I got the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons palette early in the year as a gift from my mom. Seriously, it’s one of the best gifts ever! She said she bought it on a whim and then decided she didn’t want it because it didn’t have a black eye shadow, which is a staple for her in picking out palettes. I was more than willing to take it off her hands!
The Chocolate Bon Bons palette is the third installment in Too Faced’s Chocolate Bar palette collection. It retails for $49.00. I will go through each of the colors and show swatches of all the eye shadows as well as give you my overall opinion of the palette itself.
The packaging is like all the other Too Faced palettes with a sturdy metal case that feels heavy and secure. For travel purposes I like a nice sturdy feeling palette like this, so I don’t feel like I have to worry about my eye shadows breaking up. It is held shut by a magnetic closure and I haven’t had any issues with it popping open like I know can sometimes be a problem with magnetic closures on palettes.
When you open the palette it has a nice sized mirror and the eye shadows are in heart-shaped pans, except for the two highlight shades which come in larger rectangular pans. The only complaint I have on the interior is that a few of my shadow pans pop out sometimes and skitter all over the place. I don’t know if a lot of people have had this happen or if it’s just a default in mine. I can easily glue them down, but it’s still a minor irritant.
The color arrangement is surprisingly versatile with a range of cool tone transition colors to warm neutral shades. There are a few pops of color to add a little fun as well. There are 8 matte shades and 8 shimmer/metallic shades. (I’m sorry for how janky my palette looks. My 2 year old got into it one day and savaged it so it’s pretty messy #wasntme)
The pigmentation of the eye shadows is on par with all of the other Too Faced shadows. They have a very rich, easily blendable formula that does not crease on me even after 8 hours of wear.
My favorite eye shadows in this palette are Divinity and Satin Sheets, which are the two in the large rectangular pans. Divinity is the most beautiful subtle highlight shade that has the slight sheen to it that really brightens up the eye. I love to use it under my brow and in my inner corner for a subtle highlight. Satin Sheets is a beautiful pinky frosty champagne color that is super pigmented and looks great as a pop of color on the lids!
The colors that I feel aren’t easily wearable, especially to the non makeup artist like yours truly are Cotton Candy and Totally Fetch which are two of the pink shades in the palette. If you have any suggestions on how to use these I am all ears!
Let’s dive into the swatches starting with the first row:
I think this is a unique and surprisingly versatile palette. At first glance it seems like very few of the colors will work well together but it is a beautiful blend of cool tones and warm tones.
Having already purchased the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette I was not planning on purchasing this one, but I lucked into it and as a makeup junkie I’m really glad I have it. That being said, would I have bought it for myself? Probably not, but not because it isn’t a beautiful palette, but since I already owned one of the Chocolate Bar palettes I didn’t see myself buying anymore. So, practically speaking, unless you are a major Too Faced fanatic or like to collect their palettes, I don’t think I would buy this if you already own one of their other palettes.
I hope you enjoyed this review and that I covered everything I needed to. Let me know if you have any other questions!