About a month or so ago I was perusing my local Superdrug aisles looking for some inspiration for a new makeup look. I had decided that, as summer was coming I wanted to freshen up my makeup, the easiest way being through eyeshadow. My eye was drawn to the I Heart Revolution display – it is a very eye-catching display that is chock full of fun looking makeup in so many different colours! I spent an age looking at all the different things that they have available (and have added a ton to my wishlist!!!) and finally decided to purchase the Unicorn Eyeshadow Kit.
Take your eye game to the next level. Starring nine dreamy shades from soft lilac to sparkling silver in matte and shimmer finishes, this magical palette is perfect for getting your beauty look down from day to night.
There are 9 shadows in a white plastic pallet which has a clear, hinged lid. The shadows are a mix of matte and shimmer finishes, 4 that is shimmer and 4 that are matte and one that looks a bit shimmery but applies more of a matte (the dark purple in the bottom right corner).
I love the packaging, it is nice to have a pallet that uses white as the casing rather than black, the clear lid is printed with metallic (almost mirror finish) pink wording and little stars.
The theme of “Unicorns” is apparent in the shadow which features raised unicorn heads on the shadow. It all looks very cute.
The shadow doesn’t come with any names but here is a brief description from my own perspective…
Top Row (L to R)
- Matte lavender
- Pearlescent white
- Matte bright pink
Middle Row (L to R)
- Metallic bright silver
- Matte pale baby pink
- Metallic pale yellow
Bottom Row (L to R)
- Mattte mid-tone pinkish purple
- Metallic pale blue toned purple
- And lastly, the undecided matte/metallic deep purple
I swatched the shadows, using one swipe of each colour (the order is the same as given above) and you can see that the colours are fairly bright and apply evenly. I did struggle to capture the matte pale baby pink and the metallic pale yellow which is a shame as in person they appear much brighter!
The application, as I said above, is fairly even and all apply with the same consistency. I have found that they have not creased at all during a days wear (average of 8 hours), they blend easily and remove really well. In the past, I have had issues with bright pink shadow pigment staining my skin but I am pleased to say that there are no staining issues from these!!!
I have surprised myself with how much I have been reaching for this pallet and that I have used all of the colours, normally with ant pallet I have a tendency to use the same 2 or 3 shades and ignore the rest!
I have used this shadow pallet for work, home and going out looks and some of my favourite looks are to use the matte pale baby pink over my whole lid and then complete the look with a swipe of eyeliner and some mascara. The bright pink teams well with a silver inner eye and the deep purple used in the socket area. I have used the metallic pale yellow all over my eye and then the matte bright pink in the outer corners of my eye with the silver on the inner corners. The metallic pale blue toned lavender tends to get paired with either the silver or pearlescent white to accent the eye.
Have you got any favourite makeup pallets that you use? I’d love to hear about them in the comments!