Thursday, December 17, 2015

Product Review -- Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette

Makeup companies must see me coming a million miles away -- because I'm such a sucker whenever they add a new palette to a certain line for the brand.

That's why I always buy the Urban Decay Naked Palettes as soon as they come out, for example.

If I like one, I'm always ready to like a new one.

So when I heard about the new Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette, I knew that I'd have to have it. I love both the original Chocolate Bar and the Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palettes -- both because the shadows are pretty great and also because of the scent. It's amazing! -- so I was definitely willing to take a chance on the new one.

Just like the first two palettes, the Chocolate Bon Bons Palette comes in a metal compact. Instead of some variation of chocolate brown, though, the packaging is a classic pink shade, with small indented hearts scattered across the lid.

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette 
Inside, there is a small mirror that really isn't useful for more than touch-ups.

The palette contains 16 shades -- two of which contain 2.2 g of product, while the other 14 contain 1 gram). The two larger shades come in rectangular pans, but the other shadows are all in adorable heart-shaped pans.

The shadows include: Almond Truffle, a matte light mauve; Satin Sheets, a shimmery pale golden pink; Sprinkles, a light to medium pink with a satin finish; Molasses Chip, a metallic bronze copper; Malted, a matte dark chocolate brown Cashew Chew, a matte pale peachy pink; Cotton Candy, a mid-tone blue pink with a satin finish; Cafe Au Lait, a light brown taupe with metallic finish; Bordeaux, a matte burgundy brown; Mocha, a matte mid-tone brown; Black Currant, a deep plummy purple with purple microglitter; Dark Truffle, a dark brown with red undertones and a satin finish; Pecan Praline, a matte light taupe; Totally Fetch, a bright fuchsia with a satin finish; Earl Grey, a darkened teal with a satin finish; and Divinity, a matte beige.

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette

From l. to r.: Almond Truffle, Satin Sheets, Sprinkles, Molasses Chip, Malted

From l. to r.: Cashew Chew, Cotton Candy, Cafe Au Lait, Bordeaux, Mocha, Black Currant

From l. to r.: Dark Truffle, Pecan Praline, Totally Fetch, Earl Grey, Divinity
Like the other Chocolate Bar Palettes, the shadows in this palette have a delicious cocoa scent. Honestly, smelling the palette is almost as much fun as applying it.

And like the other two Chocolate Bar Palettes, the shadow formula here is quite nice. The shimmery shades have a very nice texture, but so do the mattes (I've always liked Too Faced's matte shadows, actually) -- nice and smooth and easy to blend. There are minimal texture issues with glittery shades like Black Currant, which can feel a little chunky, but I find using a stickier base underneath makes a big difference.

Cafe Au Lait is probably my favorite shade in the palette -- it's just such a gorgeous taupe shade that works so well on the lid. But I also love Molasses Chip and Earl Grey.

I'm always kind of obsessed with Almond Truffle, which is just such a nice matte transition shade if you have fair skin. Pecan Praline is another standout matte -- and I'm absolutely crazy about Bordeaux. What is it about reddish, brownish, purplish shades that make me so happy these days? I don't know, but this one fits the bill big time.

I would like to point out that there are two shades in the palette that I believe appear in other Too Faced Palettes -- Satin Sheets, which is in the Boudoir Eyes Shadow Collection, and Totally Fetch, which was in the Pretty Rebel Palette. I don't mind having another Satin Sheets because it's a shade that is very wearable for every day, but I've got enough Totally Fetch to last me two lifetimes because I still haven't mastered wearing bright pink shadow.

Too Faced does include a little pamphlet with three look ideas in case you need a little inspiration when it comes to pairing the shades.

All in all, I think this is a lovely palette and I think I'm going to get a lot of use out of it. I wouldn't say it's a must-have for everyone because most of the shades aren't unique, but it would make a nice gift for the makeup lover on your list.

The palette retails for $49 at the Too Faced website and Sephora (I imagine it will be at additional retailers in the future, as the other Chocolate Bar Palettes are).

Have you tried the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette? Which of the Chocolate Bar Palettes is your favorite?


  1. God, the swatches of Satin Sheets, Sprinkles, Molasses Chip are just divine! I think the only colour in this palette that I definitely would not wear would be totally Fetch. Do you have a way to make this work outside of a bad taste party?

    1. lol... I don't, actually. I'm always trying to find ways to use hot pink shadow but I think when you're very fair, it's just way too easy to look sick with it on your eyes. The only way I've found to use it is on a duo-fiber fluffy crease brush so I can lightly dust it over the edge of my crease color for just the slightest hint of hot pink to warm up a look. You need a really light hand, though, or it can go wrong in a hurry.

      I've used this palette quite a bit more now, and in general, I have to say it's pretty fantastic. :D

    2. Do you think it could work as a blush? Or would that make the likes of us just look like a clown? xD


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