Revolution recently launched the I Heart Revolution Chocolate Contour Palette and I knew I had to give it a try, as it looked similar to one of my favourite drugstore contour palettes. Revolution are forever launching new products, with new products dropping at least once a week. Due to how many products they launch, they’re forever discontinuing products with no prior warning.
I Heart Revolution Chocolate Contour Palette
My favourite Makeup Revolution product of all time is the Revolution Renaissance Glow Contour Palette, and I went to repurchase it around six months ago, to find it’s been discontinued. I’ve been gutted ever since as it was the most amazing contour shade for pale skin, and the formula was perfect.
I can’t believe they discontinued it, as it was such a popular contour palette with the prettiest packaging I’ve ever seen from a drugstore brand. It’s not as if it was discontinued because they were reformulating it, for a better shade range or formula. They just ditched it, which is such a shame.
The I Heart Revolution Chocolate Contour Palette is £6 and is available in only four shades which isn’t fantastic, as the jump between each shade is pretty big, especially between Medium and Dark.
The I Heart Revolution Chocolate Contour Palette has really cheap and flimsy packaging, and I’m not a fan. It’s cardboard, but really cheap cardboard. I don’t know why they didn’t go for plastic packaging like their Mini Chocolate Palettes, as this cardboard is so flimsy and the powders are covered with a plastic sheet that has two sticky circles attaching it to the palette.
When you peel the plastic off, it rips some of the cardboard off on both sides which is awful. The chocolate theme makes sense for the I Heart range, but everything else chocolate themed has durable, plastic packaging, so I don’t know why they’ve gone for cheap cardboard, yet haven’t lowered the price to accommodate that.
The I Heart Revolution Chocolate Contour Palette includes a powder highlighter and a powder contour, which look nothing like the stock images online. I chose the shade Fair, and I can’t believe how different it looks to the stock images, and I’m relieved it doesn’t. The contour shade in the Fair palette looks very orange and very warm in Revolution’s photos, but as you can see it’s a very, very cool toned contour.
The highlighter is a very icy white and I don’t love it. It doesn’t look very flattering on the skin. It looks chunky and emphasises texture and peach fuzz really badly. The contour shade though is amazing. I don’t know why the formula between the two powders in the same palette would differ so much. It’s super smooth, blendable, and lasts all day on the skin.
Revolution claims the I Heart Revolution Chocolate Contour Palette smells of chocolate, and all of their I Heart Revolution Chocolate Bar Palettes do smell amazing, but this contour palette doesn’t smell of anything which is really strange.
I wish Revolution would create contour powders individually in this very formula, as it’s such an amazing contour powder, but the packaging and highlighter are so disappointing that I’d never repurchase it as it’s just not worth buying the whole palette just for the contour powder alone.
You can find the I Heart Revolution Chocolate Contour Palette right here.
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