The words “contouring” and “easy” don’t usually fit into the same sentence for me, but I think it is possible to have them both with this particular popular palette: the Too Faced Cocoa Contour Palette ($40).
Most contouring palettes have a LOT going on, but this one has such a logical, simple layout. It only has four pans, but it always comes in handy, no matter if I feel like wearing a little makeup or a lot. Contouring has never been a part of my daily makeup routine, but I’m surprised by how quickly I’ve grown to like using this palette!
Breakdown of the colors
The colors are spot-on for my light warm skin tone — not too cool and not too warm — and Medium Mocha is my favorite one. But I also like Deep Mocha for a more dramatic sculpt.
I feel like Cocoa Glow is the only loser in the palette, partly because of the large size of the glitter. Plus, the level of sheen is only “so-so.”
The matte highlight shade, Cocoa Butter, is a nice yellow powder that I use to set my entire face, but on my skin, it doesn’t highlight as much as it smooths and blends the edges of the contour.
(I love having a setting powder that smells like chocolate! And yes, I am very aware of how lame that sounds.)
As a contour palette, this one’s almost perfect, Too Faced. So close!
See you in the next,