I've had this Lime Crime Venus palette review in my drafts for a while now. I was planning on just publishing it as just a review with a tutorial but having read some of the horrid stories on the #limecrimelies and #boycottlimecrime hashtags on Instagram, I can't with good conscious just go ahead and review it. If you haven't already heard, Lime Crime's website had a major security breach. Buyers have had large sums of money deducted from their credit cards and some of them have suffered from identity theft too.
Unfortunately this recent cock-up is the final nail on the coffin. After reading stories of people who have been affected, I just feel ill looking at my collection and mentally calculating how much money I've given to Lime Crime. I do find it awfully convenient that Lime Crime pulled stock from UK and Australian suppliers shortly before this incident. I'm still unsure if I believe that Lime Crime actually stole from their own customers like some seem to, I just can't imagine anyone performing such a reckless act to their own business.
While I can't say I plan on binning all my Lime Crime products, I'll definitely be downsizing the collection. I'd already decided that I wouldn't be purchasing from Lime Crime when they pulled their stock from local suppliers as I just didn't trust their site. I'm glad I've not been tempted to do otherwise. For now, I can't imagine a way they could redeem themselves. So I'll no longer be purchasing anything from them.
As for the palette, while the quality is good, I was disappointed by how dull shades like Muse and Venus turned out on my skin tone. However, if your skin is lighter than medium, it'll probably apply deep. These reddy brown shades were the shades that I bought this palette for too. While the other shades performed well, they're not unique and easily dupable.
If you want to know more about the Lime Crime scandal, you can check out the #limecrimelies and #boycottlimecrime tags on Instagram & Twitter. You can learn even more about the owner's dodgy history at OhDearDoeDeere.