Food is probably the way to my heart, although makeup comes really close as well. So when a brand such as Too Faced manages to combine both, you bet it'll be a match made in heaven. After falling head over heels in love with Too Faced's Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar palette I knew I had to get every single item they released in that line. Just before Valentine's Day they released the Chocolate Bon Bons palette, which is the third eyeshadow palette they came out with within the Chocolate Bar range. I have been playing around with this palette for a few months now, so I guess a review is long overdue!
The Chocolate Bon Bons eyeshadow palette comes in a cardboard box that looks just like a chocolate bar. It has golden details on the sides, which is what reminds me so much of a chocolate bar. The box says 'Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons' and has little hearts on it in different shades of pink.
The palette comes in a pink metal compact that is similar to the previous Chocolate Bar palettes. The metal is embossed with small hearts, which duplicates the heart-shaped pans inside the palette.
Once your open up the palette you see a decent sized mirror inside, as well as 16 gorgeous eyeshadow pans that have their names underneath each pan in a golden font. The palette closes magnetically and feels very sturdy and durable, while being compact and small at the same time.
The Chocolate Bon Bons palette is part of Too Faced's permanent collection and is the third palette in their Chocolate Bar eyeshadow collection.
This palette contains 16 shadows in total, 14 brand new shades and 2 already existing cult favorites.
More about the palette:
Discover a candy-coated confection of heart-shaped delights with 16 matte and shimmer shades in cool pops of color, sugary brights, and beautiful go-to neutrals—all infused with our chocolate-scented, antioxidant-rich cocoa powder formula. Chocolate Bon Bons is the third palette in our bestselling Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection (and some might say the cutest!). We’ve included our signature Glamour Guide with three beauty looks to get you started, but don't stop there—the looks are limitless.
Overall, this palette is very neutral, with a few pops of color here and there, mainly pink. The finishes vary from matte, to shimmer, satin and metallic. The eyeshadow formula is infused with antioxidant-rich cocoa powder, which you can definitely smell!
Almond Truffle feels very smooth and blended nicely onto the lids. Satin Sheets and Sprinkled both have an amazing formula, but the pigmentation could be a little better. Molasses Chip is super intense, buttery smooth with amazing color pay-off and pigmentation that blends like a dream. Malted was just little bit dry but was easy to blend out.
My favorite shadows are definitely Almond Truffle, Molasses Chip, Mocha and Black Currant. Almond Truffle and Mocha are perfect crease shadows that blend so effortlessly and look amazing with a lot of different looks. Molasses Chip is a beautiful lid color with such an intense metallic finish and Black Currant is perfect to darken up any look.
Bordeaux is probably the only shadow that I'm not really liking that much. The formula is a bit dry and the shadow isn't the easiest to blend into my crease. It applies somewhat patchy and I really have to take my blending this shadow. Shade-wise, Totally Fetch is probably the one I won't grab that often, just because it's not really my kind of shade. The quality is amazing though!
Just like the other Chocolate Bar palettes, this one smells like cocoa. Luckily the scent is more subtle with this palette and a lot less noticeable. According to Too Faced, research has shown that the scent of cocoa is a natural mood booster which is probably why opening up this palette makes me so happy hehe!
The little details on this palette are so cute, I just can't!!
This is the look I created for Valentine's Day using the Chocolate Bon Bons, which you can watch here!
If you don't own any of the other Chocolate Bar palettes, I would say go for the first original palette. But if you're familiar with these palettes and you've loved the previous ones then you would love the Chocolate Bon Bons palette as well! The quality is pretty much equal to the other palettes, this one just has more pink-toned pops of colors and a lot of neutral shadows in it. Personally, I reach for this one just as much as I use my Semi-Sweet palette. I think that overall, the Chocolate Bon Bons palette is an amazing palette to have with a lot of go-to neutral shadows that I tend to wear a lot.
The Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons eyeshadow palette is available on sephora.fr here for €44 (18.4 g). If you live in Belgium, do keep in mind that you'll have to pay €10 shipping costs but if you order with a bunch of friends you can split the costs! The palette is also available on the official Too Faced website here for $49, but you can probably count on high shipping costs and customs when ordering off the official site. I know €44 might sound very expensive, but when you consider that you get 16 eyeshadows, it comes down to €2,75 per shadow, which is the same price as an Essence single shadow.