FOTD: Too Faced In Your Dreams Palette – Swatches & Review
Dropped by Sephora after dinner with HS and Christine to check out the Tokidoki Pittura Brush Sets that Haru posted in her blog. However we learnt that they are OOS and there will be no re-stocking since it is an LE item so your best bet will be to order online from Sephora US. Anyway, I spotted lots of Xmas promotional sets on display, perfect for the upcoming festive season
Too Faced also released a In Your Dreams palette for the season which offers 3 complete looks in one big palette. They have a few other sets on sale but this was the one which really quite appealed to me.
This palette features 9 eyeshadows with a net weight of 1g each (MAC singles are 1.5g each), 3 blushes at 4.3g each (MAC regular blushers are 6g each) and 3 lip glosses at 0.8g each.
Eye shadow chart:
The palette is long but flat and is made of thick layers of cardboard glued together and opens up like a children’s storybook.
It features 3 distinctive looks – Natural Beauty, Feminine Flirty and Seductively Smokey.
I did a look using colours from Natural Beauty:
Eyes: Silk Stockings, La Cage, Rapture, Bébé Poshé Dazzling Eye Pencil – Black Diamond
Face: Guerlain Parure Aqua Radiant Feel Good Foundation 32 Ambre Clair, Amazing Cosmetics Concealer – Light Golden, Heroine Make Smooth Cover Powder, Guerlain Méteorités Perles – 01 Mythic
Cheeks: Too Faced Wanna Play? (From In Your Dreams Palette)
Lips: Too Faced Give it Up (From In Your Dreams Palette)
$59 at Sephora Singapore/USD39 on Sephora.com
I love this palette! Some of the darker shades are a little chalky especially from the Seductively Smokey trio but it shouldn’t be hard to work with them with the help of a good primer. The Natural Beauty trio that I had used today was pigmented, smooth and very easy to blend for a quick natural eye look. I totally love the highlighting shade (Silk Stockings) – it highlights without being overly frosty yet still visible to the naked eye. Feminine Flirty is also a trio I would wear on a regular basis because of the nice mix of taupes and greys. The shades are not terribly unique and there is nothing outstanding about the texture or formula but for the price, I think it’s of incredible value because it comes complete with blush and lip glosses.
The blushes feel very nice against the skin and swatch well without being too chalky or powdery. Wanna Play? reminds me a lot of NARS blushes – they are well pigmented yet impart a subtle translucency so it looks like you are flushing from within. I have not tried the rest yet to comment but they sure look promising.
The lip glosses are the only ones which I feel were not very nice. The textures are great, they are all glossy, smooth, extremely creamy on the lips and last well enough without being drying. The only downside is that the colours appear very frosty on the lips and cheapens the look entirely. The glosses look like those $2 makeup sets that I used to play with as a child. All 3 shades have the annoying frosty glitter look to them and when the base colour wears off, the glitter bits stay on the lips. This is very surprising because I could hardly spot the glitters when they are in their pans. Give It Up and Pink Ice are pretty colours despite the frost so I will continue to wear them in light layers. Heart On appears as a rosy pink in the pan but translates to a cool blue-toned pink on my lips (whatthehell?) and is absolutely unflattering.
For the price, I would think this palette is well-worth the money despite the disappointing lip gloss shades. This is my first foray into Too Faced cosmetics and certainly won’t be the last.