It’s been a little while since I’ve shared a review, but today I am bringing you my thoughts on one of the Lime Crime Hi-Lite palettes.
Lime Crime Hi-Lite Opals Palette
The Hi-Lite Opals palette was formulated with special pigments that have a translucent base, but still pack a punch of color and glow when it makes contact with your skin. Because of this unique formula Lime Crime markets it as a palette that can adapt to every complexion — from the very light to the very dark.
I obviously can’t share the truth behind that statement, since I am neither extremely light or extremely dark…but I will say that when you see these colors in the, they do not look very exciting or unique. If anything, they seem very basic and boring. However, when you swatch them or use them on the face…that’s when the magic happens!
How is the Shade Selection?
They keep it pretty simple/basic with shade names — which I find refreshing. The three different colors in the palette are Pink, Gold, and Peach. A nice mix of colors that ensures everyone will be able to find one they prefer/enjoy the most. I did feel like, when used on the face, Pink and Peach look very similar. So much so that I could barely see a difference when I used Pink on one cheek and Peach on the other side. Pink has a touch more iridescent shift to it…but that’s looking really hard! Do I think they could’ve done either Pink or Peach and put a different, more unique shade in the palette? Sure. Do I think it ruins the palette having these two similar shades? No.
The Consistency of the Powders?
They feel a bit stiff and dry when you first dip your finger into it, which made me a little unsure if I would like it when I initially received it. However, because of the dry-er formula, it doesn’t have much (if any) kick up when touching the powders or dipping in with your brush. I hope I don’t scare you with the word “dry”…I really don’t mean to say it as a negative about this palette. It’s just not that buttery-soft as some highlighters out there — but it’s just as impactful and pigmented as any highlighter on the market.
Performance on the Face?
I’ve used these with MAC Fix+ and without…and either way I find these impressively blinding highlighters. The Instagram tutorial below will show you my reaction the first time I tried this palette out — it gives a very intense, almost wet-looking, sheen to the face that I prefer to see in my highlighters. I am not a fan of glitter chunks in my highlight, and the Lime Crime Hi-Lite palette in Opal definitely isn’t that type of formula.
Is it Worth the Price?
The palette is definitely not cheap — Lime Crime is a high-end brand, with high end prices. It’s hard to say if this palette is worth the price, since it depends on your preferences when it comes to highlighters — how how you like the finish to your highlighters. If you like the iridescent shift and the fact that it has such a sheeny finish it almost looks wet…I think your $38 will be well spent with this palette! Especially if you are a makeup artist — the fact that this formula is supposed to adapt and give a colorful impact no matter the skintone…I can see this being a great palette for a professional to have in their kit.
I don’t own many highlighters, but I will say that these are my second favorite formula to use when I do my makeup, next to LORAC’s Light Source Illuminating Highlighters. This formula is stiffer than the LORAC, so you can really go into the pans with your brush and not worry about getting any crazy kick-up or too much product on your brush.
To Sum It Up!
I like this palette! It’s different than anything else I have in my collection and I like the wet-sheen finish over the chunky-glitter ones I’ve been seeing on the market lately. Lime Crime has three different color options for their Hi-Light palettes, so even if you don’t like the shade selection in this Opals palette…you might find a palette for you with their Mermaids or Blossom palettes. I definitely don’t think you need all three palettes in your collection — but out of all three the Hi-Lite Opals palette is more my shade preferences and is definitely a palette I’ve been reaching for — and enjoying the results I get — ever since I received it!
What are your thoughts on the Lime Crime Hi-Lite Opals palette? Do you own it? Do you want to buy it? I’d love to hear in the comments!
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