I stumbled across this make up brand by accident on YouTube and it has become a little bit of an obsession since then.
I Heart Make Up is the sister brand to Make Up Revolution which is a super affordable make up range available in Superdrug. I have tried a few of their products and have been impressed and they do great quality eyeshadow palettes in so many different colours and formulations. Make Up Revolution are also known to be a great dupe for the Urban Decay Naked Palettes which retail at a heck of a lot more money. That was how I found the I Heart Make Up range as their "chocolate" palettes are seen as a great dupe for the Too Faced Chocolate Palettes, which if you've followed my blog for a while, you'll know, I absolutely adore.
I'm not going to make this blog post a direct comparison as I do want to do that separately, so for now, this is just a quick review of the two eyeshadow palettes I picked up and the blusher too.
I picked up the "Naked Chocolate" and "Chocolate & Peaches" palettes and a Blushing Hearts blusher in the shade "Queen of Hearts.
First of all, I love the packaging of the eyeshadow palettes! It's a very sturdy plastic which is made to look like a half-melting chocolate bar. For each palette, there's a different colour so it's easy to know which one you want to use (if you have a lot of them) without needing to look on the back or open them up.
This seemed the most neutral palette to go for and a good one to start with. The packaging is pale yellow and it has 6 matte shades and 10 shimmery shades that compliment each other perfectly in gorgeous browns and gold tones. It's so easy to create numerous different looks with this palette - a neutral daytime or a dramatic evening look. My favourites so far have been Milky, Way, Tob-le-rone and Divine.
Chocolate & Peaches
I was beyond excited to see this one in Superdrug as it's been sold out online forever (this is seen as a great dupe for the much-hyped Too Faced "Sweet Peach" Palette) so I grabbed it without even really looking at the colours. The packaging is peach coloured (of course) and again, there are 16 shades in a mixture of mattes and shimmers. It has all bases covered here with neutral brown/earthy tones, sweeter peach and pinks and then the darker more dramatic shades to create a multitude of looks but at the same time has spring written all over it. I found with this palette the matte shades are a little harder to blend than the shimmers, but not enough to disappoint me at all.
I have to say, I haven't picked up the scent of chocolate on these but this doesn't bother me as the formulation and pigmentation of these powders are just ah-maz-ing for the price! They apply so easily and feel almost buttery and are so easy to blend out. Staying power is great too - with or without eye primer, and there is no creasing. I would definitely recommend these, especially if you have been thinking about the Too Faced palettes but are unsure whether to spend that much money. They are a good affordable way of finding out if the shades would work for you.
Blushing Hearts Blusher - "Queen of Hearts"
I was drawn to these blushers mainly because they are just soooo cute! They are in 3D heart-shaped packaging and there's a massive choice of shades to choose from. I found it really hard to pick just one as they are only £4.99 so a total bargain, but I settled on this shade to give them a go and see if I liked them. They are triple-baked and have three shades of powder running diagonally across the pan.
I'd love to know if you have ever used anything from this brand and if you love them as much as I do.
Love Katherine xxx
You can buy the I Heart Make Up range from Superdrug by clicking here.
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