The Too Faced Cocoa Contour Palette, With Its Simple, Logical Layout, Is Almost Perfect!

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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!

too faced cocoa contour

too faced cocoa contour

too faced cocoa contour buki brush

The super soft contour buki brush is included with the palette

too faced cocoa contour ingredients


Wearing the Contour Palette’s Medium Mocha + Cocoa Butter, along with Too Faced Sparkling Bellini blush, on my cheeks


The full face featuring clean eyebrows (L’Oreal Brow Stylist Definer in Dark Brunette), a pop of color (Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Liner in I-32), and contoured cheeks (Too Faced Cocoa Contour)


Swatches of the Too Faced Contour 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!

You can pick up the $40 Too Faced Cocoa Contour Palette at Sephora, Ulta, Macy’s, and! It currently only comes in Medium-Deep.

See you in the next,


Anna Oh

Anna is an illustrator and designer from Atlanta, GA. Her work focuses on fashion, beauty, and awesome women. A former tomboy, Anna now happily embraces all things pink, glittery, and floral scented. You can see her illustration work at and on Instagram.


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  1. Seems pretty near perfect to me! 🙂
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  2. Madeleine says:

    This palette looks really great! Smelling like chocolate is always a big plus too, haha.

  3. Agata says:

    It looks beautiful on you. I’d think the shades are too dark for a lighter skin tone but I was wrong. I will def check this palette out!

    • Anna Oh says:

      Hi Agata! My swatches are done with using a heavy hand–but the pans are more tightly pressed so you don’t have a TON of product getting in your brush as well. So i think it IS possible for a paler skin tone to use 🙂

  4. Rachel R. says:

    It looks perfect on you.

  5. Mickey says:

    I saw this over the weekend and was contemplating on getting this! I was contemplating on whether to get this or the Marc Jacobs, Smash box, or Anastasia one. Which one do you, fellow bloggers, and fellow readers out there recommend? This is for everyday working contour and special events. Thanks!

    • Anna Oh says:

      The Smashbox one is SO handy, I love that it’s more precise and doesn’t come in a huge palette. But I could never get over the price tag for the amount!

      The Too Faced one is a happy medium–lots of room to play with the depth. The highlighters are not AS useful, but I have a drawer full of highlighters to pick from that I’d much rather wear anyways!

      I haven’t tried the MJ or Anastasia! (Anastasia was too big for my taste! Too many options!)

  6. Erin says:

    Too dark for me but it really works on you.
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  7. Joyce says:

    I love the original Too Faced Chocolate Soleil as a bronzer and contour shade for my NC30/35 skin tone. So, I’m interested to see how Medium Mocha and Deep Mocha compares. From your hand swatch, it looks like the shades in the palette looks warmer than Too Faced Chocolate Soleil?
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    • Anna Oh says:

      Hey Joyce! The Deep Mocha is the coolest color overall. I like Medium Mocha because it is more natural looking–but still on the cooler end. It’s difficult to swatch for photos, but try it out in a store some time!

      I find the Chocolate Soleil to be neutral in the perfect sense of the word. Sometimes it looks yellow compared to my reddish bronzers.

  8. denise S says:

    Wish they had a darker version of this. Looks good on you but too light for my complexion.

  9. Ally says:

    Love your lip color- it goes perfectly with this look! What are you wearing?

  10. Karen says:

    So pretty on you, Anna! The finishes on the two contouring shades look interesting. Are they more of a satin rather than a matte finish?

  11. Lauren says:

    Ohhh you look gorgeous and as a struggling wanna be contourist, this looks amazing! I’ll be purchasing this! LOVE your lip color! Is it just the MUFE liner?

  12. hanna says:

    I think I’m going to have to get this after seeing it in action.
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