Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Too Faced Beauty Wishes & Sweet Kisses Palette
Too Faced Beauty Wishes & Sweet Kisses Palette

Too Faced Beauty Wishes & Sweet Kisses Palette ($34.00 for 0.55 oz.) includes three eyeshadows, two bronzers, and a lip gloss. You may recognize the eyeshadows from Too Faced’s The Chocolate Bar. Both bronzers have routinely been featured in other palettes and are available individually as well. The lipgloss is a new formula called “La Creme Lip Gloss” that will officially debut next spring. The palette has a strong, chocolaty scent, so if you don’t dig sweet chocolate smells, you may want to look at other Too Faced offerings this holiday.

I think they could have chosen a more versatile set of shades, as I found the three odd to combine; the matte didn’t play as well with the shimmery shades, and when I tried to layer, it tended to look a little powdery/chalky. I think perhaps a more satiny finish for the lightest shade would have helped for combining the three, and if the darkest shade was darker, you could get more versatility out of these three. I just don’t love the way this is done, though the quality is good with the exception of the lip gloss, which was a total miss for me.

White Chocolate is a pale, light beige with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a soft, silky consistency that had good color payoff without being powdery. However, when it layers or blends with the more shimmery shades like Creme Brulee and Haute Chocolate, it seems to make them appear a little chalky at times. I think the thinner texture (in comparison to the other two shades) also makes it less easily blended with them. It wore well for eight hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Creme Brulee is a brightened, medium-dark gold with a frosted, metallic finish. It is a little drier and thinner compared to the version in the Chocolate Bar, though the pigmentation was still good. It wore well for eight hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Haute Chocolate is a meidum-dark, bronzy brown with a frosted sheen and warm, reddish undertones. It had good color payoff, and the texture was soft and blendable, though it wasn’t as buttery or as dense as the version in the Chocolate Bar. It wore well for eight hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chocolate Soleil (Bronzer) is a medium-dark, tan brown with warm, yellow-ish undertones and a satin-matte finish. It’s a permanent product in Too Faced’s range, and it’s in nearly every holiday palette from them this year (and was often included in their various palette/sets released in the past). The texture is soft, silky, lightly powdery, but blendable and fairly pigmented. It lasts about eight hours on me. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Snow Bunny (Bronzer) is a warm, light-medium gold with orange tones and a frosted sheen. It had a slightly thinner texture, but it was still smooth and blendable on the skin. The more frosted sheen did emphasize pores somewhat, so that may be a deal-breaker. I like it better dusted lightly over Chocolate Soleil as a highlighter, as that lighter application helps to minimize how much gets emphasized on the skin. It wears seven and a half hours on me. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Naked Dolly (La Creme Lip Gloss) is a pink-peach with a cream finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage, but it settled into lip lines and applied unevenly. The texture was somewhat thick, and it was tacky on the lips. The gloss lasted two hours, and it was neither drying nor hydrating. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Friday, September 19th, 2014

Too Faced Sugar & Spice Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Sugar & Spice Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Sugar & Spice Eyeshadow Palette ($39.00 for 0.47 oz.) is a new, limited edition, ULTA exclusive palette that features twelve eyeshadows with a glittery gold exterior. Full review, photos, and swatches to come! Here’s a sneak peek for now :)

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Friday, September 19th, 2014

Too Faced Everything Nice Palette
Too Faced Everything Nice Palette

Too Faced Everything Nice Palette ($56.00 for 1.76 oz.) is a large, cardboard palette that opens up to reveal twenty eyeshadows and four bronzer/blushes. There are also short-handled brushes and a glittery pink pouch included. This is a new, limited edition, Sephora exclusive release from Too Faced for the holidays. Full review, photos, and swatches to come — for now, enjoy this sneak peek preview!

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Friday, September 19th, 2014

Too Faced Holiday 2014 Collection
Too Faced Holiday 2014 Collection

Availability: Early access at Too Faced; some pieces are available at Sephora and ULTA (otherwise, October-ish)

Beauty Wishes & Sweet Kisses ($34.00) (Limited Edition)

Our delicious little palette of our full-face wearable favorites fulfill every last beauty wish. Create decadent eye looks with three antioxidant-rich, cocoa powder infused shadows from our best-selling Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow palette, our matte Chocolate Soleil bronzer and our luminous Snow Bunny bronzer for a fresh glow. Finish the look with a pink glossy pout. Includes:

  • White Chocolate Eyeshadow
  • Creme Brulee Eyeshadow
  • Haute Chocolate Eyeshadow
  • Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
  • Snow Bunny Luminous Bronzer

Everything Nice ($56.00) (Limited Edition) (Sephora Exclusive)

We’ve put everything nice in this festive all-in-one makeup palette. The set combines our bestsellers including Better Than Sex Mascara, antioxidant-rich Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, Cruelty Free Teddy Bear Hair brushes and cult classic eye shadows with exclusive new shades in our award-winning Too Faced formulas. It’s a set so versatile you can create any look you want for any holiday event. Take it everywhere in our party-ready pink glitter zip bag. Includes:

  • 20 pigment rich eye shadows
  • 2 bronzers—including our best-selling Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
  • 2 blushes—including cult favorite Papa Don’t Peach
  • 3 mini gold glitter Cruelty-Free Teddy Bear Hair makeup brushes
  • A deluxe size of the award winning Better Than Sex Mascara
  • Limited edition pink glitter zip bag
  • Step-by-step how-to Glamour Guide with three beauty looks to get you started

La Belle Carousel ($49.00) (Limited Edition)

This beautiful carousel of eye shadows, blushes, bronzers and our best-selling Better Than Sex Mascara is created from six individual sections that split apart to create on-the-go looks or can be separately gifted to everyone on your list. Too Faced Co-Founder and Creative Director Jerrod Blandino carefully curated the palette, each offering a different way to own your holiday look. Includes:

  • 3 Eye Shadow Palettes with a total of 12 shades
  • 2 Blush & Bronzer Palettes that include our best-selling Chocolate Soleil Bronzer and fan favorite Who’s Your Poppy Blush
  • Our deluxe award-winning Better Than Sex Mascara

Under the Mistletoe ($28.00) (Limited Edition)

Get ready to pucker up under the mistletoe and drench your lips in three shimmer versions of our best-selling Naked Dolly, Marshmallow Bunny and Spice Spice Baby La Crème Color Drenched Lip Creams. Indulge your pout with the luscious, moisturizing formula and pigment-rich, one-swipe color of these exclusive shades. The three sparkling La Cremes come in a pretty to-go glitter bag, just-the-right-size to slip in your Christmas clutch.

Sugar & Spice ($39.00) (Limited Edition) (ULTA Exclusive)

We’ve combined everything nice into a festive and exclusive set just for ULTA. This Christmas collection features an assortment of 12 eye shadows that allow limitless day-to-night looks to get you ready for any holiday event. Take it everywhere in our exclusive gold glitter bag that can be used as a festive clutch. Includes:

  • 12 pigment-rich eye shadows with day-to-night range of wear and built in palette mirror
  • Limited edition gold zip bag
  • Step-by-step how-to Glamour Guide with three beauty looks to get your started
  • Our deluxe award-winning Better Than Sex Mascara

Melted Kisses ($25.00) (Limited Edition)

Too Faced Co-Founder and Creative Director Jerrod Blandino had never seen lipstick more beautiful, intense, rich and glossy than when it’s in its melted form in the cosmetic labs. With this inspiration, we created a lipstick liquified so it doesn’t lose its pigment or shine while keeping a comfortable, flexible and cushiony wear. This holiday season, indulge your lips with four clutch-sized tubes of Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick, our stunning new innovation in lip color. Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick gives the high shine of a gloss, the lasting power of a stain and the intense color of a liquid lipstick in one longwear formula. It’s the perfect party companion for mistletoe action. Includes:

  • Melted Nude
  • Melted Peony
  • Melted Berry
  • Melted Fuchsia

Availability: Early access at Too Faced; October 2014 at Sephora and ULTA

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Sunday, September 14th, 2014

Is brown lipstick making a comeback for fall? Perhaps… here are five more modern takes on brown (at least, to me) that switch it up by adding brown tones or changing the finishes. What are your favorite shades of brown from the past and present?

  1. Maybelline Touchable Taupe — a soft, muted rosy brown
  2. OCC Marion — a medium, rosy brown
  3. Too Faced Sweet Maple — a warm, plummy brown
  4. NARS Cythere — a metallic beige-brown
  5. NARS Deborah — a lightly glossy, reddish-brown

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Monday, July 21st, 2014

Too Faced Melted Candy Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick
Too Faced Melted Candy Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick

Too Faced Melted Candy Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright fuchsia pink.” It’s a brightened, medium fuchsia pink with very subtle blue undertones. On me, this type of color almost looks warm-toned. MAC Red Balloon (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Guerlain Rose Grenat (864) (LE, $51.00) is darker, redder. Estee Lauder Tumultuous Pink (P, $30.00) is less glossy. Bite Beauty Crianza (P, $28.00) is a touch darker. Too Faced Jelly Bean (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler-toned. Revlon Vivacious (120) (P, $8.99) is a touch sheerer. Guerlain Provocative (863) (LE, $51.00) is darker, redder. Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible (205) (P, $36.00) is less glossy. MAC Moxie (LE, $16.00) is more matte. MAC Impassioned (P, $16.00) is more matte, warmer. Guerlain Gigi (P, $51.00) is slightly redder. See comparison swatches / view dupes. For the record, this is completely different from Melted Fuchsia in the same range, as Melted Fuchsia is much more magenta, cooler-toned, and lighter.

It performs much like the other shades in the range: it’s intensely pigmented, long-wearing, and is comfortable to wear. It has a lightly glossy/shiny finish–less glossiness than a true lipgloss but noticeable shine. The texture is thin, lightweight, and neither drying nor hydrating over the eight and a half hours this color lasts. Even beyond that, there is a significant stain left behind. I didn’t have any issues with the color feathering or bleeding when I wore it. You can now see all shades in the Melted range, as they’ve all been reviewed!

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