I feel like the new Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons palette has been raved about on Youtube and beauty blogs constantly ever since it was released, and for good reason. It smells like chocolate and the pans are shaped like hearts — you automatically want to like it, am I right?! But is it worth the pricetag? Is it better than the other chocolate bar palettes? Do you need it if you already own the other palettes? Let’s find out!
My Review of the Chocolate Bon Bons Palette
I have — and I’m sure no one else has — any complaints on the packaging of the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons palette. The box is just as cute as the palette itself: how am I supposed to throw that away?? 😛
If you like pink, then the packaging on this palette is what you’ve been waiting for — there aren’t many pink eyeshadow palettes on the market! Personally, being a gal who’s favorite color is brown, I prefer the color of the other palettes. But that’s just my (weird) personal preference. 🙂
The quality of the shadows are on par with Too Faced palettes — very smooth and blends beautifully, but with maybe two shades that are somewhat sheer. With these shadows, though, I find that if you apply a light base underneath, it takes care of that sheerness and makes the shadows appear as intense as in the pan.
So let’s go over all the shadows! As always, these are swatched twice with no primer underneath to get the pigmentation that you see in the pictures.
Satin Sheets — This color is absolutely gorgeous and so unique! The best way I can describe it is a silver-gold shimmer. It works beautifully as a inner-corner highlight.
Sprinkles — This is a really pretty pink shimmer, also great to use in your inner-corner. Or all over the lid, with a white base, will really make the pink pop.
Molasses Chip — Hands down, this is my favorite shade in the whole palette. Will you look at that swatch? Ba-bam! So pigmented and shimmery!
Malted — This color appears more matte when you use it on your eyes, but it looks shimmery in the pan. Kind of confusing, but works great to deepen the outer corner.
Cashew Chew — I know the swatch is hard to see, but that’s because it’s so close to my skintone. This shade is nicely pigmented and works well as a base color for me to apply before I start blending. It has the tiniest amount of sheen to it, but I don’t really detect any once applied on the lid.
Cotton Candy — This is one of those shades that appears very sheer. It works well with a base, but I also enjoyed using it as a topper to my look. For example, when I did a very neutral, matte shade, I took this color and applied on the lid. It gave it a really pretty iridescent pink sheen that I liked.
Cafe Au Lait — Another color I prefer to have a nude or white base underneath, to really get that beautiful taupe shimmer to stand out on my lids.
Bordeaux — A favorite of mine, it’s a very warm reddish-brown color that is beautiful to deepen up a look or take lightly into the crease.
Mocha — I like to use this as my crease shade, as it’s just a few shades darker than my own skintone. As I’m sure you can tell from the swatch, its very pigmented and blends like a dream!
Black Currant — This color is maybe the most disappointing color in the palette. It swatches a lot lighter than in the pan. But, again, when I use a brown or gray base underneath, it shows up a lot better. And the shimmer really stands out and pops.
Dark Truffle — This shade is really pretty, but because of the shimmery-sheen it gives off once applied, I personally don’t like it in my outer corner (I always like a matte there). This shadow is perfect if I want a brown smokey eye, though!
Pecan Praline — Another shade that is fantastic all over my lid or to blend out a shadow. This one is more cool tone than Cashew Chew and more of a true matte.
Totally Fetch — The pop of color in the palette! As the swatch shows, it isn’t as bright and shimmery when swatched, but a bit of Mac Fix+ or a white base underneath will do the job well. I honestly was scared of this shade (pink isn’t really my thing), but as you’ll see later in this post, I really liked the eye look I got using it.
Earl Grey — Such a fun color if you’re a neural-lover (like me!) It’s a very pretty grey, in my opinion, and one I think I’ll get a lot of use out of. Which I honestly didn’t think I would like when I originally saw the palette.
Divinity — The only browbone highlight color, at least for me. And, honestly, it has a tiny amount of shimmer in it that I personally don’t like for my highlight (I like matte on my browbone) but it works. And it’s very creamy!
As with all the colors in the Chocolate Bar collection, it smells like chocolate. For that reason alone, I HIGHLY encourage you to own at least one of these palettes! They combines my two favorites — chocolate and makeup! (But if you’re not as weak as me and just want my opinion of the quality of this palette…keep reading 😉 )
Here are three looks I created using this palette alone. I’ve included the names of all the shadows I used (click the picture to enlarge). I did not use a colored base under any of these looks, just a clear eyeshadow primer (because this girl has oily lids! 😛 )
So it comes down to the big question — is this worth buying? Here’s my take on it: if you like the colors in this Chocolate Bon Bons palette, get it! I, personally, don’t think you need to own all the Chocolate Bar palettes (unless you’re a collector…like me 😛 ), and if you’re trying to decide which palette you should get, it should all come down to the shade colors. Which ones will you use more?
The Chocolate Bar Bon Bons palette is really beautiful and lovely to work with, but I don’t necessarily think you need to own it if you already own shades that are similar. If you’re looking for a gift to give a makeup lover for Valentine’s Day, then this would be a fantastic choice. One thing I love about this Chocolate Bon Bons palette is that it’s filled with lots of neutral colors for everyday use, but still has a few pops of colors for you to play around with.
For those who don’t have $49 to splurge with at the moment, if you go to Too Faced’s website and sign up for their newsletter, they will give you a 20% off coupon that you can use when you purchase this palette. 😉
I would LOVE to hear from you now! Have you purchase this palette? What are your thoughts on the Chocolate Bon Bons palette? Which chocolate bar palette is your favorite from the collection? Mine is, hands down, the Semi-Sweet palette! Totally in love!
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