Mascara -Too Faced -Better Than Sex Mascara

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Finally I managed to get round to using this last night and seeing for myself what the hype was all about (I have 2 friends who it seems to work great for). My lashes themselves are long thanks to a serum I use, however I wouldn't mind some definition, hence the Too Faced purchase which I got online for $24. Although this went on quite well and just required one coat, it did start to both clump immediately and then flake in a matter of hours. The flaking eventually got so bad that I had to remove it all together. I thought maybe my serum might have caused that, even though it had been 12 hours since applying it the previous night. But nope, same problem happened again.

I think there are some products which agree perfectly with some people and are the bane of other people's lives. Judging from the reviews this seems to be one of them!


Selena x



~ My HG list ~

(I've sampled 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, as I love trying out new stuff all the time - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora. Thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective)


1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Hair Oil
2. Lip Balm: Jack Black - Intense Therapy
3. Pigmentation + Anti-Ageing Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Facial Treatment Serum
4. Cleanser: 'Aveda' - Purifying Gel Cleanser
5. Concealer: ‘Mac’ - Studio Finish Concealer
6. Lash Growth Serum: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Divinelash
7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)
8. Face Scrub: ‘Sisley' - Botanical Gentle Buffing Cream
9. Moisturizer: ‘Antipodes' - Rejoice Light Day Cream
10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment

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Bronzers -Too Faced -Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer

on 7/21/2018 7:42:00 AM

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I am not a big fan of bronzers. They generally don't look very natural on me whether I use them for contouring (my round face could do with some but it always looks peculiar) or to add a bit of colour to my pale face in summer. But I had a points perk little compact of this and decided to give it a try and, to my surprise, I really like it. It works well to darken my throat a bit so it matches my face (matching my face to my neck would have me looking like a sheet of printer paper!). And if I use a large, fluffy powder brush to dust this all over my face, it does give nice, natural colour to my skin and makes me look healthy rather than orange or artificial. I wouldn't hesitate to buy the full size of this bronzer and that is high praise coming from someone like me, who generally avoids them.

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Concealers -Too Faced -Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer

on 7/21/2018 6:44:00 AM

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Anyone else think Too Faced has been meh the past few years or so? Especially lacking in the complexion department with their garbage Born This Way foundation and mediocre Peach foundation. I saw good reviews for this concealer when I was in the market for a new one after Tarte Shape Tape ran out which to be quite honest, was good but not amazing for me to repurchase.

I was able to find my shade easily and can even get away with a few of them (although I wish it was more neutral like Shape Tape offers but I can make it work). I ended up with nude because I wanted it to be light enough to brighten but not too light that I can’t wear it on its own.

Packaging - the wand is HUGE so if you’re one of those people who applies the triangles under your eyes after your foundation, you might want to go easy or you’ll be blending this down your cheeks. I prefer to wear this under foundation.

Speaking of blendability - so easy to work with and spreads like a dream but might take a little bit more time with a brush. I find the best application technique is a combination of patting and lightly swiping. This concealer is meant to be blended, not pressed into the skin. The consistency a lot thinner and less drying than Tarte ST.

Coverage - gorgeous, natural luminous finish. For something so natural, it sure packs a punch as this is the highest coverage, non-caking concealer I’ve ever used. Heck, it even covered my huge sun spot which no other concealer or even FOUNDATION has ever done in the 8 year history of me wearing makeup. Toss the Shape Tape, toss the Prolongwear, toss the KVD, and GET THIS.

I’m planning to get the next shade up so I can use it all over the face on days I don’t feel like wearing foundation. If after you try this and you feel like doing the same, just a warning it won’t last all day as an all over coverage but as a concealer YASSSSS.

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Concealers -Too Faced -Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer

on 7/21/2018 2:32:00 AM

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Terrific -- what I expected Shape Tape to be. But this is more moisturizing, yet doesn't crease on me if I set it lightly with my small duo fiber brush and lightweigt powder (Hourglass Ethereal, W3l lPeople, MAC Extra Dimension Highlighter). I ordered it before it was in stores, and lucked out with Vanilla. I considered trading it in -- it's a tad yellow and I'd rather go pink than yellow, but the site describes it as Neutral. And it's fine, the color.

Great coverage, easy to apply, really a great find! There's another listing ere for Too Faced Concealer, which is their other one. This one is the one with the long name and extra words. i wonder how long they yanked around "Sculpting."

Highly recommended.


Concealers -Too Faced -Born This Way Concealer

on 7/21/2018 2:26:00 AM

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I just want to point out that there are DIFFERENT Too Faced Concealers, both named "Born This Way" (great, TF). There is an entirely different listing for the Newer super coverage sculpting one. Which I adore -- and I'm 62! If it covers and doesn't crease on ME, I can't imagine it doing so on younger buyers. I do set it with a small due-fiber brush and the lightest powder I have on hand. But then I am good for the rest of the day.

I know everyone's experience and skin is different, but some of these reviews, I feel, are about an entirely different product. This is just now in stores this week -- the end of July 2018.

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Foundations -Too Faced -Born This Way Foundation

on 7/21/2018 1:54:00 AM

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Thank you.


Blush -Too Faced -Papa Don't Peach

on 7/21/2018 1:34:00 AM

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Okay so I love the packaging. I will say that. So that gets 5 lipsticks. The price is a little high but still decent because you do you get a ton of product so I gave it 3 lipsticks. But overall it gets only 3 because sometimes I can get lucky and get this blush to work for me but other times it always comes out looking like a highlighter rather than a blush with all that shimmer in it. I find that the peachy golden shimmer isn't flattering if even slightly overdone on my skin and I'm in my late 20s yes but sheesh my skin is still nice and unwrinkled and I'm the right amount of tan that this shade should look pretty good on my skintone . If I go in reeeaalllyy light with this blush the pigmentation is lacking but the shimmer is just right. If I apply it and get it to just the right pigment opacity then now it looks like I've smeared loose eyeshadow all over my face. It's really tricky. It gets hard pan super easy too but it seems to be a good thing in this case. Cuts down on the shimmer..forreal. lol. I recently scraped the hard pan off cause I was out of tape and it is so shimmery I can't stand it all over again. It's also really dry. But yeah idk how to feel about this. I like Milani luminoso better and I guess luminoso is supposed to be the dupe for this one so that says a lot. It has more of a sheen rather than sparkley shinmery micro glitter stuff like this blush does and is much more flattering as a whole. So yeah. Idk where I stand with this or how I feel about it.

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Concealers -Too Faced -Born This Way Concealer

on 7/21/2018 1:31:00 AM

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Very aging to my combo skin.


Primer/ Corrector -Too Faced -Hangover Rx Replenishing Face Primer

on 7/20/2018 1:21:00 PM

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Favorite primer! Very hydrating- good soft smell. Does the job- HOWEVER kinda pricey for the amount of product you get and the packaging is not good. As you get to the end of the product the pump doesn't work very well and it is impossible to unscrew it so that you can manually squeeze product out. Not good! Otherwise the primer itself is great.

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Foundations -Too Faced -Born This Way Foundation

on 7/20/2018 10:49:00 AM

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This foundation applies to your skin wonderfully. They have a variation of different shades , the foundation is creamy and blends very well. My only concern is, I have somewhat oily skin. This foundation looks Amazing on my skin for about 3 hours, but after about four hours my skin looks Extremely greasy. I would DEFINITELY recommend this foundation to anyone who suffers from dry skin. Great foundation , just doesn't go well with the texture of my skin.

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Mascara -Too Faced -Better Than Sex Mascara

on 7/20/2018 10:17:00 AM

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After all the hype I was very disappointed. It flaked and smeared so bad I am shocked there was even any product left on my lashes. Even though Too Faced is cruelty free, they are owned by Estee Lauder, who is NOT. Total disappointment.

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Palettes -Too Faced -Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette

on 7/17/2018 10:56:00 PM

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Okay so I bought this palette because I fell in love with the Sweet Peach palette and I enjoy it a lot but not as much OVERALL as I do the SP. Packaging is cute and great even though it isn't practical but that's already been mentioned a billion times so I'll spare you. So I mentioned I would repurchase it but only for the shades Milk Chocolate, Semi Sweet, Salted Caramel, Triple Fudge and White Chocolate. Basically all the mattes lol. And of course Haute Chocolate and Creme Brulee. Not feeling Hazelnut. It's different somehow. The rest aren't really that special or wowing to me. They are pretty. But they don't CALL to me..ya know? I dug Candied Violet and Strawberry Bon Bon out with a nail file because those shades were MAJORLY throwing me off! I had to get them out so I could see the palette more clearly. Really changes the way you look at it if you remove those 2 shades. I personally like it better this way and it's easier to get inspired from it somehow too. But yeah. I do love this palette and literally use it everyday and use Milk Chocolate and Semi Sweet with every look just about. But I do wish that TF would put out a palette with a ton of the matte shades from the chocolate bar/sweet peach lines all in one. It's not even that mattes are my favorite type of eyeshadows. It's just that TF has a bomb matte formula. At least from what I can see of the CB and SP. I say it is definitely worth buying. Price is high but mines lasted me over a year now and I still haven't hit pan on any shades! I do only use 3 shadows generally for each look though so that could be why. But yeah I'd say buy it for sure.

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Mascara -Too Faced -Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara

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I dont know why other people said it smudged, i found it lasts all day (including snorkling, surfing and skiing), without smearing. Very good, makes my lashes look a lot longer and thicker. Can be clumpy if too much is applied, but I just use a clean eyebrow spoolie and run it over my lashes a couple of times and it removes the clumps, for a more natural look.


Mascara -Too Faced -Better Than Sex Mascara

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Very good, makes my lashes look a lot longer and thicker. Can be clumpy if too much is applied, but I just use a clean eyebrow spoolie and run it over my lashes a couple of times and it removes the clumps, for a more natural look.


Palettes -Too Faced -White Peach Eyeshadow Palette

on 7/15/2018 8:12:00 PM

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It took me a while to admit that this palette sucks! I wanted to love it so much. The two aspects that I loved were the neutral colours and the cute, compact packaging. However there were too many misses and I returned it to Sephora.

1) matte shadows are very chalky and powdery, super bad quality, look muddy
2) the light shimmer shadow is full of glitter - who wants that? If this was a subtle shimmer colour would have been nice
3) the palette was missing a brown shadow and I had to reach for other palettes to complete a look. 4) The darkest shadow did not go with the rest of shadows as it was too dark and made everything look muddy. If this is a white peach why did they feel the need to include a black looking shadow? Have you never seen a white peach in your life?
5) the peachy smell reminded me of a powder laundry detergent smell - why would I want to put that on my eyes?
6) bluish dark shadow was the prettiest most unique shadow, actually what sold me on the palette. However on its own was not worth the $55+ . Plus it was a bit challenging to blend out, but maybe it was the other shadows in the palette that were the issue but I never tied wearing it with shadows from other palettes.

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