Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Technically I wasn't planning to buy the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette because (i) I thought I wasn't going to like the chocolate scent and (ii) I wasn't ready to drop $49 for another neutral palette.

Until a couple of weeks ago, I came across a $20 off $40 coupon on HSN that you could use towards purchase of the palette, which also included a full-sized Shadow Insurance, for only $29! There was no way I was going to miss it! The full price for the palette and eyeshadow primer is technically $69 if you were to buy them separately, so I was getting the set with a $40 discount, plus free shipping! I don't know about you but I think this is one of the best deals I've ever come across in a long while and I feel so lucky!

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette - included How-To Glamour Guide
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette – included How-To Glamour Guide
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette features 16 shades of mostly neutral/brown shadows, with the exception of a few unexpected purple, plum, and burgundy. The shadows are a mix of matte and shimmer finishes.

The tin palette feels sturdy, is magnetized, and shaped like a true chocolate bar! Too Faced did not include any applicator which I honestly don't mind since I rarely ever use brushes that come with the palette anyway. There is a mirror inside with the word Chocolate Bar under it (truthfully, I am not crazy about the font used for “Chocolate Bar” but I'm willing to overlook it!).

As for the chocolate scent, it is rich and delicious! Sweet and strong, but not overpowering. It is strongest when you first open the palette but I don't find it to bother me at all. So, even if you don't like chocolate scent, I think you'll still enjoy it. :) The shadows are formulated with pure, antioxidant-rich cocoa powder so it's not just about good smell but they are great for the skin, too!

Similar to other Too Faced palettes, Chocolate Bar also comes with a step-by-step Glamour Guide with 3 suggested looks to get you started!

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette (enlarge)
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette (enlarge)
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette - swatches 2 layers without primer
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette – swatches 2 layers without primer

Top row

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette; Top row; L-R: Gilded Ganache, White Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Black Forest Truffle, and Triple Fudge
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette; Top row; L-R: Gilded Ganache, White Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Black Forest Truffle, and Triple Fudge
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette; Top row; L-R: Gilded Ganache, White Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Black Forest Truffle, and Triple Fudge
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette; Top row; L-R: Gilded Ganache, White Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Black Forest Truffle, and Triple Fudge
  • Gilded Ganache – dark olive brown with bronze and gold shimmer (shimmer)
    So sparkly, so beautiful! I always love olive green shadow so I'm glad to see this shade in the “neutral” palette. Rich color payoff but the shimmer is slightly gritty.
  • White Chocolate – off white/vanilla (matte)
    One of the two larger size shadows which makes sense since this is a basic but must-have shade for base, highlight, and blending. Texture is soft and smooth but I wish the color payoff were a bit stronger.
  • Milk Chocolate – light to medium chocolate brown (matte)
    Soft, smooth, and extremely blendable. I like this one for crease color since it blends so well with the rest of the palette.
  • Black Forest Truffle – dark brownish plum with pink and gold shimmer (shimmer)
    Another beautiful sparkly shade. Texture is very similar to Gilded Ganache — rich pigmentation but gritty. Also a tiny bit dry with noticeable fallout.
  • Triple Fudge – dark brown (matte)
    Good color payoff. Soft and blendable texture. Application is mostly smooth but can be slightly patchy.

Middle row

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette; Middle row; L-R: Salted Caramel, Marzipan, Semi-Sweet, Strawberry Bon Bon, Candied Violet, and Amaretto
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette; Middle row; L-R: Salted Caramel, Marzipan, Semi-Sweet, Strawberry Bon Bon, Candied Violet, and Amaretto
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette; Middle row; L-R: Salted Caramel, Marzipan, Semi-Sweet, Strawberry Bon Bon, Candied Violet, and Amaretto
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette; Middle row; L-R: Salted Caramel, Marzipan, Semi-Sweet, Strawberry Bon Bon, Candied Violet, and Amaretto
  • Salted Caramel – medium peachy brown (matte)
    Another lovely crease color. Super buttery soft, richly pigmented, and blendable.
  • Marzipan – light champagne (shimmer)
    Beautiful shade. Soft with good color payoff. The shimmer is very fine and does not feel gritty at all. The finish is almost frosty.
  • Semi-Sweet – medium brown (matte)
    Soft but slightly dry and patchy. A bit powdery. Fairly pigmented.
  • Strawberry Bon Bon – pale pink (matte)
    Smooth texture but a tad bit chalky. Also sheers out a lot when applied. Must be built for better color payoff, or applied over a white cream base.
  • Candied Violet – smokey purple with hot pink shimmer (shimmer)
    Swatched beautifully but sheers out substantially when applied on the lid. Color payoff is difficult to build. A little unfortunate since the shade is gorgeous. At least the shimmer does not feel gritty.
  • Amaretto – coppery brown (shimmer)
    I think this one should pass for a metallic finish. Beautiful coppery shade. Soft and buttery smooth. Excellent pigmentation.

Bottom row

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette; Bottom row; L-R: Hazelnut, Creme Brulee, Haute Chocolate, Cherry Cordial, and Champagne Truffle
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette; Bottom row; L-R: Hazelnut, Creme Brulee, Haute Chocolate, Cherry Cordial, and Champagne Truffle
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette; Bottom row; L-R: Hazelnut, Creme Brulee, Haute Chocolate, Cherry Cordial, and Champagne Truffle
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette; Bottom row; L-R: Hazelnut, Creme Brulee, Haute Chocolate, Cherry Cordial, and Champagne Truffle
  • Hazelnut – bronze-y brown with gold shimmer (shimmer)
    I really like this color! Super pigmented. Extremely soft and smooth. Applies and blends like a dream.
  • Creme Brulee – light gold (shimmer)
    The gold iridescence is so beautiful in person. Almost metallic finish. Soft and fairly pigmented. It sheers out a little bit on my lids.
  • Haute Chocolate – taupe-y dark brown (shimmer)
    Buttery smooth texture. Amazing and buildable color payoff for a taupe-hued base.
  • Cherry Cordial – dark burgundy (matte)
    Fair pigmentation. Noticeable fallout. Texture is slightly dry, powdery, and patchy. This shade is difficult for me to pull off.
  • Champagne Truffle – pale pink champagne (shimmer)
    The second larger size shade. Look at the gorgeous metallic sheen! Excellent color payoff. Soft, smooth, and blendable. Appears light pink in the pan but applied mostly white on me.

Eye look

In the eye look below, I applied Candied Violet as a wash of color with concentration on the outer corner. I topped with Creme Brulee on the inner two thirds. Inner crease color is a mix of Marzipan and White Chocolate. The outer crease color is Black Forest Truffle. I used Marzipan again on the inner corner and I lined the lower lash line with Amaretto and MAC Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner in Designer Purple.

Wearing Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
Wearing Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
Wearing Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
Wearing Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
Wearing Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
Wearing Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette

A few things worth mentioning

Overall, I really love this palette. It's versatile and full with neutral colors that I know will get a lot of use. But…

  • I wish the shadows had better staying power. They look nice and vibrant in the beginning but by the end of the day, most of the shadows fade and crease significantly on me. I was actually surprised to see that because usually I don't have any fading/creasing issue with other palettes from the brand. The longevity can be improved (somewhat) with a proper base such as a cream shadow underneath.
  • I'm not overly happy about shade names being printed on the clear plastic sheet instead of on the actual palette. Having to refer to the plastic sheet every time makes it difficult to know what shades you are applying. I usually throw away the clear sheet but I guess I'll have to keep this one.
  • It would have been nice to have taupe gray and black included because sometimes I like to line my upper lash line with black eyeshadow. It would have made this palette even more versatile!
  • Last but not least, I wonder if the wonderful chocolate scent will fade over time? I sure hope not! :)

If you wear neutrals quite often, I still think this is a good value palette to have. Unlike other neutral palettes from different brands, the Chocolate Bar has some interesting colors mixed in, too, not just a bunch of browns. I have to say, I did not expect to like the palette this much but it actually performs much better than I anticipated. In fact, it's the only palette I've been using for the last two weeks! I just love, love the chocolate scent. It puts me in a good mood every time I use it. :D

Do you own this palette? How do you like it? Did you get it from HSN through the aforementioned deal?

Purchase

US$49 at SephoraMacy'sBeauty.comAmazonToo Faced

฿2,790 at Sephora Thailand

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36 Comments

    • OMG it does! Lol so sorry.

      Favourite colours from this palette:
      Gilded Ganache
      Black Forest Truffle
      Salted Caramel
      Marzipan
      Amaretto
      Cherry Cordial

      I don’t think I will use this palette often if I had it.. I really am quite afraid of using darker colours on a day to day basis, also not really an eyeshadow person. Wish I had the guts too though, but every time I try blending all my shadows just turn into a muddy colour. WHY! :-(

      • Maybe you overblend! Or the size of your blending brush is too big. Or the bristles are not clean. I’m not that good at blending myself but I try blend one color at a time instead of blending it all at once. And I blend in circular motion, small area at a time. :)

  • I also wasn’t planning on buying the palette but the HSN deal was too good to pass up! Plus, Shadow Insurance is my favorite eyeshadow primer so it was an easy decision! I love the look you did, it’s perfect!! Is that Grape on your lips? :D

    • I know right?! Too good of a deal to pass! Thank you for the compliment! :D It’s funny because after I finished my post, I thought to myself that “Laura is going to comment. And she’s going to ask if it was Bite Grape on my lips.”!!!!! Haha! Actually it’s the new Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Violet. :D

      • Ahh no wonder I like it so much!! Melted Violet is in my Sephora basket currently. I definitely need it, it’s so pretty!

        • Gorgeous color but I’m a little disappointed with the staying power, though! I’m planning to have a review up by next week or later this week. :D

          • I’ll wait to read your review of the melted lipsticks before I buy- some of the Sephora reviews say the same thing about the staying power. And the more I look at it, if it reminds me that much of Grape, maybe I don’t need that purple shade anyway. I just can’t help myself when I see purple lippies! Did you get any colors other than this one?

    • Haha purple lippies are fun!! I bought 3 other shades – Melted Fuchsia, Melted Coral, and Melted Peony. Melted Violet is my favorite but Melted Peony is more work-appropriate.

      The staying power really bothers me, though. It transfers so easily, too. I absolutely love the color vibrancy but for everything else, I still have mixed feelings about it….

  • I got the same deal! It was so exciting and once I got over the thrill of the deal I found that I still really liked it, lol. I haven’t gotten too adventurous yet, but salted caramel has my heart right now. :)

    • Salted Caramel is gorgeous! I too feel the same! Not only did we get the set at such a good price, the palette itself is also a lot of fun!

  • I’ve been able to hold off buying any of the UD Naked Palettes because they didn’t really wow me, but I think the chocolate theme of this one is calling to me!

    • Wow, talk about self-control!!! I seriously need to learn from you! :D

      The Chocolate Bar is cute and smells super yummy! Shade selection is also great! But I also love the longevity and color vibrancy of the UD Nakeds. Hard to pick!

      • Haha it’s 50% self control and 50% me being a hipster in denial, I avoided the Naked palettes because they were popular (but that didn’t stop me from buying the old Fun and Dangerous Palettes, Rollergirl Palette, and 15th Anniversary Palette! :P)

  • *ominous crunching sound and soft scream as Syl attempts to eat the palette*

    This is such a cute palette! The eye look you did with it is fabulous – clearly, your impeccably excellent taste led you to use the purple shadow – as we know, purple shadows are the shadows of the Gods. :-D

    I wonder – can you tell me how similar the neutral-y shades are to those in the Naked 2 palette? They look (if not dupey) at least strongly remeniscent, which would (sadly) make the palette only really about the purple shadow for me…

    • Haha you’re funny, Syl!! :-D

      I love purple shadows so of course I have to feature it! Unfortunately, it’s a weak performer of this palette. :(

      The neutrals in the Chocolate Bar is much, much warmer than those in the Naked 2. The browns and taupes in the Naked 2 are all cool-toned, except Snakebite.

      The Chocolate Bar has a purple, plum, burgundy, and olive green, making the palette a little more versatile, but the Naked 2 has a black and taupe that the Chocolate Bar lacks. So even though they are both considered a neutral palette, they are actually quite different from each other.

      • Aha! Thanks for filling me in :-) it’s kind of hard to tell from photos sometimes!

        I think I’m still lusting after that spotted Laura Mercier holiday LE palette or whatever it was… What I wouldn’t give for one of those!

  • Hey Jaa, oh for 29 this is such a steal! So sorry to hear you have fading and creasing problems though! That can’t be good :( I do love the look you came up with! Such a gorgeous finish!

  • Thanks for the review! I got the same deal. I just received mine yesterday. Do the shadows have better lasting power with a primer?

    • Yeah! Congrats on getting the set!!! :D

      Yes, it seems to help just a bit but I still notice a slight fading and creasing by day’s end (I tried it over TF’s own Shadow Insurance). I think I might have a better luck with Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base which I have yet to try. :)

  • Black Forest Truffle is a shade on my top faves list! I haven’t experienced any fading while wearing these but i only wear them (or any other e/s) over NARS Smudge Proof. I’ve never tried TFSI, but I have tried many others and for me, the NARS is just hands-down le bomb. So I don’t know if wearing them over that one would help? I’m super curious! I too have to say I really hate that the shadow names aren’t printed on the palette and you have to deal with the plastic insert. I’m thinking of tapping mine to the inside of the top since I don’t really use the mirror? I feel like the plastic always comes flying out of there at me and I’d like to bin it but I can’t! Overall, I do like this palette a lot and I appreciate that there;s several matte blending shades included so i don’t have to fish out Naked 1 expressly for that purpose like I do with so many other “incomplete” (in my eyes!) palettes! Win for Too Faced! <3

    • Well, that’s a good idea! I rarely ever use the mirror anyway. Thanks, Kristen!

      And good news. Yes, the shadows stay on my lids so much better when applied over Nars Smudge Proof base!!! Barely any fading or creasing at the end of the day! Hurray! :D

  • I don’t wear bold eye shadows, but I still love the palette. I love the look you did with it – you look beautiful!

  • I really love the look on you but I think it’s too warm toned for me. Several shades look like they might work but I hate spending money on something I’ll only half use!

    • Thank you, Erin. These colors are definitely on the warm side. Do you have the Naked 2? It’s a cool-toned palette and you might like it. :)

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