Salem is the first product from Lime Crime that I’ve tried and I’ve fallen head over heels with it~ It was every bit of truth from the Velvetines hype. However within only 5months of usage it ran out and ever since then I’ve been in the look out for a dupe. There are a lot of heated discussions on blogs and forums for alternative products but Coloured Raine’s Truffle is what convinced me most.
Product + shipping to UK is $26 all in all. A hefty price for me but I wouldn’t go all this way if I wasn’t desperate to get my empty Salem tube a replacement. It arrived after a week which is hmmmm so-so.. (considering I paid 10$)
Packaging is highly subjective but to me it is dull and uninteresting. The box itself looked like a medicine cream you buy for acnes.. I do hope in the future they step it up because their product line up and shades are great!
It has a runny choco-smelling formula which distributes thinly and dries matte, a little product will go a long way depending on your desired finish. As for me, I don’t apply it full throttle, I like to keep it in a semi gradient style which I’m most comfortable with and consumes least product haha. Though I can’t seem to build up a darker color even when I layer it. It also doesn’t dry as fast and I find the product easily transferring on my teeth which is a catastrophe if I forget to check~!
I noticed a few cons here and there but it is over shadowed by how amazing the quality is. The brown shade doesn’t disappoint and its staying power is just as strong. I do recommend this to people who are looking for a Lime Crime Salem dupe however this is a wonderful product by its own right too.