I’m pretty sure that you’ve heard of this next product we are reviewing here at Gordons Chemists by now.
Suzanne Jackson aka SOSUEME, the undisputed queen of Irish social media and owner of her very own SOSUbySJ cosmetic range, has released a long-awaited eyeshadow palette – and the hype is REAL.
There was speculation amongst fans of the influencer that the next product in her range would be false tan, so you can imagine how CRAZY they were after her announcement of her first ever eyeshadow palette; Hot Fire. I’m pretty sure her loyal followers were telling everyone they knew about the new palette (even though half of them probably didn’t care). If it’s anything like her previous products, I’m in!
From contouring, to highlighting, to falsies – the only thing missing from her range was a gorgeous eyeshadow palette, and that’s what she’s given us!
But is it worth the hype?
If you’re a self-confessed beauty addict like I am, you’ll know all too well how I was feeling when I first held this unreal product in my hand.
Yes, I am fully aware that I have limited eyelid space and couldn’t possibly NEED all of this makeup, but ONE more eyeshadow palette added to the collection of 20 can’t hurt, physically… (I’m pretty sure my bank account is definitely hurt)
So, I was lucky enough to try this product to see what I thought of it. All in the name of investigative journalism of course…
Unsurprisingly, it did not disappoint.
Suzanne couldn’t have chosen a more appropriate name for this palette. The colours are exactly what it says on the tin – Hot. Fire.
The palette is packed with 12 ‘Hot’ shades; 8 mattes and 4 shimmering metallics. Packed with warm-toned eyeshadows, it ranges from pale cream to deep chocolate, hues that are bang on trend right now. This palette can cater for almost every skin tone.
As for the packaging, it comes in a gorgeous sleeve with the woman of the moment, Suzanne, pictured on the front looking as flawless as ever (cry). The palette itself feels HEAVY and luxurious and features reasonably large mirror on the inside – always a bonus if you need to reflect on the most important things in life (like how good your eyeshadow looks). I love a good pun, SO SUE ME.
I’m sorry, I’ll stop now.
It took all of my might to dig in to this palette and ruin the perfectly smoothed over shadow to swatch and test out the pigment. But, I took a deep breath, whispered YOLO, and did it anyway.
(Cue dramatic music)
To my absolute delight, the shadows were SO PIGMENTED and felt like butter. They have a silky, lightweight texture that feels super smooth and the colour payoff is intense. My personal favourite shade is ‘Flame’, a shimmering copper colour that would look insane on the centre of the lid. The shade is pigmented enough, but if applied with a wet brush it looks INTENSE.
The palette is also very versatile, with many beauty bloggers (including Suzanne herself) using the shimmer shade ‘Iced’ as a highlighter.
I feel like this palette is so wearable, with so many different looks that can be created. SO MANY SHADOWS, SO LITTLE TIME!
The price tag isn’t so eye-watering either. For just £26, you can get your hands on these 12 highly pigmented shades. *tries to work out if bills REALLY need to be paid this month*
The news gets better… The Hot Fire palette is now available in store and online at Gordons Chemists… go, go, go, go, go, GO!