HAPPY NEW YEAR Y’ALL!! We are starting the year off with a bang! Lime Crime is launching a sequel! The Venus XL 2 Eyeshadow Palette is launching on Wednesday, 1.09! This beautiful eyeshadow palette features 18 shades in four different finishes. The pricing hasn’t been released but the last palette we covered was $58 so it’s an easy guess that’s what this one will be as well. Lime Crime is also launching four new shades of their Wet Cherry Lip Gloss which are typically $18 each.
First of all, these swatches are FIRE! I love the aesthetic of that! However, I’m not quite as enthralled with the palette itself… it’s just kind of super underwhelming, ya know? It seems as though all of the shades are very muted, leaving very little variety and versatility. There is really only one semi-deep shade and it’s really only a medium brown. It’s clearly a very green-heavy palette, which normally we would LOVE, but here, all of the greens look nearly identical and the ones that do vary slightly have such minimal shade differences that it seems rather pointless to even have in the palette at all. It also might just be us but I just don’t get very excited over many things from Lime Crime for whatever reason. But maybe that will change this year?? Let’s hope!