Beauty

Explicit Content – I <3 Makeup Eyeshadow Palette

Hey Guys,

Happy Monday, I hope your day hasn’t suck to much! Over the weekend I was able to get my hands on the I heart Makeup Explicit content palette (shout out to my mum for providing) and oh my was I excited by this! Seeing as I haven’t had much chance to play around with this palette yet I thought I’d do a first impressions and what it was that made me want this eyeshadow palette so much. At some point I hope to upload a makeup look using this palette but for now let’s get into these little initial thought/feelings.

It’s not going to be a surprise that the first thing that drew me to this palette is the holographic packaging… honestly who doesn’t love it! The brand Smashbox released a small palette with the same style of packaging but seeing as it was more expensive and you get less I decided to leave that one. I was so happy to find a drugstore palette with the same style of packaging. The other thing that made me want this packaging is that I have used the Naked Chocolate palette by the same brand (I ❤ Makeup) and I fricking love it! This palette also comes with a large mirror which is something I love because it’s great for travelling – or doing your makeup on a coach… The palette is quite thin as well which helps make it easily transportable.

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This palette is made up of 36 gorgeous, very wearable shades in both matte and shimmer finishes. Most of the shadows have a shimmer finish which is perfect for me because I love a shimmery eye look. If you’re a matte look kinda gal then this palette isn’t the one for you. There are about 9 matte shades, 20 shimmers and 7 more satin finishes. The palette has 9 columns with 4 rows. I’ve swatched a few of the shades and have included a picture that has one shade from each column. Initial thoughts are that the shadows are super soft to touch and very pigmented. A couple had a little bit of fall out but no more than some high-end palettes and defiantly far less than what is usually expected from a drugstore palette. Although there is a wide range of colours the pans are pretty small and shallow so if you only fall in love with a couple of colours you’d probably need a replacement fairly quickly.

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Upon first impressions there is only a few minor negatives that I don’t like about the palette. Firstly, the small size of the pans as previously mentioned, once I find a shade I like I use it every day until its used up – with this palette that might be fairly quickly. Next, there are no shade names which would make it difficult to tell you guys what colours I have used but of course day-to-day this wouldn’t be an issue. Finally, this probably doesn’t count as a complaint but I have an irrational hate for the silly sponge applicators that traditionally come in these cheaper palettes; I throw this away as soon as I open the packaging.

Overall this £7.99 palette is a great choice if you want to try out a variety of shimmer shades. I also think this is a great choice if you’re travelling or are doing your makeup away from home. I love the range of wearable colours and am super excited to start using this palette.

I hope you enjoyed this little review!

Charliestar xoxo

P.S. The photo of me below shows a simple eye makeup look I have created using this palette. Of course I am not a makeup artist, I simply do and wear makeup in a way that I enjoy.

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