How many nude eye shadow palettes can one woman own? Apparently not enough. I happily cashed in my 15% V.I.B Sephora coupon (what’s up with that – it use to be 20%) determined to buy a product that I normally don’t always buy (like NARS) so I spent some time in the Too Faced section. This is what I went home with:
I apologize for my lighting difficulties – I tried many times but this was the best I could get with my lighting source. I did manage to get a great shot when it matters most.
I love that this travel friendly palette has enough room for nine shadows. The large pans on the left serve as your all over base – lash line to brow bone. The middle pans are for you lid and the last column is for your crease, lash line and/or outer-v contouring. I also like how they are categorize as Day, Classic, Fashion. I translate Day as weekend play dates or for days when I’m working out during my lunch breaks. Classic would be for the office and Fashion would be for night out with the girls, date night or going to happy hour straight from the office and it’s a day off from working out!
Unfortunately I forgot to swatch these shadows, I guess I was just too excited to try these colors out. I like to shoot my exterior and colors, swatch and then try them out on my eyes. This time I went straight for trying on my eyes and completely forgot to swatch so you can see what it looks like on a tanned complexion.
I can describe the colors to you. In the Buff, is a matte creamy bone white. Fuzzy Handcuffs is a matte peach beige. Voulez-vouz is plum brown with a light shimmer. Satin Sheets is a peachy pink shimmer, Sugar Walls is a metallic mauve with silver glitter and Garter Belt is a matte brownish grey taupe. Birthday Suit is a cool, icy mocha shimmer. Lap Dance is a metallic silver plum and French Tickler is a deep black with packed with gold glitter.
I am new to Too Faced palettes, I guess in the past they came in cardboard packaging and this one is metal. I love it – when flipped upside down a very strong magnet keeps it closed. It’s lightweight yet it feels very sturdy. Also, if you leave it on your bathroom counter you won’t have to worry about water seeping in the corners or on the back surface.
For the beauty novices, it comes with a “how – to” booklet:
I decided to go for the full Too Faced experience by using my favorite primer (Too Faced Shadow Insurance, of course) and I tried out each of these three looks.
This was a very quick and easy look to do. I also like pairing this combo with a blackened brown eye liner pencil – it softens the look even more.
The combination of the peachy pink Satin Sheets with the glitter packed mauve of Sugar Walls really creates a great metallic eye. I experienced minimal fallout from Sugar Walls. It wasn’t bad, like I normally experience with a glittery Urban Decay shadow. The matte mushroom grey taupe of Garter Belt keeps the metallic sheen from getting too disco ball for the office. I would also recommend this for date night or even for a first date. This is really pretty but you need to be comfortable with sporting a metallic eye look.
I probably could have really smoked the intensity on this one if I were to smudge French Tickler heavily on the lower lash line as well on the top. I wanted a clean black cat eye look. I normally shy away from the glittery black shadows because I usually experience annoying amount of fallout but surprisingly I experienced minimal fallout with shade as well! Also, it packed a great deal of pigment with just a small amount. This black blends very nicely as well. I also love the soft metallic sheen of Birthday Suit and Lap Dance.
I have been wearing these shades for a week straight – I think I’m in love! Satin Sheets is currently my favorite with Fuzzy Handcuffs on top, Birthday Suit on the brow bone and Garter Belt as my crease and Voulez-Vouz as my outer-v contour. It’s a really pretty nude look I’ve been sporting for the past few days. I think I’ll break out French Tickler on the work days I’m not working out or running during my lunch breaks. I can’t wait to spend more time with all of these shades.
Aside from the cheesy shadow names, this palette creates sexy, date night looks but also it is not out of place at the office, playground, dance classes and Target. I think I found the one palette I can take with me on my next family vacation next month! On top of great primer, these shadows did not crease or fade on my lids for a good eight hours.
I use to bypass Too Faced because I thought it was geared more to a younger audience with the cheetah print motiff bronzers and packaging but once I gave the brand my full attention I realized, “hey this is a fun line, makeup is timeless and I do love cheetah print” so who was I kidding?
Congrats, Too Faced – I’m becoming a bigger fan!
Too Faced Boudoir Eyes, $36/USD
Available at stores and online that offer the Too Faced brand.
Disclaimer – I bought this myself to review at my local Sephora.
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