My only real vice is and always has been chocolate. When it comes to chocolate I’m a complete addict, I’d happily munch my way through a bar of chocolate every day (and I’m not talking about those little bars). So it’s no surprise that the Too Faced range of ‘chocolate makeup’ has always been on my beauty wish-list.
After being sent the Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar eye palette and Dark Chocolate Soleil bronzer, the first thing that struck me was the amazing smell! Each one is scented with an enticing smell of sweet chocolate, which is subtle and dreamy, without being too strong or overpowering.
In case you were wondering, yes, there is actual cocoa in the powders. Cocoa powder has amazing skin care benefits so it makes perfect sense that Too Faced would add chocolate to these ‘delicious’ products.
This cute eye palette has been designed to look like a bar of chocolate (which I love) and is packed full on 16 different shades. Each colour works well together, from; warm caramels, strong mochas, deep chocolate and frosted blueberry, giving you countless options to create a wide verity of different looks.
Too Faced eye shadows are famous for being highly pigmented and these are no exception. Each shade is deep in colour and glide on effortlessly. They also blend easily and last the whole day without fading or creasing.
The shades inside the Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Eye Palette are…
(warning: don’t read if you’re hungry!)
1. Licorice (matte)
2. Coconut Crème (matte)
3. Nougat (matte)
4. Truffled (matte)
5. Hot Fudge (shimmery)
6. Cocoa Chili (shimmery)
7. Pink Sugar (shimmery)
8. Puddin’ (matte)
9. Blueberry Swirl (shimmery)
10. Peanut Butter (matte)
11. Frosting (shimmery)
12. Rum Raisin (shimmery)
13. Mousse (matte)
14. Caramel (shimmery)
15. Bon Bon (shimmery)
16. Butter Pecan (shimmery)
I’ve been using the matte Coconut Crème with the shimmery Hot Fudge and Cocoa Chili for an effortless smokey eye look, but honestly I’d say that any combination would work well together.
The bronzer is equally good and long-lasting. It’s perfectly chocolaty in colour with no orange or gold undertones. I have the Dark Chocolate shade, which isn’t as dramatic and scary as it sounds. It’s a beautifully matte powder that creates a very real-looking sun kissed finish with no shimmer – and doesn’t look orange in any way. It’s very similar to Benefit’s Hoola bronzer but in a more durable compact and of course with the delicious scent of sweet chocolate. Also, the cocoa powder nourishes your skin to eliminate any dry patches or redness.
If you’re looking for a gift for any chocoholic, beauty junkies – I highly recommend you take a look at this range!