One of the eyeshadow palettes that has always been in my wish list is the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection. Almost all Youtube beauty gurus rave about this sugary sweet 16-eyeshadow collection of matte and shimmer shades scented with real chocolate and I trust most of them in their choices especially Kathleen Lights who’s saying this is super good. I have a well-curated collection of eyeshadow palettes. That means I own a few but I make sure they’re worthy of my money. I research about makeup before buying anything because 1. I don’t want to waste my money and 2. I want products that work great. So far, I’m happy with my Urban Decay Naked Palettes (2 and 3), Morphe 35O and my most favorite of the lot, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance. Getting the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette will be a dream come true and a great addition to my collection though.
When I had my birthday last August, my friend Amal asked me what’s in my Sephora wish list (she also likes Sephora!). I gave her three items on top of my list: Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette, Anastasia Beverly Hill’s Nicole Guerrero Glow Kit palette, or the Dior Forever Foundation. She picked the first, or rather she thought she picked the first but the sales lady gave her the Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar palette instead. She gave it to me as my birthday gift (I have the nicest, most generous Saudi friend). She gave me the option to exchange the Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar palette to the Chocolate Bar one but I opted not to because I also found the colors of this palette nice and warmer than the original. And when it comes to eyeshadows, I look better in warmer, deeper tones than cooler ones.
The Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar is also infused with the scent of sweet chocolate (smells yummy!) and features 16 antioxidant-rich, cocoa powder-infused shadows in matte and shimmer shades. It has warm caramels, deep mochas, bronzy chocolate and vibrant sugared blueberry hues. Actually the blue shadow in the middle made me not want to exchange this for the Chocolate Bar palette. I don’t have that kind of blue in my eyeshadow collection yet! I love the names of the shadows too! Choco Chili, Pink Sugar, Blueberry Swirl, Butter Pecan, Hot Fudge, etc. Yum yum!!! The palette comes with a guide that has glam looks making it easy to choose which colors can be used for a certain occasion.
The first time I used the palette was for work though so I winged it. The shadows are very buttery and pigmented. One swipe and the colors are on point! I love the matte shadows the most because they’re very versatile and office-friendly. Here’s the simple eye look I created with the palette on my first try:
What a difference a good eyeshadow can make! These shadows are creamy and blendable. I love how there are transition shades in here that make blending other colors easy. I love that the colors can take me from work days to formal events! Countless looks! If you’re looking for a great eyeshadow palette, then I recommend the Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar by Too Faced. Worth the splurge!
Product Name: Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar
Brand: Too Faced
Where To Buy: Sephora branches, also available online.