Hi there Lovelies!
We've all seen a million reviews and lusted over that other famous chocolate bar inspired eyeshadow palette over the last six months or so but up until recently we've had no drugstore alternative to turn to, until now! Makeup Revolutions sister brand I Heart Makeup have released a pretty darn similar product at a fraction of the price point, well theres actually two palettes but today I'll be reviewing Death By Chocolate! Now I'm yet to take the plunge for the pricier option so sadly I cannot compare the two so I'll just be reviewing the quality of the product. Knowing me at some point I'll cave and do a comparison post, but my no buy isn't allowing that just yet...
Death By Chocolate is priced at a mere £7.99 (keep a look out for discount codes as there normally is one floating about) for 16 shadows so this definitely files under the "bargain" category. It boasts a variety of finishes from mattes, satins to more metallic shades which gives the palette a ton of versatility. I'm really enjoying the addition of the purple shade to contrast all those neutrals, it also works perfect with the gold toned shades on the lower lash line. The matte shades are a little dry, but on a whole all affordable mattes are, but are easy to work with on the eye and actually perform better than the swatches show. Oh and as always, my swatches really don't do the colours any justice.
I've purchased a few Makeup Revolution palettes over the past few months and this is definitely the one I've been reaching for the most. I love the variety in cooler and warmer neutrals and the option to add a pop of colour if i choose to. The matte shades are a great addition to this palette as you have a matte highlight, one that works as a transition and a black, everything you could possibly need in a palette! The shade selection gets a massive thumbs up from me! The palette itself isn't really my cup of tea but the plastic feels sturdy enough with a nice large mirror inside for on the go application. The only other downside i could pick out is that you do get some fall out during application, which is easily remedied by doing your eye makeup first, so not really a big complaint! The swatches below were done on bare skin with no primer.
White Light - Don't Let Go - Break Me Up - Consume Me - All is Lost
Lick Me - Fool's Gold - One More Bar - Devour Me - Tear The Wrapper - Love You To Death
Pray for Me - Dipped - Tease Me - Set Me Free - Bring Down Angels
Overall Death By Chocolate gets a big thumbs up for me. While i wouldn't put it quite in my holy grail palettes just yet I'm really enjoying using it on a daily basis. It is sure to be a hit for all you neutral fans out there. I'd be lying if i said i didn't have my eye on the other Chocolate palette in the range... What can i say? I'm a sucker for neutrals!
If you're in the market for a new affordable neutrals palette with a bit of a twist i highly recommend checking this one out!
You can find it online on the Makeup Revolution website here.