Recreate Lime Crime’s Off-Beat Lipstick Colors For Less

Posted 2 years ago by

I’m loving the off-beat lipstick color trend and am hoping it takes over. Doe Deere of Lime Crime Cosmetics really got it right!

Buying the real thing is clearly better, but if you don’t live near a Space.NK to try it on, don’t like ordering on-line, or just don’t have an extra $20 laying around — This is my tutorial.

The Wonderful World of Lime Crime Cosmetics

Lady Gaga is wearing D’lilac, Ke$ha is wearing No She Didn’t, and I’m wearing Cosmopop — all by Lime Crime.

Below is a sample of some off-beat lipstick colors from the Bloomingdale’s in Soho. The first row is Lime Crime and the second row is MAC. I absolutely love the blue!

What You’ll Need

  • Eyelid Primer (preferably¬†e.l.f. since it’s only $1)
  • An eyeshadow color of your choice (I used a blue and a lime green from an e.l.f. eyeshadow palette)


  1. Apply eyelid primer to lips like you would a lip gloss
  2. Wait about 30 seconds for it to dry
  3. Choose a vibrant eyeshadow color
  4. Apply eyeshadow to lips as you would your eyes. Applying about 3 layers does the trick.

You just created your own off-beat lipstick color!


Let us know in the comments if you gave this tutorial a try!


Broke Fashion: Chic Winter Style in Manhattan

Posted 3 years ago by

Winter can be a tough season for style. With slushy snow filled streets, below freezing temperatures and a gloomy overcast of grey, getting out of bed and putting effort into our outfits isn’t always first on our list’s.

Another factor to consider is that we’re all hidden by big warm coats! These things aside, Broke & Chic found a few girls who know how to look stylish — no matter what the weather is!

  • Top: $3.50 Forever 21
  • Cardigan: Vintage from her mom’s closet
  • Belt: $1 Thrift
  • Bag: $10 Thrift (in Los Angeles)
  • Pants: Free from American Apparel (employee)
  • Boots: $115 Dr. Martens

  • Zebra Top: $14.50 Strawberry
  • Skirt: $22.80 Forever 21
  • Leggings: $6.50 Forever 21
  • Boots: $40 Journey’s

  • Top: $30 H&M
  • Shorts: $19.95 H&M
  • Tights: $9.95 H&M
  • Belt: $20 Gap
  • Vince Camuto Boots: $150 Bloomingdale’s