As you may know, I LOVE Maybelline Color Elixirs. So…
There is so much to love about Too Faced, from their cocoa-scented products to their adorable packaging. And did you know they are 100% cruelty-free as well? To help get you started, I’ve put together a few highlights from the brand!
Born This Way foundation ($49 CAD) is an oil-free full coverage liquid that is virtually undetectable when blended (and I bet you have that Lady Gaga song stuck in your head now). It keeps skin hydrated with coconut water, brightens with extracts of alpine rose and has a dose of hyaluronic acid to keep skin smooth and youthful. Essentially it’s foundation + skin care.
I received two shades, Ivory (fair with neutral to golden undertones) and Vanilla (fair/light with neutral to pink undertones). I actually found both of them to be on the golden side and Ivory, once blended, is a near perfect shade for my neutral complexion. The coverage is natural, so not matte or dewy… just like skin. And it really stays put all day. I’m wearing Born This Way in all the photos in this post… so stay tuned to see how it works!
Shadow Insurance ($24 CAD) is a translucent shadow base that locks powder in place for the day. This is very similar to Urban Decay Primer Potion only this has a bit more slip.
You can see this is a very light translucent beige that blends in to the skin clear.
Love Flush Long-Lasting 16 Hour Blush ($32 CAD) has bunnies imprinted on it! BUNNIES! This longwearing powder blush comes in six shades, each named after a song. And let me tell you, these are pigmented and natural and absolutely gorgeous.
The shades I received were Justify My Love, bright pink with fine gold sparkle, and I Will Always Love You, gilded peach.
These are 2x swatches and as you can see these are smooth, not chalky or powdery. They just leave a gorgeous glow behind.
Wearing I Will Always Love You (gilded peach) + Dior Nude Air Illuminating Powder (Glowing Gardens Nude 002), my cheeks are just a glow! Also wearing Born This Way foundation in Vanilla. It’s the darker of the two foundation shades and works well with bronze and peach shades of blush.
Justify My Love is a barely there pink that is as natural as my own blush. Also wearing Born This Way foundation in Ivory, which is pretty much the same shade as my face just a bit more on the yellow side. (And did you notice the pink shadow? Yep that look is on the way…)
Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette ($59 CAD) is a mix of mostly neutrals with a hint of brights in matte, shimmer and sparkle finishes. Like the Chocolate Bar palettes, these shadows are cocoa-infused and smell like chocolate!
I was lucky enough to pick this beauty up during the VIB sale for 20% off. What a steal! Ready for some swatch porn? Here we go!
The only one that was kinda meh from the top row was Malted, a deep brown matte with purple-y sparkles. It was a bit chalky and sheer but the rest are beautiful.
The middle row has some of my new favourite matte transition shades: Mocha and Cashew Chew. Bordeaux is also perfect for defining the crease and outer V, and Cotton Candy is sich a cute pink!
The bottom row is… totally fetch… isn’t it? Dark Truffle is a stunning rich satin brown that would be perfect as a liner, Totally Fetch is a bold and bright pink that is totally wearable and Earl Grey is a steely green/blue that has stolen my heart. I also have been using Divinity nearly every day as a shadow base.
I’d say this turned out pretty well! I was afraid Totally Fetch would be way too bold for work but it’s actually nice paired with the Blackcurrant on either corner.
I think I added a hint of Mocha to the crease but I can’t remember… oh well. Then I went crazy with Earl Grey, blending it through the crease and into the outer V and outer corner of my lid. I finished off by patting Cotton Candy on the lid in two layers. The lady at the Chanel counter loved this look, so I’d say it was a success (and yes, I was at the Chanel counter buying up the new Spring collection).
Last look was from the looks booklet, called Bronzed Chocolate. This one was simple, apply Satin Sheets from crease to brow (I messed up and put it from lid to brow).
Then buff Mocha upwards into the crease to create some definition. Then blend Molasses Chip on the lid.
I deepened the look with Bordeaux in the outer V area and put a hint of Dark Truffle on the outer lashline.
And of course for every eye look, I’m wearing Shadow Insurance to make that colour pop and stay all day. Compared to my usual UDPP, I’d say it is on par! Now you may have noticed I didn’t include any of my fave Too Faced Melted lipsticks in this post. Well, I plan on doing a whole post featuring a few shades once my lips are in better shape (chapped lips season SUCKS).
WHAT ARE YOUR TOO FACED FAVES?
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