Chocolate Week Time!!! And I am sad to say that this is the final instalment, but I am finishing with my favourite.
I am excited to present the I Heart Makeup Naked Chocolate palette. Out of the three chocolate bar palettes currently on offer I really do love this one the most. While the I Heart Chocolate palette is more of an all rounder, and the Death by Chocolate palette is a cooler toned, taupe affair, the Naked Chocolate palette is warmer toned and rich with rosey, chocolate shades. I saw a youtube video that compared some of the shades on offer in this palette to the Lorac Unzipped palette. I don’t own the Lorac Unzipped palette to compare it for myself but the comparison swatches I saw indicate that this is actually a good dupe.
Six of the shadows in this palette are matte and the remaining ten are a mix of shimmer and satin (again, no glitter shades here). I find the mix of lighter, mid and dark tones to be well balanced and therefore quite dynamic for use across all purposes. If I’m not sure what to do for work…this is the palette I reach for. I went to a gallery opening last week and wanted a really elegant eye look… and this was the palette I reached for. I just love these shades.
Like the other chocolate palettes in this range, the quality of the shadows is really good. I tap into the shadows gently because they are soft and buttery and are so easy to build. I find the mattes work really well and everything blends nicely without getting muddy on the eye. I use these with a primer and they last really well. The light was very bright when I took my swatch photos so I feel like the colours are a little washed out in the pictures so you will have to trust me when I say the pigmentation really is lovely.
The shimmery highlighter shade on the right of the palette (swatch 8 above) is a very bright gold. I tend to not use this in the inner corner but I think it is beautiful all over the lid because it is metallic and beautiful.
I am a lover of all things rose gold and there are so many lovely rosey shades in this palette. I definitely recommend this palette and if you are only going to buy one of the chocolate palettes, this would be my recommendation. Also, if you are keen on the Lorac Unzipped palette but don’t want to pay Lorac prices it might be worth giving the Naked Chocolate palette a go!
So that brings my ‘Chocolate Week’ series to a close. Makeup Revolution have just released two new palettes into their chocolate palette range: I Heart Chocolate Pink Fizz and I Heart Chocolate Salted Caramel (which at a quick glance looks like a dupe for the Two Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar palette). These both look amazing and have gone immediately onto my wish list!
So gorgeous people – love makeup, eat chocolate and have a fantastic day!