It’s National BitterSweet Chocolate Day. What do you know? For an admitted chocoholic like me, that’s great news. What is bittersweet chocolate anyway? According to Enjoy Dark Chocolate:
The US Government mandates that chocolate labeled “Bittersweet” contain at least 35% cocoa solids, though most bittersweet chocolate is mad of at least 50% cocoa. Bittersweet chocolate is dark and rich in flavor and appeals to dark chocolate lovers. Dark chocolate has been gaining an increasingly positive reputation recently due to its heavy concentration of flavonoids and weight loss properties.
There is no regulation on the amount of sugar allowed in bittersweet chocolate, so its flavor and sweetness can vary between brand.
We think that Idris Elba is all the bittersweet chocolate we need. Which reminds me of my favorite poem by Rumi, Bittersweet…
Anyway, since we associate everything with beauty products, we couldn’t help but think about all the wonderful “chocolate” there in in the aisles. Here are a few that we have tried and love, and few that are on our lust list.
1. Baked Chocolate!
Try: Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Hot Chocolate $24
This smudge-resistant, lightweight eye color gently smooths onto the lid for an even application. Ultrablendable and versatile, this eye color can be applied dry for an even wash of color or wet for a more vibrant effect.
2. Chocolate Sparkles
Try: Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Sarina (chocolate sparkle) $19
A bestselling sheer, shimmering lip gloss with a tingling, plumping effect.
3. Pot O’ Chocolate
Try: tarte Clay Pot Waterproof Liner in Brown (matte chocolate brown) $15
These liners provide skinvigorating™ benefits and an intense yet smooth-cream texture, perfect for creating a precise, high definition line or a smoky, sultry shadow base.
4. Chocolate Foam
Try: Karin Herzog Finest Chocolate Cleansing $55
It helps to unclog pores, dissolve impurities and remove waterproof makeup without stinging or irritation.
5. Chocolate & Berries
Try: Milani Color Statement Lipstick Chocolate Berries $5.49
This next generation lipstick gives the ultimate in color, texture and finish. The lightweight creamy formula contains Vitamins A, C, & E to moisturize and nourish lips.
6. Cacao Powder
Try: BECCA Perfect Skin Mineral Powder Foundation Cacao (deep chocolate brown) $40
A pure mineral foundation that provides buildable coverage for a perfect, lightweight finish with antioxidant protection.
7. Hot Chocolate
Try: IMAN Luxury Duo Eyeshadow Hot Chocolates $8
Silky texture, Long-lasting & crease-resistant.
8. Chocolate Bar
Try: Too Faced The Chocolate Bar Eye Palette $49
A sweetly tempting array of 16 matte and shimmer shadows scented with real chocolate.
9. Bubbling Chocolate
Try: Philip B Chocolate Milk Body Wash Bubble Bath $35
A bottle of happiness: hydrating, luxurious and skin-softening, with a delicious chocolate-y scent.
10. Dark Chocolate
Try: Formula X for Sephora in Genius (Dark Chocolate Brown) $10.50
Infused with ShineXcel™—a luminescent ingredient that enhances color and overall shine—these vivid lacquers feature a fast-drying formula that instantly leaves nails with a smooth, flawless finish.