I put off getting this palette for a looooong time based on my past experiences with Too Faced palettes, thinking it would be automatically be another disappointment. However, I must say I am pleasantly surprised by this palette, the quality of the eyeshadows and the shade range given within this palette. There were a few faults to mention within this palette from the very beginning, and after using it a lot to create this post I found a couple more.
If you have heard this palette smells like chocolate, it does. Not so much the candy bar chocolate smell, but more like sweet cocoa powder you’d use for baking. I personally am a chocolate fanatic but I did not care for the smell, especially after using it for a while. For me, it just got to be too much (but I normally don’t fancy smells in my makeup products). Secondly, there is some fallout associated with some of the eyeshadows in this palette and a notable few that required the help of a base color to get the true color to come to life.
Despite those minor flaws, which are easily fixable, I did like that there were a lot of “new” shades in this palette that I don’t own in any other palettes or single eyeshadows elsewhere. Naturally it’s going to make this palette VERY hard to dupe, but that can be a good thing! The matte formulas are a dream to work with and most of the eyeshadows blend beautifully. Overall, I’d say if you don’t mind a smell in your cosmetics and you don’t have enough neutral shades already, this is a great palette to consider. If you have a heaping pile of neutrals, you can do without this one, though. 😉
Look #1 – see the video tutorial here!
- MAC Half Wild Paint Pot (on lid, as a base) – can also use Maybelline’s Painted Purple here
- Salted Caramel (crease)
- Candied Violet (applied wet over Half Wild on the lid)
- Semi Sweet (blend Candied Violet into Salted Caramel and lower lashline)
- Triple Fudge (outer v)
- MAC Blanc Type (blending shade)