Chocolate is delicious and makes you happy. Peaches are sweet and adorable. When you combine the two, you get the Chocolate and Peaches palette by I Heart Revolution!
I bought this palette when I realised that I’m missing some peachy eyeshadows. At only £8, I decided that it was certainly a good price for 16 different shades. Besides, I loved the brand since its early days. I was visiting friends in London at the time, and discovered the brand when I visited a drugstore there. Makeup Revolution products weren’t available in Poland yet. Was it worth it? Let’s see.
The IHR chocolate palettes started as dupes of the popular Too Faced ones. This particular palette is a dupe of the famous Too Faced Sweet Peach one. As the IHR versions became very popular, completely original ones started being made. Now, there are so many different variants, I really can’t keep up with them all. There are also other products based on the iconic packaging, like highlighters.
The packaging of the palette is simple and adorable- it’s no wonder that the half-melted chocolate bar design became so popular. The only downside is that it might cause chocolate cravings. The colour also gets my seal of approval- it’s soft, peachy and very summery.
There are 16 shades. Although the palette is very similar to its inspiration, it’s not an exact dupe- two shades are missing and the remaining ones are a bit different. There is a myriad of colours from soft cream through peaches to browns. Perfect for cute and soft make-up looks, more on the natural side, but not only- there is a big contrast between the darkest and lightest shades. The packaging comes with a mirror, making it very convenient. There is also a double-ended sponge applicator. I personally don’t mind them, but I know that some believe they belong in the 00s. Either way, nothing is stopping you from applying the eyeshadow however you want. Sponge applicators have other uses, too.
A downside is the fact that the shade names are written on a plastic sheet. It’s quite annoying, so I threw it away at the start. I took a photo and labelled each shade for the needs of this review, and the use of anyone with this palette. The shade names are really cute and match the colours well.
Now, time to see how well the shadows actually work. All swatches were made with my finger, with one sweep.
From left to right: Delicious, Fruit, Soft, Choc, Delight
Delicious is a matte white shade, with a touch of a peach tone. Although in the pan it’s more cream-coloured, on the skin it’s almost pure white. It’s perfect as a base shade.
Fruit is a shimmery gold shade with a bit of pink, making it a subtle rose gold.
Soft is a shimmery, slightly peachy bright pink.
Choc is a shimmery golden-brown with a bit of olive tones.
Delight is a subtly shimmery dark brown.
From left to right: Sweet, Candy, Rich, Peach, Taste, Nice
Sweet is a pearly shade quite similar to Delicious. Although in the pan it’s rather yellow, on the skin it’s more white with a subtle yellow tone.
Candy is quite similar to Fruit, but it’s darker and has more pink, making it a more defined rose gold.
Rich is a shimmery, chocolate-like medium brown. It has a very subtle peachy tone.
Peach is a matte, intense peachy pink, achieved thanks to the orange undertones.
Taste is a shimmery dark brown with lovely purple-red tones.
Nice is a slightly shimmery dark blue with a bit of purple and brown. Although I think this shade is the odd one out, it’s still quite interesting.
From left to right: Lush, Fine, Luscious, Keen, Satisfy
Lush is a matte light brown, with a bit of pink.
Fine is a matte, pure medium brown. Just like milk chocolate.
Luscious is a matte medium brown, with red hints giving it a warm tone.
Keen is also a matte medium/dark brown, but cooler than the previous two.
Satisfy is another base shade- a matte cream colour. It’s darker and more peachy/yellow than Delicious.
As you can see, the shades are very nicely pigmented.
Now, let’s see how they do when put to use. Here is a make-up look using only the palette.
Upper: shortly after applying
Lower: just before removing, after a few hours
As you can see, they hold up rather well! I’d put down the shade names I used, but I forgot to write them down…
Well, that will be all! I hope that you enjoyed reading this review and perhaps that it’ll help you.
Have a lovely day!