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I Heart Makeup Theme Palette: U R The Best Thing.

So we are finally, (many months later than expected!) finishing the series of I Heart Makeup ‘Theme Palettes’ and I think we are ending with the best of it!

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The formula of these shadows is in keeping with the range and for more details on the formula I encourage you to read my range overview here. This post, however, is a dedicated swatchfest for the ‘U R the Best Thing’ palette.

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Row 1 swatches: mattes

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Row 2 swatches: mattes

The matte selection in this palette is super practical with a tone range from cream highlight through to a very pigmented black.

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Row three swatches: shimmers – first 6 shades

I love the taupe shades on offer in the third row. SO pretty on the eye.

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Row 3 swatches: shimmers – last 5 shades

The final pink shade in the row 3 shimmers is really flakey and is difficult to work with, it is really a dud shade.

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Row 4 swatches: shimmers – first 6 shades

The first six shades of the 4th row are very reminiscent of the Naked 3 palette – pink tones and very pretty.

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Row 4 swatches: shimmers – last 5 shades

Overall, I think the colour selection in this palette is super practical and very everyday wearable. Of the three ‘Theme Palettes’ from this range this is the one I have gotten the most use out of. Admittedly these are mainly cooler tones but I think this is a very pretty shade selection and extremely travel friendly.

So that brings this series to a close.  Apologies that I have been MIA but I hope you have enjoyed the swatchfest and I look forward to posting more frequently.

Have a wonderful day!

Makeup Revolution – I Heart Makeup: Theme Palettes

There are three palettes in the I Heart Makeup – Theme Palette range.  I am going to conduct a swatch-fest of all three in detail over the next couple of weeks because they have not really received much love online despite being in the TAM beauty range for a long time.  This post will be an overall review of the range and the shadow formula.

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The palette packaging is identical across the range of theme palettes: a shiny black plastic that is quite sturdy and bright pink lettering that is reflective.  Simple but classy.  The cardboard packaging that it comes in isn’t quite as classy, but the whole I Heart Makeup range is more aimed at a younger audience so it certainly fits with that aesthetic.

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U R The Best Thing Palette

These palettes contain 10 matte shadows and 22 shimmer/satin/glitter shades all contained in quite a compact palette with a huge mirror included.  The matte shadows are larger than the shimmer shades which I appreciate for two reasons.  You don’t really need as broad of a selection of colours of mattes in my opinion and also, you are going to likely use a bigger, fluffier brush in the matte pans and the larger size accommodates this well.

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Fast Love Palette

In terms of the formula the matte shades are very soft and finely milled to the touch but they do kick up a lot of product when you dip into them and you really do need to tap off your brush.  They blend really well though.

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You’re Gorgeous

The shimmer pans are small so depending on your brush size this may ban an issue but an E.L.F. flat shader brush fits in just fine.  The shimmer formula in particular is quite thick and almost wet feeling and this mineral oil content does make them a little tricky to pick up with the brush at times but they apply really well when foiled with a fixing spray or when patted onto the lid with your finger.

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Swatches: a selection of shimmer shades from the ‘Fast Love’ palette

The shades wear quite well.  I find that the shimmery shades do fade a bit throughout the day.  I have combatted this by using a cream shadow (e.g. a ColourPop Super Shock Shadow) as a base and then these will wear all day on my lids.

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Swatches: a selection of mattes from the ‘Fast Love’ palette

These palettes retail for about AU$15 which is an amazing price for this palette.   Overall, if you are looking for a really practical palette with a good range of shades including a pop of colour, then I think this is a great purchase.  This would be a particularly useful palette for a makeup beginner or someone looking to build their eyeshadow collection.

Enjoy the swatch-fest to come!  Have a great day 🙂

Makeup Revolution: I Heart Makeup – 32 shade Theme Palettes

Of all the products that Makeup Revolution sell I love their eyeshadows the best.  Brace yourselves for a LOT of palette reviews to come but I have decided to start with the Makeup Revolution: I Heart Makeup – Theme Palettes because of all the palettes on their website, these are the palettes that I really couldn’t find many reviews for.

Makeup Revolution: I Heart Makeup - Theme Palettes

Makeup Revolution: I Heart Makeup – Theme Palettes

There are three I Heart Makeup – Theme Palettes in the range and each palette includes 32 shades including 22 shimmer eyeshadows and 10 Matte eyeshadows.  The palettes are compact with glossy, solid packaging, a huge mirror and bright pink labelling.  As you can see they are so reflective that this picture shows you everything hanging on the wall behind!

Makeup Revolution: I Heart Makeup - Theme Palettes from left to right U R the Best Thing, You're Gorgeous, Fast Love.

Makeup Revolution: I Heart Makeup – Theme Palettes from left to right U R the Best Thing, You’re Gorgeous, Fast Love.

Across the palettes there is a great range of colours with a really excellent balance of mattes and shimmers which I think is super practical.

I Heart Makeup: Theme Palette - U R the Best Thing

I Heart Makeup: Theme Palette – U R the Best Thing

‘U R the Best Thing’ includes lots of rosy toned colours as well as some mauves and golds.  This is a very feminine palette reminiscent of the Naked 3.

I Heart Makeup: Theme Palette - You're Gorgeous

I Heart Makeup: Theme Palette – You’re Gorgeous

‘You’re Gorgeous’ is more of a neutral palette with a lovely selection of browns, bronzes, taupes and mauves.  There is also a really unusual royal blue colour with silver sparkle (bottom row, far right) that is extremely pigmented and a fun touch of colour.

I Heart Makeup: Theme Palette - Fast Love

I Heart Makeup: Theme Palette – Fast Love

Lastly is ‘Fast Love’ which is more of a colourful palette with a mix of pastels and more smokey colours as well as some more neutral shades.  I imagine that this mix of colours would make this a good palette to travel with because you could easily get pretty, neutral day looks as well as much more dramatic night looks with this one palette.

Overall I really like the I Heart Makeup – Theme palettes.  All the eyeshadows are really pigmented, buttery and blend well.  I have found these very easy to work with and across these three palettes I have every colour I would ever need.  I expect that these palettes were designed to target a younger age-group of makeup wearers, but I have enjoyed these palettes regardless!

I Heart Makeup: Theme Palette - selection of swatches from all three palettes including shimmers and mattes.

I Heart Makeup: Theme Palette – selection of swatches from all three palettes including shimmers and mattes.

Makeup Revolution is my favourite cruelty-free, budget-friendly brand at the moment.  These palettes currently sell for around 6 pounds which works out to about AU$12 – for 32 eyeshadows I think that is a great deal.  If you want to check them out for yourself you can find them here: Theme Palettes

Have a wonderful day!