Welcome back ladies and gents. My apologies for the lack of a post Thursday morning. School is really getting into the swing of things and I’d rather skip a day of posting than to put up subpar blog posts. Today’s review has been in the works since I received the Too Faced Chocolate Gold Palette for Christmas! I’ve been playing around with all of the different colors and looks I could make with a large palette like this (this is the biggest I own). I purchased this palette with my own money and all opinions are my own!
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I feel Too Faced’s palettes are very hit or miss in terms of formulation. I loved my Peanut Butter and Jelly palette, but the Peanut Butter and Honey Palette, original Peach Palette, and White Chocolate Chip palette were all terrible to me. However, when I went to swatch this palette in store, I had high hopes, as I’d seen a sneak peek on IG stories a couple months back. I really loved how buttery smooth the colors swatched and wore on my eye. I also loved the packaging!!! It smelled like chocolate and that gold drip on the chocolate bar looked very luxe although it caught fingerprints very easily.
Without primer, the shimmer shades didn’t wear very long (about 4 hours), but I also have oily eyelids so I took that into account. With primer, the shimmer shades lasted twice as long at about 8 hours, and the matte shades overall lasted about 6-7 hours with or without primer. I did like that the longer I wore the shimmer shades with primer, they mixed with the oil on my lids and got even more shimmery!
Speaking of shimmer shades, this is certainly a shimmer heavy palette, but there are more than enough matte shades to make it a palette for everyday wear. My favorite shades are Drippin’ Diamonds, a blinding silver shimmer that I use for my inner corner highlight, New Money, a hot pink shimmer that I didn’t previously own, Money Bags, a forest green shimmer, and Love and Cocoa, a brownish red shimmer that complements my skin tone wonderfully. However, I’ve used all of the shades once save for Rollin’ in Dough, and they’re all pigmented, easily blendable, and of much higher quality than pretty much every other palette put out last year. Show what they can do when they’re not rushing to put out trendy palettes!
So it’s Black Girl Friendly, but what about College Budget-Friendly? I’ll be honest, I would not have spent the full $49 + tax on the Chocolate Gold palette. I already own my Urban Decay Moondust palette (which I DID pay full price for, but didn’t already own anything like it), plus a variety of other palettes, so even though all the shades aren’t identical, I could’ve made do without it. In fact, I was given a Sephora at JCP gift card and I was going to buy something totally different. That was before I realized I couldn’t use the card at a regular Sephora, so I went to my Sephora at JCP and the place was near barren. There was nothing I really wanted except this palette, and so I got it. So if you have a coupon or a gift card, I say pick it up for sure, but it’s nothing so special that would warrant paying full price for it.
I hope this review has shown you the versatility of the Chocolate Gold palette from its mattes to neutrals, to bold shimmers! How do yall feel about the current Too Faced palette lineup formulations? Leave me a comment below telling me your thoughts on it! Hope to see yall soon!