Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette ($49) is a new, permanent eyeshadow palette that launched with the Too Faced Spring 2016 Collection which includes 16 Too Faced Eyeshadows in a variety of chocolate inspired shades with pops of candy hues.
The Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette is the third chocolate inspired eyeshadow palette to join the Too Faced of chocolate products like the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette and Semi-Sweet Chocolate Palette that released over the last two years.
I honestly like the Chocolate Eyeshadow Palettes so I was quite happy they decided to do another one. These collections always remind me of Valentine’s Day due to the hearts that Too Faced embraces lately on much of their packaging from blushes to bronzers. If you follow Japanese brands you might also feel like the hearts kinda remind you of Lavshuca’s packaging!
For the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette the brand went all out with the heart packaging! Even the shadow wells are small little heart shapes. I’m a kid at heart and I love cute packaging like this!
Let’s take a look!
The Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow comes housed in a pretty pink tin compact with hearts decorating the front. Opening the palette reveals 14 little heart shaped eyeshadows and two rectangle eyeshadows for a total of 16 eyeshadow shades in matte and shimmer finishes. Each shadow name is written on the palette. Too Faced includes a how to get the look guide with easy instructions to create three different looks as well.
The palette is dominated by nude, natural chocolate-y shades of eyeshadow but there are little pops of color here and there like bright pink and plum. At a glance I felt these pinks and purples were very out of place and I was skeptical I’d be able to incorporate them into a look primarily made up of chocolate eyeshadow shades. But they actually are easy enough to slip into your looks and they even add a little fun to the standard natural eye look. For my look below I slipped a little of the hot pink shade, Totally Fetch, onto my lower lash line and it added a little playful candy pop to my eyes. I was thinking it would look pretty fierce blended at the outer corner of my eye as well! I’ll have to try that out next! 14 of these shades are brand new where as two are repromoted shades from past palettes.
I think the Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow has a nice combination of both matte and shimmer eyehadows. The mattes all have a very soft, silky consistency that apply beautifully on lids. I’m not a huge supporter of matte eyeshadows but when done right I really enjoy them and these all had a beautiful texture. Although a few of the shades wore best over primer such as Cashew Chew and Almond Truffle that tend to sheer out without primer under them. The shimmers have a soft, creamy consistency with some fall out but nothing too dramatic. These are Too Faced’s standard formula with intense color pay off and a velvety almost cream-like consistency. They blend and apply flawless on my eyes. Some of their shimmers do have a metallic frosty finish which can easily be diffused with proper blending.
As I mentioned above the palette is primarily made up of browns but there’s also a good deal of other shades here as well like softer taupes, soft dusky matte roses, and even plums. It seems a mismatch of shades but they colors all worth quite well together.
The Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette takes us outside the realms of the same old brown eyeshadow palette and evokes a little playful color into the typical smoky brown eye look! I liked this palette a lot. The eyeshadows were easy to work with and blended well with plenty of pigment and it gave me the option to go soft and neutral, natural and elegant, or even allowed me to have a little fun with my standard natural eye look!
If you liked the past Chocolate Bar Palettes I’m positive you’ll adore the Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette.
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