Testing Primark Makeup: Ps Chocolate Range

Hi lovlies, I am so sorry this post is slightly late but due to builders being a pain, it was very hard to take photos for the blog this week! But nobody panic I am back and ready for another review. 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 believe 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 PS 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 compare these 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 PS 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.

PS 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!

PS 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.

Thanks for reading,

Chloe x

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20 Comments

  1. March 18, 2018 / 9:29 pm

    I used to think Primark makeup was a bit rubbish, but since I got some last month I’ve changed my mind! The blush palette I have is lovely and I like the highlight from the chocolate range xx

    • BeingChloe173
      March 19, 2018 / 8:02 am

      I haven’t tried the blush palette, because I don’t tend to wear blush that often, but I know it will be cheap and so might get me into using blush more! Thanks for reading lovely xx

  2. March 19, 2018 / 9:06 am

    I’ve not tried any of Primarks makeup and I’m not really planning to. I think they are brilliant for what they are though and the low price tag is always a bonus.

    Thanks for sharing. Even though I’m not buying any it’s good to see what others think of them, just in case.

    • BeingChloe173
      March 19, 2018 / 9:16 am

      Thankyou so much for reading! I never really intended to buy them it was quite spontaneous! After hearing so much hype over them I wanted to test them out for myself! Although they are pretty good considering the price, I don’t think I will be reaching for them that often and will probably donate them to friends/family! x

  3. March 19, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    This is quite cool, I had no idea Primark did makeup as well! I’m not sure I’ll be testing them anytime soon, as I’ve just bought 2 Morphe palettes, but it’s good to know what they’re about.

    • BeingChloe173
      March 19, 2018 / 4:32 pm

      Morphe are my all time favourite palettes! Good choice! X

  4. March 19, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    Woow the pigment is so good on these makeup products really surprising!! Awesome post!!

    • BeingChloe173
      March 20, 2018 / 8:27 am

      Considering it is Primark makeup and they were all less than £6 its a pretty good deal! Thank’s for reading x

  5. March 19, 2018 / 11:53 pm

    Primark have surely flourished with their makeup range – although they have a long way to go, they’re most definitely proving they can get there! The palette looks gorgeous. xoxo
    http://www.beautynbrushes.co.uk

    • BeingChloe173
      March 20, 2018 / 8:31 am

      Exactly! They’re not the best products in the world, but they are by no means the worst! Maybe one day they will be really up to scratch, but theyre so cheap who cares! x

  6. March 20, 2018 / 4:30 pm

    I just heard of this store in a Patricia Bright Youtube Video 

    • BeingChloe173
      March 20, 2018 / 6:11 pm

      It’s massive in the UK!

    • BeingChloe173
      March 20, 2018 / 7:23 pm

      I love Primark, you can get some really nice stuff for such a good price!

  7. March 20, 2018 / 8:26 pm

    Very thorough review! I’ve never heard of Primark – are they a UK-only company?

    • BeingChloe173
      March 20, 2018 / 8:28 pm

      Thanks lovely! They might have them in other countries, I think its mainly European 🙂

  8. March 20, 2018 / 10:04 pm

    Im not very experienced with makeup and this will really help.What`s more the price tags are just right so that`s another positive.

    • BeingChloe173
      March 21, 2018 / 2:56 pm

      Exactly! At least you know that if you don’t like it, you didn’t waste lots of money 🙂

  9. March 26, 2018 / 2:17 pm

    I had no idea Primark did makeup as well! I’m curious to try them out, these colors look a bit more subtle but give just the right amount of pop of color!

    Best,

    Idora

    http://www.ajournalofstories.com

    • BeingChloe173
      March 26, 2018 / 7:16 pm

      Definitely! The chocolate range is very understated, but some of their other palettes like the Amber palette are much brighter x

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