Hello babs! What better way to get into the Christmas spirit then to review the new chocolate bar palette from I Heart Makeup… this palette is so Christmassy to me because Terry’s Chocolate Oranges are always hyped about near Christmas and this one is called the Chocolate Orange palette (how fitting)!!! I picked mine up on TAM Beauty for £8.99 but it is also available from Superdrug for the same price. This palette screams warm tones so lets take a look at it shall we…
The eyeshadows come in a shiny brown plastic packaging that has an orange 3D melted chocolate effect on the front. The palette flips open and has a secure click shut mechanism. Inside it has a mirror and a dual-ended sponge applicator. There is also a plastic removable sheet which has the shade names on it.
MICA, ALUMINIUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, TALC, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, POLYBUTENE, KAOLIN, SILICA, POLYETHYLENE, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-1, DIMETHICONE, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, PARFUM, [+/-: CI 77891, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77007, CI 15850, CI 15985]
I am not kidding you when I say that this palette smells like oranges… unfortunately its not a chocolate orange smell though but its nothing too overpowering (I really like it). When I first looked at the shades in the palette I noticed that it screams warm tones because the theme of this palette is of course oranges. There are a lot more mattes in this palette compared to shimmer shades. I really like the names in this palette as well because the majority of them are related to oranges which I think is a nice touch. For some reason when I was swatching these shades I felt like they were way more creamy in formula than any of the other chocolate bar palettes I have and the shadows are easy to blend/work with as well.
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 🙂
Its Mine – This is a white shimmer which could be good to use as an inner corner or under the brow bone highlight. Pigmentation 4/5.
Clementine – This is a peachy orange matte shade. Pigmentation 3/5.
Chocolate Orange – This is an orange shimmer. Pigmentation 4/5.
Ribbon – This is a red matte shade. Pigmentation 3/5.
Silky Smooth – This is a bright light orange matte shade. Pigmentation 4/5.
Gift – This is a bronzy gold foil like shade. Pigmentation 5/5.
Tap It – This is a red copper foil like shade. Pigmentation 4/5.
Lush – This is a peachy gold shimmer which could be good to use as an inner corner or under the brow bone highlight. Pigmentation 3/5.
Segment – This is a brown matte shade which is slightly patchy in pigmentation but can be built up. Pigmentation 2/5.
Pip – This is a light brown matte shade which could be good to use as a transition shade in the crease. Pigmentation 3/5.
Orange – This is a vibrant orange matte shade. Pigmentation 4/5.
Smash – This is a mauve brown matte shade. Pigmentation 4/5.
Peel – This is a berry red matte shade. Pigmentation 4/5.
Dessert – This is a chocolate brown matte shade. Pigmentation 4/5.
Nibble – This is an orangy brown matte shade. Pigmentation 3/5.
In One – This is a champagne shimmer shade which could be good to use as an inner corner or under the brow bone highlight. Pigmentation 3/5.
If you like warm tones then this palette will definitely be for you… yes you may have shades that are similar in other eyeshadow palettes but I wouldn’t pass this up. I love the packaging and the shades are gorgeous! I feel like the mattes perform a lot better than previous chocolate bar palettes and the shimmers are still as good quality. I highly recommend this palette and for the price I think its great. If you have blue eyes then this will especially be good for you because orange, reds and browns make blue eyes POP. If you’re a collector of these palettes then theres no question about getting it haha.
Thanks for reading!
Check out my other I Heart Makeup chocolate bar palette reviews if you’d like :-
1. Salted Caramel
2. Chocolate Vice
3. Chocolate and Peaches
4. Naked Chocolate
5. Chocolate Rose Gold
6. Mint Chocolate
7. Chocolate Elixir
8. I Heart Chocolate
See you in my next post…
– Jessica x