Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Lime Crime China Doll

Don’t let her milky skin, pouty mouth and flushed cheeks fool you; underneath the poised façade, there lies a heart of a tigress...

Lime Crime’s long-anticipated foray into the realm of pressed eyeshadow begins with Chinadoll. Brought to life by indie style icon Hanna Beth, this collection is not for the faint of heart with shades of flame red, sky blue, sparkling gold, deep jade and jet black bursting forth. True to Lime Crime tradition, each eyeshadow is lavishly-pigmented, creamy in texture and provides superior coverage and blendability to satisfy even the pickiest eyeshadow lover. The five hues come encased in a deluxe purple tin.

THE CHINADOLL LOOKas created by Doe Deere, Makeup Artist & Lime Crime Founder
“Chinadoll is fragile and bold, soft-spoken and out-spoken, a free spirit of undeniable presence. I created a romantic duality by casting watercolor gradients against sharper lines -- Lotus Noir was applied under lower lashes, blended into Jade-o-Lade, then faded seamlessly into Parasol. Finally, I added soft-red accents to her cheeks, brows and around the temples for an innocent glow evocative of vintage Chinese advertising posters.”


Fly Dragon Fly – fiery red [matte]
Parasol – sky blue [matte]
Goldfish – bright gold [metallic]
Jade-o-Lade – rich jade [matte]
Lotus Noir – deepest black [matte]
Vegan & Cruelty-Free. Retails for $34.99. Net wt. 5 x 1.3 g. Chinadoll will be a permanent addition to the line. Available starting February 15 lime Crime's website.


  1. I might be off base here, but this photo seems rather racist and perpetuating unfair stereotypes about Asian women. Why did Doe Deer think it was okay to do "yellow face"?

    Doesn't Doe Deer have anyone around to help her around issues like this? Isn't there anyone for her to consult about cultural sensitivity?

    For more information I suggest you look at this wikipedia entry:

    America's history with China is rather troubled, with many racist laws and restrictions on asian actresses playing certain roles so that "yellow face" was a way of excluding minority actors from roles that would better suit them than a white actress. So in addition to the China Doll theme itself being racist, it is doubly racist to see Doe Deer a white woman dressing as an Asian woman instead of hiring an Asian model. Asians seem to be quite under-rpresented in modeling.

    1. Here is another useful link created by Asian Americans that is very useful: http://www.manaa.org/asian_stereotypes.html


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