Two reviews in one since these are from the same line! Skinfood released ‘Chocosmoky’ in december, I think. It might be limited edition as I can’t find anything on their site for it ;_; the products are a little costly but I’m a sucker for packaging so I bought it anyways. I think I payed $17 for the palette and $10 for the mascara? Yeezus. But I bought these from w2beauty, so shipping was free. Nonetheless, it was pricey.
I have no fucking clue what the saying means, but at least they wrote it pretty.
Reason #2 for paying a lot: the colors are gorgeous. It comes with three eyeshadows and a dark brown eyeliner. The colors go with the chocolate themed, which surprise surprise, is the scent of the makeup! But it’s like a fake chocolate scent, in the most nostalgic chocolate-smackers-lip-balm way possible. I like it :>
I was really impressed with the pigmentation! I was worried about Korean eyeshadows being too sheer since it’s a popular look in Korea. But these colors are gorgeous and true to the palette. Even the eyeliner is nice and dark.
I used the pink pearl tone on my lid, the light brown on my crease [halfway up to brow], and the darkest brown was used to define my crease and outer eye. I used the eyeliner as well and the staying power is good- around 5 hours before starting to fade. Even when it fades it gives you a nice smoky eye look.
Will I buy again? Even though it’s pricey, the colors are perfect. So yes!
The picture above is without mascara, of course. So that brings me to:
The chocosmoky mascara! Which doesn’t share the chocolate scent but comes in a cute matching tube.
It comes in a dark chocolate brown and the wand is curved, which i mostly meant for a curling effect.
The formula is a little dry, but that is actually good news for those who suffer from spiderlashes. Dryer formula reduce clump and you’ll have less eyelashes stuck together.
So before I show you the results, I just wanted to mention that I was also worried about buying Korean mascara. I’ve heard nothing but bad about the formulas, brushes, and staying power. Thank goodness I didn’t listen to that:
Bare 1 layer 2 layers 3 layers
Ummmm were you guys just trying to hoard the good stuff for yourselves??? This stuff is great! Look at my nearly false-sized eyelashes! They’re very dark too, which I wasn’t expecting from a brown formula.
With bottom lashes done.
This mascara gives you a very doll-eyed look. The curling power is great, and the formula doesn’t smudge.
Damn my lashes look good! This earns a place in the Holy Grail category!
Will I buy again? I will hoard this like no other. It might b limited edition, so I’ll get a few while I still can.