In my most recent makeup haul I mentioned that I had finally purchased one of the most famous palettes, produced by the Too Faced – Chocolate Bar palette. Its release was a huge success and as a result we have seen the launch of the follow-up – the Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar palette. But I really wanted to have the original one and I just couldn’t put the purchase off any longer! I have to admit that this palette wasn’t raved that much for nothing – it’s an excellent product, that allows you to create an enormous variety of makeup looks.
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Palette ($49.00) consists of 16 shades, two of which are three times bigger than the rest – and these are the highlighting shades, which is a huge plus for the palette, as highlighters always run out first.
All of the eyeshadows are butter smooth and silky to touch, the brush gets just the required amount and you won’t have your eyeshadows all of the face. The selection of colors is really nice and all of the eyeshadows go really well together. In this palette you get six completely matte shades and ten sparkly ones. The mattes are perfect for crease and matte makeup looks and glitter eyeshadows look just beautiful on the eyes, used both dry and wet. By the way, this palette does really look like a chocolate bar and smells the same!
Here is the first group of shades on the swatches:
Gilded Ganache – is a beautiful moss green-brown color with gold glitter in it. This eyeshadow has a wonderful color payoff and glitter is visible applied dry and adds metallic sheen applied wet. Does remind me of a glaze little bit, though it doesn’t look as chocolate brown.
White Chocolate – a very nice beige creme color with opaque color payoff and absolute matte finish. It is one of the bigger highlighter shades and due to neutral undertone will suit a lot of different skin tones very well. Look great both on the eye lid and as a brow bone highlighter.
Salted Caramel – a light peachy terra cotta shade with slight pink undertones. This is one of my favorites from the palette and is and an amazing crease shade. It is matte and the payoff allows you to gradually layer the product and not get the pop of color in one swipe which is perfect for an accurate crease work.
Marzipan – an amazing rose-gold color with metallic sheen. Looks the same applied wet and dry and works as a nice all-over shadow. This is one of the creamiest shades in the palette and has a very silky texture.
Semi-Sweet – the color that gave the name to the next palette in the line – a light warm brown shade with matte finish. It goes well as a crease shade if you apply it with a light hand and looks gorgeous in smoky eye looks.
Hazelnut – extremely intense darkened bronze color with orange tint to it. It is another shadow with wonderful color pay-off and looks perfect on the eyes.
Creme-Brulee – a darkened gold shimmer. It is another one of my favorites due to its creamy texture and easy application. The color looks especially beautiful applied wet as it gives the most amazing metallic sheen.
Haute-Chocolate – deep grayish brown color with rose tint. A very unique color and I can’t think of any dupes to it and it looks nice if you apply it on the outer edge of the eye to smoke the look.
And the second group of shades on the swatches:
Milk Chocolate – muted army green color with slight yellow undertones. Another perfect crease shade that is really good for layering. The intensity is quite nice and you can build the color up to full opacity.
Black Forest Truffle – gorgeous blackberry purple shade with gold glitter in it. I really like this color as I find it unique due to combination of cool undertones in color and warm gold glitter, so it suits warm- and cool-toned looks just perfectly.
Triple Fudge – deep dark cool-toned brown. Very unusual color and quite a rare undertone for brown. It acts as a black color in the palette and helps to significantly smoke any look you make with it.
Strawberry Bon Bon – light pink color with matte finish. This is an unexpected color in the palette and it requires a lot of layering to reach full opacity. But it can be used to soften up the crease or lighten the inner conner of the eye.
Candied Violet – cool-toned violet purple with pink glitter in it. It has a bit of a drier texture compared to other glittery shades but still applies nicely and provides a very good color pay-off.
Amaretto – rich terra cotta brown shade with an amazing metallic sheen and no visible glitter. this is one more of my favorites out of this palette and it find most beautiful applied with a wet brush as it intensifies the color nicely.
Cherry Cordial – deep burgundy brown with a bit of pink and gold glitter and strong red undertones. It is also one of my favorites and a very unique color. I think it goes well as a crease color applied with a light-hand and a gorgeous all-over shadow if applied wet.
Champagne Truffle – golden-rose white with metallic sheen. It is a very finely milled rosy white color that acts as beautiful highlighter on your cheeks and on brow-bone and acts as a very nice light shadow applied on the eye lids.
Being so inspired with this palette I decided to create several eye looks for you to show how the colors look combined together and in real life.
Shades used: Salted Caramel, Semi-Sweet, Cherry Cordial, Amaretto and Haute Chocolate. Additional makeup items: Holika Holika Pencil in Burgundy Garnet, Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Distortion. Mascara: Urban Decay Perversion Mascara over the Urban Decay Subversion Primer.
The next look:
Shades used: Salted Caramel, Strawberry Bon Bon, Candied Violet and Champagne Truffle. Additional makeup items: The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter. Mascara: Tony Moly Double Needs Pang Pang Mascara in 01 Volume Pang.
And the final look:
Shades used: Salted Caramel, Creme-Brulee, Hazelnut. Mascara: Max Factor Clump Defy Extensions Mascara.
I really like the Too Faced Chocolate Bar eyeshadow palette for many reasons: for cute packaging, for chocolate smell, for beautiful selection of colors. But most of all I love it for buttery smooth and silky texture of the eyeshadows, that have gorgeous shades and different undertones, variety of finishes and effects, and for the fact that all of these eyeshadows blend extremely well. This is a perfect palette for everyday makeup as it has everything you need on a daily basis and I can definitely recommend it for you if you are looking for a good neutral palette and want to update you makeup routine. And if you like to collect eyeshadows The Chocolate Bar is also a must-have as it is one of the most famous and beautiful palettes I know.
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