Although it may be said that I own way too many eye shadows, I personally believe that this isn’t possible. There is something about eye shadow, and I love how I can be really creative with colour or just simply enhance my natural eye colour with a sweep of powder. It’s a very expressive form of make up, and I adore it. Although I have recently been flitting between just three palettes lately; my custom Make Up Geek palette, The Estée Edit palette and Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly palette, I have found that the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons palette has been taking over. A candy inspired confection of heart shaped shadows, this palette is absolutely beautiful.
I haven’t actually got the Too Faced Chocolate and Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar palette, and considering the hype that was built up around them, I’m totally shocked that I haven’t succumbed to the chocolate scented goodness. Instead, I went for the Too Faced Chocolate Bons Bons Palette, and I have been finding that I can create a huge array of looks from the 16 eye shadows within. I do find that this palette is used more for work as not only is the tin nice and sturdy to stop damage to the shadows but the mirror inside is substantial enough to use to make up my whole face. Not only that, but the colours are a mixture of matte and shimmer formulas, in a varied selection of nudes and neutrals to vivid pops of colour, with two dreamy highlighter shades. As a creature of habit when it comes to my work make up face, I do stick to the same three shades, however, I have been experimenting with the gorgeous hot pink ‘Totally Fetch’ shade and the seriously smokey ‘Earl Grey’ to add some fun to my standard look.
Top – Bottom: Almond Truffle, Sprinkles, Molasses Chip, Malted
Top to Bottom: Cashew Chew, Cotton Candy, Cafe Au Lait, Bordeaux
Top to Bottom: Mocha, Black Currant, Dark Truffle, Pecan Praline
Top to Bottom: Totally Fetch, Earl Grey, Satin Sheets, Divinity
The formulation of the shades is of the highest quality and one sweep of the brush gives a wash of colour that can be built up to a more opaque finish or left for a sheer flush of colour. Buildable and blendable, it’s really easy to work the colours onto the eye, and worn with an eye primer, longevity is around 9 hours. There’s minimal fall out, even with the shimmery shades, which makes a huge difference to previous Too Faced shades, and the piece de resistance is quite obviously the heart shaped pans.
As the quality and colours of the Too Faced Chocolate Bons Bons Palette is so fantastic, it has really affirmed to me that I do need to get my mitts on the original Chocolate Bar and Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar palettes. Heck, I might even trade in all my make up and just use Too Faced. It won’t be so difficult, especially now I have so much.
*Contains PR Samples