Introduction to Too Faced

Introduction to Too Faced

I’m new to this brand. Where should I start?





A Few Notes | Their blushes have a great texture and appearance on the skin, and they wear at least as long as the average blush, but they don’t wear as long as they’re marketed as (so if you aren’t a stickler for claims and/or that’s not a hard requirement, I would still recommend them!).

Their eyeshadows require primer or a base underneath. They are blendable and fairly easy to use as long as there is a primer in place, but the consistency is a little thinner and dusty (but soft). This type of texture tends to be harder to use on bare skin (prone to applying unevenly or turning patchy). They have a lot of eyeshadow palettes (not so much singles), and they also have various limited edition palettes throughout the year. In my experience, the 9-pan eyeshadow palettes and their permanent palettes are almost always better than their limited edition palettes. That being said, there are some limited edition palettes that have been good over the years but looking for swatches and reviews prior to purchasing would be ideal.

There is a lot of love for their Better Than Sex Mascara, which I like but is not a personal love (it seems too wet initially and then gets to dry too readily). Their more recently reviewed Born This Way foundation is often mentioned, and they have since expanded the range (when it initially came out, it was a very yellow-toned range). Their Shadow Insurance and Glitter Insurance are both excellent primers/adhesives for your favorite eyeshadows, including the brand’s own.

What would you recommend to someone just trying Too Faced for the first time?

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Too Faced Rosy Glow Candlelight Glow

Too Faced Rosy Glow Candlelight Glow ($30.00 for 0.35 oz.) features a light, white gold paired with a gold-shimmered pink. The warmer shimmer dominates against my skin tone, but I think it’ll pull a little cooler (the base color will be stronger) on fairer and cooler complexions. The texture of both powders was nice, though the right side was shimmery enough to emphasize pores.

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Too Faced Rosy Glow Candlelight Glow
Too Faced Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder Duo Rosy Glow
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
89%
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Too Faced 90210hhh, Berry Naughty, Double Bubble La Creme Lipsticks

Too Faced 90210hhh La Creme Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark red with warm undertones and a creamy, shiny finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied evenly and smoothly. It was a more emollient, slippery lipstick overall, but it didn’t feather on me over time. The formula is comfortable to wear, while the color wore well for five hours. Fyrinnae Winter Romance (P, $7.00) is more muted (95% similar). Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) (P, $36.00) is darker, cooler, better quality (95% similar). Urban Decay Zealot (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Brave Red (LE, $30.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Surrender Dorothy (124) (DC, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Shiseido Poppy (RD312) (P, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper (134) (DC, $30.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Audacious (P, $23.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Cockney (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Parisian Red (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Shiseido Toffee Apple (RD308) (P, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Rouge Fatal (LE, $50.00) is brighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Emotional (140) (P, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Red Bowtie (022) (P, $32.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Too Faced 90210hhh La Creme Lipstick
Too Faced La Crème 90210hhh
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
92%
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Too Faced Mean Girls, Sugar Daddy, Topless La Creme Lipsticks

Too Faced Mean Girls La Creme Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cooler undertones and lighter fuchsia micro-glitter. It seemed less glittery than some shades in the spring launch, but the particle size is larger, and therefore more noticeable, than regular shimmer. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a creamy, emollient consistency that glides on like butter. The texture is light-medium in thickness, which helps prevent the feel of grittiness that you might expect from a more glittery finish. The color seemed to emphasize lip lines, which was a surprise as I don’t usually find that to be true with medium-to-dark shades. This shade lasted for three and a half hours on me. Urban Decay Big Bang (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Extatique (P, $36.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Yaoi (P, $18.00) is brighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Welt (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Pink Poodle (DC, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Fyrinnae Sexy Nerd (P, $7.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Sexer (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, less glossy (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Too Faced Mean Girls La Creme Lipstick
Too Faced La Crème Mean Girls
B-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
7
Application
5
Total
82%
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Too Faced Metallic Candy Bar, Metallic Chocolate Diamonds, Metallic Frozen Hot Chocolate, Melted Metal Lipsticks

Too Faced Metallic Chocolate Diamonds Melted Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a light-medium taupe brown with silver glitter. It is chunkier glitter compared to the other two shades, as well as when compared against the Metals in general. I was surprised that the texture wasn’t grittier, but it was fairly smooth until the gloss wore away. It applied fairly evenly, lasted for two and a half hour (though glitter stuck around for longer), and was lightly hydrating. It’s nowhere near as pigmented as described or as most of the previously released Metals have been. Too Faced Metallic Frozen Hot Chocolate (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Satin Slip (LE, $20.00) is less pigmented (90% similar). MAC By Design (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Beach (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, glossier (90% similar). MAC Shitake (DC, $17.00) is less shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Pale Moon (LE, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Cythere (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Too Faced Chocolate Cherries Melted Lipstick
Too Faced Melted Metal Liquified Lipstick Metallic Chocolate Diamonds
C-
Product
7
Pigmentation
5.5
Texture
8
Longevity
6.5
Application
4.5
Total
70%
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Too Faced Chocolate Cherries, Chocolate Honey, Chocolate Milkshake Melted Lipsticks

Too Faced Chocolate Cherries Melted Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a deepened, dark burgundy with warm, red undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. The texture was slightly more emollient than most of the Melted range, but it applied quite evenly, which was a real surprise (a happy one, at that!). It slides around some, and I did experience feathering after four hours, so it may be a shade you’d want to pair with a lip liner. The color was still going strong after six and a half hours. It was neither drying nor hydrating. Make Up For Ever C407 (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Editrix (250) (P, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Anita (P, $18.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Colour Pop Paramour (LE, $5.00) is cooler, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Living Legend (LE, $17.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Mosh (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Frenemy (P, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Deep Love (LE, $17.00) is warmer, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Lingering Kiss (LE, $17.00)(90% similar). Colour Pop Lax (P, $6.00) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Antique Velvet (P, $17.00) is warmer, less glossy (95% similar). Tarte Manbun (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty #011 (LE, $36.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Whiskey (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Kat Von D Vampira (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Estee Lauder Desirous (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Too Faced Chocolate Cherries Melted Lipstick
Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick Chocolate Cherries
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
92%
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