Well hello to you my reader chums! After lusting over Too Faced's chocolate bar palette for a long while, I took the splurge and finally got my hands on it. Excited was an understatement, I couldn't wait to put it to the test and see what the crazy obsession with this chocoholic's dream palette was all about. I wasn't disappointed to say the least, it truly lived up to all the expectations and even held the addictive chocolate scent!
Packaging - Bringing every chocoholic and makeup lovers fantasy to life, the design captures a real life chocolate bar! Closed with a magnetic seal, wide mirror and thin size, the sleek design provides security, perfect to take along when travelling. I love how alike to chocolate it looks and the elegant font style used, certainly living up to the upmarket status.
Colour selection - One of the reasons I wanted to purchase this (aside from the obvious chocolate love) was it's wide selection of neutral shades. As a big fan of gold/bronze eyes and bold lips, most of my palettes are neutral based so I couldn't wait to add this to the growing collection. From creamy golds, soft bronzes, sweet champagnes, pops of autumnal and bright pink colours, it offers something for every season; the versatility is endless. Two shades I was intrigued by were 'Amaretto', a cranberry shade and 'Glided Ganache', a dark olive toned colour because I'd love to embrace a more darker eye when the cooler months hit. My favourite by far have been 'Crème brulee' as I adore gold colours for my blue eyes, 'Marzipan' to use on an every day basis and 'Salted caramel' as a natural crease colour.
With the colour selection comes the vast range of different shade names! I love how Too faced are not only creative with the entire concept, design but also the names chosen. They picked a wide variety of adorable ones, truly fitting with the entire chocolate theme; I love it.
Pigmentation - I've heard a lot of amazing words about Too Faced eye shadows and they haven't disappointed. The richness of the shimmery shades is stunning, one swipe and you have an abundance of colour on the lid. The matte shades are similar, however not as intense and take a tad more building up to create the full on defined look.
Texture - With intense pigmentation, the texture didn't fail to impress me! Each shade is truly creamy, that when applied feels soft on the lids. The texture is quite thick meaning it doesn't take a lot of layers to build up the true colour pay off. The shimmery shades are especially incredible with their flecks of glitter shining through.
Blending ability - Seamless, beautiful and easy. When layering the matte shades through the crease, I found building up colours and blending them through to be brilliant. They'd buff in enough to give a natural look or smoke it up for that more intense, darker eye.
Above are all the shades swatched.
Swatch close up - From left to right ( Glided ganache, white chocolate, milk chocolate, black forest, triple fudge, salted caramel, semi-sweet and strawberry bon bon)
Another swatch close up - From left to right (Candied violet, amaretto, hazelnut, crème brulee, haute chocolate, cherry cordial and champagne truffle)
I hope you enjoyed this review. Have you tried the 'Chocolate bar' palette?
Thank you for reading <3