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.