If you’ve read my Fairest of the Mall blog, then you’ll already know that I bought all the Too Faced products in this haul from from Cult Beauty. My haul was my first ever purchase of Too Faced cosmetics AND it was my first time shopping with Cult Beauty too. This is my first impression of each of the products, and I head over heels, indifferent or somewhere inbetween? Let’s jump into what I selected, what each product promises, whether they deliver and find out!
Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer
The Hangover Primer has coconut water, pro-biotic based ingredient & skin revivers, and bills itself as being proactive, silicone free and nourishing. Mine is a travel size tube with a handy pump dispenser, which makes for clean application. The white coloured cream smooths on easily, is absorbed quickly and has a slight tightening sensation as it ‘dries down. It remains ‘grippy’ (all the better to adhere your makeup to your face m’dear) but isn’t overly tacky. It also blurs a little and gives the skin a soft ‘lit from within’ appearance. Smelling lightly of coconut, this primer was a pleasure to use and gave my makeup brilliant staying power! Word of advice, don’t apply too much or too vigorously as this will cause the primer to ‘pill’.
Too Faced Hangover 3-in-1 Spray
The Hangover 3 in 1 spray claims to prime, set, refresh AND keep skin hydrated too. This travel sized spray contains coconut water, pro-biotic based ingredient and skin revivers, but is silcone, alcohol & oil free. The coconut fragrance is more noticeable in this fine mist spray, but it does smell lovely. As a primer it’s more tacky than the cream version when dried down, doesn’t pill and gives the skin a soft focus sheen. When used as a setting spray it ‘melts’ powders etc into the skin, producing a more natural finish, and feels very hydrating too, as it does if applied as a refreshing mist. I prefer the cream to prime and saved this to set and refresh. In a wear test my makeup held up for a good 12 hours, and I refreshed twice. A lovely product that did what it claimed!
Too Faced Born This Way Undectable Medium to Full Coverage Foundation in the shade Almond
This buildable (but I seriously doubt you’ll need to build it up) foundation has no noticable fragrance, is easily applied with fingertips or a beauty sponge, hides imperfections, doesn’t sink into fine lines, is light weight with great coverage, isn’t cakey, makes skin look uber healthy, feels soft to the touch, provides an excellent base and actually IS undectable! I didn’t need concealer and used it as a base for my eyeshadows! I just love this product and hereby (and very happily, cos it’s been a long, hard search) proclaim ‘Born This Way’ to be my holy grail foundation! It has set a very high standard, one to which all other foundations will now be measured . Definitely worth a punt, can’t recommend it highly enough.
Too Faced Multi-Use Complexion Powder in the shade Almond
A fragrance free, soft-as-silk powder that sets foundation, works great in the under eye area, is non-drying, doesn’t sink into fine lines or highlight texture and only a light dusting is needed which makes this good value despite the high-end price tag. Feels lovely on the skin, wears wonderfully and seems to blur pores too. Another fave from my haul that left me wondering why it has taken me so long to get round to trying Too Faced!
Too Faced Cocoa Contour
I know you can’t wear the packaging, but the Cocoa Contour palette is a real head turner, with it’s lush, choc coloured, matte, gold embossed lid, and highly mirrored, gold coloured base with a heart shaped clasp – it’s very ‘extra’. There are 6 pans in total, comprising of 3 highlight and 3 contour shades each in light, medium and deep, and they all compliment each other perfectly. The highlights are not sparkly, they give a subtle (and more natural looking)sheen type glow. I used the light shade to brighten the under eye, the medium as actual highlight and the deep highlighter as a blush. The medium contour was on point for my skin colour, whilst a mix of light and deep contour made for a fabulous ‘bronzer’. This palette has a look of versatility about it: I can see possibilities for eyes, brows, décolletage and shoulders in the shades and look forward to experimenting with it. The large pans are pressed to resemble chocolate and easily accommodate larger face, blush and contour brushes. These powders are smooth,silky and there is no kickback. Included in the outer packaging is a fantastic little ‘How-to Glamour Guide’ with mini tutorials, pictures and artistry tips. It has a large mirror in the lid, which is very handy and if all that wasn’t enough, it smells bloody delicious, like chocolate. A luxurious, impressive and very wearable palette encased in packaging that is the clear winner out of my hauled products.
Too Faced Gingerbread Extra Spicy Palette
Talking of packaging the Gingerbread Extra Spicy palette runs a close second in the packaging stakes, it is really cute and very Christmassy, and like the contour palette, the Gingerbread Extra Spicy palette smells super incredible too – this one has a gingerbread cookies aroma!
The formula of these shadows is as rich as the shades, and the 18 pans provide pretty much endless possibilities with regards to eye looks. Apart from being a lush shadow, Cookie Cutter makes for a banging, see it from the moon highlighter or if you want something a bit less ‘extra’ sweep a little Vanilla Wafer on your cheek bones as well as using it for your inner corner highlight. Cookie Call would make for a great smouldering eyeliner, and I used Drizzle It as a lip colour for my daytime look and amped it up with the lip gloss in the evening. I think some of the matte shades would work well as blushers too, so again Too Faced have delivered a multi-purpose palette. This palette is everything and more, I really love it, and experimenting is going to be lots of fun, but if you need some guidance a ‘ How-to Glamour Guide’ is included with this palette.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
With it’s pretty pink packaging, embossed lettering and hour glass wand, this is the Marilyn Monroe of Mascaras. It does have a (barely noticeable) ‘chemical’ smell to it and the brush can come out a little clogged with product, especially the tip, BUT it certainly va-va-vooms and delivers voluptous lashes – which is obviously why it is heralded as being “better than sex”. Overall a really good mascara that lengthens and thickens, but I do prefer a cleaner wand/less clumpy product.
Too Faced ‘Sunset Crush’ High Shine Sparkling Lip Gloss
Again, very cute pink packaging that contains a super-sparkly, pink based lip gloss that is totes glamourous, infused, as it is with lots (& lots) of micro particles of glitter! It certainly delivers a high shine and when I wore it it was a conduit for compliments (I also received lovely comments on my overall look). I loved this, the colour was not overpowering, it was the shine and glitz that got the attention. Being the product it is I did have to reapply as it transfers when drinking etc, but it isn’t sticky or gloopy as some rich, super shine glosses have a tendancy to be, plus it feels moisturizing on the lips too. I used an invisable lip liner to ensure it didn’t ‘travel’ and used the gloss sparingly too – with this much glam there is no need to over do it.
So, I popped my Too Faced cherry on over £160 worth of products, tried everything, received lots of compliments and found my Holy Grail Foundation. Have to say that, whilst my bank balance is still recovering, I really believe that the Too Faced products in my haul ARE worth the coin. Apart from performing really well in the application, wearability and ‘delivering on promises’ departments, and this is going to sound a bit extra, but these products actually bring me pleasure – both in the way they look and as makeup items, ergo I have, quite frankly, a little bit of a crush on my Too Faced stash. 😍 I would, with the exception of the mascara, buy all the products again and enthusiastically recommend them too. I know I am going to get lots of wear and different looks, and feel that the quality (and, with regards to the palettes, versatility) of each product really does make them excellent value for money.
Have you tried any Too Faced products? If so I would love to know which ones, how you got on with them and/or if you have any recommendations. I look forward to reading what YOU think. As always thanks for reading and I hope to see you next time.
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