The Chocolate Shop Palette from the Too Faced holiday 2016 collection called Christmas in New York. The palette with at least three lives.
At first I saw it online, thought it was tacky and passed on. Got my hands on it and just had to change my mind, it IS frickin adorable and the shade selection is great. …Then I started swatching it, and over 50% of them swatched pretty bad. Crap I thought, it was bad. ….Then I wore it on my eyes (see the looks at the bottom of the post!) and they applied with zero problems on the eyes, even the shitty ones.
So there we go, it kept surprising me and I’m so happy about it, it is definitely wish list worthy!
The palette contains 21 cocoa infused eyeshadows, 1 highlighter, 1 bronzer and 1 blush. You also get 3 minis in this kit, a Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer, the Better Than Sex Mascara and Melted Chocolate Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Milkshake.
I have no Swedish pricing on it but Sephora US will sell it for $58. Exclusive at Sephora, limited edition and will be out in time for christmas!
The kit is displayed as a cute little gift box.
You open the lid..
Bring down the front flap..
Tadaaaa!! The display is so damn sweet.
Here you can see the 3 minis displayed, so cute! No chocolate for you, lil’ doggy.
And here’s the palette, you can pop it out of the box, you won’t have to carry the bulky gift box with you.
And here’s the inside! You get a good variation of neutrals, some of them are more blingy and fun while some are super soft and simple. The pop of colour on the bottom row really helps bring the composition to life.
Dessert’s on me (satin white, swatches horrible but wonderful on the eyes, so weird), Indulge, Cookie Dough (shittiest shade of the entire palette), Raspberry Rose, Sugared Raisin (SO SPARKLY), Guilt-Free (horrible name much?), Tootsie (most useful shade of the entire palette imho).
Glaze, Gingerdoodle (WOW!), Chocaholic, Cake Batter (looks crappy but it’s the perfect blending shade on fair skin, works so well on the eyes!), Butterscotch (possibly the best shade of the entire palette), Toffee Crunch, Lava Cake (STOP making these glittery mattes please?? they shed glitters as if it was dandruff).
Banana Date, Honey Dip (WOW!), Pound Cake (beautiful duochrome pink/gold!), Sugar Bells, Mint Chip (WOW!), Jingle Berry (WOW!), Huckleberry (another shitty matte sparkle shade, just DON’T!)
Inner Light (highlighter, swatched fucked up bad but works totally fine on the face, so weird that it doesn’t turn to shit on the face after such a scaly swatch??), Chocolate Soleil (bronzer, same as the classic original), Chocolate Covered Strawberry (blush, velvety and beautiful, perfect glowy pink shade with a soft red hue that really flatters my skin tone)
Shadow Insurance Primer (an oldie that changed formula like.. five years ago and just doesn’t measure up to what it was, but sure, better than nothing), Better Than Sex Mascara (0ld fave, even though I found that it applied thinner than I’m used to with the BTS mascara?), Melted Chocolate Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Milkshake (set into my lip lines only during taking these photos, not too impressed)
The shimmery lids are a fade from Butterscotch to Honey Dip to Gingerdoodle. The matte dark brown in the lower lashline and crease is Tootsie, inner corner and brow highlight is Dessert’s On Me and everything is blended out with Cake Batter. Cheeks are bronzed, blushed and highlighted with the cheek products in all these pictures.
The shimmery lids are a fade from Butterscotch to Honey Dip to Gingerdoodle. The matte dark brown in the lower lashline and crease is Tootsie, inner corner and brow highlight is Dessert’s On Me and everything is blended out with Cake Batter.
And here I spiced the look up with Mint Chip in the outer corner and crease, Jingle Berry along the lower lashline and Sugar Bells as a inner corner hlighlight.