Summer is a time when music festivals overtake the world. The intense music cannot be silenced during this time and avid fans use these opportunities to be themselves by wearing vibrant clothing, makeup, and by traveling the world in the hopes of catching a spare note between pitching their weekend tents. Unfortunately, too few makeup companies pay homage to festival season with their colors, but that is what makes Lime Crime so awesome. Lime Crime specializes in the non-traditional by producing original shades that vary from green to blue to even gray. Celia Leslie took the time to make a tutorial showcasing Lime Crime’s velvetine shades and it immediately made me think of festival season. So, which shades would I wear to show my appreciation for the season and why is it important to have these options?
This eggplant color by Lime Crime is perfect for rock festivals. By offering that edgy element to the makeup as a whole, Jinx works well when paired with black eyeliner, shadow, and purple blush. For those who prefer the heavier scene, a color like this is a means to show their appreciation for the music, the message behind it, and to relate to the other people without having to spend tons of money on body modification.
This shade is anything but like its name as it is fairly soft. The brownish-gold shade offers hints of orange that will work well for a folk festival. Personally, I would wear this shade with my greatest fairy or renaissance costume. I would keep the rest of my look natural and let this shade have the spotlight that it deserves. What makes this shade so special to those who enjoy folk music or cosplaying is that it offers an escape from oneself for just a brief moment.
This velvetine is electrifyingly purple. Anyone who loves electronic music and the energy offered by its festivals will enjoy pairing this color with glitter shadows, face paint, and rainbow hair. Too often, those who love the electronic music scene are unable to be who they want to be outside of these festivals, so this shade allows them to be who they want to be each day safely, which is the entire point of Lime Crime as a company.