I love Lime Crime and their eyeshadow palettes and today I want to tell you about a new limited edition by the brand, namely about the Venus XS palette, which is available in three variations: Gold, Rose Gold and Silver.
My inner collector wasn’t much impressed with the promotional video, until I managed to visit a store and touch them all. My heart leaped when I saw the Silver Palette.
The packaging of this little one is different from the full-sized Venus. For instance, there is no mirror. Usually I don’t use included mirror, but in this case, I truly miss one. The palette closes loudly with magnet latches.
On the backside one can find all the information as well as the names of the colors:
There are four shades with different formulas. Let me show you them all:
Crescent is a lovely cold matte shade, which I love to apply onto my mobile lid and crease.
Sterling is an interesting metallic with tiny golden particles.
Luminous is my favorite. It allows to conjure a quick and beautiful makeup. I can’t think of any dupes in other palettes.
Plated is cold and matte, and I couldn’t tame it. It’s hard to blend and it shows spots.
Looks with this palette:
Matte smokey eyes makeup with Crescent and Plated:
Luminous on the mobile lid, Crescent in the crease and Plated in the outer corner of the eye.
The palette left me a bit disappointed, though. I could have created many more looks, if not for the complicated shade Plated.
I have no complaints about the durability, the eyeshadows last throughout the whole day (I always use a primer). I have ambivalent feelings about this. I love the colors, and if you are looking for cold grey colors, give this a try, but be prepared for difficulties.
It’s been already two months since I told myself that I’ve got too many cosmetics and it’s high time to declutter a little. But I couldn’t bear it when I saw this Venus XS . Holiday limited edition. I was sighing at it for two days until my husband told me not to suffer and buy it.
Hello there! Black Friday is probably one of the most important days for me! I adore the Venus palettes from Lime Crime. My first serious purchase from the brand was their first palette. I bought it more than 3 years ago and still, it remains one of my favorite.