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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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? 🙂