Sunday 3 August 2014

A Review Of The Make Up Revolution I♥MAKEUP I Heart Chocolate Palette

Although I'm sad that the weather has cooled down, it's meant that I've been able to start wearing make up again. Every cloud as they say has a silver lining, and the silver lining in this case is that I've had a chance to have a proper play with my Make Up Revolution I♥ MAKEUP I Heart Chocolate palette.

This is another one of their products that it inspired by high end brand Too Faced. I've lusted after one of their Chocolate Bar eyeshadow palettes for the longest time but at £45 they were just way out of my price range.

The packaging isn't identical but in both cases it reminds you of a bar of yummy chocolate. The packaging of I Heart Chocolate is made of a very strong shiny plastic and looks like a melting bar of the finest milk and dark chocolate.

Although the outer packaging is slightly different the colours and shadows inside the palettes look almost identical. Inside you get 16 shadows, in a combination of shimmers and mattes. I've taken these pictures with the flash so you can get an idea of the shimmer. The palette features a combination of browns, nudes, coppers and golds as well a green, a pink and a purple / blue. All the shadows are the same size bar two highlighting shades which are about twice the size. You get one matte creamy, yellow shade and one slightly shimmery, very pale pink. The shadows are all named, and the palette also features a full sized mirror and a double ended sponge applicator.

As you can see from these pictures the pigmentation is superb. The tiniest touch loads your brush with soft, pigmented shadow. I'm not really a fan of matte eye shadows as I've been disappointed too many times in the past but like every other matte shadow I've tried from this brand, the ones in this palette, are soft, creamy and pigmented. The shades blend perfectly into each other and the wear time was pretty decent on my slightly oily lids. I did get a tiny bit of fall out on some of the shimmery shades but to be honest that's only to be expected, and it's nothing that a cotton bub or fan brush can't solve.

I don't own the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette so I can't really compare bar what I've seen online but the colours seem to be spot on and the pigmentation seems to be about on par. One of the biggest draws of the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette is that it contains real, antioxidant cocoa in the shadows, which also smell of chocolate. Alas the I♥MAKEUP version doesn't smell of chocolate, but to be honest who really goes around smelling peoples eyelids! If you like the idea of the Too Faced palettes and you can't afford to shell out the £45 it would take, this one is a really good alternative for a bargain price of just £7.99. Even if you've never lusted after a Chocolate Bar palette, this eyeshadow selection is well worth picking up. It has a good range of natural shades, as well as a few other shades and some smokey tones and metallics, making it a good all round day to night palette. Although the packaging won't be for everyone I think it's fun and it really expands this palettes gift potential, making it a nice little alternative to real chocolate :) With every product I try I'm falling more and more in love with this line, they proved that you really don't have to spend a fortune to get decent make up. Are you a fan of I♥MAKEUP and Make Up Revolution? Leave me a comment and let me and of course let me know if your have any questions xx Thanks for reading xx


  1. What a gorgeous palette! The shades are beautiful!
    xprincessjas | ♥

  2. I've been wanting the Too Faced palette but not sure if I'd get the use out of it because some of the colours are a bit too colourful for me, so I'm gonna have to try this, some of the shades look gorgeous!

    Hannah x

  3. This is a stunning palette and I am surprised at how pigmented the shades are x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

  4. the palette it´s so beautiful.

  5. Very pretty colors and fantastic packaging!

  6. Thanks for this review. Love the color of this Chocolate Palette.

  7. i love this palette, on my wishlist...


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