This is the first Too Faced product I’ve ever used, I picked this up when I returned the Marc Jacobs Lolita palette. (Click here to be taken to that review) I was going to replace it with a Naked 2, but I really wanted to try something new. I’ve seen this palette in a few videos, and I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about their products. So here we go!
This palette is made with Cocoa Powder and based on the Chocolate Soleil Bronzers. All of the companies Chocolate products were born because the Co-Founder had the idea to use Cocoa powder in cosmetics after having a Chocolate Facial. I personally think that is pretty awesome!!!
It absolutely smells like chocolate when you open it, which is sort of strange for me because I keep wanting to eat it! >:) I’ve also found that as I walk around with these shadows on I can smell them, which is even more strange because I keep getting random dessert smells that make me hungry!
The packaging is so cute I could die. It’s in a tin that looks like a candy bar. While it is cute, it’s not really strong. You can squeeze it and it gives, I think it would crush very easily, it also has a magnet closure that’s not very strong at all. I’m gonna say not really travel friendly, unless secured.
These shadows do have names, but are only featured on the removable slip cover inside the palette, and on the back of the box it comes in. Honestly you could cut the section off the back of the box and tape it to the back of the palette if you really needed to know the names of each color! Or keep the slip cover, I stuck mine in the frame of my vanity mirror.
Inside this candy bar are 16 shadows, 14 regular sized colors, both matte and shimmer, and 2 double sized highlight colors, (genius) one matte and one shimmer. The color options are wonderful, this is a natural palette but with more that just browns. I also really enjoy how the two sides of the palette are sort of their own smaller palettes. I’m not sure if they intended it to be this way, but its neat.
The above swatch is on my forearm, with no primer. These shadows last pretty long, but if you’re like me and you have semi-hooded eyes you will want to use a primer, as I have had some creasing with these. I think the best part for me is that the glitter shades retain their glitter even after blending. I noticed this the first time I use Gilded Ganache in my crease with a MAC 217. Usually the flecks of glitter get brushed off as fallout…. but not with these! They actually have very little fallout, which is fantastic!
This also came with a little booklet with three “How To” looks. This is the most dramatic of the three, and uses all of the shimmer and glitter shades. This look had a little too many shimmer shades for my eyelids, but I still love it!
There is only one color I don’t care for, and that is Champagne Truffle. It’s a SUPER shimmery highlight shade and it accentuates my skin texture and wrinkles. I did use it in the above photo, but I added White Chocolate on top to calm the shimmer down.
Overall I am very pleased with this purchase. I love this palette, and its amazing smells. I would re-purchase this, and I will be trying more Too Faced products in the future!
I paid $49 for this at Sephora, which breaks down to about $3 per shadow.
What do you think, have you tried this palette yet?
14 Eye Shadows, each Net Wt. 0.95 g / 0.03 Oz. Total Net Wt. 13.3 g / 0.42 Oz., 2 Eye Shadows each Net Wt. 2.8 g / 0.10 Oz. Total Net Wt. 5.6 g / 0.20 Oz.
Cherry Cordial, Crème Brulee, Hazelnut, Milk Chocolate, Triple Fudge, White Chocolate
Talc, Mica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Polyethylene, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Silica, Sorbic Acid, Vanillin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder, Boron Nitride. May Contain/Peut Contenir/(+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).
Amaretto, Black Forest Truffle, Champagne Truffle, Haute Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Semi-Sweet, Strawberry Bon Bon
Talc, Mica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Polyethylene, Sorbic Acid, Vanillin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder, Tin Oxide, Boron Nitride, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain/Peut Contenir/(+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140) Aluminum Powder (CI 77000).
Candied Violet, Gilded Ganache, Marzipan
Mica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Sodium Saccharin, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Silica, Boron Nitride, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Polyethylene, Sorbic Acid, Vanillin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder, Tin Oxide , Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain/Peut Contenir/(+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Bronze Powder (CI 77400).