Fake On the Outside

This is the tumblog of a person who is known by the name of Crimson Feather. She does all sorts of things like eating and breathing. Sometimes she puts pretty colours on her face. Occasionally she takes pictures and posts them. Other times she might make video's.

I decided to make a blog dedicated to the stuff I love. Some of it will be reblogs. Some of it will be reviews. Some of it will be opinions.
I promise nothing but my honest opinion.

Disclaimer: All products shown are bought and paid for by me. These are my opinions and are not influenced in anyway. All prices correct at the time of filming/review.

Please note the tumblr is under massive reconstruction right now. Links may not work very well!


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I’ve written a whole piece on eyebrows and then Shrinkle went and shaved hers off. I just hadn’t gotten around to posting it and it’s going to take a little longer to be posted because Doe Deere is at it again.
Just after Shrinkle shaved hers off, looking super cute as she always does, Doe posts a few times about how important eyebrows are. The sly digs at the people she sees as the enemy, that are so obvious if you know what’s going on are just getting old. They’re making her look like the ‘hater’ she like to call anyone who dares to disagree with her.

So that’s more of an opinion, lets move onto some misinformation Lime Crime has been spreading.

Lime crime promoted Black Velvet as ‘The only black lipstick that is touch, kiss and smudgeproof’. Not only is that blatantly untrue, I own it and it’s certainly none of those things, it’s not the only long stay matt black lipstick on the market. A person commented about the Zombie Cosmetics version. Surprisingly the comment is still there, Lime Crime isn’t censoring as much as they used to.
I can’t tell you if the Zombie Cosmetics lip velvet is any good because I don’t own it I can tell you there is a Black Velvet from Topshop called Raven and it’s miles better than Black Velvet.
So Lime Crime lied about it being the only version on the market. Not a shocker. True, they might not have known about the Zombie Cosmetics version but I really doubt it given the circles they move in and the fact it’s been mentioned more than once on their pages before.

Finally another thing that dogs Lime Crime. The fact the colour of their products seem to change with each batch and from picture to picture. Here’s Doe herself wearing Suedeberry. Yes Suedeberry, that matt coral red…..
Now it’s quite possible the colour discrepancy could be down to a filter but that would mean Doe would have to admit to using filters. The excuse used is it looks different on different people. Of course it’s doing to look slightly different but not that much. Suedeberry is an orange based red, that’s not orange toned at all. Even people with the same skin tone as her are mentioning in the comments how theirs look nothing like that. 
It’s more likely that she’s made a mistake on the colour she’s wearing. Before you say ‘but she couldn’t, she owns the company!!’ It’s happened before.

This and all the other things in my eyes makes Lime Crime untrustworthy and not a company I will ever support.

Asker ms-debano Asks:
I've got a Makeup eraser, and it isn't just a microfiber cloth. One side is microfiber, and the other has longer fibers and feels softer. You could probably find both cloths somewhere separate for cheap and just sew them together, but I don't have a sewing machine anymore or the bathroom space for multiple towels my spouse can't use. :)
fake-on-the-outside fake-on-the-outside Said:

Most microfibre face cloths have a softer side as well. It’s not a new unusual thing and it’s certainly not worth the price as far as I’m concerned. However if you like yours, I am perfectly happy for you. I just don’t think it’s worth it when you can find the exact same item for less than 20% of the price of a Makeup Eraser.

Just recently I’ve seen two adverts for face cloths both for the same product as it turns out, something called the Makeup Eraser. These were just being sold by different people.

Now they sound fabulous! You don’t need soap or cleanser. You no longer need eye make up remover or to use an exfoliator. They’re reusable, once it’s dirty just put it in with your normal wash.

Here’s the thing though, it’s just a microfibre face cloth. They want to charge you $19.97 for one cloth. That’s equivalent to £12 in the UK. Yes £12 for one cloth. You can pick these as five packs for less than £10. That’s a huge mark up because they’re selling it as a beauty product!

I’ve done a little research and you can get stung in the UK when looking for microfibre face cloths. I’ve seen them on sale for £10 here as well. As usual with any wonder product do some research. These can be found cheaply and they are simply fabulous.

EDIT: As another tumblr user said, the Magic Eraser comes with two sides, one of which is softer. This however is something all the microfibre face cloths I own already have.

I am going to state here, if you want to spend the extra money on a certain colour or because you like the brand, I am not here to stop you. I just don’t think it’s value for money and I wanted you to know what you’re buying.

If you don’t follow me on YouTube then you’ll be unaware I started running again. I don’t know why I stopped but I did. So I decided to start again. 

Now the weather is warmer so it’s harder to run at the moment, especially since the sun has decided it’s going to be out whenever I do. Before and after my run it tends to go back behind clouds but not during. I was swearing at it today. It’s just good there was no one around to hear me ranting at the weather.

Since I left it so long between runs I decided to start from the beginning again and skip forwards as my stamina let me. Sadly I found week 4 was a challenge so now I’m working forwards from there. It’s going to be a hard slog again but I want to get to completion this time. The challenge this time won’t be a holiday but the weather. It’ll get warmer through this month and that I’m not looking forward to.

Wish me luck I think I’m going to need it.


Girls and guys!! Don’t let anyone try to shame you into presenting yourself in a way that doesn’t make you feel 100% confident and good about yourself. Rock your body and your aesthetic and let others rock theirs. 

Update: Buy a print of this comic from my shop! :D 


I know many of the readers will access posts via their dashboard, so I thought I’d let you know I’ve opened up these forums, and there’s a direct link on the homepage too. Included on the forum is a shoutbox, and the entire thing is very much a work in progress, so please bear with us while it gets going. I’ve created a general area and a members only too, so hopefully it’ll deter trolls from bugging us too much :) please feel feel to register and get the topics going!


Come join the discussion over at the forums. Both positive and negative stories are encouraged.

Time for an empties post!

Meet several things I’ve emptied or are so dried up they’re unusable. 

So I’ve used up a couple of packets of the ELF cleansing cloths. Its been a hard month, okay? I still love them as much as I did when I first got them. They are just amazing at taking off my make up and I will definitely be getting them again when I burn through my stash of them.

Next is my Elemis body wash. It has a weird peppery smell but I did kind of like it. It’s not on my to buy list but that’s because I have so many others!

Lastly is the Lime Crime Uniliners. I have a huge issue with these. They irritate my eyes. They’re the only eye liner I own that does and I’m not allergic to anything. Also Quill isn’t quite empty but it is so dry it’s unusable. So completely not on my repurchase list.

I just got this on one of my videos. Of course it’s already deleted because you know people like this are just trolls. 

llamasqua’s Blizzard nail polish. It costs £14.50 from the Illamasqua website.

Blizzard is described as a Snow glitter nail finish.

It’s a chunky glitter top coat. The glitter particulates aren’t shiny at all, more of a satin finish. There’s two distinct sizes of them which does make it look like snow. If you’re not great at nail art, these are quite good for helping you get there.
Since the snow is not so dense it doesn’t have the staying power of glitter polish. It however as much of a pain to remove.

The brush in the bottle is a little thin for my liking, I prefer paddle brushes but that’s a minor thing. 

I like it and think it would look stunning on a graduated blue nail rather than the choice I made here. Very much worth it.


If you’re a lover of Makeup Revolution you know there is a flurry of releases by them right now. This is one of the products which has kind of got lost in the avalanche of great new products. That’s a bit of a shame really given how good this product is.

This product is the 5 Baked Eyeshadows. They cost £2.50 from Makeup Revolution and this is the one in Electric Dreams.

You get five complimentary shades, one of which is a highlight. These are great sets  for creating a couple of looks from the one palette. In this palette you get (from left to right)

  • Lavender purple with pink shift
  • Shimmery white
  • Mauve taupe with a pink shift
  • Lilac with silver shift
  • Damson purple with a violet shift

The colours are nice and opaque even without a base. They have an awesome shimmer and are soft and buttery. There’s a surprisingly small amount of fall out given the domed shape of the shadow.
Over the course of 8 hours there was little to no fading or creasing  with these shadows.

All in all they’re fantastic shadows and I can’t find fault with them.