Too Faced Chocolate Bar
Hello Everyone. Moxie was kind enough to contact me for some guest reviews. I haven’t posted a written review with swatches in a long time, and was very eager to. I am Grace from cosmeticcouturier for those of you who don’t know me. I am a cruelty free and vegan vlogger.
This year has been very exciting in the world of makeup. Too Faced has caught my eye this year with their amazing spring 2014 launch inspired by none other than good old fashioned chocolate.
Too Faced Chocolate Bar
Too Faced launched a new eye palette, Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Palette. This gorgeous palette contains 16 versatile eye shadows which come in an array of mattes and shimmers, all containing 100% natural anti-oxidant rich cocoa powder. This palette is inspired by their best selling Chocolate Soleil Bronzer.
Too Faced Chocolate Bar
This palette comes with a glamour guide containing 3 fashionable looks ranging from daytime to dramatic to help you get inspired. The 16 shadows are all chocolate themed of course, but that doesn’t make this palette for neutral lovers only…the palette has gold’s, plums, violets, high shine, and matte, and is even quite compact for such a hearty helping of chocolate goodies enclosed inside a chocolate bar shaped tin case.
Onto the colors, and what they are all about!
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette Swatches
Gilded Ganache: dark brown with a warm golden undertone, and golden flecks. This color reminds me of Too Faced eye shadow in Night Fever, available in the Natural at Night Palette. Many brands do colors that are similar throughout time, but I find the two colors don’t have the same consistency. Gilded Ganache is more pigmented and has more golden undertones.
White Chocolate: is a soft blend able matte shadow with a warm creamy golden vanilla undertone. This is one of Too Faced stars when it comes to their matte shadow shades. This color has a strong resemblance to Too Faced eye shadow in Heaven, available in the Natural Eye Palette.
Milk Chocolate: is a soft matte brown with a slightly warm undertone. This color resembles MAC eye shadow in Soft Brown, and Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, but has different ingredients, and texture overall than a Too Faced face powder.
Black Forest Truffle: is a black based burgundy eye shadow with rose gold, pink and burgundy undertones. This color is a buildable color, and reminds me of MAC’s eye shadow in Beauty Marked. What I really enjoy about Black Forest Truffle is that the color pay off definitely there, and if you really want to bring it to life, just pack over a cream color base or creamy eye pencil/primer with a flat stiff brush.
Triple Fudge: is a matte off-black color. It has great color pay off, and a creamy and blend able texture. It fits nicely with the chocolate theme palette as a whole, I was very happy to see they were able to include a darker color that could offer some definition.
Salted Caramel: is a light brown shade that has very warm undertones. It reminds me of MAC Tete a Tint, as well as Makeup Geek Crème Brulee. None of its comparisons are dead ringers, just fraternal twins. I own all three look-a-likes, and Salted Caramel is the warmest and softest in color. Salted Caramel and MUG Crème Brulee are easier to blend than MAC’s version.
Marzipan: is a warm soft golden caramel peach color. It reminds me of Stila’s eye shadow in Kitten; however Marzipan has a softer peach tone, metallic finish, and overall is a more solid eye shadow. Stila eye shadow in Kitten is far to breakable and creamy.
Semi-Sweet: is a matte warm mid-tone brand that blends very easily. It’s a great color to have in the palette if you are going for a darker or more dramatic look. This color reminds me of MUG’s eye shadow in Mocha, but Semi-Sweet is definitely more milky and chocolate-y in tone.
Strawberry Bon-Bon: is a matte soft strawberry milky pink eye shadow. For what it’s worth this color does have good color pay off; it simply is supposed to be a soft strawberry milky pink. I think this color is very similar to MAC’s eye shadow in Yogurt. It works best as a highlight or transition shade.
Candied Violet: is a blue based violet matte eye shadow over a black base with intensely gorgeous rainbow holographic sparkles. This color is more than meets the eye. At first glance the color may seem to be a difficult color to work with, but it seems to rise to the occasion paired with purple pigments, or placed over a purple cream color base. When you blend the edges out on this shade of blurple, you will notice it has a black base around the edges. When you apply with a flat stiff brush the holographic shimmers really shine.
Amaretto: is warm mid-tone brown with red undertones and a high shine velvety texture. This color most definitely is a dead ringer for its liquor counterpart. I love the texture of this shade. If were any more subtle it wouldn’t be a singer in this palette.
Hazelnut: is a soft warm medium shade of golden bronze with a high shine velvety texture. This color has an almost metallic finish, and is definitely easy to blend.
Crème Brulee: is a soft warm golden shade with a high shine metallic finish. This color isn’t similar to any golden shadows I have worked with.
Haute Chocolate: is a cool mid-tone brown with golden undertones, and a high shine metallic finish. This color reminds me of MAC’s eye shadow Woodwinked, and Urban Decay eye shadow YDK.
Cherry Cordial: is a deep warm toned burgundy matte shade with gorgeous pink and silver holographic glitters. The thing to know about this shade is that it does have color pay off, but you need to work with it a bit since its matte, with shimmer in it. I don’t currently own a shade like this from any major brand. It is similar in color to something I have from an indie line.
Champagne Truffle: is a gorgeous sparkling metallic highlight shade with a subtle pink undertone. Most champagne truffles I have seen are actually made of rich dark chocolate with cordial-like champagne filling inside, so this was definitely an interesting twist of inspiration. This color swatches a little too good, but it’s gorgeous and not frosty whatsoever in practice. I personally think this color is more subtle than MUG’s eye shadow in Shimma Shimma, but I love them both, and use them interchangeably since I bought them.
Too Faced Chocolate Bar
When I first used the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Palette, I did have some eye sensitivity to the chocolate smell, and I quickly got over it, and use this several times a week now. I think this is a great travel friendly palette, because it is so versatile. This palette reminds me of the Lorac Pro Palette, it really has all you need in one palette, and is now a great staple in my collection.
For $49.00 the price can’t be beat for 16 eye shadows with great pigmentation. I definitely give this palette a great score, and I’ve only begun to use this palette. It has great potential.
Thanks for reading, till next time, -Grace
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