Honestly, I just immediately crave chocolate every time I look at these palettes!
But that is not the point of this blog. Today I am going to review and swatch the Chocolate and Peaches eyeshadow palette from I Heart Makeup – Makeup Revolution. Straight off the bat lets get the fact that this palette is a dupe for the Too Faced sweet peach palette out of the way.
I don’t own the Sweet Peach palette to do comparative swatches for you but if you search on Youtube you can find PLENTY of comparisons. One major difference between the two palettes is that Chocolate and Peaches has two less shades than the original; a brown shimmer and purple shimmer are absent.
The packaging on this is a sturdy plastic with a huge, quality mirror and a sponge applicator. The outside melting chocolate is super cute and I find myself purchasing these chocolate palettes like a child collecting Pokemon cards… I just want to collect them all!
The quality of the shadows is really lovely and in line with the quality of all the chocolate palettes that come before it.
When you look at the left side of the palette on its own you can see that this really is a warm, neutrals palette at its core. The brighter, peach shades distract from the fact that there are a lot of warm browns going on here. The weakest shade on this side of the palette is sweet which is a bit flakey and lacks in pigmentation.
The right side of the palette is more of a mixed bag when it comes to shades – more cool tones and a bit more smokey. I was hoping that Choc would be a bit more green toned but actually it is more of a taupe colour and you do need to build this one on the eye. Peach also needs to be built up if you want it to pop on the eyelid. I use it with a peachy cream base from ColourPop called Shark Attack and it works really well. Nice is a black matte with maroon micro-glitter and to be honest, it is the only shadow in the palette that I haven’t used on my eyes – I just don’t really dig this kind of glitter shade, but everything else in the palette is very wearable.
Overall, I think this is a nice palette. It has a good range of crease/transition matte shades and a lovely selection of shimmery lid shades. It has a couple of peachy shades which are novel and nice for spring, but mainly this is a warm, neutral palette and I have enjoyed it for everyday wear. I wear these with a primer to help longevity and prevent, the shimmer shades from fading and becoming muddy through the day. Saying that, I find the quality of these to be very good.
If you are looking to try this one for yourself, you can find it on TAM beauty for around AU$13. A word of warning though. These chocolate palettes are a bit addictive. If you want to see my reviews of the other chocolate palettes from this range you can find them under the ‘chocolate palettes’ tab in my categories section on the right 🙂
Have a great day!