Chocolate Eyeshadow: A Too Faced Palette Review

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Hey there everyone, today I have something really special to share with you all. Thanks to my fathers wonderful Christmas gift, I was able to purchase something that I’ve had my eye on since it was announced: the Too Face Christmas in New York box set! I drooled over this for weeks before finally deciding to take the plunge and purchase it for myself. I normally don’t like to buy things off of Amazon if they’re from a particular brand, or lets just be honest here, I don’t like to buy Makeup on Amazon. Unfortunately, Too Faced isn’t available in my area and I have no other way to get it. So, I took the plunge despite the price mark up.
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This palette comes with 18 shadows, a blush, highlight, bronzer, and 3 deluxe samples. One Shadow Insurance primer, one Melted lipstick in the shade “Chocolate Milkshake” and a Better Than Sex Mascara. Not to mention how adorable the packaging is:
I fell in love with this palette as soon as I opened the box.
As soon as you open the palette itself you’ll be hit in the face with the delicious scent of cocoa powder, and I mean HIT. This palette seems to smell a lot stronger than all of my Chocolate Bar palettes, and the Sweet Peach palette as well. But I love it! It smells like pure sugar and cocoa. Yum!
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I think this palette is an exceptional deal for the price. an 18 shadow palette with a good mix of cool and warm matte and shimmer shades, plus a highlighter, blush and bronzer for $50.00? {I hope that’s how you write the American money system, ít’s been so long I can’t remember!} Granted I paid 67,90€ because of the Euro to Dollar exchange rate and price mark-up, I still can’t complain.
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Swatches of the First Row of the Palette
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Second Row Swatched
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Third Row Swatched
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The Better Than Sex mascara is 34,90€ on Amazon, although this is just a deluxe size, it’s still a high value item! The lipstick goes for $21,00 on the Too Faced website and around 30,00€ on Amazon. The primer costs $20,00 on the website and 38,00€ on Amazon. {I seriously hope they start shipping to Germany soon!}.
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I also genuinely enjoy the bronzer, highlight and blush shades inside the palette, The highlighter, called Inner Light, is a subtle highlight with a touch of gold shimmer. It sits well on the skin and doesn’t bring out any unwanted texture in the skin.
The bronzer is the normal Chocolate Soleil bronzer, which is a surprisingly good color for me. It matches well and doesn’t look too orange or muddy on my skin. I will probably be picking up a full size of the bronzer when the palette version is empty.
The blush appeared to be a bit too pink when I first looked at it, but when you apply it with a light hand and don’t go too crazy scrubbing your brush into it, it gives you a nice arm pop of color to your cheeks without being overwhelming.  This is in the shade Chocolate Covered Strawberry.
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The lipstick is a nice color although it doesn’t dry down too well, it tastes and smells amazing. I put the other Melted lipsticks on my wishlist after trying this one. The shade is Chocolate Milkshake.
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The shadows in this palette are just as amazing as all the  other Too Faced palettes that I own. Which is surprising for a holiday gift set, which we know can sometimes lack quality. The mattes are creamy and blendable with no fall-out and the pigmentation is out of this world. {Check out my Instagram to see some awesome looks I created with this palette!} And the shimmer shades are also amazingly pigmented and didn’t give me much if any fall-out. I love this palette, can you tell?
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All in all, I think this was a very successful purchase and I look forward to buying whatever Too Faced comes out with next Christmas.
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