I’ve been putting off writing my review of the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette for about the last month, not because I don’t like it, but because I wasn’t sure that I could properly express just how awesome this palette is. I have a lot of eyeshadow palettes, they’re one of the makeup products I gravitate to the most. They have tons of shades, fun packaging and are great to travel with. Rarely however, have any of those palettes really made me go “wow”, this one did!
Right off the bat, the packaging is adorable! Honestly, who wouldn’t like a eyeshadow palette that looks like a chocolate bar? But it’s what’s inside that makes it so amazing.
When you first open the package, all you can smell is the most divine cocoa smell, like opening up a can of real cocoa, the kind you make brownies with. The eyeshadows are formulated with real cocoa powder, which gives it the delicious smell. It’s the best smelling palette ever. It might have ruined all other eyeshadow palettes for me, I now open them expecting to smell chocolate and get disappointed when they don’t.
The cute packaging and amazing smell aren’t even the best part of the palette, it’s the eyeshadows themselves. There are 16 amazing shades, that are buttery soft, extremely pigmented, and blend beautifully. There honestly isn’t a bad shadow in the palette. It’s a good mix of mattes, shimmery and full on glittery, in a great range of neutral shades. They’ve even thought about the shades that are used the most, and made the two highlighter colours; 1 shimmery and 1 matte, larger than the other shades.
My swatches do not do these shades justice, however hopefully they’ll at least be able to give you an idea of the shades and how pigmented the formula is. Too Faced has done such a good job on all the formulas, but most surprising is are the glitter shades. Both Black Forest Truffle and Candied Violet are quite glittery, but unlike some palettes, they aren’t chunky and are just as buttery and pigmented as the shimmer and matte shades.
I love that this palette has a combination of textures and shades. You can do anything from a basic neutral day look, to a full on smokey purple evening look. My go to work look with this palette has been: White Chocolate in the inner corner of my eye and on my brow as a highlight, Salted Caramel in my crease, Marzipan on my Lid and Hazelnut smudged along my lash line.
I own many of the much hyped about palettes, including the three Urban Decay Naked Palettes and the Smashbox Full Exposure palette, and this is by far the best and my most used of the bunch. If I could do it over again, and only buy one palette, it would definitely be this one. (I don’t own the Lorac Pro Palette (yet…), so can’t compare it to that one).
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