Hello beauties, We all remember the first high end product we purchased, the feeling of ‘this is how the other half live’ well Lime Crime was the brand of said product and has continued to be one of my favourite brands since, I’m yet to have a product from them that I don’t love. Which brings me onto their newest launch, today’s review is of the Venus XL palette. As soon as I saw this advertised (it was leaked on social media) I knew I had to get my hands on it, their other two venus palettes are among my favourites. Keep reading to see my thoughts on this and some swatches!
Sticking true to the ‘venus’ packaging that the venus 1 and 2 has, I love this grungy take of the classic mash botticelli painting. There’s nothing more I can say other then this is a pure work of art and appeasing to the eye. From its colour scheme, font and design. I’m in love with it.
The packaging itself is extremely thick feeling, sturdy and has a magnetic flip lid. As for pan sizes, I’d say they are fair, not too small to struggle picking up shades and big enough to dip your brush into. The same pan size as the other palettes.
Take the classical beauty of a Renaissance masterpiece, cross it with the effortless chic of early 90s grunge and you’ll reach Venus XL: the ultimate update of Lime Crime’s beloved Venus palettes. Reinvigorating your arsenal with rustic reds, golden roses, bronze neutrals, berries and and opalescent pinks in matte, matte sparkle, glow and metallic finishes, this palette will elevate any eye artistry to Botticellian heights.
One of the things I love about this palette is the fact it has a mirror and that it’s a large and great quality one.
There’s 18 shades in this palette, which is a massive improvement to the 8 that you get in the previous palettes. As you can see the main theme to this one is pink shades, but as a huge fan of using pinks (it makes my green eyes pop) this is only a win for me.
Inside you will find mattes and shimmers. I was extremely pleased to find that all of the mattes swatched really well and although the reddish shades ‘passion’ and ‘aphrodite’ do look dryer then the rest they were still really pigmented. I would just used a lid primer and a really fluffy eye brush to help them blend.
You can’t really go wrong with shimmers in a eyeshadow palette and the shades in this are no exception, they’re smooth, have great colour payoff and look stunningly reflective under the light. Every shade (bar the two mattes mentioned above) blend really well into the eye.
Shades- ‘eden, love, passion, fresca, inspire, idolised’
Shades- ‘Aphrodite, nu classic, burnt gold, flora, scallop, celestial’
Shades- ‘ethereal, triumph, supreme, blank canvas, boticelli, goddess’
This costs £45, which for me is a big splurge for a eyeshadow palette. I wouldn’t normally spend out so much on one but as I loved the other two and the fact that I didn’t have any eyeshadow palettes like this had me sold!. I do think it’s a great treat for yourself and totally worth the money!. You can find it in the UK here.
This is a great palette for everyone who loves pink, peach and berry shades, you can create soft natural looks or bold bright looks with this. I can’t wait to create some romantic smokey looks with this.
What are your thoughts on this palette? Will you be splurging out? Let me know in the comments below.
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