I am a serious chocolate addict. So, when I found out that Too Faced had released an eyeshadow palette made from cocoa powder, I knew I had to have it! It is just such a unique concept. The packaging, the smell and the names of the individual shadows of Chocolate Bar by Too Faced are all inspired by, yes, chocolate and candy! I was so excited to finally get my hands on it a couple of months ago during my trip to the United States. It cost me $49 (plus tax) from Sephora. For Australian consumers, it is for sale on BeautyBay for $74.90. Whilst it is definitely not a good palette for a deep smoky eye, it serves wonderfully for a neutral look. Here is my full review.
The first thing that struck me about this palette was the packaging. It is designed to actually look like a chocolate bar. Cute! Then, once the palette is opened, there is the sweet smell of chocolate. I am not kidding – it actually smells like chocolate. Each of the sixteen shades is also given a delicious name. These are Gilded Ganache, White Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Black Forrest Truffle, Triple Fudge, Salted Caramel, Marzipan, Semi-Sweet, Strawberry Bon Bon, Candied Violet, Amaretto, Hazelnut, Creme Brulee, Haute Chocolate, Cherry Cordial and Champagne Truffle. Are you having sugar cravings yet?
For the purposes of this review, I decided to try and incorporate all of the shadows into one eye look. This was surprisingly easy, given how smoothly each of them blends and how light the colours actually are. They are not overly pigmented. This somewhat disappointed me. However, they definitely have a lovely, velvety texture that feels great to apply and wear. I seriously think this palette has the nicest texture of any I have ever used. All of the colours in the palette are very wearable for a natural look, even the pink and purple. This is a big deal, as none of the shadows need to go to waste, unlike a lot of other palettes with obscure colours. There are both matte and shimmery colours. The shimmery ones are not overly glittery and there is also very little fallout. I personally wish they were a bit more shimmery, so I could incorporate them more into a night look. However, that is not the purpose of this palette. With a good primer, the staying power is pretty decent, but it does begin to fade as the day progresses.
Overall, I am pleased with this palette. Some people may believe it is overpriced, but I was happy to pay a bit extra for the chocolate factor. Yes, I am a sucker for a good gimmick. It is worth noting that it is actually cheaper than comparable palettes on the market, such as Urban Decay’s Naked. The fact that all of the colours are wearable is a huge selling point for Chocolate Bar. Its sweet smell and creative packaging are the icing on the cake. If you are looking for a good quality neutral palette, I would definitely recommend giving Chocolate Bar by Too Faced a go!
Other products I used to achieve this natural look
(these are my staple products that I almost always use):
Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation – 200 Nude
Maybelline Fit Me! Pressed Powder – 230 Natural Buff
Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait De Gloss – 56 Imaginaire
Nars Blush – Orgasm
Benefit Brow Zings Shaping Kit – Light
Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara – Black/Brown
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion – Original
Australis Eye Pencil – White
Feel free to leave any feedback below. I am interested to hear about other people’s experiences with this palette.