This week, Revolution launched two Tasty Mini Palettes; with the I Heart Revolution Avocado Mini Tasty Palette, and also the Peach Palette. The Mini Tasty Palettes are a brand new addition to the I Heart Revolution range, to join their full size Tasty palettes which are £10 and contain 18 shades. I already shared the Mini Peach Palette with you, which is a beauty but I think this Avocado palette is my favourite from the two..
I Heart Revolution Avocado Mini Tasty Palette
I Heart Revolution Avocado Mini Tasty Palette Ingredients
MICA, TALC, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, SILICA, TRIDECYL TRIMELLITATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, THEOBROMA CACAO SEED BUTTER, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, POLYISOBUTENE, DIMETHICONE, DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, POLYETHYLENE, HYDROGENATED POLYDECENE, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, SYNTHETIC WAX, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, POLYCAPRYLYLSILSESQUIOXANE, ISODODECANE, PHENOXYETHANOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TIN OXIDE. [+/- MAY CONTAIN (PEUT CONTENIR): CI 77891(TITANIUM DIOXIDE), CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77492 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET), CI 16035 (RED 40), CI 77510 (FERRIC FERROCYANIDE), CI 42090 (BLUE 1), CI 19140 (YELLOW 5), CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINE), CI 77266 (BLACK 2).
The I Heart Revolution Avocado Mini Tasty Palette is £6 and contains eight powder shadows. This is another palette that Revolution have named a ‘shadow’ palette rather than eyeshadow, so I think there must be shades which are not eye safe. In the Peach palette I could tell it was down to the very vibrant orange shade, but I can’t see any super bright shades in this one, or any that contain obvious chunky glitter that might not be eye safe but it could also be that maybe Revolution are calling the palettes ‘Shadow Palettes’ across the board.
There are a range of full size eighteen pan ‘Tasty’ palettes but I never bought any of them as they were too gimmicky for my liking and the colours never really reflected the theme of the palette. Plus the colour stories didn’t look anything special to be honest. However, both the I Heart Revolution Avocado Mini Tasty Palette and Peach Palette are right up my street, the shades look so pretty.
Inside the I Heart Revolution Avocado Mini Tasty Palette, there appears to be three matte shades, one satin, and four shimmer shades. I am not the most adventurous with colour, although I am getting better at experimenting more with my eye makeup looks. But I find that green is an easy colour to wear. It doesn’t look as bright or intimidating as reds or purples for example, and I love the mix of greens in this palette.
Instead of the lime green shade in the top corner, I think the I Heart Revolution Avocado Mini Tasty Palette would have been better with a pale green matte that could’ve been used in the crease for a transition shade as you can’t use the satin champagne, and the other two mattes are a dark brown and a dark green. I think a pale green or pale brown would’ve made the palette more cohesive, but I’m living for the beautiful metallic. shades.
In these swatches, the three bottom swatches show the shimmers as having duochrome finishes. I’m not a fan of swatch stencils as they don’t show a true representation of colour, texture or finish, and not only did this stencil remove the fake tan from the whole arm of the Revolution swatcher, it’s made the shimmers look uneven (especially the 1st and 4th swatch).
I don’t think the unevenness is down to the eyeshadow quality at all. I think it’s using swatch stencils with the tiniest avocado shapes that’s done it – so don’t let these swatches put you off, as they don’t do the shades justice at all.
I wish they’d just stick to normal strip stencils if they had to use them, or go back to their old style arm swatches that they used to. These swatches would actually put me off buying the palette, but the image with the broken pans showing the finishes of each shade, looks more promising. I am 100% buying this I Heart Revolution Avocado Mini Tasty Palette, and I can’t wait to try it and swatch it for myself.