Hello Goo Lovers!
A month of so ago, I was sitting in my living room with my dear friend WayDizzy. We were having some coffee and kvetching. My email dinged… So, I checked it, like you do. It was an email from Too Faced and HSN letting me know that HSN had a bundle with this palette. I let out a little bit of a whine. It seems like it had been forever of me watching my YouTube Beauty Gurus talk about the sheer fabulousness of this palette. I figured that it was just hyped piled on hype. A hype lasagna, if you will. Mmmmm lasagna!
Waydizzy asked why I was whining. I told her. She told me to buy the dang thing. My friends enable me. It’s really kinda sweet! I hemmed and hawed for the next day, then pulled the trigger. I figured since the bundle was $10 more than just the palette, I rationalized it, like all goohorders do.
I patiently waited…. and waited.
And then it was in my mailbox.
It sat just like this on the coffee table for 3 days. I kept thinking it was a box of fancy macarons or chocolates, which was painful since I had just started low carb.
Then, I opened it and stared at it like that for a day. The bundle comes with theToo Faced Chocolate Bar Palette, Better Than Sex Mascara, Le Creme Lip Cream in Nude Beach, a deluxe sample tube Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer and a single use of Cocoa Powder Foundation.
Let’s go through all the goodies.
I haven’t delved into this. I will.
I love this line of lipsticks. They smell divinely of lemon cream. The packaging is sleek matte gold. I have Cinnamon Kiss and Spice, Spice Babby Shimmer. This particular on in Naked Dolly is a LIGHT pink with a whisper of nude.
I wear it over a darker lip stick or the Too Faced Lipliner in Perfect Spice (my favorite lipliner, ever.). I’m weird about pale colors on me.
Bring on one of the most hyped mascara in recent year. The buzzed has been equal to Urban Decays’ Perverted and Benefit’s They’re Real and Recently their Roller Lash. I like this Too Faced Mascara. The name, Better Than Sex is a little overboard, but it is a BIG, black volumizing mascara. Most of the time I scrape the excess back into the tube.
The brush is large, hourglass shaped and has scattered bristles. All this helps with making big, fat, awesome lashes!
Eyeshadow Primer….. Shadow Insurance… One of the better ones I’ve tried. I will totally use the ish out of this!
Let’s get into the real reason we’re here…..
Did someone say CHOCOLATE?
Yes, I did.
Here’s what it says on the site:
The Chocolate Bar experience begins as soon as you open the palette and the smell of sweet chocolate envelops you. The eye shadows are pigmented with pure, antioxidant-rich cocoa powder and includes 16 matte and shimmer shades of natural browns, delicate pinks and luscious plums. Includes our signature how-to Glamour Guide with three looks to get you started.
GAH! I didn’t even touch it until I took pictures. I sat and smelled it for days.
Then I used it and was mad that I wasn’t packed this all over my eyes sooner. The shades are a combo of matte and shimmers. There are two highlight shades, once matte…one shimmer. Choices! YAY! The colors are a wonderful mix of neutrals, warmer shades and two cooler shadows. I ain’t even mad there’s no black. See that top right shadow? It’s a really dark brown that is deep and broody enough to assuage any need for a black.
Top two rows. Swatch Time. Outdoor and Indoor.
Swatches from Top to Bottom:
Amaretto, Candied Violet, Strawberry Bon Bon, Semi-Sweet, Marzipan, Salted Caramel, Triple Fudge, Black Forest Truffle, Milk Chocolate, White Chocolate, Gilded Ganache.
Gah! The names make me salivate for sweets. These are swatted with really only one pass. Press and swipe. The pigment is perfect. The smell is divine. (I have the palette next to me as I type this.. and I want some chocolate!!) And if you are wondering about the taste? They do taste sweet. I did it for you guys! I guess this would be the palette I would want on a deserted island.
Top to Bottom, again
Champagne Truffle, Cherry Cordial, Haute Chocolate, Creme Brule, Hazelnut
This is a palette that I haven’t put down since I got. I’m very happy that WayDizzy pushed me and helped me rationalize it. It’s a great travel palette. So many looks to do. Perfect amount of light and dark shades. Great transition shades.
This bundle has sold out, but I still think this is a palette that most should have. It’s truly one of the best I have. The hype is real. I believe this is one of those palettes that will be around for years and peeps will go back to time and time, again.
Available at Ulta, Sephora or Too Faced.