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Monday, 21 December 2015

NEW Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette & Hangover Face Primer

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette and Hangover Face Primer

Too Faced is a brand I've always admired. Their products are so pretty and forever raved about in the beauty community. So I'm very happy for the opportunity to review the NEW Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette and the Too Faced Hangover Face Primer

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette and Hangover Face Primer

Let's start by talking about the product I'm most excited about, the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette*, which can only be described in one word... GORGEOUS! From the box, that looks like chocolate wrapping, to the pink tin with hearts and the beautiful shades, I cannot fault this product. The packaging is super sturdy, with a magnetic closure. I love that it's girly whilst still looking fairly grown up. It has a good sized mirror and 16 stunning shades, infused with chocolate scented, anti oxidant rich cocoa powder formula. Yes, it truly smells like chocolate. Can it get any better than that?! I don't think so. 
Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette

This palette is the 3rd in the Chocolate Bar Collection and includes 14 brand new shades plus 2 cult favourites and a guide with 3 very wearable looks. The heart shaped shadows vary from nudes to bright pinks, with matte and shimmery finishes. 
Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette swatches
L to R: Almond Truffle, Satin Sheets, Sprinkles, Molasses Chip & Malted

- Almond Truffle: muted mauve (matte)
- Satin Sheets: light pink with warm undertones (shimmery)
- Sprinkles: light - medium toned pink with a golden sheen (shimmery)
- Molasses Chip: bronze with warm undertones and metallic finish
- Malted: dark chocolate matte brown with pink sparkles 


Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette swatches
L to R: Cashew Chew, Cotton Candy, Café au Lait, Bordeaux, Mocha & Black Currant 

- Cashew Chew: light peachy pink with satin shimmer
- Cotton Candy: medium pink with cool undertones (shimmery)
- Café au Lait: light medium brown with champaign metallic shimmer - very unique
- Bordeaux: dark burgundy brown with warm undertones (matte)
- Mocha: medium brown with warm undertones (matte)
- Black Currant: purple-plum shade with pink frosty finish


Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette swatches
L to R: Dark Truffle, Pecan Praline, Totally Fetch, Earl Grey & Divinity
- Dark Truffle: rich chocolate brown with a golden sheen
- Pecan Praline: light taupe brown (matte - very similar to Mac Omega)
- Totally Fetch: bright hot pink with cool undertones and pearly finish
- Earl Grey: blackened/deep teal with satin shimmer
- Divinity: light beige with very finely milled, micro glitter 

The pigmentation is incredible and the eyeshadows are very blendable. I have oily lids, so I always need to wear primer, which helps me get at least 6h wear with these. The only problem I experienced was a bit of glitter fall out from Black Currant. Also, Café au Lait is sadly not as pigmented as I'd have liked it to be but if I wet it I can achieve a great colour pay off. Malted can also be a little difficult to work with but overall, the shadows are lovely and I'm really happy with this palette. 

The Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette has launched on Debenhams website on 17th December and retails for £39. I have a sneaky suspicion that Debenhams is the only shop to currently stock this palette in the UK.  
Too Faced Hangover Face Primer

The other product I've also tested was the Too Faced Hangover Face Primer*. I love the sleek packaging and the fact it comes with a handy pump. Its silicone free formula includes coconut water, probiotic based ingredients and skin revivers that promise to increase skin's elasticity, radiance and hydration while keeping the makeup set for longer. It can be worn on it's own for a dewy look or under foundation. The consistency is quite milky and therefore, it feels just like a light moisturiser on the skin. And did I mention it smells amazing? The coconut cream scent is so good. I didn't wear this primer long enough to comment on elasticity but it does make my foundation a little more dewy and easier to apply. 

Did it help my base last longer? Yes! I'd say I got about 6-8h of good wear, which is brilliant as I don't tend to have foundation on for longer than that anyway. And my skin looked healthy and glowy, without looking oily. So it controlled my oils and kept just the right amount of dewiness. I love this primer and it'll certainly become a staple in my routine now. I'd say it's perfect for those with dry skin. The Too Faced Hangover Face Primer retails for £27.  
            
Here's a quick and simple look I created using both the Too Faced palette and primer. I have Divinity as a base on the lid all the way up to my brow bone; Almond Truffle as my transition shade; Bordeaux in my crease and lower lash line; Café au Lait on the lid & Satin Sheets in my inner corner and as a cheek highlighter. Yes, you read it right. This shade doubles up as an incredible cheek highlighter as well as eyeshadow. Love it! :)
Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette and Hangover Face Primer
 
I'd highly recommend both the palette and the primer and think they'd make great Christmas gifts. If you're still doing some last minute shopping like I am (oops), I think it'd be super cute to create a little hamper full of goodies and include these two products. Whoever receives it, will be delighted, I promise. For more ideas, here's a great gift guide from Debenhams. #foundit

Have you tried the Too Faced Hangover Primer before? And what about the Chocolate Bon Bons Palette, are you tempted to buy it? X


*PR Samples. All comments are my own and honest opinion. 









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