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Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette Review

Everyday is Valentine’s Day with Too Faced, especially with this pinky-heartsy eyeshadow palette.

The Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette is part of Too Faced’s Chocolate Bar palette range with chocolate-shaped tin packaging and chocolate-scented eyeshadows, and this one is definitely the stand-out palette for me.

Check out my Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette review and swatches below!

Also check out my review of the Too Faced Love Flush Blush Wardrobe palette if you haven’t!

 

Shades

Compared to the two previous Chocolate Bar palettes, the colors in this palette lean more towards pinks, purples and mauves as you can see in the comparison photo below.

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette Review

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette Review

Here’s a closeup of the eyeshadows. How cute are they? I love how they’re heart-shaped!

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette Review

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette Review

I love how there are three varieties of matte transition colors – Pecan Praline, a cool, grey-toned taupe; Mocha, a warm-toned medium brown and Almond Truffle, a medium-dark mauve, perfect for transitioning red/pink shades. One that I’ve been using the most is Almond Truffle. It just adds a pop of color on to the lids even as a transition shade.

The two featured highlight shades in rectangular pans are Satin Sheets, a frosty light pink with golden shimmer; and Divinity, a light, matte beige with itty bitty bits of micro glitters. They’re barely visible though, so it’s perfect for use under the brow bones.

There are a variety of bronzes and pinks, even purples, to choose from when choosing an all-over-lid color.

The pinks are Sprinkles, a light pink with gold shimmers which can also be used as a highlight; Cashew Chew, a satin light peachy-pink; Cotton Candy, a bright, light cotton-candy-pink with silvery sparkles and a frosty sheen; and Totally Fetch, a stunning cool-toned fuchsia-pink (I adore the Mean Girls reference!).

Other lid colors are Molasses Chip, a metallic coppery bronze (my favorite shade!); Cafe Au Lait, a light golden champagne (another favorite!); Black Currant, a frosty, deep blackcurrant plum-purple with pink and gold sparkles; and Earl Grey, a dark teal with slight silvery sparkles.

The palette also features three beautiful dark, contour shades – Malted, a matte, dark chocolate-brown; Bordeaux, a matte, reddish-brown; and Dark Truffle, a dark chocolate brown with a pearlescent sheen and slight shimmers.

Here are swatches of all the colors:

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette Swatches

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette Swatches

 

My least favorite shade is Cashew Chew as it was very, very sheer. I wasn’t sure if it was meant to be a highlight shade or an all-over-lid shade, it was just meh for me. I wish they had replaced it with a nicer, more pigmented pretty shimmery color.

My top 3 favorites would definitely have to be Molasses ChipCafe Au Lait and Almond Truffle. The first two are gorgeous on the lids, and Almond Truffle is a gorgeous transition color that complements every color in this palette even though it has a mauve tone to it.

 

Color Payoff & Texture

Pigmentation is mostly amazing, the only shade that is incredibly sheer is Cashew Chew even though it has such a soft and buttery texture.

Satin Sheets is a bit patchy, but thankfully I only use it to highlight my inner corners, so I didn’t have a problem applying it at all. It would be dreadful as a lid color, though.

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette Review

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette Review

Some of the shades like Blackcurrant and Dark Truffle are a bit powdery and dry in texture, they’re a bit of a task to apply. However, my favorite shades that I mentioned before are incredibly buttery-smooth and intensely pigmented. Divinity, Mocha and Pecan Praline are also ones that are notably smoother and more even in texture. Everything else is just amazing.

 

Longevity

Almost all of these shades lasted about seven to eight hours on me without fading, but with a primed base. I’ve never tried these without primer so I don’t know how long they will last without it.

Note that I’ve never really used the shade Cashew Chew because of its sheerness, so I don’t know its longevity.

 

Packaging

Packaging is so adorable! Just like the other Chocolate Bar palettes, this comes in a chocolate-bar-shaped tin packaging, but it has heart-shaped embossing instead of rectangular chocolate embossing, which is so appropriate, of course.

Oh, and it’s pink.

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette Review

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette Review

Thickness-wise, it’s as thick as the Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar palette as seen below, so it’s definitely more travel friendly than the original Chocolate Bar palette.

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette Review

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette Review

One thing I also notice is that they have the names of the shades printed beside the shades, which is so much easier than it was with the original palette. The original palette had a plastic cover that has all the names of the shades, kinda un-practical.

 

Price

This palette retails for US$49 before tax at Sephora, Ulta, Macy’s and other department stores.

You can get this in Australia for AU$78 (equivalent to approx. US$55) at Mecca.

 

Final Verdict

All in all, I am head over heels in love with this palette. Yes, it’s not perfect, but the shades I do love are so perfect for me and I have been using them A L O T. Great quality, adorable packaging, it’s PINK, and smells like chocolate.

It smells so good I always end up feeling hungry when I’m using this palette. (Is that a good thing or a bad thing?)

 

Beauty Bucketeer Approved

 

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Do you own this palette? Or are you thinking of getting one?

One thing I know fo’ sho’ is that I will be loving this palette for a long, long time!

Let me know what you think 😉

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  • Danielle

    gorgeous shades! loved the one called earl gray (:

    And the photos are beautifully taken!

    Life in Pastel