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Makeup Revolution – I Heart Makeup: Death by Chocolate

Welcome back to Chocolate Week ūüôā

(I am tragically excited by this little series – please forgive me!)

Death by Chocolate Palette - the dark chocolate version

Death by Chocolate Palette – the dark chocolate version

Today I am going to review the I Heart Makeup Death by Chocolate palette.  And before I move onto the review, lets all just take a moment to reflect on the name of this palette.  Death by chocolate?  I can certainly think of worse ways to go!

Death by Chocolate Palette

Death by Chocolate Palette

I do not believe that this palette is a dupe for anything else, (if it is, please tell me in the comments!), but as it is, this is a truly beautiful offering of eyeshadows.  Death by Chocolate is a much more cool toned selection of colours.  While there are still some chocolatey browns, there are also some really stunning taupe colours and a couple of shades with a distinct mauve undertone.

Left of Palette shadows

Left of Palette shadows

Left of Palette swatches: top to bottom, left to right.

Left of Palette swatches: top to bottom, left to right.

This palette has a really nice mix of mattes, shimmers and satin shadows Рbut no glitter shadows.  This is a definite plus for me, but that is only my personal taste.

Right of Palette shadows

Right of Palette shadows

Right of Palette swatches: top to bottom, left to right.

Right of Palette swatches: top to bottom, left to right.

At first glance this palette seems like more of a night time palette and you can totally rock a smokey eye from the colours here, but I actually gravitate to this palette for work and I have no trouble getting a lighter, softer look from this palette for the everyday wear.

I love the¬†Death by Chocolate¬†palette. ¬†These colours are really beautiful and such great quality. ¬†I find the pigmentation of these to be really impressive and for me they wear really well, without creasing, throughout a full day in the Australian heat. ¬†I don’t find they fade. ¬†I do wear these with eye primer – but I always wear eye primer regardless!

Of the three chocolate palettes I would say this would rate as my second favourite, but to be fair, all three of these palettes are excellent. ¬†It isn’t an issue of quality difference as much as it is personal preference in regards to colours. ¬†I can’t recommend these enough. ¬†If you buy nothing else from Makeup Revolution, try these chocolate palettes ūüôā

Love makeup, eat chocolate and have a fantastic day!

Makeup Revolution – I Heart Makeup: I Heart Chocolate

Chocolate Week time!!!!!!

So there are a number of things in life that I adore. ¬†One of them is chocolate. ¬†One of them is makeup. ¬†When those two powers combine….. oh my goodness!

Makeup Revolution’s has a¬†I Heart Makeup range that includes all kinds of chocolate themed products and this week we are going to explore these together. ¬†In total I have four chocolate themed makeup products to share with you, so get excited ūüôā

I Heart Makeup - Chocolate Palettes

I Heart Makeup – Chocolate Palettes

We are going to start ‘chocolate week’ with one of the MUR cult favourite chocolate palettes. ¬†There are three chocolate palettes in the range: milk chocolate (I Heart Chocolate), dark chocolate (Death By Chocolate) and white chocolate (Naked Chocolate). ¬†The packaging is completely divine in its melting chocolate form. ¬†I actually have these on display in my girl cave. ¬†So frickin’ cute. ¬†I do think that these palettes smell sweet but they don’t have a strong chocolate smell.

Today I am going to spotlight the I Heart Chocolate palette in its milk chocolate case.

I Heart Chocolate Palette

I Heart Chocolate Palette

The palette comes with a clear slip that lists all the shade names which I think is a nice touch, but I would prefer that these were actually written on the palette itself.  The shade names are well cute.  There is also a really great mirror.

I Heart Chocolate Palette - shadow names

I Heart Chocolate Palette – shadow names

This palette is a dupe for the Two Faced Chocolate Bar Palette. ¬†I don’t own the Two Faced palette to do a direct comparison for you but there are some excellent blog posts and youtube videos that show comparison swatches.

Left of Palette shadows

Left of Palette shadows

Left of Palette swatches - top to bottom, left to right.

Left of Palette swatches – top to bottom, left to right.

I think the quality of these shadows is excellent. ¬†This palette has a nice mix of matte, shimmer, glitter and satin shades as well as a really good balance of neutrals and pops of colour. ¬†There are two mattes that work well in the crease and I really appreciate having a matte and shimmer highlight shade; although they didn’t show up well in my swatches, both of the highlight shades work really well on the eye and inner corner.

Right of Palette shadows

Right of Palette shadows

Right of Palette swatches - top to bottom, left to right.

Right of Palette swatches – top to bottom, left to right.

The purple shade called¬†unforgivable (swatch 5) actually has a pink duo chrome and is extremely pretty on the eye. ¬†There are three glitter shades¬†piece me together which is a dark olive shade (left of palette, swatch 2) which has gold glitters; love torn which is a maroon shade with gold glitter (right of palette, swatch 2) and then¬†what a way to go ¬†which is a deep plum with pink/purple micro glitters (right of palette, swatch 7). ¬†I’m not really about glitter shades, but these shades certainly are beautiful and the glitter does transfer well to the eye, if that is your thing.

I think this palette is a great all-rounder. ¬†You can wear it for an everyday work look or a dramatic, smokey night look. ¬†If you have ever been tempted by the Two Faced Chocolate Bar Palette but don’t want to spend the AU$70 it will cost you then the I Heart Makeup I Heart Chocolate¬†palette is a great option at just AU$17. ¬†Even if this was the only thing you purchased from the MUR website and therefore you paid the full international shipping for this one item (about AU$16) this palette is still half the price of the original. ¬†Bargain!

Please join me for the rest of my I Heart Makeup ‘chocolate week’ celebration. ¬†If you haven’t already subscribed to my blog hit the ‘follow’ button on the right of the page to¬†get updates of new posts via email.

Love makeup, eat chocolate and have a great day!!