I managed to get these lovely Sweetheart Beads for £18 off eBay, as opposed to the RRP of £26 from Debenhams and have decided to share my first impressions of this product with you all today.
|They look good enough to eat!|
Honestly? This product was a little bit of an impulse buy. I saw them, thought "Ooh! Pretty!" then snapped them up when I saw the price, despite not knowing what they are even supposed to do. The Too Faced website describes them as being 'Inspired by nature's most flattering pink and golden-light at dusk, these multi-colored heart pearls blend to impart a lit-from-within radiance.'
Umm. Okay. I think that means they're a highlighter. Which is fab, as I don't own one of those yet. And they are extremely pretty. They feel powdery, yet velvety to touch. It took me ages to pick them out of their little cardboard tub one by one to photograph as I kept getting the powder all over my fingers and I didn't want to waste them!
There are apparently five different shades of bead, however I could only really differentiate three, which I have picked out in the photo above. They can be described as a pearl pink, golden yellow and shimmery bronze. There is apparently also a peach and a beige shade, but they both tended to look the same (however it's probably just because it was a little dark when I took the photos.)
The colours swatched nicely, with the most pigmented colour definitely being the pink; I feel like it would also make a gorgeous eye shadow. Blending all these colours together results is a lovely rose-gold shade which is neither a bronzer nor a highlighter, which is a little bit odd. I think 'shimmer powder' would best describe this product, and even after trying it I'm not sure what it is supposed to do.
|How gorgeous is that pink?!|
I used this product by swirling a Real Techniques contour brush round the heart pearls. This product definitely has to be layered as the first application is almost sheer, with hardly any colour being picked up off the beads.
I found it gave a pretty, golden shimmer to my face, however when applied on my nose as a highlighter, it turned a little pink! Maybe I used the product wrong, but I'm pretty sure this isn't the desired effect.
Obviously I think the little heart pearls are absolutely gorgeous, however I don't think I will be getting much use out of them sadly. I may re-sell them on Depop if I can't figure out their purpose after a few more tries. I shall see what I can do by applying each bead directly to my skin separately before blending to see what the final result is.
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