Too Faced was never on my radar much until the past year, but now I'm hooked! Their releases have been spectacular and just keep getting better. Just when I think they've capped out, they release their Spring 2014 line and 2 gems: the Chocolate Bar Palette and La Creme Lipstick in Jelly Bean.
A sweetly tempting array of 16 matte and shimmer shadows scented with real chocolate.
Opening up this palette, the first thing I'm struck by is the scent - so chocolately! And then it's the gorgeous shades. I'm a big neutral lover and love the mix of finishes in Chocolate Bar. The 6 matte shades are perfect for a more professional love and blend beautifully while the shimmers are super creamy and include a couple purple-toned shades for fun! The only shades I could do without are Strawberry Bon Bon (a pink matte is useless to me) and Cherry Cordial (patchy).
(Gilded Ganache, White Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Black Forest Truffle, Triple Fudge)
(Salted Caramel, Marzipan, Semi-Sweet, Candied Violet, Amaretto)
(Hazelnut, Creme Brulee, Haute Chocolate, Cherry Cordial, Champagne Truffle)
You'll notice the Stawberry Bon Bon isn't swatched; it literally doesn't show up on my skin. Even White Chocolate shows up more!
The Chocolate Bar Palette features two 0.10oz shadows and 14 0.03oz shadows, for a total of 0.620z for $49. Let's compare this to some other popular palettes. Urban Decay Naked palettes cost $52 for 0.60oz (and include a brush or primer), Stila In The Light runs $39 for 0.49oz and NARS The NARSissist Palette gives you 0.045oz for $79. Basically, the Too Faced palette is right where you'd expect it to be and, will all of these, if you use more than 4 or 5 shades, a great value too!
Indulge lips with luxurious color and super moisturizers including white lotus flower and power peptides.
Too Faced La Creme Lipsticks are my personal favourite formula: moisturizing, glossy and relatively long-wearing. The $22/0.11oz price is comparable to all other mid-to-high range brands. Jelly Bean is described as "raspberry red" - deep pink-red and totally up my alley! It's one of those face-brightening shades that I love so much and allow me to skip the blush. No shimmer, just straight up gloss and pigment.
Do yourself a favour and pick up both these products before they disappear!