Thursday, December 8, 2011

MakeupBee and Lime Crime Collaboration (Part One)!

Hello, my beautiful readers! It's time for yet another MakeupBee collaboration...this time featuring Lime Crime Makeup.

The Queen Bees were given one Carousel Lipgloss, one lipstick, two shadows and one Eyeshadow Helper and were instructed to create two looks with the products. I am very fortunate to own all five of the Carousel glosses and it was really tough to choose just one to create a look with. I went ahead and picked Kaleidoscope, which is an extremely pigmented plum/purple with flecks of turquoise sparkle. It is absolutely beautiful. For the eyes, I picked the eyeshadow perfectly named Empress, a vibrant royal purple. I paired it along with a deep blue and turquoise to compliment the lip gloss.

  • Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Buff
  • MAC Studio Fix Powder in NC20

  • Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper
  • Lime Magic Dust Eyeshadow in Empress in inner half of lids (applied wet)
  • Wet N Wild Color Icon Palette in Pride (white on brow bone and inner corner, mix of blues on outer lids, and turquoise above crease)
  • NYX Eyeshadow in Black on outer-v and crease.
  • Wet N Wild Liquid Liner in Black
  • Maybelline Eyeliner in Blue
  • Ardell Lashes
  • Maybelline The Falsies Mascara

  • MAC Blush in Dame

  • Lime Crime Carousel Gloss in Kaleidoscope

Keep on reading for review, swatches and product shots!


Left swatch is applied on bare skin. Right swatch is applied over Eyeshadow Helper.

I am in love with these eyeshadows! I own two other shades (Circus Girl and Mischief Managed), and they are all equally gorgeous. They are loose pigments that are super vibrant, vegan and cruelty-free, and apply like a dream. I love that they can work wet or dry and still look good both ways. Applying it wet will greatly intensify the color. I recommend using a fix spray or eye drops instead of just plain ol' water.
The shadow lasts for hours on it's own, and even longer with the Eyeshadow Helper. It's smooth to the touch and goes on evenly.

Empress is a medium toned vibrant royal purple with flecks of shimmer. This color is the perfect shade of purple; not too dark, not too light. Je Adore!

 Click HERE to check out the wide array of shadows that Lime Crime offers!


Alright. You all know how much I love(d) my NYX Eyeshadow Base and Urban Decay Primer Potion. This stuff blows those away. THIS STUFF IS MAGICAL. I have tried so many primers and this is by far the best I have tried, and I believe the best on the market. It is a nude, neutral shade that glides on perfectly and the tackiness is just right. It is waterproof and makes my shadows last for hours and hours (probably 24 hours if I let it happen!).

Seriously, this stuff DOES NOT budge. I tested it out on my hand with Empress over it....I wiped it, vigorously scrubbed, scratched, poured water over it...and it just doesn't move! Only way it came off was using an oil based makeup remover with a wash cloth. I am seriously super impressed with this primer and will recommend it to anyone looking for a long lasting primer. And yes, it even works on oily lids! BRAVO! (Also, how stinkin' cute is the packaging?!)

Click HERE to check out the primer!


This lip gloss is unlike any other I have tried. Kaleidoscope is a purple gloss with blue/turquoise sparkles. Not only is it striking, but the color payoff and pigmentation is insane! I was not expecting these to be so intense with just one swipe. They practically go on like a lipstick. These also last quite a while too, and leave behind a nice stain on your lips after you wipe it off (some may not like that, but I do). It is a bit on the sticky side, but that only helps with the lasting power. Very impressed with these glosses, and I am so glad and fortunate to own all five in the collection.

 I also really like the small brush applicator. It totally helps apply the product evenly, and makes it easier to get into those small, tight spaces. It smells like vanilla, too!

 If lip gloss is your thing, definitely check these out HERE.


Disclaimer: Some products shown in this post may have been provided by the said brand(s) for potential review or use. For more information, please read my DISCLOSURE.


So as you can see, I am very pleased and impressed with Lime Crime's products. Definitely give them a shot and check them out at their website at

Also, if you haven't signed up for MakeupBee yet, what are you waiting for? It's like Facebook for makeup. Like people's looks, get yourself out there, and make some great friends along the way. You can become a Queen Bee too! Sign up at

I would like to give a special thanks to Doe for always being so sweey to me and to bowsandcurtseys. I am eternally grateful. Much love! <3

Also, to Tiomi as well. Thank you for being great and for creating MakeupBee!

And of course, YOU guys. Thank you for always being so supportive of me and my blog. This is my baby, and my passion and it's amazing having so many awesome people along for the ride.

I hope you guys enjoyed this look, the reviews and swatches! I will try my best to have part 2 up by early next week. Until next time! 

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  1. Awesome! :D I like how the purple pigment looked wet on your lid!

  2. Lol omg I hate you, this was the combo I was gonna do also, lolololol. Great minds think alike girly! I was really looking forward to seeing this swatch and it certainly didn't disappoint, plus you wear it so well - purple is like you best color. Anyways this is obviously super gorgeous and makes me so excited for my packageeeeeee. Weeee. Yay!

  3. Oh my gosh! Me too Meredith haha! I ordered Kaleidoscope gloss, Coquette lipstick, this Empress shadow and Medusa shadow. I think it's kinda funny that we all picked the same ones (well at least some of the same ones). This looks so beautiful on you! I LOVE what their primer does for the shadow, it makes it look so incredible! I can't wait!!!

  4. Wow. You did such a good job with the makeup. Love the purples.

  5. I love the lip! It's not something I would be able to pull it off but it is such a beautiful colour.

  6. holy crap if the eyeshadow helper is that good i need a pot ASAP!! <3

  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE that purple shadow and that is pretty much the most pigmented lipgloss I've ever seen! Beautiful combo of the purple and teal, I get so excited and slightly jealous when you post a new look, you are awesome!!

  8. ZOMG I WANT I WANT I WANT!! I cannot wait to receive my order, I might even order more of the glosses because OMG they are to die for.

    Your look is absolutely gorgeous! Freaking perfection! xoxo

    Great reviews! You have made me 10x more excited to try Lime Crime!

  9. that lipgloss has me practically swooning!

  10. Wow great look and I love the lip gloss :)

  11. Oh. My. Gosh. I love this look!! It's so sexy and dramatic and eye-catching! Kaliedoscope is stunning!!

  12. I LOVE this look, the colours are really pretty!

  13. STUNNING! Oh my that makeup is so bold and beautiful!! I cannot wait for my carousel glosses to arrive :)

  14. OMG it's soo sooo nice :D I love it!

  15. Make-up is OMG!!! :D Loooove it!

  16. Your eyes look amazing, as always :) lips are really crazy though, but color itself is so pretty:)

    And by the way, you just made me think about new purchase... Eyeshadow helper :)

  17. Wow ! the whole look is amazing !

  18. Holy shimmer gloss batman! How much product do you get in the tube? $17 is crazy steep if you only get a few uses out of it. My mac superglass came in a funky tube that made it look like there was tons in there, until you peel the sticker off and it crushes your hope lol

  19. Gorgeous as always! Love the purple on the lid :)

  20. O.M.G this is absoloutely gorgeus! all my favourite colour eyeshadows used! xxx

  21. Ooo. Eyeshadow helper? wonder if we can get Lime Crime here in nz. .I hate when i have to pack on the eyeshadow just to get it to pop. Looks MUCH better with a little help. Love the look. xx

  22. Your makeup looks amazing, as does that lip gloss!! I wondered whether they would come out nice but after seeing this I am in love!! I NEED to buy some of that :)

  23. HOLY ____. you just made me want purple lips(tick / gloss)!!! :D :D

  24. You definitely make me want to get that primer! All the products look beautiful though!


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