Storybook Cosmetics x Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Storybook Palette Review & Swatches

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The next storybook palette from Storybook Cosmetics that I’m trying out is the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Storybook Palette which is an official collaboration with the Roald Dahl Literary Estate. And they give 10% of all Roald Dahl income from this palette to their charity partners.

In this palette you get 12 shadows inspired by the colorful, Whipple-Scrumptious candies each with 0.043 oz product for $55. The Storybook Cosmetics x Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Storybook Palette features a delicious, patent pending, storybook style palette complete with gold and purple foil details and full-sized mirror. You have a mixture of matte, metallic, frost, and glitter finishes. The palette also has a very subtle chocolate scent. Unlike the previous palette this one is also gluten and paraben free.

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Shade Description and Swatches

  • Charlie Bucket (marshmallow fluff frost)
  • Snozzberries (orange berry matte)
  • Augustus Gloop (milk chocolate river matte)
  • Mike Teavee (teal jellybean matte)
  • Willy Wonka (purple crushed velvet metallic)
  • Oompa Loompa (orange-sickle matte)
  • Fizzy Lifting Drink (golden bubbly matte w/ glitter)
  • Veruca Salt (vanilla saltwater taffy matte)
  • Everlasting Gobstopper (bubblegum pink matte)
  • Violet Beauregarde (berry violet matte w/ glitter)
  • Wonka Bar (dark chocolate matte)
  • Golden Ticket (gold foil metallic)

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Overall Thoughts

I didn’t find the bright colors transfer from swatch to eye very well if you don’t use a very pure white base. It ends up being more subtle without that pure white base as you’ll see from my photos of the look I created using this palette. I tried to use every color I could even if they don’t all translate or stand out.  Not that the subtle colors bother me as I love the look I created using this palette. But if you want vibrant, make sure you use a white primer to get their full payout.

The mattes in this palette did have quite a bit of kick back but I didn’t notice them sticking to a specific spot or have trouble blending them out. I did have some fall out but it was very minimum. As for the glitter shades I felt those more looked like pearl shades as compared to glitter on the eyes. And the metallic shades were gorgeous… but I also apply those with my finger so they look just like the swatches. And screwing up a metallic shade is very hard to do.

Overall, I like the palette but like the Wizardry and Witchcraft Storybook Palette I would probably never end up using it after the review (if it were mine, again this is my sister’s that she lets me borrow). They would end up just being collector’s items on the shelf that never get grabbed just due to the fact that the palette is so bulky. I know it’s the style but it’s just not something I would personally reach for when doing my makeup. Especially when it comes to traveling or using the mirror… it just makes the entire process a bit much as compared to a regular sized palette.

What do you think of the Storybook Palette style? Would they just end up being collector’s items for you that never get used or something you would reach for on a daily eyeshadow look?

Also which film did you prefer: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (remake with Johnny Depp) or Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory (original film with Gene Wilder)? Personally I like the newer one more, soley due to the fact that Charlie was the only “good” kid and didn’t break any rules thus making him the rightful winner of the Chocolate Factory. Whereas, in the original Charlie messed up too and only won as he returned the candy to Wonka stating he wasn’t going to give it to Wonka’s competitor. However, I do say Gene Wilder was a much better Willy Wonka… and Johnny Depp is well a Johnny Depp character.

Love ya,

Mae Polzine

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