Jun 23, 2012

Review & Swatches: Lime Crime Uniliners

Finally, the anticipated Lime Crime liquid liners, Uniliners, are here.
They come in seven different and some unusual shades, including orange and greeny yellow!

The package is Lime Crime's usual style, unique and fun (and this time without unicorns!), purple cardboard box with swirls, twirls and spiderwebs:

Each box is labeled with the shade's name on top:

The name of the liner is in the bottom of the container:

Basic info:

Net weight: 1.3 ml / 0.04 fl. oz

Water (Aqua), Behenoxy PEG-10 Dimethicone, Acrylates Copolymer, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Capryl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Silica, Simethicone. MAY CONTAIN: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491,CI 77492, CI 77499), Carbon Black (CI 77266), FD&C Blue No. 1 Lake (CI 42090:2), Ultramarines (CI 77007), FD&C Red No. 40 (CI 16035), FD&C Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140:1), FD&C Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Tin Oxide (CI 77861), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288).

Available colors: 

First thoughts:

My god, they are so TINY!

I took a photo of them beside a measuring tape, both with centimeters and inches:

And a more universal measuring method, with standard-sized MAC lipstick:

As you can see, t-i-n-y.

Many of you might be upset about the price compared to the amount of the product, so I made a small comparison between a few liners and their prices:

Lime Crime Uniliner: $13,99 1.3ml / 0.04 US fl oz  = price per 10ml ~$107,62
MAC Superslick Liquid Eyeliner: $18,50 1.8 ml / 0.06 US fl oz price per 10ml ~$102.78
Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner: $23,00 1,7 ml /0.058  US fl oz  = price per 10ml ~$135,29
Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner: $19 1,7ml /0.058 US fl oz = price per 10ml  ~$111,76

Illamasqua Precision Ink: $27,50 1.8ml / 0.06 US fl oz = price per 10ml ~ $152,78

OK, it's slightly pricier than MAC (and we all know that MAC is quite pricey), but surprisingly it's cheaper than UD, MUFE or Illamasqua. Of course there are cheap brands like NYX, Milani and Wet'n'Wild, but I tried to pick products around the same amount etc here.


Glossy black. The darkest black you've ever experienced!

The finish is very similar like in Illamasqua's Precision Ink Abyss, only this isn't as lasting as Abyss. 
The staying power of Quill is the worst of the bunch. It's the only one that smudges when wiped over, even when it's dry. On my lids it stays well though, both with primer, and without primer. It's really pigmented and shiny. Not glittery, but kinda like PVC.
Personally this was the most "meh" from these liners, since you can get (even shiny) black liner from almost everywhere.

LAZULI - bright blue liquid eyeliner
Bright blue that leans slightly purple, inspired by lapis lazuli. Enhances brown eyes. Matte finish. 

Lazuli is a fun color that is kinda of a mix of purple and blue. It has the tiniest purple sparkle in it, but the base color is kinda darkish electric blue. The sparkles don't appear when used, only when looked closely enough in sunlight.
Again, it's quite pigmented, with one layer it covers pretty well.  Unlike Quill, this doesn't smudge when wiped over.

ORCHIDACEOUS - violet-purple liquid eyeliner
Bright violet-purple. Matte finish.

Orchidaceous is pink-purple liner. The coverage in this isn't as good as many other Uniliners, but not bad either. Like Lazuli, this also has tiny sparkles in it, but they really don't show up when used.

LUNAR SEA - pure white liquid eyeliner
Pure, matte white.

Lunar Sea is matte true white. It's again pigmented, and looks really similar as Illamasqua's Scribe liner, though this isn't nearly as lasting. This doesn't smudge, but it's not waterproof like Scribe.
I've heard that this tends to "crack" when used over eyeshadow, and I have seen some small cracking when using this myself. Again, one layer is enough to cover well.

Pale sky-blue. Matte finish.

Blue milk is truly light blue, it reminds me of cloudless sky. It's super pigmented and super bright. Doesn't smudge.
Surprisingly this has become one of my favourite Uniliners, it's a super easy way to make a simple makeup to really pop.

CITREUSE - yellow-green liquid eyeliner
Bright, nearly neon chartreuse. Matte finish.

Citreuse is probably my least favourite color from these, mainly because I find it hard to match the color with anything. But maybe that's just me. :P
Citreuse is again pigmented, covers well with one layer, and is bright. However, even though it's bright, I find the color a bit "dirty looking" which I'm not a huge fan of. If it would be a shade more to green or yellow, it could be perfect. But that's just a matter of taste, there's nothing wrong with the product itself.

6th ELEMENT - orange liquid eyeliner
Vivid 'Fanta' orange, Leeloo would be proud! Enhances blue and grey eyes. Matte finish.

6th element was the color I was most excited about, I have a weird thing for oranges :D
The color is amazing, true bright orange, but in some cases this needs another layer of color to apply evenly. 
This is the most "shimmery" of these liners, it looks kinda pearly. 


Blue Milk, Orchidaceous
Lazuli, 6th Element
Quill, Citreuse

Lunar Sea

In sunlight:
Top row, from left to right: Lunar Sea, Quill , Lazuli, Blue Milk
lower row, from left to right: Citreuse, 6th Element, Orchidaceous

One layer over black base:
From left to right: Lunar Sea, Citreuse, 6th Element, Orchidaceous, Lazuli, Blue Milk, Quill

 Demonstration of the smudgeproofness, and how Quill is the only one that really smudges (dry cotton pad):

And about the waterproofness (just water sprayed over liners): 

Overall opinion:

Again, I think Lime Crime has done a good job with these. There are not many good colored liners (IMO) available, and these are quite unique colors (except Quill maybe).

I was surprised about the overall price range of the liquid liners (the "chart" mentioned earlier) and that while these are so tiny, they aren't in the top of the price chart.

Personally I would like them to be a bit more waterproof, but I know some don't like waterproof products.

Get them from Lime Crime, they ship internationally

Look done with these:

Super Mario look with Quill, Lunar Sea & Citreuse
The Simpsons look with Blue Milk, Citreuse, Lunar Sea & Quill
Snow White look with Quill & Lazuli

MUG Shadows and Citreuse
6th Element, Orchidaceous & Quill

This was a review of Lime Crime's liquid liners.
This was NOT a review of the company, company's owner(s) or how they handle problems with customers or anything.
I'm aware of all the drama, and if you want to know more about it, use google or go to Ana's blog


  1. perfect colours , i just love them :*:*

  2. Great Review! I was anticipating this review! I have Lunar Sea, and mentioned on your FB page about the cracking. I also wanted to try another one to compair, and got Citreuse, and had no cracking! I think Citreuse looks great with purples, and oranges and blues.

    Love your reviews, looks, and tutorials! Well done!

  3. oh i just love your looks in this you so talented i love the colours of these eyeliners but to be honest would not be pushed about paying that amount for them
    from a long time follower nina

  4. Sorry if I'm being a nitpicker, but isn't the product name UNIliner, not UNliner? Don't mean to be rude, it just confuses me. :)

    1. DAAAAAAAAMN! Looks like you're absolutely right! I swear, I've been calling them UNliners from the day one O_o
      I go edit right away! Thank you!

  5. I have stopped supporting you due to the high influx of Lime Crime. Lime Crime's products are lousy and as a company, they are scammers. Good luck to you and your endeavors. -- A former fan.

    1. If that what really matters to you, then you do it :)
      All I have done is given my honest opinion. Also I have usually mentioned about Lime Crime's problems in my reviews, that way to warn my readers about their past actions by linking to site explaining the situation.
      My reviews are based on my personal experience, nothing else.
      If you want someone to trash fine products, then my blog isn't for you.

  6. Oh how nice.. where can I get these?

  7. I love Lazuli and Blue Milk... As someone who never finishes products, I don't have an issue with the price; I'd rather get a smaller amount and pay a few bucks less, even if the price per ounce is comparable to other brands.

  8. woooww! the colors of those liners are love! :)

  9. I haven't purchased from Lime Crime because of their problem. BUT..... dang these liners are going to make me change my mind. The white and chartreuse are beautiful. Excellent review! Thanks for all the information. :)

    1. This is my problem right now as well! I don't need more black liners (and I'm buying Scribe soon) but I cannot think of a dupe for the colours and I want all of them.

  10. i love the 6th element shade 'cause i'm into orange as well!! :D great makeup look you've done with these :)


  11. So crazy tones, I love them!!! I think a bright eyeliner like this one will be great for summer! thanks for sharing

  12. I almost bought a couple of these despite my dissatisfaction with 6 of the 7 lime crime products I've purchased.
    But I found Inglot's gel liners. They're cheaper, they come in more colors, they're an easy to work with gel, and I'm not supporting Doe by buying them :)

  13. The colors are very beautiful and i love your simpson look :)

  14. I want all of those! They are so pretty. Love the looks you made with it.

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  19. Would you say these last well? I generally have pretty oily lids (even with primer and shadow helping out), so I'm kind of concerned about it smearing/transferring.

  20. I love your blog. You are truly an inspiration and I must say you are the first person Ive ever said that to. You have unbelievable skill, imagination and that translates very well into your work. As far as Lime Crime and their reputation, I wish people would let sleeping dogs lie. Ive never bought anything from the brand, YET, but im not going to write it off or let it deter me because some people had their issues with the brand and/or owner. I see some pretty great products and that's all I care about.

    Also, have you ever tried Hourglass's Film Noir Lash Lacquer? It also has that shiny look and Im thinking it may work as an eyeliner too. When I swatched it, it lasted all day on my hand. Would probably make a pretty bad@$$ eye base too for one of your looks. ;)

  21. Kirjotin omaankin blogiini vähän aikaa sitten neon-eyelinereista, mutten oo itse löytänyt sellaisia mistään. Tuskimpa Lime Crimeakaan Suomeen ihan helposti saa. Toivottavasti nyt muutkin merkit toisivat markkinoille enemmän kirkkaanvärisiä linereita nyt, kun neon-buumi on vielä valloillaan :)

  22. Thank you SO MUCH for this review. I've been looking all over the internet for an unbiased review of ANYTHING Lime Crime, and all of your reviews are very helpful! Great pictures. :)

  23. I personally think the yellow one looks great on u even though it's a funky color, u can always wear it with brown, black or grey to liven the neutral colors :)

  24. These products are horrible! I bought them and they stained my skin. It took me forever to remove the stains

  25. This is one of my personal favorite eyeliners! I tried to re-purchase once before and it was sold out so I was super excited to find it again.

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