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Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette: Hit or Miss?

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Is the Too Faced Chocolate Bar worth it? Umm, yes! A thousand times yes! I love this palette so much; the quality of the eye shadows is outstanding and all the colors go together beautifully. Continue reading

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette Review

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.

Overview

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:

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Second Row:


Third Row:

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Final Thoughts

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!

 

 

Simple Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette Tutorial


I created this really simple eye look with my Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette. It is such a gorgeous and versatile palette and I am so happy I purchased it! I never put down my Urban Decay Naked palette before, but as soon as I got my Chocolate Bar and got a whiff of that delicious chocolate sweetness I was grabbing it way more than my Naked palette. Don’t get me wrong UD, you made a rockin’ palette, but the Chocolate Bar has so many colors that you don’t. I still love you. Okay, moving on.

 

 

I buffed Salted Caramel into the crease using a fluffy blending brush, being careful to keep it off of the lid as much as possible.

Then I used Milk Chocolate in the crease using a fluffy blending brush again making sure to keep it off the lid.

Next with a slightly denser brush, I focused Semi-Sweet into the outer corner of the eye, focusing on making more of a V shape.

On the lid I used Marzipan wetting it with eyedrops to intensify the shimmer. Using eyedrops is a dupe for using Mac Fix+ to enhance shimmery shadows. This is my favorite shadow in the palette next to Hazelnut. It is so gorgeous! I love wearing it so much!

Then to add some drama I did a brown wing liner…sort of. It was trying to play me, so I had to go with it before I had wings up to my eyebrows. You know what I’m talking about. The struggle is real y’all! This is such a simple eye makeup look, that you could just as easily skip liner, or do a thin liner to simplify it even more.

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Here is the final overall look. Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

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My Favorite Spring Lipsticks

My latest makeup craze has been all about lipsticks. I have fallen in love with rocking a lot of bold, bright colors that I think are perfect for the spring and summer time. They definitely put me in a springy mood at least! Bright lips are a perfect way to dress up a more neutral, casual eye makeup look, which has been a favorite look of mine here lately. On the other side of the spectrum though, I have a few colors that are more on the nude side which I love to pair with a bold cat eye and smokier eyeshadow looks. Then there are days when I just throw the makeup “rules” out the window and do that cat eye/bold lip combo. Le gasp! (I tried to do that in a snobby French accent, but I’m Texan so I don’t think I pulled it off) Seriously though, don’t be afraid to do what looks you love on yourself. Makeup is an art, not a series of strict rules to be followed. How boring would that be?!

Before we get started on my favorites, I want to talk about one of the most important steps that is often overlooked: moisturizing. Prepping your lips beforehand will make your lipsticks go on smoothly and look their absolute best and your lips are less likely to dry out during the day and look crackly. I personally use a lip scrub every couple of days. I haven’t tried any store brands to be able to recommend to you, but I make up my own lip scrub here at home as a cheaper alternative. It is a 1:1 ratio of coconut oil and sugar and it works so well for me!


For moisture I use either the Aquafor healing ointment or the new Milani moisture lock lip treatments. Milani has several different kinds and the one that I have been using is the rose hip one. I use the coconut scrub during my bedtime routine and put on the Milani lip treatment to wear overnight. When I do my makeup in the morning, I will put more of the Milani on and wipe it away once I’m ready to put on my lipsticks.

Now, onto the good stuff. I did swatches on my arm and tried the colors on to give you a better idea of what they look like. The tubes can be so misleading sometimes! I wish I could have full on smiled for these pics, but when I do my top lip almost disappears and then you can’t see the color very well…merp.



The products from left to right are:

  • Rimmel Exaggerate lip liner in Eastend Snob -$5.99
  • NYX Lip Lingerie liquid lipstick in Babydoll -$6.99
  • Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in Echo Park -$6.00
  • Tarte Lipsurgance lip creme in Wonder (sample) -$24.00 for full-size
  • Too Faced Melted lipstick in Melted Melon -$21.00
  • Bite Amuse Bouche lipstick in Radish (sample) -$26.00 for full-size
  • Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in The Rabbit -$6.00
  • Urban Decay Revolution lip gloss in Anarchy -$14.00
  • Kat Von D Everlasting liquid lipstick in Backstage Bambi -$20.00

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This is the Rimmel liner with the NYX Babydoll over the top. The NYX is too nude for my personal taste, so I pair it with a nice pink liner all over my lips to add some life to it.

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This is the Colourpop Ultra Satin lipstick in Echo Park. This one is a bit more of a warm brown, pinky nude. This is my go to everyday lip color.

This is the Tarte Lipsurgance in Wonder. This one is a nice almost watermelon/strawberry pink that is opaque and does not have extreme neon or bright pink tones. So if you’re uncomfortable with extremely loud lip colors, this would be a good one to check out!

This is the Too Faced Melted lipstick in Melted Melon. It is, in my opinion, the perfect blend of coral and pink. I had been searching for a coraly pink for awhile and was thrilled when I found this! This just screams summer to me!

This is the Bite Amuse Bouche lipstick in Radish. This is a deep hot pink and I am absolutely in love with it! It smells exactly like a red starburst candy and I just want to eat it. Technically I could since Bite Beauty uses all-natural ingredients for their lipsticks, but it probably wouldn’t taste very good…so I won’t…maybe.

This is the Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in The Rabbit. This is another vibrant hot pink with more of a cool-toned blue base. Another absolute favorite of mine! Plus the Ultra Satin formula feels so nice on the lips.

This is the Urban Decay Revolution lip gloss in Anarchy. It’s not as opaque as the lipsticks, naturally, but it does have pretty good color payoff for a gloss. Can you tell I like bright pink lips yet?! This application was pretty messy and I was talking to my husband and forgot to take my headphones out…fail.

This is the Kat Von D Everlasting liquid lipstick in Backstage Bambi. This is another cool-toned bright pink that is a little more pink and less violet than The Rabbit. This is most certainly not an everyday lip color, but I tend to put it on a lot anyway. It makes me feel like I put in a lot more effort with my makeup than I actually did.

My husband was just over my shoulder looking at all the colors and his personal favorites on me were both of the Colourpop shades, which are actually the cheapest of all these lipsticks. He also really liked the Tarte one. Just in case you were wondering. I really enjoyed doing this post. Makeup is a bit of an obsession for me. I hope you enjoyed it as well!

Let me know what your favorite spring lipsticks are! Do you prefer a bright, bold lip or a more muted color?