I’ve had Lime Crime’s Venus palette for a year now and I love it. I have yet to get my hands on the Venus II palette. I’ve used it a few times but I hardly wear makeup as I’m always working and have 5,000 palettes. And as much as they can be neutral colors, still a little hard to pair with some outfits.
I also got two of the Superfoil shadows. There are all so pretty and want more but gotta hold myself back. They are a wet/dry foil eyeshadow duo. When you use them wet that’s when they transform into a foil. They are beautiful both ways.
I’ll jump into the Venus swatches first.
I love the packaging, it is cardboard but I love it. I love the modern redoing of the Venus, with her bright blue hair with roots and her Venus palette shadows on her eyes. I love that inside has a mirror. Whenever you have a mirror included in the packaging, I’m in love.
Venus, the palettes namesake shade, is the color of bruised fruit aka marsala. It’s finish is a velvet matte. The velvet matte still has some blue and pink shimmer to it. It has great pigmentation and goes on smooth.
Creation is a rust brown in a matte finish. The pure matte finish I fine a bit dryer and harder to pick up. Idk if it’s cuz I had it for awhile, but they do work well the brushes. This is a great crease color.
Divine is a dusty stone in a matte finish. This is one of the mattes that’s a little hard to work with. But I do love it as a crease color. Colors like this are my favorite crease colors especially for nude looks.
The first line of the descriptions were taken from the website. Those are the over all swatches. I swatch everything with my finger and no primer. And here’s a look a recently did with the palette. I love it for this shirt, it goes perfectly well with it. I felt so fall that day. Like I felt like I was going to a coffee shop to meet up with friends after school in a 90s sitcom or something. Love nostalgia and all things 90s as I am a 90s baby.
Anyway, I love all the shadows and they work really well together. The ones that were drying when I swatched with my finger, I didn’t realize they were when using brushes. Maybe I had work them a bit more but nothing that I really remember being hard to show up on my eye or use. My eyebrows are so bad but the wing is life.
I remember everyone and their mother being so excited and super hyped for this palette. It’s basically colors you never see all together or maybe sold separately. At the time these were considers shadows that you wouldn’t wear together, especially red shades. Marsala was color of the year and a huge trend and apart of Lime Crime’s new neutrals. Shades that weren’t considered neutral that were now being redefined as such. And as much hate and shade they throw at Lime Crime and Doe Deere, this bitch was innovative. She put these together and then everyone wanted it. Companies had to jump on this because at first it was hot but then the credit card scam hit and vegan stuff, Lime Crime took a big hit. Companies saw the hole and everyone filled it with a version of their own. I only have Venus as a red neutral palette and just got the Morpe 35O matte which is a red organge version of alla this. And even a few years later, I feel like it’s still really in trend. So way to go, Doe, you scored with this one. Even if people don’t wanna give you the credit.
The first swatch is dry and the second one is wet. I’m in love with these colors. Firefly kind of got contaminated with Cosmo so I can’t get the true color of it. But I feel like it’s really pretty with the hint of purple to it.
My overall thoughts on them is that are definitely gorgeous metallic colors. The left side of like the super glittery. It kind of reminds me of Tinsel from the Kat von D Metal Matte palette. It’s extremely delicate and buttery. Very full of glitter and just packed with metallic tones. A little goes a long way as you can see in my swatches. The left side just crumbles to the slightest touch. It’s just that soft and buttery and packed with pigment and glitz. The right side is a calmer version of the super glitz but lovely just the same. I think you want to use a denser brush and to pack it on when applying.
What happened with Cosmic/Firefly is that I did receive it broken. They sent me another right away after I sent them an email and a picture of it. I was so upset because I was so looking forward to trying them and I opened it and it’s just broken, pigment everywhere. My house is on the street like there no front yard or get to break up between my house and the sidewalk. I was wonder what was taking so long with getting it, and I finally checked the tracking and it said it was delivered the week before. That could only mean someone stole it. I just didn’t even bother to get it investigated because once it says it’s delivered, that’s it, nothing they can do about it. And I knew Lime Crime wouldn’t send me a replacement of a replacement shadow. So I’m just keeping it the way it is for now. I’ll eventually get around to setting it with alcohol orbuy another, eventually.
Overall, I am in love love with Lime Crime’s eyeshadows. I have 3 of their previous eyeshadow palettes and those are amazing as well. The Venus is really an amazing palette. If you don’t have a cranberry palette, this is perfect especially for fall. I can’t wait to try the 2nd one. The Superfoils I didn’t expect to fall in love with, but totally did after using them. They are totally worth a try.
Hope this has helped you guys. Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you so much for reading and stay purple.