By Laura Medina
You can't judge a product by its package. That is the case with Too Faced's new hit Chocolate Collection.
Chocolate has been used as a facial and body ingredient for years, for as long it's been a food treat.
With Valentine's Day smack dabbed in the middle of Grammy Week, the innovation and the creativeness of being dipped in makeup made of chocolate, that's equally healthy as it is durable matches the fun appeal of the Grammy Week while wearing and smelling chocolate theobroma is romantic as Valentine's Day, without the calories or the cavities. Plus, you'll be wearing these chocolate makeup long after the holiday is gone.
Since the realities of being a fun-loving rockin' rocker is tough and intense, this current crop of anti-oxidant packed chocolate makeup is ideal for them.
While on vacation, Too Faced Co-founder and Creative Director Jerrod Blandino learned of the healing properties of cocoa while getting a chocolate facial in Maui. With his first chocolate-based eye palette, Chocolate Bar he created a first-of-its-kind palette that combines the healing benefits of chocolate with richly pigmented, velvety smooth shadows. Chocolate has been used for centuries for its soothing properties and to protect, condition, and heal skin that has been damaged by sun and wind. Studies have shown that the scent of cocoa powder can increase memory and brain power.
Using state-of-art technology extracting then inducing cocoa antioxidants into everyday makeup that people use daily, Too Faced is able to use chocolate to its full use.
Incorporating food grade ingredients into mainstream cosmetics and skincare is the hottest trend, as exemplified by Too Faced's red-hot Chocolate Collection.
First, it's Cocoa Contour Chiseled to Perfection Kit that was the first item to be sold-out at Sephora and on its own website. It's brown and beige contour and highlighting powder comes from real powdered cocoa that's cosmetic-quality. The whiff of chocolate's theobroma raises the brain's endorphins, the all-natural high while Too Faced's Exclusive Cocoa Complex is a proprietary blend of antioxidant-rich cocoa powder and moisturizing cocoa butter that work together to hydrate and smooth skin and boost your mood.
It's slanted mini-kabuki brush with the Cocoa Contour Chiseled to Perfection Kit is nimble and easy to sculpture along the cheekbone and the jawline.
Now, it's a cult makeup item because it's basically sold-out!
Too Faced's Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette, https://www.toofaced.com/p/eye-shadow-palettes/chocolate-bon-bons-eye-shadow-collection/
The newest and third addition to their Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette Collection is their hot pink/violet-based Chocolate Bon Bon, making it outlandishly Grammy-worthy.
Already a sold-out hit, second after the Cocoa Contour Chiseled to Perfection Kit, at Sephora, smearing and brushing this chocolate-based eyeshadow kit feels and is good for your delicate eye lids that need all the cocoa anti-oxidants they can get.
Cocoa Powder Foundation
The next soon-to-be sold-out hit will be Too Faced's Cocoa Powder Foundation in eight realistic skin shades.
They took chocolate to the next level, from chocolate-deep brown for eyeshadow to cheek contour to a barely there beige to olive skin tones infused with Cocoa Complex, a proprietary blend of antioxidant-rich cocoa powder and moisturizing cocoa butter that work together to hydrate and smooth skin and boost your mood. It has additional skincare bonus of Hyaluronic filling spheres diminishing the appearance of fine lines and pores with long-lasting hydration. This face powder absorbs oil with medium-to-full undetectable coverage. The Crystalline Powder is made up of hexagonal-shaped platelets that slide over each other to bring out skin’s natural radiance while added pearl powder creates a soft focus effect leaving skin with a luminous rose petal finish.
Melted Chocolate LIQUIFIED LIPSTICK
On it's way to being a sold-out hit at Macy's and Too Faced's next fourth sold-out hit is its Melted Chocolate Liquified Lipstick.
Next step up above lip gloss and an evolution of the cocoa butter lip balm, this is a cocoa-amped version of the current liquid lipstick, the opaqueness in pigment coverage in a lip gloss liquid and sheen. It's a dream of wearing melted chocolate as lipstick come true. No wonder it's flying off the shelves at Macy's. Again, it's packed with antioxidant-rich cocoa powder and a mood-boosting chocolate scent.
100% Pure Cocoa Pigmented Bronzer - Cocoa Glow
If all of Too Faced's Chocolate Collection is sold-out, no need to despair. Give 100% Pure Beauty a chance.
100% Pure Cocoa Pigmented Bronzer in Cocoa Glow is pure cocoa powder, food-grade enough to sleep in. It's a decent substitute for the cult Cocoa Contour Chiseled to Perfection Kit.
It's a solid block of cocoa and coffee pigments with tomato and berries anti-oxidants.
Fruit Pigmented Lip & Cheek Tint: Shimmery Cocoa Berry
This good-enough-to-eat lips and cheeks tint stick is packed with what it says in it's name:Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Honey Beeswax, Grapeseed Oil, Vitamin E (a-tocopherol), Vitamin C (ascorbyl palmitate), pigments of Cranberry, Pomegranate, Blackberry, Raspberry, Cabernet Grape, Plum, Strawberry, Cherry, Peach, Apricot, Blueberry, Carrot and Tomato, Strawberry Extract, Mica.
If your beloved is worried about gaining fat on the hips yet you want to be affordable romantic about it, buy something from Too Faced's Chocolate Collection or from 100% Pure Beauty.
If the power of cocoa powder and it's anti-oxidant flavonoids are healthy and tough enough for rock stars, then it's healthy and beneficial for you too.