Palette Roulette | Week 8

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Hello everyone! Welcome back to my series, Palette Roulette, where I randomly select one eyeshadow palette that I will have to use for an entire week. I will only be allowed to use this palette, and this palette alone, unless it is an all shimmer/metallic palette.

For each Palette Roulette, I create 4-7 looks from that week’s randomly selected palette. I will share these looks with you, tell you which shades I used and where, and my overall thoughts on that palette.

It has been just about a month since my last Palette Roulette, which was the Tarte Tartelette Flirt Eyeshadow PaletteIf you have missed any of my past Palette Roulettes, you can check them out here!

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Alright, on to week 8!

Here is my current list of eyeshadow palettes, excluding the palettes that have already been chosen. As you can see, I have moved those palettes into another “used” column, so that I don’t select them again. I have also moved over my most recently purchased palettes that I have already reviewed, since the whole point of this challenge is to use palettes that I haven’t touched in a while, or at all!

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As usual, to select a palette, I used the Google random number generator. I set the range to be 1-26, and I generated the number!

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This week’s Palette Roulette is #13, the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette

If you have been keeping up with my posts lately, I have been pretty hard on Too Faced this year. All sketchiness aside, I have quite a few products from Too Faced, and more often than not I have found them to really hit it out of the park with their makeup. This eyeshadow palette is no exception. I wouldn’t say that I have used this palette A TON since I bought it just over a year ago, but every time that I have used it, I have loved it.

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For one, this eyeshadow palette is all cool and neutral tones, which I absolutely love. Second, there are quite a few pops of colour in here that really help you to mix things up. As you will see in the looks that I created below, they are all pretty different! This is something that really differentiates this Chocolate Bon Bons palette from the original Chocolate Bar, and the Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar. Both of those only have one or two pops of colour, and I find that they just don’t have enough shade diversity to really attract me, despite their cult status.

This palette includes 16 shades with a mixture of mattes, satins and shimmers. As you will see below, some of the shades swatch well, while others look better when applied.

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Silver Smoke

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Shadows Used:
Almond Truffle: Crease. This might be my favourite cool-toned crease shade of all time! In the swatch it looks like just a normal brown, but it has such a nice taupe and almost purple undertone, it’s amazing. So blendable and very buildable. I actually might be close to hitting pan on this shade, since I use it in almost every look I do with this palette!
Bordeaux: Crease and outer corner to deepen. This has been my other go-to crease and outer corner shade! It is a deep brown with a red/berry undertone.
Cafe au Lait: All over the lid after cutting the crease with concealer. This is a sparkly grey shade, although it looked a little less glittery on the eye.
Divinity: Brow bone. This is the cream satin in the palette that is perfect for the brow bone. It has just the tiniest bit of shimmer to it.

Chocolate Grunge

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Shadows Used:
Almond Truffle: Crease.
Bordeaux: Crease and outer corner.
Dark Truffle: Packed all over the lid after dabbing some concealer on the lid for the shadow to adhere to (not an actual cut crease). This is a deep shimmery brown that is really quite pretty.
Molasses Chip: Center of the lid after applying some concealer. This is a medium champagne gold metallic. I applied this to lighten the look a little bit.
Divinity: Brow bone.
Satin Sheets: Inner corner.

That’s So Fetch!

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Shadows Used:
Almond Truffle: Crease.
Bordeaux: Crease and outer corner.
Satin Sheets: Inner corner.
Sprinkles: Inner third of the lid after cutting the crease with concealer. This shade is a light pink shimmer with a little peach in it. It’s a very pretty shade for the lid!
Cotton Candy: Center of the lid. This is a medium pink shimmer that has a slight blue undertone. I think cotton candy is an apt name!
Totally Fetch: Outer third of the lid. This is a hot magenta pink shimmer. I absolutely love using this shade!

Satin Lilac

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Shadows Used:
Mocha: Crease. This is a neutral medium brown that is also a good transition shade.
Bordeaux: Crease and outer corner.
Satin Sheets: Inner corner and all over the inner half of the lid after cutting the crease with concealer. This is such a stunning shade! It is a very light pink/gold duochrome metallic. It looks great on the lid and I love using it on the inner corner.
Black Currant: Outer half of the lid. This shade was a dull medium purple. This is the only shade that I was slightly disappointed with, because it wasn’t as vibrant as the rest of the colours and I do think it faded through the day. However, being on the more dull side perhaps suits more looks with this palette!

Blueberries & Cream

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Shadows Used:
Mocha: Crease.
Malted: Outer corner. This is one of those classic Too Faced shades where it is a matte with glitter particles sprinkled throughout. When used, the glitter falls out immediately, so it effectively becomes another matte, which doesn’t bother me. This shade was very pigmented, almost too much so, so use it lightly!
Divinity: Inner half of the lid after cutting the crease with concealer.
Earl Grey: Outer half of the lid and blended into the outer crease. This was the shade that surprised me the most! In the pan it looks like a very deep blue, and I definitely thought that it would show up kind of like the purple, dull and slightly disappointing. Well, boy was I wrong. This shade is a shimmery blue that is really quite pigmented. It showed up a lot lighter on the eye, which is probably by virtue of using a white concealer. I love this shade! Such a pretty wearable blue.

Final Thoughts

Overall, this is one of my favourite palettes!

The composition of this palette is great. Whenever using it, I never feel like I’m missing any shades. There are light shades, a ton of medium toned shades, and a few shades to deepen up looks. And most importantly, there are quite a few pops of colour to keep things interesting!

I found that the pigmentation of all of these shadows was great. They were all buildable and easy to use. I don’t know why I have heard people complain about this palette. It works so well for me!

I love the shadow formula in this palette. Too Faced’s mattes are usually quite dry and dusty with very little kickback, and this actually makes them blend so well! They smooth out on the lid so nicely and you really don’t have to work very hard to get a blended look. I do feel like the shimmer/metallics could potentially be more creamy, but as they are they pack well on the lid if you apply a sticky base first. Without a sticky base, I could see how you could potentially run into pigmentation problems.

The only shade that I noticed fading with was Black Currant, but it wasn’t so drastic since it was a little dull in the first place.

Overall, this is such a great palette if you are looking to get more into cool tones. This is an especially great palette for spring!

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Well, that’s it for this week’s Palette Roulette! Here’s hoping that next week’s palette is just as good!

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9 thoughts on “Palette Roulette | Week 8

    1. I’m so glad you liked it! That’s awesome that you do a palette of the month! Anything to make us use our products more, right? Mine just forces me to really dive in for a week. I do have quite a few palettes at this point! I’m definitely being more choosy with what I buy from now on.

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  1. So glad you did a palette roulette for the chocolate bon bons, I was inspired to use it today 🙂
    Almond truffle and bordeaux are my favourite shades in the whole palette! That blueberries & cream eye look is to die for, I love it!

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