Yes, it took me THAT long to buy and try this palette, although I am generally a big fan of Smashbox. Although I have always liked the selection of neutral colors when I looked it up online, the number of negative reviews kind of ruined it for me. Plus, I already have a great selection of eyeshadows (singles and palettes). Another reason why I was hesitant to buy it, was the amount of glitter in the eyeshadows in the top row. Each time I looked at this palette in “person” it was just too glittery for my personal taste because the glitter seemed chunky to me. However, while I was on travel a few weeks ago, I decided to get the small travel-size one and I am glad I did.
I am very delighted to present to you: The Chocolate Bar Palette by Too Faced. My favorite eyeshadow palette so far. This palette was another birthday gift I received (along with Urban Decay’s Naked 3 Palette). I had to be very patient since I’ve been eyeing it for such a long time already.
What made me want to have it, were both the excellent reviews and the colors or, the variety of colors, so to speak. The chocolate bar packaging and the fact, that these eyeshadows contain anti-oxidant cocoa and therefore smell like chocolate, are both nice gimmicks but nothing I really cared for.
What makes this my favorite, is the quality of the product itself (nice pigmentation, variety of wearable yet different enough(!) colors and very little fallout, while still having a pleasant texture you can easily work with – without over blending it!). Love, love, love it.
The rose gold fad hit the makeup world a few years ago. From packaging to colors, many companies have marketed their products according to this trend. I too, love rose gold jewelry and packaging and I was especially delighted when I heard about Urban Decay bringing out a rose gold addition to their famous Naked Palettes.
Personally, I don’t own any of the other two Naked Palettes. The main reason being the Naked 3 Palette. I just love those golden rosy hues and until now, I honestly didn’t feel the urge to buy either the Naked 1 (which is too bronzy for my taste) or Naked 2 Palette (the colors are beautiful but nothing special). Nevertheless, both palettes I think are a fantastic deal for the amount of product you get and the colors are undoubtedly beautiful. Although I am a big fan of the so-called “naked” look concept, until now, it just didn’t strike my fancy enough to spend $54.
Naked 3 however, I had to have! So, I’ve been patient and waited months and months until it was my birthday in late April, when I finally got it as a gift. Along with my beloved Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette (shade description and swatches here).