When it comes to satisfying your cravings for sweetness, pretty color and irresistible packaging few do it better than Too Faced Cosmetics. The brand has been dishing out delectable palettes, and scintillating pigments for years which is why their candy inspired cosmetics are favored by beauty experts and trendsters everywhere!
One palette that has quickly become a cult fave is Chocolate Bon Bon. These alluring shadows come wrapped in cute candy bar packaging that would entice Willy Wonka himself and the aroma is to die for! Not only does it look chocolaty but it smells like it too which boosts your mood and titillates the senses.
Chocolate Bon Bon includes 16 heart shaped matte and shimmer shades in cool pops of color, sugary bights and everyday neutrals all infused with antioxidant rich cocoa powder. If this isn’t a good way to indulge in more chocolate without the added calories I don’t know what is!
The names of the shadows are also candy inspired including - Almond Truffle, Sprinkles, Cotton Candy and Dark Truffle to name a few. The shades are all quite fresh and usable if you like trendy, complexion friendly hues that compliment your wardrobe and style. The neutrals are great for subtle looks and the basics – brown (Bordeaux & Malted), beige (Almond Truffle), bronze (Dark Truffle), light brown (Mocha), light grey (Pecan Praline) and cream (Cashew Chew) are great for defining the crease, transitioning, blending and highlighting.
You also get popular lid colors that look great on everyone – Molasses Chip (metallic gold-bronze), Cafe au Lait (shimmery silver) and Satin Sheet (golden pink).
The bright colors include: fuchsia pink (Totally Fetch), shimmery amethyst (Black Currant) and light pink (Cotton Candy) to amp up your looks. The deep navy or sapphire (Ear Grey) is ideal for creating sultry smokey eyes.
What I like about this palette is that all of the matte and shimmer finishes correspond to the right shades. You don’t get any shimmery creams or sparkly browns when all you really need are solid contour shades to shape and blend. The palette doesn’t have a matte black which is always handy for increasing depth and deepening but this isn’t a deal breaker.
The texture of the shadows is very silky and smooth with little to no fall-out so they are easy to use and you don’t have to be an expert to make them look good. Although they do have great pigmentation I achieve best results when I apply them over primer for enhanced color and coverage. The palette is free of parabens, gluten and sulfates and also comes with a Glam Guide if you need a bit of inspiration or guidance.
I had no issues with fading or creasing and the colors lasted as long as my day did. The shadows blend beautifully and although many of the shades are quite simple I find myself reaching for them on a weekly basis and even pairing the pigments with others in my collection. The quality is great and you can create a wide variety of looks for all complexions and seasons. It is also handy for vacation and quite versatile since the shade Satin Sheets double as a face highlight!
I can definitely see why this is a favorite among makeup lovers and if you don’t have this combination of colors in your collection it is a great investment. Chocolate Bon Bon retails for $67.00 CAD / $49.00 U.S and you can get it at Sephora and TooFaced.Com which now ships to Canada!