Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette

Sunday, August 16, 2015
Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette
Too Faced is a brand that I have wanted to try for SO long and when the Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette was released months and months ago in the states, I couldn't stop thinking about it. As with all products released in America first, it takes so long for them to become available in the UK. I almost bought this palette from the american amazon website and Sephora but shipping and tax is quite expensive so my bank balance is glad I didn't. 

I was over the moon when this beaut of a palette arrived, the *Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette (£39) will be available to buy in Debenhams tomorrow! I'm so glad that it is now finally available in the UK - so ready, set, go go go!
Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette
I have been trying out this palette for a past few days and I am in love with it (is that even possible?!). The palette looks like a giant chocolate bar, but don't eat it, sadly it's just plastic although it looks adorable. The magnetic lid closure doesn't work for me, the lid can open easily which is really the only negative I have about this heavenly palette. 

It contains a range of seven matte shades and nine shimmery shades - some contain more shimmer and others less. The range of shades is fantastic as there are gorgeous neutrals for everyday but you can add in some darker shimmery shades for a neutral smokey eye. Also the orange and blue shades would be great to add a pop of colour (I hate that phase but it works well) to a matte look. All but two of the shades are 'normal' sized but the Coconut Creme shade and the Butter Pecan shade are larger - I personally would have preferred them all to be the same size but that's just me and my love of symmetry!
Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette
From my experience so far, the shades are buttery smooth, pigmented on the whole, easy to blend and I love the names of the shades - oh and did I mention that there is anti-oxidant rich cocoa powder in the eyeshadows so they smell like chocolate! Yes, it's that amazing and again don't eat them, I don't think they would taste very nice. My current favourite shades include: Licorice, Puddin', Mousse, Nougat, Truffled and Frosting. Here's a breakdown of the shades:

Licorice: Matte black 
Coconut Creme: Matte cream
Nougat: Matte mink
Truffled: Matte rich chocolate brown
Hot Fudge: Deep brown with gold shimmer
Cocoa Chilli: Medium brown with chunkier gold shimmer
Pink Sugar: Light pink with iridescent shimmer
Puddin': Deep matte ashy brown (a great brow shade for me)
Blueberry Swirl: Shimmery indigo blue
Peanut Butter: Matte tan 
Frosting: Warm brown with fine gold shimmer
Rum Raisin: Shimmery/Metallic taupe
Mousse: Matte light chocolate brown
Caramel: Golden tan with orange undertones and fine gold shimmer
Bon Bon: Shimmery/metallic copper
Butter Pecan: Shimmery golden peach

The main things I look for in an eyeshadow palette are a good range of mattes and shimmers, an ashy brow shade, a matte black to use as a liner and a matte highlight shade - this palette ticks every box for me and them some! The beautiful shimmery shades, cute packaging and chocolate scent are just bonuses. 

Overall, so far this palette has lived up to my expectations,which were pretty damn high. It looks amazing, it smells amazing (not something I would usually say about an eyeshadow palette), the shades compliment each other and are easy to blend. However the lid isn't the best in my opinion, I did experience a little fall out but nothing major and the Pink Sugar shade isn't pigmented at all - it's more of a glitter topper shade, in my opinion. Despite a couple of very minor negatives, I adore this palette and I know I will get so much use out of it! It is £39 which is more than the Urban Decay Naked palettes but you get more shades and a good mix of warm and cool toned shades. I think this palette would be perfect for any natural eyeshadow palette lovers and chocolate addicts out there - I fit into both of these categories! Overall rating: ★, 5/5. 

I definitely want to try more from Too Faced now and I will have a post dedicated to the looks I have been creating using this palette on my blog at the end of August so stay tuned! 

Have you tried the original Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette? What do you think of the Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette?

19 comments

  1. I have the original palette and it's gorgeous. Love that it smells like chocolate too ha ha :-)

    Makeup, Beauty & Fashion

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  2. Wow, Bon Bon is such a gorgeous shade! It's a shame it doesn't stay closed though - sounds like an accident waiting to happen :(

    Becky :: accooohtrements.wordpress.com

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  3. I think I prefer the shades in this one to the original palette especially since it has that gorgeous turquoise shade within x

    Beauty with charm

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  4. The shades look gorgeous, I can't believe it's finally almost here in the UK! Can't wait to see what looks you've created with it x

    TR's Thoughts

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  5. The names are so delicious! haha. Ive never tried Too Faced either but this eyeshadow palette looks tempting! x

    bohorush.blogspot.com

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  6. This looks really nice. I've been wanting the original for ages which I think I would get more wear out of. Too Faced eyeshadows are amazing from what I've tried (the natural matte palette) and I knew this would be no exception! xxx

    Karan|| studentbeautyhack

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  7. This palette looks incredible, such beautiful shades and such a great names!

    www.ohjanuary.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I like these eye shadows! There are beautiful colors :)

    With love, Nastya Deutsch ♡
    http://nastyadeutsch.blogspot.ru/

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  9. It is so gorgeous! I like all the shades except blueberry, I guess I am not really into blues :) x

    www.elabellaworld.com

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  10. this looks stunning! beautiful shades and if they smell like chocolate what more could we dream off hehe :) x
    Great review!
    Sophie Jenner
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  11. I would love to try either of the chocolate bar palettes :)

    Samantha Series | bloglovin

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  12. This has become my holy grail :)

    passingfancyblog.com

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  13. Oooooh these shades are so lovely! I love the idea of their Chocolate palettes, they all look amazing, i'm defo going to have to give one a go!

    Jasmine | jasminehardingmakeup.com

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  14. Although, I do not use makeup much I did enjoy this post. It's always good to read a well thought and well written post like this.

    Zoha xx - Zoe and Tima

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  15. This palette looks and sounds incredible, I definitely need to add it to my collection. It's a totally "me" shade selection... and the packaging is just gorgeous!

    Heather, PorcelainBeauty xx

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  16. I find this palette in Sephora the other day and was so tempted to buy it! your review is definitely encouraging me to make another trip to Sephora and put my hands on it! :) xx

    www.thecovetbeauty.com

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  17. I love the look of this palette, but it just doesn't grip me like other palettes do :/

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  18. i've been wanting the original palette for quite some time now and i've just completely fallen in love with this one too! so tempting... x

    http://lovejordanashley.blogspot.co.uk/

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