Lime Crime Venus XL II Eyeshadow Palette Review + Swatches

Thursday 19 December 2019

As I mentioned in my Lime Crime Brow post, I visited the Lime Crime concession stand at the Glamour Beauty Festival in Manchester recently and one of the girls on the stand had a gorgeous eyeshadow look, and when I asked her what she had on her eyes, she said the Lime Crime Venus XL II Eyeshadow Palette. I didn't have enough money on me at the time, and so I didn't buy it right away, but I recently picked it up and the shadows are so much more beautiful than they look in the palette.
The Lime Crime Venus XL II Eyeshadow Palette is quite a good-sized palette and has a stunning design on the front, going for a peach and green theme, which echos the shadow colour story. There is a mirror on the inside of the lid and eighteen shadows inside. I must admit that when I have seen the palette online, without swatches, I haven't really thought a great deal to it, but once I had a play and a swatch with it at the Beauty Festival, it blew me away, as there are so many pretty and useful shades, all a little different to palettes I have come across in the past.
There is a mixture of eighteen mattes, foils, metallics and iridescents and the shades inside include, top to bottom, left to right;
* In Bloom - Muted rose matte
 * Crown - Icy champagne foil
* Sage - Sage green matte
* Thorn - Cocoa brown with blue sparkle metallic
* Ripe - Warm terracotta matte
* Forbidden - Peachy copper metallic
* Stella - Pink champagne metallic
* Myth - Silvery green foil
* Eve - Mauve rose with multi colour sparkle foil
* Laurel - Olive gold metallic
* Radiant - Pearl iridescent
* Ivy - Glazed green with pink sparkle metallic
* West - Warm brown metallic
* Obscure - Soft neon green sheer iridescent
* Mystic - Soft blush pink metallic
* Phoenix - Rust metallic
* Locust - Green-brown shift metallic
* Classical - Medium brown matte
It is so hard online to show you the beauty of the shades, due to a lot of them being metallic and iridescent, but believe me when I say, this is one of the prettiest palettes I have come across in a long time. The shades are so unusual, yet you can create endless amounts of looks with them and they blend seamlessly, making application a doddle, no matter what your level of makeup expertise is.

The Lime Crime Venus XL II Eyeshadow Palette costs £56.00, which is quite an investment, but each shadow works out at just £3.11 and you can find it at Boots here.

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

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