Today’s review is of an extremely popular eyeshadow palette that has been receiving a ton of buzz: Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette. There are few things in life I can think of that have a stronger visceral connection than women and chocolate, so it makes serious marketing sense to have a palette that literally wafts the stuff up to your nostrils as soon as you open it. I’m not kidding.
Okay okay so here it is… The Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette, the most delicious makeup in my collection:
This palette is packaged with a magnetised tin and 16 eyeshadows made with real cocoa power. The inside also has a mirror and the names of the shade written in gold print under each colour . By this point, the smell should be hypnotising you. (This fact is added because it is totally relevant and necessary.)
As you can see there is a nice array of neutrals spanning from traditional browns to pinks and even redder shades like burgundy and purple. I also thought it was really thoughtful to have the hightlight shades be larger since realistically, they are used consistently for most looks.
My sister was kind enough to test out the palette, as I must say her eyes look gorgeous!!!
The colour variety and selection of this palette is wonderful. There are mattes, shimmers, glitters and satin finishes so I can see this working on a lot of different people. In particular, all of the satin finish shadow glided on like butter. It almost reminds me of the Naked 1 (warm neutrals) & 3 (pinky neutrals) palettes mixed together. I also love the idea that cocoa powder has antioxidant properties and we can’t forget the scent DUH!
Not all the shadows are equally as smooth, Some of the mattes like Semi-Sweet were a bit chalky/patchy and Candied Violet also went on sheer and had to be layered for good pigmentation. As far as neutrals go, this palette is lacking taupe-type shades if that is your favourite colour rage. Also if you had the smell of chocolate you should probably pass on this one 🙂
Overall, the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette is a solid eyeshadow offering and one of my favourites as far as the popular wave of neutral palettes are concerned. There is a wearable variety of everyday shades that can take you from day to night. Just a couple shades aren’t as consistent in texture as I’d like, but for the most part the colours are really high quality with tons of pigmentation. It’s definitely a solid investment for the neutral lover who also loves the smell of decadent chocolate!
Readers, will you be picking up the Chocolate Bar Palette? What do you look for in a neutral palette? Let me know in the comments!