10 Days 10 Neutral palettes
Day 5 and Day 6
Originally when Lucy and I started this challenge I did not want to repeat brands at all. I was debating between the Makeup Revolution / Revolution Beauty / I Heart Revolution Chocolate Gold palette and Revolution x SophDoesNails palette (which I usually refer to as the “Soph X palette.”) I chose the SophX palette and then I did not like my look. I was disappointed with the purple shade in the palette and decided that I wanted to scrap that look and use the Chocolate Gold palette. Then, when I was looking at the photos from the Soph X palette I realized they really aren’t bad at all. I think I was just having a bad day! I decided I would include both.
Day 6 – I Heart Revolution chocolate gold palette & Vintage lace blush palette
Also known as the I Heart Revolution Chocolate Golden Bar palette and the 24K Chocolate palette. Makeup Revolution/Revolution Beauty has several brands under the Revolution name and they have attempted to brand them all under the Revolution Beauty umbrella in the past. I think part of the issue is that when they came to Ulta in the US, they branded differently than they did in the UK and it’s just made the whole thing confusing. They seem to have given up trying to get everything branded the same and it’s still a little confusing because they go by Revolution Beauty on Facebook and their website but are still Makeup Revolution on Instagram. They really need to get it all branded as Revolution Beauty in my opinion!
This particular palette is under the I Heart Makeup/I Heart Revolution brand. Although the packaging is a “dupe” for Too Faced Chocolate Gold the shades are not a dupe for that palette. Revolution has made a name for themselves as a “dupe” or copy brand but most of what they put out is original and I feel that they have surpassed Too Faced when it comes to the chocolate bar collection. They have a staggering 41 chocolate palettes on their website. The palettes unfortunately vary wildly in quality. I currently own 5 eyeshadows and 1 cheek palette in the chocolate line and have decluttered a few.
Lucy has a massive chocolate palette collection that you can check out on her Instagram!
My Thoughts on the Revolution 24K Chocolate Gold Bar Palette
The chocolate gold bar palette performs surprisingly well for a $15 palette that is frequently on sale. It is a good mix of shimmery and matte shades and the mattes perform ok. This is not Colourpop’s matte formula, it is more in line with less pigmented mattes that you’d find in typical drugstore brands. However it is still usable and not one of those formulas that make you feel like you can’t even see it when you put it on!
It is mostly warm toned browns and peachy shades and it did perform well on my fair skin. Those with darker skin tones might find that the mattes are absolutely useless though so keep that in mind.
For this look I also grabbed the Makeup Revolution/Revolution Beauty Vintage Lace Blush palette. These are beautiful super-sparkly blushes with a lace pattern imprinted on them. No matter how hard I have ever tried, I cannot capture the sparkly glitter in these blushes! Not everyone loves a glittery blush but I like to pop it on when I want a little sparkle but not a full on highlight. There is also a Vintage Lace Highlight palette but I did not purchase it because I have so many hightlights already. I have used all 4 of these shades and while I do have to use the darkest shade sparingly it is what I am using in this look.
Day 5 – Makeup Revolution x Soph palette
When I first did my look with the SophX palette, the first collab between Revolution Beauty and SophDoesNails/SophDoesLife, I was disappointed in the look. I wanted the purple shade that I put under my eyes to be much more purple. On the eye it is nothing like it looks in the pan! It looks much more of a red-purple fuchsia shade on the eye. I guess I was having a bad day because I decided I was going to declutter the palette all togehter! Then, I saw the photos the next day and the look was not nearly as bad as I thought it was.
It is for sure not as good quality as the 24K Chocolate Gold palette but I am not going to declutter it just yet. I am going to use it a few more times so I can decide how I truly feel about it.
The Makeup Revolution x Soph palette has 3.25/5 stars on Revolution Beauty’s website. It is no longer available at Ulta.
Lucy’s Picks for Day 5 & Day 6
Textured Neutrals Vol 1 Palette
Queen of Hearts Palette
Day 6 –
- tarte Maracuja Creaseless undereye concealer 12N fair-light neutral
- tarte Tarteguard tinted moisturizer light
- Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Setting Powder
- Stila HUGE Extreme lash mascara
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow gel caramel
- Nudestix cheek and lip tint Belle
Day 5 –
- Osmotics Real skin flawless facial tint SPF 45 Light
- Osmotics concealer light
- Sleek Rule on eye pencil “Awake at midnight”
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow gel caramel
- Estee Lauder Sumptuous extreme mascara
- Colourpop Ultra satin lipstick Strip