Sunday, April 15, 2012

Too Faced Summer Eye Summertime Sexy Eye Shadow Collection Palette

With the 15% discount Sephora recently offered, I snagged the brand spanking new Too Faced palette. In a pretty aqua box that looks like water, nine beautiful shadows ranging from matte to glitters come along with a sample of Too Faced Shadow Insurance and three instructional cards to achieve different looks. Unlike the other palettes Too Faced has put out, every single shade in this palette seemed wearable on my complexion, so I had to buy it. The shades are below with Too Faced's descriptions in blue followed by own thoughts in green.

Sugar Sand: Shimmery dusty rose Very frosty, icy pale pink.
Peach Fuzz: Shimmery golden peach Fine golden glitter, super pale peach.
Sunbeam: Pale gold shimmer Fine golden glitter, shadow itself is skin-colored on me.
Plumeria: Vivid pink Shimmery bright pink.
Coral Crush: Coral pink shimmer Fine golden glitter, coral shadow.
Mermaid: Muted teal Shimmery teal.
Cocoa Beach: Plum brown shimmer Fine golden glitter, rosy brown.
Chocolate Sun: Shimmery rich brown Fine golden glitter, dark brown.
Toasted Coconut: Matte caramel Matte tan brown.
Top row of palette, from left to right: Sugar Sand, Plumeria, Cocoa Beach

Middle row of palette, from left to right: Peach Fuzz, Coral Crush, Chocolate Sun

Bottom row of palette, from left to right: Sunbeam (only the glitter shows up on me), Mermaid, Toasted Coconut

I wore two looks so far and have been pleased with both. Here is the look achieved using the top row of the palette.

I wore Sugar Sand on the inner corner of lid and under brow bone. Plumeria is on the rest of the lid. And Cocoa Beach is in the crease.

Here is the look I wore using the bottom row of the palette.

I am wearing Mermaid on the lid and smudged under my eye on top of a liner. I have Toasted Coconut in the crease and blended out. And I used Sunbeam on top of my lid for a little added golden sparkle.

So far, I am really enjoying the palette, but fallout from the glitter is a problem, so I would recommend doing your eye makeup first so that you can clean your face off and apply foundation afterward. The palette is now available at Too Faced, Ulta, and Sephora.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

FOTD LORAC Unzipped Palette

With Sephora's recent discount, one of the items that I hauled is the LORAC Unzipped palette. It features 10 warm shades of gold-toned to rosy-hued neutrals in a variety of finishes. I wore it yesterday for the first time and thought I'd show my look. The lighting wasn't great by the time I took a picture, so I'll try to post another look soon.

Too Faced BB cream in Vanilla Glow
Benefit Erase Paste in Fair under eyes
MAC Studio Finish in NC20 under eyes and on blemishes
Bare Minerals Summer Bisque to set under eye concealer
MAC MSFN in Light Medium on face
Benefit Hoola to contour
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Tipsy

Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Primer
Unreal on inner 1/3 of eye and on browbone to highlight
Unbelievable on outer 2/3 of eye
Unbridled in crease and blended out
Undiscovered lightly on center of lid to blend
Bobbi Brown Black Ink gel liner on top lashline and waterline
Urban Decay Lucky 24/7 liner on bottom lashline
Revlon Grow Luscious black mascara
Anastasia brow wiz in medium ash on brows

Make Up Forever La Boheme collection lipstick in Folk