Review: Lime Crime China Doll Fantasy Eyeshadow Palette

Finally, I bring to you my review of the Lime Crime China Doll palette. I’m going to start by saying that yes, I am aware of all the controversy regarding Lime Crime and it’s founder, but really I don’t care because I’ve had nothing but good experiences with them so far and will remain a fan no matter what rumours and claims are brought up.

Back to niceness. The China Doll palette is the first pressed eyeshadow offering from Lime Crime and also the first palette. I was very excited when I first saw the visuals of this palette and was lucky enough to be sent one from online make up shop Love Makeup.

First off, check out the beautiful packaging, again, I can’t resist pretty packaging…

The palette contains five colours of pretty eyeshadow, which have been embossed with a lovely pattern to match the decor on the external tin.

From left to right, here’s a breakdown the shades….

  • Fly Dragon Fly: a matte red with orange undertones
  • Parasol: a bright matte, pastel blue
  • Goldfish: a shimmery, sparkly sheer yellow with very fine glitter
  • Jade-o-Lade: a matte jade green, as the name suggests
  • Lotus Noir: a strong matte black

I love all of the colours and I’m really pleased with how strong they are, they are fairly versatile, you can easily build up the colour or buff on for a more subtle colour. I’ve not done swatches of these as personally I think swatches are boring and thought you might prefer to see them in action instead. So, finally, I decided to try out the rainbow eyeliner look, for the perfect opportunity to try these colours out. I used a Japonesque fine eye detailer brush to create this look.

I used the eyeshadows dry and without a primer. I just created a base with foundation, concealer and a nude eyeshadow to help the pigment stick. I found the colours were really easy to apply and blend and found this particular look surprisingly simple to create, so I am one happy bunny. I will be doing this look soon for daytime.

For anyone who is interested the mascara I’m wearing is Lancome Hypnose, which I got in the Harrods Glossybox and currently thoroughly enjoying!

What do you think of this palette? What are your overall thoughts on Lime Crime? Will you be trying this look?

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6 thoughts on “Review: Lime Crime China Doll Fantasy Eyeshadow Palette

  1. Whoa, they look VERY pigmented.
    Especially the red! I’ve tried red eyeshadows before and they ALWAYS look pink, but this seems very true to life 😀 So pretty Jayne 😀

    Devon xx
    http://www.eightforawish.com

  2. Super cute Jayne… am sure you’ll have so much fun with these! Would look amaze aqua all over the lid & falsies!

    Nic x

    1. Thanks Nic, I’m loving this palette, so many options. LOVE the colours. I will have a play around and let you know what other looks I come up with.

  3. Nice review, thanks for sharing! I like the look you’ve created. I think it’s wearable at daytime as well!

    Can’t wait until you show another look with this amazing palette 🙂 It’s so nicely pigmented!

  4. Love it! I’m a lime crime addict, really great look, how do you get it so neat?

    1. Me too! I’ve got the Marie Antoinette palette on it’s way to me now. I used a really fab brush from Japonesque, their professional Eye Definer. You could use a lip brush too, anything with a smooth, narrow edge.

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