Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette: Review + Photos

Saturday, August 8, 2015

I know, it's been a minute since I last blogged! Work has been especially this summer and I haven't been inspired too much for makeup shopping. That said, I have bought a few things here and there that I'm hoping to review in the next few weeks. 

First up, the  most deliciously scented eyeshadow palette, the Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar eyeshadow palette!

The Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar palette ($49) was released last December as a sequel to the original Chocolate Bar palette (see my post here). Back in May, I took advantage of a special sale that HSN was having: $29 got me the palette, a deluxe-sized Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara and free shipping! 

Too Faced's description of the Semi-Sweet palette:
16 antioxidant-rich, cocoa powder-infused matte and shimmer shades of warm caramels, deep mochas, bronzy chocolate hues and a pop of sugared blueberry.

Both chocolate bar palettes are warm toned, but the Semi-Sweet palette has slightly more warm shades than the original palette. When the Semi-Sweet paletter first came out,  I took a look at all the YouTube reviews like I do for all the new products and I noticed that a lot of girls were saying that the new palette wasn't as pigmented as the original palette. After playing with that most of the shadows, I think it's that is the case for a couple shades, but over all they are very good quality and are pigmented enough for my use. My favorite shadows are Peanut Butter, Mousse, Caramel, and Bon Bon. I also really liked the highlight shades Butter Pecan, and Coconut Crème. The shimmery pink shade, Pink Sugar, is a bit chunky, but it's nice if applied with fingers on top of light cream shadow for an all over wash of color. I haven't yet played with the satin blue shade, Blueberry Swirl, because I haven't had many nights out lately but I could see it being very beautiful for a blue smoky eye. The black shadow, Licorice, is incredibly pigmented.

In general, what I like about Too Faced shadows in these two palettes is that they are a good combination of buttery but overly so. I don't need to worry about too much fallout when I'm applying the shadows — the same thing cannot be said for the Kat Von D eyeshadow formula.


FTC: I purchased the product I mention above with my own money, and all opinions are my own.

1 comment:

  1. I honestly adore the original chocolate bar palette and I was convinced for so long that I wouldn't enjoy it! I've been hesitant to get the semi-sweet palette because the colors didn't strike me as must haves, but the more I read about it the more tempted I am


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