Monday, April 7, 2014

Lime Crime Babette Lipstick: An Adoring Pictorial

Limecrime Babette
Above: Limecrime Babette in all its glory.
Behold, Lime Crime Babette...an extremely opaque pale peach pink with a cream finish and incredible lasting power!  As one who cannot get enough of the nude lip look, Babette has been on my radar for awhile and, after finally tracking it down on eBay earlier this year, I have been using it nonstop (including HERE).  Often compared to its beige nude older sister, Coquette (reviewed HERE), I have found this shade to be entirely unique.  It is, as the swatches later on this post reveal, a light peachy pink that brightens up the face while maintaining the "nude" look.  It doesn't oxidize hot pink or orange (as I sadly found Illamasqua Obey to do) and, although this faintly vanilla-scented formula can be a touch drying, a layer of balm or gloss underneath (I love pairing this with Surratt Beauty Coquette) combats this caveat quite nicely.  All in all, this shade is pure bliss! 

Kindly scroll on for additional Babette images as well as the Bottom Line...

Above: Babette is the newest shade release from Lime Crime.
Limecrime Babette Ingredients
Above: The full ingredients list. 
Limecrime Babette
Above: Babette comes in a sturdy, glossy lavender case with holographic glitter writing making it undeniably easy to find in one's purse ; )
Limecrime Babette
Above: To add to its whimsy, the holographic glitter unicorn decorates one side of the tube...as a diehard unicorn lover, this is clearly a bonus.
Limecrime Babette
Above: The creamy, peachy pink loveliness of Babette.
Limecrime Babette swatches
Above: Swatches of Lime Crime Babette and Coquette in natural lighting...Babette appears brighter and peachier in contrast to the beige-based Coquette.
Limecrime Babette swatches
Above: Close up swatches of the sisters.
Below: Images of Babette alone on my lips in various lighting situations...





Bottom Line: Lime Crime Babette lipstick is crazy good (and currently easily available on the Urban Outfitter's website!)...I am glad that I ordered it and know that it will likely always be a staple in my purse due to its perfect nude peach pink hue, intense opacity, ability  to mix well with other lip colors shades and textures and respectable lasting power.  I highly recommended for my fellow nude lip color devotees!

Hope you have a brilliant start to your week...good things ahead on the blog including my review of the Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge Powder, more (!) foundation swatches (this time, from Cle de Peau) and a skincare update, just for starters ; )

xoxo,

--The Beauty Professor

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14 comments:

  1. Babeth is def a very pretty lip color that I would love to try out. I like the look of it on lips for I find it sexy and natural. It looks so pretty on you. Great choice indeed!

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    1. Thanks, Sue! It is such a wonderful apricot nude and I highly recommend it!

      xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  2. You're sooo lucky that nude lipstick looks GREAT on you! I can never use nude colour on my lips...I end up looking fresh from the morgue. :-(

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    1. Why, thank you Shireen! I think the RIGHT nude can look good on everybody...it's just sometimes quite a journey to find it ; ) Keep on exploring the vast wealth of options out there...you're bound to find one you adore!

      xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  3. This lipstick looks lovely on you. Very playful take on a light pink. It also seems to have this uncanny ability to brighten up the rest of your face. I am always on the hunt for a lipstick that can do that. Because my complexion is naturally quite dull (long hours of work and lack of sleep can do that to a gal), I always look for things like a natural highlighter (still loving the RMS one you suggested but it's slowly running out!) or a brightening lipstick that also happens to be a natural pink. As much as I like this, I think coquette is much more "me":)

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    1. Hello MG!

      Thank you so much! I love how this color is both subtle yet bright in its own way and hey, I can totally relate to the whole long work hours and lack of sleep situation ; )

      Ahh...Coquette...do you have it yet? It's a must for nude lovers as well...such an amazing pink beige!

      Hope your week is going well...xoxo and talk soon,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  4. Thanks for your ALWAYS generous sharing of colors and ideas!!! It looks like a great color - which I do have!!!
    It's always good to see a picture of you wearing the product spoken about!

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    1. Hello Anon,

      My pleasure...I love sharing products I adore ; ) How fantastic that you already have it! Thanks for your enthusiastic words!

      xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  5. Beautiful! Been meaning to order coquette but this might be my choice for spring/summer. Can't wait for your review on Eve Lom

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    1. Hi Lynn!

      Thank you ; ) You absolutely cannot go wrong with either Coquette or Babette or perhaps even both...they both have permanent homes in my purse these days! Oh, and my Eve Lom Review can be found here:

      http://www.beautyprofessor.net/2014/03/eve-lom-radiance-lift.html

      xoxo, talk soon and hope your week is going well,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  6. Also your skin looks amazing. What are u wearing for foundation? Also are u wearing a glowing bronzer and if so, which 1. Much appreciated! Thank you for all your hard work!! Xo

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    1. Thanks so much, Lynn! I am wearing our favorite Kanebo Sensai Cellular Performance Cream Foundation and a bit of the Daniel Sandler Shade and Sculpt bronzer and illuminator in this picture. Everything is topped with a bit of the radiant Surratt Beauty Diaphane powder!

      xoxo, my friend!

      --The Beauty Professor

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  7. Amazing! I would love your advice. I really want to purchase either Coquette or Babette. I have very fair skin. What do you think?

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    1. Hello and thank you so much! Ahh...that is a tough one. Both of these shades would look lovely on your fair skin and it is all going to come down to undertone. Do you want a pinky beige undertone (a bit more on the neutral to rosy side)? If so, then go with Coquette. If you prefer a warmer, peachier undertone, then Babette should be your choice. I have and use both frequently and even enjoy mixing them at times for the "perfect nude."

      I hope that helps...xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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