Lime Crime Spooky Wet Cherry Lip Gloss Bundle Review and Swatches – Spooky, Monster, Poison and Potion

Lime Crime Spooky Wet Cherry Lip Gloss Bundle Review and Swatches – Spooky, Monster, Poison and Potion

The Wet Cherry Lip gloss bundle costs $54 from Lime Crime. There are four glosses in this bundle and they’re available separately at Lime Crime for $18 each. They have 2.96 ml of product and a 12-month shelf life once opened. They are vegan and cruelty-free.

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For Halloween this year Lime Crime released a new set of limited edition wet cherry glosses. I decided to get them as I’ve been getting more into glosses recently. I wasn’t expecting to be impressed and to be blunt, I wasn’t.
Now I do like the texture of Lime Crime’s glosses but without fail, the swatches for the glosses on the Lime Crime website are nothing like the actual product. There are swatches on their Instagram that are much closer, although much more even than I could get them.

Spooky Cherry

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Let’s start with Spooky Cherry, described as Black with iridescent sparkle. The swatch on the website is the closest and this is the one that’s getting the most pushback on their socials. It looks like a lovely black gloss in the tube but on the lips, it’s a sheer grey colour with glitter in it. The glitter does not look iridescent but that may be the grey of the gloss muting it.
This one will probably go best over black lipstick. However, it could alternatively be used to mute too bright colours.

Monster Cherry

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Monster Cherry is the gloss version of Serpentina. It’s actually described as Serpentina green sparkle. It’s not quite as disappointing as the Velvetine version. If you have the Velvetine version, this will be perfect to go over the top of it. This one is semi-opaque with lots of small glitter in it. I’m not a fan of the sheerness of this one. To get it opaque you have to use a couple of thick layers and that makes it goopy.

Cherry Potion

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Cherry Potion is the most normal colour of the bunch. It’s described as Red Orange sparkle and it is that. It’s also on the sheer side and not something I’ll wear on its own. I feel like most of the colour of this one comes from the glitter so it comes off as patchy.

Poison Cherry

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Poison Cherry is my favourite of the bunch, described as Poisonberry sparkle. It’s perhaps the most opaque of the bunch, with the strongest colour in the gloss. The glitter in it is purple and blue, which looks very pretty when it catches the light. Again this is going to look better over a lipstick or lip liner. I’m still a little disappointed in it but I’ll definitely wear this one and probably on its own, which is not something I can say about the other three.

While personally, I like the texture of these glosses I’m not sure these are worth it. That is unless you’re into sheer glosses, which I am not. Will I get use out of these. Yes. I wouldn’t be repurchasing these even if they weren’t limited edition though. If you were to get one I’d say Poison Cherry is the one I’d recommend the most.

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If you’d like to get them, they’re available at Lime Crime for $18 each or $54 for all four.

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Lime Crime Venus The Grunge Palette – Review & Swatch

Lime Crime Venus The Grunge Palette – Review & Swatch

Venus is the original warm-toned palette from Lime Crime that started a trend.

It costs £34 from UK Suppliers or $38 from Lime Crime direct. It has 16 g of product and has a 24-month shelf life once opened. It’s vegan and cruelty-free.

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Described by Lime Crime as

In a sea of nude palettes, the VENUS vegan eyeshadow palette emerges with 8 game-changing shades: rust red, brick brown, burgundy and unconventional neutrals. Recklessly pigmented eyeshadows can be worn alone or mesh flawlessly for a nu-grunge look with a soft, painterly finish. Beautiful mirrored box with kitschy artwork makes VENUS the ultimate collectible artifact.

It was a game-changing palette. It was the palette that launched a trend.

The packaging is cardboard with a lovely large mirror in the lid. The mirror does not stand up on its own, as xSparkage would say it needs palette viagra. The outside is pretty and based on the Venus the Roman Goddess of love. There are 8 shadows in rusty tones for the perfect ‘grunge’ eye. If you’re like me and grew up with ‘grunge’ this is nothing like the original grunge. It’s the updated version, 2.0 if you will.

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Lime Crime’s description of the colours is a little fanciful. So let’s not use those, bruised fruit anyone?

  • Venus is a burgundy red, while it’s quite matte it is not perfectly so. You won’t notice it not being a matte on the eye though.
  • Shell is a light coral shade with a shimmery finish.
  • Aura is a creamy pearl shade, beautiful on the brow bone or for halo eyes.
  • Creation is a rusty brown, it’s almost matte but not quite
  • Icon is a cool chocolate brown that’s got a little bit of gold shimmer but this is lost on the eyes (and my swatch!)
  • Rebirth is a bright matte coral colour. This really pops on the eye.
  • Divine is a taupe grey-brown. A great transition shade.
  • Muse is a burnt red, it’s the deeper sister of Venus.

The colours work really really well together. They are soft, pigmented and buttery. I know people hate that word but it’s to imply the smoothness with which they go on the skin and these do.

There’s almost no fallout with these shadows and I’ve seen little fading with the colours when they’re worn on the eye. There is a little kickback in the pan but it’s tiny because these have been well pressed. They’re not quite as finely milled as I’d expect from a palette of this price but it never affects the performance.

I’ve been using this palette for a while now and the formula is great, it hasn’t changed even though it’s long past the ‘expiry’ date. The colours are still on trend today, so unless you’re fairly new to makeup you’ll probably have all these tones. It’s an iconic palette for a reason and it’s well worth having in your collection.

If you’d like one you can get yours from UK Suppliers for £34 or $38 from Lime Crime direct.

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Lime Crime Velvetines Lip Liners Review & Swatches – Minx, Petunia, Poison​ & Poppy

Lime Crime Velvetines Lip Liners Review & Swatches – Minx, Petunia, Poison​ & Poppy

I decided it was time to bring in some more of the new Velvetines lip liners to my collection. I bought four new shades to use with my lipstick collection.

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The liners cost $16 each from Lime Crime or £14.50 from Cult Beauty. They’re vegan and cruelty-free. They have 1.2g of product and 24-month shelf life from opening.

Everything you love about Velvetines — from its transfer-proof performance to its soft-as-a-rose-petal touch— now in a waterproof lip liner. Wrapped in the iconic Velvetines roses, our vegan and cruelty-free lip liner has the perfect velvety matte texture and clean-line precision to create the pout you dream about. Define and design, fake a fuller shape and hold the line on feathering. This pencil liner glides on creamy smooth and easy, then dries down to a matte finish that won’t smudge, budge or bleed.

The boxes are the same as the Velvetines, bright pink with red roses on them. Keeping with the theme. They’re cardboard so easily recycled.

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Now clearly I like these because I bought four more. I find them very comfortable to wear and long-lasting. I have to say I didn’t really have any patchiness issues with these. However, let’s see each one individually.

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Lime-Crime-Minx-Lip-LinerLime-Crime-Minx-Velvetine-Lip-Liner-SwatchMinx is greige nude. Described by Lime Crime as Mushroom Nude, it’s pretty much my perfect nude lip colour. I really like this colour and bought it to go under my nude lip glosses and liquid lipsticks. I find this one is very comfortable to wear and easy to apply. It doesn’t have any coverage issues.

Petunia

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and is described by Lime Crime as Orchid Blush. The formula like the others is soft and easy to apply. It has little coverage issues and lasts very well. This pulls a lovely delicate pink shade on me, going well with my pinky nudes and lighter pink shades.  It goes really well with the new blush from Lime Crime called Petal.jpg.

Poison

Lime-Crime-Poison-Lip-LinerLime-Crime-Poison-Velvetine_lip-Liner-SwatchPoison is bright cool red, described by Lime Crime as Ruby Red. It’s your classic pin-up red with a blue undertone. Again no issues with coverage or wear time. This one will go well with all your classic red lipsticks and help extend wear time.

Poppy

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and is described by Lime Crime as bright coral red. This one is the colour of poppies and is very good for either your orange-based reds or your orange lipsticks. Again, no coverage issues here and it’s just as long-lasting as the others.

I love the formula of the lip liners. they’re not drying and do extend your lipstick. I’d like them to be cheaper but to be honest, it takes me so long to use them up that the value peruse isn’t all that bad really.

If you’d like to get some they’re available on Lime Crime for $16 each or from UK suppliers at £14.50.

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Lime Crime Sunkissed Freckle Pen Review and Swatches

Lime Crime Sunkissed Freckle Pen Review and Swatches

The Sunkissed Freckle Pen is $18 from Lime Crime or £18 from UK Suppliers. It is vegan and cruelty-free. It has 2.5ml of product and a 6-month shelf life once opened.

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Sunkissed Freckle Pen is SO spot on! Embrace a fresh face like a day under summer sun rays by tapping on speckles of freckles. Apply Sunkissed Freckle Pen directly onto bare skin or makeup – then, blot between application taps.

Lime-Crime-Sunkissed-Freckle-Pen-TipI’ve got to be honest. The Sunkissed Freckle Pen is very expensive for what is essentially a light brown liner. It is however pretty unique in colour and does do a good job. I have not been able to find a brown liner in this depth at all. They’re all pretty dark.

The colour itself is the same as my real freckles, just a warmer version of them. It’s of course never going to look perfect as this does give you dots rather then the irregular shape real freckles are.

Lime-Crime-Sunkissed-Freckle-Pen-SwatchIt’s also not very long-lasting. I found it fades at the same speed as my foundation. This pen will last as long as your base does. If you need to reapply your base throughout the day then the same applies to this pen.

I really like this pen even with its faults. I think it’s super expensive but until I find an alternative I really like this one.

One last tip. Store it upside down, so that when you come to use it the tip is always filled with product. Start with the smaller freckles and work from there.

If you’d like yours you can get yours from Lime Crime for $18 or £18 from UK Suppliers.

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Lime Crime Velvetines Lip Liner Review & Swatch – Magic & Plastic

Lime Crime Velvetines Lip Liner Review & Swatch – Magic & Plastic

One of those things Lime Crime had been missing was lip liners. Well, finally they released a set of colours. So, of course, I had to buy a few to see if I liked them. Today we’re looking at only two of the shades. Magic and Plastic. One I bought directly from Lime Crime and the other I bought from a UK supplier Cult Beauty.

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The liners cost $16 each from Lime Crime or £14.50 from Cult Beauty. They’re vegan and cruelty-free. They have 1.2g of product and 24-month shelf life from opening.

Everything you love about Velvetines — from its transfer-proof performance to its soft-as-a-rose-petal touch— now in a waterproof lip liner. Wrapped in the iconic Velvetines roses, our vegan and cruelty-free lip liner has the perfect velvety matte texture and clean-line precision to create the pout you dream about. Define and design, fake a fuller shape and hold the line on feathering. This pencil liner glides on creamy smooth and easy, then dries down to a matte finish that won’t smudge, budge or bleed.

At the time I bought these, they had an offer of a Lime Crime sharpener, so it is included in this post but I do believe it’s now over.

The boxes are the same as the Velvetines, bright pink with red roses on them. Keeping with the theme. They’re cardboard so easily recycled.

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Generally, like these. I don’t find them drying, I do find they make my lipstick last longer and they don’t bleed. However, as you can see each colour works differently. I’m going to note here that they were both bought shortly after the launch and therefore there isn’t a difference in how long they had been made for.

Plastic

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Lime-Crime-Velvetines-Liner-Plastic-SwatchPlastic is bright pink. Described by Lime Crime as Candy Pink, it’s pretty much the colour that the ‘Plastics’ would wear or Barbie pink. I really like this colour and bought it to accompany the Sour Cherry gloss.  They are the perfect match and make the sheerness of the gloss not so sheer.  I find this one is very comfortable to wear and goes on well without being patchy.

Magic

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and is described by Lime Crime as Pansy Purple, matching the sadly discontinued Velvetine of the same name. While I love the colour as it the same as that Velevetine it is very different from Plastic. The formula is not as smooth by any means. It does on patchy and it’s actually quite dry. Now while it does extend the life of the colour you put on top of it I won’t get this one again just due to the application issues.

So while overall I like Plastic, I am not a fan of Magic at all. I feel some of these are going to be hit and miss. I do suspect that the more unusual colours are where there will be issues, so maybe avoid those.

Lime-Crime-Sharpener-1I was lucky enough to get the pencil sharper with my purchase. It’s just the perfect size for these and very sharp. Sadly they don’t sell these but I would love to see them do accessories like these. I’d certainly repurchase this when this one breaks or goes blunt if it was available.

If you’d like to get some they’re available on Lime Crime for $16 each or from UK suppliers at £14.50.

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Lime Crime Venus 2 – Review & Swatches

Lime Crime Venus 2 – Review & Swatches

Venus 2 is the second palette in Venus series from Lime Crime.

It costs £34 from UK Suppliers or $38 from Lime Crime direct. It has 16 g of product and has a 24-month shelf life once opened. It’s vegan and cruelty-free.

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Described by Lime Crime as

Venus 2 recklessly pigmented eyeshadows will take your makeup game to the next level. A variety of distinct shades that create equally distinct looks.

The packaging is cardboard with a lovely large mirror in the lid. The mirror does not stand up on its own, as xSparkage would say it needs palette viagra. The outside is pretty and based on the Venus the Roman Goddess of love, although she’s had a dye job. There are 8 shadows in rusty tones for the perfect ‘grunge’ eye. If you’re like me and grew up with ‘grunge’ this is nothing like the original grunge. It’s the updated version, 2.0 if you will.

Lime-Crime-Venus-2-SwatchesLime Crime’s description of the colours is a little fanciful. So let’s not use those, bruised fruit anyone?

  • Fly – Ivory base with a green shift, this shade is so unique, I really love it.
  • Pidgeon – Dark brown base with a blue shift, it’s a beautiful shade, blends out well. The shift is still visible on the eye.
  • Jam – described as Pumpkin spice creamy matte, it’s a really nice warm orange.
  • Filter – described as luminous cornflower blue, it’s a baby blue and it’s nicely pigmented but can lack depth on the eye.
  • Mud – described as rich burgundy-brown, the colour of spoiled fruit. It does look like the bruise colour you’d see on fruit.
  • Marsh – perfectly described as a mossy green/grey.
  • Boot – described as Nebula black with multi-colour sparkle. It’s black but the sparkle does fade away on application. You can retain some of it using a setting spray.
  • Mustard – described as the colour of corduroy, it’s proper mustard yellow and quite unique.

The colours work really really well together. They are soft, pigmented and buttery. I know people hate that word but it’s to imply the smoothness with which they go on the skin and these do.

There’s almost no fallout with these shadows and I’ve seen little fading with the colours when they’re worn on the eye. There is a little kickback in the pan but it’s tiny because these have been well pressed. They’re not quite as finely milled as I’d expect from a palette of this price but it never affects the performance.

I’ve been using this palette for a while now and the formula is great, it hasn’t changed even though it’s long past the ‘expiry’ date. The colours are still on trend today but they’re also fairly unique. You’ll likely have dupes for some of these but not all. Fly in particular is very hard to dupe.

If you’d like this one you can get yours from UK Suppliers for £34 or $38 from Lime Crime direct.

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Lime Crime Wet Cherry Gloss Review & Swatch – Sour Cherry

Lime Crime Wet Cherry Gloss Review & Swatch – Sour Cherry

A little while ago Lime Crime released a set of lip glosses called wet cherry. I’m not a huge fan of glosses myself and thought I’d pass until they were discounted. So when that happened I decided to pick the bright pink one. Sour Cherry.

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It costs £16 from UK Suppliers or $18 from Lime Crime direct. It has 2.96ml of product and has a 12-month shelf life once opened. It’s vegan and cruelty-free.

It smells of Sweet Cherries and while you can smell it when it’s first applied it does start to fade. It is not sticky on the lips, which I adore as I hate sticky glosses so much. The bottle is short and stubby which is giving me retro vibes but I can’t think what from. It has a very nice does foot applicator that gets enough product out with one dip. It’s incredibly shiny.

I really like the colour and texture of this gloss. I mean look at this swatch…

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Okay, so I am pulling a fast one here. This is not a swatch of the gloss on its own, I had to use one of the new Velvetines lip liners (Plastic) to get this coverage. Even so, it’s not quite the same as the website but close enough for me.

Without a liner, it looks like this.

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I mean it’s still a pretty gloss. but it’s not what I was expecting. I’m probably going to pass on the other colours, especially at full price due to the sheerness of the product. It’s not a bad product, it’s just sheer. Not what is advertised on the site at all.

If you’d like to get your hands on one or two of them they £16 from UK Suppliers or $18 from Lime Crime direct.

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Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation in F1 Review & Swatch

Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation in F1 Review & Swatch

Over the next 9 months, I’ll be wearing a foundation a month and testing it out with various primers, application techniques and post my review here. I’ll also mention any issues when the foundation is used with cream-based products such as blusher or highlighter. Before we continue, I have oily skin, a few fine lines and the occasional issues with breakouts. I don’t have an issue with dry skin so if you do you might find we have very different results from the same foundation.
The four primers I’ll be using are, Illamasqua – Hydra Veil, this one is a water-based gel primer. Evelyn Ion Cosmetics – Green Tea Primer, this one is a water-based dream primer. The Body Shop – Instablur Primer, this one is a silicone-based primer. Revolution Pro – Prime Oil, this one is an oil-based primer. I’ll also go without a primer to see how it performs without any help.
Other variables include using fingers, sponges or brushes to apply the foundation to see if it makes any difference in the finish or performance with these methods. I’ll also use cream, powder and liquid blushers and highlighters to see if there are any issues too.

Fast Base Foundation

The Fast Base Foundation costs £5 from Revolution Beauty. It can be purchased online or instore at Superdrug. It has 6.3g of product and a 12-month shelf-life once opened. It’s Vegan and cruelty-free.

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This one divides opinion on the internet and I can tell why. I both love and loathe this foundation.

The first thing to note is it’s an oil-based foundation. These are not common. Now you’d think that would mean it would work best for dry skin but this one has a habit of clinging to dry patches even an oily gal like me didn’t know I had!

This is obviously a stick foundation and you can apply it straight from the stick itself onto your face. If you’re worried about hygiene, you can cut off a small piece and apply from a palette instead. I liked the application best with my fingers. Brushes often left streaks and the sponge didn’t seem to leave as even of a finish as I’d like.

I prefer this with no base at all. It goes on the most evenly and gives the best coverage. it also gave it the best longevity at about 3 hours.Revolution-Beauty-Fast-Base-Foundation-Swatch-F1-Fastbase

It works well with the oil-based primer but this does mean you’re putting two layers of oil on your face. For me, that’s a huge no as it soon broke down. I mean I looked dewy, very dewy, no need for highlighter here!
It went on okay over silicone primer but really didn’t last very long at all. You can get it to look good but as soon as you touch your face it’s quite obvious.
Water-based worked well too, in so far as it caused no application troubles. Again the length of time it stayed looking good was only a couple of hours.

So honestly I love and loathe this foundation. It’s very fast to get on and gives great coverage. So I love it for when I need to get my face on fast and for a short period of time. However, it oils up fairly fast too.

I can’t really recommend it but if you’d like one, you can get one at Revolution Beauty or Superdrug for £5.

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Lime Crime Plushies Quads Review & Swatches – Sweet Blends & Fresh Squeezed

Lime Crime Plushies Quads Review & Swatches – Sweet Blends & Fresh Squeezed

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The Plushies Quads are a set of complementary colours in a pretty yellow palette. They cost £20 from UK suppliers or $22 from Lime Crime direct. They have 4 x 1.67g of product each and have a 12-month shelf life once opened. They are Vegan and cruelty-free.

Plushies quads are colorfully fun and wear-ably sheer shadows for eyes, cheeks and beyond. Our new formulation doesn’t tug or drag — it slides on smooth and effortlessly. Create pretty puffs of color that blend out like an endless dream, all housed in an ultra-cute soft touch pink compact

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I find these quads are a good demonstration why things that might swatch badly doesn’t mean they perform badly on the eye. Even the swatches on the Lime Crime website are a little on the patchy side. They don’t do this on the eye at all. they’re soft and blendable with lovely pigment. They’re not so bold and in your face, as we’ve been used to, they are sheer but the colour is there. So let’s a take a closer look at them.

Sweet Blends

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Sweet Blends is the cooler toned of the two palettes, featuring a pop of blue and pink.

All four colours play well in this palette. Rosebud is a soft rose pink, which on me turns a slightly hotter shade of pink. Chocolate Milk is as the name suggests a milk chocolate brown. Melon Smoothie is a peachy nude. It’s a muted colour this one but very pretty. Blueberry is a dirty blue and despite the patchy swatches, I’ve seen blends lovely on my skin. It deepens on my skin tone.

All in all, this is a nice cool set of shadows that blend together really well. It’s important to note that under the ingredients listed on Lime Crime, Blueberry, Chocolate Milk and Rosebud as marked as face colours.

BLUEBERRY/CHOCOLATE MILK/ROSEBUD (FACE): Talc, Boron Nitride, Silica, Mica (CI 77019), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Methicone, Water (Aqua), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain [+/-]: Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 27 (CI 45410:2), Red 30 (CI 73360), Red 7 (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).
MELON SMOOTHIE (EYE): Talc, Boron Nitride, Silica, Mica (CI 77019), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Methicone, Water (Aqua), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain [+/-]: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

Fresh Squeezed

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Fresh Squeezed is the warmer of the two, featuring a strong orange and a pop of bright pink. This one while still sheer is definitely stronger in colour.

Jackfruit is a mellow yellow, definitely a milky kind of yellow but it doesn’t have any coverage issue despite being sheer. Orange Juice is a bright orange colour, think the skin rather than the juice. It’s very bold. Mango is muted orange. it’s a bit darker than the colour I think of for mango (the flesh). Lastly, we have Dragon Fruit, it’s a bright magenta colour. I love this hot pink, despite being slightly cooler it still works so well with the other colours.

It’s important to note at this point that Dragon Fruit and Orange Juice are listed as face colours.

DRAGON FRUIT/ORANGE JUICE (FACE): Boron Nitride, Talc, Mica (CI 77019), Silica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Methicone, Water (Aqua), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain [+/-]: Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Red 27 (CI 45410:2), Red 6 (CI 15850), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 (CI 19140).
JACKFRUIT/MANGO (EYE): Boron Nitride, Talc, Mica (CI 77019), Silica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Methicone, Water (Aqua), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain [+/-]: Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

There’s a little kickback in the pan from these but it’s not excessive. I’ve not had any fall out from these which I love. The packaging on these is super cute. I’m not so fond of the plastic boxes they come in but the fact they’re cardboard is always a plus for me as that makes them more environmentally friendly.

If you’d like one or both of them they cost £20 from UK suppliers or $22 from Lime Crime direct.

Revolution x Tammi Tropical Paradise Palette Review & Swatches

Revolution x Tammi Tropical Paradise Palette Review & Swatches

The Tropical Paradise Palette from Revolution is another in the range of collabs that they have done. This time with Tammi Clarke. It costs £10 and has 20 x 0.95gs and 3 x 1.1g of product. It is Cruelty-free but not vegan. It has a 12-month shelf life after opening.

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There are 23 shades in this palette all hand-picked, named and arranged by Tammi herself in homage to her home country in the Caribbean, Granda. This is obviously a very brown palette, much more suited to the deeper end of the skin tone range or for those who love the smokey brown eye look.

This is one of Revolutions newer formulas and as such is amazing quality for the price. I find the colours soft and blendable.

There’s a couple of cooler shades but in general, this is a warm-toned palette. There’s also a mix of 11 shimmers and 12 mattes. So plenty of textures to play with. It’s honestly a really pretty palette and definitely worth the cost.

So let’s get onto the swatches. I swatched this in two halves, although I realise now  I would have been better to do it in rows.

Revolution-Tamm-Palette-Swatches-Top-Row

From Left to Right,

  • TOP
  • Queen Lou – light brown shimmer
  • Tropical – orange matte
  • Exotic – bronze-gold shimmer
  • MIDDLE
  • Pina Colada – pale gold shimmer
  • Burning Heat – rose gold shimmer
  • Enchanting – copper shimmer
  • Paradise – khaki shimmer
  • BOTTOM
  • Moonlight – white shimmer
  • Coralline – maroon matte
  • Majestic – dark raspberry matte

Revolution-Tammi-Palette-Middle-Row-Swatches

  • TOP
  • Purpy Purps – purple matte
  • Treasure – tawny brown shimmer
  • Rich Soil – wood brown matte
  • MIDDLE
  • Caribbean – pink shimmer
  • Golden Sands – gold shimmer
  • Rainforest – dark khaki matte
  • Midnight Stroll – black matte
  • BOTTOM
  • Carnival – purple shimmer
  • Adventure – pecan brown matte
  • Waterfall – ocean blue matte

Revolution-Tammi-Bottom-Row-Swatches

  • Coconut Cream – cream matte
  • Nutmeg – caramel brown matte
  • Isle of Spice – cinnamon matte

If you’d like one, you can get yours for £10 from Revolution Beauty or Superdrug.

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