up liking this a lot.


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lime crime chinchilla grey lipstick review swatch nc30

The first thing I noticed once I saw Chinchilla in person is that it's not a traditional pure grey. It has a slight lavender/lilac undertone to it which I ended up liking a lot. I had read reviews on Lime Crime lipsticks in which several people described them as drying. I don't know if they've reformulated them since but I wouldn't describe Chinchilla as dry or even matte for that matter. The texture is thin and emollient. It applies very easily and has a satin finish. Although I would have preferred a pure matte finish, this does not have a shiny finish so it's good in my book. The pigmentation is great and the wear time is average-good (4-5 hours). 

I think it's worth it to pay a little more when it comes to "unconventional" lipstick colors because they are harder to formulate. I know NYX tried to bring fun colors into the affordable mainstream with their Macaron Lippies but I was very disappointed by that formula. I found it too oily and smeary. 

If you also like to experiment with lip colors let me know which brands you recommend. I'm looking into trying Melt Cosmetics next but the colors I want seem to be perpetually sold out.

28 comments

  1. I really want to try some of their velvetines, especially cashmere. But this one looks very close to it ! I really like that colour but not sure I could pull it off actually ! Nice review :)

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  2. Loooove this! I have the Cashmere velvetine with is also kind of grey-ish and I have OCC's Sebastian, which is a taupe-y beige gray, so adorable! :)

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  3. I love this kind of colours!! I also thought it would be a matte finish! At least doesn't look too shinny and suits you pretty well :) xx

    Mary Bloomy

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  4. I liked cashemere more, but this one looks good on you, I am no sure I can pulll it of. wonder If cashemere is something I can pull off too

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  5. I have this and love it. I need to wear it more - Looks gorgeous on you xo

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  6. Wow, this is very different! You look very cool! xxx

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  7. I've been super curious about this shade! I think it's a nice balance of unique and wearable. You're rocking it! :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  8. I really like how you can literally wear ANY kind of lipstick! Every shade suits you really well! :D I love this colour, but I'm afraid it wouldn't suit me at all.

    Lovely post :)
    Valérie | Scribbles of Valérie

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  9. Chinchilla is so unique & genuinely flattering on you! Limnit Lipsticks, Fyrinnae, and Life's Entropy Cosmetics all do some really great, offbeat-colored lipsticks. You should check them all out! I found the same thing with my NYX Wicked lipsticks - super slippy and weird to wear :(

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  10. Limecrime lipsticks always looks so vibrant and opaque on the lips :)
    Definitley want to try out some lip products by them soon!

    Looks so cool on you and your make up looks great~
    Have a lovely day ♥

    Ying | * Y i n g c b e a u t y *

    X x X x X

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  11. You really make it work! However, new packaging looks so much cheaper than before. I prefer old one waaaay more :)

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  12. Chinchilla looks gorgeous on you! I've always wanted to try something from Lime Crime but at the same time I'm hesitant - from what I've read online, their practices are sketchy and that makes me feel uneasy about it. I've wanted to try a few Melt lipsticks as well, namely Space Cake.

    becky ♡ star violet

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  13. This is such a stunning colour! I really love the look of their newish grey velveteen as well.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  14. Love to see a good review on this lipstick! I've been wanting to try a ton of colors from Lime Crime so thankfully it seems like the quality is worth the price.

    lizzyxfresh.blogspot.com

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  15. I love anything cool toned on the lips, grey, nudes, you name it. I REALLY want to get my hands on Lime Crime Cashmere, but like you I am forever waiting for it to come back into stock!! Chinchilla looks awesome on you Coco! x

    Becoming Becca

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  16. You girl could pull off ANY lip colour! You look amazing. I find Lime Crime lippies to be exactly as you described... I've never tried a matte one?

    Sarah | More Than Adored

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  17. Amazing color! You're look so pretty!
    I'll get it this week end))

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  18. That is such a cool shade, it loos amazing on you! xx

    emilyfayeslittleworld.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. This looks beautiful! Much darker than Cashmere and the lilac undertone is more visible in this. I think I'm definitely going to pick it up one of these days. :-)

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  20. Such a "weird" and difficult colour to wear,but works perfectly for you!!I like it very much!
    I don't know if it will suit my pale skin or it'll make me look like a corpse but maybe i'll give it a try one day! :D

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  21. This color doesn't seem like it would look good on anyone, but it looks beautiful on you!
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    - aly

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  22. Wow, you pull off this lilac-grey shade so well! I think I'm probably too pale for it, but it's so beautiful on you that it makes me want to try it as well!

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  23. Wow, this looks really interesting. I am not sure if will fit me though. I am pretty conservative when it comes to my makeup.

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  24. Fantastic shade,thank you for this lovely review!

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