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Thursday, 17 December 2015

Too Faced Chocolate Bar and Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palettes : Swatches & Review

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Too Faced Chocolate Bar and Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palettes
The Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Palette and the Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Eye Palette both retails for $49US and $59CAN. You get 14 x 0.03 oz eyeshadows in both palettes and 2 x 0.07 oz for the Semi Sweet large pans and 2 x 0.07 in the original Chocolate Bar of eyeshadows product.

Both palette are sold on the Sephora and Too Faced websites.

Are you feeling the holiday rush! ;) Probably the week of Christmas I won't be posting to spend time with my family and trying to get cracking on some back burner projects. (Like tackling my Final Cut issues...)

Too Faced Chocolate Bar and Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar front of boxes.
Too Faced Chocolate Bar and Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar back of boxes.
Too Faced Chocolate Bar and Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar cover of palettes
Too Faced Chocolate Bar and Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar back of palettes.
Too Faced Chocolate Bar and Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette look guides.
Too Faced Chocolate Bar and Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette look guides.
Too Faced Chocolate Bar and Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette ingredients on sides.
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palettes
Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
Product: 
These shadows for the most part are though out with exceptions of 3 pops of colour in terms of pigmentation.

The matte shade are not buttery or dry either which makes the workable in the not patch or fade to nothing department.

The satin/pearl shades are smooth in texture and apply nicely over all.

The shimmer  shades do pack a punch in terms of pigmentation and the texture is buttery which allows you to sheer out nicely if you want a wash of  the shade as well.

Pink Sugar is the only mica glitter shade. This pigment does not play nicely with the standard eyeshadow base. You usually see them in the gelee formula as they work best as a wet/dry shade. That said this shade needs to be applied wet to get the most out of it. And a Glitter Glue makes a huge difference in saturation of the shade as well. I found myself digging into the pan to get at the product myself as the brushes wasn't picking up any enough product to deposit it.


Wear: Most I get about 6 hours of wear without a base.

Packaging: Simple tin compact with a mirror and a magnet for closure.

The original The Chocolate Bar palette has a deeper base than the Semi Sweet one. But they changes that with the newer palettes.

The Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar however has a flaw in that the magnet they used is too weak and if I pick up the palette by either the edge lid or base the other side falls open with little energy or movement. Which is a problem because I go scrabbling to catch it every time thinking I've dropped it. lol
Colour: Too Faced Chocolate Bar
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette in
Gilded Ganache, White Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Black Forrest Truffle, & Triple Fudge.
Salted Caramel, Marzipan, Semi-Sweet, Strawberry Bon Bon, Candied Violet, & Amaretto.
Hazelnut, Crème Brulee, Haute Chocolate, Cherry Cordial, & Champagne Truffle.
Daylight swatches: Gilded Ganache, White Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Black Forrest Truffle, & Triple Fudge.
Flash swatches: Gilded Ganache, White Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Black Forrest Truffle, & Triple Fudge.
Gilded Ganache is a blackend brown base with light gold that shifts slightly green shimmer and a pearl finish.
White Chocolate is a light Ivory with a matte finish.
Milk Chocolate is a warm camel brown with a matte finish.
Black Forrest Truffle is a red plum with red micro shimmer and a pearl finish.
Triple Fudge is a charcoal taupe with a matte finish.

Daylight swatches: Salted Caramel, Marzipan, Semi-Sweet, Strawberry Bon Bon, Candied Violet, & Amaretto.
Flash swatches: Salted Caramel, Marzipan, Semi-Sweet, Strawberry Bon Bon, Candied Violet, & Amaretto.
Salted Caramel is a tawny tan brown with a matte finish.
Marzipan is a rich champagne beige with a shimmer finish.
Semi-Sweet is a true warm brown with a matte finish.
Strawberry Bon Bon is a pale baby blue based pink with a matte finish.
Candied Violet is a blue based purple with pink micro shimmer and a satin finish. (This shade is slight sheer due to the pigment used.)
Amaretto is a warm rosy bronze with a shimmer finish.

Daylight swatches: Hazelnut, Crème Brulee, Haute Chocolate, Cherry Cordial, & Champagne Truffle.
Flash swatches: Hazelnut, Crème Brulee, Haute Chocolate, Cherry Cordial, & Champagne Truffle.
Hazelnut is a rich deep brown with pale gold shimmer and a shimmer finish.
Crème Brulee is a antiqued gold with a a shimmer finish.
Haute Chocolate is a cool bronze with a shimmer finish.
Cherry Cordial is a warm burgundy red with a matte finish.
Champagne Truffle is a pale champagne pink with a shimmer finish.


Colour: Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar
Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette in
Licorice, Coconut Crème, Nougat, Truffled, Hot Fudge.
Cocoa Chili, Pink Sugar, Puddin', Blueberry Swirl, Peanut Butter, & Frosting.
Rum Raisin, Mousse, Caramel, Bon Bon, & Butter Pecan.
Daylight swatches: Licorice, Coconut Crème, Nougat, Truffled, & Hot Fudge.
Flash swatches: Licorice, Coconut Crème, Nougat, Truffled, & Hot Fudge.
Licorice is a rich black with a satin/matte finish.
Coconut Crème is a pale ivory with a matte finish.
Nougat is a warm blushed nude with a matte finish.
Truffled is a warm true brown with a matte finish.
Hot Fudge is a blackened plum taupe with pale violet shimmer and a satin finish.

Daylight swatches: Cocoa Chili, Pink Sugar, Puddin', Blueberry Swirl, Peanut Butter, & Frosting.
Flash swatches: Cocoa Chili, Pink Sugar, Puddin', Blueberry Swirl, Peanut Butter, & Frosting.
Cocoa Chili is a warm mid-tone brown with light gold shimmer and a satin finish.
Pink Sugar is a sheer pink with a glitter finish. (this shade is pure glitter and needs a sticky base to last).
Puddin' is a a cool taupe brown with a matte finish.
Blueberry Swirl is a denim blue with a pearl finish. (this shade is sheer do to the mica used but it is build-able over a base)
Peanut Butter is a warm orange camel brown with a matte finish.
Frosting is a warm antiqued gold with a shimmer finish.

Daylight swatches: Rum Raisin, Mousse, Caramel, Bon Bon, & Butter Pecan.
Flash swatches: Rum Raisin, Mousse, Caramel, Bon Bon, & Butter Pecan.
Rum Raisin is a cool taupe bronze with a shimmer finish.
Mousse is a light camel brown with a matte finish.
Caramel is a vibrant warm gold with a shimmer finish.
Bon Bon is a light rose bronze with a shimmer finish.
Butter Pecan is a bright pale yellow gold with a shimmer finish.


Compare Shades: Too Faced Chocolate Bar and Semi-Sweet palettes

Too Faced Chocolate Bar and Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palettes
Too Faced Semi Sweet and Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palettes
In this section I'm comparing the original Chocolate Bar shades to a coresponding shade in the Semi-Sweet shades in the palettes. The shades are not dupes, however I wanted to point out there are a lot of similar tones or cousin shades between the palettes.

Daylight swatches: White Chocolate, Coconut Crème, Milk Chocolate, Mousse, Triple Fudge, & Hot Fudge.
Flash swatches: White Chocolate, Coconut Crème, Milk Chocolate, Mousse, Triple Fudge, & Hot Fudge. 
White Chocolate is a dark more nude compared to Coconut Crème.
Milk Chocolate is warmer and less rosy compare to Mousse.
Triple Fudge is warmer and matte compared to Hot Fudge with it's satin finish.

Daylight swatches: Salted Caramel, Peanut Butter, Marzapan, Bon Bon, Semi-Sweet, & Truffled.
Flash swatches: Salted Caramel, Peanut Butter, Marzapan, Bon Bon, Semi-Sweet, & Truffled.
Salted Caramel is pinky compared to Peanut Butter but they both are a light tan family brown.
Marzapan is pinker compared to Bon Bon more peach tone.
Semi-Sweet (the shade) is just lighter compared to Truffled but they share the same base tone.

Daylight swatches: Hazelnut, Cocoa Chili, Crème Brulee, Caramel, Haute Chocolate, Rum Raisin, Champagne Truffle, & Butter Pecan.
Flash swatches: Hazelnut, Cocoa Chili, Crème Brulee, Caramel, Haute Chocolate, Rum Raisin, Champagne Truffle, & Butter Pecan.
Hazelnut is more shimmery and slightly redder compare to Cocoa Chili.
Crème Brulee more traditional antique gold compared to Caramel with it's bright orange/yellow tone.
Haute Chocolate is a deep version to Rum Raisin which shares the same undertone.
Champagne Truffle is a lighter more pink version of Butter Pecan.

Verdict:
These palette I would recommend to anyone really and it's nice that Too Faced has final planted their roots in the makeup industry in term of having a permanent eyeshadow palettes rather than the seasonal/yearly selections they where turning out.

As to which on is best for you that's really a personal choice. I Love the Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar because I love those warmer golden tones in general. But I know people that hate the Semi Sweet one and prefer the original Chocolate Bar palette. However I find that the original Chocolate Bar palette doesn't work for me with so many mid-tone shades plus I look like a I have a black eye with desaturated purple tones and matte burgundies and look like red eye. lol

For cosplyer this is a palette series I can recommend, again which once works for you is a matter of preferences. My money is on most would like the original Too Faced Chocolate Bar, because of the universal bridal tones in it.

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