Monday, 14 March 2016

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bon palette - review and swatches

Regular readers on Mummy's Beauty Corner know how obsessed I am with eyeshadow palettes so it's not a surprise that after couple of months of resisting it I finally gave in and got the new Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bon palette (£39). Strictly speaking I got it as one of my presents for Mother's Day but you can imagine that it was requested :) I love Too Faced palettes, adore their cute packaging and even though I certainly don't need another eyeshadow palette I just had to have the Chocolate palette family complete :) When the brand released the palette I thought that, apart from the packaging, there's nothing unique about the eyeshadows but the more reviews I saw the more I liked the look of them. And now I actually think many of them are quite different from what I already have in other palettes. As you have probably guessed I'm quite smitten with this palette and have been using it every single day since I got it and can't put it away.

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bon palette

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bon palette

Just like other Too Faced Chocolate palettes the packaging of Chocolate Bon Bon is made of sturdy tin and decorated with embossed hearts. The pink colour might not be for everyone's taste but I like the fun and girly aspect of this palette. Inside the palette there is 16 eyeshadows , 2 bigger sized highlighting shades and 14 heart shaped ones, with different finishes. The size of eyeshadows is the same as in the other Too Faced Chocolate palettes. And of course they're infused with Cocoa and smell deliciously like a chocolate.
The palette comes with a little Glamour Guide which futures three different looks created with the palette for all those who are new to the makeup game or want to experiment with different looks and don't quite know where to start.

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bon palette

The overall quality of these eyeshadows is really good, they're all well pigmented, very smooth and they blend easily without getting patchy. On my eyes they last without creasing or fading up to 10 hours, I always use some kind of primer underneath though. There are couple of shades that are a bit more crumbly and produce some fallout but the rest is very easy to work with. There are 4 eyeshadows with completely matte finish, 2 with satin finish, 1 matte with sparkles and 9 with shimmery finish.

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bon palette

First row
Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bon palette swatches

Almond Truffle - beautiful medium dark mauve shade with matte finish, perfect in the crease or all over the lid, nice and smooth texture.
Satin Sheets - buttery soft light pink with golden reflex, beautiful all over the lid or as a highlight in the inner corner or even on the cheeks.
Sprinkles - shimmery light pink with soft golden sheen, very pretty all over the lid, soft and smooth texture.
Molasses Chip - stunning coppery bronze with rose gold undertone, incredibly pigmented, it feels like a foiled eyeshadow.
Malted - dark chocolate brown with golden micro-sparkles which don't translate very much to the skin making it look quite matte, great pigmentation and texture.

Second row
Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bon palette swatches

Cashew Chew - light pink-y beige with satin finish, it's a bit on the sheerer side but it works great as transition/blending shade or even all over the lid for a minimal daytime look (I'm wearing it today with Mocha in the crease and they both created pretty subtle eye look), it's very smooth and soft.
Cotton Candy - baby pink with silvery frosty finish, nicely soft and smooth.
Café Au Lait - light taupe brown with silver micro-glitter, very sparkly (my picture doesn't do it justice) and it looks super pretty all over the lid.
Bordeaux - gorgeous dark burgundy brown with matte finish, great pigmentation and smooth texture.
Mocha - medium brown with warm undertones and matte finish, great as a crease shade.
Black Currant - dark purple with micro-sparkles, it's a bit crumbly and it definitely needs a good base to perform well on the eyes.

Third row
Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bon palette swatches

Dark Truffle - shimmery dark chocolate brown, great pigmentation and texture.
Pecan Praline - light taupe, great to blend out other shades or in the crease for some light definition, smooth texture.
Totally Fetch - bright fuchsia with blue iridescent, the texture is a bit drier but it works great on the eyes, well pigmented (if you need some inspiration on how to use this shade check my yesterday's pictures on Instagram :))
Earl Grey - shimmery blackened teal, quite unique shade, very well pigmented and the texture is soft and smooth.
Divinity - cream shade with semi matte finish, a bit powdery but it works well on the eyes, perfect for matte highlight in the inner corner, on the brow bone or to set the primer with.

I've had this palette only for a week but I've used all the shades on my eyes and I love how they perform. I also really like the colour selection, from basic cream shade through mid tone blending shades to dark ones for more defnition. All the pinks will be super pretty for Spring makeup looks. Keep an eye on my Friday's post as I will be sharing with you one of my makeup looks created with this palette. 

What are your thoughts on Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bon palette? Is it something you're tempted to get?



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