I HEART REVOLUTION CRANBERRIES & CHOCOLATE PALETTE REVIEW
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In a surprise drop, I Heart Revolution launched the Cranberries & Chocolate palette, which was previously only available to buy within the Chocolate Vault. They were originally not going to be sold separately, but thankfully they listened to the hoards of people begging for a release and did so!
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The palette consists of eighteen shades, with the shade names on the palette and a large mirror on the lid. It has the same layout as the more recent chocolate palettes; this is number twenty-five in the collection! The palette theme is cranberries, so I was expecting so see reds and rich wine shades. There are a few purple/magenta shades but the majority of the palette is neutral – more in line with the ‘chocolate’ part of the palette.
This palette was £8.99 and you can get it from RevolutionBeauty.com, which ships worldwide, or Superdrug.com if you’re in the UK. The vault is currently on offer at time of writing this for £37.50 on RevolutionBeauty.com and the same price on Superdrug.com too, if you’d rather get the better value deal for six palettes, two face duos and three lipglosses.
(live swatches – better quality – are in the review video at the end of the post)
As you can see, there are good swatches and less good swatches, but that doesn’t mean the shadows will perform good or bad! Swatches, especially mattes, don’t show quality or even pigmentation, as a finger swatch onto dry arm is very different to a primed eye lid applied with a brush.
The colours aren’t exactly what I was expecting. There is one shade that I would consider ‘red’, which is the shade Wine, but it does look more like a purple on the skin. There’s not an actual cranberry shade in the palette, which is disappointing. However, the shades are nice; there’s some good neutrals with the pops of colour. I would prefer a larger variety, but that’s probably because I own all of the palettes, so I’m definitely more fussy than most!
THE EYE LOOK
For a live tutorial, watch the review at the end of the post!
For this look, I use the shade Nude and Bittersweet in the transition (Bittersweet was not pigmented at all unfortunately), followed by Berry in the crease. I like the way Berry blended! Wine went in the outer corner (it did need a lot of building up but blended well) and I then cut the crease with concealer. On the lid, I put Festive closest to the outer corner, Tasteful in the centre and Gratification in the inner corner and brow bone. The shimmer shades were beautiful and worked well.
THE VIDEO REVIEW
For live swatches and a tutorial, as well as a more in-depth review, watch the video below! Don’t forget to subscribe.
THE FINAL THOUGHTS
I’ve mentioned before, but I do wish that there were more cranberry shades, considering it’s a cranberry palette! It has way too many neutrals for my liking, especially as some of the shades are fairly similar. Quality-wise, it’s pretty much the same as the others – not amazing but not bad at all, especially for the price. And if you do want to pick it up, you can do so from RevolutionBeauty.com or Superdrug.com!