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Honest to Goodness, it's Chocolate

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Let's be (pretty) honest here.  How many neutral eyeshadow palettes does one person need?  That was always what I thought about the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette.  Sure, it's pretty to look at, but there is nothing special about it.  I actually purchased this palette before, but returned it before I could try it out because I thought I wouldn't end up using it enough. It's funny how drastically my opinion changed once I cracked this bad boy open, and started playing around with it.  Keep reading to find out my final thoughts. 

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eyeshadow, palette, review, makeup, makeup review, too faced, chocolate

eyeshadow, palette, review, makeup, makeup review, too faced, chocolate

The best way for me to describe this palette is to compare it to food.  Godiva is to chocolate, as the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette is to makeup. It's creamy, it's luxurious, it's indulgent.  And it's at the top of it's class.  The quality is phenomenal, with no real differentiation between formula, blendability or pigmentation between the colours.  They are so buttery smooth, and blend together seamlessly.

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While the colours look a bit muted and similar in the pan, they all come out different and unique on the eye.  The two largest shades can be used as base colours all over the eyes (one is matte, the other shimmery), or under the brow bone for an added bit of luminosity.  I've even seen a few youtubers use champagne truffle on the cheeks as a highlight, which looks gorgeous.

The palette contains a lot of browns, which can create anything from a simple day-to-day look, or an amped up smokey eye.  I would say there are 7 distinct brown shades, 4 of which are matte (and make perfect transition colours), and 3 shimmery ones.

For some variety, there are also a few purple, burgundy, and pink colours.  These make up another 5 pans.  There is also an olivey-green colour at the top let, which is probably my least favourite (mostly because it doesn't go well with blue eyes).  I do wish that the pink shade (strawberry bonbon) wasn't completely matte, but it's subtle enough that it doesn't look too standout-ish.

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eyeshadow, palette, review, makeup, makeup review, too faced, chocolate

Overall, I am really happy I was able to try out this palette.  It's been so versatile, and easy to reach for everyday.  There are colours that work well on their own across the lid when you're in a rush (like creme brûlée and marzipan), or there are deeper colours to intensify any look.  Colours like cherry cordial and amaretto work wonderfully on the lash line to smoke out the look.  Candied violet is beautiful on the bottom lash line as well, especially with blue eyes because it seems to transform a bit and look a lot more blue toned.  

I'd love to hear your thoughts on the palette.  Do you have it, or is it burning a hole on your wishlist? 

xoxo K