Friday, July 27, 2012

Review: Lime Crime Aquatænia Palette

Greetings from the Dark Side!

You should know by now that I love Lime Crime cosmetics! I have been using Lime Crime since before I started my blog (about two years or so). In the past months, they have really impressed me by releasing their Fantasy Palette line. I already own ChinaDoll and D'Antoinette, so when the Aquatænia Palette was released I knew I had to try it! I have already done two other looks using this palette, so check them out if you haven't already :) Without further adieu, here is my review on this mermaid inspired palette ^_^

Price and Availability

$34.99 for a 5 eyeshadow palette.


Like the other fantasy palettes, this comes in a purple tin packaging that has the Lime Crime logo and fish/mermaid scales. The back has the name of the palette and of the colors included. At first I didn't like the inside of the palette, but it has grown on me. It is really easy to clean and so far I have not had any problems with the packaging. It is cute and easy to store!


Product in Action

I used this palette for the following two looks:


My favorite thing about this palette is the shimmer and sheen that the eyeshadows have. The palette is a really good compliment to the other Fantasy palettes since the other two contain mostly matte shades.  On its own it is also great, and you can make a lot of different looks using the 5 colors from the palette. All the colors are nicely pigmented, but Coral of the Story and Seahorse Discourse are the most pigmented shades. They are also my favorite colors of the palette. Seahorse Discourse is a beautiful neon lime green that is really in style right now. Coral of the Story is a fantastic color for summer and it looks amazing as a blush!
One of the other things that I love about this palette is the names! They are totally genius! I appreciate the names every time I use the palette ;D
I didn't get much, if any, fallout with the eyeshadows, and I was able to blend them with ease. 
Personally, I think this palette is for those of you who like color and really fun looks. If you are into classic and/or neutral looks, this might not be the palette for you. But if you want to experiment with bolder and brighter colors, then this would be really perfect!
There isn't much in the way of cons in my experience. I think Nautilus Prime could use a little tweaking though. It is the sheerest of the shades and it takes a little more work to get it to look good. But it is not too bad. Nothing that I can't deal with. And Pearl-ple is a little more pink than I expected but it is still a beautiful shade! Honestly though, these aren't big cons for me. I am enjoying the shimmers and the bright colors! They do remind me of the beach, the ocean, and the fantastic sea creatures known as mermaids!

Rating: 9.5/10

Tell me, from the swatches, which is your favorite shade? Does this palette remind you of mermaids?

*Product mentioned in this post was provided buy the company's PR. I was not paid for this review and all opinions are my own.


  1. The colors are so pretty! I especially love Coral of the Story. Great review, Nancy!

  2. The colours are so intense and festive. Amazing eye makeup! ♥

  3. These shades are gorgeous <3 You look great nancy!

  4. OMG The colours are so pretty!! I've said this probably a hundred times, but Lime Crime, Y U NO AVAILABLE IN MY COUNTRY T___T
    Btw, your makeup for that is really crazy, haha! I dig the blue to red gradient (up to the crease) of the 1st pic. :D The part above that is too wild for ordinary wear, lol. XD

  5. This stuff is SOO pigmented! And I really like the packaging too!

  6. Great review Nancy! The colors are so unique & pretty! <3

  7. I didn't expect these eyeshadows to be so shinny !! I love them even more ! This is definitely my favourite of their 3 palettes. I can't wait to get a bit of money and splurge on some LC products =)

    Thanks for the review !

    xxx Vee


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