Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Too Faced Juicy Melons La Creme Lipstick
Too Faced Juicy Melons La Creme Lipstick

Go Right Ahead and Bite Into This Juicy Melon!

Too Faced Juicy Melons La Creme Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “pink coral.” It’s a strawberry pink with a strong yellow undertone, so I could see it looking to coral–I think it’s a smidgen on the pinker side. This is like a much tamer variation of MAC Force of Love. Chanel Hyde Park is brighter and less yellow-toned. Guerlain Giulette is a bit brighter and has a gold sheen, but it is similar. MAC Sunny Seoul is a touch lighter. Bobbi Brown Pink Peony is quite comparable, perhaps a touch darker.

The formula is described as having “rich, creamy color” with “hydrating moisturizers.” It actually says “pigmented-saturated, one-swipe formulas drench lips with sexy, pure color.” Juicy Melons has a creamy consistency that looks and feels rather balm-like as it glides across lips easily and never, ever drags or tugs.  The color is mostly opaque and has a noticeable sheen from the finish.  It wore for three and a half hours, and when I wore it over an eight hour span (reapplying twice), I did find it hydrating! The one thing I noticed is that because it has a thicker consistency, if you press your lips together, lines are sometimes created.

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Too Faced Juicy Melons La Creme Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

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For as creamy as this lipstick it, the wear time is fairly good, and the color payoff is very close to opaque. It's comfortable to wear, and if you tend to like lipstick-lip balm hybrids, you may like this formula!

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

4.5/5

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Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Too Faced Neptune Eyeshadow
Too Faced Neptune Eyeshadow

Too Faced Neptune Eyeshadow

Too Faced Neptune Eyeshadow ($16.00 for 0.08 oz.) is described as “aqua.” It’s a green-teal with subtle yellow undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. Buxom Saint Bernard is greener. MAC Shimmermoss is similar but has a more frosted finish. Urban Decay Minx is very similar but has a bit of sparkle/glitter. Giorgio Armani Ecailles is similar but less vibrant.

Too Faced markets their formula as crease-resistant with soft, blendable textures and rich color.  Neptune has a soft, fairly dense and buttery texture with good color payoff.  It’s very slightly powdery, but it does press and smooth down nicely with little pressure.  When I wore it on the lid, it managed eight hours without creasing or fading.  I was both surprised and rather impressed!  Fans of softer, more buttery formulas (think theBalm, Urban Decay) will likely enjoy Too Faced’s as well. Each eyeshadow is packaged in a glossy black plastic case with a clear inner circle on the top.

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Too Faced Neptune Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

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Fans of softer, more buttery formulas (think theBalm, Urban Decay) will likely enjoy Too Faced's as well.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4.5/5

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Thursday, June 21st, 2012


Too Faced The Art of Sexy Collection for Fall 2012

Better Than False Lashes ($35.00)

A revolutionary innovation in lashes: Brush on false lashes and lash extensions!

3*Way Lash Lining Tool ($22.00)

A triple-tip lash-emphasizing tool with three tiny tips to create triple the liner looks with precision and control.

Lash Injection ($21.00)

Cutting-edge, 3D polymers wrap around each lash to create tubes that build, stretch and curl for more extreme VOLUME, LENGTH and DRAMA!

La Creme ($21.00)

  • Naughty Nude Chestnut
  • Naked Dolly Satin pink
  • Nude Beach Nude peach
  • In the Buff Warm beige
  • Spice Spice Baby Pinky brown
  • Cinnamon Kiss Spiced brown
  • Honey Bear Toasted mauve
  • Sweet Maple Plum brown
  • Marshmallow Bunny Marshmallow pink
  • Razzle Dazzle Rose Pink rose
  • Juicy Melons Pink coral
  • Fuchsia Shock Fuchsia pink
  • I Want Candy Raspberry rose
  • Coral Fire Coral red
  • Stiletto Red Classic red
  • Divine Wine Bordeaux

Perfect Lips ($17.00)

  • Perfect Nude Neutral nude
  • Perfect Pink Neutral pink
  • Perfect Spice Neutral spice
  • Perfect Red Neutral red

Perfect Eyes Eyeliner ($18.00)

  • Perfect Moss Dark olive green
  • Perfect Espresso Dark black brown
  • Perfect Navy Dark navy

Availability: Too Faced

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Saturday, February 11th, 2012


Too Faced @ Corey Lynn Calter NYFW Fall 2012

TOO FACED was backstage creating the look at Corey Lynn Calter this past week. The look, described by Too Faced Global Artistry Director, Kalina Fernandez, was fresh and playful as if each model had “gotten into her mother’s makeup.”

  • Eyes: Models rocked a hot pink, teal or purple cat eye created with Too Faced Perfect Eyes Eyeliner in Perfect Peacock and Perfect Purple traced along the natural lash line and flicked out at the edges, past the upper lid.
  • Lips: Flirty lips were created with a swipe of Too Faced Lip of Luxury Lipstick in Drop Dead Red.
  • Face: For a fresh-faced look, models wore Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Concealer followed by Amazing Face Liquid Foundation and set with Primed & Poreless Powder. Cheekbones were accented with Ultra Flush Blush in Cocoa Rose.

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Friday, November 25th, 2011

By Amanda, Traveling Contributor

While earning her degree at university, Amanda traveled around the world to a plethora of countries in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. She currently lives on New York City’s Upper East Side where is pursuing a graduate degree and working in education. Amanda has studied the histories of beauty around the world and is herself, an avid admirer and practitioner of the beauty techniques she studies.

To track her travels, thoughts, and techniques follow her at www.aklectique.com. As a world traveler (and with more travel plans on the horizon), she’ll be offering a unique perspective of the amazing local brands and products she’s discovered and still discovering.


Traveling Must-Haves by a World Traveler

I’d like to share with you what I take with me whenever I go traveling. From the High-Atlas Berber villages in Morocco, to the Pyramids in Cairo, to Red Sea just off the coast of Saudi Arabia, to Diocletian’s palace in Croatia, and through Nottingham’s rainy days, these products have proven their metaphorical “valor” for their resilient consistency and inherent capacity to work well across varying climate conditions.

I’ve found that my MAC Studio Careblend Pressed Power ($23.00) works for me in all whether conditions. Whether it be the 125 degree weather in Egypt or -30s in New Hampshire, this product provides the same consistent coverage and staying power across temperatures. I’d find that my bronzer and highlighter (listed below) are best suited for all temperatures below 85 degrees. If the temperature is higher, I risk looking shiny all day long. Finally Benefit’s One Hot Minute ($30.00) adds the perfect amount of matte color to my face to prevent me from looking washed-out in any climate.

Now, the eyes are almost a free-for-all. I tend to keep in neutral when I am traveling so as to not stand out as a foreigner too much.  (Below is a more detailed list of eye products that I’ve found to last underwater in Jamaica and Croatia, as well as after a long day of work.)  To the complete the visage, my must-have lip product is my Burt’s Bees Sun Protect Lip Balm ($3.99). This lip balm neutralizes the color of my lips and allows me to then apply pigmented lip product that is appropriate for the given situation. More often than not, I find myself using MAC Snob ($14.50) or Revlon’s Nude Attitude ($7.99).

Just remember: When traveling, less is more!

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Thursday, September 1st, 2011


Too Faced Holiday 2011 Collection

Sephora.com also has an early preview of Too Faced’s holiday offerings–they’re not yet available for purchase, but at least we know what’s coming! (Thanks to Lisa for the tip!)

Sweet Dreams Makeup Collection ($52.00) (Sephora Exclusive) (Limited Edition)

This dreamy set features 15 pigment-drenched ethereal shadows, a full-size Shadow Insurance primer for crease-proof, long-wearing benefits, two beautiful blushes, a sunny bronzer, and a warm, golden highlighter for the flawless complexion. Thanks to Too Faced, dreams really do come true. 15 x 0.03 oz Eye Shadows in The Buff, Peach Fuzz, Copper Peony, Teddy Bear, Lovey Dovey, Satin Sheets, Cut The Cake, Party Girl, Nice Ash, Smolder, Honeymoon, Label Whore, Nice Stems!, Cap A Teal, First Dance, 0.14 oz Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, 0.14 oz Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder, 2 x 0.08 oz Blush in Cocoa Rose, Sweet Pink, 0.35 oz Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer, Signature step-by-step instruction cards

In Your Dreams Makeup Collection ($39.00) (Limited Edition)

This playful palette offers nine eye shadows, three blushes, and three lip shades that can be combined to create three distinct looks: “Natural Beauty,” “Feminine Flirty,” or “Seductively Smokey.” Featured step-by-step face charts make application fun and simple. 9 x 0.03 oz Eye Shadows in Silk Stockings, La Cage, Rapture, Pink Peacock, Swing, Fishnet, Full Moon, Dream On, Seduce, 3 x 0.15 oz Blush in Wanna Play?, Girly Show, You Hold The Key, 3 x 0.02 oz Lip Gloss in Give It Up, Pink Ice, Heart On

Beautiful Dreamer Makeup Collection ($46.00) (Limited Edition)

This six-piece set features two limited-edition mirrored compacts, Shadow Insurance Candlelight for crease-proof, fade-proof intense color pay-off with a subtle warm shimmer, a full-size Lashgasm mascara, and a full-size lip gloss in a sexy, crystal pink, all packaged in a pretty pink bag fit for a princess. 0.26 oz Sun Bunny Bronzing Powder & Who’s Your Poppy Blush Duo, 0.35 oz Eye Shadow Collection in Teddy Bear, Blonde Ambition, Totally Toasted, Satin Sheets, 0.17 oz Shadow Insurance in Candlelight, 0.56 oz Pink Swan Lip Gloss, 0.4 oz Lashgasm Mascara, Pink Zip Cosmetic Case

Glamour to Go Dream Edition ($22.00) (Limited Edition)

This feminine, vintage-inspired palette holds eight versatile eye shadows in the top compartment, and one silky, shiny lip gloss, a bestselling bronzer, and soft, sheer blush in the slide-out drawer below.

availability: Holiday 2011

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