Limecrime Cashmere was such a big deal a few years back, and it was a major staple in the online makeup-sphere. Searching for the perfect dupe, looking up reviews on the formula, and finally buying it (along with a backup) reminds me of a time when I could not stop wearing it. If I remember correctly, the hype of it died a little when the “Kylie Jenner” brownish nude lip color started trending.
Lime Crime had some scandal attached to it- the owner’s political views and leaking customer credit card information. For the backup of Cashmere that I bought, my card was definitely leaked to a random company that sent me weird preworkout supplements and tried to not refund me when I called. It was really sketchy and I haven’t ordered from them since that debacle. Lime Crime’s formula is one of the best I have tried and their colors are so good. The brand is coming to Ulta so in the future I may order through them even though I’m annoyed at their past discrepancies. I <3 Ulta so it’s a good move on their part.
Cashmere has been out of rotation for me for a little while now, and I even got rid of my backup. Like how all trends go though, I’m kind of back into it, and wanted to see what other lipsticks in the grey undertone family that I have. Many of the shades I have purchased since then lean more toward mauve or berry undertones rather than beige.
I recently fell in love with the color Maybelline Grey Over It, but knew I would use a liquid lipstick more than a bullet. I went on the hunt for a liquid dupe of Grey Over It, and ended up on NYX Honeymoon. Honeymoon stands out from the other lipsticks on this post because it does not have any berry or purple, but is straight up brown/ grey. I do not have a dupe for it, but the formula SUCKS. It is patchy, dries down really weird, and breaks up around the corners of my mouth almost instantly. I’m a little bummed because the color is unique to my collection, but I’m planning on returning it tomorrow. I’m not crazy picky about liquid lipsticks and pretty much expect them to be drying, but this one was next level bad and looked so gross. A better dupe would be Kylie Cosmetics Moon I think, but I haven’t seen that in person. For now I’ll be using LC Cashmere and Sephora Collection Pretty Beige whenever I want to go for a greige lipstick.
Lime Crime Cashmere
Sephora 39 Frozen Strawberry
Sephora 21 Pretty Beige
Nyx Black Sesame
Tarte Texas Toast
Anastasia Beverly Hills Veronica
Dose of Colors Mocha
The bottom three of this list have way more berry, but I thought it could be helpful to see a comparison. They’re also three of my very favorite lipsticks and I couldn’t help myself. NYX Black Sesame is one I’ve had for a long time. I wouldn’t wear it alone, but I use it to mix with other lipsticks that I want to add some grey into. My favorite lip liners to pair with all these colors are Colourpop Tootsi, Chi, MAC Oak, and Stripdown.
I have a feeling I’ll be expanding my collection into the more true greyish brown lipstick colors. It must just be this time of year or something. I swear I have a new color obsession every other week lately!