Dainty Alice

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Review: Lime Crime Venus II Palette


Phew, after my first week at my full time job I've finally got round to rescuing my little abandoned blog (yay!)

What better to start off with than a review of Lime Crime's fabulous Venus II palette, following on from my review of Venus: The Grunge Palette from a few weeks ago.

Now this really is a sexy palette, and is completely different to the first Venus palette, which I love as I already have far too many similar palettes (I'm looking at you, Too Faced.)

What I really love about Venus II it is that the shadows are totally different to each other, unlike Venus where the shades are from the same colour family. Venus II consists of Pigeon, Filter, Marsh, Mustard, Fly, Jam, Mud and Boot. Whereas the names of the Venus palette it gave an ethereal feeling, Venus II shade names remind me of an edgy festival that I'll never go to.

My favourite shades are Pigeon, which is an iridescent shade, shifting between brown, green and purple, and Mustard which is a gorgeous, retro shade which makes me think of Susie Salmon's 70's cord trousers in 'The Lovely Bones' film.

The only colour even slightly reminiscent of the previous palette is 'Mud', being a reddish brown shade like Icon and Creation, but even then it is vastly different, I've included a swatch below. Aura is also similar to Fly, with Fly being more green tinged, however they are both the 'highlight' shades of the palettes. 

Improving on the slightly powdery Venus, Lime Crime is onto a real winner with their Venus II eyeshadow formula. It's incredibly creamy and blends amazingly, and with my NYX Proof It! Primer, my eyeshadow easily lasts all day.

As before, the palette arrives in a gorgeously decorated cardboard box, embellished with silver mirroring and a darker, more sultry version of the goddess Venus (she has a nose ring.

I freaking adore this palette, however for me it still comes second to the original Venus, only because I find a few of the colours (Filter, Jam) to be a bit unwearable. Despite this, I'd definitely say it's one of my Lime Crime must-haves.

What do you think to the Venus II palette?


  1. That mustard shade is just delicious. It's very similar to the real thing! Love it!

    Jorj | Mad Cherry

    1. It's also absolutely gorgeous as a crease shade! xx

  2. They both looks so delicious! I need one

    ♥: Jasmin N
    Little Things With Jassy

  3. Oooh I've had my eye on this palette for so long and I think you've just convinced me to take the plunge. Lime Crime can do no wrong I swear!

    Alice | Whiskey Jars Blog

    1. Definitely, it's so awesome! Splash the cash xx

  4. DROOOOOOL I love all of these shades and even the packaging design makes me feel like a godess. I love that she has a nose ring!


  5. Hope you had a good week working! I haven't tried this palette but it sounds amazing! x

    1. I'm actually loving it tbh! More money for Lime Crime! xx

  6. Alice I need you to take swatch photos for me haha! Love the shades in this palette, Creation and Mud look gorgeous! xx

    Latte Leanne | Bloglovin'


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