Too Faced Bon Bons Palette Review

Monday, July 25, 2016 12 Comments A+ a-

Too Faced Bon Bons Palette
Review


Hello gorgeous Divas!

This week I bring to you the creme de la creme of all eyeshadow palettes! As most of you may know I am a Too Faced fanatic. All their makeup products speaks to my pink, cute and all things pretty fetishes. When I saw the ultra gorgeous packaging of this beauty, I knew I had to get my hands on it. So how did I obtain the stunning Bon Bons palette you may ask? Well I saved up my spending money and skipped on some lunch and dinner meals, literally! When I was in Qatar back in April, I knew that I wanted to get something sweet from Sephora. In my first few days I was there, I priced this palette and a few other things. It was really expensive and I was debating whether I should get it or not because I didn't want to use my credit card. On my last day in Qatar I had saved some of my spending money and went straight to Sephora and bought the palette with my eyes closed. I knew it was a now or never purchase. Buy or cry, was my motto for the day. At that point I had no more money left to buy lunch, dinner or let alone pay for a taxi back to the hotel. I was hoping that my Qatari boss would take us out for a last supper kind of thing and pay for my meals and give me a ride. He did by the way, hahaha. I left Qatar with a 'broke as heck' face, but with a happy heart because my palette was in my suitcase. Crazy I know. The life of a beauty junkie is real people. ;-D


The Bon Bons palette is the third edition to the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette family. What makes it so unique is the breakout packaging from the other two palettes. The original, which I own, and the Semi Sweet chocolate bar palette have the standard chocolate bar blocks engraved on them. They look exactly like a huge slab of delicious chocolate. This one however is pink and covered in embossed hearts. It makes my heart melt whenever I look at it. Did I mention I am a sucker for all things cute, girly and pink? ;-) Thank goodness Too Faced did not change the scent of this one. When you open the palette that decadent cocoa smell hits you in the face just like the original palette. There are 16 eyeshadows, 14 of which are in the heart shaped pans and two in the rectangular shaped pans. It comes with a standard mirror and a how to use pamphlet to give you some makeup ideas and inspirations. The palette is slim and has a magnetic closure. It is sturdy enough to travel with and will look absolutely stunning on any vanity table.


The quality of the eyeshadows definitely does not disappoint. Not only is the packaging absolutely stunning but so is the pigmentation and wearability of the shades.There are 5 true matte shades which are Almond Truffle, Pecan Praline, Bordeaux, Mocha and Malted. There are also 2  borderline matte shades with the tiniest specks of glitter in them, named Cashew Chew and Divinity. The palette has 2 with a metallic finish called Cafe Au Lait and Molasses Chip. Along with those are 6 with a satin finish known as Satin Sheets, Cotton Candy, Sprinkles, Dark Truffle, Totally Fetched and Earl Grey. There is one pop of shimmery glitter called Black Currant which is a deep purple/plum shade. All the eyeshadows are very pigmented and buildable. They are buttery and blend out easily without much effort. I especially love the matte shades in this palette as they are not powdery at all but so smooth and great to work with.

There are many options for lid a colour which makes this palette a treat to use. I love that I will never get bored in creating signature makeup styles. I especially love to use Satin Sheets and Molasses Chip on my eyelids for a gorgeous bright appearance. The pink shades Sprinkle and Cotton Candy look like sparkling strawberry milkshake shades on the eyes. I love using that combination to create a fun and pink romantic look. The colours really stand out on my honey skin tone. The eyeshadows that have created the most hype are of cause Earl Grey and Totally Fetched. These pops of colour are quite unique in the Chocolate bar family. Totally Fetched is a deep fuchsia pink which I love to use as a transition shade. Earl Grey is a lovely dark teal shade which works best in the crease or on the outer V of the eyelid. If you love experimenting with colour and trying out new combinations then this palette is right up your alley.


I wanted to incorporate as many eyeshadows as I could into my makeup look. I prefer doing actual tutorials than swatches on my blog. There are many swatches of the eyeshadows all over the internet if you want a more in depth look. I used 6 eyeshadows to create my look below. I swept Divinity all over my upper lid and brow bow area as a white base to blend my eyeshadows. I placed Satin Sheets right under my brow bone and on the inner corners of my eyes as a highlight. For my transition shade I blended Almond Truffle which is a warm brown mauve and lightly dusted the fuchsia pink Totally Fetched just underneath it and into my crease. For my outer V, I blended Earl Grey on my lids and dragged it to the centre of my eyes. I then placed Molasses Chip on the inner corner of the eyes and dragged it to the centre to merge with Earl Grey. I carefully and gradually blended the edges together in the centre where the two shades meet. I mirrored the look on the bottom lash line as well. I then added eyeliner on the bottom lash line, a dramatic winged liner on the top lash line and added loads of mascara. I have to admit it took me three attempts to perfect this look and i finally got it right. I think it came out pretty good ;-)


To conclude my review, I am utterly in love with this palette. This is a cool toned eyeshadow palette that does not disappoint. It is packed with a lot of gorgeous shades both in the matte and shimmer department. The packaging is perfect and any makeup junkie would be a fool to pass out on it. I give this palette a whole lot of divaliscious kisses. Is it a palette that you definitely need? The answer is No. If you have other eyeshadows similar in your collection to these then you don't really need the palette. Is it a beautiful palette that a makeup junkie should own to add to their collection? The answer is a big fat Yes! Need I say more? ;-)


Lots of Divalicious Kisses
Xxxx

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Kim Alston
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25 July 2016 at 17:33 delete

Desle, I always love the looks you create from using Too Faced palettes. There are so many options and your creativity just shows every time you create a look. It's always so beautiful to see. It's a great palette. I love mine and I always look to what Too Faced has in store for us next. I'm so glad your boss treated you guys to dinner! No more meal skipping my friend! Is the price mark up more than here in the US? If you ever need me to get anything, just ask. That's what friends are for :)
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Sakuranko
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26 July 2016 at 03:51 delete

Oh very cute palette
xx

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Bianca Smith
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26 July 2016 at 10:37 delete

You have the most amazing makeup collection. This palette is so cute. I love the hearts. You look beautiful in the makeup look. Love reading your reviews. They are always on point! Xx

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26 July 2016 at 11:05 delete

No wonder you love this palette so much, it looks super duper pretty :-)

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Ileana
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26 July 2016 at 22:59 delete

These palettes are amazing!!! Actually, you are amazing at doing your eyes... <3
xoxo

Ileana

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27 July 2016 at 00:28 delete

I really want to try some of the Too Faced palettes! I really want Peach! Here they are cheaper than the UD ones! I am also capable of giving up food in order to buy a palette!

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Diva Desle
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1 August 2016 at 12:47 delete

It's beautiful! ;-)

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Diva Desle
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1 August 2016 at 12:48 delete

Yes!!!! It's stunning. xoxo

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Diva Desle
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1 August 2016 at 12:49 delete

Thank you so much for the sweet compliment Ileana. Lots of love. XXXX

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Diva Desle
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1 August 2016 at 12:50 delete

Hehehe, yes the sacifices will be made to get those beautiful palettes. I love Too Faced products. The Peach palette is amazing too. xoxo

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Diva Desle
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1 August 2016 at 12:51 delete

Thank you so much for the wonderful compliment Bianca. It means a lot to me. Lots of love. XXXXX

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Diva Desle
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1 August 2016 at 12:53 delete

Thanks so much Kim. You are seriously a true friend. Yes, the palettes are more expensive in the Middle East than the USA. Hehehe, I didn't mind making the sacrifice to obtain this beauty. I will definitely take you up on your offer in the near future ;-) Lots of love and hugs. XXXXXXXXX

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Thank you for your comment:-)