Hi, everyone! Now that Halloween is over, I guess I'll have to return to "normal" makeup looks for the time being. While I kind of wish I could have sported my Egyptian Goddess look for days (thanks for all your kind words on that post, everyone!), I don't want to knock the power of a colourful, yet wearable daily makeup. Last month IMATS helped me to score the Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Palette at a great price and I'm finally putting it to good use!
Though the Semi-Sweet Palette is filled with beautiful chocolately neutrals, the shade that called out to me first was Blueberry Swirl, a stunning teal. I started the look by applying Blueberry Swirl all over my lid, concentrating the colour by my lash line and fading it up to the crease. To contrast the blue, I applied Peanut Butter, a matte ultra-warm mid-tone brown (love the name too!) in the crease, blending up to the brow bone. To smoke up the look a bit, I then reached for Cocoa Chili, a darker warm brown with gold shimmer, on the outer corners of my eyes, as well along my lower lash line. To finish the look, I added touches of Butter Pecan, a softly shimmery ivory, on my brow bone and inner corners of my eyes.
For the skin, I added luminosity with RMS Living Luminizer on the high points of my face and warmed up my cheeks with the ultra gorgeous Tom Ford Cheek Colour in Flush, a gently shimmery coral. For the lips, I reached for something cooler in tone, yet perfectly fitting for the sweet, candy theme: NYX's Butter Gloss in Vanilla Cream Pie. It's a beaut!
Here's a shot of the Semi-Sweet Palette, highlighting the shades I used for this time around, followed by a full breakdown of everything I used for the look:
Foundation: YSL Fusion Ink Foundation in BR20 Pinky Beige
Concealer: Inglot Under Eye Concealer in Shade #95 (on dark circles) and Cle de Peau Concealer in Ivory (on redness and blemishes)
Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte Long-Wearing Pressed Powder in 011 Creamy Natural (on t-zone) and Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light (lightly all over)
Blush: Tom Ford Cheek Colour in Flush
Highlighter: RMS Living Luminizer
Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Taupe and Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion Original formula
Eye Shadows: (From the Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette): Blueberry Swirl (all over the lid), Peanut Butter (on the crease, blended upwards, Cocoa Chili (on outer corners blended into the crease), and Butter Pecan (on brow bone and inner corners as a highlight)
Eyeliner: (From the Chocolate Bar Palette): Licorice eye shadow (along upper lash line) and a mix of Cocoa Chili and Peanut Butter eye shadow (along lower lash line)
Mascara: The HotShop Long Lash Mascara (from the Born Pretty Store)
Lipstick: NYX Butter Lip Gloss in Vanilla Cream Pie
And a couple more shots of the look:
My first play with the Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette was super fun! Love how wonderfully the blue paired with the more subdued neutrals in the palette. Plus, the scent of the shadows is just as scrumptious as the shade names. Yes, it smells like chocolate, people! What's not to love? :)
Have you tried either of the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palettes? How do you pair bright shadows with neutrals?
Have a wonderful week :)