Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection Review

April 19th, 2014

The minute I heard that Too Faced was releasing an eye shadow palette where the shadows were pigmented with cocoa powder, I knew that I had to have it. So, when they hit the Australian shores I bought one before they even released it officially. This is one of the beauty buys I bought with minimal information and reading no reviews. So, let’s see if it was worth the impulse buy.

 

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection | The Beauty Mantra

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection | The Beauty Mantra

Claims to be

  • 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 include 16 matte and shimmer shades of natural browns, delicate pinks and luscious plums.

 

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection | The Beauty Mantra

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection | The Beauty Mantra

Product specifics

The palette, which is shaped as a chocolate bar, is made of tin metal and has a magnetic closure. It has 14 small sized eye shadows, each of 0.95g net weight and 2 large sized eye shadows, each of 2.8g net weight. It has 6 matte shadows and 10 shimmery ones. They smell like chocolate. The shades are warm neutrals with some plums and violets.

 

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection | The Beauty Mantra

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection | The Beauty Mantra

The Beauty Mantra opinion

Starting with the packaging, this palette is shaped like a chocolate bar. Now, who can resist anything that is shaped like chocolate? I know I can’t, and hence the impulse buy. The metal tin compact is quite sturdy and has a magnetic shut lid. It doesn’t snap shut as some other palettes, and I am not too sure about how it would do in a travel bag but the closure appears to be secure. It is of a dark brown colour and has the name embossed on the lid. The inside of the palette has a mirror on the lid, and 16 eye shadow shades.

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection | The Beauty Mantra

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection | The Beauty Mantra

The first thing that would hit you upon opening the palette is the divine smell of chocolate. Not too sweet and not too faint but just how a good chocolate should smell like. And the reason they smell of chocolate is because the shadows are pigmented with 100% natural cocoa powder. In general, all shadows are well pigmented and of a buttery texture. The shadows are finely milled and blend easily. The shades are warm neutrals with a pop of colour here and there.

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection (L-R/T-B: Gilded Ganache, White Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Marzipan, Semi Sweet, Hazelnut, Creme Brulee, Haute Chocolate) | The Beauty Mantra

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection (L-R/T-B: Gilded Ganache, White Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Marzipan, Semi Sweet, Hazelnut, Creme Brulee, Haute Chocolate) | The Beauty Mantra

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection (L-R/T-B: Milk Chocolate, Black Forest Truffle, Triple Fudge, Strawberry Bon Bon, Candied Violet, Amaretto, Cherry Cordial, Champagne Truffle)| The Beauty Mantra

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection (L-R/T-B: Milk Chocolate, Black Forest Truffle, Triple Fudge, Strawberry Bon Bon, Candied Violet, Amaretto, Cherry Cordial, Champagne Truffle)| The Beauty Mantra

There are two large shadows that can be used as highlighters – ‘White Chocolate’ is matte and ‘Champagne Truffle’ is shimmery. There are various shades of brown mattes that can be used on their own or as transition shades. A few of their shades are shimmery, while the remaining are with chunky glitter. So here are the shades from the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection.

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection (White Chocolate)| The Beauty Mantra

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection (White Chocolate)| The Beauty Mantra

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection (Champagne Truffle)| The Beauty Mantra

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection (Champagne Truffle)| The Beauty Mantra

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection (L-R: White Chocolate, Champagne Truffle)| The Beauty Mantra

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection (L-R: White Chocolate, Champagne Truffle)| The Beauty Mantra

  • Gilded Ganache: A khaki shade with chunky gold shimmer. The shimmer is not too gaudy
  • White Chocolate (2.8g): A matte cream colour for highlighting
  • Salted Caramel: A peachy brown matte
  • Marzipan: A shimmery champagne shade
  • Semi-Sweet: Dark brown matte
  • Hazelnut: A shimmery bronze
  • Crème Brulee: A shimmer antique gold shade
  • Haute Chocolate: A taupe-y brown with shimmer
  • Milk Chocolate: Light milk chocolate shade
  • Black Forrest Truffle: A burgundy shade with gold and burgundy glitter
  • Triple Fudge: A matte khaki shad
  • Strawberry Bon Bon: A baby pink matte
  • Candied Violet: A violet shade with pink ad green glitter
  • Amaretto: A maroon rose gold shimmer shade
  • Cherry Cordial: A red wine/plum shade with purple and green shimmer
  • Champagne Truffle (2.8g): A very pale pink with white shimmer for highlighting
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection (Swatches)| The Beauty Mantra

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection (Swatches)| The Beauty Mantra

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection (L-R: Hazelnut, Salted Caramel, Gilded Ganache, Creme Brulee)| The Beauty Mantra

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection (L-R: Hazelnut, Salted Caramel, Gilded Ganache, Creme Brulee)| The Beauty Mantra

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection (L-R: Creme Brulee, Marzipan, Haute Chocolate, Semi Sweet)| The Beauty Mantra

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection (L-R: Creme Brulee, Marzipan, Haute Chocolate, Semi Sweet)| The Beauty Mantra

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection (L-R: Cherry Cordial, Strawberry Bon Bon, Milk Chocolate, Candied Violet, Black Forest Truffle)| The Beauty Mantra

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection (L-R: Cherry Cordial, Strawberry Bon Bon, Milk Chocolate, Candied Violet, Black Forest Truffle)| The Beauty Mantra

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection (L-R: Ameretto, Triple Fudge)| The Beauty Mantra

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection (L-R: Ameretto, Triple Fudge)| The Beauty Mantra

All shades have a good colour pay off except milk chocolate and triple fudge. Triple fudge is slightly powdery and hard to work with. Other than this, the shades are of a creamy, buttery texture and blend well. They last long on their own, but the optimum use is brought about by using them on primer or eye shadow base. When applied carefully, there is no colour fall out.

 

Among the highlighting colours, my favourite is the Champagne Truffle. I absolutely love all colours and it hard to chose favourites, but if I have to I will go the following:

 

  1. Marzipan
  2. Crème Brulee
  3. Amaretto
  4. Black Forest Truffle

 

I fell in love with this palette, and can live with this only one all my life!! The warm neutral shades work perfectly with my skin tone and go with any outfit. Multiple looks can be created with this palette and is a must have even if you already own neutral palettes. Trust me; you won’t regret buying this one!

 

Would I repurchase the product?

Yes

 

Price

$68.95 AUD

 

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