Too Faced Chocolate Bar review and swatches | KITSCH/SNITCH

Too Faced Chocolate Bar review and swatches

March 22, 2014


Just like normal chocolate bars, I couldn't stop myself from buying this Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette. This has only hit Australian shores in the last month or so, and they retail for $68.95 from Kit Cosmetics. I bought mine from the Melbourne Myer store and it was the second last palette, so they are selling quickly.


The box is very cute, it looks like a fancy chocolate bar wrapping and it has the shade names on the back. Other reviews I have seen have shown that this palette comes with a plastic slip inside the palette that also has the shade names on it, but mine didn't come with that, so I'm not sure what happened there.


Inside the box you get the palette and a booklet of three eye looks. I personally think these booklets are a bit of a waste of time because I never use them. I suppose this only comes in handy if you are completely new to makeup and you wanted some step by step guidelines.


The packaging of the palette itself is a metal tin with a magnetic clasp and it looks like a chocolate bar, which is very apt. The palette comes with a reasonable sized mirror in the lid. The total weight of the shadows is 18.9g.


There are 14 shadows and 2 double sized shadows in this palette, and there is a mixture of matte, shimmery and sparkly shades. The matte cream shade and the highlight shade are double the size of the other shades. I can only assume that this is targeted to people who run out of the highlight shades first.

One thing that is important to note is that these shadows have cocoa in them, which makes them smell like chocolate. I personally love this touch, but I can imagine some people being put off by it. You can only smell the chocolate the moment you open the palette or if you directly sniff the eyeshadow pans. You really can't smell the chocolate scent when you applied it.

Top: Gilded Ganache, White Chocolate. Middle: Salted Caramel, Marzipan, Semi-Sweet. Bottom: Hazelnut, Creme Brulee, Haute Chocolate
Top: Milk Chocolate, Black Forest Truffle, Triple Fudge. Middle: Strawberry Bon Bon, Candied Violet, Amaretto. Bottom: Cherry Cordial, Champagne Truffle

The swatches below are swatches over bare skin without any primer. Obviously these will be more bold when applied over a primer, but I wanted to show the quality of the shadows on their own. All of the shadows are nice and smooth and pigmented. The only two shades that aren't very opaque are the two sparkly shades, but they are still nice quality and can be easily built up, especially over a primer or a cream base.

Top row: Gilded Ganache, White Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Black Forest Truffle, Triple Fudge

Gilded Ganache: A dark khaki toned brown that has a satin base with small gold shimmer particles.

White Chocolate: A matte cream.

Milk Chocolate: A matte caramel brown.

Black Forest Truffle: A dark burgundy shade that has a lot of gold and burgundy glitter. This shade isn't as opaque as the others, but it can be built up easily. It is still nicely pigmented and blends easily.

Triple Fudge: A matte dark cool toned brown, this is a great eyebrow shade if you have dark hair. 

Middle row: Salted Caramel, Marzipan, Semi-Sweet, Strawberry Bon Bon, Candied Violet, Amaretto

Salted Caramel: A matte warm toned orange toned brown. This is a great crease shade to use to use if you want to warm up your eye look.

Marzipan: A classic light peach toned shimmery shade.

Semi-Sweet: A matte mid toned warm red toned brown.

Strawberry Bon Bon: A matte light cool toned pink.

Candied Violet: A sheer shimmery violet with purple glitter. This formula is similar to the Black Forest Truffle shade.

Amaretto: A metallic maroon toned bronze (I am in love with this shade).

Bottom row: Hazelnut, Creme Brulee, Haute Chocolate, Cherry Cordial, Champagne Truffle

Hazelnut: A very pigmented warm toned shimmery gold bronze.

Creme Brulee: A metallic dark gold

Haute Chocolate: A metallic bronze

Cherry Cordial: A matte wine shade with some glittery particles. The glitter doesn't show up much on the eye unless it's over a cream base.

Champagne Truffle: A pink toned shimmery white with a gold sheen.

You can see that the vast majority of these shades are very warm toned. I would say that the only shade that is truly cool toned is Candied Violette. I personally love bronze, copper, gold, and maroon toned shades so this is close to my perfect palette, and I will be reaching for this a lot this Autumn. This is a very wearable palette, but it is very different from other "nude" palettes out there, so I don't feel like this overlaps with any of the other palettes I own. This is also the type of palette where you can get a complete eye look (and for me, brow look) from one palette.

Overall, I am very happy I bought this palette, and even though it was almost $70, I think it is worth the money.

What do you think of this palette?

17 comments

  1. What a gorgeous palette! I think I would just die sniffing it mmm

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  2. These shades are stunning, especially Amaretto - wowza! I think the chocolate bar idea is absolutely adorable and the scent is the perfect touch. I'd love to have this palette, but I don't think I could fork out the money. It'd probably be sold out by then anyways!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. its worth the slurge is you are after more eyeshadows :P

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  3. This palette is so pretty, I've been eyeing it up for ages! I have a 2 faced palette and the quality is excellent!

    Honey Go-Lightly

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  4. Gosh, this is so on my wishlist! Saw it in-store and fell in love and was even more convinced when Pixiwoo used it in her Kat Dennings makeup tutorial. Your swatches are tempting me further! Glad you're liking this :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  5. Wow! The colours are gorgeous!!! I want!!

    Nicky
    zeeblikesit.blogspot.com
    xx

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  6. It looks like a beautiful palette but I really need to stop buying neutral eyeshadow palettes!

    Laura | Breton & Blush

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    1. This one is slightly more colourful than a normal neutral palette :)

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  7. I actually really love the colours included in this palette! It's good too see the most used shades a little larger too. I'm really impressed with the shades and pigmentation however I really don't need another palette... So tempting though!

    Sarah | More Than Adored

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    1. I don't need another palette either :P

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  8. Really tossing up between buying this or buying Naked 3, because I already have Naked and Naked 2!

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    1. I prefer this over the naked 3, but I prefer these shades over pink shades :)

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  9. Definitely have my eye on this beauty! But the steep price is the only deterrent :S
    x Court

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  10. I want this palette so bad... I hate you for having it haha. It looks gorgeous! xx

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  11. I finally bought this palette and cannot wait to try it! My friend and I were lucky enough to buy the last two at a small Sephora shop. The smell of chocolate is amazing! I love the autumn look you did in your video and want to try it. Too bad that Mac lipstick commotion color is not available anymore. Thanks for the review! :)

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