Is it Worth the Buy? Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer

Happy Sunday, friends! Hope you all had a great Black Friday weekend! Today I wanted to share with you my thoughts on one of Too Faced’s most popular products.

The Chocolate Soleil Bronzer is a medium/deep toned matte bronzer with their famous sweet chocolate scent. I got a deluxe size of this when I bought a little trial set with 5 of their best selling products. You all know that Benefit’s Hoola bronzer is my all time favourite so this one had a lot to compete with. I think the overall tone is nice but for my skin tone it borders on being too warm so you have to be careful when applying it.

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I find that it looks really nice blended around the temples, cheeks and jawline to wake up your complexion and you can get get away with a really soft and subtle contour if you’re careful to not apply too much. My one complaint is that I find it tough to blend and since it’s such a deep tone that can be a serious issue. Building it up slowly with a fluffy powder brush seems to be the best way to deal with that.

Overall I think it’s a really nice matte bronzer with a fairly good tone. I think it works well in the summer time for those of us with fair skin and could work all year on deeper skin tones. Let me know your thoughts on the Chocolate Soleil Bronzer if you’ve tried it. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great Sunday.

-Rach

Is it Worth the Buy? Nyx Dream Catcher Palette Review

Hello friends! While I was in Florida, my sister and I went on a crazy shopping spree at Target and I’ve been testing out a ton of new makeup that I haven’t been able to find here. Today I’ll be talking about the Nyx Dream Catcher Palette. So many drugstore brands have been bringing out eye shadow palettes recently which is great, but I haven’t been a fan of any yet so I couldn’t wait to try this one.

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Nyx was a brand that I was really looking forward to checking out and these palettes grabbed my attention right away! They have three different options, though all of them are very neutral. Each palette contains ten eye shadows, a double sided sponge applicator and a mirror underneath. I went for Stormy Skies because it seemed to have some interesting shades in it. This was $15 US and $18 CAN.

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There are five matte shades and five satin to shimmery shades in this palette. They were fairly well pigmented overall, though some of the darker ones I was a bit dissapointed with. They work very well when applied wet if you’re looking to get a bit more colour payoff. I love that they included a matte black and a matte white because they’re such great staple colours to have and they build up really well. I was a little disappointed with some of the shades that you would use all over the lid as they tend to look the same once blended out. But the shimmery purple, the frosty blue and the matte peach are really nice and definitely made up for the other ones.

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The packaging is quite nice and doesn’t fell cheap like drugstore palettes sometimes do, though I find the layout a bit weird and awkward. There isn’t a mirror on the lid it’s actually underneath the shadows once you slide them out. I honestly didn’t know there even was a mirror until I went on their website before writing this!

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Overall, this is the best drugstore eye shadow palette that I’ve tried so far. The shadows weren’t too powdery or stiff, they were fairly well pigmented and they lasted really well. If you’re on a budget but still want a fun palette that you can get a ton of looks out of then I would definitely suggest giving it a look. This cute and budget friendly palette is certainly worth the buy!

What do you think of the Dream Catcher palettes? Are there any other products you’d like to see reviewed? Thank you so much for stopping by! ❤

xx -Rach

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