For anyone feeling down in the dumps (post-holiday blues is a real thing!) we have some news that’s bound to cheer you up. Did you know that research has shown cocoa to be a mood elevator and relaxant? We’re not doctors, but maybe what you’ve really been needing is some chocolate—and Too Faced’s Haute Chocolate Collection is a great way to get your fill. The new-for-spring products are almost too cute to use, and inspired by our favorite sweet treat. Here we pick our two must-haves; and you can shop the entire collection right here.
This palette doesn’t just look like a chocolate bar; the shadows inside are made with pure, antioxidant-rich cocoa powder. Jerrod Blandino (Co-Founder and Creative Director of Too Faced) decided to create this product after learning the benefits of cocoa at a Hawaiian spa. (Cocoa has a lot of antioxidants that help calm and repair damaged skin.) Each of the 16 high-pigment shades inside are brand-new, ranging from light and dark browns to pinks and plums in both matte and shimmer finishes—and each named to fit the candy-centric theme (“Champagne Truffle,” “Triple Fudge”).
We’re all about multi-use products, and this highlighter-in-a-pencil can do so much. What we love most is that it can make even the most tired eyes look awake without anyone knowing better. All you do is, after finishing your eye makeup, swipe a bit of the highlighter on your brow bone and voilà!—instant lift. If you want a little extra brightening pop, dab a little on the inner corner of your eyes; the pencil form is perfect for this old trick—and for applying a little bit of the pencil to your cupid’s bow to fake a fuller pout. The color, a vanilla cream that’s totally free of shimmer, is universally flattering. (We all know how distracting sparkle can be, and that kind of defeats the purpose of being discreet with your highlighter.)