Review: Lime Crime Palette D'Antoinette

Hello everyone. So this review has been on the backburner for a while ( I actually did swatches for it in the summer!) but for some reason never got round to posting it.



I thought since Spring is soon upon us, what better time to review some beautiful pastel eyeshadows!









Of course Lime Crime never disappoint with their packaging. All of their eyeshadow palettes come in purple rectangular tins with a unicorn embossed and the names of the eyeshadows at the bottom. I really like the packaging, it is so unique to Lime Crime and pretty. While some people have gripes about the plastic insert which keeps the eyeshadows in place, I think for the price you are getting the eyeshadow palette at, I wouldn't like to see a price increase for something so minor. 



But we wanna see swatches right? How do they perform?









Keep reading for individual breakdowns of the eyeshadows. Due to the pastel nature of the eyeshadows, some of the close ups look a bit blurry. Who knew pastel eyeshadow was so hard to photograph?!


Royal Flush is a sheer matte pastel pink. Its pretty pigmented for a pastel pink but it is the sheerest of the lot, it needed building up to create an opaque colour and did become a little powdery. It is the most pigmented pink I own though, so I excuse that. It is very blendable but can come across a little chalky. 
Absinthe Minded is a pastel matte green. It is very pigmented, blendable and easy to work with, a far cry from Royal Flush. The colour is so unique! I have no eyeshadows like it. It isn't powdery or chalky.
Macarooned is a matte pastel orange and yet another colour which is SO unique to my collection. I have nothing like it. It is pretty pigmented but has a certain sheerness to it, similar to Royal Flush. I think because of my skin tone, I will have trouble using this BUT i'll keep working at it :)

One of my favourite colours in the palette is this gorgeous matte pastel lavender. It is SO hard to find pigmented pastels especially mattes, this colour is just so perfect even down to the name - Ribbonesque. It is pigmented and highly blendable. 

My number one favourite colour in the palette - Mercurious. If you have been trying to find a pigmented silver eyeshadow look no further. It is the only shimmer in the palette which injects a bit of variety and even though its not fitting with the "pastel" theme, I think it goes really well with all of the colours. It is buttery and soft, easy to blend and crazy pigmented. This eyeshadow probably has the best formulation but as the others are mattes, I understand its got to be hard to create a buttery AND pigmented matte. 

Compared to the previous palette I reviewed (The Chinadoll palette, review here) Palette D' Antoinette is a sheerer. While still crazy pigmented, pastel eyeshadows are always going to have that certain sheerness to them. Don't get me wrong, these will pack a punch in one swipe, but they are not as stark and bright as the other palettes. Instead they are gentler, more feminine and soft, perfect for spring!

I really liked the palette is predominantly matte. 4/5 of the eyeshadows are matte finish with only one (Mercurious) being a crazy metallic shimmer finish! It makes a nice change and its not often you can get pigmented pastels which are matte! They are surprisingly easy to blend (mattes are notorious for being stiff and hard to work with) which is a lovely added bonus and makes them very easy to work with.  

The only negative things I can find are the eyeshadows do tend to kick up a bit of powder in the pan. It means if your not careful, the palette could end up looking very messy. But if you use the right kind of brushes and take your time, this problem is easily avoided. A couple of the shades are a little on the chalky side but generally the palette is a dream, a perfect pastel dream!


Wanna get your hands on this palette? Lime Crime ships worldwide for a flat rate of £10.95 which is roughly £7-8. While this may seem expensive, this means no matter how much you buy, this will be the cost - very worth it if you intend on making a big order! I have never been charged customs fees when ordering from Lime Crime either. I prefer it as they always throw in cute stickers, booklets or samples :)
You can purchase the Palette D'Antoinette here for $34.95 or here for £23.99 from UK retailer LoveMakeUp. 

Have you ever tried Lime Crime? They are my favourite brand :)

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Comments

  1. The palette looks beautiful, but I've heard some bad things about Lime Crime recently :( : http://doedeerelies.tumblr.com/post/10659602174/a-wolf-in-unicorns-clothing-doe-deere

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    1. I'm sorry you feel like that. I'm aware of all the drama surrounding the brand but for me, i'm much more interested in the make up rather than rumours and gossip on some tumblr website :)

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  2. This is a really pretty palette. The colors are sooo pretty, pigmented, and I'm sure you'll come up with amazing looks too!

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    1. Thank you :) I'm gonna get to work on some soon :)

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  3. This is such a pretty palette.
    But i wouldn't know how to use some of those colours though

    Leah x

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    1. I agree, the colours aren't the most wearable, I'm gonna get to work on some looks soon though to hopefully show ways to wear colour like this :D

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  4. These colours are so pretty! I keep saying I'm going to wear lighter colours but I never do! xox

    www.thestylekhaleesi.com

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    1. You should :) Especially since its spring/summer - its the perfect time for some colour :)

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  5. I've never tried anything from Lime crime - not sure I could pull these pastels off but they look lovely!

    Jess xo
    http://lovelyjubblyblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Pastels are definitely hard to wear sometimes, it can be overload!

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  6. Ahh this is a lovely palette I can imagine you will get a lot of use from it :D

    SAMI★SPOON

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    1. I'm gonna try haha :) Its a great spring palette :)

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  7. The colors are calling my name xx

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    1. Aww you should treat yourself Coco, I imagine you'd create some lovely looks!

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  8. This palette looks stunning, never seen such pigmented pastely shades! x

    Amy / srslylou

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    1. I know! Its so nice to see pigmented pastels for once! :)

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  9. This palette is amazing. I'd love to be able to pull off/ even begin to think about wearing shade like these! x

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  10. I will seriously buy every palette they put out (I have so far) :D

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    1. Haha yes same Sarah! They are the best :)

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  11. Ooh, what a pretty palette! Such a unique selection of shades. And your swatches are always great! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  12. Lime Crime seem to have some really lovely products but they're a brand I tend to avoid due to all the drama online. Can never be sure how much of it is true but I find it easier to keep away! The colours are really quite nice for pastels which can be super chalky xx

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    1. I agree :) Its not often pastels are done right!

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  13. omg this is the perfect spring time pastel palette I need this in my collection asap!!!! I love how pigmented the colors are your swatches are great as well. Thank you so much for this post!!! im going to order some palettes from them right away!!!!

    Sarah
    http://sarahsequins.blogspot.com

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  14. Wow these are such pretty colors, so perfect for spring! I only have tried one Lime Crime eyeshadow, so I hope to get a palette soon :)

    xoxo aly

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  15. This is soooo pretty! Great pix! :) I want it.

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  16. great pics! thankyou! i am eyeing this off with the intention of using the pink and orange as blush! :)

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  17. Hiya
    I'm wondering do these last all day. I mostly wear illamasqua and it's amazing as it is still on in the eveninng after wearing all day long. How do guess fare?

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  18. love this pallet away to order it as have been looking for some good pastel colours for a few photoshoots

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