The Chocolate Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette from I Heart Makeup (another Tam Beauty brand and therefore sister brand to Makeup Revolution) contains 16 shades with a full-sized mirror and double sided sponge applicator. Although the layout of this chocolate scented palette reminds me of the original Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette, it’s actually a dupe of the limited edition Huda Beauty Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette which retailed for an eye-watering £56 and is currently incredibly difficult to get your hands on.
I’m still on the fence about the outer packaging and overall scent of the shadows. I can’t decide if the metallic packaging is tacky or actually wonderfully kitsch. To be honest, I kind of like a little tackiness in my life! The scent smells very artificial and I could do without it, but it’s not too overpowering. The palette contains a mixture of shimmers, mattes and pressed glitters ranging from vibrant pinks, shimmering olives, deep reds and fudge browns.
This palette is one of the best I’ve tried from the Tam Beauty family. The mattes do require a little building but they aren’t overly chalky and blend really nicely. The shimmers are where the magic happens. Like most textured shadows, they apply better with a damp brush or finger. They really are jaw-droppingly beautiful and took me by complete surprise. The only exception is pink shimmer at the end of the top row. For some reason, the glitter in this is very chunky and messy. It doesn’t hold together well at all and it’s flaky and difficult to work with. Strangely enough, apart from that one shade, all the others are highly-pigmented, smooth and long-lasting. Even though it’s a dupe, I still love the combination of colours, a creamy white base and black would have come in handy but who doesn’t have a ton of these shades in their collection already?
This my favourite palette that I’ve bought from Tam Beauty. The Soph x Makeup Revolution Palette (review here) was a nice little addition to my collection but overall the I Heart Makeup Chocolate Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette contains stunning shades and the formula of the mattes appear to be smoother and easier to work with.
The I Heart Makeup Chocolate Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette retails for £8.99 and is available here.