Good evening!  I know this blog is new but I couldn’t think of a better way to start off this new venture so I’m going to be reviewing a product and walking you through my eye look that I use most as well as a list of what other products I used for that day.

I’ve wanted this palette for ages and once I finally got my hands on it, I immediately fell in love!  The second I opened the palette, the smell of chocolate was the first immediate thing I noticed.  Much like the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer, the eye shadows are infused with cocoa powder.  It smells amazing.  There’s a mix of matte and shimmer shades and naturally some are more intense than others.  The colors are also extremely dynamic.  Personally, I like to use Champagne Truffle as a highlight on the high points of my face as well as an inner corner highlight.  I got my palette from Sephora. It’s priced at $49 which is a little pricey but definitely worth it.

These shadows blend like butter and are so smooth.  I’ve noticed that there’s also minimal fallout but depending on which shade you use, you might see some fallout on your under eye area.  I have fair skin so the darker colors are extremely visible if there’s fallout.  I’m still working on my blending technique but these shadows make it so easy to create a seamless eye look.

Kathleenlights  on youtube has a few tutorials (I recreated the first look in the video) up on her channel using this palette and I recreated one of the looks but I added an extra color to the crease.  In my recreation, I started off by using a fluffy blending brush (The Wet n’ Wild Crease Brush) to apply the shade Milk Chocolate in the crease. I put it there to help warm up the eye as well as to aid in blending.  The I took a flat shader brush (Wet n’ Wild Eye shadow Brush) and dipped it into Candied Violet.  This color went on the inner third as well as the outer third of my eyelid.  So there wasn’t a harsh line, I took that same crease brush with no additional product and very lightly blended out the violet shadow.  I lost some of the color payoff when I blended out the crease so I just kept applying Candied violet/blending it out.  Since I left the center of my lid free, I took another blending brush (I got it from the drugstore and it didn’t have a name) and packed the color Marzipan onto the brush and applied it onto the center of my lid.  I took the same brush that I used for the original crease color and dipped very lightly into Salted Caramel and ran that through my crease just to give everything a final blend.  The highlight for the inner corner was the shade Champagne Truffle and the highlight for the brow bone was White Chocolate.

To top off the eye look, I took my Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Liner in the shade Trooper and drew on winged eyeliner (my go to eyeliner look) and my mascara for the day was the Too Faced Better Than Sex which is my current favorite mascara.

For my base, I used:

  • Too Faced Hangover Rx face primer
  • Too Faced Born This Way foundation (Vanilla)
  • MAC Pro Long wear Concealer (NC20)
  • L’Oreal Paris Hydra Perfecte Perfecting Loose Powder (Translucent)
  • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil (Meduim/Deep matte bronzer)
  • MAC Sheertone Blush (Blushbaby)
  • Eyebrows – Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette (Naked 2)
  • Lips – Too Faced Melted Liquefied Long wear Lipstick (Melted Chihuahua)

Disclaimer:  This post was uploaded from my blog so this is my own work.  If you'd like to take a look at my blog, the link is aspiringmua.wordpress.com! 

 

Published by Becca R