Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette | Review

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I promised a full review of the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette based on my most recent tutorial, so bam. Here you go. I had my eye on the Too Faced palettes for a while, but I took the plunge and bought the most popular of them all, a little Christmas treat to myself. And although this product looks good enough to eat (no seriously, it smells like chocolate), I would advise refraining from doing so, after all it would be a huge waste. I hope this post doesn’t make you crave chocolate too much – writing it was a real struggle.

“The eye shadows are pigmented with pure, antioxidant-rich cocoa powder and includes 16 matte and shimmer shades of natural browns, delicate pinks and luscious plums.” –

The Perfect Match | Origins GinZing Moisturiser & Eye Cream
The Chocolate Bar experience begins as soon as you open the palette and the smell of sweet chocolate envelops you. The shadows contain pure cocoa powder which gives them the real chocolate smell. Not forgetting all of the shades have chocolate related names like Triple Fudge and Salted Caramel – yummy. It’s so unique to any eyeshadow palette I’ve had before but for all of the right reasons.

So, moving on from the amazeballs smell and tasteful names. Are the shadows actually any good? Do they work like high end shadows? The answer is yes. I was very impressed with the pigmentation and creaminess of most of the shades. Having said that, I did notice that the matte shades blended more nicely than the shimmer ones. But overall I am very impressed.

I love how Too Faced have mixed matte and shimmer nudes with a couple of statement colours, and what’s more is they all compliment each other. You could pick any three shades and they’d all work. I could easily pick this palette up every single day, but I don’t want to neglect the others! If you’re looking for a staple, good all rounder piece, make this it.

Initially, the price seemed a little steep, but when I worked out that each shadow only costs around Β£2.40 , it’s not at all bad. Plus the shadows are a very generous size.

The only real down side? The packaging. What is it with companies and the packaging? I mean, I will always repurchase a product if the content inside is worth it, but I just feel like they don’t put much love and attention into them. This palettes casing is quite flimsy and bulky (my number one pet hate about Urban Decays Naked palettes), and it doesn’t feel sturdy. I wouldn’t like to take this travelling with me because i’d be nervous of opening my bag to a powdery mess.

In my most recent tutorial I strictly just used this palette on the eyes to create a champagne inspired glamorous look.

My honest first impressions of this palette were that the two highlight shades wouldn’t suit me. White Chocolate looked too dark for my pale skinned self and Champagne Truffle seemed too pink and shimmery. I applied White Chocolate for the tutorial and as expected it didn’t give me the intense highlight I usually go for, but with it being a matte shade and the palette so universal, it’s expected it wouldn’t be the perfect match. When I swatched the pink shimmery highlight, I was pleasantly surprised by the pigment and i’m now desperate to try it on my cheekbones. It’s very similar to Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminator in Starlight and so many people have raved about it.


As I mentioned before, I had some issues with getting the pigment from the shimmery shades. I understand that these types of eyeshadow are prone to fallout, but there’s no excuse for lack of pigmentation. A couple I really struggled with were Cherry Cordial and Guilded Ganache. It took countless rubbing of the shadow to get the swatch photographed below. Having said this, Candied Violet (can we talk about it?), Creme Brulee, Mazipan and Amaretto applied like a dream with very minimal effort. Just look at Candied Violet. I’ve not ever seen a shade like it. Amaretto is almost identical to MAC Antiqued, and is my overall favourite from this palette because it’s so wearable.

Most of the mattes applied true to colour and didn’t produce much fallout at all. I was very let down by Strawberry Bon Bon, I was expecting it to be very creamy and pigmented but it’s barely noticeable on the swatch. However, I can’t fault the others. My favourite of the mattes is Salted Caramel; it’s the perfect blending and transition shade and people of any skin tone can wear it.

For my tutorial I used White Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Milk Chocolate, Creme Brulee and Triple Fudge.


The Perfect Match | Origins GinZing Moisturiser & Eye Cream
+ Contains 16 eyeshadows
+ Smells like pure chocolate
+ A mixture of matte and shimmer shades
+ Includes nudes and pops of purple
+ A good everyday palette
+ A high end product
+ Bad quality, bulky packaging
+ Mostly pigmented, creamy shadows
+ Blendable shadows but the shimmers need a little work
+ The matte highlight shade is too dark for me
+ All shades compliment each other
+ A generous amount of each shadow

The Perfect Match | Origins GinZing Moisturiser & Eye Cream
8/10. The shimmery shadows need a little extra work on because they lack creaminess and are trickier to blend than the mattes. The packing just isn’t practical.

The Perfect Match | Origins GinZing Moisturiser & Eye Cream
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
Β£36 from their official website

Watch me try the palette in my most recent makeup tutorial. Are you subscribed? Subscribe to keep up with me.



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0 comments on “Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette | Review”

  1. Such beautiful colours in this palette x

    1. Clarina says:

      There are aren’t they – I’m obsessed! I mention it in my January Beauty favourites x

  2. dying to try this! Lovely review xxx Emily

    1. Clarina says:

      You should! I love it πŸ™‚ xxx

  3. hehresman says:

    I wish I actually used eyeshadow because I’ve been lusting after this for years! I love your reviews – they’re actually so beneficial! I can’t wait to read more from you! I’m already so hooked!

    1. Clarina says:

      You should use eyeshadow! Do you not use it because you’ve never been interested? It’s a highly addictive thing to use (and buy) once you start! Thanks so much for your feedback, always appreciated πŸ™‚ I post a new review every Tuesday. Xx

      1. hehresman says:

        I normally just do a base shadow (like a champagne) on my lid and highlight a little. I do it whenever I have events but I wish I had the time and patience to do it daily! πŸ™‚ & yay! I’m looking forward to reading them!!

        1. Clarina says:

          Ooh I love that look! So naturally glam πŸ™‚ I used to be terrified of shadows but like I mentioned, totally addicted now haha. Xx

  4. At first I was hesitating to try this out but now xD I’m definitely gonna buy it πŸ™‚ Thanks for the in-depth review

    1. Clarina says:

      I’m so glad. It is amazing and could easily become something I reach for everyday. A few dud shades but the majority are comparable to my fave of all time, Makeup Geek!

  5. Thanks for the honest review! I’ve been wanting this palette but refrained from buying it as I have too many neutral shadows already! There are so many people raving about how this palette can do no wrong, and while you obviously like it, I like that you mention that the shimmers are hard to blend.

    1. Clarina says:

      I’m glad you found it helpful! So many people are raving about it. The shadows are very affordable for the amount that you get and most are very high quality, it’s a shame about those couple of dud shades! I try to be very honest in my reviews. I didn’t mention that if you sign up to Too Faced they give you 20% off straight away.

  6. Lauren says:

    Gorgeous makeup look Claire! I got this palette for Christmas and to be honest I haven’t used it much as I am pretty overwhelmed with new eyeshadows right now haha! Although I can’t wait to start properly using it!

  7. KatyLouBlog says:

    This review is amazing ☺️ would love to try this but way to expensive for me 😩 xx

    1. Clarina says:

      Thank you lovely! Watch out for a sale because they’re often reduced! I also used a 20% code Too Faced gave me for signing up to their site. Xx

      1. KatyLouBlog says:

        I will keep my eyes peeled and hope to find a sale! Xxx

        1. Clarina says:

          Hope you do! πŸ™‚ xxx

  8. Karen Rees says:

    Gorgeous!!!!! If only they weren’t sold out *sob* shall be keeping an eye on that site for sure lol XXX

    1. Clarina says:

      I know! I published this and checked their website and it was sold out. I was gutted! Keep an eye out. But they are probable sold eye where too. Try Beauty Bay xxxxx

      1. Karen Rees says:

        Just goes to show what a fab product it is huni! Never to worry – that’s happened me a few times before too, share a post and the thing goes outta stock lol Will just have to keep an eye out for it πŸ˜‰ Will defo try Beauty Bay XXXX

        1. Clarina says:

          It’s typical! But I know it’s always restocked so may have to wait a little but it will be back πŸ™‚ Xxx

  9. Even though it is not edible, who can say no to this chocolate bar. It is awesome, colourful, well pigmented and importantly, creamy too.

    1. Clarina says:

      Exactly! πŸ™‚ it’s so good. A few dodgey shades but the others make up for it!

  10. Great post and pics!! Love the palette! Love your blog btw πŸ™‚

    1. Clarina says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚ the palettes amazing – have you tried it? Thanks for stopping by!

      1. I haven’t tried it but it’s on my lost of things to buy!

        1. Clarina says:

          You won’t be disappointed!

  11. shawnadawnx says:

    I have nominated you for a blogger award, there is a link to your blog on my post πŸ™‚

    1. Clarina says:

      Thank you! I’m heading over now πŸ™‚

  12. I got the semi-sweet one for Christmas and I love it! I have some issues with some of the shades not blending as easily as the others and with pigmentation but overall I really do like it! And I want to own the original chocolate one now, just so my collection is complete ahah! Great review!

    1. Clarina says:

      Thank you! Ooh I was torn between this or the semi-sweet. It’s annoying you’ve had similar issues with the blending and pigmentation. I don’t understand how some of the shades are so buttery and the others are a struggle to work with! It’s actually great value for the amount of shadows you get though. πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by.

  13. POSH says:

    I Nominate You For The Beautiful Blogger. See my blog post

  14. Icy Sedgwick says:

    I can’t quite bring myself to buy them because I feel like there’s too much glitter in the shimmery shades…though if I find one on sale I might take the plunge!

    1. Clarina says:

      Three of the shades were particularly glittery (you can see on the swatches) but I’ll probably still use them to give my eye look an extra pop every now and then. I was especially impressed by the mattes. Overall a very good palette!

  15. shawnadawnx says:

    it looks so amazing Clarina! now I really can’t wait to go out and get it!

    1. Clarina says:

      It is! Apart from a few dodgey shadows it’s amazing and still totally worth it.

      1. shawnadawnx says:

        well, I know what I’m picking up this weekend lol.

        1. Clarina says:

          Good! Haha. Glad this review helped sway you.

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