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Why Everyone Loves the Lime Crime Eyeshadow Palette – Venus XL

The Venus XL Lime Crime Eyeshadow Palette is really something! From its stunning shades to textures, it’s a palette worth investing in!

I know I’m slightly biased when it comes to eyeshadows, I do tend to fall in love with many, but the Lime Crime palette is really spectacular!

Lime Crime Eyeshadow Palette – Venus XL

Lime Crime Eyeshadow Palette

The Lime Crime eyeshadow palette is not called XL without reason. This is the third Venus eyeshadow palette that Lime Crime has brought out.

The other 2 Venus palettes have 8 colours and the Venus XL has 18 colours. And these aren’t any colours, they are a beautiful collection of pinks, purples and nudes with different finishes and textures. Truly dazzling, in my humble opinion.

The colours go perfectly for every occasion, for an everyday look or for an evening out. The colours can be worn together with other colours, or alone. Either way, you’ll look hot!

The Shades

The palette comes with shades in matte, matte sparkle, glow and metallic finishes. The matte is self-explanatory, although it’s worth mentioning that the Lime Crime mattes are ultra buttery and soft!

The matte sparkle is the classic matte with a touch of added sparkle. The glow is a unique, individual blend. It has a soft luminous finish, yet it’s not a shimmer or satin shadow. The metallic is ultra shimmery, a real show stopper. I love all 4 of the different finishes. Each one does its job perfectly!

lime crime venus swatches

The colours are highly pigmented and they don’t fade. However, even when the shadows are long-wearing, I always wear a primer under my eyeshadow as I have terribly oily lids and it always holds my eyeshadow better. My favourite primers are the Urban Decay Primer Potion and the MAC Prep and Prime.

I’m really impressed with how easily the colours apply and blend! They go on with one swipe of the brush and blend seamlessly. Seriously this is one awesome palette!

If you love pink eyeshadow, you’re going to love this palette. The amount of looks you can recreate is endless! If you need some inspiration, check out these pink eyeshadow looks! There’s something for everyone and every skill level!

My Thoughts

I honestly love the Venus XL palette, and I wasn’t expecting to love it so much. The quality is amazing and in general, I am extremely impressed with it.

Not only do I love the shades and their quality but the packaging is also swoon-worthy! The palette has a big mirror inside the palette which is always a useful addition.

Overall, I could find no faults aside from the fact that it’s on the pricey side for an eyeshadow palette. However, for the quality and colours you get, I do think it’s worth every penny!

Is this palette a must? Probably not, but I’m sure everyone’s makeup collection could do with an awesome palette like this one, even if you have a ton of palettes already!

Lime Crime Eyeshadow Palette Venus XL can be bought from Look Fantastic / Ulta

Hollie xx

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  1. Hello Hollie!
    I love this eyeshadow palette from Venus. I love all shades of pink color. 🙂 And here is a wide selection of pink and purple colors. I think I need it, and I need it fast. 🙂
    Thank you for showing it to us, and of course for an in-depth description of the palette.
    Have a wonderful day!

    1. You’ve got a good taste:)

      Have a good day

  2. Hey Hollie,

    This eyeshadow palette looks and sounds awesome. The colors are very earthy and soft. They are not loud like neon green. However, my best friend is more the makeup artist than me. 🙂

    I would love for her to have this palette. Yet, her skin is very sensitive to particular products. Are Venus XL Eyeshadow Palette ingredients good for sensitive skin?

    1. Hey Cooki,

      Thanks for stopping by:)

      The palette is indeed beautiful! I don’t have sensitive skin so I’m not sure, but the palette is vegan so I assume its not too bad for sensitive skin.

      Have a good one:)

  3. Sujandar Mahesan says:

    That is actually true that so many number of people around the world love this specific true shadow Palette and I never knew why. After reading through the whole article now I kinda understand why everyone loves it.

    No I don’t have Lime Crime Eyeshadow Palette – Venus XL but I’m planing to get one soon.

  4. MissChriss says:

    Well this post makes me want to go out and buy this XL pallet!! …and I haven’t worn eyeshadow in decades! 😂 

    Seriously though…the colors are very pretty, and the variety is great. I’m sure it has a pretty price tag too, but what makeup product out there doesn’t?! 

    I’m going to pick one up for myself… and one for my daughter too 😉


    1. I’m sure you’ll love it:)

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