Rated 4.36 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Really unique and pretty!
I accidently added the first review without adding the pictures*
Firstly, the formula is largely similar to venus xl, the only other LC shadows I own. The overall palette is more neutral toned leaning cool. Beam and heavenly are the only shades that can't be build up really well. They seem to be a topper sort of formula made to add dimension and sparkle to other shades. Unfortunately, they both are already developing a sort of thickness to the surface like these sorts of formulas often do, but I can still get some product it just doesn't look good and it is a little more frustrating to work with.
As in the venus xl, the shades tend to appear darker when swatched, especially over a more wet base. Also, the lightest shade applies darker than it seems like it will. Strangely, paradise seems to be turning pink on me. It started out purple and as time is going you can kind of see where it is looking more pink?
Overall, I really like this palette. The color scheme is cooler than most of the palettes I own and I can think of a lot of ways I can use it. But it does have its pitfalls, as mentioned above. For whatever it is worth, I will be keeping it.
I forgot to mention, the only dupe I saw in venus xl was goddess and bliss. The colors are similar but bliss is matte and goddess is satin. I swatched them for comparison.
Most Helpful Critical Review Beautiful to look at mediocre to use
Okay so this is my first purchase from lime crime..i seen the tones and really wanted to give it a try.. i dont think the pallet is terrible but i also dont think its worth the price i was charged..for $38 i got four shadows out of the eight that are decent and the two stand out shades that sold me on the pallet are the two sparkly shades on the top row in the center -they have absolutley no color pay off -/ the mattes blend beautifully but the shimmers dont even show up and im extremely fair .. overall i am disappointed and out $38 ..i was choosing between this and the abh soft glam -i went with thisb because there were pinks and purples but they dont even show up- i wish i would have spent a few extra dollars and got the abh which already had so many positive reviews - instead i took a chance on a brand ive never tried and i regret it- wish i had gone with the soft glam - this was a complete let down
Reviewed by 157 customers Vegan palette
Liz from Edinburg, TX
Great pigmented vegan palette! It's even more gorgeous in person than what it looks like online.
Gorgeous Colors, Formulation Could Use Some Work
Racerchic139 from Idaho
The colors in this palette are beyond gorgeous. Some of the very shimmery colors are a little difficult to work with. They seem very dry, and the colors don't translate well from pan to eye. For this reason it sits in my palette graveyard, mostly unused. Major Bummer.
Amanda from California
For some reason this swatches horribly, but the actual result is beautiful! This is my go-to palette most days, and those roller shades add such a pretty finishing touch... even if you have to apply a little pressure to get the right pay off.
D from California
so pretty and pigmented
Best colors ever
Aryana from United States
This pallet is so pigmented and the shimmers are so amazing.
Fernanda from Texas
I love this palette! The colors are so beautiful, I am happy with my purchase. The shimmer shades are kind of hard to put on, but it's not a big problem.
Denise from Texas
I love this pallete I do wish they had the original 1st not the giant now so I can get it. But who knows in the future I might break down and get it. This one works great for now.
Sara from SC
Great pigment, goes on smooth, love the colors!
RJ from Dallas Tx
Really love this palette, the colors are gorgeous and showed up beautifully on me. Within about 45 mins to an hour of having the eyeshadow on my eyelids were slightly sore and stinging. The eyeshadow crease colors (reddish brown) did stain a bit. Not sure if the shimmer shades irritated my eyes or the the crease colors I used, but my eyelids had dry scaly patches on them once the shadow was removed. If it wasn't for the reaction I would use the palette everyday. Ordered online during 21 days of beauty sale.
Norma from Arizona
I love this palette the colors are super pigmented and the glitters are sooooo nice. This is my go to pallet
Smaller than expected
Gigi from Greer, SC
I thought it would be bigger but overall I LOVED IT. It's so cute and came in perfect condition. This palette is so aesthetically pleasing. I am actually in love
Beautiful colors & fun to wear.
Amber from Earth
Good color the first time. Easy for me to blend. It has a good mix of matte and shimmer. There was a bit of cast off which can be a pain. But it did last all day with no touching up.
Not the brands fault
PaletteCollector from Lakewood, CO
The product is wonderful. I bought when the 21 days of Beuty deal was going and was worth the $18 I paid for it. I'm not 100% sold on every color but that's not their fault.
Elly from Worcester MA
Lovely colors that you can use for a soft, subtle look or build for a more bold look.
Love the colors
Karla from Pomona
I always wanted this palette and I love it the colors are amazing the only thing I feel the glitter ones are bit stiff.
Elle from St. Louis
I am glad I got this on sale. It finger swatched beautifully and I was very excited to use it. Literally the next day when I went to use it, I'd gotten hard pan on every single shade. I had to scratch the surfaces of each pan with a fingernail to get ANY color onto my brush. Every shade I used was very difficult to blend and had more fallout than I've ever seen from a mid to high end palette. Extremely disappointing. My review would be the exact same for the Venus Immortalis palette as well. Idgi because the prelude chroma is awesome and one of my very favorites in formula!
Julia from Columbia, MO
I was on the hunt for a purple palette and decided to make my first Lime Crime purchase. I was not disappointed at all! The purples in here are so beautiful and from what I've heard, a good purple is hard to formulate but Lime Crime has done it right! While at first glance all the colors might not look cohesive, at all works so well on the eye. I would highly recommend this palette!
M from VA
I'd never tried the Venus palettes before but I bought 4 of them during the 21 days sale. And I love them. This one is really pretty for soft pinky - purple looks. It was super easy to work with. I think this is great for those who don't wear intense color but want to try it, and start off with something thats a bit approachable.
Not very pigmented
Jill from New York
This could be good for people that are just learning how to do makeup but the colors aren't very pigmented. I was disappointed.
Tonias84 from Sacramento
These shadows are amazing I use these palettes more then any others I own. There soft but not to soft so they blend like a dream. They are pigmented and long wearing. Packaging is always adorable. Color combos are fun unique.
nils from texas
It's one of my favorites as i have purple hair ~ usable and nicely pigmented. it was a birthday present hehe
Ada from Texas
Colors were not nearly as bright in person. Disappointed and returned
Humbie80 from Boston
Its a nice palette for spring. Nice colors and pigmented
Kate from Michigan
I was SO excited about this palette because it's dreamy and I've never bought from this company and I've been wanting to try it. I have to say I'm not impressed. I love the colors but they don't blend like I want them to! It blends like a $8 palette, glad I got this on sale or I would be returning :(
LOVE THE COLORS AND FORMULA
HEIRESSD from LOS ANGELES
I DONT KNOW HOW THIS HAD SUCH BAD REVIEWS THIS IS MY ULTIMATE FAV PALETTE SO CREAMY AND PIGMENTED. I LOVE IT SO MUCH AND WOULD RECOMMEND FOO BROWN EYES AND OLIVE SKIN NO FALL OUT SO CREAMY SETS IT SELF MAYBE THE BAD REVIEWS GOT A BAD BATCH