Hey everyone! Sorry for the delay on this, been having come laptop issues! Anyway, let’s get into it!
My dad came by to see me recently, and dropped off something that one of my aunts gave him to pass along. I was surprised to see that it was a makeup set!! I got SO excited, you all know I love me some Too Faced! I’d never heard of this collection and hadn’t seen it anywhere, so I had to do some googling.
The set is an HSN-exclusive, and retails for $60 on their website. Though when I looked up information about this set, an article I read said it was supposed to be $49, so I don’t know what the deal with that is. It comes with a full sized tube of their 24+ Hour Shadow Insurance, the Better than Sex mascara, and a neutral shade of La Creme lipstick in a shade called Sugar Plum, and an eyeshadow palette featuring 16 shades. I love the packaging with this, it’s so girly and sweet! My one little comment is that I’m not feeling the black tube for the lipstick. It just throws the overall aesthetic of the collection off. It would have looked nicer to have a gold tube, or some other corresponding color within the same color scheme. I have played with the La Creme lipsticks in the past at Ulta (and still need to get some of the ones I liked), but I have never used their Better than Sex mascara, nor their shadow primer, so I can’t wait to try them! Here’s what it looks like!
Let’s go ahead and go all out on this post. I’m going to give you swatches of the color, and a look that I did with the palette! First, the palette and swatches!
Two of the shades did not show up well on me. It wasn’t a lack of pigmentation so much as they just seemed to blend in with my skin tone. I think on lighter or darker skin tones they might show up better. My two favorite colors in the palette are Sparkly Wings, and Drummer Girl. Both are shimmery pink shades and I just fell in love with them! And, here is the lipstick (also the mirror in the palette):
I don’t normally use the mirror in my palettes just because I prefer to use the magnified side of my hand mirror, but this one was so cute! I felt like I’d be even more magical if I used it while I did my makeup, lol. I don’t know, don’t ask me, I just think weird stuff sometimes…
And now, here is the look I did! I’m just going to get into describing it because I was feeling a little lazy and didn’t do a photo tutorial (I’m sorry!). I want to go ahead and say that the shades I used out of this palette showed up very nicely as far as pigmentation, and I didn’t really have problems with fallout in the shades I used However, the shimmery shade I used did kind of transfer to my lower lash line a little bit, but I didn’t really mind it because I just ended up using the same colors on my lower lash line.
So, highlighted below are the colors I used. I sort of went all around the palette, or I tried to.
- First, I used Tip Toe as a transition shade in my crease.
- Then I went in with Midnight Soiree on my outer corner and blended it out
- Next, I took the shade Ballerinas on the rest of my lid, and went over it with Drummer Girl
- And finally, I put Magic Touch in my inner corner.
Drummer girl was a little eh when I tried it dry, but I wet my brush a little bit and dear God, it came THROUGH. ❤ It really is a very sheer shade of pink. I did my wing, and brows, and then went in with the Better than Sex mascara, which is pretty nice! Oh, another thing to note about this palette is that it’s not scented, which I was kind of surprised by, especially since the lipstick is scented.
After I was done with my eyes, I went into my ABH Aurora, and played with Eclipse for my highlight, which I still can’t tell if I’m getting it right or not, lol. For lips, I actually went and used the NYC liner that I tend to use on my brows and lined my lips. Then I took the lipstick from the collection and put that on, and made a nice gradient look. I am actually starting to get used to seeing myself with bold colored lips, so a toned down neutral kind of threw me for a loop, hahaha! None the less, I loved it! Here’s the end result!
The lipstick on its own felt a little too nude for my liking, but lining my lips definitely helped with that. Thanks for reading, see you next time! ❤