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Lime Crime’s New Scandal: Velvetines Lipstick


Lime Crime is a trend-setting makeup and cosmetic company based in Los Angeles, California. They believe in using makeup to express freedom for women, rather than to cover up imperfections. Lime Crime’s products are all certified vegan and cruelty free. Lime Crime’s newest innovation is ‘Scandal’, an addition to their cult-classic Velvetine Lipstick line which has helped bring the brand up to a 2.6 million following on Instagram @limecrimemakeup.


Realized and developed by Lime Crime’s CEO Doe Deere, Pinterest users have exposed how Scandal offers an intense plum matte finish whilst still maintaining Velvetine’s notably luxurious and long-lasting qualities loved by lipstick users around the world. Its rich magenta hue flaunts an unmatched depth of personality as well as an edge of drama for Scandal’s users. According to a recent US Weekly article on purple lipstick, the color has always been known to ooze sex appeal and strength which definitely rings true for Lime Crime’s newest violet addition. Company CEO Doe Deere notes that “Scandal is for girls who like a touch of punk-rock edge & have that don’t-care attitude”, and he mentions that the lipstick can be paired with a bold black liner to “stir up some controversy”.


For best use, Scandal should be applied 15 minutes after lip balm and touched up with a lip brush. All of Lime Crime’s Velvetines dry to a smooth and resilient coat, but can be easily removed with waterproof makeup remover, making them popular sellers on and Wear Scandal on a night that you want to add a little bit of theatricals to your pout.


Wen by Chaz Dean Passes the Pro Stylist Test

Wen Cleansing ConditionerWen, by renown stylist and hair care system creator Chaz Dean has been around for quite some time now and there’s a reason. Wen by Chaz is an exclusive hair care system. It’s only available online. If you’re fortunate to have the Wen experience, it would be at a beauty salon that chooses to use it directly on the client. Wen is a full hair-care system that’s comprised of a non-lathering shampoo and conditioner in one. In case you’re wondering what makes Wen hair care unique, it doesn’t lather because it’s powerful enough not to have to. In fact, it’s devoid of the chemicals that lather the typical shampoo.

The Pro-Stylist Acid Test

There was an in-depth review in Bustle Magazine, by Emily McClure, a pro-stylist, with hair-care issues of her own. Emily decided to review this product due to all the hype out there about Wen hair by Chaz Dean.

Emily has to use a lot of Wen Cleansing Conditioner to keep her hair up and bouncy. She admits that it lacks bounce and is very fine. She often sees it break and fall into the tub which makes matters worse. She also has oily hair and the styling product just doesn’t help matters.

Before her first use, Emily had a lot of questions regarding Wen hair care and was admittedly pretty skeptical. The amount of product instructed for use and the fact that it didn’t lather made her even more curious.

So, what happened? She used the exact amount of product. As she washed her hair, she saw maybe a strand or two in the bottom of the tub. She also felt a vast difference in the thorough cleaning of her hair.

As far as the verdict of her week-long experiment, this is what she came up with. It did pass. It washed away styling product and passed the test with flying colors; highly recommended.

For more information, find Wen Hair Care on Facebook and Twitter.