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I Heart Makeup Theme Palette: You’re Gorgeous

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.

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I Heart Makeup Theme Palette: You’re Gorgeous – Outer Packaging. Photo credit to the TAMBeauty website

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.

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I Heart Makeup Theme Palette: You’re Gorgeous

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.

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swatches: row 1 – mattes

I like the fact that these mattes allow for a very neutral, everyday look as well as facilitating a more dramatic smokey eye.

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swatches: row 2 – mattes

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.

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swatches: row three – first six shades

The peachy shimmer shade above, (swatch 2) lacks pigmentation but you can build it up if you foil it with a fixing spray.

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swatches: row three – last five shades.

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.

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swatches: row 4 – first six shades

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.

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swatches: row 4 – last five shades

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 🙂

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!