I Heart Revolution Mystical Mermaids Lipsticks | Deep Under and Beach Babe

 

I absolutely adore I Heart Revolution products and have reviewed many over here on the blog – including the chocolate palettes, mermaid, unicorn and dragon highlighters and the intriguing surprise eggs.  I was super excited to see the launch of lots of lipsticks under either a mermaid, unicorn or dragon theme. Today I’ll be reviewing two from the Mystical Mermaids collection, but also keep your eyes peeled for reviews of two from the dragon and unicorn collections in the near future.

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Left – Beach Babe, Right – Deep Under

I chose the two matte shades in the collection – to be honest I can’t cope with anything other than matte on my lips for long day wear, so decided not to get any other shades. I really liked the look of these two shades anyway!

Below I have swatched them on my hand and on my lips in natural daylight.

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Mystical Mermaids – Beach Babe

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Mystical Mermaids – Deep Under
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Mystical Mermaids – Deep Under

Reasons I love these lipsticks – the finish is even and pigmented and lasts for a good, long time.

The colours are absolutely gorgeous – I especially love Beach Babe with its pinky undertone.

They look STUNNING! The outer packaging stands out with the turquoise tube with mermaid scales – it puts me in the mood for summer and I love the scales pattern on the actual lipstick itself too.

For £4, you really can’t go wrong!

To order your own, visit Superdrug here.

Kerry x

I Heart Revolution Surprise Eggs | Rose Gold, Dragon and Angel

These cute little makeup filled surprise eggs were launched on TAM Beauty last week and received a lot of hype over on my Instagram. I’ve been excited to share the contents of them with you and my thoughts on what they’re like.

There are six eggs available but I chose three. Inside each are five eyeshadows and two highlighters. The outside casing is a chrome effect plastic egg-shaped case which is super adorable. I especially like the Angel casing as it has a duo-chrome effect which is very pretty. The eyeshadow shades are mostly shimmers, but some of the eggs in the range do include a matte or two.

Rose Gold

The Rose Gold egg has, you guessed it, a rold gold outer shell. Inside are four shimmer shades and one matte. I would say this egg is the most practical of the three for me as the highlighters are wearable and the matte is a great transition shade. The bronze shimmer is extremely pigmented and stunning.

Dragon

I would say that this egg is my favourite of the three I purchased. I love tones like these. The two mattes are beautiful, warming shades perfect for the crease and to deepen up the outer corner. You also have some variety on the shimmers with a bronze, gold or red. Just love it!

Angel

This egg just really doesn’t work for me and I ended up gifting it to my bestie. The highlighters are pretty, don’t get me wrong and each individual eyeshadow is lovely, I just don’t like the combination of shades together. The silver just throws the whole thing off. I wanted a bit more WOW from this product but instead I was left underwhelmed. The pink packaging almost misleads you – I wanted pink shadows inside…

In terms of quality, all of the eyeshadows blend well and stay well on the eyes (with a primer). The pigment is there. The highlighters are pretty, not the best quality ever but what do you expect for £5?

To buy your own I Heart revolution Surprise Eggs, click here. Also available from Superdrug.

Kerry x

I Heart Makeup Bleeding Heart Highlighter | Review and Swatches

Here’s a quick post on the latest highlighting offering from I Heart Makeup – the Bleeding Heart Highlighter.

This little beauty was released as a Anti-Valentine’s tribute and I like the fun illustration on the lid. The baked highlighter comes in a cardboard, heart shaped box with a lid. I have a couple of these highlighters now and I absolutely love this packaging. It looks really cute on display!

The highlighter itself is a beautiful, warm pink with ‘veins’ of gold shimmer running through it. It is a very soft powder when swatched and blends out perfectly. It has a lovely shimmer to it.

I tried this as a highlighter, but to be honest it was a bit too pink for me (can you believe that?!). I’m excited to use it as a blush though as I think it will look very pretty. I do love a shimmery blush!

To buy your own, visit TAM Beauty here.

Kerry x

I Heart Makeup Chocolate 24k Gold Eyeshadow Palette | Review and Swatches

Let’s be honest here, I had absolutely no idea this eyeshadow palette was even being released. I happened to stumble upon it on its release day whilst browsing the TAM Beauty website (when I really should’ve been doing something else!). I have to say that it really was a pleasant surprise though! You already know I’m a huge fan of the I Heart Makeup Chocolate Bar palettes and have built up a lovely collection of them – I just had to add this one to it!

As usual, the packaging is STUNNING. I love the pure gold on this one, it’s so shiny! Inside you get a big mirror and 16 eyeshadows. There are six gorgeous mattes and ten beautiful shimmers. The shades range in warm undertones of peach, yellow and bronze which partner perfectly with golds.

I would say that this is a pretty subtle palette colour wise. These are great shades for every day wear. The colours are buildable. Some appear patchy at first, as you can see in the swatches and this is mostly the matte shades.

To buy your own I Heart Makeup 24k Eyeshadow Palette, click here.

Kerry x

I Heart Makeup Chocolate Orange | Review and Swatches

I am seriously loving the chocolate themed palettes from I Heart Makeup at the moment. An obvious dupe of the Too Faced ones, the I Heart Makeup range of palettes offer an affordable but very high quality alternative. The range of colours available in the varying themes is astonishing too. I love them and if you don’t own one yet, I promise you’ll fall in love with them too. This Chocolate Orange palette is just made for me – take a look inside and you’ll see why…

All my warm tone dreams have come true! Every single shade in this palette is what I usually gravitate towards from multiple palettes. Having them all in one place is a real gem and super convenient. Another bonus? The palette actually smells like Terry’s Chocolate Oranges!

Inside the very bright orange topped case, is a large mirror and a mixture of 16 matte and shimmer shades. There are some dusty roses and pinks, orangey browns and then there are some pure orange tones! There is also a shimmery gold which swatched amazingly and looks stunning on the eyes. You’ll see what I mean from the swatches below.

As usual, the quality of this palette has not disappointed me. I’ve never had a dud from I Heart Makeup to be honest and I have to say that they’re getting more exciting with every one they release. The colours are once again, beautifully complimentary and also long-wearing on the eyes. Yes, some are more pigmented than others but overall the pigmentation is excellent for it’s low price tag.

I’m excited to see what 2018 brings for I Heart Makeup, as their products are always so quirky and exciting. The packaging is always fun and the products themselves are excellent quality and extremely popular. Some of my most searched reviews on Sparkle with Kerry are the I Heart Makeup eyeshadow palettes!

To buy your own I Heart Makeup Chocolate Orange palette, click here. You can also watch a tutorial by the gorgeous Tammi below.

Kerry x

I Heart Makeup Chocolate Elixir | A Modern Renaissance Dupe? | Review and Swatches

I Heart Makeup have recently launched a few new and very beautiful eyeshadow palettes. The Rose Gold one was a good Huda Beauty dupe and the Mint Chocolate one contained some unique and truly Autumnal shades. The Chocolate Elixir palette looks to me to be a VERY good dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette


I don’t own Modern Renaissance myself, but do have the W7 Delicious (another close dupe) and was able to use this to compare the shades. I Heart Makeup have done an extremely good job of replicating the shades and once again provide you with an opportunity to save your precious pennies. Why spend £45 when you can buy a very similar palette for £8.99?

The palette packaging is sturdy and very cute. It has the instantly recognisable dripping chocolate on the lid in a matte gold. Inside is a large mirror and then the 16 shades. There is a mix of matte and shimmer shades, but it is predominantly matte.  

I am stupidly excited about this palette – the colours are stunning and the mattes blend out beautifully. I was so impressed when I first swatched the colours as they were very creamy and just so perfectly complimentary to each other. I wanted to use every single one on my eyes at the same time! 

The first top two rows swatched left to Right, in natural daylight
The bottom row swatched in natural daylight

I can see this palette becoming a real ‘go to’ palette for me. I love reds and pinks around my blue eyes – I’m like a moth to a flame with them. There is one shade in particular that I’m obsessed with though and that is the muted mauve on the top row – it is so pigmented for such a light colour and blends like a dream. I just love this palette! 

To buy your own, click here

Kerry x 

I Heart Makeup | Mint Chocolate Eyeshadow Palette | Review and Swatches

If you don’t love Mint Aero, then we can’t be friends. I’m sorry but who doesn’t?! This palette from I Heart Makeup just screams Mint Aeros to me and I couldn’t be happier about that! The lime green dripping chocolate design on the case looks good enough to eat and the eyeshadows inside… well you’ll be just as impressed.

Inside the palette are 16 beautiful shades – very autumnal, very warm, with some exciting and unique tones thrown into the mix. The yellow gold was what drew me most to the palette as I don’t have anything like it. Inside the lid is a huuuuuge mirror – something I’ve come to expect from all the Makeup Revolution and sister brands palettes now. The palette itself actually smells of mint chocolate too, which resulted in me dragging Baby J to our local Tesco to buy myself a bag of Mint Aero balls! Oops!

The red shade in this palette on the second row is absolutely STUNNING – I just have to put that out there. It looks perfect with the copper shade next to it and I can’t stop wearing them together. Absolutely spot on for this time of year!

I found that the eyeshadows swatched well, with just a couple of the matte shades taking more than one dip of the finger to get a decent swatch. The simmers however, swatched beautifully and were very pigmented.  

This is one of those palettes that is lots of fun to experiment with – there are some unique shades in there that compliment each other and have high impact on the eyes. I love the shimmery greens so much, I just now have to get brave enough to use them!

To buy your own I Heart Makeup Chocolate Mint palette, click here.

Kerry x

I Heart Makeup Dragon’s Heart | Review and Swatches

A few days ago I reviewed the beautiful new Mermaid’s Heart Highlighter from I Heart Makeup, today it’s the turn of Dragon’s Heart – a stunning, gold and warm toned highlighter. 

This baked highlighter comes in a heart-shaped cardboard box with flame illustrations on the lid.  The highlighter itself consists of five shades. These can be worn individually as highlighter, blushes or even eyeshadows. 

When swirled together, the result is a stunning gold highlighter. I have been wearing this most days as I find it perfect for my skin tone. 

I love the selection of colours in Dragon’s Heart and the actual dragon theme. This is definitely a must for any Game of Thrones fans! 

The highlighter is nicely pigmented all round and stays put all day. I wore it on a coach to London yesterday and it lasted the sweaty journey! 

To buy your own, click here

Kerry x 

I Heart Makeup Mermaid’s Heart | Review and Swatches

Unicorns have been all the rage for a while but now there’s a new fad on the block – mermaids! I have to admit, I’ve been totally sucked in by it all – it’s all so pretty and shiny! I love the mermaid colour schemes and the sparkling, iridescent products and items. I was very excited to see that I Heart Makeup were releasing two new fantastical highlighters (after their very successful Unicorn’s Heart highlighter) – a mermaid one and a dragon one (a review of that is coming soon). 

Mermaid’s Heart comes encased in the cutest cardboard box. It is an ocean blue colour with foil effect font. It is very eye catching! Now for the actual highlighter –  It consists of five mermaid themed shades, which individually are beautiful in their own right. You have two colours which could represent the sea, a gold for the sand, orange for mermaid hair and pink for her shell bikini. Well that’s my interpretation anyway! 

This product is extremely versatile – you could always use the shades individually as a unique highlight or you could use them as eyeshadows. Just think of the looks you could create! I have been swirling the colours together and using the result as a highlighter on the high points of my face. 

When I first saw the highlighter, I didn’t actually think the colours would combine well and work out to be a flattering highlight – however I was very wrong. This product is like magic – when you mix the colours together, they actually end up combining into a beautiful cool toned, icy white colour. I love the overall effect and have been wearing it a lot. 

Once again, as I have said with all the I Heart Makeup products I have reviewed, this highlighter is super pigmented, easy to blend and a dream to apply. This is a special product and definitely something I’d recommend getting your hands on – there’s nothing else like it. 

To buy your own, click here

Kerry x 

I Heart Makeup Chocolate Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette | Review and Swatches

Oh Makeup Revolution, you’ve done it again! Another beautiful eyeshadow palette that I just couldn’t wait to get my hands on. As soon as photos were released of the inside of this palette, it was love at first sight. First up, this palette screams Huda Beauty dupe (and who doesn’t love an affordable dupe?) and secondly, I love me a bit of rose gold.

This beautiful, chococlate themed palette comes from I Heart Makeup, a sister brand of Makeup Revolution and also sold on the TAM Beauty website. The palette came in a cute chocolate bar wrapper style box, which was rose gold too. The casing itself is a good sturdy plastic and I love the rose gold chocolate dripping down the front. Inside is a generous mirror and then your 16 STUNNING eyeshadow shades. Bonus: This palette smells like a Kinder Bueno bar! I can’t stop sniffing it!

There are a good varierty of finishes to the eyeshadows. A few lovely matte transition shades, some shimmers and some pressed glitters. I’ve not seen pressed glitters in a Makeup Revolution palette before, but I’m very impressed with them. These types of shadows are quite difficult to produce but these have been done well and are bloody pigmented! I apply them with my finger for full impact! You could also use them with a wet brush. The palette does come with a plastic sheet with all the names of the shades on it too.

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Swatches taken in Natural Light

Today I used the palette to create a quick and easy halo eye. Here’s how –

  • Independent (bone colour) all over the lid to set my primer
  • Uh-oh (light, red/brown) in the crease
  • Girl Boss (Pinky brown) on outer edge of crease
  • Side-Chick (red) on outer and inner lid, blended through the crease to help form the halo
  • Barbie (shimmer shade, pink with gold reflect) in the centre of the eyelid
  • Hard Work (pressed gold) dabbed lightly on very centre of eyelid
  • Girl Boss and Side-Chick on lower lash line

This is another beautiful and extremely affordable palette, perfect for the Autumn. The colours are pigmented, blendable and a dream to work with. It helps that the packaging is completely beautiful too!

Buy yours here, or in Superdrug stores.

Kerry x