I adore highlighters and it’s always torture to pass by a highlighting powder. Recently, I fell for the Lime Crime brand, so I couldn’t help but buy their palette.
If I were even more precise, I’d say that my love with the brand has started from this Lime Crime Hi-Lite Opals palette.
The design of the palette is out of this world! It’s made of holographic shining cardboard which shines with all the rainbow colors. The top lid is magnetic and there’s no mirror inside.
Honestly, for the money it costs, the palette looks rather flimsy.
Each refill offers 7g of the powder.
Made in the USA
The brand doesn’t test on animals and is vegan-friendly.
Shelf life - 12 months of opening.
Lime Crime Hi-Lite Opals palette features 3 shades of the powders: Pink, Gold, and Peach.
They’re all pretty soft and silky by touch. They are well packed with pigments and when I pick them up with a brush, they can be a little bit dusty.
The application and blending are smooth, though the powders can still define my skin texture.
Delicate - this word isn’t about these powders at all! They’re vibrant and visible. One gentle layer can still fit the bill for everyday makeup but if you pack them, you can easily become the Disco Queen or shine high into orbit.
The Lime Crime Hi-Lite Opals powders are shimmer-free.
All three shades in the palette are really beautiful, however, I still don’t use them as directed.Pink
- is a gentle cool-toned pink-lilac shade.Gold
- metallic yellow golden color.Peach
- gentle pink-peach shade.
All the shades can be used alone as well as mixed together to get more interesting and complicated finishes.
My highlighter collection is huge and I managed to find similar shades, which resemble the shades Pink and Peach powders.
Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Diamond Dust
The LC and Laura Geller have similar shades but they are different in finish and on my skin. Besides, the pink and peach shades of the LC highlighters are white-based which means that the base will be peeking through when packing. The dupes of these shades don’t offer the white base, so they are clearer.
The peach shade looks like the Becca Light Chaser Highlighter for Face & Eye "Champagne Dream X Bellini."
But Becca is warmer and it has a more visible golden sheen.
I was also impressed with the staying power of these powders - I can see the glow of these till the moment I remove them.
So, let’s pass over to the most interesting part of my review and have a look at the powders in my makeup.
I packed the products with 2-3 layers, so as to show you the difference in the photos. In life, I don’t pack them so much and wear with a more modest layer.
I can also use this palette when doing my eye makeup. These highlighters have already been a part of my review where I tested out the Huda Beauty Warm Brown Obsessions Palette.
Here I used all 3 shades for my mobile lid and also applied the shade Peach on my eyebrow bone.
I wanted to thrive an experiment and apply these highlighters on my lips. I used the liquid matte lipstick from Lime Crime in the shade Cashmere as a primer.
I think you already get that I’m in love with this Lime Crime Hi-Lite Opals palette! Yes, some people might find these powders too vibrant and bright for everyday makeup but I feel free to use them all the time with pleasure.
I love the shades and the results I get with these highlighters.
I won’t take off stars for the flimsy packaging. I wish it was sturdier, especially for the money it costs. Yet still, the palette is fantastic and beautiful.
Price - $38
Thanks for your attention and have a nice shopping spree!