Hope you are all having a great day?
So this post will be all about comparing a fake Too Faced Chocolate Bar and a genuine Too Faced Chocolate Bar. I’m sure everyone knows the hidden dangers of fake makeup but if you don’t here is a quick recap.
Fake makeup and skincare is not regulated so never has to pass any tests that we assume all products will go through. Products are rarely made in a sterile environment so quite a lot of nasties have been found in siezed products.
Ingredients that have been found include very high levels of arsenic, lead, mercury, copper and cadmium to name a few. Symptoms might be an allergic reaction that happens quickly or possibly skin sensitivity over time which means you will not know straight away. Don’t forget with a fake product the ingredients are also copied so there’s no way of easily knowing what is going on your face.
Some people do not care about those risks though as they want to have that ‘MAC’ lipstick or ‘Too Faced’ palette even if it is not the real thing. Unfortunately some people unknowingly buy fake items as they are getting hard to spot.
So if those reasons don’t deter from buying anywhere but a trusted stockist you maybe this post will…
At first glance the fake Too Faced Chocolate Bar is not a bad copy looks wise till you look closer. So what gives it away before swatches?
- The tin itself is not quite dark enough.
- The Too Faced logo and name on the from is not crisp and the type is slightly blurred.
- On the back the contrast between the tin and information is higher on the real version.
- The mirror inside is not actually the right size, there’s quite a large margin around it.
- The fake actually falls open as the magnetic close barely works.
Once you look at swatches it’s a lot easier to tell. Some colours were very hard for me to pick up so I had to use a lamp to show them. There’s some really noticeable differences in colour payoff as you can tell.
On the fake Too Faced Chocolate Bar there’s about 3 with reasonable colour compared to good colour payoff on the real version. It’s actually harder to tell with the highlights but it’s still noticeable. The texture is completely different when swatching as well. The fake palette was very powdery and had hardly any staying power.
Anyone that has the Too Faced Chocolate Bar will tell you it actually smells like chocolate. Not surprisingly the fake version doesn’t have this smell, there is not a lot of smell to it bar powder.
This is another reason to not buy fakes even if you decided to risk the ingredients. I’ve heard people say they buy fakes because they can’t afford the original version. You are literally paying for a label and something that looks similar at face value but as I’ve shown likely won’t look the same once used. With a dupe like MUR however you are paying for something that is trying to look similar when used as well. You’ll get a better colour payoff from the MUR dupe so it seems pointless all round to get a fake version.
Would I ever buy a fake? Simple answer here, no never. I was kindly sent this fake palette by a friend purely to do this review then it will be going in the bin. There are so many fakes around and some get sold as the real deal so please be careful.
How do you feel about fake products such as this fake Too Faced Chocolate Bar?
Have a great weekend lovelies xxxx