I received this Slogan Palette from the I Heart Makeup range for free during a Makeup Revolution special deal. It is called the ‘Makeup Geek’ palette and it is kitsch in design but extremely practical in nature.
I have to be honest.
The aesthetics of this palette are a little off-putting for me but this packaging is sturdy, has a HUGE mirror and even though I am not about the flashing cover – I just can’t help but flash it every time I pick this up. (guilty pleasure much).
I didn’t think I would like this palette. It looked a bit like makeup for teenagers and I had made a judgement that it wouldn’t be very good quality, but I have been so pleasantly surprised. There is so much variety in colour here and I have really enjoyed experimenting. So, lets look at some closeups and swatches.
The first three columns are very neutral. I love the yellow/mustard shimmer shade (3rd swatch from the right) – it is a really interesting colour. The mattes are pretty dry to the touch and lack pigmentation but I think they are surprisingly workable on the lid.
I love the orange colours in this part of the palette. In fact that rich, peachy orange matte colour (swatch 4 from left) is my most used colour in this palette. Love it! Some of the light shades here lack a bit of pigmentation but they are ok.
The purples and greens in this part of the palette are so beautiful. I have been really surprised by how much I love some of these colours and there really are shadows here that are like nothing else in my collection.
Overall this palette has been a very pleasant surprise. Although the matte shades aren’t amazing, they are workable. The shimmer shades are like butter and are extremely metallic and shiny. The satin shades are soft and blend well. I have been surprised to find that a number of these shadows are really dimensional – almost duo chrome and very beautiful.
I don’t think that the quality of these shadows is quite on par with the chocolate palettes which are also from the I Heart Makeup range from Makeup Revolution but at GBP7.99 which is about AU$16 this is a really nice way to get a range of pretty colours into your makeup collection.
Have a wonderful day!