I got the Chocolate Bar Palette for Christmas and I use it on the daily ever since. I consider this palette to be a dual purpose palette and I will explain the things I use it for below.
I have been wanting to do a review on this palette for a while and have gotten the chance to do so now. Though the hype for this palette died down a bit, I still love it and thought I should put in my 2 cents about it because I paid about 5500 pennies for it. (Like my play on words??) I wanted to note that you can trust this review because I am by no means paid to advertise for any makeup brand LOL and would say if I didn’t like something very much.
It was packaged in a pretty pink box with a cute design and the surface of the palette is similar to a chocolate bar, hence the title of the palette. The pink and gold colours for the brand name and palette title were super cute and contrasted well with the chocolate brown shade. This palette did not come with a brush so I use the brush that come along with my Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. You can use any eyeshadow brush to be honest.
When I took the palette out of the packaging this little slip with makeup looks fell out. These looks are doable! I did the Haute Coca look because it was a new look for me- the eyeshadow placement was different but great- and I got many compliments on it. I liked how it gave specific directions on how to achieve these looks. If you would like to see how to get a makeup look or two from this palette, let me know in the comments below!
Anyway, let’s take a look inside the palette!
When you open it up, the pleasant chocolatey scent fills the air, I am not exaggerating this one bit! I love that, I thought it was a nice touch.
Below, is a general overview. Upon first glance, you can tell that I am loving Champagne Truffle in the bottom right corner and can notice that I have dipped into Marzipan, Creme Brulee, and Semi-Sweet quite often. Now, let’s talk price: the most important part! I purchased this for about $55 with tax.
I like the little mirror as it is a handy tool that I do use when I am doing makeup away from my bathroom and special mirror. (Yes I strategically took a picture like this with my bathroom mirror lights in the back just for the purpose of the featured image haha).
Up next, is a closer look at the colours in the palette. I will list all the colours by row from left to right just in case the titles of the colours are not easily visible.
Row 1 L-R: Gilded Ganache, White Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Black Forest Truffle, and Triple Fudge.
Row 2 L-R: Salted Carmel, Marzipan, Semi-Sweet, Strawberry Bon Bon, Candied Violette, and Amaretto.
Row 3 L-R: Hazelnut, Creme Brulee, Haute Chocolate, Cherry Cordial, and Champagne Truffle.
I love this palette because of how versatile it is. For example, I use Champagne Truffle for a shimmer highlight, Milk Chocolate as a matte highlight, and Semi-Sweet as a contour shade to sculpt out my cheekbones. I bet you could use any of the other shades as a blusher or bronzer as well! Additionally, I use Black Forest Truffle, Salted Caramel, Marzipan, Hazelnut, and Haute Chocolate the most. The others I have used all the others at least once! (I have too many palettes to use up each shade so I try to switch them all up as frequently as I can). I also like the Candied Violette because it is my only purple shade! I am OBSESSED with Marzipan, like OB-SESSED haha! To be honest, I got this palette just for that one particular shade, that is how devoted I was, and still am, to that colour LOL. And every other shade made the palette that much better.
If you have been thinking of investing in this palette I think you should purchase it! Each shade is pigmented, there is a fair mix of shimmer, foil, and matte shades, there is a fair amount of product, and it is a multiple use kind of palette. For the price of about $55 you have yourself a palette and mini contour kit as an option as well.
Hope you enjoyed reading this!