Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette Review, Swatches: Hello again Too Faced aficionados! The wait is over. It’s here! Here’s my thoughts, feelings and take-aways on what is easily the most well-known (and popular) Too Faced product. The Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection (Often just called the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette). This is not only part of their permanent range, but has spawned the Chocolate Collection, of contours kits, bronzers, and melted liquid lipsticks, as well as other scented palettes like the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette (which is getting its own collection), and the Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly Palette (which is now part of the permanent range, after coming out as Limited Edition).
About Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection
“What it is: A sweetly tempting array of 16 matte and shimmer shadows scented with real chocolate.
What it does: 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 colour appeal to every candy lover. “
How to Use Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
- Try a neutral smoky eye instead of blacks and grays for a sultry look for day or night using these perfectly selected, chocolatey shades.
- Apply your favorite shades on lid, crease, or as a powder liner on top and bottom lash line for endless possibilities!
Ingredients in Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
-Cocoa Extract: Provides antioxidant benefits and aids to reduce inflammation in skin.
Cherry Cordial, Crème Brulee, Hazelnut, Milk Chocolate, Triple Fudge, White Chocolate:
Talc, Mica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Polyethylene, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Silica, Sorbic Acid, Vanillin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder, Boron Nitride. May Contain(+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).
Amaretto, Black Forest Truffle, Champagne Truffle, Haute Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Semi-Sweet, Strawberry Bon Bon:
Talc, Mica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Polyethylene, Sorbic Acid, Vanillin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder, Tin Oxide, Boron Nitride, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain(+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140) Aluminum Powder (CI 77000).
Candied Violet, Gilded Ganache, Marzipan:
Mica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Sodium Saccharin, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Silica, Boron Nitride, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Polyethylene, Sorbic Acid, Vanillin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder, Tin Oxide , Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Bronze Powder (CI 77400)..
Price of the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
$ 49.00 for 18.9 g in USA
£ 39.00 for 18.9 g in UK (Debenhams)
AUD$ 70.00 for 18.9 g in Australia (Mecca)
S$ 76.00 for 18.9 g in Singapore (Sephora)
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette How To Glamour Guide
In detail Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette Review, Swatches and my experience
I was impressed with the offering of shades; there is a good mix of warm and cool tones (although it is more cool-toned than the Too Faced Semi Sweet Eyeshadow Palette, which was released by Too Faced as a warmer version of this), and a nice complimentary selection of colours in it.
Some of the shadows were a little dryer than others (Cherry Cordial, Black Forest Truffle), but overall they applied wonderfully and felt even and comfortable.
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette Individual Shades Description
Gilded Ganache: dark brown with frost finish (warm-toned)
White Chocolate: pale beige
Milk Chocolate: matte latte
Black Forest Truffle: burgundy-brown with burgundy and bronze sparkle & shimmer
Triple Fudge: dark brown matte
Salted Caramel: matte tan
Marzipan: peach with metallic-finish
Semi-Sweet: mid brown matte
Strawberry Bon Bon: matte pale pink
Candied Violet: metallic-finish violet
Amaretto: medium brown with reddish tones and a frosted-finish (warm-toned)
Hazelnut: medium-dark, golden bronze with a soft, frosted-finish (warm-toned)
Crème Brulee: gold with a metallic-finish. (warm-toned)
Haute Chocolate: warm brown with metallic-finish
Cherry Cordial: browny-plum with purple-sparkle over a matte base (warm-toned)
Champagne Truffle: opalescent champagne
How to use the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
You can use 16 shades in combination with one another, with brushes, a sponge-tipped shadow brush, or even a finger, which produce a variety of pigmentation payout. The two larger pan sized shades can also be used to make an amazing highlight, either matte or shimmer.
There are 3 ‘looks’ you can use from their included ‘How-To Glamour Guide’, but if branching out on your own is more your own style, the shades all work so well with one another that it’s very hard to go wrong.
‘Triple fudge’ makes a great eye-liner / cat’s eye product; I applied it with an angled eyeliner brush.
If you want your eyeshadow to last all day, start with a Primer and finish with a Setting Spray; there is a wide variety of offerings across brands. I found that I didn’t get a very pigmented payoff without a primer, so I would definitely recommend using one, to get maximum payoff.
Packaging and Formula
It’s a brown palette, and there’s no sugar-coating it, but it ends up looking amazing still. They really gave it the appearance of a block of chocolate squares on top, flanked by the pink logo up top, and a golden old-style chocolate bar lettering on the bottom.
The actual box itself it comes in is actually really pretty; like an old-timey chocolate bar wrapper. Makes me wish they’d made the actual palette a bit cuter, I get what they were trying to do.
Originally when they released the Chocolate Bar Palette, the palette was much thicker (nearly twice as thick) with a sizable gap between the pan and the bottom of the palette, which left it having a very hollow sound to it. It struck me as rather wasteful. It also had the shades listed on a thin piece of flexible plastic, which often got lost (I lost my original slip, naturally), and unless you kept the box, you couldn’t check shade names unless you looked them up online. They really improved the packaging when they redesigned it to be more space-efficient and slim, and have luxe gold labelling inside above each shade in the pan.
The formula…. Just, wow. So silky, so blendable, and glides on with amazing pigmentation. The smell is the most mouth-watering chocolate-aroma, which leaves the skin feeling nourished and soft.
MBF Makeup Look
Wow-meow! I am a fan of a cat’s eye so I was so excited to try out the ‘Milk Chocolate’ look from the How-To-Glamor Guide.
1. I started with Primer (Napoleon Perdis, Auto Pilot Primer)
2. ‘Milk Chocolate’ from lash-line to brow
3. I pressed ‘Gilded Ganache’ into crease & lower lash line
4. I created a cat’s eye above my lash line using ‘Triple Fudge’, extending it up and out
5. I finished my look with a nude lip (Kylie Jenner Dolce K Liquid Lipstick & Liner).
This is a perfect standard go-to palette; has so many basic, blendable shades in it that work so well with one another. It has two large shades that are amazing as highlighters; one matte and one with a stunning opalescent shimmer.
The smell is so good, and wear great. Shade after shade gives great colour payout, provided you remember Primer. You can easily team it up with other palettes, but it is so versatile even as a stand-alone, and that’s the true mark of a good palette; something that you can do look after look with and it alone.
It’s a little pricey, but it is a good investment if you’re after a one-and-done palette.
More Photos, Swatches
Pro of Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
- Good sized mirror
- Great smell
- Two larger pans for two great highlight shades
- Versatile shades
- Improved packaging is slimmer and includes labelled pan
Cons Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
- No brush included
- Bit large for travel
- Originally came with a very thick tin, and shade names on a plastic slip
- Need primer to get maximum pigmentation
Will I Buy Again?
Yes! You can bet I’ll be buying this again! All the shades are stunning, and looks amazing in pan and on the skin. I’ll be using the Milk Chocolate look from the How-To Glamor Guide for my next night out.
- Try the looks in the How-To-Glamour Guide
- Try a cat’s eye with ‘Triple Fudge’
- Start with a Primer to get the best pigmentation payout
- End with a Setting Spray to lock it in for the day