Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette Is A Sweet Treat

by lyn on March 27, 2014 · 8 comments

in Eyeshadow, New Release, Palette, Spring, Too Faced

too faced chocolate bar

I generally don’t fancy Too Faced eye palettes because I’ve had a couple in the past and wasn’t blown away by the quality. However, I am such a sucker for cutesy packaging and had to have the Chocolate Bar Eye Palette. Eyeshadows in a chocolate tin? Of course, you need it!

too faced chocolate bar

When I first tried on a few swatches at Sephora, I noticed that the texture of the eyeshadows are generally smooth but a few shades are a bit more powdery and prone to fallout. So make sure you tap off that excess before applying. One of the things that bugged me with a few Too Faced shadows is the flaky consistency but I did not experience much of it in this palette except for a couple of colours. The shadows are very pigmented and have a good mix of light, medium and dark shades in shimmer or matte finishes. Some are even quite unique.

too faced chocolate bar

too faced chocolate bar

too faced chocolate bar

The left half of the palette consists of mostly neutral brown toned shades and the right half has a few “fun” colours, such as violet and burgundy. The bigger strips are supposed to be highlighter or base shades. Milk Chocolate is a beigey matte and Champagne Truffle is a shimmery pale pink. Not all the shadows are buttery smooth though. Black Forest Truffle and Candied Violet do feel grittier to the touch due to chunky bits of gold glitter, however they apply over the lids without issues when using a brush. My favourite shades in this palette are Haute Chocolate and Amaretto, both have shimmer and apply beautifully.

too faced chocolate bar

too faced chocolate bar

All 16 shades are made with a dash of cocoa powder and there is a distinct chocolatey scent. I can still catch a whiff when applied on my lids but it does fade after a while. Smelling like chocolate doesn’t bother me one bit. I’ve asked le hubby to sniff my lids and he just looked at me weird.

too faced chocolate bar

You can definitely create a myriad of light or smokey looks with this palette. If you’re on a nude/neutral makeup bandwagon, this is a good addition to stuff into your stash. The tin is pretty solid and has a magnetic closure. I only wish they had printed the names on the actual palette itself rather than the flimsy plastic insert.

You can find the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette at our local Sephora stores for RM149 each. The palette is part of the Spring 2014 collection and I think it’s limited edition but Sephora has pretty good stock available the last I checked.

I’d highly recommend checking it out, and not just swatching but sniffing it too :-) It is so tasty!


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Paris B March 27, 2014 at 10:10 AM

ROFLOL! I can’t believe you asked your husband to sniff your lids :P I’ve read so many good things about this palette and I’m really really keen on it BUT I’m not keen on chocolate smelling anything :( Gah! Dilemma .
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lyn March 29, 2014 at 9:13 AM

Ya la, how often do your eyes smell like yummy chocs? This palette is not too bad, the consistency is generally smooth except for a few shades. But they all apply really well with a brush and they are so pigmented.

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Ting March 27, 2014 at 12:54 PM

So, did he sniff your lids? haha! That purple shade in there might be my breaking point (of getting this palette)… it’s so pretty! :)

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lyn March 29, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Sadly, he didn’t :-( I’ll have to try again! The purple shade (Candied Violet) is extremely pretty but it does feel rather gritty when you swipe your finger over it. Not to worry though, it applies fantastically with a brush. I have been experimenting with this palette the last few days and really like it.

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Sunny March 27, 2014 at 10:31 PM

Hey Lyn, I so wish Too Faced were available here! I’d love to check this palette out just for the scent! Pretty sure I own similar shades to each and every one of them, but I can never get enough of neutral shadows :)
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lyn March 29, 2014 at 9:18 AM

Hi Sunny, It’s too bad it’s not available there, I think you’ll like this palette. The texture is a tad bit powdery but you just need to tap the excess off and everything is good to go. Applies like a dream on the lids. The cocoa powder scent makes it more fun too!

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Victoria March 28, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Beautiful palette indeed and I cannot believe you asked your hubby to sniff your lids. Hahahaha. My hubby would have looked at me weird too if I had asked him to do the same thing :-) Not too keen on anything smelling chocolate though.

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lyn March 29, 2014 at 9:21 AM

Yep, I went up to him and said, “smell my liiiiiids, go on, smell them…!” but alas, he didn’t fall for it. The chocolate scent does fade off after a while and it’s not very intrusive. It’s more a cocoa powder scent than milky chocolate, if you get my meaning. I am having quite a bit of fun with this palette and must post up some pics on Instagram.

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