Ack! It looks like Disqus didn't enjoy me asking this through their interface. Okay, so I just stumbled across your blog and let me say I am in love with it. Unfortunately, I also just stumbled across the whole Lime Crime drama...while I was in the process of falling in love with their (possibly heavily photoshopped) Carousel Lip Glosses and it seems they've gotten to the dupe spreadsheet! Do you know if the dupes are listed elsewhere? Or if there are dupes for Loop-de-loop, Present, Cherry etc?

Asked by
ba-in-bs

I think there’s a pinterest version of the dupe spreadsheet but I can’t remember the name of the board. Maybe one of my followers can chime in. I have mentally blocked out all knowledge of limecrime and refuse to spend any time dwelling on the brand so I am not going to be able to help on the dupe front, sorry. 

Do you know of any dupes or sister shades of Lime Crime' s Airborne Unicorn lipstick? I would love to try out that kind of color, but I don't go to Sephora often and my makeup budget is a little tight right now. Thanks!

Asked by
recovering-laura-dynamite

We are anti-limecrime anyway so I’m glad you’re asking, I never encourage my friends to buy from them. (Here’s our tag on LimeCrime, and more research is easily googleable). 

This blog lists all possible Lime Crime dupes for most if not all of their products. I’ll also be posting some lip swatches of comparable colors in a little bit. 

products on blast: limecrime carousel lip gloss

we swore a long time ago that we wouldn’t feature lime crime products on PD, and we weren’t going to — until now. what we have to say isn’t great though, so it’s not like we totally went back on our word. i purchased this lipgloss in my search for the perfect purple lip color and was in short, sorely disappointed. i’ve already returned it for a refund. here’s a video of how it applies — really applies, versus the photo where it looks beautiful and like a galaxy on your lips. 

For photos of how it looks as well as a more in depth explanation, click after the jump.

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what do you guys think of limecrime? have either of you tried it?

Asked by
Anonymous

I’ve written about it Doe Deere and limecrime a few times on my own tumblr. I first heard about Limecrime through this blog, and this one, and a friend pointed me to this post about Doe’s history. (Granted the last link has some low blows but it’s still relevant). 

To the point? I think she’s gorgeous and has great personal style and I read her blog, but I would never buy anything from her, don’t respect the way she runs her business and I am not impressed by her at all. She threatens bloggers who write negative reviews on her products with lawsuits, denies it, sells repackaged eyeshadow, denies it, and defends herself rather unprofessionally addressing ‘haters’, bashes her competitors rather poorly as anonymous— who are more professional, have better eyeshadows, and have never been accused of anything Doe has been EVER… the list goes on. This is just stuff I can list off the top of my head, too. 

So, no, I have never tried Limecrime, but, I never will and you will never see a review on anything related to that brand here. I don’t want to waste my money on something so dishonest and if Chi-Chi contemplated buying Limecrime I’d kick her. (Chi-Chi: …I would never consider purchasing from them, no. Kicks are not needed. ;D)

Lime Crime is a somewhat controversial makeup brand. While it’s pretty popular for an ‘indie’ makeup company, there’s been a lot of rumors for quite a while surrounding the possibility it’s been repackaged, or what have you. I’ve heard the owner actually threatened to sue the blogger who initially wrote the scandalous post concerning Lime Crime? Read the post yourself and draw your own conclusions. Recently, Doe Deere (the founder) wrote a blog post addressing the rumors.
Personally, I balk at buying from a company with such a mixed reputation, though I adore the owner’s personal style and the product colors. I just thought you guys should know the backstory behind the brand. 

Lime Crime is a somewhat controversial makeup brand. While it’s pretty popular for an ‘indie’ makeup company, there’s been a lot of rumors for quite a while surrounding the possibility it’s been repackaged, or what have you. I’ve heard the owner actually threatened to sue the blogger who initially wrote the scandalous post concerning Lime Crime? Read the post yourself and draw your own conclusions. Recently, Doe Deere (the founder) wrote a blog post addressing the rumors.

Personally, I balk at buying from a company with such a mixed reputation, though I adore the owner’s personal style and the product colors. I just thought you guys should know the backstory behind the brand.