First thing I noticed about the Semi-Sweet Palette, is that it is much thinner than the original. This is great for travel and the makeup hoarder like myself. Slimmer packaging = more makeup storage possibilities. The next packaging improvement is that the shadows are labeled! Thank the Lord! The original had a clear insert with the shadow names on it, which I have lost long ago.
By far my favorite row of colors. Those are so pretty and light I can see myself wearing them all spring with different pops of color.
Side by side comparison of colors. I feel like the original had a cooler theme in shades and the semi -sweet is a bit warmer in tones. I like to think of the original as milk chocolate and the new one as dark chocolate.
This bottom row is defiantly my favorite, especially around fall and winter time.
Both palettes are a great deal, smell amazing, have great pigmented, blend ability, and are wearable shadows. I like to recommend the chocolate bar palettes to all makeup lovers because it smells so dang good and so easy to use.
If your deciding on which of the palettes to purchase, I’d suggest figuring out if you prefer warmer tones (get the semi- sweet) or cooler tones (get the original).
If money is tight and you already own the original, don’t worry too much, you won’t miss anything drastically different, but if your a makeup lover it doesn’t hurt to own another wonderfully packaged palette that smells like chocolate. Makeup & chocolate? I think Too Faced gets it.