Sunday, December 13th, 2009

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).

Face

  • 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.

Lips

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.

Eyeshadow

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!

Availability: Sephora

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19 thoughts on “Too Faced Glamour Revolution Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. awww the lipsticks look all the same :(

    but i like the e/s swatches! esp the one in brown with green sheen to it? :D

  2. Kit

    I love everything Too Faced puts out. D:
    I want this even more now. xD Gaaaaah.

  3. Miss_M

    This looks like a great palette !! I love the sound of Glamazone e/s.

  4. Iya

    e/s look gorgeous

  5. Jennifer

    I bought this. I liked it for what it is. I also love period designed stuff…

    The lipglosses do not have ANY color to them imo. I put them on my lips and it doesn’t have barely any color. So that’s the worst part of this palette imo.

    The eyeshadows are good. I like all but the pink one. For some reason bright or pastel pink just doesn’t look right on me. eh.

    The bronzer and blush are good. Nothing great, but I can still use them having NC20 skin tone. Actually I find myself using the bronzer from this everyday. I’m waiting to get my Nars laguna for xmas lol

    It’s cute, so if you want to get a cute gift for someone this is good.

  6. Rosie

    I passed on this one, the color quality just isn’t up to my standard. I was initially super excited by the big hairdo but I tend to compare Too Faced to Urban Decay, I don’t know if anyone else does, and Urban Decay usually/almost always wins with me.

  7. I am loving Label Whore! But that’s about it.

  8. Anitacska

    I’ve really wanted this ever since I saw the details on this, but it’s not available in the UK. :( Also not sure it’s worth $39.50 for just the eyeshadows because the glosses are blah. I’m also pretty sure I have some of these eyeshadows already. Ho-hum.

  9. amy

    This is a cute palette set and I debated for a while if I want to get it. I am not too excited about the lipglosses but the face powders and eyeshadows are nice. While I find the eyeshadows nice, I don’t like that they are all glittery or frosty. There should have been a few mattes in there. I think they should have included a mini tube of Too Face Shadow Insurance in there too.

    • Hi Amy,

      They do include a mini tube of the TFSI in there :)

      I agree with you, though – I would like to have seen a little more finish variation and/or a highlighter. I don’t *need* more highlighters, but a palette like this should standalone!

  10. Brie

    Wow those are some super sheer glosses. That gold eyeshadow is really gorgeous though!

  11. Too bad the lipsticks are sheer. I find Too Face palettes don’t tend to have a highlighter most of the time.

  12. Catherine

    Label Whore reminds me of MAC’s Club. Am I right?

  13. Ooh, the shadows and blush look really pretty but WOW those are some sady sheer glosses…

  14. Luisafer

    didn’t care for the face and lips products, but the ayesahdows wow, are great colors!!!

  15. Paloma

    Hmmm Label Whore looks like a pigment someone sent me with some MAC glosses…you think it might be a MAC pigment?

  16. Caitlin

    Wonderful swatches, great picture quality.
    This is definitely my favorite of the UD pallettes.
    I have just about every one (minus alice in wonderland, couldn’t get ahold of it.) My favorite is the book of shadows V 11. The shadows are beautiful in that pallette, as in this one. HOWEVER, While the lipglosses are not pigmented enough to even deserve one, they do all have names: I’m perfect, I love myself, and Don’t hate me. I actually love the es color Dirt Bag and find myself using it in the crease just about every day.