Many of the beauty videos on YouTube geared towards beginners in makeup suggest either an Urban Decay Naked palette or the TooFaced Chocolate Bar Palette as a staple and cobblestone for any and every makeup collection. I agree because I own the Naked 3, and it’s heavenly.
Because of all those videos I watched on YouTube, I decided to purchase a TooFaced Chocolate Bar palette. There are 4 kinds – the Chocolate Bar, the Semi-Sweet, the Sweet Peach and the Chocolate Bon Bons. I went with the latter because I don’t really have cool toned palettes in my collection.
My coworkers generously gave me a Sephora gift card for my birthday, so you best believe that I ran to my local Sephora to pick this up. I picked up an Anastasia Beverly Hills Lipstick that day as well. I reviewed it here.
Granted, I was awestruck at first. I was so excited to finally own a chocolate bar palette that I forced myself to love it. I stopped using it for about a week or so because I just wasn’t in the mood to wear makeup. When I picked it up again, I wasn’t in love anymore lol.
This palette’s smell is pretty nauseating. I’m not really sensitive with smells, but I couldn’t stand this one. The only smell I can’t tolerate is pineapples, coconuts and a combination of those two. I’ve heard people rave about the smell and it straight up smells like a sugary nightmare. It’s not a pleasant smell. It doesn’t even really smell like chocolate.
Once I get over the smell, I realize that the eyeshadow quality is pretty mediocre. I’m pretty pale and some of the matte shades barely showed up on my eyes. Some of the shimmers weren’t the best either. I had trouble blending some of the mattes, so my eyeshadow looked patchy. You’d think that a $50 eyeshadow palette would blend itself ? My favorite eyeshadows were Molasses Chip and Cafe Au Lait, which were both shimmer shades.
My last gripe with the palette was that an eyeshadow was missing. I got my palette at Sephora so this could’ve been an issue on their end. I didn’t notice at first because the pan was the tinted the same color of the eyeshadow. When I tried picking up the eyeshadow with a brush, I struggled. I inspected the palette and realized that the pan was empty ? I was stunned that a whole eyeshadow was gone. Another shade had a fingerprint on it, and it wasn’t mine, so now I’m very curious about Sephora’s quality control ?
However, I had my dad and brother look at the pan of the missing eyeshadow. They thought the eyeshadow was there, but that the formula was so stiff that it felt like nothing was there and that I’m scratching the pan ?
My 2 cents on this palette — skip ⏭ If you’re looking for a cool toned palette worth the bang of your buck, check out Morphe Brushes palettes. The quality is good for the price, you’re given 35 eyeshadows and pan sizes are huge. The 35K palette is a stunning cool toned palette. Also, open your selected palette inside of Sephora to make sure no one touched it. The eyes are a very sensitive area and you don’t know if the palette has germs because of whom touched it. Only trust pre-owned palettes if it’s been confirmed that it was sanitized.
Let me know about your experience with TooFaced Chocolate Bar palettes! Maybe mine was a dud or maybe the original Chocolate Bar is just the best. Tell me in the comments ???
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