Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Toki Doki for Sephora
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tokidoki for Sephora: Royal Pride Inferno Bronzer

tokidoki Royal Pride Inferno Bronzer ($22.00 for 0.37 oz.) is a warmed, golden-tan with champagne-gold shimmer bronzing powder. The powder itself has a heart and crossbones raised design in the middle, and there’s no overspray on it, it’s just the same as the rest of the product–which is nice, just because I hate being duped by those oversprays!

Though I was disappointed with the color pay off of Adios Star, I had no such pigmentation issues with Royal Pride. This swatched beautifully–pigmented, smooth, and gorgeous to look at. As far as bronzing goes, I think this will work nicely on lighter medium skin tones to deeper medium skin tones, but it may turn orange on some of the paler beauties. I’d recommend paler and very cool skin tones to swatch in-store if they’re able to.

tokidoki also has Diavolina, which is described as a “medium/tan with gold shimmer.” I felt like Royal Pride was a pretty deep bronzer, but it’s described as a “light/medium with gold shimmer.” I think Diavolina may be best for medium deep to deep complexions, but I haven’t seen it to be sure.

The packaging is made out of plastic, but it feels heavy and thick enough that I don’t feel like I’m using dollar-store makeup (which is always my fear whenever I see a non-beauty brand enter the beauty biz!). It’s solid, semi-clear, and should be sturdy enough to tote around.

You also get a whopping 0.37 oz. of product, which is rather hefty for a bronzing product. MAC Bronzing Powders are also $22, but you get 0.30 oz. I think tokidoki did a good job pricing themselves above mass, but they didn’t price themselves out of range, either. I wouldn’t go crazy buying hundreds of dollars over this without testing it first, but I can see myself picking a few items just to try and see (and if all else fails, take advantage of Sephora’s excellent return policy).

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  • Product: 26/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 5/5

Recommendation:  If you’re looking for a golden-toned bronzer, I think you may like Royal Pride.  It’s quite pigmented, so use a light hand or a fluffier brush when you go to use it to keep from overdoing it!

Availability: Sephora

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22 thoughts on “tokidoki for Sephora Royal Pride Inferno Bronzer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Jami

    I love Tokidoki. I’m sure you know smashbox had a limited edition line in ’07. Is this limited edition as well?? I went to sephoria website and some of the stuff looks intriguing.

    • A reader said that it was, but Sephora doesn’t indicate it is Limited Edition online, so no clue…

      • The sales lady at sephora said that they’re going to get something with Hello Kitty over there! o_O I wonder what it is and if it’ll be limited edition… I love HK! :D

  2. Casey

    I’m in love with this packaging! I LOVE Tokidoki….I gotta pick this up.

  3. Ugly stuff. I dont want to use cosmetic that reminds about death

    • Jessie

      Tatiana, not all of the products are like this. The heart with the crossed bones is tokidoki’s kinda logo. They do have some super cute characters like two pinks birds holding a envelope with a heart on it.

      Simone just wants to appeal to a varity of consumers and has many different themes. For example with his bag prints he has one called “Amore” that promotes Love.

  4. Tabi

    *LOVE* tokidoki! I don’t live in the bay area, so it took me a while to find it, but all I use now are tokidoki purses because they’re so adorable! I’m so glad to see you’re reviewing these products!

    I can’t wait to swatch the glitter pencils, the liquid eyeliner pens, the lip stain markers, and the lip glosses! I think some of the brighter eye shadows may be interesting, too, but I’m more looking forward to some of the other items in the collection simply because I think they’re more unique. The MAC pearlglides look amazing (I’m buying all 6), but I love that tokidoki has lots of super bright colors available, where MAC has a smaller product offering.

    I’m already planning on going to Sephora tomorrow to spend a couple hours swatching and playing! =) Yay!

  5. JoElla

    That looks like a really hard bronzer to pull off. Maybe more for a blush or eye shadow color??
    And like Jami, I remember the Smashbox LE too.

  6. Karyn

    Thanks for the review Christine! I’ve not really heard any reviews about the tokidoki stuff so before I plunk out the cash I wanted to see what others thought (and swatches!) Oddly enough I haven’t seen it in any of the NYC Sephoras.

    Do you think an NC42 would be better off with Divolina then this one? I’m gonna buy my first bronzer this summer :D

    • I don’t know, to be honest. Royal Pride seems pretty bronzy/dark to me, so the idea that Divolina is darker is harder for me to fathom – because this seems pretty universal!

  7. I think you put the tokidoki eye shadow review in the “Recommendation” section, instead of your round-up thoughts of the bronzer.
    Thanks for the review as always, though!

  8. The eyeshadow is so cute!

  9. So happy you reviewed the Tokidoki stuff. Thanks!! I think I’m going to stay away from the eyeshadows (they look too similar to ones I already own) but I’m really interested in the liquid liner and glitter pencils (they come in so many colors.) I do like the packaging -really playful and I can easily spot it when I do my makeup half asleep in the morning!

    • AnGeLwInGz

      The liquid liners are really easy to apply. They are very matte however. The glitter liners are average IMO. There is a lot of glitter fallout, same with the glitter shadows. I bought all 3 quads in the collection and I don’t use any of the glitter ones in the palettes because I literally end up with glitter down to my chin. It was very embarrasing being at work all day with glitter on my face.

  10. AnGeLwInGz

    I returned this one to Sephora. You hit the nail on the head about it being darker than described. Maybe it’s because the powder is so soft that it’s difficult for the brush to pick up small amounts. My skin is medium w/gold undertones and Royal Pride looked just plain obnoxious on me. I can’t imagine Diavolina looking good on anyone with lighter than an olive complexion. I am in love with the Luminosa powder though!

    • Diavolina is actually just a tad lighter and much less red/brown than NARS Laguna. I’m NC30 and I’m loving it. Royal Pride is lighter than Diavolina and way more yellow/gold in comparison. Between the two I think Diavolina will work for a wider variety of skintones because it’s much more neutral and honestly not that dark!

  11. I think I’m picking up this and the kabuki brush. =)

  12. Ani_BEE

    I have the Smashbox eyeshadow palettes so I went gaga for when I say these. I’m not sure what if anything from this collection I’ll be getting but i want to check it out.

  13. Missy

    i have this in the lighter of the 2 shades and really like it! its my 1st bronzer and im pretty pale (nc15) and dont think its too dark or ott at all, i use it more as a blush than an all over my face thing tho