Lime Crime Venus XL Palette

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!

Packaging

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.

Shades

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.

Performance

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.

Swatches

Shades- ‘eden, love, passion, fresca, inspire, idolised’

Shades- ‘Aphrodite, nu classic, burnt gold, flora, scallop, celestial’

Shades- ‘ethereal, triumph, supreme, blank canvas, boticelli, goddess’

Price

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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Thanks for reading

Rebecca

xox

29 Comments Add yours

    1. Thank you beauty ❤️ x

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  1. This looks gorgeous! 🙂 I LOVE the shades ❤

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    1. Thank you lovely, It’s definitely worth the splurge! ❤️ x

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  2. Mimi says:

    It’s so beautiful, I love pink shadows so much 😀 ❤

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    1. I think it’s going to my fav palette of the year and it’s only March 😂 Thanks for reading beauty ❤️ x

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  3. Yes, was waiting for someone to review one of these palettes! 🙌🏼 I love these shades 💕

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    1. Seriously the pictures doesn’t do the palette justice on just how pretty it is 😍 thanks for reading sweet x

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  4. Makeup by Erin says:

    This palette is soooo gorgeous! That color “Flora” is screaming my name! 😍 Lovely review sweets! xx

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    1. I definitely think you should get it! I’d love to see the looks you would create! thank for reading lovely ❤️ x

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      1. Makeup by Erin says:

        I really might have to pick it up, I don’t own anything from lime crime! xx

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      2. I recommend trying their liquid lipsticks first! The formula is gorgeous as is the colour selection ❤️

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      3. Makeup by Erin says:

        Oooh, okay! I’ll have to pick a couple up then! xx

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  5. Jen xo says:

    Beautiful shades! Loving the look of Inspire x

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    1. So pretty aren’t they! Thank you sweet ❤️ x

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  6. peculiarblondegirl says:

    I should save my money but you’re making it very hard, haha! I might splurge on this palette because the packaging looks so pretty and those swatches! 😍 Such a beautiful palette. Great review! X

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    1. Sorry not sorry 😂❤️ I definitely recommend it, it’s more beautiful in person and I don’t think you would be disappointed! They have improved the packaging compared to the other two palettes. Thanks for reading sweet ❤️ x

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  7. Such pretty shades 😊😊 Looks like a wonderful palette x x

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    1. I agree! I definitely think it’s worth the high price tag! Thanks for reading sweet ❤️

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      1. You are most welcome dear 😊😊 x x

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  8. Nova says:

    I love love LOVE the shades in this palette! So pretty 😍

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    1. Super dreamy aren’t they! Definitely worth the high end price tag x

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  9. mmonicaalynn says:

    Was just looking to purchase one of the Venus palettes and you have me leaning more towards this one now. I love that the pinks seem super wearable for everyday looks!

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    1. I recommend all of them! There’s more colour selection in this one just because it is larger but if you want a smaller one to try the first Venus palette is cheaper and there’s some gorgeous colours in there! I think there’s even a saver bundle where you can buy the first two for cheaper! Thanks for reading sweet x

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  10. Louise says:

    Your swatches are amazing and the colours look so pigmented! Amazing post girl 💖

    Louise 💖✨

    Louekai.com

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    1. Thank you sweet, I agree the swatches are so pigmented! Thanks for reading sweet x

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  11. lifewithmrst says:

    This does look like such an interesting palette

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    1. I agree, so many fun looks can be created with this one, thanks for reading sweet ❤️

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