I have reviewed Heather Lou Cosmetics before, when I was very kindly sent their Olivia The Second Colour Eyeshadow Palette and I was very impressed. That palette is now pride of place in my MUA kit as I dig the quality of the shadows. I was very intrigued by Heather Lou’s first collaboration with Instagram’s @chloeandcosmetics because swatches I’d seen online made it look incredible. They also have a special introductory price on at the moment with free delivery until the 5th June, so I thought I had nothing to lose by giving it a go.
I have to say, I am very impressed. Inside the simple case is 12 eyeshadows – all shimmer shades but all very very pigmented. I don’t think I’ve ever come across such a consistently pigmented palette. The eyeshadows all feel very creamy to the touch and pack such a punch with the metallics and shimmers, I was actually blown away on swatching it!
These swatches were created by one swipe with my finger in the pan and then just swiped down my arm – aren’t they incredible?! These photos were also taken in natural daylight.
I’d say that the eyeshadows are most effectively applied with your finger as they may cling to brushes and be difficult to distribute evenly. You’ll also lose some of that pigment.
I used the shade ‘Iconic’ – a beautiful gold – in the centre of my eyelids, to create this halo eye.
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