Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Eyeshadow Plette ($26) is one of two, limited edition eyeshadow palettes that launched exclusively at Too Faced and Sephora for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Yesterday, I reviewed the Too Faced Matte Chocolate Chip Eyeshadow Palette for you and today I thought I’d give you a review and swatches of the White Chocolate Chip Eyeshadow Palette.
Here are my thoughts.
There a lot of drama surrounding the Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Eyeshadow Palette due to the fact most people felt there was no “alert” telling them about the release of both the limited edition palettes. Most of the rants I’m hearing are there wasn’t an e-mail telling anyone about these two releases. There’s also drama about the palette’s selling out fast, etc…etc….
This particular palette is available exclusively at Sephora.com and apparently it’ll return on December 14th. I was able to get it quickly enough early in the morning when it released. I might be nuts but it looked like it was in stock a while before selling out. Too Faced didn’t send out a mass e-mail but if you have access to Instagram they promoted it quite a bit on Instagram. This is unfortunately why social media is a must if you want to catch these exclusive releases.
Some people have said both of these palettes will be back for Spring 2017 but I had mentioned in my Too Faced Matte Chocolate Chip Eyeshadow Palette Review I had my thoughts about that because the brand has plans to release Spring 2017 on December 26th and this is a peach themed release. In February, they are doing a Kat Von D Better Together Collection. I’m not sure how chocolate anything would fit into these two new collections but I could be completely wrong. If these come back I suspect they’ll come back permanently OR they might come back for December only.
The Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Eyeshadow Palette is too cute. It’s a very tiny palette that’s a little bigger than a credit card with a generous mirror tucked inside along with 11 shades of eyeshadow. As cute as it is, it isn’t exactly a value. It’s 0.22 oz of total product for $26 where as some of the original Chocolate Bar Palettes are $49 and contain 0.62 oz of product. You’re pretty much paying $26 for a quarter of the eyeshadows that come in the full-size palette. The good news? This is super travel friendly, easy to store, and it won’t overwhelm you with too much trouble. The bad news? It’s a lot of money for a little amount of eyeshadow.
Sadly, I felt the eyeshadows in the Matte Chocolate Chip Eyeshadow Palette were dense and dry and not a lot canges with the quality of the White Chocolate Chip Eyeshadow Palette. Here’s the good news….the mattes are a lot softer in this palette and silkier and not near as dry or dense as the Matte Chocolate Chip ones. However, they are also sheerer and barely there on my skin tone. The shimmers had a velvety texture but they were very flaky and and powdery but not dry. The shimmers won’t adhere well to lids at all so primer or glitter primer is key to keep them in place. They are also quite sheer. The shades are cooler and almost pastel toned and I personally found it very difficult to create a look using them since there is no depth of contrast to be had. Funny, if you use both of the palettes together you can get a complete eye look but when you’re using the White Chocolate Chip Palette alone it proves challenging to get a complete eye look. These shades are very washed out and will look chalky on medium or darker skin tones. One thing to note is the chocolate scent of this palette seemed stronger than the Matte Chocolate Chip Eyeshadow Palette.
For those interesting the palette state that the bulk was made in the USA and assembled in the Dominican Republic.
- Pearl Candy
- Raspberry Rose (Repromote from Too Faced Chocolate Shop Eyeshadow Palette)
- Cake Batter (Repromote from Too Faced Chocolate Shop Eyeshadow Palette)
- Cookie Dough (Repromote from Too Faced Joy to the Girls Eyeshadow Palette)
- Sugared Raisin (Repromote from Too Faced Joy to the Girls Eyeshadow Palette)
- Black Sugar
The Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Eyeshadow Palette was disappointing in my opinion. Most reviews I’ve read so far are saying that if it was an either/or situation they’d choose the Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Eyeshadow Palette as the better of the two palettes but personally neither was all that great. And they are certainly not deserving of all the crazy hype they are currently getting.
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The Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Eyeshadow Palette is available now at sephora.com.