Back in September, Revolution angered a lot of people with the pricing on some of their Christmas gift sets. The I Heart Revolution Chocolate Heart was priced at £40 both in Superdrug stores and on the Revolution website even though it contained only £33.50 worth of products. When customers complained to Revolution they were told it was Superdrug‘s fault for the incorrect pricing however many like myself purchased theirs from Revolution’s warehouse directly so I doubt that to be the case at all. I already featured the I Heart Revolution Chocolate Heart Bronzer on my blog in January, and today I have the I Heart Revolution Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Eyeshadow Palette to show you with swatches.
The Chocolate Heart Gift Set included two Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palettes, the Chocolate Heart Bronzer and a Face Palette, and it’s still for sale on the Revolution website even now. When the set was launched it was advertised as containing set exclusive palettes but everyone knew Revolution would launch these individually and sure enough they did. The I Heart Revolution Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Eyeshadow Palette is now available to purchase for £9 on the Revolution website, as is the Red Velvet Palette which was also inside the Chocolate Heart Gift Set.
The I Heart Revolution Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Eyeshadow Palette is obviously inspired by the Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups which happened to be my absolute favourite until I discovered I was allergic to nuts so sadly it’s something I’ve not been able to enjoy ever since I got my allergy test results. This palette has an orange base, with a milk chocolate dripping effect with the typical mirror in the lid and eighteen powder eyeshadows each containing one gram of product.
I wish Revolution gave as much product per pan as they do with their chocolate palettes as they’ve been reducing the amount of product you get per shade in all of their recent palettes without lowering the price. The chocolate palettes however are a good deal for the price as you’re getting good size shades, and the quality for these palettes is a lot more consistent than the likes of the Shook Palette.
The top row of shadows are really impressive with smooth textures and intense pigmentation for both the shimmers and the mattes. Caramel and Crunchy are bordering on being foil finishes, and Case is one of the most intense matte blacks I’ve ever tried. Pieces isn’t the most pigmented but the other five shades on the row really are great quality and it made me very hopeful for the rest of the palette..
The second row within the I Heart Revolution Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Eyeshadow Palette is mostly matte, with Cocoa being a dark brown matte with golden glitter which does translate onto the skin and you can see the glitter in the swatch above. Cashew doesn’t show up on the skin and Honey is a little muted but overall it’s another good row, especially Nutty as it’s a super intense metallic orange.
The bottom row is a little disappointing with every shade being sheer, lacking in pigment and just mediocre compared to the usual quality. I always do one circle in each pan and then one swipe on the skin and most of these swatches are swiped twice (Cup is swiped three times) so I could get at least something to show in a photo. I feel like the quality really went downhill from the first row down to the third row.
I always used to get excited about the I Heart Revolution Chocolate Palettes as the quality really did used to be amazing. The Chocolate Elixir, Naked Chocolate, Chocolate Orange, Violet Chocolate and Chocolate Vice Palettes being on another level compared to this palette. It makes me sad that the quality of Revolution eyeshadows has declined over the years as I feel like their eyeshadow formula was *the* best in the drugstore but now I’d rather spend the $16 / £12.59 on a ColourPop Palette and be seriously blown away than spending £9 on a really underwhelming, dusty Revolution Palette.
If anything the quality should be improving as time goes on, but the prices are going up and the quality is going down and you only have to see what ends up in the Revolution sales to see I’m not the only one who feels that way which is a massive shame as I used to be a Revolution super fan.
Have you tried any of the recent Chocolate Palettes?