Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Too Faced Joy to the Girls Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Joy to the Girls Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Joy to the Girls Eyeshadow Palette ($46.00 for 1.30 oz.) contains fifteen eyeshadows (0.06 oz. each, which is larger than the average full sized eyeshadow at 0.05 oz.) and a full-sized LashGASM Mascara (which is available separately for $21). Too Faced is listing the value of the palette at $275, and Too Faced has discontinued the majority of their eyeshadow singles, so it’s hard to say. Based on the pricing of their original eyeshadow singles, the eyeshadows have a total value of $180; going by the price per ounce of Exotic Color Eyeshadows, the eyeshadows have a total value of $270. To be fair, though, the majority of Too Faced eyeshadows are sold in palette form, so few people are actually purchasing singles extensively. I’m reviewing the eyeshadows (not the mascara), so it is intentionally absent from this post.

The big takeaway from this palette is that a lot of the shades are on the powdery side. They’re very soft, and as a result, they can be powdery, which means they are more prone to sheering out, fading while worn (I highly recommend layering a primer underneath with these), and if you have drier eye lids, the powderiness might emphasize flakiness around the eyes. If you like soft mattes and less intense colors overall, you may find this palette suits your needs. If you want really bang-on color and loathe powdery finishes, you’ll want to look elsewhere (I recommend Too Faced’s Pretty Rebel Palette in that case).

Cookie Dough is a light-medium, subtly warm-toned beige-brown with a satin finish. It had good color payoff, but it very much blends in with my skin tone so it may be hard to tell–I just assure you that it is. The texture is soft, smooth, and finely-milled. Inglot #337 (P, $6.00) is darker. Kat Von D Unrequited (P) is warmer, darker. Burberry Pale Nude #2 (P) is darker. See comparison swatches.

Cheers! is a warm, light-medium beige with a frosted finish. It had good color payoff, and it had a very soft texture–a smidgen powdery. MAC Jest (P, $15.00) is similar. Urban Decay Sin (P, $20.00) is a cream product. Make Up For Ever #30E (P, $20.00) is a cream product. Disney by Sephora Splendid (LE) is similar. MAC Summer Haze (LE, $21.00) is darker. MAC Sweet Heat (LE, $21.00) is darker. bareMinerals Custom Made (LE) is a touch pinker. Inglot #397 (P, $6.00) is more metallic.See comparison swatches.

Prancer is a coppery brown with gold and copper shimmer/sparkle. This shade had an oddly dry but powdery texture that didn’t bind together at all, so it was sheer and loose. I would only recommend using this over a tacky base or trying it with a damp brush. Sleek MakeUP Sunset #10 (P, $9.99) is similar. theBalm Manic Maribel (LE, $16.00) is less sparkly. Bobbi Brown Tiger’s Eye (LE, $21.00) is darker. Urban Decay Chopper (P, $18.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Penny Lane (LE, $18.00) is less sparkly. MAC Retrospeck #2 (LE, $15.00) is similar. bareMinerals Hoopla (LE) is less sparkly. See comparison swatches.

Sugar Plum is a neutral-warm purpled burgundy with a pearly finish. It had a very powdery, almost loose, consistency so it was semi-opaque applied and tended to flake away a bit. If I used this shade again, I’d try applying with a damp brush. Kat Von D Wonderland (LE) is darker. LORAC Deep Purple (P) is similar. Disney by Sephora Wonder by Wonder (LE) is darker. Tom Ford Beauty Enchanted #4 (LE) is warmer. Illamasqua Queen of the Night (LE) is similar. MAC Sketch (P, $15.00) is warmer. Make Up For Ever #79 (P, $20.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches.

Mulberry is a muted, neutral-cool purple with a matte finish. The texture was soft and finely-milled, though slightly powdery so use a gentle touch when using your brushes with it. The color payoff was fairly good but can be prone to fading and sheering out. MAC Stormy Pink (P, $18.50) NARS Charade #2 (P, $24.00) Benefit Rain Check (P, $20.00) See comparison swatches.

Snow Angel is a pale, light beige with neutral to cool undertones and a matte finish. It doesn’t turn chalky against my medium skin tone, but it might not work as well for deeper complexions since it seems to have a white base. It was soft but not powdery and had nice pigmentation. Urban Decay Bleach (LE, $18.00) is warmer. Wet ‘n’ Wild Newport Nights #1 (LE) is similar. Disney by Sephora A Wish (LE) is similar. theBalm Adagio (P, $16.00) is also similar. Urban Decay Kinky (LE, $18.00) is cooler-toned. Urban Decay Anonymous (LE, $18.00) is warmer. Urban Decay Walk of Shame (P, $18.00) is a touch darker. MAC Lithe Spirit (LE, $15.00) is whiter. MAC Vanilla (P, $15.00) is darker. MAC Blanc Type (P, $15.00) is warmer. L’Oreal Endless Pearl (P, $7.99) is slightly warmer. Bobbi Brown Ivory (LE, $29.00) is similar. See comparison swatches.

Powdered Sugar is a pale, light pink with a matte finish. It had good color payoff and a soft, velvety texture that was just a smidgen powdery. LORAC Light Pink (P) is darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #3 (P) is more shimmery. theBalm Matt Chung (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned. Chanel Variation #1 (P) is slightly shimmery. Chanel Premier Regard #2 (P) is darker. Benefit Pinky Swear (P, $20.00) is pinker/darker. See comparison swatches.

Too-Too is a light-medium, warm-toned pink with subtle peach sparkle. The sparkle isn’t very present, but the underlying base color had good color payoff while the texture was soft and finely-milled. MAC Sugar Snack (LE, $15.00) is less warm-toned. Inglot #359 (P, $6.00) is darker. See comparison swatches.

Yule Log is a dark, warm-toned brown with bronze, brown, and burgundy shimmer and sparkle. It had fairly good color payoff and applied evenly. MAC Constructivist (P, $18.50) is a cream product, less sparkly. Urban Decay West (LE, $18.00) is less sparkly. Bobbi Brown Chocolate (LE) is similar. MAC Friendly (LE, $15.00) is warmer. Bobbi Brown Cocoa Berry (LE, $21.00) is darker. See comparison swatches.

Chestnut is a medium-dark, warm-toned brown with a satiny finish. It had good color payoff, and while the texture was finely-milled and soft, it was a little powdery. MAC Her Cocoa #4 (LE, $15.00) is more frosted. MAC Divine Decadence (LE, $15.00) is similar. MAC Copper Strip (LE, $21.00) is a cream product. NARS Galapagos (P, $24.00) is darker, redder toned. MAC Eclair (LE, $18.50) is a cream product. MAC Lie Low (P, $21.00) is lighter. MAC Twinks (P, $15.00) is similar. MAC Mulch (P, $15.00) is warmer. Benefit Dandy Brandy (P, $18.00) is similar. Inglot #421 (P, $6.00) is more frosted. See comparison swatches.

Twinkle is a medium-dark gold with warm, yellow undertones and a brownish base. It had a frosted finish and a slightly metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation and wasn’t powdery. Fyrinnae Lucky Charmed (P, $6.80) is greener. MAC Gaelic Gold (LE, $15.00) is warmer. MAC Old Gold (P, $21.00) is greener. Inglot #430 (P, $6.00) is yellower. See comparison swatches.

Joy is a light-medium blue with a frosted, metallic sheen. It had fairly good color payoff, but it was a little uneven when applied. It’s a shade best applied in two layers by patting on the color and then lightly blending. Maybelline Icy Mint (LE, $6.99) is a cream product. MAC Lucky in Love (LE, $21.00) is greener. Giorgio Armani #10 (P, $33.00) is more metallic. See comparison swatches.

Spike the Punch is a warm-toned peach with soft pink tones and a white sparkle. It had good color payoff, and the texture wasn’t powdery–soft and smooth. MAC Perky (P, $18.50) is a cream product, darker. Too Faced Ringleader (LE) is more metallic. Wet ‘n’ Wild Newport Nights #2 (LE) is similar. theBalm Stubborn (P, $16.00) is more frosted. See comparison swatches.

Chimney is a medium-dark gray with a satin sheen. It had fairly good pigmentation but was a little dry, so it wasn’t fully opaque or even. Illamasqua Graphica (P) is a cream product. Urban Decay Poison (LE, $18.00) is darker. MAC Diesel (LE, $15.00) is similar. MAC Moody (LE, $15.00) is darker. MAC Nighttrain (LE, $15.00) is also darker. See comparison swatches.

Coal is a medium-dark black with subtle warm brown undertones and a matte finish. It’s highly likely you have something in your stash like this–most matte blacks, unless they’re super dark, will be similar. This one had good color payoff when I applied with a brush, but it is prone to sheering out so it doesn’t look too intense applied unless you layer it. With a black, sometimes blendability is more important, and that’s one area this one is good in. See comparison swatches.

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The big takeaway from this palette is that a lot of the shades are on the powdery side. They're very soft, and as a result, they can be powdery, which means they are more prone to sheering out, fading while worn (I highly recommend layering a primer underneath with these), and if you have drier eye lids, the powderiness might emphasize flakiness around the eyes.

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Too Faced Joy to the Girls Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Joy to the Girls Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Joy to the Girls Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Joy to the Girls Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Joy to the Girls Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Joy to the Girls Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Joy to the Girls Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Joy to the Girls Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Joy to the Girls Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Joy to the Girls Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Joy to the Girls Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Joy to the Girls Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Joy to the Girls Eyeshadow Palette
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Too Faced Joy to the Girls Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Joy to the Girls Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Joy to the Girls Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Cookie Dough Eyeshadow

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Too Faced Cookie Dough Eyeshadow

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Too Faced Cheers! Eyeshadow

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Too Faced Cheers! Eyeshadow

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Too Faced Prancer Eyeshadow

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Too Faced Prancer Eyeshadow

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Too Faced Sugar Plum Eyeshadow

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Too Faced Mulberry Eyeshadow

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Too Faced Mulberry Eyeshadow

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Too Faced Snow Angel Eyeshadow

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Too Faced Snow Angel Eyeshadow

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Too Faced Powdered Sugar Eyeshadow

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Too Faced Too-Too Eyeshadow

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Too Faced Too-Too Eyeshadow

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Too Faced Yule Log Eyeshadow

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Too Faced Yule Log Eyeshadow

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Too Faced Chestnut Eyeshadow

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Too Faced Chestnut Eyeshadow

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Too Faced Twinkle Eyeshadow

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Too Faced Joy Eyeshadow

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Too Faced Spike the Punch Eyeshadow

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Too Faced Spike the Punch Eyeshadow

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Too Faced Chimney Eyeshadow

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Too Faced Chimney Eyeshadow

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Too Faced Coal Eyeshadow

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Too Faced Coal Eyeshadow

Too Faced Joy to the Girls Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Eyeshadows: Snow Angel (inner lid), Cheers! (middle of lid), Cookie Dough (middle of lid), Coal (outer lid)

Too Faced Joy to the Girls Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Eyeshadows: Snow Angel (inner lid), Cheers! (middle of lid), Cookie Dough (middle of lid), Coal (outer lid)

Too Faced Joy to the Girls Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Eyeshadows: Sugar Plum (lower lid), Too-Too (middle of lid), Spike the Punch (crease), Snow Angel/Cheers (brow bone), Prancer (lower lash line)

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34 thoughts on “Too Faced Joy to the Girls Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of Christina Christina

    Interesting, I barely see the first look on your eyes!

  2. I have a couple of palettes from Too Faced & love their in general eyeshadow, but this looks super disappointing.

  3. Avatar of Debra Debra Logan

    With my strawberry/blonde natural hair. I love the prancer and esp. the twinkle colors.

  4. sudeki

    I only interested in shade joy and it came out so ordinary, I’ll pass

  5. jessica

    Glad you posted this. I won’t be tempted to buy this anymore. They have many other great palettes to choose from. I dislike when brands seem to pop out less than stellar products to grab the holiday buys.

  6. Micheala Sears

    Did anyone else think that coal was a eyeliner?

  7. The shades are reallly sheer.. except a few.. loved the colors but quite disappointed with the formula..

  8. What a lovely palette – I quite liked most of the colors, but it’s crazy how lacking some of the shades are! I was hoping that Sugar Plum would look amazing swatched!

  9. The only shades that I’m interested in are Chimney and Yule Log. :(

  10. Avatar of Lauren Lauren

    I find Too Faced to be really hit or miss with their shadows. I have a few that I love in duos, but I have 2 palettes and both are big regrets for me – The Romantic Eye Palette and the Natural at Night palette. Both have a lot of fallout and the mattes are too powdery.

  11. The packaging looks too good!

  12. Olivia

    I hate how EVERY eyeshadow palette HAS to have a dark gray and black eyeshadow. Companies need to get creative with it! I like having lots of highlight shades (although the 3+ usually included in each palette is tiring) but I don’t need anymore black eyeshadows! Haha.

    • Yes, it does get repetitive! I can kind of see why, since palettes are often supposed to be more self-contained, I suppose, so the idea being you open it and you have everything you need.

      • Olivia

        That makes sense. I just feel like the people who know about new makeup releases and regularly buy from mid-range/high end cosmetic companies usually have at least a few other items that include black and gray. So it’s strange that so many brands do it again and again and again. I have 3 UD blackout eyeshadows. I will never be able to use them up in my lifetime haha. But maybe there are mythical hoards of women who buy one eyeshadow palette, use it completely up, and then move on to the next… seems like they aren’t the most profitable demographic to appeal to though!

  13. This seems very festive, but not all of the shades are ones I would use.

  14. Avatar of Elle Elle

    I bought this last night, and am not just seeing your review! Oh, no! It’s so gorgeous in person. But, I have so many palettes that I never even use. I don’t want this to be another one. It might have to go back. Have you reviewed the limited edition palette from Ulta yet? I saw the review of the Sephora one…

  15. Sara

    I was CRAZY to get my hands on this palette – gooorgeous packaging and beautiful colors, right up my alley. But i guess you’ve saved me some money!

  16. Cee

    Would you say that this is similar to the original Naked Palette? I plan to purchase this for someone who may have the naked palette already for christmas, I wouldn’t want to purchase a palette thats close to the a palette she already has.

    xx

    • Hey Cee,

      I don’t think it’s too similar to N1! There is some overlap–like Twinkle, Chimney–but Joy to the Girls has several mattes, plus a black eyeshadow, a lighter blue, pink, and purple :)