Too Faced Chocolate Gold Eyeshadow Palette (available here | $49/0.56oz or €47/15.9 gr.) is a 16 colour metallic and matte eyeshadow palette. This palette came out a couple of months ago and I finally caved in and got it this week. I went to the store for something completely different, but forgot what for once I saw this in real life. It already looked amazing online, but in person the shadows are beyond gorgeous. The formula contains real cocoa and real gold 😉 Even better is that the palette is formulated without parabens, sulfates and phthalates and it’s cruelty free. The palette has a delicious and subtle chocolate scent upon opening. If you’re easily irritated by scents, don’t worry, you don’t actually smell anything while applying.
I’m in love with the names in this palette, it just completes the entire palette. The normal sized shadows contain 0.03 oz/ 0.85 g, the large ones contain 0.07 oz/ 2 g. I love all the shades, but I just wish that they had a large version of So Boujee, instead of Rolling in Dough. Now, let’s move on to the swatches:
- Money bags: Deep, warm green with a soft sheen.
- Chocolate gold: True gold with a metallic finish, lovely deep and warm colour that reminds me of Fenty Beauty’s Trophy Wife.
- Rich girl: Shimmery champagne gold with warm undertones. This one is chunkier than the previous two.
- Cocoa truffle: Medium warm brown with a matte finish. It has great pigmentation and makes for a good crease colour.
- Decadent: Pitch black matte shade, it swatches nicely, but you need to build it up on the eyes, otherwise it’s a bit patchy, incredible pigment though.
- Love & Cocoa: Deep bronze shade with warm undertones and metallic finish.
- Old Money: Rich, deep copper shade with a metallic, almost glittery finish. The pigment on this one is amazing
- New Money: Vibrant, metallic fuchsia shade with a sheen. It isn’t quite as pigmented as the other shadows in this palette, I had to swatch multiple times to get it this bright. If you’re not too comfortable with bright colours, it’s wonderful. If you do want it to be very popping, you can get it true to the colour in the pan by using a glitter primer.
- Famous: Brownish copper with metallic finish. The undertones on this one are really on the brown side, whereas the undertones on Old Money are on the reddish side. It’s incredibly creamy and pigmented.
- Classy & Sassy: In the pan it looks like a rose gold, once it’s swatched it’s more of rose bronze with metallic finish, it applies and blends like a dream!
- So Boujee: A very light brown with warm undertones and matte finish. It’s a great transition colour and I’ve been using it a lot the past few days. I wish they had added a large version of this one.
- Holla for a Dolla: Dark olive with a shimmery metallic finish. It’s very creamy and pigmented and it blends easily.
- Gold dipped: Pale gold with subtle glitter with a warm undertone and a metallic finish.
- Livin’ Lavish:Deep plummy purple with warm reddish undertones. It has a more subtle sheen, just like Money Bags.
- Drippin’ Diamonds: Silver shimmery shadow with metallic finish. The pigmentation on this is great, but it’s a bit chunky, similar to Rich Girl.
- Rolling in Dough: A pale cream with matte finish. It’s a good base colour, but to me it looks a bit off (and very basic) compared to the rest of the shadows in this palette. As you might be able to tell from the bits next to the swatch, this one is quite powdery. Once applied to the eyes, it doesn’t really have fallout though.
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I haven’t been loving Too Faced’s releases for quite some time now, but this palette is on another level. I think this might be my all time favourite Too Faced palette! They have really stepped up their game with this collection and I hope this new upgraded quality is here to stay. I’ll be looking forward to their next releases. At first glance, it might appear that this palette has too many similar (gold) shades, but they’re actually quite diverse, so don’t let that hold you back from giving it a chance. The shadows are nicely pigmented and blend out beautifully and there are no bad shadows in the palette! What do you think of the palette, what’s your favourite shade?