Hey everyone, it feels like forever since I have written a beauty post. To be honest, I haven’t really been buying that much make up lately. This palette is a wee gem that I Finley bought me a few months ago and I have been putting off using it until my old contour palette was almost done. I’ve been using this palette non stop for the past two weeks and I can’t wait to share my opinion with you all.
This palette is super cute. The product comes in a sturdy cardboard box, it’s quite a thick box but it would be ideal for travelling as the product wont get damaged. The palette looks so luxurious with the gold bow and border around it.
I LOVE the fact that this palette comes with a decent sized mirror and a good brush. I hate when brands include brushes in their palettes that are pretty crap, like what is even the point? Also, another pet hate is when palettes come with no mirrors. However, this one has both so rant over.
There are four shades in this palette, two matte contour shades and two highlighting powers – one matte, one shimmery. This palette is actually really, really powdery which is a bit annoying when using it. I’m forever getting bits of the darker contour shades mixed in with the highlighting shades. If you aren’t familiar with other Too Faced products, you may be surprised to hear this palette actually smells like chocolate. It adds such a nice touch to the palette, but not so nice when you’re doing your make up first thing in the morning and start craving chocolate.
Light cocoa – a light, yellowed beige with a satin finish. This is a very subtle highlighting shade. The texture is a little powdery but it is silky smooth to apply.
Medium cocoa – a medium, matte brown contouring shade. This is a very natural looking shade but still a bit on the powdery side.
Dark cocoa – a medium-dark matte brown contour shade with warm undertones and a matte finish. As this is more of a warm toned shade, for pale people like me it needs to be applied very subtly or it looks like a bronzer. This shade would be perfect for people who are a bit more tanned than myself.
Pop of light – a light peachy, highlighter with a gold sparkle. When applied it isn’t as intense or shimmery as it looks in the pan, so for people who like a really subtle highlight, you will enjoy this. However I prefer a much bolder and sparklier highlight so I don’t use this that much.
I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned in other blog posts but I was always an Anastasia Beverly Hills contour palette loyalist until I tried this.
The powders are so silky smooth to apply and blend very evenly and easily into the skin. The brush included in the palette is actually good as well. This palette is easily suitable for many different skin tones. Inside the box it actually comes with a guide on how to contour, telling you where to apply what colour etc if you are new to it which would be very handy.
Overall, I’m totally loving this palette. Being so pale it’s sometimes hard to find the right shade to contour with but I can’t even stress how good a shade medium cocoa is. I’ve used this every single day since I opened it. Also, this product is completely vegan which is a huge positive.
Hope you enjoyed reading this review, I would love to hear everyone’s thoughts on this in the comments.