The quality of their products are on point, and they have created several favorites of mine that I use on a daily basis and I cannot live without.
Right now I am loving one of their newer eyeshadow palettes - the Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar. I received this as a Christmas gift, and I have been using it every day since. I love it that much.
When I saw that they were releasing a contour palette...ahem...a COCOA contour palette, I was sold.
I have become a big fan of contouring in the past couple years, and it seems like everyone is coming out with their own contouring kits and palettes. However, I HAD to try this one because I am such of big fan of their cocoa infused products. I purchased mine at Sephora for $40.
Here are my thoughts:
- Packaging: A+
Like I said before, I love their packaging. It is well-made and fun to look at.
- Brush: B
They include a small angled kabuki brush made with their famous "Teddy Bear Hair" bristles. It is really soft and easy to use. The handle is a bit short, but it does a great job once you get the hang of it.
- Light Cocoa (upper left): B+
This is a great highlight shade. I was hoping that it would be matte, but there is a slight sheen to it. It swatches a bit powdery, but it works great on the face.
- Medium Cocoa (upper right): A+
This is the PERFECT cool toned, matte contour shade. It creates a flawless, natural looking shadow where you need it. It blends out really well and does not come off patchy at all.
- Dark Cocoa (lower left): A
This is a warm, matte bronzer that can be used all over the face. It works well with Medium Cocoa, just use a light hand because it is very warm! It has the same flawless consistency as Medium Cocoa.
- Pop of Light (lower right): C-
As you can can see on the swatch (you can barely see it), this shade is pretty much just glitter. I used it once as a highlight, and it accentuated my pores and made me sparkly...as opposed to giving me that highlight effect. However, this can be used on the eyes, chest, etc. for some added sparkle and it looks great. I think if you are a fan of sparkle, you will like to use this...for purposes other than highlighting.
Overall, I like this palette. There are a couple of changes that I would have made, but I am happy with it. The powders blend well, they smell great, and they leave a nice finish.