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Highlighter Duplicates – you only need one!

If you have ever wondered whether there are dupes within the TAM Beauty brands or between TAM Beauty brands and MUA, your questions are about to be answered!  Today I want to highlight some highlighters (yes, I went there, lol), that are identical from four brands: Makeup Academy, Makeup Revolution, Freedom Makeup London and I Heart Makeup.  

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MUA – Undress Your Skin, Shimmer Highlighter; Freedom – Pro Highlight, Brighten; I Heart Makeup – Triple Baked Highlighter, Goddess of Love and Makeup Revolution – Vivid Baked Highlighter, Peach Lights.

The four peachy/pink highlighters above are, in my opinion, identical.  Aside from packaging and powder presentation, these look and wear exactly the same on the skin.

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Swatches (top to bottom): Freedom, I Heart Makeup, MUA and Makeup Revolution

I can’t distinguish between these in colour, longevity of wear or formula although I do note some minor differences in the ingredient lists.  The three highlighters in the compacts weight 7.5g while the heart shaped highlight weighs 10g.

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Swatches (top to bottom): Makeup Revolution – Vivid Baked Highlighter, Golden Lights; MUA – Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter, Iridescent Gold.

The same duplication across the brands can be found in the golden shades too.  MUA, Makeup Revolution and I Heart Makeup all have a golden highlighter too.  The MUA and Makeup Revolution products are identical in my opinion.

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Swatches (top to bottom): Makeup Revolution – Vivid Baked Highlighter, Golden Lights; I Heart Makeup – Triple Baked Highlighter, Golden Goddess.

The I Heart Makeup version is ever so slightly warmer in tone in the pan, but in swatches they are extremely similar and blended out on the skin you can’t tell the difference at all!  Freedom also has a version of the golden highlighter in their range called the ‘Pro Highlight – Glow,’ but I do not own it because, as you can see, I already have all the gold highlight I will ever need!

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Freedom Makeup London – Pro Highlight – Glow.  (Image Credit – TAM Beauty Website)

Looking at the names of the brands you might note that three out of the four are owned by TAM beauty so perhaps I should have suspected that they could be similar, but to be honest it didn’t really occur to me that they would release the same product, repackaged, under different brand names, so be warned!  Saying that, this is not a criticism of the highlighter products at all – in fact I have given positive reviews of ALL these products, but no one needs IDENTICAL duplicates of products in their collection.

I hope you found this helpful!

Have a wonderful day 🙂

P.S. Please note, this issue of duplication is not a problem across all similar products in the various TAM Beauty brands but if I find any other exact dupes I will certainly blog about it 🙂

Makeup Revolution: I Heart Makeup – Goddess of Love Triple Baked Highlighters

Makeup Revolution: I Heart Makeup - Goddess of Love Triple Baked Highlighters

Makeup Revolution: I Heart Makeup – Goddess of Love Triple Baked Highlighters

I think I am a little in love with highlighter.  For the longest time I really had no idea about this kind of product and now suddenly I own entire collections!  These particular little beauties are from the I Heart Makeup range from Makeup Revolution.  They come in these very sweet cardboard, heart-shaped boxes which are lovely on display.  They are suitably budget-friendly, great quality as well as being cruelty-free!

Makeup Revolution: I Heart Makeup - Goddess of Love Triple Baked Highlighters

Makeup Revolution: I Heart Makeup – Goddess of Love Triple Baked Highlighters

The current range (as of May 2015) includes three colours: Golden Goddess, Goddess of Love and Goddess of Faith.

I Heart Makeup Triple Baked Highlighter in Golden Goddess

I Heart Makeup Triple Baked Highlighter in Golden Goddess

Golden Goddess is a yellow gold highlighter.  It is silky and pigmented and would probably look best on tanned or darker complexions but I still wear this on my fair, freckled skin and I think it looks lovely with rich, warm coloured eye makeup and a neutral lipstick.

I Heart Makeup Triple Baked Highlighter in Golden Goddess with swatch

I Heart Makeup Triple Baked Highlighter in Golden Goddess with swatch

The next colour in the Goddess of Love collection is… Goddess of Love.

I Heart Makeup Triple Baked Highlighter in Goddess of Love

I Heart Makeup Triple Baked Highlighter in Goddess of Love

This highlighter is probably the least pigmented of the three and doesn’t seem as silky to the touch.  It is lightly more work to pick up the powder on your brush but I don’t mind this as it avoids me getting heavy handed and looking like a shimmer-ball.

I Heart Makeup Triple Baked Highlighter in Goddess of Love with swatch

I Heart Makeup Triple Baked Highlighter in Goddess of Love with swatch

The colour is pale pink with a brighter blue-toned pink that comes through when it hits the light.  It is super pretty.  I feel like Goddess of Love and Goddess of Faith look quite similar in the pan, but as you will see they do swatch quite differently on the skin.

Last but not least is my favourite of the bunch and it is called Goddess of Faith.

I Heart Makeup Triple Baked Highlighter in Goddess of Faith

I Heart Makeup Triple Baked Highlighter in Goddess of Faith

Goddess of Faith is a really beautiful highlighter and I feel it suits my fair skin really well giving it a lovely glow.  As you can see on my finger above – just one swipe across this powder gives great pigmentation payoff!

I Heart Makeup Triple Baked Highlighter in Goddess of Faith with swatches

I Heart Makeup Triple Baked Highlighter in Goddess of Faith with swatches

The colour is peachy in tone, almost a rose gold.  I don’t have anything else like this shade in my (modest) collection and it is just stunning.

Overall, I really enjoy these highlighters.  They look beautiful on the cheeks, the pigmentation is great and I find that they last all day – particularly if I use a makeup fixing spray.  Although they have a wonderful glow and shimmer they aren’t filled with glitter particles – which I love!  If you are looking for a more natural highlight these guys may pack a bit too much punch for you but for those of us looking for more of a definite glow I think these are lovely.

Swatches of I Heart Makeup Triple Baked Highlighters from left to right: Golden Goddess, Goddess of Faith and Goddess of Love.

Swatches of I Heart Makeup Triple Baked Highlighters from left to right: Golden Goddess, Goddess of Faith and Goddess of Love.

If you have tried any of the Goddess of Love Triple Baked Highlighters from Makeup Revolution I would love to hear your thoughts.

Have a wonderful day!