A while ago I reviewed the I Heart Makeup Death By Chocolate palette. I really liked it and lots of other people do too. Therefore I was really excited when I saw the White Chocolate version at the drugstore. I decided to buy it and give it a try as well. Lately I’ve really been into more high end eyeshadow palettes, so I was excited to see if this budget one could live up to my expectations. If you want to find out whether or not it did, keep on reading!
The Naked Chocolate palette comes in the same packaging as the Death By Chocolate palette, but instead of being dark brown it’s white. I’m still not sure whether or not I actually like the packaging of this palette since on one hand it looks kind of childish but on the other hand it does look kind of pretty, but what I do know is that I like the fact that there is a mirror inside the lid. That’s always a plus for me.
The Naked Chocolate palette consists out of 16 neutral eyeshadow colours. They are all quite cool toned, which usually isn’t really my cup of tea, but in this case I do really like it. I think out of the three Chocolate palettes by I Heart Makeup I like this one the most, even though it’s the furthest from what I would usually wear.
Here is an overview of the colours that come in this palette. There is a great mix between cool and warm toned shadows in this palette, which I think it great. I personally prefer wearing warm toned colours, but every now and then I don’t mind something I little more cool either. It’s great to have a palette which has both. I honestly think that that is quite impressive for a drugstore palette like this one.
The texture of the shadows is great. They are quite smooth and not extremely powdery, which I did expect regarding the fact this is a budget proof palette. The shadows are really nice to work with, they do fade a little bit easier than some more expensive eyeshadows would while blending, but overall it isn’t bad.
Onto the swatches.
Smoothly – Smoothly is barely visible on the swatch, but it’s a very pretty creamy white matte highlighting colour. It’s my favourite highlighter in this palette and I love how it goes with every single look I create using this palette.
Divine – Divine is a bit of a coppery metallic brown colour. It’s very warm and quite orange and not a colour I’d go for too often, but it is very pretty. I really like the metallic finish of it.
Mocha Lover – Mocha Lover is basically Divine but without the orange. Therefore I like it a little more than Divine. It’s actually one of my favourite crease colours in this palette.
Dipped – Dipped is basically Mocha Lover/Divine without the warm undertone. I wouldn’t call it cool toned, but it’s not as warm as the previous two colours. I really like this one. It’s fairly neutral and therefore it goes with lots of colours. It’s very versatile and I love using it.
Choc-fest – Choc-fest is more of a deep dark matte brown with a reddish undertone. It’s great for darkening up the crease but also perfect for darkening up the lower lash line.
Adorable – Next up is Adorable. Adorable is a semi-matte creamy shade. It’s perfect for highlighting as well as for using it all over the lid. It’s very neutral and therefore it’s the perfect everyday lid colour.
Buttons – Buttons is one of my favourite semi-matte browns in this palette. It’s not too warm but it does have a bit of warmth to it and it goes perfect with all of my looks. It’s kind of my go-to matte brown in this palette.
Frosted Choc – Frosted Choc is another coppery brown colour, but instead of having a metallic finish like Divine, it has more of a satin finish. I think it’s very pretty and I love how pigmented it is.
Delight – Delight is one of the more cool toned eyeshadows in this palette. It’s a very cool muddy brown colour. It’s not really my cup of tea, but it’s definitely not an ugly shade.
Sweet Shop – Sweet Shop is another warm matte brown colour. It’s pigmented, the texture of it is really nice and it’s super easy to blend. It’s a great colour!
Suger – Suger is kinda similar to Choc-Fest. The main difference is that it’s not as red. Overall I think it’s a great colour and it’s just like Choc-Fest great for darkening up the crease.
Double Dip – Double Dip is the gold colour in this palette. I personally think it’s a bit too orange for me, but aside from that it’s very pretty. I really like the finish and it is a very pigmented colour.
Tob-Le-Rone – Tob-Le-Rone is one of the disappointments in this palette. It’s supposed to be a great transition colour, but the pigmentation is really not that impressive. Too bad!
White – White is another matte brown shade. I love this one a lot. Even though there are quite a few shades in this palette similar to this, it’s still pretty special and absolutely stunning.
Milky – Milky is just like Tob-Le-Rone a bit of a disappointment. It’s not very pigmented, but well it does its job, so I’m okay with it.
Way – Way is the last colour in this palette. It’s another shimmery white shade and to be honest I absolutely hate it. I think the shimmer in this really ruins the colour. I really, really don’t like it.
Overall most colours in this palette are pretty pigmented, there are only a few exceptions. Considering the fact this palette costs less than 10 Euro’s I think it’s absolutely amazing. The only thing I actually dislike about this palette is that some shades are so similar. There are quite a few shades that are almost exactly the same, I think it would have been better if instead of those colours, I Heart Makeup would have included some more unique shades.
Overall I think the I Heart Makeup Naked Chocolate Palette is pretty great. It’s definitely a great palette for beginners since you get a lot of neutrals and the pigmentation is great. But if you’re like me and you’re used to more high end eyeshadows, this palette probably won’t impress you.
The I Heart Makeup Naked Chocolate Palette is available at the drugstore and online for €8,99.
That was it for today. I hope you enjoyed reading today’s review and let me know which budget proof palette is your current favourite!