A beautifully delicious, bakery inspired palette
My guess is that at this point in our Too Faced week you’re having a pretty hard time deciding which of their holiday palettes is your must-have. My advance apologies, because I’m about to make it significantly tougher by introducing Shadow Bon Bons ($42).
When I attended the Too Faced holiday blogger event a month ago, and all the holiday goodness was laid out before us strewed between diamonds and sweets (an event that my husband rightfully called a “girl’s pleasuredome”) the choice for my must-have palette was clear.
Listening to co founder Jerrod Blandino talk about the inspiration for the holiday 2012 collections, he told us that on a Christmas trip to Paris with his husband he had the realization that life is never more beautiful than when you’re in love. So, as I’m sure it did for him, my head started dancing with visions of love, makeup and all things french and sweet: macaroons, brûlées, café au lait. And my eyes went straight to the Shadow Bon Bons. With its chocolate, lavender and spun sugar color scheme, it was amour at first site.
I’m going to predict it may be the same for you. With a full size LashGasam mascara (more on that later), a deluxe sample sized Shadow Insurance primer in Candlelight (which creates as soft and beautiful of a glow as the highlighter of the same name) and 12 eye shadows in a flocked box – there’s a lot to love. The cherries on top? A nicely sized mirror and instructions for three delicious looks; dubbed Sugared Violet, Pink Cupcake and Toasty Caramel.
Let’s take a look at those shadows, shall we Chérie?
Vanilla – matte warm ivory
Cut the Cake – lightly shimmered lavender with micro glitter
Peach Fuzz – matte peach nude loaded with gold micro glitter
Hot Cocoa – medium brown shimmer
Nude Beach – matte gold nude with chunky champagne glitter
Cinnamon Sugar – shimmery golden bronze (confession: my favorite shade of the lot! The pigment is divine.)
Framboise – shimmery deep grape
Coffee Bean – matte dark chocolate
Candy Rose – matte, light yellow pink with silver glitter
Lovey Dovey – shimmery, medium bronze brown
Marzipan – matte light brown (a fabulous crease shadow that adds subtle depth)
Licorice Latte – matte black with bronze micro glitter
As for the LashGASM, I LOVE this Mascara! It has everything I want; small plastic bristles that get the dark, clump-free formula on to every single lash for separated volume and exaggerated length. It’s a contender for my new favorite mascara.
Whatever Shadow Bon Bons remind you of, from lavender macaroons to caramel truffles, the looks you create with this palette will be equally sweet, yet blissfully calorie free!
Readers, are you hungry for Too Faced’s Shadow Bon Bons?
Stef is many things. Amongst them: co-editor of we heart this, graphic designer, Philly girl in the California desert, borderline hoarder and a hardcore beauty junkie.
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