Saturday, September 14, 2019

Lime Crime Venus Immortalis Palette

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A glow in the dark palette? How cool, right? The idea behind the Lime Crime Venus Immortalis Palette is great: a greyscale palette with glow in the dark packaging to mark the end of their Venus era of palettes. But was it executed well?
The Venus statue on the cover glows in the dark. And, when you open it up...
...the inside does too! Not sure why you would need it to glow, but it's still a pretty cool effect.
It has a mirror inside and 8 brand new shades.
Unseen is a matte black. Not crazy pigmented, but it is buildable.
Echo is a metallic taupe. Easily my favorite shade in the palette.
Moth is a super pale gray with an iridescent pink shift. Very soft and sheer.
Marble is a barely-there pearl white with tiny silver sparkle. Hardly any pigmentation.
Unveil is a matte really deep burgundy color. This is the only one that keeps me from calling it a "grayscale" palette.
Ash is a matte gray. It got hard pan on it the very first time I tried to swatch it. It does pick up well on a brush, but it doesn't want to stick to your skin, and when you use a sticky base it's incredibly hard to blend. HUGE issues with this color.
Cameo is a matte beigey cream.

For 2 out of 8 colors in a $38 palette to be total duds, I can't say I'd recommend this one. I loved the idea of having a grayscale palette, but I think they could have done so much better. I usually love the quality of the Venus palettes. To go out on this note is very disappointing.

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