Hello babs! I know I literally did a review on one of these palettes the other day but I thought why not just do this now as it’s a pretty new release… gotta try and stay on target reviewing new releases haha👏🏻 Anyway, we’re going to be talking about the Mint Chocolate palette today and we’re going to see if it’s actually a dupe for the Subculture palette like everyone has been talking about… I got mine off the TAM Beauty website for £8.99 but you can also pick it up from Superdrug as well. Again, as stated in the last chocolate bar palette review… you should know the drill with how these work by now haha!
The eyeshadows come in a shiny brown plastic packaging which has a 3D mint green melted chocolate effect on the front. The palette flips open and has a click shut mechanism. Inside it comes with a good size and great quality mirror as well as a black dual-ended sponge applicator. It also has a plastic removable sheet inside that has the names of each of the shades on it.
MICA, TALC, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, POLYBUTENE, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACCYLADIPATE-1, PARFUM, DIMETHICONE, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, [+/-: CI 77891, CI 77491, CI 77007, CI 15850, CI 16035
Now when I first saw the outside of this packaging on sneak previews I was instantly sold with the mint green melted chocolate effect like omggggg but then when I got it in person it was even better than the pictures!😍 When I first opened the palette I did notice a good variety of colours in it but straight away I noticed there was more shimmers in this palette to matte shades. There is one thing I don’t like about this palette and that is the fact that the scent is different to the rest… it does have a chocolate scent kind of but I think they were trying to go with a mint chocolate scent and well it didn’t really work… to me it almost smells like medicine (don’t be alarmed its not overpowering but if you get your nose in there for a good sniff then you’ll definitely notice it).🤷🏻♀️ There are some misses pigmentation wise but overall they are creamy, blendable and buildable on the eyes with only slight fallout from a few shades. Now onto the real question… is this a Subculture palette dupe? I don’t personally own the Subculture palette but from pictures online I can tell from first glance that this is not a dupe. There are a maybe a couple of shades which look slightly similar but overall I would have to say it’s not.
Side note: I have dipped in twice to do my swatches like I always do to get a good opinion on the shadows pigmentation with build 🙂
Lets start with the top row…
(Without and with flash)
Sugarcoated – This is a gold shimmer which could be good to use as an inner corner or under the brow bone highlight. Pigmentation 3/5.
Engaged – This is a brown foil like shade. Pigmentation 4/5.
Tea – This is an ashy brown matte shade which could be good to use as a transition shade in the crease. Pigmentation 4/5.
Lust – (on the picture you can’t really tell) This is a brown foil like shade with blue shift. Pigmentation 4/5.
Poison Ivy – This is a forest green matte shade which is slightly patchy but can be built up. Pigmentation 3/5.
Secret – This is a terracotta brown matte shade. Pigmentation 4/5.
Worlds Apart – This is a red matte shade. Pigmentation 3/5.
Distorted – This is a copper foil like shade. Pigmentation 5/5.
Rivals – This is a forest green foil like shade with a gold shift and would go nicely over the top of Poison Ivy. Pigmentation 4/5.
Interupted – This is a nudey brown matte shade which could be good to use as a transition shade in the crease. Pigmentation 3/5.
Compromise – This is a brown foil like shade. Pigmentation 4/5.
Awaken – This is a chocolate brown matte shade which is slightly patchy but can be built up. Pigmentation 3/5.
Disturbance – This is a yellow gold shimmer. Pigmentation 3/5.
Commotion – This is a teal blue foil like shade. Pigmentation 3/5.
High Standards – This is a nude pink foil like shade. Pigmentation 3/5.
Confession – This is an off white matte shade which could be good to use to set an eyelid primer. Pigmentation 3/5.
This is a nice palette but pigmentation wise I would have to say it’s not as good as some of the previous chocolate bar palettes. That doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing though because like I stated earlier the shades can be built up and if you’re someone who doesn’t like insanely pigmented shadows to work with then this would be good for you. I do really like the colour variety in this palette because you have a mix of warm and cool tone shades! It’s definitely a unique palette to add to your collection because of the variety of colours with some of them being quite different like the forest green matte and the yellow gold shimmer… I do recommend picking this up if it takes your fancy because it is a good little palette to work with.
Thanks for reading!
- If you’d like to check out my previous chocolate bar palette reviews then here you go… Salted Caramel, Chocolate Vice, Chocolate and Peaches, Naked Chocolate and Chocolate Rose Gold
See you in my next post…
– Jessica x