I may be a little late with reviewing this product but I recently took a leap and purchased the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette. After using it for over a month now, I’ve decided on the pros, the cons and if it’s worth the money. So, I thought I’d share my opinions with you…
Anyone that knows the Too Faced brand, knows that they release eye shadow products that smell like certain fruits of foods, and this Chocolate Bar palette is no exception. The thought behind this palette is adorable and unique, all the shades have chocolate related names including ‘Triple Fudge’ and ‘Black Forest Truffle’ with the scent of sweet chocolate hitting you as soon as you open it. But is this just a gimmick? Are the shadows actually any good? Well, here’s my opinion!
From first swatch, I was very impressed with the pigmentation and creaminess of each of the shades and so when I put them on my eye there was no surprise that most of the shades blended beautifully. Having said that, I did notice that some of the matte shades blended a lot more smoothly than some of the shimmery shades. I have also found that the more satin and shimmery shades work best when pushed onto the centre of the lid.
In the palette, you get 14 smaller shades, with two larger highlighting shades.
- Gilded Ganache
- Milk Chocolate
- Black Forrest Truffle
- Triple Fudge
- Salted Caramel
- Strawberry Bon Bon
- Candied Violet
- Crème Brulee
- Haute Chocolate
- Cherry Cordial
- White Chocolate
- Champagne Truffle
From left to right-Gilded Ganache, White Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Marzipan, Semi-Sweet, Hazelnut, Crème Brulee, Haute Chocolate.
Left to right- Milk Chocolate, Black Forest Truffle, Triple Fudge, Strawberry Bon Bon, Candied Violet, Amaretto, Cherry Cordial, Champagne Truffle
The colour variety in this palette is great. There’s a mix of mattes, shimmers and satin finishes so I believe that this palette will be perfect for all skin tones. My favourite shades in the palette are Cherry Cordial, Marzipan, Black Forest Truffle and Triple Fudge. They’re all unique shades, which look amazing against my complexion.
The only negative thing that I can say about this palette is the packaging isn’t great, it’s big, bulky and can be easily damaged. When mine came in the post, the lid to the palette didn’t quite close properly so I think that’s something you should be aware of. Saying this, I did take this away with me to Italy and found that I didn’t really need to bring any other shadows so as an added bonus it is good for travelling!
So, if you’re on the hunt for a new natural eye shadow palette, I would highly recommend you check this one out, you get your money’s worth, it is cruelty free, it looks great on the eye and smells great!
My next purchase from Too Faced is definitely going to be their Peanut Butter and Honey palette, it looks like it’ll be right up my street!
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