Makeup and chocolate are two of my favourite things, so it's safe to say I wasn't surprised when I fell in love with Too Faced's new Cocoa Powder Foundation and Chocolate Bronzer range. Like their infamous chocolate bar palette, the bronzers and foundation are infused with cocoa, and damn they smell good!
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There are two bronzers to choose from - Milk Chocolate Soleil is the lighter of the two and is perfect for paler skin tones. They're both matte, so are great for contouring and offer a build able depth of colour - you won't need to worry about orange faces here! The fact that they also smell good enough to eat is just a bonus, but the cocoa inside the formula is great for packing an antioxidant punch.
I'm not usually a fan of compact powder foundations as they can be slightly chalky, but I've been quite surprised by how much I like this one. The Cocoa Powder Foundation comes in a choice of eight shades (I have Fair which is the lightest one) and they've catered for a good mix of fair to medium skin tones.
Inside the compact is the foundation pan and underneath a little compartment for the applicator sponge. I have to be honest - I don't really like using the sponge as I find it makes application a little cakey so I tend to apply using a buffing brush in the same way I would a mineral powder foundation, building the coverage up from light to medium/full depending on how much you need. My favourite way to use this product is actually on top of a BB or CC cream, adding extra coverage where I need it around the nose and chin area and helping to set the BB cream in place.
Both the foundation and bronzers are pretty long wearing - you'll easily get 8 hours from each before needing a little top up, and while they might smell deliciously like chocolate in the pan, that smell doesn't linger when it's on your face. Slightly disappointing, but it's probably a good thing as if I could smell chocolate all day, I don't think I'd ever stop thinking about it!
Too Faced's Milk Chocolate Soleil and Chocolate Soleil Bronzers cost £25 each and the Cocoa Powder Foundation is £28. You can find them from all Too Faced stockists (Debenhams Oxford Street is my favourite!) and online from Beauty Bay and Boots.
Do you like the sound of these chocolate infused products?