I had been eyeing up the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette for ages before I finally decided to take the plunge and make the investment. Although it had caught my eye and beckoned me longingly from a distance, it was never a purchase I could completely justify. So when it came to compiling my Christmas wishlist, guess which beauty product made it to the top of the list...
This has quickly become one of my go-to eye shadow palettes. But firstly, can we just take a moment to bask in the glow of the adorable packaging. This just sings to my inner-chocoholic, and I think the concept is just so cute. To me - and I know I have a quirky imagination - it looks like something you would find presented in a quaint French patisserie. Sweet, opulent, and at the same time oh-so cute!
Unclip the tin and instantly the sweet, sweet scent of cocoa powder drifts in to your nose. It's sensational for the senses and smells just like Mini Eggs (win!) It's sweet but not sickly or overbearing.
The range of eye shadow colours is fabulous, and caters for those with a variety of tastes. But it was the amount of neutral shades that appealed to me most, as well as the mix of matte and shimmery shades. There is the perfect balance. The shadow formula is super smooth, and really pigmented. A little goes a long way to create a lovely hue on your lids, and the shadows are very blend-able and easy to build.
So, s it worth the hype? For me, yes definitely! The Chocolate Bar Palette is versatile, well formulated, with beautiful packaging and a unique, sugary-sweet scent to boot. Perfect for those starting out on their make up journey, and to add to any beauty product collection, this is a palette that will see my through so many looks, season to season. As my first Too Faced purchase, I now can't wait to pick up my next products (the Melted Chocolate liquid lipsticks and Better Than Sex mascara are next on my list.)