If you’re a Too Faced lover then you’ll love their latest eyeshadow release! The Too Faced Melted Chocolate Matte Liquid Eyeshadows have just been released to complete the already fabulous Melted Chocolate collection!
You all know how I’m obsessed with my neutrals. They’re the best when it comes to flattering every look because you simply can’t go wrong with them! Let’s see if these Matte Liquid Eyeshadows can live up to the rest of the Too Faced Melted Chocolate Collection!
The Liquid Matte Eye Shadows are a 2-in-1 “whipped liquid” shadow formula that promises to deliver rich and intense cocoa tones that can be worn alone for an airbrushed look or as a pigmented primer.
Why are they 2 in 1? You can use them as eyeshadows (obviously) or lipstick! Matching your eyeshadow to your lips is all the rage at the moment, Too Faced released these at the perfect time!
All the colours in the collection are neutral and matte. And just like it’s namesake predecessors, they are scented with chocolate fragrance. Yum!
Are you a chocolate lover? Then you’ll love these eyeshadows because that’s exactly what they smell of! Now, before you panic that you’re going to smell of chocolate all day, don’t worry! When applied to the skin or eyes, the fragrance almost instantaneously fades. Quite thankfully!
The line released 8 neutral brown shades bound to flatter all skin tones and undertones. There are:
- Cocoa Cream – neutral undertones
- Chocolate Malt – neutral undertones
- Tirami-sue Me – cool undertones
- Chocolate Bunny – warm undertones
- Amaretto – warm to neutral undertones
- Chocolate Wine – cool to neutral undertones
- Warm & Fudgy – warm to neutral undertones
- Chocolate Chai – cool to neutral undertones
So I love the packaging! I’m a sucker for pretty packaging, and the packaging of the Melted Chocolate Matte Liquid Eyeshadows has won my heart! It’s innovative and original, yet still pretty! Win, win and win!
The eyeshadows come in a glossy matte asymmetrical packaging with one end transparent to reveal the product’s shade inside. It’s made with a white doe-foot applicator tip, always a pleasure to apply with.
The only downside of the packaging could be that it doesn’t look anything like chocolate! Which in all honesty is something you automatically expect from a product called Melted Chocolate. My brain doesn’t instantly connect the name to the product, it’s a shame but it’s not a gamechanger. (As a side point, neither do their liquified lips packaging look anything like chocolates). Oh, the woes of a makeup geek.
As a regular consumer, the transparent bottom is a time-saver design. It helps shoppers who aren’t fans of touching product testers easily make out first impressions and compatibility of the colour.
Application and Formula
The shadows are really easy to apply. You can buff out the liquid formula with an eye shadow brush or just use your clean fingertips for a natural, diffused look. You can also wear them alone or layer them with powder eye shadows on top to enhance pigment and shimmer payoff.
I think they called it a whipped liquid formula because of the general consistency of the shadows which is a really creamy lustrous texture similar to that of whipped cream whisked to perfection.
An eyeshadow collection is never complete without a base shade! Cocoa Cream is a lovely cream shade which reminds me of white chocolate! Using a brush, it blends well on the eye however a lot of product sticks to the brush and gets wasted. Using a finger is a breeze though because of the nice wet formula.
The texture is smooth and refined. It’s not runny or gooey and sticks in place. Blending is no problem at all because it stays wet for an ample amount of time to be worked on before it sets.
Chocolate Malt is a wet, non-sticky liquid eyeshadow that applies well with fingers, brushes, and sponges. It’s dark beige on the bottle but comes off as tan on the skin. I think it’s a true neutral shade that will complement all skin tones.
It blends easily before setting, and when powder eyeshadow is applied over it, it doesn’t get ruined, rather it helps the powder adhere to the skin surface evenly.
While the name may be a bit of a tongue twister, the colour is beautiful! It has a slightly pink/purple tone to it.
Tirami- Sue Me has a slightly different texture to the other shades with a desiccated thick cream consistency. It is close to brown taupe on the bottle and feels the same as the others when applied to the skin.
With this shade, I recommend using your fingers because it dries really fast and when blended with a brush, it tends to patch. For this shade, it may be wise to plan out your look before applying as there is no room for blending adjustments.
It does dry a bit patchy, so don’t mix it with too many shades and textures.
Chocolate Bunny is a really versatile nude shade. It is tawny brown on the skin and can be perfect as a transition colour, highlight colour, or as a base.
Unfortunately, it dries too fast to be blended out with a brush. Unless you have fast hands like the Flight of the Bumblebee’s composer, this may very well be better off as a good base shadow.
This shade is a warm chestnut brownish colour. Amaretto blends fine with fingers or a brush, mainly because it is a wetter formula compared to Cocoa Cream and Chocolate Malt. It’s perfect for more defined looks and applying glitter or shimmer shadows on top are the perfect combos for it.
Chocolate Wine is a seductive mauve colour leaning towards purple. The shade may look diffused on darker skin tones as I’ve noticed it pops best on cool undertones. It dries fast however so I suggest using a sponge brush with dabbing motions if you are looking to blend this out to a wing.
Warm & Fudgy
This one dries quickly too, but it has the best formula of all of them because it doesn’t harden as the others do. When it dries the formulas turns into a nice blendable powder so using a brush with this is doable.
Chocolate Chai is quite similar to Amaretto when set. It’s a deep terracotta colour perfect for fiery eyeshadow looks. It doesn’t set too fast and it’s really pigmented for one layer.
Overall, the creamy whipped texture is consistent for all the shades, but how they set and blend differ greatly. Drying time is different for every shade, and the formulas are really a surprise. All of them, however, are pigmented, and just as promised, they work well with other eyeshadow formulas, be it powders, shimmers or glitter.
Do you need it?
When it comes to nudes, there are a handful of brands out there so vigorously passionate about these colour swatches that they produce nude collections season after season. It makes you think, how many shades of brown can you possibly own? However, for neutrals obsessed fanatics like me, well, you can never really have too many nudes!
The main downside of these liquid eyeshadows is the price which is on the more expensive side. That being said, the colours are flattering and really beautiful but slightly inconsistent with their texture and how they dry.
The Too Faced Melted Chocolate Matte Liquid Eyeshadows overall is pretty impressive and addictive. What is a shame is how the shades all dry differently. Some consistency would have been nice.
However, I love the packaging, the colours and of course, the chocolate smell- a world without chocolate would be a sad one! I also love how you can use these shadows for both your eyes and lips, it looks so elegant and classy! The shadows last really nicely throughout the day without much wear and tear.
Overall, I love the new Too Faced Melted Chocolate Matte Liquid Eyeshadows. Although they’re pricey, they’re worth it!
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