Hue Review: Too Faced Cocoa Contour Kit

May 12, 2016Reviews, Standard

Cocoa Contour Packaging


Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or are new to makeup!), you probably know that contouring has been all the rage lately. This time last year, I wasn’t really into the craze. But one day, I got my makeup done at a local Sephora and everything changed. I was doing a ton of research on which Cocoa Contour Kitproducts would be the best and most long wearing for my wedding. I did not want to worry about doing touch ups on my wedding day! One of the products they used during this trial was Too Faced’s Cocoa Contour Kit, which was new at the time. I’ll give my full review- 


These powders are so smooth and buttery. I swatched them with my fingers for the first time doing this post. It was amazing! Most of these powders are finely milled and easily blendable! Bonus: they smell like CHOCOLATE! How can you hate a product that smells so good?! I find myself using these powders on a daily basis, which is saying a lot. I bought this an entire year ago now and still haven’t gotten sick of them.


The Original version has 4 shades: Light Cocoa, Medium Cocoa, Dark Cocoa, and Pop of Light. The palette also has a mini kabuki brush which can come handy in a pinch but I don’t find myself using it that often. The only powder that I never dip into is the shade Pop of Light. This powder is supposed to be a shimmery highlight but it’s a little too chunky for me since I normally go for a more glowy highlight so normally I go into a different product if I want to highlight my cheekbones.


Cocoa Contour Kit Swatches

           L to R: Light Cocoa, Medium Cocoa, Dark Cocoa, Pop of Light

Every other powder in this palette is amazing. My favorite one has to be the shade Light Cocoa- the matte highlighting powder. I’d say it’s pretty close to a vanilla shade with a hint of a yellow undertone. I find that it’s the perfect powder to set my under-eye concealer. I’ve hit pan on this already because I love it that much! So if you know of a dupe- let me know please! I cannot say enough about this shade…I want this sold separately because I don’t know what I’ll do once I run out of this powder!


Both Medium Cocoa and Dark Cocoa are great sculpting powders to either bronze or contour with. Medium Cocoa has a cool undertone and is a ashy medium brown. It’s perfect for contouring the face to give more of a defined cheekbone. Dark Cocoa is definitely a bronzing powder. By comparison, it has a hint of a terra cotta undertone but it does not make me look dirty or muddy which is always a plus! So far this Spring, I’ve been mixing both shades to bronze and contour at the same time.


This palette takes all of the guesswork out of which shades would work best for your skin tone! The only powder I never use is Pop of Light. Maybe I can make it work as a lid color? I’ve only hit pan on one shade and I’ve had this for a year! I would assume the Medium to Deep palette would have similar quality powders. But I can’t say for sure how well those shades would work on deeper skin tones. The Original version does seem like it would fit a range of Fair to Light Medium skin tones. I would just use a light hand with Dark Cocoa if you’re very fair. What are some of your favorite powders? I’m looking for suggestions for new bronzers to try!


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