Recently I decided to finally treat myself with all the eyeshadow palettes from my wishlist and while I’m writing this review here there are three more palettes waiting for me to buy them. So today I dedicate my review to one of my much desired eyeshadow palette Lime Crime Venus II.
The palette is made of a thick and good quality cardboard material. This is the second palette after the red Venus
, and this one is also adorned by the Botticelli piece of art. But the Venus is more modern here, I think. She has pink hair, mani, smokey eyes and a small stud in her nose.
The palette is mirrored inside and I find it convenient. The top lid has a magnet closure.
The palette houses 8 shades of different textures: mattes (4 colors), satins (2 colors) sparkling duochrome and one more matte shade.
Weight - 16g
Made in the USA
The matte shades are super pigmented but they are a little bit dry texture-wise. They are nice to blend and there’s no fall out. The satin shades are softer in texture and they are totally fuss-free in terms of application, as well as the only duochrome shade to the palette. The sparkling matte shade is the most problematic but still it’s possible to tame it. It can show a little bit of a fall out, though, so it’s better to dab it for a better color payoff.
These eyeshadows are nice to apply either with wet or dry technique. They can dust a little in the palette when I touch them with a brush. But I wouldn’t say that their dusting is critical.
The wear time completely depends on the eyeshadow primer you use beforehand. I always use the Urban Decay eyeshadow primer. And that way the products hold up to 10-12 hours.
Let’s have a closer look at every color:
The first square:
Pigeon - petrolic duochrome shade based on brown color
Filter - baby blue yet bright hue
Marsh - moss-green muted army shade
Mustard - real mustard shade that is perfect for blending and for darkening of the crease.
Since I have some other petrolic duochrome shades in my eyeshadow collection I couldn’t help but compare them with the Pigeon
shade from the palette.
From the left to the right:
Pigment Inglot #85;
Wet n Wild Comfort Zone;
Urban Decay Lounge;
Lime Crime Venus II Pigeon.
I guess that the most sparkling is the Inglot Pigment. The UD product looks greener and the Pigeon and Wet n Wild colors look almost the same.
The second square:
Fly - light golden green well-pigmented shade but I can’t see that intensity in shade on my lids
Jam - is a stunning pumpkin shade! This is one of my faves from the palette.
Mud - vinous brown-red hue
Boot - this is the very color that makes my heart beat faster! They infused the regular black color with an abundance of sparkling pink, green and blue shimmer.
I know that some people were disappointed by the Boot shade. The thing is that it’s rather difficult to make it look opaque on the eyes and you’ll have to try hard to make it look beautiful.
But if you are too lazy and aren’t ready to dab the product, to pick it up with the brush again and then dab once more, you’d be better to use a sticky glitter eyeshadow primer instead.
And of course this shade looks fantastic in the artificial light.
And now I want to compare it with some shades from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance eyeshadow palette. The similarity is here, though still the shades are different.
And finally let’s pass over to the makeup looks. I always want to make something creative with this Venus II
palette. But it doesn’t mean that you’ll be able to do only evening makeups with it.
The outer V, as well as the lower lashline are done here with the Mustard, Jam and Mud shades.
Over the gel eyeliner by MAC I applied the Fly and Marsh colors.
Here I used the mix of the Mustard and Fly colors, and the Pigeon and Mud shades are applied to the corners of my eyes.
Over the H&M Fusion eye color I applied the Jam shade and added some of the Mud shade on the lower lashline. I also used the golden NYX eyeliner on my waterline.
The lower and upper lash-line are made up with the Pigeon shade and the mix of Mustard and Jam is applied to the crease.
Here the Boot shade is applied all over my mobile lid. The Filter shade is in the inner corners and on the water line. The outer corners and blending are done with the Mustard, Jam and Mud shades.
I liked the Lime Crime Venus II eyeshadow palette very much! It’s such a great scope for my fantasy. I usually want to make some bright and bold looks with it. The quality of the products is excellent and all the shades can be used alone as well as mixed together. There are no outsiders here for me.Price
Thanks for reading my post! Stay always beautiful and have a joyful shopping day!