After reading reviews for both colors, I decided to try both, although Suedeberry seemed to be a bit of a gamble because some claimed it was pure orange, and others reported that it was a strange coral color. Well, I found that it is very similar to MAC Lady Danger. It is almost a neon red orange color, perfect for the warmer months especially! I love both colors equally, however, I like to layer Suedeberry over Red Velvet for a more Marylin Monroe full lip effect. Especially since matte lips can sometimes lack dimension. The staying power of the Velvetines is amazing, compared to conventional cream lipstick as well as other long-lasting lipsticks, such as Maybelline 24-hour. Unlike other brands, the Velvetines do not flake or crumble, which is of the utmost importance when you are wearing a dark or bright lipstick. The less you have to worry about your lipstick, the better! It is pretty smudgeproof...after drinking two coffees and eating a croissant in the morning, it still looked as good as new. I do have to touch up if I eat something greasy, because this lipstick is waterproof, but when it comes in contact with anything oil based, it will dissolve...and quickly! It wears off evenly, and it isn't as drying as most matte lipsticks. It feels fairly weightless, and as long as you don't constantly rub your lips together or lick your lips, it should stay for at least 5-6 hours. Oh, and as far as the kissing test goes...it passed with flying colors, and we're not just talking a peck on the cheek ;)
There you have it, my thoughts on Limecrime's Velvetine range. I would love it if they came out with a dual color Velvetine so I didn't have to buy both colors separately, but I love them both enough to deal with it!
Comrade Von Pussycat