I'm in love! I've been researching, looking, picking, chickening out, and so on so forth eyeshadow palettes for well over a year. Last year I purchased the It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty palette which has some amazing matte shades (see review here). But I have, for some time been wanting to get a new palette with some more shimmery shades.
I don't think I'm fully explaining how obsessed I've been... but basically every time I entered any store with makeup I was on the search! I finally landed on Too Faced shadows because they have great reviews... but I just couldn't settle on one of their smaller palettes and their Chocolate Bar palette didn't seem quite right.
Then I found it (cue church choir singing and light streaming from heaven) the Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette. It was the one, so I immediately put in an order online. Apparently I was ahead of the times because I couldn't find one in the stores to test. And now to the review!
I'm sorry for all the build-up, but I needed you all to be right here with me and my excitement!
These shadows go on with a lot of payoff yet are so smooth and almost creamy in texture. They also blend together amazingly well, I barely touch my blending brush to my lid and it's done. Also, the staying power on these shadows is amazing, and I have those oily lids :)
Also, as the name would suggest, they do smell like cocoa powder. Not what I'm looking for in most eye shadows, but I would be lying if I said I didn't enjoy it. It perks up your morning a little when you smell cocoa on your face... never a bad thing.
The palette includes mattes, shimmery/metallics, and 2 glittery shades. I have had such wonderful experiences with the shimmers and mattes. The only issues I have had is with the pink glitter shade, I don't feel like it's very pigmented and it's had to get the glitter to stick to my lid. I may have to work more with that shade.
Below are 3 looks I did with the shadows. I realize they all look similar, I don't know what it is, but I feel like I can pile on eye makeup and then it looks just the same as if I put on a quick everyday one color. Grrr.... but that's a gripe for another day.
|Rum Raisin all over the lid and smudged into lower lash line. Truffled in the outer |
corner and Coconut Creme in the inner corner and on the brow bone.
|Coconut Creme all of the lid with Peanut Butter in the crease. Puddin'|
on the outer corner to darken and just a little Licorice to darken further.
Pink Sugar in the inner corner to highlight.