58% would repurchase
on 3/16/2018 12:06:00 PM
More reviews by jen5276
I have both palettes (Venus I and II)...and i love them. I feel the colors are wearable and have great staying power...
on 2/27/2018 3:34:00 AM
More reviews by MalibuMands
Lime Crime's popular Venus palette contains eight powder eyeshadows in warm shades inspired by Botticelli's classical painting crossed with 90s grunge, and Venus II takes that theme & amps up the nu-grunge factor with by introducing some neutral & cooler shade selections; PIGEON (pearl): Brown/green shift, FILTER (glow matte): Luminous cornflower blue, MARSH (glow matte): Mossy grey-green, MUSTARD (creamy matte): corduroy, FLY (pearl):Ivory/green green shift, JAM (creamy matte): Pumpkin spice, MUD (creamy matte): Rich burgundy-brown and BOOT (sparkle matte): Nebula black with multi-color sparkle.For me the stars of Venus II are the pearl shades Pigeon and Fly, as they're so unique and feel very creamy. I have dark blue eyes, so nearly every time I use this palette I gravitate towards Mustard and/or Jam - they really make my eye colour pop. At first Mud seemed boring and I ignored it, but now I love how it is clearly brown, but has a lovely wine-toned undertone to it. I don't usually like blue or green eyeshadows, but there is something about these ones that keeps me coming back for more - the light sparkle in Filter doesn't really show up on skin, so don't be intimidated by it. Finally; I'm not on for using black eyeshadow often, but Boots is so pigmented and doesn't fall out much, and makes a great liner when applied with a damp brush.There are only eight shades in the Venus II palette, but the pricing is reasonable enough to excuse this, especially considering the awesome product quality. The powders are a pleasure to work with; they apply and blend like butter, don't fade over the course of the day [no primer] and I've never had any creasing. I'll buy this again if I lost as as most of the shades are unique, but I'm not totally happy with Venus II the way I am with the Venus I and XL palettes; they both contain shadow shades that appeal to me all year round, whereas I tend to only reach for Venus II during autumn/winter. The biggest downside for me is that Venus I and XL are both complete-look-in-one palettes, whereas Venus II is not a complete-look-in-one palette for 'everyday' looks as every shade is bold [at least in terms of my comfort levels] and there is no highlight shade - there's no unwritten rule that every eyeshadow palette has to be a one-and-done deal, but I'd just prefer not having to wast time having to root through several palettes and singles to look for complementary base, highlight and crease and/or transition shades, whenever I want to wear shades from this palette.
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on 2/25/2018 11:55:00 AM
More reviews by sher
I bought two Plushies, and that was two too many. I bought Marmalade and Rosebud, and both colors are pretty, but overall, I don't like them at all. For reference, I love the velvetines (matte and metallic).The Plushies smell good when you put them on. Lime Crime calls the scent "blackberry candy", and it does smell like blackberry to me and is pleasant. They go on very liquidy and are very sheer (as you might expect). There is this period of time (half an hour?) after application where they feel a little sticky. I don't like that, and it seems really weird given that there's supposed to be a sheer stain (at least that is what I expected). Then they dry out. My lips feel dry, and an hour and a half into it, little dry flakies on my lips are showing. They just don't perform that well. I'll keep these for a bit, since I paid full price ($40 for 2 of them), but eventually I'll probably just destash them. I absolutely won't buy any more of these. Overall, I was really disappointed in these products. I've found Lime Crime to be very hit or miss; some things they knock out of the park, and some are not worth half of what you pay for them. Hard pass on buying any more of these from me.
on 2/22/2018 3:15:00 PM
I really like this stuff...A friend recommended this brand (I had never heard of it) and I ordered one of the diamond crushers since the pictures looked so beautiful. At first, I wasn't sure about it, I had to learn the right technique for putting it on....you can't just slather it on like a gloss. I lightly applied it all over and then once again, and it looked beautiful...I purchased the color "Lit". and it LASTS, I put it on at 7AM and by noon, I could still see it, and this is after several cups of coffee and water :) I just purchased three more colors..
on 1/15/2018 5:06:00 PM
More reviews by Secsual
Got five of the matte velvetines for Xmas, adding to my substantial collection of metallic velvetines. Could not be happier. Yes they are expensive, but a little goes a long way and they dry down to being transfer proof so much more quickly than any of the other liquid lipsticks I currently own, with the possible exception of JD glow (boujois, nyx). Much less drying/heavy on the lips than Jeffree Star.
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