Time to play with the famous Semi Sweet Chocolate palette from Too Faced!
Looking at swatches online, I decided to go for the semi sweet and not the original. The colors appealed more to my type and personal preferences. To be honest, Julia (Graf) also gave me that push to buy it. Besides that, I was curious to see if it really smells like chocolate.
The palette comes with 16 colors. Two of them have a bigger pan size, that is because they are supposed to be used to highlight the brow bone, as a base color or to blend out the edges.
While swatching the palette, I was a bit disappointed. The color pay off isn't that great as I expected it to be for the price it retails ($49). However, once applied on the eye lids they did a good job. They are super soft and blend greatly. The black eyeshadow has great pigment, which is a big plus for me. There aren't that many highly pigmented black eyeshadows on the market.
Packaging: Too Faced did do a great job with the palette packaging. It is a tin palette in the shape of a chocolate bar. For chocolate lovers like me a great eye catcher. It comes with a little guide with three eye looks to make things easy for you. They have been doing this since I have been buying their palettes many years ago. It is a great way to get you started.
Scent: It is strong and very sweet. It smells like the typical holiday chocolates that taste more of sugar than chocolate. It kind of reminds me of sweet cocoa powder that is used to make hot chocolate. Do any of you know Nesquik with the little bunny on it?
My eye looks is an 'autumny' halo look. I used rum raisin, truffled and hot fudge in the crease and inner part of my eye socket. On the lid Bon Bon and Caramel.
The nude on my lips is Estee Lauder 'Insatiable Ivory'. I love this color, it is the perfect nude color, but the bullet keeps on breaking off.... It is just too soft and unstable. All three colors that I got have the same problem. Such a shame for an expensive lipstick.
The dark lip in the Insta Video is Jeffree Star 'Dominatrix'. It looks like poop in the bottle, but comes of darker once applied on the lips ;)
Do any of you own any of the Chocolate Bar palettes from Too Faced?