Makeup Revolution has recently placed the I Heart Makeup eyeshadow palettes called I Heart Passion and I Heart Sin into their ‘Last Chance to Buy’ folder on their online store. At just GP3.99 or about AU$8 they are a really great price for good quality, cruelty-free eyeshadow so I thought I would review them here for any of you who might like to give them a go before they are discontinued.
Firstly the packaging of these palettes is really cute. The black case has a glossy front with a pink or purple jewel heart. It is certainly pretty kitsch but they do quite appeal to me. Inside is an impressive mirror which is super handy for travel.
Neither of these palettes are what I would describe as neutral. This was the reason I actually purchased these palettes – I am keen to experiment with a pop of colour and some smokey shades, but really don’t have much of either in my collection. On the inside these are set out similarly to the chocolate palettes from Makeup Revolution where there are 16 shades in a mix of matte and shimmer with two larger highlighting shades.
I Heart Passion is a smokey palette with a mix of primarily cool toned colours.
Looking at the left side of the I Heart Passion palette first you can see there is a lovely mix of purple toned colours here with a large creamy, matte highlighter. I adore the shade ‘Never Never’ (swatch 7) which is such a gorgeous blue but to be honest I really like all the colours here. The mattes here perform really well and are both lovely in the crease (‘I Believe’ – swatch 3; ‘In My Heart’ – swatch 5).
Looking at the right side of the I Heart Passion palette you are faced with some dark, smokey shades. There are three matte shades (swatch 1, 3 & 4) and five shimmery shades. The large creamy shade called ‘Easier Affair’ is quite unusual in texture but is very pigmented. There is one glitter shade in this palette called ‘We are Going Home’ (swatch 6) and it has a black matte base and silver glitter. The swatch doesn’t do this shade justice – it was actually very glitter-dense but it hasn’t translated in the photo. My favourite shade here though is ‘I Say Go’ (swatch 2) which is just divine all over the lid.
I Heart Sin is a much brighter palette which feels to me like it is perfect ‘party’ makeup. It seems to capture all the colours that you wouldn’t really need on a daily basis but are so fun to have for a special occasion.
The left side of the palette has two very bright mattes. One in neon yellow called ‘It Works for Me’ (swatch 3) and a bright purple called ‘Future Proof’ (swatch 5). The pigmentation of these isn’t amazing on the first swipe but you can build them quite easily (the photo above is three swipes). The swatch for the matte highlighter shade called ‘Once an Angel’ (swatch 1) is a perfect match for my skin and isn’t really visible in the picture – but it is pigmented!
The right side of the I Heart Sin palette provides some more neutral matte colours as well as the BRIGHTEST pink matte shade called ‘Full Throttle’ (swatch 4). Again, it has pigmentation that needs to be built up but WOW. The right side of the palette also provides some metallic shades including a silver, gold and copper colour (swatch 2, 5 & 6) which are very pigmented and beautiful. The highlight shade here called ‘Do it For Me’ (swatch 8) is so much more lovely than these photos show. It is such a gorgeous inner corner highlight colour.
I have one final point to make before wrapping this one up – be aware if you are going to purchase both these palettes that there are four double-up colours across the two palettes.
Having identical shades across palettes in the same range is a bit of a pet peeve for me. They are very different palettes holistically so it isn’t that much of an issue, particularly for the price, but if you own a lot of Makeup Revolution eyeshadow palettes (I am guilty as charged!) you will recognise the purple and green above from many of their palettes. These seem to be standard colours that appear regularly across their range. I do like these two colours, but they aren’t ones I would regularly reach for and I shudder to think how many pans of these two colours I would now own across my collection 🙂
Overall I think these I Heart Makeup palettes are really great quality. I purchased them specifically to add to my collection of smokey and bright colours and they are excellent examples of those categories. I can’t think of anywhere else in Australia where you could buy something comparable to these in terms of quality for such a great price.
If you like the look of these palettes I would recommend you pop over to the Makeup Revolution website and grab yourself a bargain before these are discontinued.