Laura Geller The Truffles Collection: Now THAT’S a Sweet Gift

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Laura Geller The Truffles Collection Chocolate Pistachio palette

Wearing the Laura Geller “The Truffles Collection” Chocolate Pistachio Palette ($45)

Chocolate.

Just let that word sink in for a minute… Meditate on it. Close your eyes, and think of every scent and thought and feeling you get when you open a big box of chocolates.

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Laura Geller The Truffles Collection

Clockwise from the top: The Laura Geller “The Truffles Collection” palettes in Chocolate Plum Cordial, Chocolate Toffee, Chocolate Pistachio and Chocolate Truffle

That’s the feeling Laura Geller wants chocolate-loving makeup aficionados to feel when they feast their eyes on the generously sized “The Truffles Collection,” currently available for $45 (a $168 value!). You could treat Mom to a chocolate shadow extravaganza for Mother’s Day (It’s Sunday May 8th, ladies and gentlemen. Do not forget your mama!), or snag this delicious box of coco-inspired baked shadows for yourself.

Laura Gellar The Truffles Collection

Laura Gellar, The Truffles Collection

The Truffles Collection comes with four separate palettes, each based around a different coco treat, and all are packaged in a big box that opens much like a classic box of chocolates. The individual palettes are housed in colorful metallic cardboard that matches the “flavor” therein.

Laura Geller The Truffles Collection

Laura Geller “The Truffles Collection” four individual chocolate palettes

Laura Geller The Truffles Collection

Baked shadow perfection, just as satisfying as digging into an actual box of chocolates!

Laura Geller The Truffles Collection

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  • Chocolate Plum Cordial, a berry-hued assortment, contains Marble, a matte pinkish off white; Frosting, a metallic pinked taupe; and Fig, a classic metallic plum.
  • Chocolate Toffee, a rich caramel-hued palette, includes Slate, a rich matte tan; Brown Sugar, a rich shimmering golden brown; and Mahogany, a deep red-toned matte brown.
  • Chocolate Truffle is dark chocolate lover’s dream with Mushroom, a matte cool toned tan; Smoke, a metallic true taupe; and Licorice, a smooth, matte black.
  • Chocolate Pistachio is an interesting mix with Vanilla, a true matte cream; Vintage, a warm-toned shimmering gold; and Forest, a unique shimmering deep green with red glitter.
Laura Geller The Truffles Collection

Chocolate Plum Cordial (left to right): Marble, Frosting, Fig

Laura Geller The Truffles Collection

Chocolate Toffee (left to right): Slate, Brown Sugar, Mahogany

Laura Gellar The Truffles Collection

Chocolate Truffle (left to right): Mushroom, Smoke, Licorice

Laura Gellar The Truffles Collection

Chocolate Pistachio (left to right): Vanilla, Vintage, Forest

My favorite (and favorite truffle, what a coincidence!) is Chocolate Pistachio, which stands out the most to me among the four palettes, and among the shadows in it, Forest is unlike anything I’ve used before. When applied wet with a bit of water, it leaves a stunning deep sheen with red glitter sitting seductively on top. I’m wearing it with Vintage, and with Vanilla on my brown bone, in the pic at the top… What a shade!

The only downside I see with these, and I fear you may have known this pun was coming…but The Truffles Collection is literally like a box of chocolates in that you never know what you’re gonna get. The shades are stunning! — and they swatch beautifully, but they’re a bit unpredictable to apply. Some of the mattes apply like a dream, while others go on patchy, and many of the metallic hues don’t blend as well as I expected. Fortunately, as the shadows are baked, they can easily be applied with a flat synthetic brush and a bit of water for a lovely foiled look.

Which of these four palettes is your favorite? Does that coincide with your favorite kind of chocolate, or was that just me? 🙂


Jessica Revitte


Jessica is a Project Manager by day and a mommy, soon to be wife, avid reader and makeup lover in the in between times that really count. You may remember her from her former beauty blog, Getting Cheeky. Jessica is stepping out of beauty blogging “retirement” as a creative outlet and is eager to write about makeup, once again bringing her signature cultural, literary and historical twist to the table. See what she’s been up to these days, with and without makeup, on Instagram.

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  1. This has me craving chocolate!!! I think if I had to choose I’d go for Chocolate Pistachio, such a lovely combination of colors.
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  2. Barb says:

    They are all gorgeous but that Chocolate Plum Cordial! Gorgeous. I agree with you with the application. I have a few other Laura Geller eyeshadow palettes and I definitely get better pay off when they are applied damp. Hmmm..maybe I’ll wear one tonight!

    • Jessica Revitte says:

      I think that can be said of most baked mineral shadows, but you are right that there is something about Laura Gellar’s that lend themselves to be applied with water or mixing medium. 🙂

      Jessica

  3. Kris says:

    These look delish, but did you find them to be the same quality as the regular line? That’s a on concern with these big pallets. ALSO I’d love to see the rest of your bird tattoo! And learn the story behind it?

    • Jessica Revitte says:

      Hi Kris, in my experience these didn’t differ from the standard Laura Geller mineral shadows. 🙂

      I’ll try to include a picture of the tattoo in one of my upcoming swatches. It’s a winter wren from a bird book. Wrens symbolize strength in small packages and they’re a bit less common than sparrows.

      Jessica

  4. Erin says:

    If I was warm toned I’d buy it!
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  5. Michaela says:

    Hi Jessica. I agree with you that the packaging is gorgeous. I love “Forest” on you,I think it looks fantastic on you. However, the swatch of “Fig” didn’t look purple or plum at all. I was looking forward to looking like that. I am leaning toward the Chocolate Pistachio trio.

    • Jessica Revitte says:

      Thank you! Forest really is something else. Fig is a fairly brown toned purple shade that leans considerably more toward neutral than purple.

      Jessica

  6. denise S says:

    Looks like a good deal especially if you like baked shadows. I’d be happy if someone gave this to me as a gift! Love the edgy eye look!

    • Jessica Revitte says:

      Thank you, Denise! Apparently I was feeling edgy looks the weekend I created this as I also put together my MAC Eye Gloss look that weekend as well. 🙂

      Jessica

  7. Becky says:

    I’m with you on the Chocolate Pistachio! Three beautiful shades! Forest is really unusual. And please can we see your bird tattoo?
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