REVIEW: Lime Crime Venus Palette

These past few months I’ve noticed that Lime Crime has been gaining a lot of attention for its palettes, so I decided to go ahead and buy the Venus palette, keep reading to see what I thought!


What originally attracted me to this palette was the autumnal colours, whenever I wear eyeshadow, especially in the winter, I tend to go for more mutual colours and tones. I like brown shades and shimmery gold shades together quite a lot, and this palette seemed to provide on that like of mine which was the reason I couldn’t get it out of my head.

When the palette arrived in the post, it was packaged very securely in a big cardboard box, and when I opened up that box, I was pleasantly suprised and very impressed by how Lime Crime had packaged the palette. It came in another cardboard box which seemed to have been designed to fit the aesthetic of the palette, with neon unicorns and floral borders on the outer and inside design of the box, there was also a lot of pink tissue inside the box, securely wrapped around the palette.

I honestly felt treated before I even opened my new eyeshadow, it was quite lovely to look at.  The packaging on the actual palette seems to be inspired by Greek goddesses, and the palette is very light weight, meaning you can pack it when you go travelling. It’s also quite small even though the eyeshadow trays are quite large inside, so you can probably get away with fitting it inside of your purse.

The colours in this palette are gorgeous, and very highly pigmented. This palette is perfect for Autumn, I’d go as far as to call it an Autumn essential actually. It has a lot of autumnal shades, with the focus of the palette seeming to be on maroon shades and brown shades, which are shades that you tend to see girls wearing a lot around this time of year with a dark bold lip. My favourite shade in this palette is the more unconventional pastel pink Rebirth shade. It’s not a shade that I’d usually go for in a single set, but when I swatched it on the back of my hand, it just looked so pretty that I had to go and try it on my eyes immediately.

Shades like Venus are the most impressive though. They’re extremely  pigmented and last for a long time. I forgot to prime my eyelids when I tried Venus on, but I didn’t even feel like I needed to anyway because it lasted all day. The major perk to this shade as well, is that there’s no staining. I always find that with pinky red shades like Venus, my eyelids get stained and it takes me a few days to get it completely off, but it came off pretty much right away when I used my makeup remover wipes, and I could try another look without the hassle of it blending into pink stains.

There’s a lot of shimmer to this palette as well, and every colour is incredibly buildable. I found that less was more though in my case, I don’t tend to go too bold with my eyeshadow and I do think that it’s pretty easy to do so with this Lime Crime palette, that’s the only drawback about this. I had to also be very careful with blending, because I noticed that even though every shade blends very well, it’s easy to over do it a little bit and look like you have a clown face.

I can see myself using this palette a lot, though despite probably having to get used to it a bit. It’s absolutely stunning and I’m already in love with it. If you’re looking for a palette that is good for this time of the year, then this is definitely the one for you, and it’s not too expensive either which is a major bonus.

If you have this palette, let me know what you think of it!


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