Lime Crime Venus III Review & Swatches


Venus III is the latest in the Venus range from Lime Crime. This time it is a purple toned palette full of creamy and pigmented shadows.


The heavenly sister of the grunge palette has descended from above. Rapturous lilac, rose gold and mauve shades mix with earthly browns. Ultra-buttery formula sweeps on richly pigmented color that doesn’t fade or fall out. The dreamy lavender and rose gold box is graced with Venus herself.

Grunge gets pretty for the latest Venus palette, featuring new shades and finishes that beam all the way to the skies beyond.

It’s a very cool toned palette, which is very nice to see but there are also some warm shades. It’s the perfect compliment to the Venus XL.


  • Beloved is described as Minky Lavender Brown. It’s definitely Lavender brown, it’s is a satin finish.
  • Bliss is described as Rosewood. It’s a cool-toned grey-pink that’s matte in finish.
  • Paradise is described as a bright fuschia with blue glow. This is a blue-toned purple with a blue shift. It’s a lovely satin finish and very rich in colour.
  • Ecstasy is described as dried fig. So this really is just a cool-toned brown with purple tones. It’s a matte shade.
  • Rapture is described as a soft blush with blue flash. It’s definitely a soft pink but the blue shift is easily lost on the eye. It does help it work with the more cool-toned colours though.
  • Heavenly is described as Rich rose gold and I’d certainly say it lives up to that name. This one is the same formula as Beam, really easy to foil.
  • Beam is described as a ‘lit lilac with a pink shift’. It’s definitely lilac and it’s definitely a shimmer. This one can be foiled really easily.
  • Dreamy is described as mauve but comes off as more cool pink on my skin. This is a matte shade

There are no blending issues, the colour payoff is as always with Lime Crime simply incredible. If you like this colour scheme you’ll love this palette. There are a few looks you can do with this palette and the shimmers are so good. I definitely love this one.

Venus III costs £34 from UK Suppliers or $38 USD from Lime Crime. If you’re in the UK, I’d definitely skip the Lime Crime website. Shipping is now $20.95 from Lime Crime.


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Claire is a Dog Mummy, MakeUp Enthusiast and a lover of colour.