Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette | Review, Swatches and Tutorials

Hi Everyone!
Hope you all are well :)

At the beginning of this year I bought my very first Too Faced eyeshadow palette. The original Chocolate Bar had been on my wish list for the longest time and I'm so thrilled that I bit the bullet and picked it up last January, it's now one of my all time favourite palettes! You can imagine how excited I was then to receive another eyeshadow palette in the series of chocolate inspired palettes by the brand. I had very high hopes for the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons palette due to how much I loved the original so let's see how I got on!


The Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons palette is the third eyeshadow palette of a series of chocolate inspired palettes by the brand. This palette follows the Chocolate Bar Palette as I have mentioned and the Semi Sweet Chocolate Palette which I am yet to try. This palette is similar to the original in the sense that there's a selection of neutral shades with pops of colour scattered throughout the palette along with the fact that the eyeshadows are infused with cocoa powder, hence the reasoning behind the name.

Unlike the other two palettes in the collection these eyeshadows are housed within a pink tin with a magnetic closure and there's a heart design on the front. Being that the shadows are enclosed within a tin you can be sure that the eyeshadows are well protected. The palette is very durable and ideal for travelling in my opinion. So now let's take a closer look at the shades!


Almond Truffle - Mauve toned eyeshadow with a matte finish
Satin Sheets - Pink toned highlight shade with a golden shimmer
Sprinkles - Light pink with gold shimmer, almost appears rose gold
Molasses Chip - Metallic copper/bronze shadow
Malted - Deep brown with red flecks, appears mostly matte on the skin

Cashew Chew - Light beige toned pink with a satin finish
Cotton Candy - Bubble gum pink with a frosty finish
Cafe au Lait - Golden taupe with a shimmer finish
Bordeaux - Matte red toned brown eyeshadow
Mocha - Warm toned medium brown
Blackcurrant - Deep plum/purple shade with pink and gold flecks. (A little on the chunky side but a nice shadow all the same)

Dark Truffle - Dark chocolate brown with shimmer finish
Pecan Praline - Matte light grey shade
Totally Fetch - Hot pink with shimmer finish
Earl Grey - Deep teal with shimmer. 
Divinity - Matte ivory eyeshadow

Swatches


L - R
(Almond Truffle, Satin Sheets, Sprinkles, Molasses Chip, Malted)


L - R
(Cashew Chew, Cotton Candy, Cafe au Lait, Bordeaux, Mocha, Blackcurrant)


L - R
(Dark Truffle, Pecan Praline, Totally Fetch, Earl Grey, Divinity)

There are sixteen eyeshadows included in this palette two of which are larger than the rest. Satin Sheets and Divinity work great as highlight shades and I love to use Divinity as a base all over my lid to give me a nice blank canvas to start out on. There's a nice range of colours to be found, the palette consists of a mix of cool and warm tones along with a variety of textures too, mattes, shimmers, and metallics all can be found in the palette. The eyeshadows are soft and buttery to the touch and they are very easy to blend. I really feel like Too Faced knock it out of the park when it comes to their eyeshadows, they are some of the best on the market.

I'm very pleased with this palette as a whole although I did note a couple of things about two eyeshadows in particular. Cashew Chew required a little more work than the other eyeshadows, the pigmentation just isn't great unless you apply layer upon layer. Earl Grey looks like a beautiful deep teal shade in the pan but it's a disappointing shadow for me because when applied to the lid it's more of a deep grey. Other than that though I've no issues with this palette, I think it's fantastic. I do prefer the original Chocolate Bar palette in terms of shade range but that's just personal preference :) 

I've linked two tutorials using the palette down below so feel free to check those out if you want to see the palette in action!


Tutorials







In terms of price and where to purchase, the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette retails at €47 and is available from Debenhams :)

Chat soon,
Eimear x

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