In part six of the Chocolate Vault review, we’re looking a the face palettes. Each contains two pans of product. They’re not available separately but similar items on the website go for £6.
We’ve seen the face palettes, let’s take a look at the makeup pigment palettes. The name makeup pigment palettes tell me at least some of these are not eyeshadows, I think especially in the Red Velvet palette to get a bright colour.
The palettes are all in the same shape as the I Heart Revolution Chocolate range. They’ve got the melting chocolate palette design on the front. Normally these kinds of palettes retail for £8.99. There’s two in this set. The Peanut Butter Cup palette and the Red Velvet set.
Peanut Butter Cup
The Peanut Butter Cup palette smells a bit like peanut butter. I’m not fond of the smell but it doesn’t last on the face.
As for the swatches, as you can see they’re quite strong colours. A few of them are quite stiff but they blend very well. It’s about on par with the usual Chocolate palettes. There’ of course a very warm overall tone to this palette but there are a few cooler undertones too. It’s of course very yellow toned overall.
I do like it but I’m struggling with ideas on how to use them all. Some of the colours are very similar so of course, will blend into one another but that can also be useful for a seamless gradient. Overall I like this one more than I thought I would.
The Red Velvet palette was the one of the two I was the most excited for but the one that let me down the most. There are a fair few tones in here that are too close to the Peanut Butter Cup palette for my liking. It’s a slightly cooler-toned palette.
Frosting is the first I’m going to mention because you can’t really see the two-toned nature on my arm. That flash of pink is what you can see. It’s a nice flash but can get lost. Beetroot is really quite patchy and better off as a transition shade or inner corner highlight.
I’ve found these shades to be harder to blend. They’re not unworkable but they’re not great either. If this was a single palette I’d say skip this one. As part of the set, I think it brings it down a bit.
Overall they’re not bad palettes, Red Velvet is not great though.
So are you picking this set up? Did you agree with me? Let me know in the comments below.
Today we’re taking a look inside the I Heart Revolution Chocolate Heart gift set. Specifically the face products inside.
The Praline Chocolate Face palette has three different products in the one palette. There are a bronzer, a baked blush and three highlighters. In total there’s 18g of product and it’s all vegan.
As I said in my overview of the set, I think this particular palette isn’t the best because it tries to please everyone.
- Temper is the bronzer and has nice pigmentation with a cool undertone. It can be built up too.
- Ripple is the blush. It’s baked, which I’m personally not a fan of. it’s also not completely matte but compliments the other colours in this set.
- Bon Bon is a peachy highlighter. It’s a little too dark for my skin but has a lovely shine.
- Praline is a gold highlighter. It’s warm and very pigmented, definitely better for deeper skin tones.
- Fondant is an icy white highlighter great for the wet look.
They are as usual for Revolution highlighters really pigmented. The blush is less so but can be built up.
Next out of the package is the Chocolate Heart Bronzer.
There’s 10g of baked bronzer in here. It’s much warmer than the bronzer in the Praline Chocolate palette and has golden shimmers in it. Of the two bronzers, I prefer this one as it really does warm the face. It is also much lighter (although a little buildable), so suited to the lighter end of the spectrum.
So what do you think of the face palettes? Have you asked Father Christmas for this set?
The I Heart Revolution Chocolate gift set is one of the Christmas releases from Revolution this year. Full retail price is listed as £40 although the contents are not worth that. There is even a sticker on the front that lists the value of the items inside as worth £33.
So let’s take a look inside shall we?
Contained in this set are two makeup pigment palettes, one face palette and one chocolate heart bronzer.
The makeup pigment palettes are the ‘exclusive shades’ Peanut Butter Cup and Red Velvet. Each palette has 18g of product and would normally retail around the £8.99 mark.
The face palette has 1 one bronzer, one baked blush and three highlighters. It has g of product. I do not have a retail price for this as Revolution does not do something similar, it would probably cost around the same as the eye palettes given it is the same size and shape.
The Chocolate Heart bronzer is a backed bronzer in the same style as the others from I Heart Revolution. It has 10g of product and would normally retail for around the £5 mark.
In general, I like this set but I don’t feel it’s worth the full retail value. Is it worth £40? No. even adding all the cost of the products together you don’t even hit the £33 value listed on the front. Under £30, yes I can see the value here.
So what do you think? Is it worth it?