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Luke’s mom gave me a gift card to Sephora for Christmas – she must know me pretty well!
We stopped in the mall right away to see what was new at Sephora. Obviously, I can’t not use a Sephora gift card, like, right away.
I wasn’t really drawn to the Too Faced Chocolate Gold palette based on pics online, so when I saw it in store, I started to walk right by the display. Luke actually stopped me and said he thought it might be worth a look. I started swatching it and I went nuts – the pigment! The shine!
Needless to say, I left the store with the palette. I’ve been using it for the past 2 weeks, and I’m ready to share my review!
The Too Faced Chocolate Gold eyeshadow palette is a part of the Chocolate Bar collection of palettes. It retails for $49 for 0.54 oz of total product, while the original Chocolate Bar contains 0.62 oz of product for the same price.
What it is: A duochromatic matte and metallic eyeshadow palette that’s infused with real gold and cocoa powder.
I have the original Chocolate Bar palette and enjoy it for neutral looks. Chocolate Gold has a little (okay, a lot) more pop due to the metallic shades.
As part of the chocolate-themed line, it looks like a bar of chocolate, but has the appearance of gold dripping on the packaging. I think it’s super cute. This palette, like the other chocolate palettes, smells like chocolate. Personally, I really enjoy the cocoa powder scent.
Shades + Swatches
There are 16 shadows in the palette, with the same layout as the original Chocolate Bar. Following are my best shots at shade descriptions:
Money Bags – metallic warm green
Chocolate Gold – metallic true yellow gold
Rich Girl – metallic light, dirty gold
Cocoa Truffle – matte medium warm brown
Decadent – metallic black
Love & Cocoa – metallic bronze
Old Money – metallic copper
New Money – metallic hot pink with cool-toned shimmer
Famous – metallic yellow-copper
Classy & Sassy – metallic rose gold
So Boujee – matte light warm brown
Holla For A Dolla – metallic olive with golden shimmer
Gold Dipped – metallic light champagne gold
Livin’ Lavish – metallic reddish-plum
Drippin’ Diamonds – metallic silvery taupe
Rollin’ In Dough – matte peachy bone
All shades are 0.03 oz, except Chocolate Gold and Rollin’ In Dough, which are 0.07 oz.
Swatches below are taken in direct sunlight.
The 3 designated mattes are buttery, pigmented, and easy to use. I have no issues blending and really enjoy using them. The 3 are great mattes to use as a base for a metallic eye look. I like to put Rollin’ In Dough all over my eye area. Then, I use So Boujee as a transition shade and Cocoa Truffle as my crease color.
Decadent, the “metallic” black, is not really a metallic. It has sparkles that do not translate at all. With that, it’s actually not terrible. I use it on my outer V to deepen a look. It doesn’t blend as well as the real mattes, but it works.
As for the metallics, I’m super impressed. Swatching these in store made me buy the palette, but they perform well too. They’re super soft to the touch, but also pick up on a brush well without much fallout.
These metallics are verrrry metallic. I just love how they look on my eyes. They actually last well without fading or creasing, especially with primer. Even without primer, I expected the shadows to move around more on my hooded lids – but not bad until after about 3 hours. This is usually instantaneous for me.
This palette is a huge hit for me! I’m not typically over-the-moon about Too Faced shadows; in the past, I have thought that they were just decent.
The metallics in this palette get pretty close to Natasha Denona in terms of intensity for me, which makes this palette feel like it’s totally worth the $49. The price per ounce in Chocolate Gold is actually similar to Natasha’s Palette 28‘s though. The shadows in Chocolate Gold are $90.74/oz, while Natasha’s are slightly more at $96.76/oz. The big difference is that Natasha’s palettes have a ton of product, which jacks up the price to unreasonable levels.
I definitely think this palette is worth it. If I had to make 1 criticism, it would be that the metallics in the center row can look similar on the lid. Pretty AF though!
Are you eyeing the Too Faced Chocolate Gold palette? ↓