Lime Crime is a cruelty free brand whose vegan lipstick shades I have often admired, but did not try until recently. When I received the release statement about Babette I knew that had to change. Lime Crime Babette is cruelty free, vegan, and a creamy pastel coral shade. Coral is one of my favorite lip shades because it’s so versatile. I also love a good nude lip shade. Babette is the perfect mix of the two.
Claims: “Opaque lipstick in a rainbow of statement shades, to match your individuality!”
Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Diisostearyl Malate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Castor Isostearate Succinate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Ozokerite, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polyethylene, Microcrystalline Wax, Phenoxyethanol, Vanillin, Capryl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Vegetable Oil, BHT. [+/-] Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (CI19140), Red #7 Lake (CI45410, CI15850), D&C Red #6 (CI15850), Blue #1 Lake (CI42090), Yellow #6 Lake (CI15985)
Pros: This lipstick is very pigmented. Just one layer was enough to have a good amount of color on my lips. It’s also a matte opaque shade. I like this because one layer is enough to look like your natural lips but better and you can then add gloss if you like.
Cons: The formula isn’t moisturizing (but it also does not claim to be). Make sure to apply a good lip balm first to help it go on smoothly.
The Verdict: Babette has quickly become one of my favorite lipsticks! I absolutely love the color! I’ve seen it on people with pale skin, medium skin (like my own) and dark ski and feel like it’s a versatile shade that looks great on everyone. It wears well and lasts through eating and drinking. It also doesn’t feather, so no lip liner is needed.
If you haven’t picked up Babette, definitely do! You won’t be disappointed!