If you love Lime Crime or have been wanting to try something from the brand, May is the month to do it as Lime Crime are the Cult Beauty Brand of the Month which means free international shipping on all Lime Crime orders. I remember how difficult it was to buy Lime Crime products 3-4 years ago as only a few niche stockists sold their products, but thankfully their products are a lot more accessible to those of us in the UK. Over the last few weeks I’ve been trying some of the more recent Lime Crime launches such as the Hot Stuff Liquid Glitter Brushes and their Plushies and I’ve been so impressed so I was excited to try the Lime Crime Hi-Lite Opals Highlighter Palette as I had heard very little about it and the packaging is just amazing.
Lime Crime are a fully certified cruelty free and vegan beauty brand which is based in California. Their branding is so unique and colourful with their tagline “makeup for unicorns”. I own a couple of their Unicorn Lipsticks and they’re the prettiest lipsticks packaging wise in my collection with their bright purple casing and holographic unicorn design, and I’m gutted they’ve now been discontinued.
I feel like I must have been living underneath a rock as I had no idea that Lime Crime had five different Hi-Lite highlighter palettes with every highlighter shade you could possibly want from pale golds through to greens and purples. I have the Lime Crime Hi-Lite Opals Highlighter Palette which is perhaps the most muted palette within the collection and it’s so perfect for paler skintones, but it also looks incredible on deeper skintones too from the swatches on the Lime Crime website.
“Get that opalescent glow you’ve always dreamed of! HI-LITE Opals is formulated with special pigments that are translucent in the base and erupt in color glow upon contact with skin. 3 milky shades adapt to every complexion, from light to dark“
I know packaging shouldn’t matter as it’s what’s inside that counts but the Lime Crime Hi-Lite Opals Highlighter Palette has the most amazing holographic finish which massively stands out within my highlighter drawer. The palette is made from cardboard but it’s perhaps the most robust cardboard casing I’ve seen and it feels relatively weighty for a cardboard palette.
Inside the palette there isn’t a mirror but I prefer to use my own handheld mirror anyway especially when applying highlighter, and the three powder highlighters contain 7 grams of product which is crazy. To put it into perspective, the Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Highlighter is £25.50 and contains 3 grams of product, whereas the Lime Crime Hi-Lite Opals Highlighter Palette contains 21 grams of highlighter for £34.
The three shades within the palette are; Opalescent Pink, Opalescent Gold and Opalescent Peach, and all three powders are extremely soft and silky with next to no kick-up in the pan when using a fluffy brush. I have a strong cool undertone and find the Pink and Peach shades look stunning when worn as highlighters but on me the Gold shade leans too warm so I can’t make it work on my cheekbones but I have loved using it as an inner corner highlight for warm toned eyeshadow looks and using it as an eyeshadow or eyeshadow topper both dry or with a dampened brush.
All three shades have a beautiful duochrome shift which is quite subtle and very flattering on the skin, and they don’t emphasise pores either. I couldn’t capture their amazing shifts so I’d recommend looking at this great post on the palette as they’ve got some perfect photos of the duochrome effect in action. They are such stunning highlighters both in formula and shade, and they feel like silk on the skin. If crazy colourful highlighters aren’t your thing, the Opals Palette would be ideal but if you prefer a more unique highlighter there are four other Hi-Lite Palettes have you covered.
Have you tried any of the Lime Crime Highlighter Palettes before? Do you like a duochrome highlighter? Let me know in the comments below…