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.
Did you get this palette? Is it one you’re considering? Share your thoughts below!
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)
In all the early looks at this palette, I new before buying that the blueberry, pink sugar and the peanut butter were going to be only special occasion use. My fav look so far is coconut creme brow highlight, puddin’ crease, and double applied for outter V, bonbon lid, butter pecan inner corner. I am gonna play with #7 later tonight. TY for your work.
Great combo, Debra! Thanks for sharing that! 🙂
This is overall too warm for me, but I like one and five. Fortunately, I could get similar looks with Naked3 & Stila In the Garden.
That blue is just to die for, though. Do you have any thoughts on a dupe? It would take quite a bit of playing around with Freesia to get close-ish to Blueberry Swirl.
Seeing as blue is popping up again it would be cool to see a video that’s a survey of bold blues. More a swatch video than any kind of demo. Maybe two, one high end and one drugstore.
I been miserable with a head cold all day, kinda waiting to hear from you to cheer me up. Thanks!
These looks are beautiful. I will be getting this palette for sure. Then i will be holding off for awhile on palette purchases. 🙂
LOL! I hear that! 🙂
I completely agree! A lot of the eyeshadows reminded me of the Naked1 palette for some reason – like Frosting, reminds me of Smog.
I like the idea of doing a video survey for bold blues! Thanks for that!
A close dupe for Blueberry Swirl is MakeupGeek’s Ocean Breeze – MUG’s version has MUCH better pigmentation, too!
Aw! So sorry to hear you’re not feeling well! I hope you feel better soon! HUGS!
Thank you for the MUG dupe
Monica Di Sisto
I just got it. Warm my kind of shadows. I’ll play immediately with all those gorgeous looks 😀
Enjoy, Monica!! 😀
When I first saw this online, I was so excited about Blueberry Swirl and then saw/read how crummy it was. So when I saw your look using it, I was hopeful again and then I saw that you used it over a blue base to get that lovely colour(how great it looks with brown eyes!) so I’m back to not buying it again. I was also delighted to read that they’d put the shade names on the palette but that alone isn’t enough for me to buy this. I’ve got plenty of good (and mediocre) blue shadows and I have the first palette so I’m going to pass on this one. So much of it is very dupe-able.
Absolutely – glad you’re not getting it! Save your money! 🙂 I had high hopes for the blue shade too, if anything, in this palette. It’s horrible on its own though.
What sort of makes me chuckle is that 2 of my more recent palette purchases (Vice3 and TooFaced Everything Nice) have cr*ppy enough blue shadows in them that I don’t need to spring for another one! Actually, the blues in the UD 15th Anniversary palette or good old MAC Birds&Berries would work just as well (okay, WAY better) and no need for a blue base under them. Still, love that look with the brown contacts – that is just the perfect blue eyeshadow look for moi!
Z, I meant to ask – I know you love Blanc Type (me too!) but why did you use it rather than Coconut Cream, which looks so similar and is already in this palette?
Hi! Blanc Type is grand! 😀 I found Coconut Cream to be too sheer when used for blending. It didn’t blend out any of the eyeshadows worth a flip 🙁 More disappointment!
Oh dear – that is not good. The few shades I really like in this palette (Puddin, Rum Raisin and one or two others) are – big surprise – all shades for which I’ve got multiple dupes and as a neutrals lover, it pretty much goes without saying that I’ve got dupes of most of the shades and I’ve got the original Chocolate Bar palette (which I found kinda warm for my preference so this one would be scorching warm!) so I can replicate that gorgeous #5 look without needing this purchase. Strangely, I am on my way to Sephora in a moment but it’s to get some MUFE shadows.
That makes so much sense! (yes, newbie here). I was using a shadow the other day and would not blend edges for nothing.. now I know to see if it was te shadow and not me!
Very nice looks, but I certainly see how the neutrals tend to blend into each other too much. They’re still very attractive (at least the way you use them lol),
Haha! Thank you, Barbara!
I absolutely love the original, so I’m holding off this inferior sequel. I wish they had changed up the shades a bit more. However, if I get some sort of gift card for Sephora, I might cave in and get this one for Peanut Butter and Butter Pecan.
Me too! I would’ve liked to have seen more variety than what they included.
These are pretty combinations as always! I see how several of them are look very similar in the swatches. Do you not have the same thing happen with the original Chocolate Bar Palette? I have the original and I like the quality. But when I use it and get to the point of wanting a medium dark color to put on the outer part of the eyelid, I feel like there are about 4 or 5 colors that I could use interchangeably because they all look the same when applied – even though I know they have slightly different finish and color, they don’t seem different enough to me to make a difference on my eyes. It seems like I am the only one who isn’t that crazy about the original for this reason, making me feel like I am missing out on some way of using the shadows that everyone else knows.