The Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons palette was something that I immediately lusted for after I saw images of it appear online. From the adorably pink case, to the heart shaped eyeshadow pans that smell like chocolate, who could really resist? I also own the original Chocolate Bar Palette and it is well loved and well used. Many colors hit the pan which is a pretty good indication on my part. Today I will share product details and images as well as my first impressions of the palette. I have worn some of the colors contained in the palette for a couple of days now. Let's begin, shall we? Kindly scroll below.
It is officially described as a candy-coated confection of heart shaped shadows that contains 16 matte and shimmer shades that are infused with antioxidant rich cocoa powder. Fourteen of the shadows are in heart shaped pans while two are in larger rectangular-shaped pans. It contains shades that are primarily neutral with pops of bright colors, notably three varied hues of pink.
The colors contained in the palette: Almond Truffle, Satin Sheets (rectangular pan), Sprinkles, Molasses Chip, Malted, Cashew Chew, Cotton Candy, Café Au Lait, Bordeaux, Mocha, Black Currant, Dark Truffle, Pecan Praline, Totally Fetch, Earl Grey, Divinity (rectangular pan)
The colors had good pigmentation when swatched. Of the colors I've worn so far, they applied smoothly, and were easy to work with using a combination of my small eyeshadow and blending brushes. Of the colors pictured from the pan above, I used Almond Truffle which is a beautiful transition shade and Dark Truffle for my crease. These colors really come to life when applied with Too Faced's Shadow Insurance primer. The colors that I swatched below were done on my bare skin with no primer. As you can see the colors show up beautifully. The only color that felt a little crumbly when swatched was Totally Fetch. All the other colors picked up quite well with one swipe of my finger.
On to the other side of the palette. A standout shade here is Molasses Chip. One swipe and Wow! I would describe the color as a shimmery champagne golden, perfect for the inner corner or all over the eyelid. These colors were also swatched without primer and they were smooth and silky to the touch and pigmented. Bordeaux is another stand out shade for me, it's a beautiful warm matte brown that I know I will find my brush dipping into again and again.
A short video snippet of the palette below. Press Play.
My Initial Impressions:
This palette is appealing to me in so many ways. Aside from the adorable packaging, I think it contains a balance of wearable and coordinated shades that are cool, warm and neutral. If you've read some of my earlier posts, you know I love colors in the neutral family, and this palette delivers as it contains a mixture of neutrals that range from warm, to medium to dark. For the makeup aficionado that loves shimmery finishes, this palette would also be an ideal match. The palette does contain more shimmery shades than that of the matte variety, 6 matte shades, while 1o are shimmery to be exact. A variety of looks can be achieved, therefore, with this palette. I am happy to add this to my collection and look forward to using it in my rotation. The Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow palette retails for $49. It is the kind of indulgence that I've admittedly found hard to resist.
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