Too Faced’s new SemiSweet Chocolate Bar palette is a more neutral-packed second installment of the original Chocolate Bar palette. The case is slightly slimmer than the first Chocolate Bar and they actually printed the names on the palette this time (YAY!). There is a good mixture of finishes, with 7 matte shades, 7 frost finishes, and 2 glitter bombers. While I was excited for this palette when I heard Too Faced had made a sequel, my excitement went south once I started using it. The pigmentation is superb and I am thankful they only included two glitter bombers in this palette (Cocoa Chili and Pink Sugar), but I feel it is subpar in comparison with the first palette. The neutrals are very similar, making them blend into one another after putting a look together. Disappointing.
Given the option of choosing between this one or the first one, I much rather prefer the first palette and would not reach for this version on a personal vacation. I will give it to Too Faced though – they are putting together much better palettes and I’m still excited to see what they’ll do next.
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Look #1 – see the video tutorial here!
- Cocoa Creme (inner half of lid)
- Truffled & Puddin’ (outer half of lid and into outer v)
- Peanut Butter (crease)
- Pink Sugar (layered wet over Cocoa Creme on inner half of lid)
- MAC Blanc Type (blend out harsher edges of Peanut Butter)