Get Ready with Me & First Impression: Too Faced Chocolate Bar

Another First Impressions/Get Ready With Me video for all of you! And this time, it’s not a limited edition palette! Wahoo! The Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette is, I believe, a permanent product. And if not, well, it’s still available just about anywhere that sells Too Faced cosmetics.
I think the first thing that intrigued me about this palette was that it SMELLS like chocolate. I was sort of feeling…eh…about the palette at first glance. But then the sales associate told me to smell it. Not something you usually hear when you’re eyeing up an eyeshadow palette! I tried to play around with a look that I typically wouldn’t wear. It’s a little more “dramatic” than I’m used to, but I liked the end result!
If you’d like to know which colors and tools were used, keep on reading. If you’re interested in seeing my overall opinion on the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette and how I put the look together, check out the video at the end of this post!
Face:
Concealer: MAC Pro Longwear Concealer – NW20
Foundation: MAC Face & Body Foundation – N2
Setting Powder: MAC Blot Powder/Pressed – Medium Dark
Blush: Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush – Exposed
Eyes:
Eye Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion – Original
Lid Color: Creme Brulee – Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
Crease:  Semi-Sweet – Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
Crease: Haute Chocolate – Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
Outer V: Haute Chocolate – Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
Outer V: Gilded Ganache – Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
Lower Lashline: Haute Chocolate – Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
Lower Lashline: Gilded Ganache – Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
Brow Highlight: White Chocolate – Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
Inner Corner: Marzipan – Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
Lips:
Lipstick: Too Faced La Crème – Spice Spice Baby
Brushes/Tools Used:
MAC 228 – Mini Shader Brush (Outer V & Lower Lash line)
Urban Decay Double Ended Brush (concealer)
e.l.f. Powder Brush (setting powder)

Has anyone tried this palette yet? What do you think? And what are your thoughts on the smell?! Think the chocolatey smell will be good enough to assuage a hormonal craving for chocolate? Haha. Ok, I think I took that a little too far. Until next time, lovelies!

Click below to see my first impressions and review on this palette!




Get Ready With Me & First Impression: Tarte Gorgeous Getaways (Limited Edition – Ulta Holiday 2013)

So, let’s address the elephant in the room: I’m about 2 months too late with this video. But I really wanted to film another First Impressions/Get Ready With Me video and didn’t have anything new to show you guys EXCEPT for this palette. For those of you that have this palette and haven’t played around with it much yet, this could be helpful! Although I find it doubtful that anyone could keep their hands off this palette for long. I wouldn’t have had I not had the *thing that shall not be named* that’s plagued my eyelid and kept me away from eye makeup for a few months (due to self-consciousness). This could also be helpful for those of you out there that can still get your hands on it. This is no longer available on Ulta’s website, and I have no idea if the stores still have their holiday palettes in stock or if they’ve pulled their stock. But if this is a palette you REALLY want and haven’t been able to find it, you could always turn to Amazon or Ebay and try your luck there. But take that suggestion at your own risk! Use your best judgment and make sure to purchase from a reputable seller.
If you’d like to know what was used in this tutorial, keep on reading. If you’re interested in seeing what I used to put this look together and my overall opinion on the Tarte Gorgeous Getaways holiday 2013 palette, check out the video at the end of this post!

Face:
Concealer: MAC Pro Longwear Concealer – NW20
Foundation: MAC Face & Body Foundation – N2
Setting Powder: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder – Dim Light
Setting Powder (T-Zone): MAC Blot Powder/Pressed – Medium Dark
Blush: Tarte Gorgeous Getaways Palette – Ambitious*
Eyes:
Eye Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion – Original
Lid Color: Tarte Gorgeous Getaways Palette – Great Sphynx & Santorini bikini*
Crease: Tarte Gorgeous Getaways Palette – Rocky Mountains*
Transition: Tarte Gorgeous Getaways Palette – Grand Canyon*
Outer V: Tarte Gorgeous Getaways Palette – Rocky Mountains*
Lower Lashline: Tarte Gorgeous Getaways Palette – Rocky Mountains*
Brow Highlight: Tarte Gorgeous Getaways Palette – Serengeti sand*
Inner Corner: Tarte Gorgeous Getaways Palette – Taj Mahal*
Lips:
Tarte Gorgeous Getaways Palette Lipgloss – Czech Me Out
Brushes/Tools Used:
Real Techniques – Expert Face Brush (concealer)
EcoTools – Deluxe Fan Brush (all over powder/set concealer)
e.l.f. Powder Brush (T-Zone setting powder)
MAC 228 – Mini Shader Brush (Outer V & Lower Lash line)
MAC 224 – Blending Brush (Blending/Transition)
MAC 224 – Blending Brush (Browbone Highlight)
Products marked with * = Limited Edition – Link unavailable

I might post another Get Ready With Me using this, but I feel like that might be cruel and unusual punishment since the palette is no longer available. Haha. What do you think? Any suggestions on other color combos I should try out? 

Click below to see my first impressions with this palette!



Get Ready With Me & First Impression: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

Another blog post! I think I already have 2012 and 2013 beat! Haha! If you’d like to know what was used in this tutorial, keep on reading. If you’re interested in seeing what I used to put this look together and my overall opinion on the coveted Naked 3 palette, check out the video at the end of this post!

Face:
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel mixed with MAC Face & Body Foundation – N2
Eyes:
Eye Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion – Original
Lid Color: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette – Burnout
Transition: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette – Limit
Outer V: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette – Factory
Lower Lashline: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette – Factory
Brow Highlight: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette – Strange
Inner Corner: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette – Strange
Lips:
Brushes/Tools Used:
Real Techniques – Expert Face Brush (concealer)
EcoTools – Deluxe Fan Brush (all over powder/set concealer)
MAC 228 – Mini Shader Brush (outer V & Lower Lash line)
MAC 224 – Blending Brush (Blending & Transition)
Sonia Kashuk Blending Brush (Transition color)
Smashbox Dual ended brush (Typically I would use MAC 227 – Large Fluff Brush) (Brow bone highlight)
One thing I will say that was not included in the video: the color I wasn’t too happy with (Dust) shattered after the palette was dropped once. On carpet. I returned the palette to Ulta in hopes of exchanging it, but all of the Ultas around here are sold out and can’t confirm when they will get more shipment – one of the stores said it would be several months before they get Naked 3 in stock again. What?! Boo! Lucky for me, they’re still in stock online! Hopefully I’ll be able to purchase one with my merchandise credit and see it next week!

Anyone have this palette or planning to get one? What are your opinions?

Click below to see my first impressions with this palette!