Here is the next swatch-fest post for the Theme palette range from I Heart Makeup, and this time we are looking at the ‘You’re Gorgeous’ palette. For a more general review of the Theme Palette range including the eyeshadow formula and packaging, see my blog post here.
The ‘You’re Gorgeous’ palette is quite a cool-toned palette with lots of lovely taupe shades. This is certainly more of a neutral palette and great for everyday wear.
The colour selection of matte shades in this palette are super practical with a nice range of crease shades and darker more dramatic shades as well as some interesting plum tones.
I like the fact that these mattes allow for a very neutral, everyday look as well as facilitating a more dramatic smokey eye.
The shimmer shades are much more consistent quality in this palette when compared to the ‘Fast Love’ palette. They are generally smooth and pigmented with none of the chunky, patchy, flakiness that was evident in a couple of the shades in the ‘Fast Love’ version.
The peachy shimmer shade above, (swatch 2) lacks pigmentation but you can build it up if you foil it with a fixing spray.
Row three of the shimmers really is beautiful. You have some bright, lighter shades, a pinky-taupe, a copper and all the chocolatey browns you could need. Perhaps a criticism would be that there are quite a few similarities among the browns here, but they are pretty.
While row three feel really cohesive to me, row four has a few more interesting colours – not really “pops” of colour, but there is certainly more variety on offer here.
The last two shades in the palette (swatch 4 and 5 above) are certainly the weakest shades in my opinion. The black and blue both contain silver glitter, which is not my jam to start with, but I find the matte base of these shadows to be quite dry and chalky. The blue, in particular, is patchy and hard to blend. I would recommend going in with a little at a time and building the colour slowly as it is pigmented and will stain the eyelid a bit. Also – who decided that this blue fitted with the rest of the colours in this palette when it was being curated. Random??
The black glitter shade isn’t as bad, but the glitter falls out as you blend so I think the matte black in row two is a better option and if you want glitter, add it separately afterwards.
Overall, I like this palette. Lots of neutrals and the quality really is pretty good.
Have a great day 🙂