Hello babs! Sorry it’s another chocolate palette post but I’ve got so many to get through and really wanted to try and review the new ones I got a few days ago… so I really hope you don’t mind 🙂 The one I’m going to be talking about today is the Peanut Butter Cup which is exclusive to the Chocolate Heart gift set for Christmas (I know I said in a previous post that I wasn’t going to get the set but it was on sale for half price so that gave me justification for picking it up haha). I got mine from the RevolutionBeauty website for £15 at the time instead of £30 but it is also available on Superdrug. 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.
As always with the other chocolate palettes… the shadows come in a shiny plastic rectangular packaging. This one is an orangey brown sort of colour with a darker brown 3D melted chocolate effect on the front. The palette flips open and has a click shut mechanism. Inside it has a full size mirror and the shade names are printed underneath each eyeshadow.
I actually love the colours they went for with the packaging as I think it really represents peanut butter cups! *Fun fact – I actually don’t like peanut butter oops* This palette does have a particular smell which is quite similar to the rest of the chocolate palettes but I feel like it has a hint of something else going on which I can’t quite work out… it does smell good though and again it’s not too overpowering for those who may be sensitive to scented products. Upon first glance I really like the colour theme they went with for this palette as it does stick around the theme of peanut butter and chocolate. I do think you can get quite a few different looks with this palette as it has lots of nice neutral shades but it also has a black and a darker purple-black so that you can deepen up looks should you wish. The palette has 10 mattes and 8 shimmers which is a good ratio for me as I prefer more mattes to shimmers but the shimmers they have put in are good as you can get quite a number of different looks. I like how they have put a pop of yellow in and one of the shimmers called Foil is quite unique in colour. The pigmentation overall of the shadows is actually quite good, only the black, purple-brown and dark brown struggled with slight patchiness but that can be solved with putting in a little more time and effort when building up and blending.
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)
Caramel – This is an orangey gold shimmer. Pigmentation 4/5.
Smooth – This is a terracotta orange matte shade. Pigmentation 3.5/5.
Crunchy – This is a bronzy orange shimmer. Pigmentation 5/5.
Case – This is a black matte shade. Pigmentation 3/5 as slightly patchy.
Shell – This is a cream matte shade which is basically the colour of my skin tone. It could be good to use to set a lid primer/base. Pigmentation 3/5.
Pieces – This is an orange shimmer. Pigmentation 4/5.
Cashew – This is a bone matte shade which could be good to use to set a lid primer/base. Pigmentation 3.5/5.
Cocoa – This is a chocolate-brown matte shade. Pigmentation 3/5 as slightly patchy.
Cinder – This is a brown silver duo chrome shimmer (reminds me of MAC blue-brown). Pigmentation 4/5.
Chunk – This is a peachy orange matte shade. Pigmentation 3/5.
Honey – This is a yellow matte shade. Pigmentation 3/5.
Nutty – This is a red-orange shimmer. Pigmentation 4/5.
Delish – This is a pinky brown matte shade. Pigmentation 3/5.
Peanut Butter – This is a light brown matte shade which could be good to use as a transition shade in the crease. Pigmentation 3/5.
Cup – This is a purple-brown matte shade. Pigmentation 3/5 as slightly patchy.
Salty – This is a white silver shimmer which could be good to use as an inner corner or under the brow highlight. Pigmentation 5/5.
Milk Chocolate – This is a taupe brown matte shade which could be good to use as a transition shade in the crease. Pigmentation 3/5.
Foil – This is a lilac silver duo chrome shimmer. Pigmentation 4/5.
I am really digging this palette and definitely think it will be one I grab for quite a lot!! I really like the colour theme of the palette and if you’re someone who’s into neutral shades then you’ll definitely enjoy this one. The palette worked nice overall as the pigmentation was good and the shades blended well. I hope they release this palette separately because I really recommend getting this palette, it just sucks that it’s in a gift set at the moment… if you like the look of the other things in the set then definitely get it but if you only want this palette then you could risk waiting for it to be released separately but that’s entirely your choice…
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
13. Strawberry Cheesecake