I’ve Got Bon Bons on My Eyes, But It’s Not a Problem: The Perfectly Priced Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Kit Is Sweet on Neutral Looks and Purple Smokey Eyes

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Wearing the new Too Faced Cosmetics Shadow Bon Bons Palette


My sweet tooth is absolutely thrilled with all the action it’s seen lately!

What started innocently enough with a batch of Toll House cookies but then rapidly progressed to a box of custom made MBB cupcakes has mutated, yet again, into makeup. My maniacal sweet tooth is so…maniacal that it can no longer tell the difference between real bonbons and the new Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons eye palette ($42).

If I don’t get a handle on this soon, I’m either going to end up in the emergency room with a doctor asking me, “So why were you eating makeup?” or replace my entire wardrobe with stretchy pants.

Blast you, Too Faced!

Scrumptiously sweet, this indulgent holiday kit of 12 powder eyeshadows, one full-size Lashgasm Mascara and one sample-sized tube of Candlelight Shadow Insurance is not just low-cal (no cal?). It’s also convenient as heck. It gives you the option of going subtle with neutrals like brown, beige and peach, or going buck wild with purple, pink and black smokey sass.

More often now that it’s fall, I’ve been getting the urge to eat my feelings wear purple smokey looks, and a lot of the time when it happens, I reach for Bon Bons.

Here, let me give you the recipe. :)

Just pat Candlelight primer all over your lids, sprinkle one (or two or three) of Bon Bon’s yummy chocolate or caramel browns on your lids and in the crease, add a dash of purple directly on top of your neutrals and a dollop of mascara on your upper and lower lashes.

Chill before serving…

Okay, not really. It’s ready to go right there! — and the look lasts all day long with barely any fading or creasing.

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too faced shadow bon bons

Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons

Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons

Too Faced Color Confections swatches

Shadow Bon Bons

Cook’s tip: remember to tap your eye brush against the edge of the sink (or run it along a tissue/paper towel) before applying these shadows; otherwise, you might wind up with some fallout on your cheeks and beneath your eyes.

Yep, I love the sweet color treats in this kit, and what a great mix of colors. Even with a little bit of fallout and the cute, but oh-so-hard-to-keep-clean velvet case, I think it’s still a win.

PRICE: $42 (a $147 value!)
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Sephora and Ulta stores, and toofacedcosmetics.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+

Lips like sugar…

While you beautiful ’80s babies out there were probably gnawing on your binky when Lips Like Sugar by Echo and the Bunnymen was getting airtime on the radio, I was making mix tapes (actual tapes, like on a tape deck) for my crush, Jake Ryan. :)

If this is your first time hearing this song, welcome to the soundtrack of my most awkward years!

Uh, oh… I feel an ’80s dance montage coming on! Now I gotta cut loose…

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Kirsten H. says:

    I am totally in love with that palette. The colors you chose look great on you.

  2. Too bad about the fallout, but I have to say the colors look good.

  3. Mandy says:

    It’s so beautiful! I need it in my life :D

  4. KPrice says:

    Wow do these look gorgeous on you. I don’t always have luck with their palettes, but this does look pretty.

  5. Nivedita says:

    No way!! I am wearing this look to work tomorrow. The box looks extravagant.
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  6. Teri says:

    I’m quite excited about the Too Faced Holiday collection! They really sparked my interest lately, something that I lost a bit this year. I looove the neutrals here!
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  7. Judging from the name I thought these shadows would be more colorful and bright. But I actually like them better like this.
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  8. Nina says:

    When im channel surfing and see Sixteen Candles on, I have to stop and watch it.

    I want that palette soooo bad! :-) Its so pretty!

  9. Soo Jin says:

    omg, it’s so pretty!! i’ll definitely need to check it out AND try your eyeshadow combo!!

  10. Jennifer says:

    OMG you make it look so easy! I love the look on you but I am so eye shadow challenged I’m not sure I would know what to do with all those colors! I am so into purple shadows though… LOVE them with brown eyes!
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Jennifer,

      This is actually really easy. It’s just a purple and brown with a bit of peach to highlight the brow bone and inner corner. :)

  11. Ruchita says:

    I love To Faced palettes, so I’m definitely getting this one. I do notice some fallout from their shadows so i usually apply my eye makeup baaefore foundation. Then i’ll use a makeup remover wipe to clean up any fallout.

    Back in the day, i used my tape deck to record my favorite songs from the eadii. :-)

  12. Rachel says:

    What a beautiful palette. The shadows really look great on your eyes. Nice swatches too.
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  13. penelope says:

    Lovin the soft and subtle smoky eye. This look would be great for the holidays!
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  14. OOO this one is pretty and the price is great for everything in there! Love your smokey eyes!
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  15. Ambi says:

    Wow this palette looks really nice! Would you recommend this over the Naked or Naked 2 for neutrals?

  16. gio says:

    What a pretty palette. I love the look you did with it, it really suits you.
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  17. I really love how they’re divided up. Seems like you could create simple looks just going across in horizontal lines!
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  18. Phyrra says:

    Framboise is lovely!

  19. This palette is really cute… I have the Fairyland palette from a few years back. It has some nice colors in it, but the pigmentation is just a little lacking.
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  20. Boo says:

    I recently picked up their holiday sweet indulgence set because i thought it was the best deal, this was my first too faced purchase and I am in love with their eyeshadows. I’ve seen your other post on the rest of the sets I want to get my hands on another one because they look like pretty good deals, which on do you recommend?

  21. Linda says:

    This palette is so pretty, I’ll definitely be getting it for framboise and nude beach, love the metallic/ frost finish. Wish the primer was full sized instead of the mascara, but who am i kidding I have enough primer potion to last me until.. hmm the end of time. Thank you for reviewing it.

    This post informed my buying decisions ( yay! ) and made me laugh and go a bit nostalgic! ( double yay! ) I think I need: this palette, a John Hughes movie, and to find all my mixed tapes- probably in that order too :). Thanks again.

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