Too Faced Spring 2010 Collection
Fun in the Dark Light-up Mirror Makeup Palette ($32.50)
Fun in the Dark marks the limited-edition return of the Too Faced Quickie Chronicles, an all-essential novella that features a collection of Too Faced best-sellers and two exclusive eye shadow shades. This luxury pro-palette contains a makeup mirror that
lights up for additional glam, on the go
- Eyeshadows: Pin Up, Peep Show, Full Frontal, Lucky Charms
- Lip Shades: Girls Dig Pearls in Tropical Pink; Lip of Luxury in Free Love
- Papa Don’t Peach Brightening Blush
- Sun Bunny Bronzer
Eyeshadow Duos ($17.00)
Too Faced introduces a set of natural-hued, highly wearable SHADOW DUOS inspired by the best-selling Natural Eye Kit. These sexy shades offer endless possibilities and harmonizing, beautiful hues for a foolproof professional application. High-quality pigments deliver intense, vibrant color and long lasting wear. Made to easily blend and glide on when applied, each shadow seamlessly melts together for a professional finish every time. The velvety matte formula is ideal for effortless base and highlight combinations.
- Heaven & Teddy Bear Matte taupe / matte ivory
- Honey Pot & Cocoa Puff Warm chocolate brown shimmer / warm gold shimmer
- Peach Fuzz & Sexpresso Matte deep brown / golden peach shimmer
- Teddy & Erotica Rich chocolate shimmer / peach champagne shimmer
Brightening Blush ($19.50)
- La Vie En Rose A vivid, glam and rosy pink hue that’s both naughty and nice!
Mood Swing ($18.50)
Too Faced expands its cult-hit MOOD SWING LIP GLOSS with the launch of three additional shades that work to achieve the absolute perfect, personalized pout! The newest additions of this shade-shifting lip gloss blossom into a variety of perfect pink hues using exclusive Heat Responsive Technology that reacts to the body’s temperature and adjust to reveal a range of lip tints within the color spectrum. Feeling happy, elated or just plain sassy? No matter what mood you’re emoting, Mood Swing Lip Gloss will reveal lush, juicy color that perfectly complements you in every way. Mood Swing Lip Gloss is formulated with a healing cocktail of hydrating and soothing ingredients including Shea Butter, Jojoba Seed Oil and Vitamin E.
- Berry Pink Grape sweet berries flavor
- Petal Pink Strawberry flavor
- Pink Shimmer Blueberry flavor
Availability: Now available at Sephora.com!
Holiday Palettes Revealed: Too Faced Glamour Revolution Palette
Too Faced Glamour Revolution Palette ($39.50) is a new, limited edition holiday palette available exclusively at Sephora. Too Faced calls it a “makeup book,” actually. It contains nine eyeshadows, three lipglosses, a bronzer, blush, and Shadow Insurance (eyeshadow base).
- La Vie En Rose Brightening Blush is a bright pop of petal pink with gold flecks of shimmer. It’s not a neutral nor warm-toned pink, but it’s not too cool to make it difficult to wear for warmer skin tones. It’s actually a very pretty shade. It has a soft texture and is quite pigmented. The shimmer could be more subtle/integrated, but it works well.
- Chocolate Soleil Bronzer is a surprisingly cool-toned chocolate brown. It’s not too pigmented, and I don’t think it’d be my favorite bronzer on my skin tone (which is warmer). It is shimmer-less, but it does have a soft sheen.
There are three nameless lip glosses in this palette, and I can see why they didn’t bother to name them — they’re unremarkable. They are all incredibly sheer, with the first one looking like a nude-pink in the pot and coming out slightly pink-tinged gloss if I look hard enough. The second is a deeper-nude in the pan, but the actual color in a swatch is just sheer glossiness. The most pigmented is the third, which looks like a medium deep pink in the pan, but it’s just a soft pink gloss. I think Too Faced could have omitted these lip glosses (even if I liked lip glosses in pan-form, these are pretty poor performing) and gone with maybe a highlighter to round out the blush and bronzer.
Naturally, the eyeshadow portion of the palette is the highlight of the product, and the eyeshadows are smooth, pigmented, and the texture, overall, is good. The shade range is interesting – a few neutrals, but there are also some pops of color. The palette of eyeshadows does seem to run more cool-toned, though.
- Milk Chocolate is a tauped-up chocolate brown with a matte finish. It feels pretty smooth and doesn’t look chalky.
- George & Weezie is a green-tinged gold with a frosty finish. It has almost a green-gray cast.
- Boy Toy is a frosty cool-toned blue-based pink with silverish sheen.
- Label Whore is a reddish brown with a green-teal shimmer/sheen. I thought this shade was really fun and different — it reminded me of a tealer, more pigmented version of MAC’s Club eyeshadow. This shade is also available as a single.
- London Calling is a soft white-gold with a slightly frosty finish.
- Glamazon is a soft taupe with a pink undertone. It has almost a metallic finish. This shade is also available as a single.
- Dirt Bag is a brown with a touch of burgundy. It has more of a satiny finish than frost, too. This shade is also available as a single.
- Party Girl is a medium purple with a sheen and deeper purple shimmer.
- Neptune is a bright green-based teal with a soft sheen (less frost, more sheen!). This shade is also available as a single.
Bottom Line: It’s a fun, cute palette. It’s not my favorite holiday palette, but it’s a solid one. Everything in the palette seems to run on the cooler side, so it may be a better palette for cooler skin tones. Even though there’s a good assortment of eyeshadows, I felt like they had a few too many frosts and no standout highlighter shade–if this is a palette to get me ready from face to lips to eyes, that’s something I’d look for. Some might find the packaging cute, others may find it cumbersome, because it is a bigger palette and could have easily been made smaller (and thus more portable).
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- Product: 25/30
- Value: 8/10
- Ease of Use: 4/5
- Packaging: 3/5
Recommendation: If you’re a fan of Too Faced eyeshadows, this is a great way to get several for less!
Too Faced for Holiday 2009
Queen For a Day Makeup Collection ($40.00)
Too Faced treats you with royal admiration this Holiday season by offering a mix of everything her majesty might desire to create a luxe look for any opulent occasion. Filled with Too Faced’s most celebrated products, the Queen For A Day Makeup Collection also offers an exclusive shadow quad to create a variety of shimmery, rich combinations. This limited-edition Collection comes in a custom-designed makeup clutch perfectly crafted to hold a Queen’s ransom of beauty items and includes:
- Eyeshadow Quad (Set Exclusive!)
- Snow Bunny Bronzer (winter bronze)
- Lip of Luxury Lipstick in Free Love (pale pink)
- Shadow Insurance (translucent beige)
- Mini Lash Injection Pinpoint (black)
- Flatbuki Brush
French & fabulous beauty collection ($28.50)
Transform into beauty royalty complete with a legion of followers that cater to your every whim and fancy! Of course you’ll mesmerize the masses with the new French & Fabulous Beauty Collection from Too Faced. This Parisian-inspired set includes six silky eye shadows that are rich, crease-resistant and long-wearing, plus the complexion-correcting Pink Leopard Highlighting Bronzer, and Sun Bunny, one of Too Faced’s most-coveted bronzers. A queen’s treasure of Too Faced’s most legendary shades, this chic, wearable collection will be ranked amongst your favorite French confections, transporting easily from an intimate French bistro to the hottest night club in the City of Lights! French & Fabulous includes:
- Pink Leopard Highlighting Bronzer
- Sun Bunny Bronzer
- Totally Toasted Brown
- Totally Toasted Beige
- Poodle Puff Raisin
- Poodle Puff Pink
- Ooh & Aah
- Mess In A Dress
Glamour To Go III ($19.50)
Designed to offer anything you need to get your glam on while on-the-go, Too Faced introduces Glamour to Go III, the third installment of the sought-after Glamour To Go series. Get your glam-on-the-go anytime with this pocket-sized beauty arsenal packed with everything a girl needs to get out the door in minutes! Eight silky shadows, four juicy lip shades, and one beautiful blush are all packed up and perfectly coordinated for a complete look or easy touch-ups anytime and anywhere! Slip this sleek and petite slice of pretty into the palm of your hand and dip into an oasis of color options for eyes, cheeks and lips.
Glamour Revolution Beauty Collection
Unite in Too Faced’s quest to overthrow the confining rules of conservative beauty and revel in the illustrious light and soul-enhancing effects of pure glamour! This holiday, start a mutiny against ordinary makeup kits and march straight to Too Faced’s new Glamour Revolution Beauty Collection. Pledge your allegiance to the glossiest of lips, flushed cheek perfection and bronzed, beautiful skin with this all-inclusive, show-stopping kit that offers it all. The Glamour Revolution Beauty Collection houses an assortment of everything needed to overthrow an old beauty routine. This limited-edition makeup book includes 9 of Too Faced’s best-selling eye shadow shades, 3 lip glosses, the delectably indulgent Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, a gorgeous new shade of Brightening Blush, plus 3 Get-the-Look Cards to inspire a variety of glamorous looks.
- Milk Chocolate
- George & Weezie
- Boy Toy
- Label Whore
- London Calling
- Dirt Bag
- Party Girl
- Bronzer – Chocolate Soleil
- Brightening Blush – La Vie En Rose
- Shadow Insurance
Availability: Now available at Sephora and TooFaced.com.
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Everyday Makeup: Neutral, Natural Eyes with Too Faced
Too Faced Natural Eye Neutral Eye Shadow Collection ($34.00) is a new eyeshadow palette from Too Faced’s Naturally Naughty Collection for the fall season.
The palette contains nine different shades of eyeshadow crafted by Too Faced’s Creative Director, Jerrod Blandino, for easy, effortless looks that work for everyone. It contains: Heaven, a matte cream; Velvet Revolver, a matte, cool-toned taupe; Sexspresso, a matte dark brown; Silk Teddy, a shimmery pink-beige; Push-Up, a shimmery neutral medium brown; Erotica, a lightly shimmered dark charcoal taupe; Nude Beach, a glittery pink champagne; Honey Pot, a shimmery softly muted gold; and Cocoa Puff, a warm-toned chocolate brown with gold shimmer. Each of the three larger eyeshadows are 0.07 oz., while the six smaller shadows are 0.03 oz.
Included with the palette are three how-to cards, detailing the three looks — Day, Classic, and Fashion. For those more eyeshadow savvy, there are definitely many more than three possible looks to create from this palette of nine. I like that the palette contains a mix of mattes, shimmers, and high shimmer/glitters, because it allows you to maximize your looks by adding different dimensions and layers of textures. Also included is a small, pull-out drawer with a double-sided brush (sponge-tip applicator on one side, angled brush on the other side)–not a highlight or a brush I’d personally use unless it was an emergency.
All of the eyeshadows swatched smoothly and went on with a good amount of pigmentation, including the matte shades, which were also smooth and buttery–not chalky at all. I didn’t see any of these colors “drag.” My favorite shades were Honey Pot and Cocoa Puff. Cocoa Puff is especially stunning with the mix of gold shimmer layered into the chocolate brown. While Nude Beach is pretty, it is extremely frosty/glittery, so it has to be worn with a bit more care, particularly for those with deeper skin tones.
The packaging was cute, but I could have done without the pull-out drawer that only contained the brush (which I didn’t like or find particularly useful). By omitting the drawer, the palette would be slimmer and more streamlined. If you’re bothered by cardboard/paper packaging, this palette might not be for you, as well. I like the earth-friendly-ness of paper packaging (at least, compared to plastic), so it wasn’t an issue for me. I thought the packaging was cute, functional, and worked well overall.
- Product: 8/10
- Value: 9/10
- Ease of Use: 8/10
- Packaging: 7/10
Recommendation: If you’re looking for a go-to neutral eye palette, consider Too Faced’s Natural Eye. Nine great shades of neutral tone eyeshadows that all work well and go on smoothly (hey, it’s hard to find a palette with *all* winning shades!). If you prefer even softer neutrals or only like matte or semi-matte shades, this isn’t a good match for you. For $34, this product is well-worth a peek.
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Too Faced Naturally Naughty Collection for Fall 2009
Natural Eye Neutral Eye Shadow Collection ($34.00)
- Heaven (matte ivory), Velvet Revolver (matte taupe), Sexspresso (matte deep brown), Silk Teddy (peach champagne shimmer), Push-Up (light bronze shimmer), Erotica (soft charcoal shimmer), Nude Beach (champagne shimmer with gold glitter), Honey Pot (gold shimmer), Cocoa Puff (warm chocolate brown shimmer)
Lip of Luxury ($18.00)
- Pink Velvet
- Shimmering Bordeaux
Metal Eyed Liquid Shimmer Eyeliner ($17.50)
Metal Eyed Liquid Shimmer Eyeliner is formulated to deliver the dramatic definition of liquid metal with one easy swipe. This unique water-based formula has intense color payoff and light-reflective properties that create a maximum shimmer and make eyes pop. The precise micro-brush ensures the perfect amount of product is dispersed for a clean, professional-looking application.
- Blackout Glimmering black
- Brown Sugar Glimmering bronze
- Dirt Bag Glimmering deep brown
- Hand Cuffs Glimmering silver
- Get Lucky Glimmering forest green
- Plum Crazy Glimmering vibrant purple
- Shotgun Glimmering gunmetal
- Twilight Glimmering navy blue
Absolutely Invisible Candlelight Powder ($25.00)
Inspired by actual candlelight, this product is formulated to set makeup while imparting a soft-focused glow. For all its immediate, “glowing” results, it’s also packed with a powerful dose of skin-saving antioxidants that protect and soothe tired skin as the golden-peachy tone warms and illuminates any complexion—reducing the appearance of fine lines and imperfections.
Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer ($30.00)
This one-of a-kind makeup primer was scientifically formulated to wear alone or under bronzers and foundation powders for a look of flawless skin without makeup. Vitamins A & C, Mulberry extract, and a powerful dose of Retinol virtually banish pores while tired skin is left hydrated, firmer, and detoxified. Primed & Poreless creates the perfect canvas to allow powders, bronzers, and foundations to slide seamlessly on the skin—delivering a flawless and perfectly blended look that stay in place all day. Skin appears brighter, fresher, and younger.
Availability: Now available at Sephora.com.
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Too Faced Shadow Insurance ($17.00) is the latest in eyeshadow bases. The often coveted Urban Decay Primer Potion may find itself displaced by Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance. Both products are very similar, but the most drastic difference is in the packaging. UDPP is notoriously famous for its wasteful genie bottle shaped packaging, which leaves a ton of unused product behind it (when you think it’s empty). So much in fact that people have sliced theirs open and discovered months more of usage out of it!
Enter Shadow Insurance: slim, tube packaging. It allows you to squeeze out the amount you need, and you’ll know when the tube gets empty. Of course, there may be some remnants left, so you can cut this baby open, too–but nowhere near the amount that gets suck in the curvature of the UDPP bottle. At $17, I do feel this is a little pricier than I’d like, because the amount you get is so, so small. The tube itself feels like you’d use it up in a week (you won’t), but the size is 0.35 oz. So here’s a lesson to learn: it’s not all about size. UDPP is 0.34oz and costs $16, so the two products are similar in size and cost, and I’m more familiar with how long UDPP lasts for people (months!). This helped put me at ease as I stared at the pint-sized tube of Shadow Insurance. I could rest easy, I could use it without fear of using it up.