Lime Crime XS Venus Palettes – Silver, Solid Gold, Rose Gold – Review and Swatches

I missed these palettes the first time around, so when they showed up on the site again I knew I had to get them. They cost $20 each from Lime Crime. They have 6.68g of product and a 24-month shelf life once opened. They are vegan and cruelty-free.

A glimmering array of silver, rose gold, and solid gold; truth be told – you’ll want them all! Four all-new shades in two finishes – with the same ethereal consistency as the rest of the Venus family, the two buttery smooth matte shades are effortlessly pigmented while two lush shimmers brilliantly shine. Each show-stopping​ foil-trimmed palette features a radiantly glowing monochromatic color story, they’re all magically divine! These gems won’t be here for long, so don’t let them slip away or they will surely be gone!

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The packaging on these is cardboard, with the outside embossed with Venus in silver or gold. I do personally find the packing on these a little bulky as there are only four shades inside. There’s also no mirror but I do think I’d find that a little pointless given the size of them.
With all of these palettes, they’re soft and pigmented. There’s a little fallout with the glitter shades. They are better off used wet, because not only does it prevent the fallout issue but it also boosts the glitter. There also seems to be kickback in the pan, you only really need to tap them for colour.
I don’t find that these fade and they blend very well on the eye.

With all that said let us get into the actual palettes themselves.


VENUS XS SILVER

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The Venus XS Silver is a lovely grey palette. It’s great for a cool smokey eye. It features four shades.

  • Crescent: Warm grey matte
  • Sterling: Shiny silver shimmer
  • Plated: Deep grey matte
  • Luminous: Gunmetal shimmer

It’s a lovely little palette that blends well. It’s a quad but there are a few looks you can do. It also works really well as a base for brighter pops of colour. This is great for those of us who like the everyday living dead look.


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VENUS XS SOLID GOLD

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The Venus XS Solid Gold is a very warm-toned palette. It’s for the person who likes a brown smokey eye. There is a great gold glitter shade and a much lighter shimmer shade

  • Gilded: Solid gold shimmer
  • Aureate: Golden glow shimmer
  • Treasure: Deep brown matte sparkle
  • Trinket: Warm brown matte

This one works so well on its own and is great for all sorts of party looks. Gilded has some fallout, which can be solved by a sticky base or using it wet. Treasure as some sparkle in it but that’s mostly lost on the eye.


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VENUS XS ROSE GOLD

Lime-Crime-Venus-XS-Rose-GoldThe Venus XS Rose Gold is a pink neutral palette wit two shimmers and a warm undertone. It’s my favourite of the set.

  • Divinity: Rose gold shimmer
  • Charm: Deep rose shimmer
  • Angelic: Warm nude-pink matte
  • Eternal: Pinky mauve matte

This one as I said is my favourite probably because it is that pink neutral that I like so much. It’s still very much in at the moment, so if you’re still unsure about this colour story it might be worth getting this quad. Again the shimmers go on brighter wet but work nicely without it, although with some fall out.


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So that’s the set. Do you have a favourite?

I like these and if you’re into quads they’ll be great for you. They cost $20 each and are available at Lime Crime.

Solid Gold
Ingredients/Ingrédients: AUREATE (Eye): Alumina, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Mica (CI 77019), Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Tin Oxide, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Boron Nitride, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, Methicone, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491). GILDED (Eye): Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Zinc Stearate, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Alumina, Silica, Mica (CI 77019), Tin Oxide, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, Methicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/-]: Titanium Dioxde (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000). TREASURE (Face): Polyethylene Terephthalate, Talc, Mica (CI 77019), Boron Nitride, Silica, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Polyurethane-11, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Methicone, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 7 (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140:1), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000). TRINKET (Eye): Talc, Mica (CI 77019), Boron Nitride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica, Zinc Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Methicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/-]: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

Silver
Ingredients: CRESCENT/PLATED (Eye): Mica (CI 77019), Boron Nitride, Talc, Silica, Zinc Stearate, Ethyhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Methicone, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499). LUMINOUS (Eye): Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Mica (CI 77019), Zinc Stearate, Silica, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Stearic Acid, Boron Nitride, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, Methicone. May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000). STERLING (Eye): Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Mica (CI 77019), Silica, Magnesium Stearate, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Stearic Acid, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Boron Nitride, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, Methicone. May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000).

Rose Gold
Ingredients: ANGELIC/ETERNAL (Eye): Mica (CI 77019), Talc, Boron Nitride, Silica, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Methicone, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/-]: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140). CHARM (Eye): Mica (CI 77019), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Silica, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Stearic Acid, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Boron Nitride, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, Methicone. May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/-]: Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Titanium Dioxde (CI 77891), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000). DIVINITY (Face): Mica (CI 77019), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, Methicone. May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/-]: Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 27 (CI 45410:2).

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