REVIEW: I ♥ Makeup Death By Chocolate Palette

by - April 08, 2015

You guys know why I had to try this. I'd seen a couple of reviews that spoke really highly to the quality of these shadows and... I mean... Look at it, it's gorgeous to feast your eyes upon. I'm not going to dance around the dupe bush, even though I'm not going to review this as a dupe but as its own entity. This is, I'm told, a pretty bang on dupe for the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette. If you do a quick search, you can find comparison swatches and reviews of that type. I don't own the Chocolate Bar palette and I never even really felt inclined to pick it up. Don't get me wrong, I always recognized the gorgeousness, but it never seemed worth it to me for the price and where it would land in my collection. Enter a lower cost option? Okay, I'm gonna try it. So I did.

Keep reading for my swatches and review!

First, you know we're gonna talk about the packaging. It is, after all, the elephant in the room. I actually really like this packaging overall. It's a simple plastic shell with the really cute melted chocolate detail on the lid, as you can see, which is really freakin' cute. This palette also contains a very large, very nice mirror in the lid. The only thing that kinda tweaks me about it is that there's no branding whatsoever on the lid. I don't know what it is, but I feel like it would feel a little bit less cheap (I hate using the word cheap, but I can't think of another one in this instance) if it had the name of the company or the name of the palette on the lid. Like I said, it's minor and it likely has more to do with the logistics of actually putting branding on this lid than anything else, but it would have been a nice touch. For such an intricately packaged palette, it's oddly nondescript. My brain... 

This palette contains 16 shadows with a good mix of mattes and shimmers as well as light, mid, and dark shades. There are 6 matte shades in this palette and 10 shimmers. Overall, I'm really impressed with the quality of all of the shadows. After hearing some less than stellar reviews of their matte formula, I was expecting them to be under-pigmented and chalky, but instead I found that they all have very good pigmentation and a really soft, smooth texture. The shimmery shades didn't disappoint either. Again, they have great pigmentation and a buttery texture. All of the shadows in this palettes are really easy to blend and have really good staying power for me. 

I would say that this is a very warm toned palette in general, but I was really surprised at how rosy a lot of the shades pull. In the pan, they don't necessarily read as rose-toned as they are in swatches, as you can see below. If you look at the shade Devour Me in the pan, it's a very bland looking, muddy mid-toned grey shade, but when swatches it reads much more purple. Looking at the swatches, I almost feel like this could probably eliminate the need for all of the NAKED palettes for me, since most of the bases seem to be covered and I actually kind of like the texture of these shadows more than the ones in my NAKED 2. I know, right? Anyway, you've got your golden/bronzey shades, your taupe shades, and your rosy shades. 

My favorite shades in this palette are White Light, Break Me Up, Consume Me, Lick Me, and Devour Me. (And man, when you type out all those names together it sounds like 90s alt-rock song, doesn't it?) Basically, I'm a bit obsessed with the matte shades, as well as the deeper taupe shimmer shade, which anyone who knows me can tell you is not the least bit surprising. 

Honestly, I'm kind of surprised at just how much I like this palette and I feel like I probably wrote it off a little too soon. I wanted to try it, but I didn't have as much excitement for it as I have for a lot of other palettes. If you're putting together a Makeup Revolution order and you don't have the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette yet, I would highly recommend giving this a try because it is a very solid eyeshadow palette - especially for the price.

Thanks for reading and keep an eye out for more Makeup Revolution reviews in the near future!

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