Review: Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar

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From Sephora.com
“Inspired by Too Faced’s Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection, this Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar palette is a deeper, warmer version of the original coveted palette. Infused with the scent of sweet chocolate, this collection features 16 antioxidant-rich, cocoa powder-infused shadows in matte and shimmer shades with warm caramels, deep mochas, bronzy chocolate, and vibrant sugared blueberry hues. These rich, high-pigment shades are perfect for any season, and it includes a signature how-to Glamour Guide to help you get started with three eye looks.”

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In adorable packaging, the shape of a candy bar, that smells good enough to eat. This is the warmer brother to the original Chocolate Bar Palette, click here for my full review. What attracts me to these is the fact that they are more than just “nudes”. Semi Sweet holds a shimmery blue and pink, in its contents of 7 matte and 9 shimmer eyeshadows. 
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Swatches pictured above on my forearm with no primer in natural light.

There are some notable changes from the original, most are fixes of major customer complaints. The packaging is slimmer, weightier, and overall sturdier feeling, however the magnetic closure is not as strong as the original Chocolate Bar. The names of the colors are listed inside the palette, which was a huge complaint on the original as it had the names listed on a slipcover which was easily lost.

My main problem with Semi Sweet is the .6 g weight difference in the highlight colors. Making the Semi Sweet palette smaller by weight than the original for the same price. : /

The shadows are just as lovely as the original Chocolate Bar, however this palette does have some colors that don’t perform like the rest. Blueberry Swirl is beautiful in the pan but that’s about it. Pink Sugar is essentially just glitter, as the pink barely shows up. The rest of the shadows are good quality and very easily blendable. There are some similar colors, (pictured below) but no actual repeats.

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Overall I think this palette is great, the colors are gorgeous, and are perfect for my blue eyes. A really great choice for weddings and it smells amazing. I love the two larger highlight pans, thankfully Butter Pecan is much more wearable than Champagne Truffle from the original. I love the slimmer packaging, but I am greatly disappointed in the price/size discrepancy. While I do prefer the original palette, Frosting, Butter Pecan, Rum Raisin, and Bon Bon are stand out colors.

What are your thoughts?
Will you be picking this one up? Comment below.

$49.99
14 x 0.03 oz
2 x 0.07 oz

Xoxo

Ingredients:
Pink Sugar:
Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polysorbate 20, Zinc Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Talc, Hexylene Glycol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder, Ethyl Vanillin, Sodium Saccharin, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Blueberry Swirl:
Talc, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polybutene, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Oleate, Ethyl Vanillin, Sodium Saccharin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (CI 77007).

Bon Bon, Butter Pecan, Caramel, Frosting, Rum Raisin:
Talc, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Polybutene, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Oleate, Ethyl Vanillin, Sodium Saccharin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide. May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Hot Fudge:
Talc, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Polybutene, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Oleate, Ethyl Vanillin, Sodium Saccharin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Cocoa Chili:
Talc, Silica, Mica, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Lauroyl Lysine, Hexylene Glycol, Ethyl Vanillin, Sodium Saccharin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Coconut Crème, Licorice, Mousse, Nougat, Peanut Butter, Puddin’, Truffle:
Talc, Mica, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Lauroyl Lysine, Hexylene Glycol, Ethyl Vanillin, Sodium Saccharin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007).

10 thoughts on “Review: Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar

  1. Blueberry Swirl looks like such a standout color in the palette, but it’s so disappointing in the swatch. What a let down. 😦 That’s a good point you made about the blue eyes! I mostly wear browns and neutrals, as a blue-eyed girl, so it might be a good palette for me!

    1. Blueberry Swirl and Pink Sugar are just disappointing all around.
      These colors look awesome on my eyes and they are a more grey blue so I can’t imagine how awesome it is on bluer eyes.

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