My Too Faced purchases arrived in under 10 days from Asos, UK, for a lil’ end-of-year present from me to me.
Warning: This is a photo heavy entry and all photos can be clicked on to view them in their original sizes.
The Beautiful Dreamer next to Glamour To Go. In all its pink, girly glory.
This entry will focus on the small Too Faced Glamour to Go Dream Edition housed in a black plastic Anna Sui-esque palette, which feels sturdy and fits nicely in the palm.
For 13 quid, this palette houses 8 eye shadows, 1 blush, 1 bronzer and 1 lip gloss.
The ingredients are listed for each item.
Made in China, unlike the Beautiful Dreamer set, which was mostly made in USA.
Comes with a mirror on its pop up lid. User-friendly colours at first glance!
The lip gloss is flanked by the blusher and bronzer and is slightly scented.
Only the dark brown shade in the top row is truly matte. The rest are either shimmery or have some light reflective mica in them. All shades are, unfortunately, unnamed.
The top 2 shades on the left are highlighter shades and certainly look promising in the pan, with the first leaning slightly pink and the 2nd a skin shade. However, these 2 are also the most disappointing, as you’ll see in the swatches to follow. Both are shimmery.
The 3rd shade in the top row is a matte medium brown, suitable for lining the eyes or even as a crease shade. The 4th shade is a lovely, shimmery peachy pink.
The first 2 bottom shades don’t quite swatch as they appear in the pan. You’ll see what I mean 🙂 The first shade looks wholly silver in the pan but has hidden taupe tones. The 2nd shade is a light black, almost matte, except when the light hits it at an angle to review the fine glitter mica.
The 3rd and 4th shades in the bottom are really lovely. The purple is a bit of a surprise in the palette and out of the “neutral” zone. Just slightly shimmery. The 4th shade is a lovely light “old gold” that is moderately shimmery.
All swatches are on BARE SKIN without primer and are swatched dry with sponge applicators.
The shades differ in pigmentation. The top 2 on the left are, in my opinion, rather abysmal failures by being too powdery in nature with barely any colour payoff. I did try them separately over a primer, which only made them look matte, flat and slightly chalky.
The 3rd and 4th shade in the top row have moderate colour payoff with the brown being lighter than it is in the pan. The peachypink shade also leans more peach and looks to be a fun spring/summer shade.
Without flash photography, the eyeshadows don’t really appear that shimmery.
The first shade at the bottom row is, in my books, an absolute winner. It’s a lovely taupe that leans cool and with pretty good colour payoff.
The black, similar to the brown, applies lighter than it looks in the pan. There is a bit of subtle interspersed golden shimmer when the light hits it right.
While the 3rd shade in the bottom row doesn’t have good colour payoff, I find the sheerness very wearable for an everyday look. Just the sort of light purple I like, with a bit of duochrome finish to it.
The 4th shade in the bottom row reminds me of the Lóreal Infallible in Sahara Treasure. An old gold sort of shade, leaning slightly cool. Has some shimmer but not as shimmery as the first shade in the same row.
Except for the disappointing colour payoff of 2 of the highlighter shades, the rest of the palette is pretty evenly balanced, to my liking. While they’re mostly neutral shades, they lean towards the cool end of the spectrum and look SFW and for day/ casual looks.
Now, the cheek and lip products in this palette are, for me, clear winners. While the blush on the left isn’t highly pigmented, it yields a lovely peach-pink flush with a slight glow rather than being glittery or shimmery.
The lipgloss in the middle is also a very wearable pink with subtle glitter.
The bronzer, with a satin-like sheen, looks suitable for fair to medium skintones and why just limit that to the cheeks? It’s certainly an eyeshadow worthy shade too.
Similar to the eye shadows, the 3 shades here lean towards the cool end of the spectrum, but not overly so, such that warmer skintones like the one I have can’t wear them.
The blusher, however, would probably not show up on anything darker than an NC 25.
All in all, I’d recommend this palette for the lip and cheek products rather than the eye shadows. Still, it’s a rather decent buy for 13 quid and as a starter kit. I can see myself using this palette and I plan to stash it in my gym bag.
However, if you’re after better eyeshadows, this is not the palette for you.
~*Item reviewed was purchased by me*~