Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Too Faced Fun in the Dark Palette

Spring Makeup with Too Faced Fun in the Dark Palette

Too Faced Fun in the Dark Palette ($32.50) is a new, limited edition eyes, cheeks, and lip palette from Too Faced for the spring. It contains four eyeshadows (Pin-Up, Peep Show, Full Frontal, Lucky Charms), two lip products (Tropical Pink, Free Love), one blush (Papa Don’t Peach), and one bronzer (Sun Bunny).  When you flip open the top, there are small, circular lights that go along the border of the palette that light up, and according to Too Faced, the battery life is about thirty hours.

I really, really did not like the light-up mirror included in the palette.  In fact, I will just come right out and say it:  I hated it.  It was a blinding cool-toned white.  The light was neither flattering nor comfortable to look towards.  I disliked it so much, I left the palette open for two days to drain the battery of the lights, because it was just such a distraction.  But seriously, it hurt my eyes a bit when I first flipped the top of this palette open.  Don’t get me wrong, the lighting is a minor point, and like I did, you can always drain the battery for the lights, but it didn’t leave me the best first impression, you know?

The four eyeshadows are of the softer shadow variety, and they’re smooth and well-pigmented.  Pin-up is a neutral, maybe slightly cool, champagne beige with soft white shimmer.  Peep Show is a cool-toned medium pink with gold shimmer–this one was lovely; it reminded me of Urban Decay Naked Lipstick or MAC Stark Naked BlushFull Frontal is a rich chocolate brown with red undertones and a slightly frosty finish.  Lucky Charms is a frosty medium-dark forest green with gold shimmer and green sheen.

Papa Don’t Peach is a pinky-peachy blush, which leans a little more peach.  It has good pigmentation, and it’s similar to NARS Orgasm, but I’d say it’s a little darker and not nearly as shimmery.  If you like Orgasm, though, I imagine you’d like this shade as well.  Sun Bunny is a split-bronzer with a darker, more coppery bronze on one side and a lighter, less shimmery soft copper bronze on the other side.

Tropical Pink is an ultra sheer (aka clear) gloss with a hint of gold sparkle.  I found it pretty disappointing, just because there was no pigmentation to speak of and it felt quite gooey.  Free Love is a medium-pink lipstick with gold shimmer.  I liked Free Love a lot more, because you could get pigmentation out of it with enough layers.  I’m still no fan of lip palettes, particularly when they’re housed near powder-based products, though!

Bottom Line: If you’re looking for a palette for easy travel, you might enjoy Fun in the Dark, because it has a little something for all of your face – the eyes, cheeks, and lips.  It’s not the most handy palette, just because the four eyeshadows don’t yield the most combinations, but it’s an interesting pairing of colors, nonetheless.  I like it overall, but I didn’t fall in love.

Edit: It does, indeed, look like they spelled Chronicles wrong on the palette.  I checked the image Sephora’s using, and it’s misspelled there, too.

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  • Product: 25/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 3/5

Recommendation:  If you like Too Faced eyeshadows, or have always wanted to try them, this might be a good way to check them out!


See more photos and swatches!

Too Faced Fun in the Dark Palette

Too Faced Fun in the Dark Palette

Too Faced Fun in the Dark Palette

Too Faced Fun in the Dark Palette

Too Faced Fun in the Dark Palette

Too Faced Fun in the Dark Palette
Pin-Up, Peep Show, Full Frontal, Lucky Charms

Too Faced Fun in the Dark Palette
Papa Don’t Peach, Sun Bunny

Too Faced Fun in the Dark Palette
Sun Bunny, Tropical Pink, Free Love

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35 thoughts on “Too Faced Fun in the Dark Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Beautiful palette! I really like all the colors except the green shade. I’m really not into green shades since my eyes are already green :)

  2. Laura

    Is it just me or does the cover have “chronicles” misspelled?

  3. amy

    The eyeshadows are pretty, but I have a few like it from various brands. No pictures of the mirror with lights?

    • The lights kind of ruin the photo, since they’re always on! I think Sephora and Too Faced have the promotional images up where you can see it open, though :)

  4. Holly

    I think you missed the joke in the name of Papa Don’t Peach, you’ve put “Preach” every time! x

  5. Thanks for the review and swatches! I won this palette with Too Faced’s Twitter contest. I haven’t received it yet but it should come in the mail this week. It’s too bad the gloss has no pigmentation, as it looks pretty. The eye shadows look nice :)

  6. Sarah M

    Oh my!… What a cheeky picture on the front. I think I may be too innocent for this palette. Hehe.

  7. Alix

    Adore the packaging — too bad they misspelled “Chronicles”!

  8. Brie

    I don’t even have anything to say about the colors or anything, they look alright but not for me.

    But am I the only one who is horrified that they misspelled “chronicles”?? A company that large having a huge error like that on the front of their product? It’s even part of the product title for God’s sake. How many employees had to look at the mock up and NOT see that it was misspelled?

    • Yeah, it is a pretty big error, and come Monday, I’ll be asking Too Faced if it’s only on the earlier batches (mine was a press sample — I received it a week or so ago) or if they didn’t realize it. :/ Both Too Faced & Sephora are showing the image of the product with the spelling error, though.

  9. KC

    I think I actually like this palette, despite the company not being able to spell :p This is how I would wear it : Peep Show on the lid, full frontal on the outer V, Pin-Up as the highlight, and using Lucky Charms as an eyeliner on the lower lash line. Papa Don’t Peach on the cheeks and Tropical Pink on the lips.

  10. Catherine

    Papa Don’t Peach is practically the only blush I ever use, so… I’m thinking it would be super convenient for me to get this palette for traveling purposes.

  11. Mae

    I am loving this palette. If it’s priced right I will purchase it.

  12. Hehehe. I love the name Papa don’t Peach.

  13. J

    Lucky Charms is gorrrrrrgeous.

    Shame about the spelling fail though.

  14. Vijaya

    From the way it looked on Sephora, I didn’t think I’d like it, but now I totally want it; the swatches look lovely. I’m in love with full frontal.

  15. cmferrets

    i like the color combinations- christine , do u think u can do a look using it ? thanx
    obviously the people at too faced dont know how to spell the word.
    it doesnt even have a c in it at the end. i bet u people are going to be like ” cron- niles” whats that ! =) LOL

  16. Azraa

    It looks as if the first photo says ‘chroniles’ instead of ‘chronicles’.