Underwater Glow – Lime Crime Mermaids Hi-Lite Palette Review

Underwater Glow – Lime Crime Mermaids Hi-Lite Palette Review

If you follow me on Twitter you’ve probably read about the slight disaster I had recently with a Cult Beauty order getting lost in the post. The customer service team were really apologetic and sent me out a replacement, but sadly the Lime Crime Aquarium brushes I ordered were out of stock so I was refunded the cost of those instead. I did however receive a replacement of Lime Crime’s new Mermaids Hi-Lite palette, and I have fully forgiven the makeup gods for their parcel mishap because this palette is stunning!

I’d been lusting after Lime Crime’s original Hi-Lite palette for quite a while after its release, and when I logged onto Cult Beauty and found out they’d released two new palettes, I became completely overwhelmed with excitement. I decided to embrace my inner water baby and get their Mermaids palette, which has three gorgeous underwater-themed shades.


The first shade, Seashell is a pale lavender colour. I found this to be the palest/less pigmented shade, but it’s perfect for a simple summer blush and glow combo. Pearl is the middle shade and probably my favourite of the three, I adore a good golden highlight as they’re versatile and look good with any kind of makeup look. Mermaid is the last shade in the palette, and is a stunning iridescent blue. A little unconventional for a highlight shade, but if you want to embrace your true inner-mermaid this ocean blue highlight is perfect.

I did a few swatches in a natural light so you can get a realistic idea of how these shades will look on your skin; I often find Lime Crime’s own swatches are quite unrealistic as they use bright studio lighting and really pile the product onto the skin!


This highlighter trio is easily one of my favourites right now, but does come with a pretty typical Lime Crime price tag of £33, so this might not be one for you if you’re a fan of more affordable beauty!

What’s your go-to summer highlight? Do you prefer palettes or single highlighters? Leave me a comment below and let me know! Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter & Instagram and like my Facebook page!

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12 Comments

  1. Chloe Rennard
    July 28, 2017 / 2:26 pm

    I have been lusting after this since they announced it! I love the look of that blue shade! 😍

    • July 28, 2017 / 5:05 pm

      The blue shade is SO cute, you should definitely treat yourself! 😉

  2. July 28, 2017 / 4:26 pm

    Ah the shades are so pretty! I love the lavender one! X

    • July 28, 2017 / 5:04 pm

      It’s so dreamy right? It’ll be perfect in the spring as well as summer 🌷

  3. July 30, 2017 / 11:58 am

    Ahh this looks super gorgeous! I’m such a sucker for a highlighting palette, especially the more out there and icy themed ones but I do agree that is quite pricey! My all time favourite is still my ABH Sweets Glowkit 🙂
    Alice Xx

    • July 30, 2017 / 11:59 am

      I don’t own any ABH palettes but they look so dreamy! Lime Crime has always been a lil pricey but their quality is so good so I don’t mind too much 😊

      • July 30, 2017 / 12:19 pm

        Everyone definitely needs to get one at some point, they’re such a staple in a makeup kit!! I’ve never actually owned anything from them but I eventually wanna try something 🙂

  4. July 30, 2017 / 12:11 pm

    Ohhh I love it! So annoying the brushes are out of stock now as they were soooo pretty! But that palette is gorgeous!
    The pearl shade looks like it would be my fav too!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

    • July 30, 2017 / 12:20 pm

      I think they’re back in stock now but I’m saving my money for the new Spectrum Mean Girls collection! 😍

  5. August 2, 2017 / 8:52 am

    Pearl looks absolutely gorgeous, this has similar shades to the ABH Aurora glowkit which I am obsessed with just now. I haven’t ever tried anything from Lime Crime. Great post x

    • August 2, 2017 / 11:03 am

      I still need to try some ABH products, I’m always hesitant to branch out into new brands when they’re expensive in case I hate them but I think I’ll make an exception since their glowkits look amazing! ☺️

  6. August 6, 2017 / 11:06 pm

    Ah I think these are so pretty! Love the blue shade I’ve always wanted to try one!

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