The Grunge Look - Lime Crime

by 4.2.16

Lime Crime has been a brand that I wanted to try since a very long time. Everybody raves about their Velvetines (liquid to matt lipstick). They were one of the first companies to release the liquid lipsticks. Now almost every brand has their own version of the liquid lipsticks.

I caved in and got some Velvetines along with the beautiful Venus Palettes, I and II. The colors in the first Venus palette are all to my liking. Since the beginning of Epica I have worn red toned eyeshadows. They just make blue eyes pop like crazy.

The palette contains 8 eyeshadows, they have a nice big size which makes me happy. I can love these for a long time.

  • Venus: Marsala (velvet matte)
  • Shell: Opalescent shell-pink (glow)
  • Aura: Pearlescent ivory (glow)
  • Creation: Rust brown (matte)
  • Icon: Dark brown (matte)
  • Rebirth: Nectarine (matte)
  • Divine: Dusty stone (matte)  
  • Muse: Deep burgundy red (matte)
If you google the Venus Palette you may find good swatches. You know that swatching isn't my strong suit. Over all the pigmentation is really good. The colors are such a great break from all the nude palettes that are out there. I do love those too, I have to say. The most insanely pigmented of them all is 'Rebirth', such a gorgeous color! Venus and Muse are my favorites.

The palette retails for about $32. I got them on sale and made a good deal. I do think that they are worth the $32. The packaging is cute, but I prefer more travel friendly packaging like the Zoeva and Lorac palettes.

I created two grunge looks for you and also changed up the lipsticks. Have a look and tell me what you think! Would you rock red eyeshadow?

Marc Jacobs Beauty 'Blow' Lipstick
Wearing the nude labello with a more toned down version of a red smokey eye.

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