Disclaimer: I bought this.
I’ve been eyeing the Lime Crime Hi-Lite Opals palette, because the colors look like a smooth, blend-able shimmer that would be great for all occasions, whether work or date night.
To be honest, I’m always shy about whether or not to purchase Lime Crime products. Although possibly even more shy about reviewing one of their products on BeautyJudy.
Most of us know, there’s been a tumultuous, ugly past with the brand and I’m not a fan of drama. But I have balanced that out with my own brand experiences, which have been positive with the products I’ve tried over the years. There was a period of time I did not purchase, but then a period of time when I silently purchased and enjoyed things like the Venus eye shadow palette and Velvetine lipsticks. I’ve also had a good experience with customer service. I placed an order for Diamond Crushers that seems to have gotten stuck somewhere out in Pennsylvania for more than a week, and well within the 48-hour time period they promised to respond, they did (on a Saturday), expressing sympathy and telling me it sounds like I need to have my order re-shipped. I’m very grateful for that, and good customer service is a big way to earn my loyalty.
So with all that said, I pulled the trigger on this beautiful palette at IMATS NYC, because the packaging, with its soft iridescence, suckered me in for sure when it was in front of my face!
The shades are Pink, Gold and Peach, all soft, pretty hues that can be used in cool and warm looks.
Here they are swatched:
Left to right: Pink, Gold, Peach.
The shades are exactly how I’d hoped – blend-able and shimmery without glitter. The first one I used was Gold. You can see it subtly on top of my cheeks:
I found that this highlight lasted all day without reapplication and without incident, for lack of better term! It was subtle enough for work, and it’s build-able enough if I want my highlight to look, as the saying goes, “lit.”
The Hi-Lite palette retails for $38 on the Lime Crime site here. I don’t remember what I spent at IMATS but I don’t think it was $38, since most stuff is discounted at the show.
Do you have a favorite go-to highlight palette? This one might be the one I favor for travel.