Lime Crime Pastelchio Swatch & Review

Pastelchio. As a lover of both pastels and pistachio, that’s an adorably clever name that knows my weaknesses. Everything considered, this was one of the colors from the Lime Crime collection I was the most excited for.

From the “Les Desserts d’Antoinette” introductory line by Lime Crime, meet “Pastelchio” !!!

Les Desserts d’Antoinette:

“7 pastel shades, inspired by confectionery delights from Marie Antoinette’s table.
Recklessly pigmented crème formula is rich, smooth and opaque in just two coats. Each bottle comes equipped with a flat, wide brush for superb control and flawless application.
Never tested on animals. 3-Free.”



See full swatches and review after the jump!!

I’ll keep details of the line’s boxes, pricing breakdowns and more within the first few Lime Crime posts and keep this post short, sweet, to the point and full of pictures.

(you can see all Lime Crime polish posts by clicking HERE)

Tucked away behind purple unicorn crests and frosty glass is another color that one can’t quite make up it’s mind what it wants to be when it grows up. Sweet and pastel or sassy and neon?

The Lime Crime Website describes this color as “pastel lime green chartreuse, neon pastel”

No objections here! (although I do think it doesn’t contain enough yellow to be a true chartreuse. Tomato, tomatoe)

How does this color fare in regards to opacity? Just as nicely as the other Lime Crime polishes.

One regular coat over bare nails, no top coat:

Green? Neon? Pastel? Two-coater? Is alllll that even possible?

Well unicorns of the magical pixie dust variety supposedly aren’t possible either and maybe that’s how this works. Unicorn magic.

Around this same time, Lime Crime also released a line of vividly colored liquid eyeliners including a Chartreuse. One of my favorite makeup blogs “Bows and Curtseys” created a look using this eyeliner, pairing it with purple, and it absolutely completed my life.

(You can see her look with the liner HERE, link will open in new window)

As soon as I saw her post, I knew I had to have the one eyeliner color I initially puked over. How could I have been so daft?! This also works out perfectly as I can show you a comparison of their chartreuse liner to their chartreuse polish.

I initially thought the polish would mimic the liner, however they are pretty different:

Two coats of “Pastelchio” polish vs one thin swipe of the Chartreuse liner

Tthe liner contains much more yellow and does not have that soft, desserty, pastel look.

On to the rest of the swatches!!

All swatches are of two coats “Pastelchio” which one coat Seche Vite topcoat. Without any top-coat, unlike the other polishes in this collection that dry super glossy, this color dries to a satin finish.

While it posses the best of the neon world and the best of the pastel world, these are the same properties that make this one a camera-spazzer.

Due to this, I found the color was most accurate when using a flash. So the majority of these pictures will be with flash, which is not the most flattering lighting for my hands, but this way it presents the most accurate color…


How does this compare to a true neon green?

Two coats LC “Pastelchio” vs four thin coats of AA “Neon Green”

With Flash
In Shade

I have so far found every single shade from this line gorgeous, phenomenal quality, and surprisingly unique.

They didn’t look that unique in bottle or online, but once I got them home I can safely say that I don’t have any dupes in my collection for the majority of them!

To see swatches, review and additional information on the Lime Crime nail polish collection “Les Desserts d’Antoinette”, CLICK HERE

Where to purchase Lime Crime polish? Click the picture below to be browse their website:

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