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I don’t do colour on my eyes as a rule. Coloured liner, yes. Occasional sheer washes of colour, yes. Full on, in your face colour, no, not ever. But being sent a Lime Crime eyeshadow palette and not trying it would be cowardly and rubbish. Time to step outside of my comfort zone.

Please meet the Lime Crime China Doll palette (£23.95). I’m including a picture of the outer cardboard packaging as it’s just so cute.

Lime Crime China Doll Palette

Lime Crime China Doll Palette

Lime Crime China Doll Palette

I have to confess, when I received this I thought it was gorgeous. And then I just looked at it for about a fortnight wondering what on earth a colour-phobic was going to do with it.

Then I swatched it. Woah, no need to build these colours, they are intense. Dare I say I the most intense eye shadows I’ve ever tried. Here are some swatches, just one swipe.

Lime Crime China Doll Palette

Pow. So after I swatched them I sat and looked at the palette for about another week. And then one night before bed, I decided to have a play. Here’s what I came up with. It’s not very good, but it is colour. On my face. Don’t ask about the brows… my own brows just looked totally insignificant next to these colours and I though hey, this is arty! This is me doing art right here people.

Lime Crime China Doll Palette


Lime Crime China Doll Palette

I got scared and blended blended blended until the colours were about as sheer as I could get them.

And then a couple of days ago I decided to have another go. This time I chanted the mantra “go bold or go home” to myself and went for it.

Lime Crime China Doll Palette

Lime Crime China Doll Palette

Kaboom. Hello colour!

Okay, so both of these looks were created at night, in poor light, just before I washed my face for bed…and at the ripe old age of not-far-from-forty I am not sure when I’ll get the chance to wear such colours out and about but it’s been fun trying and I really did love the second look especially!

Who knows, maybe one day I’ll step out looking like it for a special occasion!

So the Lime Crime shadows are incredibly impressive. So much so that despite my fear of colour I quite fancy the other palettes too. They are just pretty and in terms of quality, absolutely excellent.

Next though on my Lime Crime wish list are the Uniliners, all of them (liner is my favourite way to wear bright colour) and the polishes, in particular, Milky Ways, but all of them really.

Anyway, get your Lime Crime bits from Cocktail Cosmetics who are fab and please please don’t laugh at my clown faces….

*Palette provided for review purposes*

5 responses to “Lime Crime China Doll Palette Review”

  1. Sparklz and Shine says:

    I’ve had so little time for experimenting this last year that the China Doll palette I won in a giveaway still hasn’t made it out of the packet. Doesn’t stop me lusting after the Alchemy palette though! x

  2. I think that green looks amazing on you! I’m a bit scared of colour too. I never used to be, but I have been recently. x

    • Charlotte Gray says:

      Thanks Leah! Do what I do and just try it when you’re not going anywhere to build up your confidence again! x

  3. Cosmetics Aficionado says:

    Love the green on you!

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