Too Faced Spun Sugar Glamour to Go Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Too Faced Spun Sugar Glamour to Go Palette
Too Faced Spun Sugar Glamour to Go Palette

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Too Faced Spun Sugar Glamour to Go Palette ($22.00 for 0.418 oz.) contains eight eyeshadows (0.03 oz. each), one highlighter (.076 oz.), one bronzer (0.076 oz.), and one lipgloss (0.026 oz.). It’s a holiday palette designed to include a range of “holiday metallics.”

#1 is a shimmering champagne gold with a bright, metallic finish. It has a similar effect to a glittery shade without the mess. The color payoff was good, and it applied smoothly. Tarte Sunshine State is yellower. MAC Retrospeck is warmer, yellower. Chanel Apparence is also warmer, darker. bareMinerals Chart Topper is darker.

#2 is a softened orange with gold shimmer. It had good pigmentation and applied smoothly. bareMinerals Golden Iris is darker. Tarte Golden Gate Bridge is a touch darker. Tarte Canary Diamond is browner. Guerlain Turandot is slightly more orange. Milani Gold Dust is very similar.

#3 is a sparkling pink-tinted white. It had so-so color payoff, but I didn’t have any fall out problems with it. MAC She’s Got Class is less pink-tinged but similar in finish. Tarte Iceland Air is similar in color but less sparkly. MAC Crystal Avalanche is similar, less metallic. Tom Ford Cobalt Rush is a bit darker.

#4 is a gray-ish mauve with a bright, metallic sheen. It had decent pigmentation and applied smoothly. Tarte Next Level Lilac is more matte, so it is also darker in appearance. MAC Cloudy Afternoon is darker. Urban Decay Bust is several shades darker.

#5 is a shimmering, pale yellow. It had good color payoff and went on smoothly without being powdery. shu uemura Smoky Velvet is more sparkling, a little darker. Buxom Poodle is more metallic and in a cream form. Bobbi Brown Gold is very similar.

#6 is a medium-dark chocolate brown with subtle warm undertones and a bronze shimmer. It had great pigmentation and felt smooth and soft to the touch.Wet ‘n’ Wild Sparkle ‘Til Morning is a touch darker, less shimmery. MAC Carbonized has less shimmer, slightly darker. NARS Galapagos is a bit less bronze.

#7 is a light-medium gray with a silver sheen. It had so-so color payoff, and it was a touch dry to work with. Giorgio Armani #12 is darker, but it is similar when sheered out.

#8 is a soft black with fine silver shimmer. The pigmentation was weak in this shade, and it looked dry, slightly chalky, when applied. shu uemura Smoky Velvet is darker. Bobbi Brown Onyx is similar. MAC Black Tied is also similar.

The Highlighter is a white gold with a shimmer-sheen finish. Tarte Angelic is a smidgen yellower but not by much. Illamasqua Aurora is a touch lighter and in a cream form. NARS Albatross has a similar sheen, but it has a whiter base.

The Lipgloss included in the palette is pretty much clear and there’s almost no visible shimmer when applied. It made me do a double-take, because at least in the pan, you could see shimmer. Being next to two face powders is unfortunate, as it’s easy to kick up excess powder with larger blush/bronzer brushes (with eyeshadow brushes, it’s just as possible, but I think you have more control). So, you can use any clear gloss as a substitute, really!

The Bronzer is a medium-dark tan with strong orange-brown undertones and a sprinkling of gold sparkle. The texture was a little powdery but dry–I had a tough time getting this shade to deposit color, let alone blending it out. Tarte Park Ave. Princess is similar but has more golden shimmer/sheen. Urban Decay Toasted is similar but has no shimmer/sparkle.

OVERALL, this palette is best purchased if you like the eyeshadows.  The lipgloss and bronzer are disappointing, while the highlighter is better it was a touch dry in texture.  Too Faced’s Candlelight on its own is much better.  The eyeshadows are fairly pigmented, though the last two shades were on the weaker side, and the really sparkly white was a little sheer, too.  None were flops, though, and the other five shades were rather nice to work with.  If you cut the palette in half, you’ll see two very distinct quads of colors–one set is warm, the other is cooler-toned.  It’s like, not love.

When I tested out the eyeshadows, they lasted eight hours with very minor fading when used without a primer; with a primer, they lasted a full eight hours.  I didn’t have any fall out, despite using the sparkly shades, which was a pleasant surprise.  The highlighter wore for seven hours, while the bronzer was faded after six hours.  The price point is nice, though, because it’s not to pricey and makes for an easy gift to give without breaking the bank, but it still feels like a nice gift to give (more to it than just a lipstick!).  I just wish the whole palette performed better.

Too Faced Spun Sugar Glamour to Go Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

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Texture
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Longevity
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Application
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Too Faced Spun Sugar Glamour to Go Palette
Too Faced Spun Sugar Glamour to Go Palette

Too Faced Spun Sugar Glamour to Go Palette
Too Faced Spun Sugar Glamour to Go Palette

Too Faced Spun Sugar Glamour to Go Palette
Too Faced Spun Sugar Glamour to Go Palette

Too Faced Spun Sugar Glamour to Go Palette
Too Faced Spun Sugar Glamour to Go Palette

Too Faced Spun Sugar Glamour to Go Palette
Too Faced Spun Sugar Glamour to Go Palette

Too Faced Spun Sugar Glamour to Go Palette
Too Faced Spun Sugar Glamour to Go Palette

Too Faced Spun Sugar Glamour to Go Palette
Too Faced Spun Sugar Glamour to Go Palette

Too Faced Spun Sugar Glamour to Go Palette
Too Faced Spun Sugar Glamour to Go Palette

Too Faced Spun Sugar Glamour to Go Palette
Too Faced Spun Sugar Glamour to Go Palette

Too Faced Spun Sugar Glamour to Go Palette
Too Faced Spun Sugar Glamour to Go Palette

Too Faced Spun Sugar Glamour to Go Palette
Too Faced Spun Sugar #1 Glamour to Go Palette

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Too Faced Spun Sugar #3 Glamour to Go Palette

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Too Faced Spun Sugar #4 Glamour to Go Palette

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Too Faced Spun Sugar #5 Glamour to Go Palette

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Too Faced Spun Sugar #6 Glamour to Go Palette

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Too Faced Spun Sugar #7 Glamour to Go Palette

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Too Faced Spun Sugar #8 Glamour to Go Palette

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Too Faced Spun Sugar Highlighter Glamour to Go Palette

Too Faced Spun Sugar Glamour to Go Palette
Too Faced Spun Sugar Lipgloss Glamour to Go Palette

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Too Faced Spun Sugar Bronzer Glamour to Go Palette

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Too Faced Spun Sugar Glamour to Go Palette – #1, 3, 6

Too Faced Spun Sugar Glamour to Go Palette
Too Faced Spun Sugar Glamour to Go Palette – #1, 3, 6

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I have a lipgloss somewhere that has a similar disappearing act where it’s shimmer is concerned. I imagine there must be some cosmetic-based, interdimensional portal that exists between the folds of reality where all of the interesting aspects of disappointing products are sucked into the void.

I wish brands would stop putting in cream products into their mostly powder palettes. The Lipgloss was not needed and maybe replacing it with a matte light highlighter would have improved this palette as it really nice over all. 😉

Wow… That gloss is a joke (and not even a funny one…).

As for cream products being placed next to a powder one, I really don’t mind; most of the time, the quality is poor, anyway, and I rarely use them. However, on the rare occasion there is a cream product I would use, the fall-out can be mitigated by “gliding” the brush vs “swirling” it. Also, simply placing something (even a sheet of Kleenex) over the cream product works, too. This is never a deal-breker for me; it just takes a few extra seconds to avoid an issue, and when I do my makeup, I like to carve out enough time, and won’t bother with a palette like this if I’m rushed.

The eye look is really good. I am confused about the bronzer. My experience of Too Faced bronzers have been really good. This one however I wouldn’t know what to do with. I guess if you were really tanned but then you sort of have to be orange tanned for that to blend in.

It doesn’t matter how mediocre the product or how dupe-able the colours, when I see the eye looks you do, I invariably end up wanting whatever it is you’ve used!

That bronzer is really disappointing! I have a couple of Too Faced bronzers, and they are both some of my favorites!

Also, which shade did you use on the outer part of your eye in this look? It says #16, but there is no #16. I was thinking maybe you meant #6, but the outer part look so much darker and blacker than the crease (which definitely looks like #6), so maybe #8? Sorry, but I’m so confused now. The look is so pretty and it annoys me that I can’t figure it out, lol.

I’ll probably grab one. I have the Dream edition and the blush and bronzed are nice, though a light hand is crucial for me. The shadows in that palette have crazy fallout (only the REALLY glittery ones though) but they’re all so buttery. Just one shade is problematic but that’s okay. 1 out of several shades doesn’t ruin it for me.

The pigmentation doesn’t look great…
BUT DAMN!! that look u came up with is absolutely gorgeous!:D

U know, u should, at the end of those youtube review videos, include eyeshadow tutorials.
that would be very helpful:)

If i were to buy 4 Mac shadows only (neutrals), which ones would u recommend? cuz they’re quite expensive here…

I am in LOVE with #1 (such a pretty, well-done sparkly shadow for the holidays!) and #4 (I LOVE taupy-muave shadows!!!). I’m disappointed at the clear gloss, the highlighter is too glittery for my taste, and that bronzer looks abysmal–but for the price, I would probably still grab it!

I like the quality of Too Faced shadows a lot. I remember one of these mini palettes was one of my first makeup items ever, I actually used up nearly all the pans in it! I can’t say I’m always a fan of their super “cutesy” packaging, but I can overlook that for a great brand and product 🙂

I think it is worth mentioning that if you own any other glamour to go palettes, you can custom-make your own palette. Each part of the palette pops out and can be replaced by part of another glamour to go palette which can be very nice when going on vacation.

*sigh* Grey. *sigh* I would have bought this just for that one cool quad of greys. $22 is beyond reasonable a quad, let alone a larger palette like this. But the glitter or metallic sheen, combined with mixed or so-so payoffs…. no.

OT, may I just say how thrilled I am that you’ve been reviewing recently so many brands that are not always extensively covered, like Too Faced, Tarte, Shu Uemura, MUFE, etc.? It doesn’t matter that they don’t always get rave reviews or grades. I just really, really appreciate learning about products from other brands. Thank you!!! 😀

Too Faced actually does some great grey shades. Their neutral eye palette has some of my favorites. I’ve really come to like their line in the past few months, since they’re one of the few brands I’ve come across that tends to lean cooler-toned with their eyeshadows. Just up my alley! 😉

Veronica, thank you for the heads up. I definitely prefer cooler-toned products (never mind my beloved grey!), so let me ask you: how is the pigmentation and duration of the shades on you? I’ve swatched diff. Too Faced stuff on my hand while at Sephora but obviously, it’s impossible to really know pigmentation or duration until you wear it. Are they deeply pigmented and long-lasting (ie, no fading within a few short hours) on you?

*bleh* This palette is like a fart in the wind for me. The only shades of the eyeshadows in this palette I’d use are the two darkest ones. Wouldn’t use anything of the other products. ** pfffftttt **

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