Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette

Bon Bons That Won’t Go to Your Hips

Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette ($42.00) includes Shadow Insurance Candlelight Eyeshadow Primer (0.17 oz.), full-sized Lashgasm Mascara (0.40 oz.), and twelve eyeshadows: Vanilla (matte bone), Cut the Cake (heathered mist), Framboise (no description), Coffee Bean (matte coffee), Peach Fuzz (peachy gold), Hot Cocoa (chocolate), Candy Rose (pink sparkle), Lovey Dovey (sable brown), Nude Beach (nude peach), Cinnamon Sugar (no description), Marzipan (no description), and Licorice Latte (black with bronze sparkle). Each eyeshadow is 0.03 oz. for a total of 0.36 oz. of eyeshadow.

Vanilla is a pale ivory with a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, finely-milled texture that wasn’t powdery. MAC Laundry Daze has more shimmer. Bobbi Brown Ivory is similar. Inglot #351 is a bit cooler-toned.

Cut the Cake is a soft lavender with a hint of cool undertones. The pigmentation was nice, and the texture was smooth and blendable. MAC Creative Whim is pinker and darker. OCC Datura is more iridescent. MAC Dynamic Duo 2 is similar. theBalm Curtain Call is pinker.

Framboise is a dark, smoky plum with a shimmery sheen and finish. It had so-so color payoff–it could have used more pigment. Urban Decay Rapture has more red in it. Urban Decay Rockstar is darker, mroe intense. MAC Joy & Laughter is more subdued. MAC Hypnotizing is lighter. MAC Winterized is close but less sparkly.

Coffee Bean is a cool-toned gray-brown (but I wouldn’t call it taupe). The more you blend it, the browner it becomes. It had good color payoff, though it was a bit stiff in texture. MAC Bad Lieutenant is similar in color. Urban Decay Back Door is very similar. MAC Dance in the Dark is a little more red-brown.

Peach Fuzz is a pink-tinged peach with golden sparkle. The golden sparkle doesn’t bind well with the pink base color, so it tends to blend away as fall out on the eye. It had good pigmentation but was slightly powdery. Urban Decay Walk of Shame is more beige and has no sparkle. Buxom Cocker Spaniel is lighter.

Hot Cocoa is a medium brown with a champagne sheen and golden orange tones. The pigmentation was nice, and the texture was easy to work with. MAC Magical Mist is a bit less red-toned. NARS Flowers 3 is warmer and has less of a sheen. Urban Decay YDK is richer.

Candy Rose is a light-medium pink with yellow undertones and a matte finish. It has silver sparkle that you can see in the pan, but it dusts away very quickly and doesn’t bind with the color itself. This shade had nice color payoff and a soft, just barely powdery, texture.

Lovey Dovey is a medium-dark bronze brown with orange undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had good pigmentation, and it applied smoothly. MAC Mulch is very similar. MAC Electric Coil is more coppered. Dior Aurora is more subdued. Buxom Golden Retriever is similar.

Nude Beach is a golden beige with gold micro-glitter. This shade was sheer, and it was the sheerest of the twelve. I did have problems with fall out from the micro-glitter both during application and while I wore it. Cinderella Charming is similar without the glitter. Dior Couture Gold is slightly paler.

Cinnamon Sugar is a golden, light-medium bronze-brown with a metallic finish. The color payoff was nice, and the texture was soft, smooth, and blendable. Urban Decay Chase is darker, richer. Buxom Mutt is browner, less golden. Urban Decay Suspect is a smidgen darker.

Marzipan is a light-medium orange-brown with a mostly matte finish. It had so-so pigmentation, and it was a little stiff to work with, but it was still blendable. Inglot #337 is darker. MAC Moleskin is darker and browner. Chanel Beige Lame is less orange, browner, and has shimmer/sparkle.

Licorice Latte is a blackened brown with bronze sparkle. It had good color payoff, and while it was a dry kind of matte, it was still soft and blendable. Cinderella Cinders is warmer. Dior Night Golds is browner, less black. Tarina Tarantino Dreamy is warmer, redder-toned. Bobbi Brown Black Gold has more sparkle. MAC Legendary Black is similar.

Overall, Bon Bons is a solid eyeshadow palette, and at $42, it’s more than worth a peek.  It’s a mostly neutral palette with a few purples/pinks thrown in.  I like that they have a variety of finishes from matte to satins to frosts.  The only shade I didn’t care for was Nude Beach, because it was sheer and had fall out throughout the day. The mascara lengthened well without clumping and did not flake on me–if you need any thickening and volumizing, this isn’t the right mascara. Some of the more matte shades leaned on the powdery side, but none of the shades were really powdery to a point where it was detrimental to application.  When I tested out the wear of the eyeshadows, they wore eight hours without fading or creasing over the Candlelight base, and without any base, there was some minor but noticeable fading after eight hours.

The palette is an excellent value, even for the eyeshadows alone, but you also get an eyeshadow primer and full-sized mascara to complete the look.  I like that both of those things fit inside the palette, since they’re of substantial enough size that they’ll last longer than few uses.  You could always put in a gloss or eyeliner in those slots, too, as time went on.

The Glossover

LE
coming-soon

Cement

B+

This is a good palette option for someone who enjoys warm-toned neutrals! There are a few pops of color but nothing too bold or bright, so there are ways to switch it up that won't be intimidating.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Vanilla Eyeshadow

Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Cut the Cake Eyeshadow

Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Framboise Eyeshadow

Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Coffee Bean Eyeshadow

Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Peach Fuzz Eyeshadow

Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Hot Cocoa Eyeshadow

Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Candy Rose Eyeshadow

Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Lovey Dovey Eyeshadow

Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Nude Beach Eyeshadow

Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Cinnamon Sugar Eyeshadow

Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Marzipan Eyeshadow

Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Licorice Latte Eyeshadow

Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Eyeshadows in Nude Beach, Cinnamon Sugar, Hot Cocoa, Lovey Dovey, Vanilla

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38 thoughts on “Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I LOVED that look you did, Christine! It looks so beautiful!!

  2. Avatar of Dominique Dominique

    I have it and I love it ! It’s cute and it contains a full size mascara. I also purchased the Vice palette today, the Vice is better I admit. But this one is really pretty too. ( 35 € and 39 € here, I found the Vice palette really cheap compared to the others, fun etc.. are 35 € which is too much even for a Holiday presentation ). The Bon Bons is delicate, girly and the packaging is pretty too.

  3. I think it’s a very cute idea for a neutrals palette. It looks lovely on you.

  4. Courney K

    I’m a huge fan of Too Faced eye palates, but this one doesn’t grab me. I’m hoping to snatch up the Return of Sexy one though.

  5. aw crap I love it. /ogles. When I first saw this I totally dismissed it, but nope. It’s really growing on me.

  6. Liz

    The look you created is nice, but the colors look like stuff I already have. I’ll pass.

  7. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    LOVE IT. Cut the Cake is such a lovely, subtle lavender. <3 do have another LE palette currently out that is a lot more colorful than this one. I guess this must be the neutral companion. But it's lovely. <3 I've been meaning to try Too Faced for awhile. I'll have to decide between this and their non-LE neutral eye palette.

  8. Lisa

    I bought this palette but ended up returning it. The quality of it is pretty much on par for most Too Faced palettes, which I happen to love. However, I returned this one because it had so many repeats from last year’s holiday palette. I love Too Faced so much! I wish they had come up with some new colors instead of using a lot of repeats.

  9. A very nice looking palette, but a bit too pedestrian for me.

  10. Hot Cocoa really looks it. Named perfectly! :)

  11. Avatar of Mariella Mariella

    I have always loved Too Faced shadows. I have Nude Beach in the Natural Eye palette and it is a nightmare of glitter fallout but this palette is very, very tempting to me! Love the look you created, Christine.

  12. Alex

    I love a neutral palette as much as the next girl, but this just seems… uninspiring. The colors are so close to each other and seem washed out and bland. I’ll pass.

  13. Avatar of Amy xamyx

    I actually considered this a few days ago, but I passed. Most of the colors are too similar to what I own already, and I just really hate the bulky cardboard packaging.

    Also, in your review you mention wearing these with no base, yet it comes with a primer. To me, that implies a primer should be used, so I’m wondering why you chose not to review the primer, as well (or the mascara).

  14. At first impression I wasn’t too impressed with the eye shadows, but when I saw what you managed to do with them in the last photo, I changed my mind :)

  15. VickyM

    From the coments looks like I´m the only one who likes it…I like the colors and like the packaging I will consider this.

  16. Ruthless

    I bought this, was a bit disappointing- swatches on hand in store did not match up to eyelids, it’s not the first too faced palette I’ve had this issue with. At least with the glimmer primer included anyways. I think I would have been better off with the larger one with the cheek colours.

  17. So glad you posted this, I’ve been eying this for a couple weeks now in anticipation for the VIB sale.

  18. Lizz

    I really want to get this! It looks beautiful!

  19. Maureen

    Doesn’t ‘framboise’ mean ‘raspberry’? Why did they go with that color?

  20. OMG, I absolutely adore this palette! I’m hoping to get my hands on it soon :)

  21. Wow–I’m actually kinda sorta in love with this palette. I don’t own anything from Too Faced (can you believe it?!) but I think I’ll get this palette as my first item!

  22. Was excited to see that this palette is only $3 more in Canada (palettes are usually $10+ more here), I think I already own too many similar colours but the primer and mascara, which is $28 on its own, might make it worth it. And I love Framboise!

  23. Avatar of Rachael Rachael

    This might be my first Too faced purchase as well. Definitely feel that I need this in my life.

  24. Amanda

    I am going to buy this ASAP…

  25. gorgeous! this looks so nice on you!

  26. Avatar of Elle Elle Jaye

    I ordered it today! I am excited to play around it and hopefully it will turn into my travel kit. I am so over taking a ton of makeup whenever I go for a weekend trip.

  27. At first, I was a little skeptical about this palette & after reading your review, seeing your swatches of the shadows, I AM ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE! I’m definitely purchasing this palette. Thank you, Christine!

    xoxo

  28. Heather

    I really liked this I have been searching for neutral colors I can’t bring myself to spend alot on one color so this is perfect! I normally wear Bare Minerals but I have been eyeing Too Faced. I don’t think I will use the mascara and I don’t use a primer on my eyes most of the time. I purchased today and put the colors on my hands the pigment isn’t what I am use to but I will try and see mostly love the colors!

    • Heather

      I returned the pallet there was mass fallout and the colors wouldn’t blend. I wanted to love it just couldn’t.

  29. Jo Iversen

    I just got this palette today, and I have to say that I actually really like the mascara! It does thicken and lengthens quite a lot and I’m always happy to get my hands on more shadow insurance!
    Overall it’s such a nice palette that’s really worth the price I think.

  30. Alyse

    I know this is an older post but I just had to comment. I have never in my life returned a makeup product until this palette. I was incredibly disappointed. I found the shades hard to work with, powdery, and my eyelids itched like crazy when I used these shadows! I was super excited when I bought it, too. Peach fuzz was my favorite color, and I’d love to find something comparable if anyone knows of one.

  31. Chloe

    Can you do a tutorial for this palette?