Makeup Revolution Chocolate Palettes Review & Swatches

Makeup Revolution Chocolate Palettes Review

Makeup Revolution recently launched some of their Chocolate Bar Palettes at Ulta so I thought I would post a review and swatches of the three that I own and have been using for a while. I actually purchased the Death by Chocolate and Naked Chocolate palettes a while back from the Tam Beauty website in the UK, and then I picked up the Golden Bar palette from Ulta about a month ago. I'm assuming the two I purchased from the UK are the same palettes they're selling at Ulta, even though they've been rebranded (in the UK they're under the I Heart Makeup line, which is part of Makeup Revolution).

Let's take a look!

These palettes appear to be inspired by the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palettes and while I don't think the formula is comparable to high-end, it's certainly worth the $15 for 16 shades. The shimmer shades are super buttery, almost creamy, and highly pigmented. Some of them are very smooth while others have a bit of chunkier, flaky fallout. The matte shades are a little drier and dustier, but they blend well. I recommend using a primer to help them adhere to the eyes a little better and to prolong the wear of the eyeshadows. But overall, these are definitely better than your average drugstore palette in terms of the formula, the cute packaging and the high-quality mirror inside. I do wish they included a brush vs the sponge-tipped applicator but it's not really that big of a deal to me.
Makeup Revolution Chocolate Palettes

Golden Bar Palette- 
This palette is filled with satin, shimmer, and metallic finishes in both warm and cool tones. The description on the Ulta website says that it has both matte and shimmer shades but I didn't find any mattes in this palette. Unfortunately, this means I usually have to dip into another palette when creating an eye look because I rarely do a full shimmery eye. That being said, the shimmers and metallics feel very buttery and creamy and the satiny shades go on very smooth and soft.

makeup revolution golden bar palette
Makeup Revolution Golden Bar Palette

makeup revolution golden bar palette swatches
Makeup Revolution Golden Bar Palette Swatches
Death by Chocolate Palette- 

If you're looking for a cool-toned palette, this is a great option! It has a pretty color range that spans from lighter taupe, brown, and silver to smokier gray and plum shades. It also has a nice mix of matte and shimmer finishes. On the ulta website, there are some reviews that claim that this is a dupe for the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette but it actually has a different color range. Makeup Revolution does have an almost exact dupe called I Heart Chocolate, but it's only available on their UK website (I did a review and comparison on my previous blog here).

makeup revolution death by chocolate palette
Death by Chocolate Palette

makeup revolution death by chocolate palette
Death by Chocolate Palette Swatches
Naked Chocolate Palette-
This one is my favorite of the three and the one I use the most. It has a beautiful range of rosy-toned neutrals in both matte and shimmer finishes. The color selection actually reminds me of the original Lorac Unzipped Palette with the rose gold, mauve, and bronzy shades.
makeup revolution naked chocolate palette
Naked Chocolate Palette

makeup revolution naked chocolate palette swatches
Naked Chocolate Palette Swatches

Overall, these are really fun palettes, especially for the price! As I said above, they aren't quite the same as a high-end palette in terms of pigmentation and blendability but they're better than other palettes at their price point. They're easy to work with and long-lasting if you use a primer, and the packaging is very sturdy and includes a high-quality mirror.

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  1. Thank you SO MUCH for this review! I just noticed the other day that my local Ulta was carrying these three palettes but there were no testers to sample. Wow, all three look good but I think the third one is my favorite as well as yours. Wish Ulta would/could carry the Salted Caramel one.

    1. YES! I've been wanting that one as well but I hate to order from the UK and pay all that shipping only to have it show up at Ulta soon. So I'm just gonna wait patiently. :)

  2. I agree with you completely, Jen, and I actually have to thank you for introducing me to the brand. I have all 9 Chocolate Bar palettes, all of which I purchased from the UK site; after purchasing one, I had to collect all of them! For the price point, they are fun to play with and perform better than the average drugstore eye shadow. -- Christina D.

    1. That's so awesome, Christina! I've been a MUR fan for so many years and now that they're at Ulta so many people are finally discovering them. Years ago when I first started reviewing their products I didn't know if anyone else was ordering from them or not. I'm so glad you did and that you like them too!:)

  3. I have the Golden Bar Palette and I love the shades! The maroon one on the bottom row is one of my favourites. I really do want to try the Naked Chocolate one because it looks like it's so up my street. I'm so glad that you reviewed these because I think that MUR are so underrated. xx Nikita

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    1. I agree Nikita, they really are underrated! When people think of drugstore palettes I think they don't always think of MUR. :)

  4. I have been dithering on the Naked Chocolate palette, so it's great to see these swatched. Thanks!

    On a related note, I was wondering if you are planning to migrate the "Holy Grail" section from your old site to here, or if that's now replaced by your "Favorites" category. I find both to be really helpful and interesting, but loved the easy reference of one Holy Grail post that I can return to often. Just curious!

    1. Hi Becky! Yes, I definitely plan to move it over here but first I need to update it and go through and replace all of the things that have changed since I created that list. Things have been crazy around here so I haven't had the time but it's on the list. I hope to do it soon! :)

    2. Cool, thanks for the update!

  5. I love your blog! Sometimes it's nicer to read than watch videos of commentary. I find myself coming here daily.

  6. Makeup Revolution has some really good products. Packaging of these are adorable and for the price, these palettes are bargain. They are not as good as the high end ones, but you can't complain :) Naked chocolate palette is beautiful!

    Ela BellaWorld


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