May 22, 2012

Review & Swatches: Lime crime Palette D'Antoinette

This is going to be a review of Lime Crime's new palette, called Palette D'Antoinette.
This is NOT GONNA BE a review of the company, company's owner(s) or how they handle problems with customers or anything.
I'm aware of all the drama, and if you want to know more about it, use google or go to Ana's blog. 

Eye & cheek fantasy palette inspired by the iconic Queen of France, Marie Antoinette. Five pastel hues, each reminiscent of royal confectionery delights, offer luxurious payoff, velvety texture and superb blendability. Arrives encased in a deluxe purple tin.

I'm soooo behind with this review, but on the bright side I've had plenty of time to do looks with it!
So here we go, let's start with the shadows:

Royal Flush – pastel pink (matte)

I'm not much of a pink-user, but this is pretty. It's not too bright or too soft, it gets noticed, but it doesn't scream "BIMBO!" like many other pinks do. 
It's pigmented and soft and it blends well.

Absinthe-Minded – light green (matte)

This was the one I was originally most excited of, but then I dyed my hair red and greens started to look bad for everyday wear :S  So this one hasn't had as much love as I originally wanted. 
It's bright but soft light green with nice pigmentation. 

Macarooned – peach (matte)

I originally thought that this would be the hardest color for me, but I think I have used this and Ribbonesque the most :D
It's a funny color, it can appear both bold orange or soft peach, depending in what you pair it with. 
Pigmented and soft.

Ribbonesque – lavender (matte)

Like I said, this and Macarooned have been the most used colors in this palette for me. This is a bomb paired either with pink (Royal Flush) or with dark purple (like Poison Plum from Sugarpill).
This is the one you need to be a bit careful when you're blending it, it blends of quite easily, unless it has sticky base to stick to.

Mercurious – metallic silver (sparkle)

Weirdly, this was my least favourite color.  Maybe it's because it's basically silver, which is easily dupable, but I really haven't found any use for it. Sure it's pretty, but compared to delicious pastels this is just a but "meh".



I have actually used this palette quite a lot, it's perfect for those days when you don't want to wear much makeup, but still want to use something to make your eyes to pop. 
My favourite way to use these is to add primer, and then add either Absinthe-Minded, Macarooned or Ribbonesque to the lashline as liner! That's it, simple, easy and looks nice, not overdone, but not quite nude either. 

I personally think that there's should have been one darker color, so that you could do a whole look with just this palette, but since almost everyone probably owns darker colors, it's not a big minus. 
Personally I love mixing the pastels with brown:

Absinthe-Minded on lid, Lotus Noir in outer corner, brown shadow blended with Macarooned, Macarooneed in lower lashline. Airborne Unicorn on lips.

Macarooned on lid and lower lashline, Royal Flush in inner corner,  random brown in crease, blended with Macarooned.
 Or mix with more colorful shadows:

 Sure you can create cool look without using any colors from other palettes:
Ribbonesque on lid, Royal Flush in crease, Mercurious in highlight, Macarooned on lower lashline.
Royal flush & Ribbonesque, with Chinchilla on the lips.
Royal Flush - lid, Macarooned - crease, Absinthe-Minded - lower lashline

And of course you can go bit crazy with the colors:

Or Antoinette:

Or just celebrate spring or summer:

I really like it.

Unlike Lime Crime's previous Fantasy palette, China Doll , this one isn't packed with bold colors, but it still manages to be bright.
The colors in this palette are softer maybe a bit chalkier than in the previous palette, but the pigmentation hasn't suffered from the chalkiness.

I still love the tin box, it's something you can keep after the makeup is gone.

The price is $34,99, and if you divide it with 5 (5 shadows), each pan costs around $7.

I think this is great palette for summer, when you don't want to use heavy, bold colors.


  1. Very pretty looks, thanks for the swatches and review!

  2. Very hice review, just wondering if the palette was sent to you for reviewing because it's so in depth.

  3. Soo thorough (?) I love all the looks. What primer did you use?

  4. You are very talented! Thats all I can say! :)


  5. I have this palette too and I'm really happy with it. The colours are really pretty, super easy to blend and they look great on the eyes. I use Mercurious as highlighter :-)

  6. Really nice colors. Thanks for the review.
    I ordered the palette before, but I had no problems with delivery and shipping and so... maybe Ana had just bad luck?

  7. Love the "go a little crazy" look. Amazing! You are so talented!

  8. Terrific! I might have to pick this up too. Could you please do a tutorial of how you do that with the black and then fill it in with color? It's so cool.

  9. Darn it!! I should have bought the Pallets at the MakeUp Show in NYC. I thought they were still too expensive as the show price.

  10. Someday I won't be terrible at make up and I might be half as good as you. I'll just have to keep practicing. Looks so awesome!

  11. You are incredible at this! I am blown away!

  12. Nice...! it's entirely different...! Thanks for sharing.
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  13. Do you have any tutorials on how to create the more complicated looks?


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