Hi lovlies, I’m back! If you have been following my blog recently, you will know that I decided to do a testing Primark makeup series. If you haven’t seen the first post, you can read it here. I decided that my next post would be all about the Primark Chocolate range. If you have been on any form of social media recently, you will have noticed this range getting a lot of hype. Many people think that these products are a dupe for Too faced Chocolate palettes. Although I have never tried the Too Faced range (shock horror I know), I am going to test these as stand-alone items! Are these worth your money? Keep on reading to find out!
The Primark Chocolate Range
Every Item in this range costs less than £10, so you know that whatever the outcome is, you won’t have wasted loads of money (Unless you buy loads to test like I did). If you Primark to Too Faced prices, they are an absolute steal, and you are getting a lot for your money! Like the Too Faced range, all of these products smell like chocolate. Some white chocolate, and some milk chocolate… but chocolate nonetheless. I was not too particularly fussed about the smell, like do I really need my eyeshadow to smell delicious? No. Is it a nice added extra? I guess. The smell isn’t too overpowering which I was grateful for, but you will know it is there.
The range includes eyeshadow palettes, cheek palettes, with lipsticks, bronzers and glosses thrown in the mix too. Primark really went to town. So let’s get into the products I bought.
The Primark Chocolate Contour and eyeshadow palette
This is probably the most hyped over product in this range. The packaging is a brown chocolate bar with melted chocolate at the top, with beautiful gold writing. Like the Amber palette, it is simply cardboard with no mirror, but for £6 it is pretty decent. I do really like the packaging, it really conveys the chocolate theme. The palette comes with 8 eyeshadows, each at 2g, considerably more than lots of other palettes I have. As well as this the 2 face pans are 5g each and so you are getting a lot of product for your £6 pounds. The pan shapes are a mixture of squares, rectangles and hearts which I think is really cute. All of the shades are warm neutral shades, focusing mainly on brown ‘chocolate’ colours. There is a mixture of mattes and shimmers so you can create a variety of looks, but overall I am not massively impressed by this palette.
Don’t get me wrong, it is not a bad palette, however, the shades just don’t blow me away. The colours are all very similar and I have lots of shades like them in my collection, I don’t think I will be reaching for this as often. The shadows are actually quite pigmented, and do blend really well, and so If you don’t have shades like this, or are looking for a more neutral palette, then yes this would be great! In terms of the ‘contour’ aspect, I am not convinced. The two larger ‘face’ pans are a highlight and a peachy shade. Where is my contour at?! You could definitely use some of the shadows for contouring, but the pans are small so you will probably just make a mess. Overall, a decent palette if you want an all neutrals, but I believe the Makeup Revolution palettes at £4 are probably better.
PS Chocolate Eyeshadow palette
Another eyeshadow palette! But this time its mini! I believe there is another smaller eyeshadow palette as well, however, I couldn’t see it in my Primark. This one is centred around the white chocolate theme … and you guessed it, smells like white chocolate! The packaging is a little white chocolate bar, I love it, it reminds me of the Milky bar kid! This one I am a bit underwhelmed with. I understand the purpose, a small palette can be really handy when it comes to storage and travelling, but the colours are a bit meh. Like what am I going to do with these three shades? There are 2 mattes and 1 shimmer, all at 2.5g each, so loooadds of product. But the choice of shades is a bit strange. A bright silver, which is beautiful, a cool toned brown and a super warm brown. All beautiful shades, but it is very hard to create a look with just this palette. I would have much-preferred lots of shadows, with a smaller pan size, that could still be in a small, portable palette. It is only £3, so I am not mad at it, but I think better shades could have been included.
Primark Chocolate Cheek palette
I think this is probably my favourite product out of the whole range. This palette looks like a smaller version of the contour and eyeshadow palette, but on the inside, the pans are all heart-shaped. So cute it gives me heart eyes. The palette includes a gold highlighter, two blushes and a contour/bronzer shade. I didn’t think I would be a big fan initially, one of the main reasons being that I don’t tend to wear blush! Both of the blushes are beautiful, but I much prefer ‘chocolate orange’ which is less in your face! Both are super pigmented, so use a light hand or you will look like a clown… like I initially did. But I now really like these blushes.
Vanilla Cream is the highlighter of the palette. It is a pale gold colour, so I thought it would look strange on my pale ass skin. But it actually looks really pretty. I have heard many people say that this highlighter is ‘chunky’, but I disagree! It isn’t super glowy but builds up nicely to give a subtle highlight. Finally, the palette includes a bronzer. I still can’t decide whether this shade is cool or warm-toned, I think it is somewhere in between. I don’t think it is a good contour shade for me but works well to add a nice warmth to my skin. Overall a great palette, and for £4, it is a steal!
PS. I am aware there is a stand-alone bronzer, but as I don’t like shimmer bronzers, I opted out of buying it!
Primark Chocolate Lip kit – Creme caramel.
There were two chocolate lip kits to choose from, but I decided to buy the Creme Caramel one. The kit includes a molten gloss and lip liner. I was initially so excited about this product… until I realised they were metallic! I still decided to give them ago and they both perform really nice! The gloss is opaque and goes on really smoothly, and isn’t too sticky (I hate it when that happens). The liner is really creamy and glides on like a dream! Due to them being metallic, I don’t think I will get a lot of use out of them, but if you like that kind of style, then you will like these! Again it smells like chocolate so keep that in mind, if you don’t like it on the lips.
So that is the PS chocolate range! I know I didn’t include every product but as I knew I wouldn’t like some of the products I chose not to include them as they would be biased!
Have you tried this range? Or do you have the Too Faced chocolate palette? Do you think its similar? Let me know in the comments.
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