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Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette | Review

Hello friends!

Back when I was first getting into makeup, my grandma bought me the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons palette for Christmas – I was drawn to the beautiful pink packaging and I knew that Too Faced was well known for their chocolate palettes.

Just like every other chocolate bar palette, this one smells like chocolate when you open the packaging!  It’s not overpowering in my opinion, and you can’t smell it after applying to your eyes.

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette | Review - A Midwest Belle

Packaging: The packaging is a pink metal tin with a magnetic closure that feels sturdy and like it will keep the eyeshadows safe if I were to take it traveling.  There is also a rectangular mirror; it’s not large, but it does fit into the palette nicely and you can see your eyes clearly.  The palette name is written along the bottom third of the mirror.

Swatches:

Almond Truffle

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette | Review - A Midwest BelleToo Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette | Review - A Midwest Belle

Individual Shadow Reviews:

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette | Review - A Midwest Belle

Almond Truffle: Matte cool brown/pink. This particular shade feels pretty packed in the pan when finger swatching, but when putting it on my eyes the color was easy to blend and had decent pigmentation. I found that when this shade was the only one I used the pigmentation didn’t seem to be there as much as when it’s blended with something else. Additionally, it did fade pretty quickly and creased even with primer.  It definitely pulls slightly pink when applying, but is neutral enough that you shouldn’t worry about looking like you have pink eye.

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette | Review - A Midwest Belle

Satin Sheets: Metallic champagne. I used this shade all over the lid, and it’s so beautiful!  It has this slight greenish appearance to it and a ton of shine, so it’s a really stunning color to use as an everyday lid shade.  I used my finger to pat the color on, and was really happy with the pigmentation!

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette | Review - A Midwest Belle

Sprinkles: Metallic light pink. This shadow definitely has a gold shift to it when applied to the eye, and I found that using a dry brush it was pretty weak.  I ended up picking it up, then wetting the brush and applying, which really gave it the impact I had wanted.  That is where the intense pink/gold shift became visible as well!

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette | Review - A Midwest Belle

Molasses Chip: Metallic cool bronze brown. This color is definitely interesting! In the pan it looks much more cool toned and taupe, but swatched on my hand it has much more of a bronze tone.  It’s a bit firm in the pan, and didn’t look like it came up on my brush when I tried using it as my lid shade, but when I used my finger on the other eye it looked the same on each side. I enjoyed using it as a regular all over lid shade.

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette | Review - A Midwest Belle

Malted: Matte cool brown with pink glitter flecks. I was really surprised that despite the amount of glitter in the pan, I didn’t see any on my eyes or have any fallout.  The shade is darker than I expected when I put it on, and I had a bit of difficulty getting it to blend nicely without looking patchy, likely due to adding too much and the color being dark.

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette | Review - A Midwest Belle

Cashew Chew: Matte pale pinky cream with glitter flecks. I was surprised to see that even though there are very obvious glitter particles in the pan, they didn’t seem to transfer to the eyes in the same way. There isn’t much pigment in this shade for me since it’s close to my skin tone – I would use this as either a shade to set my primer, or to help blend the edges of a look.

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette | Review - A Midwest Belle

Cotton Candy: Metallic midtone goldy-pink. This metallic is definitely a color you’ll want to use wet – a dry brush and even the fingertip doesn’t really make the pink stand out much, and instead it just looks shimmery.  After I put it on my brush, I sprayed it with some setting spray and had a much better time getting a bolder look!

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette | Review - A Midwest Belle

Cafe Au Lait: Metallic silver with glitter flecks. This is a really beautiful all-over lid shade!  It looks much more intense in the pan than it does on the eye, so it just adds to a very natural looking cool-toned look.  I did notice that there was glitter fallout under my eyes when using this, so be aware of that!

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette | Review - A Midwest Belle

Bordeaux: Matte warm red-brown. When wearing this, I found that while it was a little dark for my preference as a crease color, I really enjoy using it to deepen up the outer edge and blend into the crease just to add a bit more depth; it’s incredibly pigmented but so easy to blend.

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette | Review - A Midwest Belle

Mocha: Matte cool midtone brown.  I used this color to deepen the crease a bit, since it’s a nice cool brown.  It looks like there’s glitter in this shade, which is strange! I can’t tell if it’s infused specifically in that shadow or if it’s just fallout from other shadows.  Either way in the crease it does look matte, so I didn’t worry too much about it.

I’ve found that this does build on itself very well, and it’s easy to blend and doesn’t look patchy. It works well with a lot of the other shades in the palette, and I really enjoy using this as a crease shade and will continue to do so!

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette | Review - A Midwest Belle

Black Currant: Metallic cool purple with pinky-purple glitter flecks.  I was pleasantly surprised with this shade!  Purple is definitely not a color that I normally wear, but I feel like this is a nice shade.  When applying with a dry brush, it comes across as more of a wash of purple instead of the deep intensity in the pan.  Only after wetting the brush did I feel like I got a darker, more intense shade. The glitter in it is very pretty, but absolutely does fall off.  I had a lot of glitter on my undereyes that I struggled to wipe off.

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette | Review - A Midwest Belle

Dark Truffle: Metallic cool dark brown. This is certainly a darker shade then I’m used to for an allover lid look, but the color itself is stunning and great for deepening the outer corner to create some dimension.  I found that it applied the same with a brush or the finger, and blended very easily.  It’s not one that makes a good allover lid shade for me personally, but the quality is definitely there.

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette | Review - A Midwest Belle

Pecan Praline: Matte light grey. This is a perfect cool-toned crease shade!  It doesn’t look quite as grey on the eyes as it does in the pan – it has much more of a taupe-brown appearance. It blended out incredibly well and stayed pigmented.

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette | Review - A Midwest Belle

Totally Fetch: Metallic magenta with blue glitter flecks. When using this shade, I found that it was very dry feeling – I could pick up product, but it never seemed like enough to get a nice vibrant metallic pink like I had wanted.  It ended up having more of a satin effect, and on the eyes, the blue shift from the glitter does not show up.  While this is a lovely shade, it’s not the standout in the palette like I’d hoped it would be, but at least it wore nicely.Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette | Review - A Midwest Belle

Earl Grey: Metallic deepened teal with glitter. Unfortunately, this color was a bit of a dud for me!  When using a brush, I got a little bit of pigment, but it wasn’t very strong.  I tried using my finger to pack it on, and had much better luck, but I still wasn’t very impressed!  I found that the side I used my finger on was more difficult to blend out, and I had fallout on both sides.

The color doesn’t look very pigmented like a teal on the lid, so it looked like I had a slightly green-tinged grey all over my lid and it had lost a lot of the metallic & glitter, leaving my eye looking a bit muddy.

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette | Review - A Midwest Belle

Divinity: Matte cream with flecks of microglitter throughout.  I’ve been using this shadow as my all over base shade, and it’s been treating me well!  Despite the glitter in it, it looks matte on the lid.  The other eyeshadows blend well on top of it, which is all I can ask for in a pale cream shade like this.  It’s definitely the softest and creamiest shade in the palette.

The only thing that needs to be pointed out is that if you have prominent veins, this will not cover them; however, I don’t think that’s something that can really be faulted by the shadow considering it’s just a powder.

Overall:

Application: I found that the most common theme with these eyeshadows is that they weren’t super pigmented, and needed to be built up, but built very easily on top of themselves and blended well with a primer.  When I didn’t use a primer, they tended to stick to my lids (especially my crease, where the oils on my lids seemed to have gathered most) and were a bit more difficult to blend, but still made a beautiful look.

One thing I noticed that I’m not a huge fan of is the amount of glitter in each shadow.  There is a chance that when the palette was created people really loved the glitter infused shades, but I was just frustrated with the amount of glitter that got all over my face, especially because I’m not wild about glitter in my mattes.

Wear: The actual performance of the shadows was really good in my opinion!  I regularly had the shadows on for around 8-12 hours and didn’t notice any creasing, which is either a testament to the eyeshadow primer I used, or just shows a good quality shadow.

I have super oily eyelids and I’ve never found an eyeshadow that didn’t crease without a primer, and unfortunately this isn’t an exception.  I did notice that after about 3 hours that I had slight creasing, but I wouldn’t say that the actual eyeshadow quality is bad because of it. Just know that if you’re someone who also has oily lids or a problem with shadows creasing, you’ll need a primer!

Do You Need It?

I think this palette is a bit dated, which sounds negative, but that’s not necessarily how I mean it!  These days, most people expect their eyeshadows to be incredibly punchy and impactful, and in my experience it’s just not that.

That being said, I think for anyone looking for a really nice basic, neutral palette with some fun pops of color for every day wear, this will work as exactly that!  The quality of each of these shadows is definitely there, and the looks they create are really beautiful. The one thing I would say to be cautious about is the glitter fallout, so either do your eye makeup first or prepare to wipe it off before heading out!

While this palette used to be a popular addition in stores like Marshall’s and TJMaxx, I believe the last of the stock has been sold and that this palette is discontinued and unable to purchase for good.  I did see it on Poshmark and Ebay, but I don’t think it’s worth buying, especially because it’s a couple years old at this point, even if the palette hasn’t been opened or used.

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