I HEART REVOLUTION MINI CHOCOLATE PALETTES
Not only did we get another palette in the I Heart Revolution chocolate bar palette range (see the review here), we were also treated to four mini chocolate palettes! We’ve previously had four of these palettes before but instead of eyeshadow, they were blush/highlight or bronzer/highlight duos. This time, we have got little sister palettes to accompany the full-size Mint Chocolate, Chocolate Orange, Rose Gold and Nudes palettes. Let’s swatch and review them! Btw, links are affiliated but all opinions are my own!
Each eyeshadow palette contains eight shadows – six that are 1.2g of product and two that are 1.5g of product. They all contain a mix of mattes and shimmers and all have a mirror. The outside packaging reflects the name and matches their sister palettes (head over to my Instagram to see comparison swatches between the big and little palettes). I think the price of £6 is good for a mini palette with decent packaging! Mint Choc has four mattes and four shimmers, Rose Gold has six mattes and two shimmers, Nudes has three mattes and five shimmers, and Chocolate Orange has six matte and two shimmers.
The shades don’t have names, which is frustrating for those who like to do tutorials, but for the average makeup-lover, this isn’t an issue. The shadows feel soft and are definitely more pigmented than I expected – it’s almost as if they’ve improved the usual chocolate palette formula for these mini palettes! The shimmers are creamy and very pigmented and most of the mattes don’t feel dry and chalky like we’ve had before. I did forget to swatch one of the shades in the x palette – sorry about that! It’ll be swatched on my Instagram.
The most annoying thing about these palettes is the fact that the mini Nudes and Mint Choc palettes are identical, bar one shade. I’m not sure why this is, but it’s frustrating for those, like me, who like to collect the palettes. We now have two identical palettes except one has a matte teal shade and one has a magenta-pink shimmer. I’m confused as to whether this is intentional or a manufacturing mistake!
For this halo eye look I used a selection of colours from all of the palettes. Unfortunately I can’t tell you the specific shades as there aren’t any shade names, but I used two different pinks blended together in the crease, a darker mauve-pink on the inner and outer lid, a darker and lighter gold on the spotlight area and the same lighter gold on my inner corners. The only shade I was a bit disappointed with was the darker mauve, as it didn’t show up as dark as it looked in the pan.
So my final thoughts. I love the formula, packaging and idea of them. However, I’m really annoyed by the Mint and Nudes mini palettes and how they’re almost identical. I’m hoping this will be addressed so we can find out why it’s the same, but to me it feels like I’ve wasted £6 on one different shade. Luckily I buy them to collect anyway. If you do want to look at the range online, you can do so on revolutionbeauty.com and superdrug.com! Watch the video below for a live tutorial, swatches and more thoughts.