Hello babs! I apologise that I haven’t blogged in over a week or so but that was because I was sunning myself up in Mexico… but I’m back at it now and I’m coming back with an exciting post because 1. it’s a chocolate bar palette review (which I haven’t done in so long) and 2. it’s one of the exclusive ones from their Christmas gift set (I know I said in my previous post that I wasn’t going to get the set but I actually didn’t… I saw this for sale individually on Depop so I snatched it right up!!) Like I said this is an exclusive at the moment so I’m not sure whether they will release it on it’s own or not but I thought I’d review it incase you’re someone who is looking into buying the set that it comes in…
The net weight of the palette is 0.63oz / 18g
Just like the other chocolate palette the shadows come in a shiny plastic packaging and this one is a pale pink colour (very similar but slightly lighter than the Pink Fizz palette). As always it has the 3D melted chocolate effect on the front, it flips open and has a click shut mechanism. The palette comes with a full size mirror and it has the shade names printed underneath the shadows whereas before they were on a plastic removable sheet. What I like about the new palettes is that there are more shades as they have gotten rid of those annoying dual ended sponge applicators.
Like I said in regards to packaging this is very similar in colour to the Pink Fizz palette but there is a noticeable difference in colour… this one is more paler than the other. I noticed straight away when opening the palette that this has a lovely scent of strawberry which is not too overpowering but just be careful incase you are sensitive to scented products… Getting on the actual shadows, from first glance at the palette this is a very pink/red themed palette which I like as it fits with the theme of strawberries!! I do feel like you can only get a few different looks from this palette as a lot of the looks will incorporate the same types of tones with not much variation due to the shade theme of the palette. I do however like that they have given us a few browns to work with so that we can try and deepen up the looks should we wish to do so. However, there isn’t really a transition shade as such but you could depending on your skin tone get away with the shade Base or Biscuit as a transition… that being said you don’t have to use your typical neutral transition shades, you could always use pinks in your crease as transitions. This palette has a good ratio of mattes to shimmers which I like, there are 8 shimmers and 10 matte shades. The pigmentation overall of these shadows were good but some of the paler shimmers needed a little building up but you could always use your finger or a damp brush.
Disclaimer: Don’t always rely on swatches of shadows because sometimes they perform better on the eyes than they do in the swatches or vice versa… I just like to show swatches so you get an idea on what the colours look like.
(Without and with flash)
Fluff – This is a white silver shimmer which could be good to use as an inner corner or under the brow highlight. Pigmentation 3/5.
Flavour – This is a cherry red matte shade. Pigmentation 3/5.
Slice – This is a bronzy gold foil like shade. Pigmentation 5/5.
Butter – This is a pale yellow matte shade which could be good to set an eyelid primer/base. Pigmentation 2.5/5.
Baby – This is a pale pink shimmer which could be good to use as an inner corner or under the brow highlight. Pigmentation 3/5.
Juicy – This is a berry pink matte. Pigmentation 3/5.
Earth – This is a dark brown matte shade which could be good to use to deepen up looks. Pigmentation 3/5.
Pinch – This is a peach matte shade. Pigmentation 2/5.
Fraise – This is a reddy pink shimmer. Pigmentation 4/5.
Strawberry – This is a coral pink matte shade which has a slight glitters within it. Pigmentation 3.5/5.
Syrup – This is a purple pink shimmer. Pigmentation 4/5.
Base – This is a pale orange matte shade which could be good to use to set an eyelid primer/base or use as a transition shade. Pigmentation 3/5.
Drizzle – This is a pink shimmer. Pigmentation 4/5.
Biscuit – This is a muted orange matte shade which could be good to use as a transition shade depending on the skin tone. Pigmentation 3.5/5.
Forever – This is a silver shimmer with a brown shift to it (quite unique). Pigmentation 4.5/5.
Pour – This is a brown matte shade which could be good to use to deepen up looks. Pigmentation 3/5.
Petal – This is a pale pink shimmer which could be good to use as an inner corner or under the brow highlight. Pigmentation 2.5/5.
Sugar – This is yellow shimmer which could be good to use as an inner corner or under the brow highlight. Pigmentation 3/5.
I do think this is a very pretty palette and if you’re into these sorts of shades then you will definitely like this as the pigmentation overall is pretty decent. The blendability of the shades as well is overall quite good. As this is at the moment an exclusive I would have to say you need to be well into this palette if you want to pick it up in the set. However you may not want it that bad so maybe wait and see if it’s released separately but its whether you want to take the risk or not. I’m glad I got mine as I am a collector of these palettes… yes maybe it’s not one I will reach for that often but it is a very nice palette and I would recommend it as it does work well but again its whether you want it bad enough to buy it in the set or wait and see if they hopefully release it separately…
Thanks for reading!
The other chocolate palettes I have reviewed will be linked down below if you want to check them out…
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
9. Chocolate Orange
10. Pink Fizz
11. Chocolate Love
12. 24K Gold