Revie: Lime Crime Venus Palette

Sunday, 19 June 2016
*SCREAMS* Look what arrived! I have been wanting to get my hands on this palette for so long, and I finally took the plunge last weekend and ordered both the Venus and the Venus II palette from the Lime Crime website. I am so insanely glad that I did, because - spoiler alert -  it is probably the best palette I have ever bought, which is coming from the girl who owns a Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly palette...



Before anything, can we please just appreciate the gorgeous packaging of this palette? Lime Crime have once again outdone themselves with this fabulous box art. Seeing the goddess Venus with blue hair is just so wrong that it's right, and I'm totally obsessed with it. The palette is cardboard, which I know a few people won't like, but it's very strong, stiff board with a magnetic closure.

Secondly, I've never thought of experimenting with red eyeshadow before I bought this palette, but it's quickly become one of my favourite looks. I feel so sexy and vampy with my current go-to combination of the Venus palette and Saint velvetine. I'm not sure if it's suitable for all occassions, but I'll test it out when I start full-time work next week *wink*.

Now look at these fabulous colours. Look at them. The perfect mix of soft and grunge shades, which sums up the Venus palette perfectly. It's such an amazing, vibrant change from the nudes and pale pinks I usually reach for. 

The colours in this palette are Venus, Shell, Aura, Creation, Icon, Rebirth, Divine and Muse. My favourite shade in the entire palette (and probably my entire eyeshadow collection) is Aura. It is an absolutely fabulous glowing ivory shade. I love it.

My next favourites are Venus and Muse, the palettes red shades. Venus is described as being the 'colour of bruised fruit', which sounds so grunge-y and Tumblr and cool, like those people who have stretched ears and "I probably hate you" in their Instagram bio. I will admit, these colours would make my inner 2014 indie-hipster-kid very jealous


The swatches honestly do not do these shades justice at all. I am cursing my awful camera for making these look so un-pigmented. Believe me when I say these colours are crazy pigmented and bright, I just wish I could get better photos of them.

The look I've created below is using Aura on the lid, Venus in the outer corner with shell and a touch of muse on the inner corners. I've mixed the Velvetines Riot and Saint on my lips (ignore Sam in the background, he's playing Pokémon.)

What do you think to this fabulous palette?
16 comments on "Revie: Lime Crime Venus Palette"
  1. I love the look of Lime Crime make-up but I'm always forgetting about it when buying new products! I love how funky and out there this pallette seems..may treat myself;)! Xxx

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    1. It's so vibrant and grungey! Totally treat yourself! xx

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  2. That palette is so beautiful! The packaging is just ❤️❤️❤️❤️! Muse is a gorgeous shade! The look that your created suits you so well, I especially like the softly blended out shades below your eyes, it really ties it all together!

    Abbey ✨ www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. Isn't it just absolutely darling? And thank you sweetness, I'm so glad I was able to pull off the red eyeshadow look! xx

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  3. I think I'm slightly more in love with the packaging than the colours, but I'd love to give this a try!

    Beth www.thecatsouthebag.blogspot.com

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    1. The colours aren't for everyone I'll admit, but I was so surprised at how much I loved them despite being so different to my usual colours! xx

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  4. The colours are so pretty! I normally go for browns or greys but red looks so interesting. It looks so good on you xx
    www.blossomofhope.blogspot.com

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    1. That was exactly my thoughts! I usually go for pinks and shell colours, but I am loving red! Thank you xx

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  5. That palette is gorgeous!

    Emily xo
    www.emilynewstead.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Omg that pallete is lovely! My favourite shades from that pallete are Aura and Divine so I shall have to go buy this pallete!
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    1. Aura is my most favourite shade ever, even more than 'Bananas' from the Too Faced PB&J palette xx

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  7. This palette looks stunning! I have been loving reading lots of your Lime Crime reviews this week and the overall brand looks such high quality, thanks for sharing! X
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    1. Thanks so much Izzy! I appreciate all your love and support! xx

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  8. This palette looks pretty! Great post. :)

    Nicole | In The Life of NM

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