Hello-hello! In this review I want to speak about an eyeshadow palette by Lime Crime.
I ordered it on the official site along with the first palette by Venus, which I’ve actually already written a review of here.
The first Venus palette was run in the rusty-red shades, while this Venus II is claimed to be the dark side of the Venus. The second palette is more sophisticated and versatile. You can come up with a lot of makeups using this palette, for instance rock-n-roll dramatic looks as well as summer light and holiday looks.
The palette is bright, bold and extravagant. Of course it isn’t an office palette to use for the job.
Let’s take a closer look at it.
The box is made of a thick cardboard and it looks almost the same as the first palette, though a little bit more obscure maybe. Venus herself now has red hair and a piercing in her nose.
Let’s look inside
On the black background there are 8 ambivalent colors. Hmm, what should I do with them all?
So, I’ll tell about everything in the right order. Let’s start with the shades.Pigeon -
it’s a vinous based duochrome shade that shines emerald. It’s stunning! I know that there are dupes for it by MAC, Inglot and Urban Decay but this is the first time when I see such a color and I think I’m in love with it. It can crumble so be careful.
this one is a neon cornflower blue matte shade
- is an olive muddy-green satin khaki shade
mustard is mustard. It’s a matte color that has a creamy texture. I can’t think of how to use it except as a transition shade.
white satin gold with green undertone
it’s a matte pumpkin shade. The same creamy texture as of the Mustard color
burgundy brown. Deep matte vinous shade. This one is very good.
Boot - black based hue with green, pink and purple sparkle.
It’s a very mysterious and interesting color. But the more beautiful it looks in the pan, the less beautiful it looks on the eyes. First of all it’s badly pigmented and it desperately requires a base. Secondly, all the shimmer falls out and ends up being under my eyes. All in all you’ll have to try hard to tame it. The best thing that I managed to do with it is to apply over the black base with a synthetic damp brush dabbing it over my lids. But still I couldn’t manage to get the same beautiful shade as in the refill pan. This color disappointed me a lot.
And here are the swatches of course!
All the products except Boot are well pigmented. In general, the quality of these shades is the same as of the products from the first Venus palette. These eyeshadows are easy to blend, they don’t dust or fade during the day. And I want to attach some makeup photos for you to see the products in action.
Fly+Marsh+Filter - this makeup looks very navy for me.
Filter+Fly. These aren’t my colors, you know as they seem to look cheap, I deem. But on the other hand, summer’s coming and why not to wear such shades anyway?
Overall: the palette is undoubtedly great! It’s original and really versatile! I don’t even know if there’s a moment when I’ll become fed up with it.
My rate: 5 stars
But still the Boot shade disappointed me a lot. I expected so much from it.