Makeup Revolution Chocolate Vice Eyeshadow Palette Review / Swatches

27th June 2016

The Makeup Revolution chocolate palettes are, in my opinion the best products they do and they are part of the I Heart Makeup range from the brand. The chocolate palettes contain sixteen eyeshadows and so far there are six different palettes with the Makeup Revolution Chocolate Vice Eyeshadow Palette £7.99 being the newest addition to the collection. As a Makeup Revolution fan, I own all of the chocolate palettes so I’m always excited when new palettes are released especially within the chocolate series as I don’t find the other I Heart Revolution palettes to be of the same high quality such as the Black Velvet Palette and the Black Fur Palette.

Makeup Revolution Chocolate Vice Eyeshadow Palette

All of the Makeup Revolution chocolate palettes feature a plastic, melting chocolate design on the top of the palette which I like but it does make the palettes a little bulky especially when you own all six compared to their slimmer, more compact palettes.

The Makeup Revolution Chocolate Vice Eyeshadow Palette has a black chocolate design which is my favourite so far. I have seen quite a few people say that the Chocolate Vice Palette is a ‘dupe’ for the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette but it very clearly isn’t.. yes there are perhaps two peachy toned similar shades, but doesn’t make the whole palette a ‘dupe’.

Makeup Revolution Chocolate Vice Eyeshadow Palette

Makeup Revolution do copy a lot of higher end palettes which I think is great for budget alternatives but I personally think the quality of their original products are actually better than their dupe products such as their Naked Chocolate Palette which isn’t a copy of anything, but it’s their best palette in terms of quality in my humble opinion.

I would love the brand to bring out more original palettes alongside their copies although they appear to have slowed down on new releases this year in comparison to last year which is a shame.

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The shades within the Makeup Revolution Chocolate Vice Eyeshadow Palette are absolutely gorgeous, and as a whole are quite warm in tone but I like that there are a few cool toned shades for maximum versatility.

The palette contains a great mix of shimmers, mattes, satins and a couple of foil finish shadows and as always, the palette features a generous sized mirror. A couple of the chocolate palettes have had a scent to them, but I can’t detect any scent within this palette but then again, I’m not sure I’m a fan of the synthetic chocolate scent anyway.

The Swatches

Makeup Revolution Chocolate Vice Eyeshadow Palette

Vice – a beautiful yellow toned pale gold shimmer with amazing pigmentation.

Sway – a matte pale brown.

Satisfy – a light champagne shimmer.

Require – a warm toned gold shimmer.

Convert – a cool toned light chocolate brown matte with impressive pigmentation for a matte – very creamy and blendable.

Makeup Revolution Chocolate Vice Eyeshadow Palette

Treat – a matte dark chocolate brown.

Habit – a yellow toned gold with a foiled finish.

Persuade – a warm bronze with a foil finish.

Need – a matte cool toned light brown,

Crave – a reddy toned chocolate brown with golden shimmer

Lust – a navy blue satin with blue sparkle.

Makeup Revolution Chocolate Vice Eyeshadow Palette

Reason – a peach satin with poor pigmentation.

Must – a peachy pink satin.

Maleficence – a warm chocolate brown matte with gold sparkles.

Fancy – a reddy pink satin with poor pigmentation.

Appeal – a chalky white matte.

Overall I think the Makeup Revolution Chocolate Vice Eyeshadow Palette is a stunning palette, and well worth its £7.99 price tag but there are quite a few inconsistencies with regards to pigmentation with the top and middle rows being the most pigmented with no disappointing shades at all.

The bottom row however is quite disappointing with all five shades performing below par compared to the two other rows. I don’t know why there’s such a big difference in pigmentation and texture as the top two rows are amazing, but I do still feel that the palette is worth purchase even with the disappointing row.

The standout shades within the palette are Habit and Persuade, which are both foiled shadows which have an incredibly smooth texture almost like a cream so you have to use your brush lightly within the pan or you can cause a dent and a lot of mess.

I’ve found that the foiled shades apply best with a flat, synthetic brush but they do fade quite quickly so I’d recommend moistening your brush slightly before applying them to improve the longevity as it helps the shadow adhere to the lid a little better which also reduces fall out.

If you don’t own any of the Makeup Revolution Chocolate Palettes, I’d recommend the Naked Chocolate Palette first and then the Makeup Revolution Chocolate Vice Eyeshadow Palette second as I feel they have every base covered in terms of tone, and they’re both impressively pigmented.

So far my least favourite is the Pink Fizz Palette which I’ve not reviewed on my blog yet as I’m really not a fan but the other chocolate palettes are definitely worth a look.

Do you own any of the Makeup Revolution chocolate bar palettes? If you do, which is your favourite?

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