Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette ($49) is a new deeper, warmer version of the original Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette that launched with the Too Faced Spring 2015 Collection recently.
I really liked the original Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette but wasn’t so sure about the Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette version but after trying it I’m pretty darn impressed.
Funny enough I thought dubbing it “semi-sweet” would mean they would have went cooler with the shades of chocolate in the palette but according to Too Faced this is all about deeper, warmer shades. Personally I think the both the Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette and the original Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette contain warm, rich, shades. I don’t really feel either of the two has lighter or more darker, richer shades. For me, both, have rich, beautiful shades of chocolates.
I got the palette a few days ago and it’s as adorable as the first. It comes housed in a tin compact featuring a generously sized mirror and 16 shades of eyeshadow in matte, satin, and shimmer finishes. Each of the shadow’s name is now printed directly under it as well which was a nice new feature that the original palette did not have. The palette is shaped like a chocolate bar and has that whimsical Willy Wonka feel and look! One thing I did notice is this is a little thinner than the original palette although still the same length. Two Faced includes a get the look guide to create three different looks using the palette. I always appreciate these little guides as I’m horrible at matching up shades and this gives me quick step by step instructions for color placement and also give me an idea of which shades will look good paired together. As soon as you open the palette you’ll be hit in the face with the decadent scent of chocolate! No worries if you’re sensitive as once applied you won’t smell chocolate all day!
Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Licorice, Coconut Creme, Nougat, Truffled)
Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Rum Raisin, Bon Bon, Peanut Butter, Frosting)
Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Mousse, Caramel, Bon Bon, Butter Pecan)
Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Puddin’., Hot Fudge, Cocoa Chili, Pink Sugar)
At a glance the palette in promo images looks a little dry but lord knows you can never go by promo images alone! But upon getting the palette I kinda felt the same way, the shades looked a bit dry. But…I swatched them and was just as impressed as I was with the original palette. The mattes are soft and silky and with the satin shades have that customary Too Faced creamy velvety texture. The shades apply and blend beautifully with a buttery texture. I had a problem with a single shade, Pink Sugar, which was kinda of gritty and sheer but aside from that the other colors were beautiful. About five or six of the shades here do seem similar to shades that you may already have in the original Chocolate Bar Palette but are either lighter or darker than the originals so they aren’t complete dupes.
Honestly, if you loved the original you’re bound to adore the new Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette especially if you like warm, rich shades for your eyes because lord knows this palette is packed full of warm, decadent chocolate-y shades! The nice thing about the palette is you can go super dramatic with your looks but there are plenty of options here to create softer, natural looks which is how I used it to create my look above.
Overall, you’re going to want this one if you love chocolate-y eyeshadows!
The Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette is available now at Sephora.com and should launch shortly at other retailers and in stores.
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