I'm still sick which means not much gets me excited these days other than taking a NyQuil during the day (ooo, naughty!) and chocolate (ooo, gluttony! #leavemealone); enter the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder With Real Cocoa (seriously, can we recruit tinyurl.com to help makeup companies with their names? When I have to take a breath to type out a name there's a serious problem).
Regardless, this bronzing powder had me at "chocolate"... and I doubt I'll ever be able to let go.
I had never tried anything from Too Faced before this bronzing powder. Reviews online always seem to be polarized; some find their makeup to be outstanding while others say the quality is sub-par (mainly due to chalkiness and poor pigmentation). I've idly swatched some palettes and whatnot in Sephora but nothing truly blew my mind (though it was never bad either) enough to override the negative hearsay from online.
My current contour powder, however, was running out (or so I thought; you can see I hauled this a little over a year ago which is more than a slightly embarrassing hit to my estimation skills) and I was looking for something new. Thankfully Too Faced made my decision easy by making a product out of chocolate. You will ALWAYS have my vote when chocolate is involved (okay, okay, don't get too excited... if you're about to throw me into a gas chamber "there's chocolate in there though!!" then I'm still not going to go).
Not only does this look like milk chocolate (though don't get confused, I do indeed have the "Chocolate" version rather than the "Milk Chocolate" that they also offer for people with lighter colored skin) but it SMELLS like chocolate too. Deliciously rich and mini marshmallow-packed hot chocolate to be precise. It is honestly one of the best parts of my morning now just to be able to smell chocolate as I'm putting my makeup on.
Also, while the smell doesn't linger into the day (though admittedly I wouldn't mind if it did), the powder will; this bronzing powder isn't going anywhere. It is truly budge-proof.
As I've said, I am not exactly the picture of health right now but the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder has helped me fake a radiantly rosy complexion. It does so much more than contour: it truly does bronze at the same time as the name states. Because it's matte you don't have to worry about overdoing the shimmer (with eyeshadows, blushes, highlighters, and glosses laced with sparkles now days it's easy to go overboard without realizing under stupidly dim bathroom lights) and the color blends seamlessly with my foundation because of how silky smooth it is.
I could go on (which I'm sure you all know about me by now) but I'll refrain.
To sum it all up: I'm in love. True, forever, put-a-ring-on-it l'amour.
Have you tried out any products from Too Faced?
Love 'em? Hate 'em?
What other cosmetics of theirs should I look into and/or avoid?
xoxo - Cassie