Absolutely adore this palette especially since it’s my first TooFace purchase & the smell of it is delicious! I forget that it smells like Cocoa until I open it & begun my brush application.
The shades can be sheer at first but it’s buildable.
The packaging is a tad bulky so not ideal for storing among other palettes in a drawer, it is however sturdy & none of my shadows shattered yet. So that’s a major plus.
I do however recommend you to swatch if possible if you’re utterly lost & confused on whether you need this palette or not. I spent a good amount of time debating on this & the Naked 3 palette before settling for this as I could see myself using Tooface on a daily basis which is true.
I love the colours that have been put into this palette – a very wide range of neutrals from light to dark, from cool to neutral to warm, from matte to pearl/frost. I love the hit of colour provided by Candied Violet. I do have 2 complalints, though. First, the names of colours aren’t printed on the palette (as they are in the Naked palettes, for example) or even on the bottom of the palette because who can keep hold of those flimsy cellophane things, let alone refer back to them as you’re doing your eyes? And secondly, why the heck would they put a chocolate scent in eye shadows? I realize it is in keeping with the theme but these are eye products! We don’t need them with fragrance!
Too Faced The Chocolate Bar Eye Palette ($49.00 for 0.62 oz.) contains sixteen eyeshadows from pale beige to deep bronze, from matte to frost. The smaller eyeshadows are 0.03 oz. each, while the two larger ones are 0.10 oz. each. This palette will launch exclusively at Sephora on December 19th (though it is listed online now, but it is not in stock, and it was previously available for sale–I believe my mistake a couple of weeks ago). As far as I can tell, it’s permanent. The entire palette smells like sweet cocoa when you open it. The quality varies from shade to shade, with some being beautifully rich in pigment and soft, buttery, and dense in texture, and then there are a couple of misses that are rather powdery, sheer, or a combination of the two. Overall, the palette is more of an adventure in darker, smokier neutrals with a couple of curve balls (pale pink, deep purple), so depending on your stash of neutral palettes, this may be superfluous. Most of the eyeshadows wore well for around eight hours, with some of the powdery ones fading sooner.