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  1. The I <3 makeup one looks beautiful and I love the look of the highlight shade! I will have to try that one. X

    Kate// itskaterose.com

  2. Lovely post! It’s actually scary when I look through my makeup collection and see how many things I have that are so similar to each other. I’ve never seen the I <3 Makeup one before, love the style of it.

    Alice | alicemaysnell

  3. What a great comparison! The I Heart Makeup one looks like such a great palette from the swatches and your thoughts on it. I also love the design of it. Must check that one out for sure x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

  4. I don’t think I would like the Seventeen one either, the contour shade seems really pale! I see what you mean, there packaging is very similar to Nars!
    Nicole xx
    nicoleannx.co.uk

  5. oh no it looks like I’m going to have to give that I heart makeup one a go! I have the sleek one and I find the highlighter extremely chunky to be honest compared to other highlighters. I do however like it for travelling, but saying that, if the I heart Makeup one is better I may have to invest in that one being my new travel contour kit! xx

    http://www.iridescentplaces.com

  6. I don’t actually own a duo palette like this, I own lots of single bronzers and highlighters or contour palettes and highlighter palettes but not duo’s. I would probably put the Sleek Bronzer and I <3 MakeUp Highlight together for my favourite duo. I do need to havea look at these palettes x

    http://www.GillMclaughlin.com

  7. Thanks for great reviews! I had the Seventeen contour kit but fell out of love with it a little while ago for similar reasons! The I <3 Makeup one looks very intriguing, lovely packaging too!

    Kirsty | The Monday Project | themondayproject.co.uk

    • Aw no problem, I’m glad you like the post! Glad it isn’t just me that doesn’t get along with it. It is such a pretty duo, it smells like chocolate too xx

  8. Haha, I have the exact some problem! I’ve had the Sleek one for a while now, but haven’t used it! I must get round to giving it ago again.
    Kate xx
    themakeupartistschoice.com

  9. Clicked here ’cause someone retweeted your tweet, and I was literally just looking at these kits at Superdrug two days ago! Thanks for the review, I think I’ve got my eye set on I heart makeup now. I was a little wary of the brand but you’re quite convincing!

    Wee bit cheeky here but any chance you’d do a similar post on blushes, or better yet blush and contour kits like the Rimmel Kate Sculpting Palette or the Sleek Face Form Contour kit? xx

    • Thank you for reading! I love it so much, I use it daily plus it smells like chocolate! It is quite a new brand, but luckily they’re owned by the same people as Makeup Revolution, so if you like them you’ll be sorted!

      It’s not cheeky at all! I would definitely do this, but I don’t wear blush (quite unfortunate when you think of the blog name, but still) Sorry xx

  10. It’s a shame the Seventeen one wasn’t great, the swatches do look pretty chalky. The MUR option looks great though, thanks for the heads up!

    Amy –

  11. I love that you swatched them all side by side, great comparison! I am always so confused by matte highlighters, it puts me right off a palette because I would only use it under my eyes, and I already use translucent powder for that anyway so I have no need for it!

    Hayley
    http://www.crueltyfreehayley.com x

    • Thank you! Glad it isn’t just me! The whole thing just seems really weird, like you say it’s good for under the eyes, but we already have powder for that xx

  12. I’ve tried the Sleek duo and really didn’t like the contour side. It’s just too warm toned for me and ends up looking too dark and muddy. Interestingly, I found the highlighter to be really pigmented. I’m holding onto the duo because of the highlighter. Maybe they’ve changed their formula? I bought the Seventeen duo, but haven’t used it yet. The matte highlighter confuses me. I’m just not sure how to work with it. I may end up using it as an eyeshadow or under eye setting powder, something I’ve heard some people use it for. Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

    • Did you not? It can be quite dark, I try to apply a small amount and then build up slowly. I have no idea, I’ve had mine for a while and always thought it was a little weak, maybe my expectations are too high haha! Glad I aren’t the only one it confuses! That’s a good idea xx

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