Happy new year everyone! I must apologise for my lack of posts recently, I have currently been snowed under with university coursework and exams, ridiculously boring I know.
Sometime before Christmas (which seems like an age ago now!) I caved and treated myself to the much loved Too Faced Chocolate Bar, and MY GOD is it fabulous. It is a range of sixteen gorgeous buttery soft and heavily pigmented, matte and shimmery eyeshadows.
First can we just talk about the smell. You might be thinking erm... it's an eye product what on earth is this girl on about? Well, as soon as you open this palette you are enveloped by the sweet smell of chocolate and let me tell you, it's divine! The eyeshadows themselves were made using pure, antioxidant-rich cocoa power giving them their dreamy scent. Every time I use this palette I have to smile purely because it smells absolutely heavenly.
I find chocolate bar style packaging absolutely adorable. Inside, each of the carefully selected shades come together to give a palette which is neither overwhelmingly cool or warm, making it the perfect palette for a whole array of skin tones and shades.
(L to R) Salted Caramel, Marzipan, Semi-Sweet, Strawberry Bon-Bon, Candied Violet, Amaretto
(L to R) Hazelnut, Crème Brulee, Haute Chocolate, Cherry Cordial, Champagne Truffle
Being a lover of all things gold and glittery I absolutely adore the shade Crème Brulee, I think it would work well to complement just about any eye colour or skin tone. I wear it pretty much everyday. The Shade Champagne Truffle is another personal favourite, it's a delicate pearly, ballet slipper pink shade, perfect for the inner corner of your eye or even doubling up as a highlighter, simply stunning!
For me this palette is a definite 10/10, it has the perfect balance between matte and shimmer, and the formulation of the eyeshadows themselves are absolutely perfect, they are easily buildable and blend like an absolute dream, the scent itself makes this an total must for me. I understand than shimmery shadows aren't everyone's cup of tea but personally, this palette is right up my street. One downside however is, a few of the darker shimmer shades have a slight amount of fall out when applied, but honestly I think that is to be expected with any product containing that amount of sparkle.
This palette is incredibly versatile, the shades contained can be used to create a soft everyday look as well as a more dramatic smokey eye for nights out. It is available here and retails at £39, which I think is fairly reasonable for sixteen, high quality shades.
Have you tried this palette? If so what did you think?
Love, Katie x