Foundations -Too Faced -Born This Way Foundation

on 9/11/2017 7:28:00 PM

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This foundation accentuated my pores, rough skin texture and fine lines instead of gliding over my flaws. It's heavy, oxidized and doesn't look natural at all. It did hold up well when I exercised for an hour and was sweating which is good....but I won't buy this again.


Liquid -Too Faced -Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation

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I received this as a gift for my birthday---after swatching the 3 lightest shades in store, I came to the realization that these run REALLY orange and dark. My thoughtful friend purchased me the lightest shade (Snow) as that the only one that didn't run too dark. I'm around an NC18 to give you an idea.
The pump is nice, the packaging is lovely, The product inside is not so great. It's highly fragranced, which didn't bother me. I know this is a matte finish, but it's so dry and cakey and doesn't wear well at all. Patchy on my oily spots and just looked like garbage on my face. And I know that a matte finish can be done well and give a satin perfect skin look. This just doesn't do that. I'm returning it with my friends blessing to just pick out something different for a bday gift, as this is a solid D- for me.

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Palettes -Too Faced -Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Collection Palette

on 9/11/2017 8:24:00 AM

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A lovely range of colours in this palette, all super pigmented and blend so smoothly - out of all eyeshadows I've tried, these blend the best by far and can look professional even with minimal effort. 'Georgia' is the most gorgeous peachy pink colour and looks lovely as a transition shade. I'll admit I'm on the fence in terms of the packaging. I think it's cute but a little gimmicky, although I do love the peach scent and think that's a nice touch. It's got a decent sized mirror, I just wish the packaging was a little more secure in terms of opening/closing as it is quite easy to open which makes me wonder how risky it would be to travel with. If I'm honest I do think it's overpriced at £39, but the flawless way the colours blend together makes it worth it.

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Eye Primer -Too Faced -Shadow Insurance

on 9/11/2017 6:05:00 AM

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Great primer, worked my super oily lids. But I don't think I'll repurchase. It is a tad too expensive for me to justify, as there are many cheaper options that perform just as well or nearly as well. It also tends to separate so I would recommend giving it a good shake before squeezing it out.

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Palettes -Too Faced -The Power Of Makeup by NikkieTutorials

on 9/11/2017 2:00:00 AM

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The formula is good. I'm digging the blushes, bronzer, and highlighter the most. I use the shade Painkiller (the one in the middle) as a contour powder and it's really good when applied with my E.l.f fan brush. As for the eye shadows, I'm loving Wham Bam (the purple one).

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Palettes -Too Faced -Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar

on 9/11/2017 12:53:00 AM

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My most go-to shades are: Nougat (the first to hit pan), Peanut Butter (favorite transition color), Mousse (second favorite transition color, second to hit pan, sometimes for micro-contouring as well), Coconut Creme (to set the base), Puddin', Truffled, Caramel, Bon Bon, Rum Raisin (a nice wash of color all over the lids), and Frosting (glam wash of color all over the lid). I rarely use makeup more than 6 hours because I simply don't get around much, and be a homebody. So I can't really say if these eye shadows last all day or not. I have sensitive eyes like my mother, I used to despise having eye makeup done on me, until I learned how to do it myself, this eye shadow doesn't irritate and make my eyes red. This palette is really nice for a run-off-the-mill MUA like me who works mostly for warm skin toned ladies. I'm loving each of the said shades. Pink Sugar was a mess for my liking. Butter Pecan was ok, but I will pass it for being an inner-corner highlighter. I used to give Blueberry Swirl a pass, but now it's my new-found favorite since I discovered how to make it work and combine the look with Hot Fudge as a definition.

I don't know if the packaging of the one I have is supposed to be okay, but I don't like how it doesn't "clicked" when I close it.

Surprisingly, I dropped my palette once and Pink Sugar was the only one shattered and the rest are perfectly okay.

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Liquid -Too Faced -Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation

on 9/10/2017 11:30:00 PM

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I like this foundation a lot. When you have oily skin you flock to makeup offerings that have claims of "matte" and "long lasting." So since this was touted as a very matte collection I bought the primer, foundation, setting powder and setting spray. The foundation is beautiful! I bought this in Mahogany which is the darkest shade. I am sure they will come up with more later. You get more than 1 oz of foundation for around $34 which is a steal these days. Lasts decently, this is no Estée Lauder double wear. Finish is certainly matte and I would repurchase.

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Lipstick -Too Faced -Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick

on 9/9/2017 1:51:00 PM

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Freshly Baked was the only lip color in the “I Want Kandee” Collection that I couldn’t resist. It quickly sold out on Ulta’s website. It’s a rosy mauve nude, a very beautiful classic shade. It also smells like cake and tastes like frosting. The flavor wears off after a while but it’s delicious while it lasts. The color is long-lasting and it feels weightless.

The only thing I don’t like is how dry the texture is. I have to prep my lips with balm before applying or put lip gloss over this. Otherwise the color settles into lip grooves and it can even crumble. Around the same time I purchased two of Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Lips liquid lipsticks in Rising Star and Platinum Blonde. I personally prefer Tilbury’s formula to that of Too Faced Melted Mattes. Hollywood Lips are far less drying and they’re not crumbly at all. I also had better luck with the brand Jeffree Star.

In spite of how drying it is, I will keep Freshly Baked because the color is gorgeous and it goes with everything. I love the scent and flavor, and I’m willing to top it with gloss to make it work. I will not buy other shades of Too Faced Melted Matte for myself because for $21 I'd rather get a lipstick that moisturizes my lips. I wish I could buy the color Freshly Baked in the Too Faced La Creme Color Drenched Lipstick formula.

However, I would buy Freshly Baked as a gift for a friend who is used to the feel of liquid lipsticks. The Kandee Johnson Collection is very nice, and this is an amazing nude.

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Palettes -Too Faced -Natural Eyes

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I really liked the colors in this palette. Super pigmented but stays best with an eyeshadow primer. I dropped mine and a few of them broke unfortunately but I liked it overall.

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Palettes -Too Faced -I Want Kandee: Candy Eyes

on 9/9/2017 11:29:00 AM

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The packaging is clever. The tin reminds me of a Whitman’s Sampler and the fifteen shadows are grouped logically in clusters followed by the obligatory row of base shades. There’s a little sticker on the lid when you first open it. There is a protective insert over the shadows which resembles a sheet of wax paper, something you might see wrapped around donuts at a bakery. A lot of thought went into the details and it does look exactly like a candy box.

The scent is faint. It smells like vanilla and cocoa. It doesn’t smack you in the face with fragrance like some of the other food-themed Too Faced palettes.

I love the mix of warm and cool tones in Candy Eyes. There are some nice neutrals in here: two matte beiges, Pastry and Cream Puff, a rosy stone called Taupe Berry, and a matte rich brown, Hot Chocolate. Raspberry Cocoa blends effortlessly and it's a beautiful rosy mocha shade. If you want a bit of orange, there’s Butterscotched, and you have Licorice Rope, a matte black. Base shades include Banana Cream (yellowish), Ice Cream (a pinker cream) and pearlescent Whipped Cream. For shimmer you have metallic lilac Sugar Plum, coppery Sweet Toffee, coral Sugared Strawberry, a lighter Frosted Pink, and the champagne Sparkling Cider. There’s quite a bit of variety in this palette and I didn’t feel like I was buying dupes of things I already own.

The colors are well-organized. Too Faced always includes a Glamour Guide, a pamphlet with diagrams to get you started with the palette. In this one Kandee Johnson models the looks and provides the instructions.

Licorice Rope makes a great liner but it requires more patience to blend than the lighter shades. A transition color such as Raspberry Cocoa or Cream Puff can make blending easier. These shadows layer well without muddiness.

I get more intensity and better wear when I prep the lids with Shadow Insurance or another similar primer (Wet ‘n Wild Photo Focus Eye Shadow Primer is a more affordable substitute). Without primer I found that a few of the shades go on with a whisper instead of a roar, but you can build them up with a short paddle brush. I use MAC 239. My favorite crease brush is MAC 221, but Laura Mercier’s Ponytail brush is softer and works great, too. I like to use Charlotte Tilbury’s Eye Blender for softening edges. There is a little bit of fallout with these but not nearly as much fallout as I encounter with Too Faced Chocolate Bar. Some shades pack more of a punch than others. For example, Sweet Toffee goes on intensely and lasts well but Sugared Strawberry and Sugar Plum require more effort to build up when using MAC brushes. I bought Kat Von D's $24 Glimmer Effect Eye Brush specifically to use with Sugared Strawberry and Sugar Plum. Now I get more intensity from those shades with less fallout.

I understand that a candy box would not have a mirror in the lid, but I miss the mirror. The lack of mirror and bulkiness of the tin make this less travel-friendly than the compact Too Faced created for Just Peachy Mattes. Overall that one seems more efficient to me. However, this pink candy box certainly fits the “I Want Kandee” theme and it’s adorable.

Sometimes Too Faced is criticized for their cuteness but this box is fun. I’ve been wearing makeup for so long that doing my eye shadow in the morning can seem like a chore. I enjoy picking up these shadows and playing with them. Kandee Johnson did a nice job with this collection. The items are limited edition. The palette costs $45.

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Palettes -Too Faced -Natural Eyes

on 9/9/2017 10:30:00 AM

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This palette from Too Faced called Natural Eyes is packaged in a tin cute container. It has a mirror inside the upper lid. I wish it is larger so it is easier to see when applying the shadows on. The closure is magnetic but not very strong which concerns me for travelling and I think I would put elastic around it if I'm getting into my purse frequently, but then, when travelling, I wouldn't carry that in my purse. The packaging pretty and feminine. The shadows are combination of matt and shimmer, one has sporadic sparkles. This palette is perfect for day look, simple, without too much thought on color combination to not make a mistake but enough to be creative. I am very pale and doesn't look too dark. The shadows have medium pigmentation and I used the darker shadows as an eyeliner using my very short, thin, flat eye brush to apply it on. I do have normal to dry skin, well over 40, and the powder did not fade, move or blur off the lining of the upper eye and the lid and upper lid powder never faded from 6 am to 10 pm. Now that is good quality! I will repurchase. I won't get into all the shades as many before me already have. I have no issues with any shade, applying it on, blending.


Eyeliner -Too Faced -Sketch Marker

on 9/7/2017 12:28:00 PM

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I was surprised to find the reviews on here are fairly low for the product. I have used 3 very similar products to this one in the past. Kat Von Ds tattoo liner, NYX felt tip liner, and PFs eye booster. I wear winged eyeliner almost daily. This one is actually pretty good. Kat Von D is still my holy grail, but this liner holds up better than the drug store varieties. First of all the application is pretty simple as it is with most pen liners. The color is a little more metallic compared to others and the product does take a second to dry on the lids. However it lasts a long time and has great color pay off. My lids are not particularly oily though and I do put a primer + setting powder on my lids prior to eyeliner. Overall I would say this is a pretty good liner and I would definitely purchase it again.

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Foundations -Too Faced -Born This Way Foundation

on 9/7/2017 6:56:00 AM

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My first impression with this foundation was that it was everything that it was claiming. My skin is acne prone and super oily so most of the foundations that I use tent to melt of my face but this one did not melt off at all. It has a great coverage and it doesn't feel heavy on the skin at all. It also blends in nicely I have tried using it both with a brush and a beautyblender and it works perfectly with either of them. You can also build this product up and it won't look cakey. I didn't use it with a primer in my daily bases but when I needed a reinforcement with a controll shine primer it just works fenomenally.

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Palettes -Too Faced -Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Collection Palette

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Nice colors and pigmention, cute packaging, I just couldn't get this to work. Every look I put together didn't look right. It always ended up muddy and dirty looking, even when I used a gentle hand. I tried multiple times to try getting this to work, different primers, techniques, brushes, but every time it just looked like a mess. I wanted to like this, but ended up returning it in frustration.

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Primer/ Corrector -Too Faced -Hangover 3-in-1 Replenishing Primer and Setting Spray

on 9/5/2017 5:43:00 AM

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I use this to make my makeup look fresh and dewy. But it doesn't really make my makeup last longer. For my oily skin it can sometimes even be a bit too dewy. But the spray of the bottle is good and the scent is amazing so I often spray too much because I really like how it feels. I like using this as a refreshing spray most. So 4 lippies because it feels so nice but one lippie off because I have setting sprays that hold my makeup longer.

Edit: I started using this as a primer and it works! It leaves the skin very sticky. If you put foundation over it, it really lasts longer.

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