Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Too Faced Candy Bar Palette- Swatches + Initial Impressions

**all items purchased by me

I finally have my swatches done for my Too Faced Candy Bar palette.  I actually bought this palette back in January and am just now really getting to know it.  When I was in Ulta a couple days ago (big surprise, right?) I saw more of these up by the check-out area in what I'd call the "impulse" racks.  Since the palette is still available, I moved it to the top of my swatch pile and got to it.  This one is limited edition, available at both Ulta and Sephora, so if you like it don't hesitate too long!
The case makes for adorable packaging...I'll be keeping the palette inside the case since. (picture of the actual box can be seen in my haul post that I linked to up above)
Above, opened up so no clear lid glare; below are swatches.  Most are just one swipe.  The 2 shades that are hardest to see since they are so close to my skin tone are above my watermark in each picture.
From Sephora's website:
What it is:
A chocolate bar-themed iPhone 5 case filled with a tempting array of shadows, plus a blush and bronzer. 
What it does:
Filled with 11 matte and shimmer eye shadows, plus a wearable blush and bronzer, this palette pops out so you can carry it with you for on-the-go touch-ups. 
This set contains:
- 0.014 oz Eyeshadow x 9 in Vanilla, Medium Brown, Plum, Pink, Rose Gold, Moss, Silver, Dark Blue, Matte Brown
- 0.032 oz Eyeshadow in Matte Caramel, Peach
- 0.053 oz Blush in Coral
- 0.11 oz Matte Bronzer in Chocolate Soleil
- Detachable chocolate bar design iPhone 5 case 
Overall, I'm really happy with the palette.  As usual, the skintone shades took some building up to be able to show in pictures - top left shade (Vanilla) and the 2 larger shades (Peach, Matte Caramel).  Other than that, there was only one shade that took 2-3 swipes to get to show up nicely - it's the middle shade in the far right column (Moss).  All the shades feel nice and creamy.  My favorite color based on swatches is the coppery one in the center (Rose Gold) - so pretty!
Moving on to the cheek colors - a blush and bronzer.  These also swatched easily; I might have gone over the bronzer a couple times, but in real life it wouldn't be worn that concentrated.  The blush, Coral, is a fairly intense pink-coral.  I'll have to be careful with this when applying so I don't turn into "blush face."  I hope that the bronzer isn't too orange or muddy looking on me - it says it's Chocolate Soleil but the shade looks different from my other palette with it...maybe because of the brightness of Coral?

I'm still trying to figure out possible color combinations.  For the moment, nothing has really come to me to be able to use the pink shade, but there's always a neutral eye with a pop of color on the lower lash line.  Hopefully I'll be able to think of something a little more creative when I'm not so tired.  As I mentioned previously, the case is an extra that I could have done without - not an Apple product household.  I'll just end up keeping the palette in it just to make it easier to recognize.

Is the Candy Bar Palette something that catches your eye?  What color combinations would you wear out of it?

**all items purchased by me
**my opinions are my own
**not sponsored/affiliated

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