Blueberry truffles: health food of the future?
I wish. But seriously, I’m coming down with a cold right now, and I’m pretty sure there are antioxidants in both blueberries AND chocolate, soooo…I should probably be eating way more blueberry truffles.
Here’s a look inspired by one of my sweetest loves, blueberry truffles, and I used the deliciously named Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar palette.
I got the idea for this blue and chocolate brown eye look while doing Valentine’s chocolate-themed makeup “research” at See’s Candies (read: biting into the Blueberry Truffle sample the nice lady at See’s gave me).
Incidentally, I live dangerously close to the Novato Vintage Oaks See’s Candies, and if I hit all the green lights, I can get there in three minutes.
I’m just sayin’.
I was in the early stages of choco-ecstasy (it’s a real thing!) when I saw this look clearly in my endorphin-flooded mind — shimmery blue lids, a warm matte brown crease, blue smudged along the lower lash lines, lashes loaded with mascara, and everything surrounded by a soft, smokey haze.
The first palette I thought of was the Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar ($49), the brand’s new chocolate-scented spring eyeshadow palette.
Excuse me a moment while I open it and take a sniff.
That deep, moody blue shade in the middle is called Blueberry Swirl. With its faint black undertones, I thought it’d be perfect for buffing and blending a blueberry truffle smokey eye.
I paired it with Semi-Sweet’s Peanut Butter (a warm orangey brown) in the upper crease and Puddin’ (a cooler mid-toned brown) in the lower crease. Then I loaded my lashes with $35 Better Than False Lashes Extreme mascara, also by Too Faced (side note: I like this well enough on its own, but it’s no match for my current mascara combo love, Estee Lauder’s new Little Black Primer when coupled with any good mascara).
I also tried a new brow look here…
I’ve been infatuated lately with the full, textured brows on Los Angeles makeup artist Patrick Ta’s Instagram feed (he does THE BEST BROWS), so I tried something similar with Bobbi Brown’s Natural Brow Shaper & Hair Touch Up in Brunette ($24), and while I like the fullness, I feel like my brows end up looking a little too unruly/messy.
Close to what I want, but I think I need a little more practice with the product.
Anywho, who else is hungry for chocolate? I could be back with a two-pound box in seven minutes. 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Ugh…I think this bug I’m fighting is just a cold, but I’m pretty sleepy and achy. I’ve been trying to talk myself out of it, but I don’t think it’s working.
What’s your best home remedy for a cold? I’ve already tried kissing tabby tums, but nothing. Not working.