Makeup Revolution I Heart Chocolate Golden Bar Eyeshadow Palette
Enjoy a luxurious moment by unwrapping our I Heart Makeup Golden Bar palette to reveal the 16 indulgent, creamy and blendable eyeshadow shades. Our finest chocolate palette holds a selection of eyeshadow for every makeup and chocolate lovers dream from light to dark presented in a classic gold chocolate bar. Will you give the gift of chocolate or indulge yourself?see more...
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So, For this price, even, I think you can get a better, more consistent palette full of accent shades from both Makeup Revolution AND from other brands. If you're looking for a good accent palette full of metallics/foiled shades, I'm sorry, but this palette just isn't it. It's pretty unimpressive, and a lot of the browns in the palette have very similar tones and tend to blend out to look pretty identical to one another on the eyelid. There are MUCH better palettes out there. However, if you're a collector, then by all means, purchase it! Don't let me stop you, darling! :D
As a preface to the review of this palette, if I were to choose a Makeup Revolution eyeshadow formula as my favorite, I would much prefer and recommend the formula that they use in their 32 Ultra Palettes. The mattes and shimmers in those are all around impeccable quality, and are much more consistent. They actually remind me quite a bit of the Sleek UK eyeshadow formula. I don't know if they're made in the same factory, but that's how similar they are to me. The Makeup Revolution 32 Palette formula is soft, blendable, with not much fallout, and it evidently contains more dimethicone (which contributes more to a powder's soft texture and ease of blending than a powder formulated without as much dimethicone) than this Chocolate Bar formula does.
The formula they use for their Chocolate Bar palettes has proven to be hit and miss for me. I LOVE and use the shimmers in the Makeup Revolution Death By Chocolate Eyeshadow Palette, and the Makeup Revolution Naked Chocolate Eyeshadow Palette, and a few of the mattes in those are ok if I'm in a hurry and don't have time to pull out my better mattes, but overall, the mattes in those 2 palettes are pretty hit or miss as far as blendability and pigmentation go. Some mattes in those palettes really like to skip on a primed, set eyelid, and create a lot of texture and can look a bit cakey, and are VERY difficult to blend, no matter what brush or base I use.
So, when going in with this purchase, I thought with this all-shimmer Gold Bar, I just couldn't go wrong, as matte shades are nonexistent in this one! I thought it would be the PERFECT warm-toned accent palette to add to my collection, and I would have no problems with patchiness or blending whatsoever! And all for $15? What? Well, I didn't have issues with patchiness or blending, which makes this palette 'ok,' rather than terrible.
However, I was disappointed to find that while all the shades in this palette are shimmery or appear metallic in the pan to some degree, going on the eyes is a different story. Once applied, they appear to lose that luster and sheen that they appear to have in the pan. They DON'T layer well over themselves or over other shadows, either, which shocked me, as the other 2 chocolate bar palettes I have from MUR are NOTHING like that.
Maybe I'm just so spoiled by Colourpop, NYX, Ben Nye, and BH Cosmetics. With this palette, the pigmentation is just ok, not great, and I thought I would be getting some GORGEOUS foiled shades for the holidays,(or at least shades that have potential to be foiled). Sadly, apart from a couple of the golds and warmer oranges and bronzes, a lot of these supremely dense-looking shades just translate to a satin finish on my eyelids, and lack depth and dimension, even when applied on top of a tacky base or a glitter primer (which usually brings out the best from my cheapest, dullest shadows - but uh uh, these weren't having anything to do with it).
Honestly, these look kind of dull no matter how you swing it. The highlight shades that we get such generous portions of unfortunately get the dreaded hard-pan SO easily, even though I don't use them wet! I preserve all my shadows by just using glitter primer! The large highlight shade in the bottom row is the biggest dud in the whole palette: it's just so sheer and dry, and I just have no time or use for it. This formula for this particular palette just has an oily (yet simultaneously DRY) consistency that makes them extremely awkward to work with when it comes to trying to customize our use. The beautiful burgundies, browns, and khaki green colors in this palette just look 'meh' once applied, and because of the lack of dimension and odd texture, they kind of all end up muddying together, even if I just use two of them in a look, with a matte crease incorporated from another palette. The shades in this palette just lack so much depth and dimension. I can't say I reach for this palette much at all anymore, and it's just not something I would recommend.
Awesome Packaging? Check.
Includes a Mirror? Check.
Highly Pigmented? Check. Check.
Blend-able? Check. Check. Check.
Makeup Revolution Eyeshadows are so impressive! This particular palette has rich, buttery shades from coppers and golds, to deep metallic greens and browns. You can make tons of looks with this product.
I have super oily skin, and use primer, and these shadows remain bright and stay on throughout the day. I do not have to worry about my skin eating them away, or having fallout all over my face. Love it!
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