My Intro to Lime Crime Makeup

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I love testing new makeup, especially when the brands are new-to-me.

I’ve heard about Lime Crime for years and I’ve always wanted to try the line up of fun colors; I’ve heard raves about their lippies and those are what really excited me.

When I had a chance to try the new Lime Crime Venus XL II Eyeshadow Palette and its corresponding Wet Cherry Lipgloss and Goddess Gang Velvetine shades, I jumped on it.

From Lime Crime’s colorful, pretty packaging to the assortment of products, I could not wait to open everything up and start testing. Of course, I was immediately drawn to the Venus XL II Eyeshadow Palette — just look at those beautiful peachy shades. They are just so perfect as I am looking forward to spring.

Featuring 18 all-new shades in four gorgeous formulas (matte, metallic, NEW foil, and NEW sheer iridescent), Lime Crime’s Venus XL II Eyeshadow Palette ($58) was a great Lime Crime introduction.

The eyeshadow formula itself is rich and pigmented; it is buttery smooth and glides onto the eye with ease. They don’t fade much throughout the day. When I wear eyeshadow primer they last the day.

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I love the mix of formulas that are included and the shades are really pretty. The mix of peachy pinks, browns and greens are super trendy and actually neutral.

The shades included:

  • In Bloom: muted rose

  • Crown: icy champagne

  • Sage: sage green

  • Thom: cocoa with blue sparkle

  • Ripe: warm terracotta

  • Forbidden: peachy copper

  • Stella: pink champagne

  • Myth: silvery green

  • Eve: mauve rose with multi-color sparkle

  • Laurel: olive gold

  • Radiant: peach pearl

  • Ivy: glazed green with pink sparkle

  • West: warm brown

  • Obscure: soft neon green

  • Mystic: soft blush

  • Phoenix: rust

  • Locust: green-brown shift

  • Classical: plummy brown

Being the lipgloss girl that I am, I was anxious to try Lime Crime’s Wet Cherry gloss ($18). These are soooo good!

The thought behind the Wet Cherry name? The result from the gloss is what you get from a dripping wet reflection of a maraschino cherry — in gloss form.

I love the creamy, cherry vanilla scent. The feel on the lips is decadent; these glosses are very comfortable to wear. I like how Wet Cherry feels so lightweight yet gives my lips a ton of shine… without any of the stickiness that I’d expect from such a super high gloss.

There are four colors in this collection to coincide with Lime Crime’s new Venus XL II palette.

  • Sparkling Cherry: sparkling champagne

  • Cherry Slime: iridescent lime

  • Unripe Cherry: soft peach

  • White Cherry: cool nude

These are nice to wear alone on the lips but also as gloss toppers. I have been obsessed with Cherry Slime (who would have thought?) on top of others lipsticks and have been wearing this shade pretty much non-stop.

The final products that I tested was Lime Crime Goddess Gang Velvetine Shades ($20). These were the original matte liquid lipsticks and started the mate liquid lip craze long before anyone else.

I have three of the five shades for this collection and they are nice. I am honestly over the matte lip trend, but I get how a lot of you LOVE these for rich, full-on pigmented color that doesn’t budge.

These Velvetine Shades are SO richly pigmented and I had to try them to see what all the rave was about. The formula is excellent! I like how easily the liquid formula glides then dries down to a luxurious, velvety matte finish.

  • Desire Matte Velvetine – pinky coral hue

  • Sparrow Matte Velvetine – deep orange shade

  • Trinity Matte Velvetine – rich, violet mauve

  • Rosa Metallic Velvetine – metallic fuchsia

  • Cherished Metallic Velvetine – metallic taupe

I tried Rosa Metallic Velvetine, and even though the shade was a bit out of my comfort zone, I had to try it. This color lasted on my lips for hours, at least six or seven, before I noticed any type of fading at all. When I went to remove my makeup at the end of the day, my lips were still stained, though not as full-on shaded as when I applied.

The french-vanilla infused scent is a plus! I think I might like the lighter shades.

All of these products are available now at and Ulta.


Teri Cosenzi

I'm Teri, your resident beauty expert. While I'm not playing with beauty products, painting my nails or shopping for makeup with my daughter who loves trying products with me, you will probably find me sneaking off to Florida with my husband of over 25 years or cheering on one of my three sons. I like baking, re-decorating, drinking tea, fussing with my flowers and facials.