I’ve featured a hell of a lot of Makeup Revolution products on my blog since they launched three years ago, but I had slowed down on the amount of reviews I was doing as I wasn’t wowed by their launches at the start of the year. I don’t know what’s happened but their launches have definitely been more exciting within the last few months in my opinion, and they’ve definitely piqued my interest so I couldn’t help myself from purchasing some of their new releases. It’s no secret that I think Makeup Revolution excel themselves with their unique products and formulas but when I saw they’d created a ‘dupe’ of the Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette with the I Heart Makeup Chocolate Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette, I knew I needed to buy it as I’d been eyeing up the Huda palette but I wasn’t prepared to pay £56 as the reviews have been so mixed.
I can totally understand why their dupes are so popular, espeically in this instance where I loved the colours of the Huda palette but I didn’t want to risk paying nearly £60 for a palette which might be underwhelming. There are so many makeup releases it can be hard to keep up and not to mention the expense of purchasing new launches. I wasn’t sure I’d like the formula of the Rose Gold Palette, but I also wasn’t sure on the colours either so by buying the Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Chocolate Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette, if I loved it I could then purchase the original if I wanted to… but as a spoiler I don’t see the need as this is a brilliant palette.
“For our lovers of chocolate, and rose gold, we have the palette for you. Gorgeous mix of shimmer, pressed glitter and mattes in 16 amazing shades to create an array of beautiful eye looks. On trend shades ranging from soft neutrals, to rustic oranges, to deep reds to fudge browns, with amazing shimmers and glitters to take your look to the next level. Encased in our metallic rose gold chocolate casing with a full-size mirror.”
The Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Chocolate Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette is £8.99 from TAM Beauty and Superdrug, contains sixteen eyeshadows whereas the Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette contains eighteen eyeshadows. The palette has the typical chocolate bar inspired design, with rose gold chrome ‘dripping’ chocolate over a dark chocolate base with the usual mirror in the lid and a dual ended sponge tip applicator. I didn’t expect this palette to have a chocolate scent but it really does and it smells very similar to the scent within the Too Faced palettes. My other Makeup Revolution chocolate bar style palettes don’t smell as chocolatey as this one, but I just love the scent.
I don’t have the acetate name sheet within my palette as I always bin them because they’re annoying. I’d love for them to print the names on the back of the palette as it’d make it easier but I’ll just address the shadows by row. The Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette was seen as being somewhat of an unique palette as it had foil effect ‘textured eyeshadows’ which look very chunky within the palette. Makeup Revolution have recreated the very same textured shadow shades and they are meant to be textured and 3D.
The Huda Beauty Palette was slammed for the textured shadows being hard to work with but seeing as I’ve never tried it myself, I just can’t draw comparison between the two. I can however confirm that the shadows within the Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Chocolate Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette are textured and are best applied with a dampened flat eyeshadow brush or your fingertip. On the top row all of the shades are beautiful but the standout has to be second shade which is the most stunning olive green with golden shimmer. The fifth shade on the top row is the chunkiest within the palette and the most difficult to work with.
All six shades of the second row are beautiful and they don’t look or feel as if they belong in a £9 palette. The first and third shade are absolutely stunning foiled shades which apply like a cream shadow to the lids although my photo doesn’t do the third shade justice. All of my swatch photos for the palette are with my hand in different positions as I was trying to catch the light to show the shadows the best I could. The second shade is a beautiful pink and gold duochrome, and the pigment of the last three matte shades is fantastic.
The shades along the base are all matte, pigmented and very smooth with very little fall out. The textured shadows within the palette on the other hand are a little messy and the tiny textured flakes have the tendency to migrate into the matte pans but a quick dusting with a brush removes them. I’ve found some of the matte shades in their chocolate bar style palettes to be awful especially the Unicorn Love palette – looking at this I Heart Makeup Chocolate Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette you’d never think they were the same brand, this palette is on another level in comparison.. just look at that beautiful reddy brown shade.
I couldn’t be happier with the I Heart Makeup Chocolate Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette, especially as it’s only £8.99. It contains mattes, shimmers, foils and textured foiled shadows and the shades do look very similar to the swatches I’ve seen of the Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette. Dupe or not, it’s a great palette regardless of the price and although the textured shadows need a little help, the same is needed with the £56 palette and I’d much rather spend £9 on this and have £47 left over to spend on something else.
I’d love to know if you’ve tried this palette? Do you have the original Rose Gold Palette?