Hello, gorgeous. :)
Good news/bad news situation. I'll start with the bad: there was a data breach on the Lime Crime website resulting in some credit card fraud.
Since I tout Lime Crime products (mostly their Velvetines) all the time, I felt sort of an obligation to let anyone + everyone know because I don't think my conscience could handle it if I encouraged somebody to buy their products and, subsequently, compromised their card.
So basically, as much as it breaks my heart because I loved/was mildly obsessed with their products, please never buy from Lime Crime again.
And I would be a little more delicate about it—I know security breaches happen, and hackers happen, but the way the company is handling it is less than encouraging—and considering that there's also a pretty wide-scale boycott/petition against Lime Crime going on right now due to the founder/CEO's rather shoddy, fraud-ridden reputation (according to this Tumblr account anyway), it's probably best to just swear off Lime Crime altogether now and forevermore. Spend your hard-earned money on brands that deserve it and respect their customers.
I feel like we need a lighter note right about now.
The good news: Much like whatever idiot scorned Beyonce circa 2006, Lime Crime's Velvetines are NOT irreplaceable. In fact, Lime Crime . . . "I could have another you by tomorrow," (or 3-7 business days to allow for shipping anyway).
In fact, I've already found a rather lovely replacement. For the exact same price (and with an even wider array of colors), Anastasia Beverly Hills' new line of liquid-to-matte lip products is divine.
Also, if you check out this post that I did not all that long ago (and ignore the Lime Crime plug—that was before the shod and fraud), you can find some great substitutes for Velvetines, including Anastasia Beverly Hills and Kat Von D's lines as well as some cheaper options (stay away from Wet n Wild's version, though). ABH and Kat Von D's are SUPER comparable and super amazing.
Here's a bright red Anastasia one called American Doll.