Lime Crime Winter Lights Palette – Review and Swatches

The Winter Lights palette costs $45 from Lime Crime or £35 from UK Suppliers. It has 12.48 g (12 x 1.04 g) of product and a 12-month shelf life once opened. It is vegan and cruelty-free.

Wishing for a wintertime shadow palette miracle? The limited-edition Winter Lights Palette will have you looking merry and bright with shades ranging from dazzling holiday red, blue, green, neutral nudes, and more! The buttery smooth matte shades are effortlessly pigmented while the lush shimmers and metallics brilliantly shine.

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The Winter Lights palette is one of the newest Christmas offerings from Lime Crime. The outside as always is cardboard (better for the environment) in the shape of a triangle. The front is pink with Lime Crime printed in green to make the shape of a Christmas tree. The design is simple but to be honest I don’t really like it. It’s neat but I think it lacks a little finesse.
The inside has a mirror, which doesn’t stand up on its own. The shadows themselves are surrounded by a metallic red finish with the double-headed unicorn symbol in the middle. Nothing about this palette screams Winter Lights. The outside design or the colours on the inside. The whole thing feels a little thrown together. The colour story makes no sense with the shades either and I couldn’t see how they all worked together until I did this.

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They do work together but I really don’t see winter lights in this colour story at all. Maybe if I squint.

So let us look at the shades.

  • Frosty: Described as icy baby blue foil, it barely has colour on the skin but is really shimmery.
  • Sleighed: Described as matte deep brown. This is a good deep brown shade with a solid colour and blends well.
  • Ribbon: Described as foil crimson with pink sparkle, this is straight-up orange on me. You can see the pink sparkle but it gets lost in the blending.
  • Bauble: Described as foil plum, this again pulls brown with a slight plum shift.
  • Flurries: Described as iridescent pink with a green shift. It’s a sheer pink and the green shit is there but not super obvious.
  • Topaz: Described as foil blue/teal. This one is a dark blue foil, that almost look black.
  • Soots You: Described as gunmetal grey matte sparkle. This one is true to name.
  • Mittens: Described as matte grey nude, the grey is lost on my skin and it pulls light brown.
  • What the Hail: Described as metallic mauve-y silver. I see no mauve in this, it’s simply a metallic light nude.
  • Blitzen: Described as a metallic peach with pink sparkle. This one is true to colour, again the pink sparkle on the eye does get lost a bit.
  • December: Described as matte hot pink, this one has a nice strong colour and blends well.
  • Wish: Described as a sheer golden cream shimmer, that’s exactly what it is.

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I feel like this palette misses the mark on so many levels. While they do blend nicely there is such a strange range. I think if they’d been closer to the description of the colours this would have been much more interesting. A few purple tones would have shifted this palette into a new dimension.
From the few other swatches I’ve found online, the way these pull on my skin seems to be true of others. There’s not a lot online about this palette at all, so I’m not the only one who thinks this one has really missed the mark.

I’d say pass on this one before Christmas and wait for it to go on sale. It’s definitely going to go on sale, even Lime Crime is not promoting it in the way they’re promoting the other holiday releases.

If you’d like to get your hands on one the Winter Lights palette costs $45 from Lime Crime or £35 from UK Suppliers.

INGREDIENTS

BAUBLE (EYE): Mica (CI 77019), Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Black 2 (CI 77266). BLITZEN/TOPAZ (EYE):Mica (CI 77019), Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Black 2 (CI 77266), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035:1), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510). DECEMBER (FACE): Mica (CI 77019), Zinc Stearate, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 27 (CI 45410:2), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360). FLURRIES (FACE): Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Mica (CI 77019), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090). FROSTY (EYE): Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Mica (CI 77019), Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Benzoic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Palmitic Acid, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288). MITTENS (EYE): Mica (CI 77019), Zinc Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140). RIBBON (EYE):Mica (CI 77019), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Benzoic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Palmitic Acid, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035:1). SLEIGHED (EYE): Mica (CI 77019), Zinc Stearate, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035:1). SOOTS YOU (EYE): Mica (CI 77019), Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77499). WHAT THE HAIL (EYE): Mica (CI 77019), Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Aluminum Powder, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Polyurethane-11, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510). WISH (EYE): Mica (CI 77019), Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491).

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