I was originally going to do a haul post of the Heimish products that I recieved from StyleKorean to review, but because I ended up flying off to Seoul soon after, that post was never written and, instead, I ended up really testing out these products. I can put up the haul post if people want, but I was planning on using the same images anyway and I feel like it’s more important for me to talk in depth about the products.
Without further ado, here’s my review for the Heimish Dailism Eye Palette in Cozy Coral. This is actually the palette that I took with me to Korea and, aside from my new matte orange shadow, I used this almost exclusively and can officially state that I love it. I would definitely make this my go-to travel palette because I find the colours really versatile, buildable and the packaging light and sturdy.
Let’s go into a bit more detail.
As you can see, this palette comes with eight shades, selected based around a warm, coral/pink tone. There’s a simple guide on the back of how to apply each of these colours which would be really helpful for beginners. I usually don’t follow it though and prefer to customise how I use the colours to my own eye shadow and preferred look (which is lighter than the example). There is a basic break down of these eye shadows, which is really useful too:
Point Colour (generally, the stand out or darkest colour that is used minimally): Cotton Plant, Cymbidium
Middle Colour (the transition shade between the different colours): Orange Flower
Base Colour (this colour is usually used first as an overall wash): Hyacinth, Gerbera, Magic Lily
Highlight Colour (the shimmers, basically): Amaryllis, Yellow Rose
Once you know these colours and how to differentiate them, putting together your eyeshadow look can be like a puzzle (though, of course, these rules can be broken). For me, I usually skip the darker point colour for my every day make up and only use them to darken the crease if needed. I would personally build up the transition colour to a more intense overall wash and use the highlight colour to make my eyes ‘pop’.
Of course, this is just what works for me. You do you!
The palette is just so pretty. It comes with a plastic cover that I kept on for travels, which prevents the shadow fall out from dirtying the mirror and also stops dust from getting in (which is never fun to have on your eye). The product also comes with a double sided eyeshadow brush, which has a fluffy blending side and a stiffer side which, to me, sort of resembles a concealer brush. I would usually use this for point colours, as it allows for better precision and control, while the other side is – obviously – the best for blending.
The brush is a bit small so it’s a little hard to use. Personally, I still prefer using my own brushes as I am more familiar with how they work. However, these are still pretty decent and would be sufficient for on-the-go touch ups. The quality of the brush is also good for the price (and considering that it is a default brush) and feels really sturdy.
I personally wish that the blending brush was a bit more dense.
The case is made of a plain, black matte plastic and, to be honest, isn’t that outstanding. However, I think it’s really study and light, so good for travel. Also, the unique closing point (which you can see below) is actually quite interesting. Because of this design, the palette is actually quite easy to open by hand but is difficult to accidentally open (due to how it needs to be pushed). The mirror is sufficient, though I don’t have much to say about it.
Here’s the swatches, guys! Starting with the top row and then to the second. Some of the colours are more pigmented than the colours but, overall, they have a really good variety. The shimmers are stunning, though do have a little fall out so are best used with a damp brush. The colours are very soft and blendable, with a good variation between more intense shades and the softer.
Hyacinth is a fairly standard nude base colour but, considering that I want to use this as a travel palette, I’m glad that it’s included! I would usually use it as a base colour when I want an overall light look, or will use Gerbera as a base if I really want to pump up the pink.
My favourite colours is Orange Flower, which is a stronger, coral pink and Amaryllis, the stunning gold shimmer just below that literally made me gasp when I first swatched it. It is so strong and so intense, and stays on all day. With a dry brush, it comes across as more of a light shimmer but, when the brush is wet, applies almost like gold foil.
Here goes for the verdict!
SO WHAT IS IT?
A versatile, travel-friendly eye palette.
- Sturdy and light (travel-friendly)
- Plastic cover with a space for the brush
- Unique opening point
- Versatile colours (from base to point colours)
- Buildable pigmentation
- Labeled and with instructions for beginners
- A decent included brush
- Very strong shimmers
- The case design is a bit plain
- Blending brush is decent, but could be improved
- Fall out from the shimmers (but can be avoided)
WOULD I REPURCHASE?
As soon as I tried these on my eyes, I actually decided that I really want to try the other shadows from the Heimish range! It’s my first time trying anything from their brand and, honestly, they haven’t disappointed. I’ll definitely be going back to this palette every time I travel, as well as using it for my daily make up. I already have a go-to look for these colours, but I want to experiment more as well.
If you really want your shimmers to apply as shimmers, dampen your eyeshadow brush with just a little water. This helps the glitter adhere to the shadows, preventing them from separating upon application. With your brush, you can get a more intense look by then pressing the shadow onto your eyelids. Give it a shot!
WHERE TO GET IT FROM
The Heimish Dailism Eye Palette is currently on sale at StyleKorean for USD$26.90 – 10% off the full price of USD$29.90. Click their name to go to their homepage or, alternatively, click the below banner to go straight to the product page: