Boy it’s been a while! But it’s safe to say I am thankfully finished my Bachelor of Arts (Professional and Creative Writing/Journalism) and Bachelor of Science (Biology)! It’s been a very stressful few weeks with my final exams and applying for post graduate courses, but I’m back and I’ve got a boat load of new products (at least new for me) to share with you all. I ventured out to the opening of the new section of Chadstone with my boyfriend last weekend to look at the next Mecca Maxima and picked up the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons palette. It was a pretty tough decision between this and NikkieTutorial’s The Power of Makeup — and it was definitely a hard sell on the latter by the sales assistant helping me, but I just couldn’t justify the $80 on a palette that is getting such mixed reviews in comparison to a tried and test favourite of so many that was only $70.
So in this little beauty you get 16 shades, 2 of which are traditionally in the larger pans as a base shade. I’ve denoted the larger pans with an asterisk, but overall there is not a shadow in this palette that I did not find myself loving. With a large number of versatile browns and pinks this is the perfect nude palette while really working into the blushed trend which is really at it’s height right now. I love the versatility which can come from these shades and there’s just the right amount of bold and beautiful colours to keep things interesting while still creating wearable looks. The shades are as follows:
- Cotton Candy
- Almond Truffle
- Pecan Praline
- Totally Fetch
- Dark Truffle
- Cashew Chew
- Satin Sheets*
- Earl Grey
- Black Currant
- Café au Lait
- Molasses Chip
Each of the colours swatched on my skin (no primer) absolutely beautifully, the one thing you can guarantee with Too Faced is a buttery consistency, and these are no exception. The other thing you can expect is pigmentation, none of these shades lacks in the pigmentation department, and neither do they shy away from the shimmer and glitter. With a perfect mixture of shimmers, glitters and mattes, the looks you could create with this palette really are endless and I never thought I would find myself saying this but this palette hands down is my favourite from Too Faced, even moreso than my beloved Chocolate Bar Semi Sweet which I talk about non-stop to anyone who will listen.
The other thing you can expect from this palette and really any of the chocolate bars is quality packaging, it’s the same magnetic metal case you would find in any of the other palettes and I have to say I prefer it over the felt of the Urban Decay Naked Palette or Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance, which while gives a luxurious feel just really gets dirt and messy for someone like me who travels so much. The downside of these cases being if you drop them such as I do in my usual fashion (I can’t go without taking a photo of something nice and new without dropping it and cracking half a shade, today’s casulty is Bordeaux, which is a shame because it’s such a lovely colour) the case really doesn’t offer much of a buffer against hard tiles. Then again, that’s just me being super clumsy with expensive things I ought to care more about.
Overall, this one is definitely worth checking out, particularly if you’re looking for something versatile and in a nice price point in comparison to some of the other palettes on the market. Overall this is like a perfect football team of a palette — all of the colours work together to create something unique and beautiful in relation to their own dynamic. The added bonus to going to the Mecca opening was that I also received a Melted Lipstick in Dream House (FOR FREE!!!) from the giving tree outside for spending more than $65, so that was a total bonus, because it’s the perfect Barbie Pink for Halloween. I’ve also heard that a Mecca Maxima will be opening in Geelong’s Westfield in December, which is amazing news for all you lovely makeup addicts in my area looking to spend those summer earnings.
So carrying on with my football theme, I thought it would be nice to award the best players in the following way:
- Most Valuable Player: Molasses Chip
- Highest Scorer: Satin Sheets
- Most Versatile: Mocha
- Needs to be Benched for Unconscionable Conduct: Me, for dropping the palette.
Until next time,