I would like to claim that the beautiful colours of the eyeshadows was what attracted me to the Chocolate Vice palette….That I had panned all my other eyeshadows and that it was time to try something new in my minimalist collection (ha!)…That it was a special occasion and I purchased this new palette as a treat…
BUT, the reality is that I purchased this palette because I have all the other chocolate palettes from I Heart Makeup and, like a child, I wanted to have the whole collection.
Chocolate Vice: Shades pictured in natural light.
And perhaps because I do own all the other palettes from this range and because I have a large collection of makeup in general, my expectations were high. The Chocolate Vice needed to be something special if it was going to impress.
Like all the other chocolate palettes from Makeup Revolution – I Heart Makeup, the packaging of the Chocolate Vice is a melting chocolate bar – this time in black. It comes with a big mirror and is very sturdy. The eyeshadows do smell sweet but not a pure chocolate smell and nothing overpowering.
The colours are a lovely mix of golds, browns, earthy reds and peachy tones. I think the colour selection works extremely well together and has been curated with a good selection of light, mid-toned and darker shades as well as providing a mix of mattes, shimmers and satin shadows.
Chocolate Vice: Left side of palette
Left side of palette – first four shades: Vice, Sway, Treat, Habit
Left side of palette – last four shades: Persuade, Reason, Must, Maleficence
On the left side of the palette the shade Vice is a little patchy and needs some building to create a smooth blend of colour on the lid but it is a very pretty shade and I use it most as an inner-corner highlight.
Chocolate Vice: Right side of palette
Right side of palette – first four shades: Satisfy, Require, Convert.
Right side of palette – last four shades: Crave, Lust, Fancy and Appeal.
On the right side of the palette the shades Satisfy and Require are very pretty but the texture is a bit powdery and lacks pigmentation. Again, these need to be built up on the lid, but they do look beautiful once applied. I find a little fixing spray does the trick.
The other shades are really lovely and have the smooth and highly pigmented formula that I have come to love in all my Chocolate Palettes. I must say I particularly enjoy this range of colours and have gotten a lot of use out of this palette through Autumn and Winter this year. I think the midnight blue shade called Lust is a great addition to this palette and works so well with the dark reds for a daring smokey eye, providing a very different look to the browns and golds.
Now, if you were wondering whether these peaches and reds are similar to the colours offered in the New-trals Vs Neutrals palette from Makeup Revolution, then the answer is YES. A number of the peachy/red shades are almost identical across the two palettes and any differences are slight at best. I would say that if you are attracted to the Chocolate Vice palette for the peaches and reds, but you already own the New-trals Vs Neutrals, then you don’t need both, but, if you are looking at what each palette has to offer overall, they are very different. I own both and I enjoy both in their own right.
I am very happy with the Chocolate Vice palette. It is excellent quality at a budget-friendly price. This palette has collated everything that I love for the Autumn and Winter into one place!
Have a wonderful day!!!