Lime Crime Magic Dusts Medusa and Nymph: review and swatches

Hi all!
Hope everyone had a great weekend. On Saturday night a few of us watched the Rocky Horror Picture show on Anastasia and Jamie’s new (massive) flat screen TV. Tim Curry was magnificent as Frank N. Furter, managing to be both deeply disturbing, and surprisingly likeable at the same time.
While I was watching the film, my thoughts turned to his makeup (a beauty blogger never stops being a beauty blogger LOL). If the film was remade today, I reckon that Frank N. Furter would be sporting Lime Crime on his lids- specifically, the shade ‘Medusa’.
Now, onto the review! I was very kindly sent some Lime Crime Magic Dust loose eye shadows, as well as their Candy Eyed Eye Shadow Helper (eye primer) to try. I’ve heard so many great things about the brand, and I’m not disappointed!
lime crime magic dust nymph and medusa product photos
Lime Crime Magic Eye Dust ‘Nymph’ (left) and ‘Medusa’ (right). Candy Eyed eyeshadow helper (above)

lime crime magic eye dust medusa gunmetal with blue shimmer
Lime Crime Magic Eye Dust ‘Medusa’ 

lime crime magic dust eye shadow in nympth white with gold opalescence
Lime Crime Magic Eye Dust ‘Nymph’

Medusa: This is an intense gunmetal black infused with a midnight blue sheen (the blue sheen is much more obvious on arm swatches than it is when applied on the eye, even wet). Very pigmented.
Nymph: a very pretty white base with cool gold opalescent shimmer. Moderately pigmented.

lime crime magic dusts swatched medusa and nymph
Lime Crime Magic Dust swatched dry from left: Medusa, Nymph

Lime Crime Magic Dust in Nymph swatched dry (left) and wet (right)

Lime Crime Magic Eye Dust ‘Medusa’ swatched wet (left) and dry (right)

And this is what Medusa looks applied all over the top lid. As you can see, the blue sheen is much more subtle when the shadow is applied on the eye, and the texture of Medusa is more satin than shimmer.  

This is Nymph applied to the top lid. I have used MAC Omega to blend out the colour into the crease.

Have you tried anything from Lime Crime? I really want to try their ‘Retrofuturist’ lipstick…

(edit): A couple of you have asked about the eye shadow primer- I will definitely do a review on it once I’ve given it a good run. It will be up most likely in the next fortnight, so watch this space!

note: these products were sent by PR for consideration.
Posted by on Feb 28th, 2011 in Eye shadow, Reviews, Swatches | 2comments

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