Lime Crime Venus III Palette

Lime Crime Venus III Palette

4.3

4 reviews

75% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.8

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.8

Price: $$$

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Blue

Lime Crime recently released their Venus XL palette and it was very successful, so they decided to keep the ball rolling by releasing the third addition to the regular 8-pan Venus line. Venus III is described as being "the heavenly sister" to the grungier Venus palettes and contains the following shades; Beam (lilac with pink shift iridescent shimmer), Beloved (minky lavender brown metallic), Bliss (rosewood matte), Dreamy (mauve matte), Ecstasy (dried fig matte), Heavenly (rich rose gold iridescent shimmer), Paradise (bright fuchsia with blue pearl) and Rapture (soft blush with blue flash shimmer matte).

The Lime Crime Venus eyeshadow palettes have quickly become an auto-buy for me, as the brand is generally very consistent with the high quality of their shadow formula, so I'm always confident when it comes to buying them. The pigmentation on [almost] everything is awesome, and the shadow formula is very soft and buttery - and I'm not someone who usually bothers with primer. To date I haven't had any issues with shade fading, or shadow creasing. When I dip my brush into the shadows they do have some kick-up to them, but they aren't patchy and apply with only a little [if any] fallout and blend really well, so I generally don't feel that removing a lippie for this issue in my reviews is really necessary as long as the ease of use and performance isn't affected - just tapping excess off your brushes solves the problem. All highly pigmented shadows tend to be softer.

This is something where I can confidently say that I'll continue to use every single shade that is in the palette - there's not a single shade that makes me sigh or go 'eww'. If having a one-and-done palette is a dealbreaker for you, then it's good news; you can make a variety of complete-look-in-one-palette looks with this palette, that go all the way from desk to party. The ratio of mattes to shimmers is another strong plus. At first I wasn't going to even bother getting this palette as two of the shades looked like any other boring browns out there, but I'm so glad I caved in the end - the matte brown [Ecstasy] has a rosy/mauve undertone to it and the metallic brown [Beloved] has a lavender tinge. Both undertones are distinctive and give the shades some uniqueness. Dreamy, Paradise and Bliss are all gorgeous shades that I use, at least one of, every time I open the palette. I think these shades are worth the palette's price alone. I don't know if it's my skintone or something, but the official descriptions are off; Paradise is more of a magenta metallic and I'd describe Bliss as being a nectarine shade. Rapture has a creamy undertone and is a bit thinner compared to the other shadows; however I'd personally only use a shade like Rapture as a browbone/inner corner highlight or layered over something else anyway, so that doesn't bother me.

Beam and Heavenly are both glittery toppers, not opaque shadows, which Lime Crime didn't make clear at first [they have since updated the shadow descriptions on their site] and I'm not keen that they're not totally opaque and are very glittery - I can work with the shadows (foiled and finger application is the way to go), but it's the formula in all four Venus palettes that has underwhelmed me quality-wise as the glitter is kinda loose.


I really enjoy this palette overall; the quality of nearly everything is great and the shades are all very wearable, so I'm going to use and enjoy everything and I would want to replace this if I lost it. However I admit that my creative side was a bit "Oh. Is that it?" the first time that I saw this palette, as I think the pretty and traditionally girlie colour selection looks more like an extension of the XL palette, rather then being It's own entry into the Venus line.



Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I already love Venus I, II, and XL, so when Venus III was announced I knew I had to add it to my collection. I was a bit worried about the color selection, but once I used it I fell deeply in love. Just like Venus I and II are great compliments to one another, I find that Venus III is a great co-palette to go with Venus XL. While the color selection does seem somewhat random, I've created several different and beautiful looks with this palette on its own and paired with XL already, and I see myself reaching for this a lot during spring and summer especially. The two shadows in the middle of the top row--Beam and Heavenly--are a new finish called Iridescent Shimmer, and iridescent and shimmery they are. They remind me of a less greasy version of Colourpop Super Shock Shadows, which means that IMHO they are best applied with the fingers. Beam is a lilac base with pink shimmer, and Heavenly is a golden beige with rosey iridescence. They aren't super pigmented, but I don't think they are necessarily toppers either. I've worn them on the lid and build them up enough to be opaque the same way I wear SSS. They are different than the formula of the other LC shadows I have tried, but I definitely enjoy them. The rest of the palette features that buttery, dreamy, pigmented, long-wearing formula that I have come to love from Lime Crime. I was not sure about this guy when I first saw promo pictures of it, but I am pleasantly surprised that it is just as good as the other Venus palettes, and it is dethroned Venus II as my second favorite.

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

So I got this because I enjoyed the first 2 Venus palettes, the pink palette box it's in is so pretty, and the shadow pots are so pink and girly and pretty. however when I got it, I was upset, the shadow pots didn't look like they did online, just not the same colors, maybe it's the lighting, but still. The foiled shadows have almost no pigment! It's patchy and leaves glitter everywhere. The pigments are chalky and can be dusted off very easily.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

This palette is just beautiful. I own the Venus XL palette and love it so when I saw the shades in Venus 3 I had to get it. The shades to me lean very cool toned which is awesome to me because I'm an NW20, blonde hair, green eyes, and very cool undertones for reference. To me these shadows are just as good as the Venus XL. 2 of the shades Beam and Heavenly I think are toppers to go over shadows. That's how I use them or they can be used at light washes of colour. The 3 matte shades are very easy to apply and they stay on all day without fading or creasing. They are also very soft and are easy to blend.

Rapture is a Matte shade with iridescent sparkles it is beyond gorgeous! And my favorite shade of this palette is Paradise to me it is the perfect purple for green or blue eyes. It has blue iridescent micro shimmer I guess would be the best way to put it. I like to use it as a liner it really makes my green eyes stand out. To me all the shades in this palette I can use and they are excellent quality. I like these colours so much I'd like to get their grunge one. Plus the packaging is so pretty I love it! I think these shadows are perfect for Spring/Summer and it really is an outstanding little palette I love it! Recommended. :)

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