Lime Crime Makeup Brushes – Hot Stuff, Aquarium Brush Set: Review

sparkling lime crime aquarium brushes close up

When you see any of Lime Crime brushes set ads, you definitely feel that this is something you want to have. With their attractive design and knowing about that cruelty-free approach to manufacturing, they look like the brushes that will inspire you to create some special and bright look. Well, that’s what we thought when purchased both sets to test for you. We’ve got both sets in our beauty collection, and we are ready to share our impressions on them.

Lime Crime Makeup Brushes: Aquarium set review

The first thing you notice right away when you pick any of those aquarium brushes is that aquarium handle with water and lots of shaped glitter inside. So, we definitely wanted to play with the kit. The Aquarium brush kit contains 7 brushes for the major applications and a glitter clutch with a snap. Here is the list of brushes you are getting in the kit:

  • Powder brush;
  • Fan brush (for highlighter application);
  • Blush brush;
  • Lip brush;
  • Eye shadow blending brush;
  • Pencil brush;
  • Angled brush (for application of brow products);
  • A bonus – transparent glitter pouch.

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Aquarium Set Brushes: Overview & Performance

After testing this brush set we can say, that the overall impression is good, yet not excellent. They do their job, yet they are not as precise as the other similar cruelty-free brushes. They are softer, than we thought they were going to be, so they do not pick up the right amount product. Though, they are not too soft and blend powder products, such as eye shadows and sculpting powder well. We like the way the fan brush performed. Yet, with the Lime Crime the foundation brush, we found it difficult to blend foundation to create that even finish. So if you are looking for a brush set to work with every day, you should look for the different solution. Yet, if you want a cute set that you will use from time to time, this Lime Crime kit is the way to go.

Lime Crime Hot Stuff: Brush Set Overview

This brush set is made in that aquarium design with liquid and glossy shaped particles in the brush handles. Lime Crime claims that these handles are made to turn the daily make-up routine into magic, as the glitter shines when you move the brush. The brushes are completely synthetic and cruelty-free, as well as the other makeup brushes by this brand. These brushes come packed in a red present box. Now, let us look closer into each brush.

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Lime Crime Powder Brush

This is a cruelty-free fluffy brush that is very soft. It is made for even loose powder application. It is pleasant to work with due to its softness, and won’t shed. The brush does not feel uncomfortable or harsh on skin.

Lime Crime Angled Brush

This brush is made for contouring. Being specific, this is a Lime Crime solution for powder contouring routine. It picks up pigment from the pan easy enough and is good to apply darker powder products under the cheek bones. This brush picks up descent amount of product and blends it well.

Lime Crime Blush Brush

This is a fluffy pointed brush, shaped the way to pick up and apply blush. It blends blush well as well, and we liked that it picks the right amount of product. It is soft and does not feel harsh or unpleasant on skin. The brush is easy to wash with soapy brush cleaner, and it won’t shed after the washing.


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Average rating:  
 2 reviews
Location (Sity, State): Austin, Texas

I’m visiting my folks in Texas. I currently live in China. I bought these brushes 2 months ago in China~ for $5 US dollars, The only difference is that there’s not the ‘lime crime’ logo on the bag. Reselling at such a high price is gross. Maybe I could understand if the company designed the brushes, but they didn’t.

by Karen Stilson on Aquarium Brush Set
Location (Sity, State): GA

I love my aquarium set, as it is so soft and blends ee shadows evenly. Plus, makeup routine becomes a game, as I totally love those sparkles.