It’s been a while since my last post! I’m sorry, I don’t know what it is, but I’ve been very uninspired lately to write posts. I guess, it’s also because I’m currently in a no buy and so I’m using up my product stash. Now, I’m usually crazy inspired when I have a product to talk about, of which I rather have a strong or clear opinion. But there are many products that I bought that I just don’t know what it actually does or that I’m just mehhh about. Usually this stuff ends up somewhere hidden in my house and I forget about it.
So with the no buy, I kind of ran out of the excited stuff haha. I have quite some products left to talk about, but that just didn’t amaze me or didn’t leave any impression on me at all… It’s time I talk about those. Because let’s face it, I did spend my hard earned money on it. And you guys obviously have the right to know when a product just didn’t work. I usually don’t like to talk negative. But it’s not because it didn’t work for me, that it’ll not work for you…
Today let’s talk about the I Heart Make Up Unicorns Heart Rainbow Highlighter. I bought this baby a while back in Kruidvat, when it was on a special offer.
Is a cute heart shaped cardboard little box, that resembles the Too Faced Sweetheart blushes a lot (I don’t own them, but “windowshopping” on the Sephora website does give me quite some knowledge on the assortment haha). Personally I don’t like bulky packaging, even though it’s very cute. The lid has a pearly sheen to it, with silver lettering. And the bottom half of the box is a pretty classy gold.
The highlighter is domed heart shaped in the box and lays in a plastic bottom.
I honestly don’t know how it happened, but the purple blue side shattered on me. I’m pretty sure I didn’t drop it. So I was already pretty bummed about it. The highlighter feels incredibly soft when touched with the finger.
There are distinctively 5 shades: violet, blue, green, yellow, orange with a very pearly finish to them. They are incredibly reflective and quite opaque! Can you tell which 5 shadows had a white base and which were pure swatches without any base?
The first 5 had a white base actually. And the last 5 are pure swatches. Can you believe it!!
When swirled together, you get a cold, silvery highlighter.
How do I feel about it?
Think of a corpse, but than with a glamorous glow… That’s how it looks on me. I just can’t rock this. It is way too cool looking on me. I usually love intense highlighters, but this one is good I’m going for an Alien or something. If that’s the look you’re digging, than this product is definitely for you!
Here’s a picture… Don’t I just look like the tin man?!
Okay, so you might say that I didn’t even try to look good… Let’s try again…
Still not digging it!
Usually I don’t mind a bit of a cool toned highlighter, but this is just too blue tinted. I like wearing Hemisphere from the Sleek Solstice pallet, which is already a pretty purple/pink shade.
I like buying products to review them for you guys. But as I pay for it, I always hope for a product that’ll blow me away. So it always saddens me when I bought something that didn’t work for me. But I see it as some sort of duty to use up the products anyway, unless they made me break out or something.
So I like to use it as follows:
- to highlight the inner corner of my eyes
- as eyeshadow topper: Kat Von D Alchemic Holographic Pallet style. I haven’t tried the Kat Von D product yet, but it did bring me up to the idea to use this highlighter like that.
- as a lip topper: to obtain a more dramatic, magical effect
It absolutely didn’t work for me as a highlighter, but it is pretty intense! You can definitely use it for other purposes, so it’s not a loss to buy it.
Have you tried this before? If not, would you purchase it? How would you use it? Thanks for dropping by, you guys! I’ll talk to you in my next post!