Apr 3, 2014

REVIEW + SWATCHES | Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette

 
    

The Chocolate Bar experience begins as soon as you open the palette and the smell of sweet chocolate envelops you. The eye shadows are pigmented with pure, antioxidant-rich cocoa powder and includes 16 matte and shimmer shades of natural browns, delicate pinks and luscious plums. Includes our signature how-to Glamour Guide with three looks to get you started.


This set contains:

0.03 oz x 14 Eye Shadows in Gilded Ganache, Milk Chocolate, Black Forrest Truffle, Triple Fudge, Salted Caramel, Marzipan, Semi-Sweet, Strawberry Bon Bon, Candied Violet, Amaretto, Hazelnut, Crème Brulee, Haute Chocolate, Cherry Cordial

0.10 oz x 2 Eye Shadows in White Chocolate, Champagne Truffle

How To Glamour Guide 


 



 

The Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette retails for $49 for 0.62 oz. (0.03 x 14 + 0.10 x 2) of product.

There are now a bounty of neutral palettes to choose from on the market. The Urban Decay Naked Palettes are priced at $52 for 0.6 oz. (0.05 x 12 + dual-ended brush + eyeshadow primer samples). The Smashbox Full Exposure Palette is priced at $49 for 0.49 oz. (0.035 x 14 + dual-ended brush + mini mascara). The IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette is priced at $42 for 0.49 oz. (0.035 x 14).

This palette is priced in line with other neutral palettes from comparable brands. However, there are no bonus items included such as a brush, mascara, etc. which are provided with other palettes on the market. There are more eyeshadow shades included though which kind of levels the palying field somewhat.
 


 
The Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette is a permanent item (until it's discontinued of course) and is available for purchase online at Sephora and Ulta Stores as well as online at Sephora.com, Ulta.com and Too Faced.com. You can also find this palette wherever Too Faced products are sold either online or at other cosmetics counters.


 
 
The Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette comes in a dark brown metal tin with an embossed chocolate bar design (think Hershey's Chocolate Bars) with a magnetic closure. Inside the palette there is a centered mirror that does not span the entire length/width of the lid. The eyeshadows are also laid out the chocolate bar design with 14 of the eyeshadows being regular-sized and 2 are double-sized.The eyeshadow names are printed on a transparent insert that lays on top of the eyeshadows to indicate the shade name underneath.

The palette closes securely enough for everyday use but may not be secure enough for travel. It would helped to hold the palette together with some securement means to ensure that the eyeshadows don't break inside luggage, etc.

The transparent sleeve also irks me a bit since I am a blogger/vlogger but may not be too much of an issue for the casual makeup user. I would rather the eyeshadow names be printed on the palette itself. 

The Box (Front)



The Box (Back)


The Palette (internal)



 The Palette (External - Front)



The Palette (External - Back)






"This beautiful assortment of chocolate-inspired shades were formulated using real cocoa powder. Encased in a playful chocolate bar tin, the rich selection of the perfect browns, neutrals, and little pops of color appeal to every candy lover."
 SCENT
The Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette has a delicious cocoa/chocolatey scent that is true to the cocoa formulation. The scent is not overwhelming but you will get a whiff when you open the palette and even when you apply the eyeshadows. It is not an artificial or sickeningly sweet fragrance so I wouldn't worry about being sensitive to it at all. It is very faint on the skin and doesn't linger for very long throughout wear.
 COLORS/SHADES
The Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette features 16 shades including neutral browns, pink/purple, burgundy/cranberry, bronzes, ivory/champagne, gold. There are an assortment of intense and light shades with pops of color that I think truly gives the makeup lover enough variety to create a multitude of looks.
TEXTURE & FINISH 
The  Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette includes 6 matte shades, 6 frost/shimmer shades and  4 glitter-infused shades.

All the matte shades are buttery soft and smooth without being too powdery or patchy when applied to the skin.

The shimmery shades are also very buttery and creamy and glide effortlessly onto the skin.

The glitter-infused shades are gorgeous but will have fall-out as with any glittery eyeshadow. The glitter is fine enough though that they apply smoothly with any chunky particles. A good primer and brush will minimize fall-out.


PIGMENTATION 
All the shades have great pigmentation except for Strawberry Bon Bon and Cherry Cordial. Both shades require a bit of layering to get fully opaque color. 

APPLICATION & WEAR 
The Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette contains nicely pigmented shades that are smooth and creamy. They apply and blend easily with each other and even with other eyeshadows. They wear well for over 8 hours with minimal fading.


 

The Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette has become a staple in my collection. It is a great neutral palette with just the right amount of matte shades, shimmery shades and pops of color. I love that the eyeshadows are smooth and blend-able with great color payoff - even the matte shades. You can get a great variety of looks of this palette - from everyday looks to bolder night looks and even fun looks with a pop of color. I highly recommend this palette to anyone who loves neutrals and is looking for a great everyday/slighty sassy palette!


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Have you tried this palette yet?  Interested?







  Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette





Gilded Ganache, White Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Marzipan, Semi-Sweet, Hazelnut, Crème Brulee, Haute Chocolate
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Milk Chocolate, Black Forrest Truffle, Triple Fudge, Strawberry Bon Bon, Candied Violet, Amaretto, Cherry Cordial, Champagne Truffle

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 Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette





  Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette


  Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette




 Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette



 Amaretto, Candied Violet, Black Forrest Truffle, Cherry Cordial, Strawberry Bon Bon, Haute Chocolate, Crème Brulee, Marzipan, Hazelnut, Gilded Ganache, Triple Fudge, Semi-Sweet, Milk Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Champagne Truffle, White Chocolate 
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 Triple Fudge, Semi-Sweet, Milk Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Champagne Truffle, White Chocolate 
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 Amaretto, Candied Violet, Black Forrest Truffle, Cherry Cordial, Strawberry Bon Bon, Haute Chocolate, Crème Brulee
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 Haute Chocolate, Crème Brulee, Marzipan, Hazelnut, Gilded Ganache, Triple Fudge, Semi-Sweet
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