Pardon this brief detour from my Skincare Favorites & Routine series, but I have a few things to share that I just can't keep to myself. First, the TOO FACED Too Faced Loves Sephora 15 Years of Beauty palette, which I guarantee I will be blabbering on and on about in the future, just went on sale from
Please excuse the poorer than usual picture quality - all photos were taken on my phone
Although some of the brighter colors in this palette may be a little intimidating, majority of these are surprisingly wearable for all skin tones and aren't clown-like, which is my description for all bright colors that don't actually look good on. I am usually a neutrals girl, yet I must admit that this is the best palette I own (and I have quite a few in the trusty collection). Don't be fooled, though, because this palette has some fabulous neutral eye shadows. You have everything you really need for a full face of makeup apart from foundation, concealer, mascara, and brushes (although you do get one in this kit). All of the powders are velvety, dense, and heavily pigmented.
Piano Keys: [matte with fine glitter] peachy white color with tiny flecks of silver glitter
This neutral color can be used all-over-the-lid, in the inner tear duct, and as brow highlight color. The glitter flecks are very subtle and almost unnoticeable to the eye.
So Cal: [shimmer] light pink with peach undertones
TF ♥s the Cast: [shimmer] silvery green with golden undertones
This is my favorite and most worn shadow in this palette. I usually apply this color on my lower lash line (not to be mistaken with the waterline) when I'm wearing a neutral look. Doing this gives the slight illusion of a tan and makes the eyes pop a bit more. This color is also beautiful all over the lid.
Jer Jer: [shimmer] brassy gold
525 Market: [shimmer] brownish burgundy
Behind the Counter: [matte] taupey-brown
This color is a good neutral. This is a pretty shade to apply to the crease for a more natural look.
Soho: [shimmer] silvery pastel purple with blue undertones
Envy: [shimmer] deep purple with blue undertones
This is the only shade in the palette that I am not thrilled with. I am not a huge fan of this shade in general because I think looks dirty on most people. This is a simliar color to Urban Decay Gravity (except without the glitter) and Urban Decay ACDC (apart from the texture), but I much prefer those.
David & Marg: [shimmer] turquoise
This color has a bit more green to it than the pictures would suggest.
1998: [matte with fine glitter] purple-toned magenta with fine cold glitter
This shade is a fantastic dupe for MAC Eye Shadow in Creme de Violet. Actually, I think it's significantly better than its MAC competitor. It everything I hoped Creme de Violet would be but wasn't. This is much more more velvety (less chalky than the MAC shadow) and pigmented. Also, unlike Piano Keys, the glitter in this shadow is very obvious because there is so much of it. When I did my best friend's 21st birthday makeup, I used this color all over her lid and paired it with Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Midnight Cowboy. It was a very glamorous birthday look if I do say so myself.
Cheeks & Face
Chocolate Soleil Bronzer: [matte] classic bronzer
This is a beautiful, natural shade, but do note that has a sweet smell for those of you who prefer fragrance-free cosmetics.
Sun Bunny Bronzer: [shimmer] two browned bronze powders that can be swirled together
Although this product is classified as a bronzer and can be applied as a bronzer, I prefer using it as a highlight because it is shimmery. I'm not talking barely existent shimmer like NARS Laguna Bronzer. This stuff is full on shimmer. The untrained eye will see it. That being said, it is stunning as a highlighter and it will help enhance (or create) your tan because it is a bronze shade much like Dior Diorskin Shimmer Star in Amber Diamond (my very favorite highlight shade).
Who's Your Poppy? Blush: [shimmer] warm, reddish coral
This color gives a gorgeous, natural flush to the cheeks. It is in the same family (at least I think so) as NARS Orgasm Blush, but it is more of a reddish coral, not a peachy coral and as one of my all-time favorite blushes MAC Springsheen Blush.
This palette also comes with a mini synthetic brush (which I don't use) and a mini Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer, which I believe is one of the top eye shadow primers on the market. The only real downside of this palette is that it doesn't come with a mirror. Also, if you worry that the top powders and bottom powders touch and mix together when the palette is closed, don't. The palette comes with a clear piece of plastic to keep each side protected, so don't throw it away!
Do you think you'd get this palette or do you own it? Which colors are you most interested in trying out? Comment below and let me know.
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