Liquid -Too Faced -Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation

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I buy myself a new foundation every year for my birthday, and I'm very glad I chose this one. I have VERY oily and acne-prone skin, so I'd mostly been using Estee Lauder Double Wear for the past year. Double Wear will always have a place in my heart for its insane coverage and oil-controlling properties. I bought it at a time when my acne was awful, and it served me very well. However, my skin has thankfully cleared since then, leaving me with acne and scarring only along my jawline. The Double Wear became too much for an all-over foundation, so I decided to go for a medium-coverage option. Enter Peach Perfect.

First of all, the packaging on this foundation is ideal. It comes in a tube with a pump, keeping your product fresh and eliminating the risk of breaking a bottle. Also, for $36 (as of this writing), you get A LOT of product: 1.6 ounces, as opposed to the standard one ounce. I think it's also worth mentioning that this foundation is good for 18 months. (Double Wear, just for the heck of it, expires in 24 months.)

As advertised, Peach Perfect is a medium-coverage foundation and can build up to mostly-full-coverage with a second layer. I buff this foundation in with a Real Techniques Expert Face brush. I have not tried this foundation with a Beauty Blender, though as a general rule, a wet sponge will sheer anything out. I will say you don't have a heck of a lot of working time with this foundation; it dries pretty quickly, so apply a section at a time. Peach Perfect is about 95 percent matte. It isn't luminous or dewy by any stretch, but on its own, it just isn't *as* matte as my Double Wear. Peach Perfect, especially left unpowdered, is pretty natural-looking for a matte foundation. It doesn't look dry on my skin when applied with a brush, and I usually use 2.5 to three pumps to cover my face and acne patches. That may seem like a lot for one application, but one pump doesn't dispense a lot of product. Unless you want to build this to full-coverage on your entire face every day, I can't see anyone running out of this quickly.

I wear this foundation over Benefit Porefessional. I top it with Coty Airspun Powder and Cover FX Mattifying Setting Spray. For oily skin, it's a winning combination; my natural oils do come through by the end of the day, but I'm never left looking like an oil-slick. Those of you with normal, dry, and combination skin could probably get away with leaving this foundation unpowdered or only powdering in your oily areas. With my oily skin, I'd never dream of leaving my face unpowdered, but since this foundation dries down all the way, I don't think you'd have any problem blending bronzer, blush, contour, etc. on top of it without setting powder.

If you're looking for a medium-coverage, lightweight, mostly-matte foundation that can withstand oily skin (with the right supporting cast of products), Too Faced Peach Perfect is a great option and a great buy.

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Lips -Too Faced -Chocolate Honey

on 10/1/2017 5:56:00 PM

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I want to preface this by saying that I really wanted this product to work and I used to love the too faced brand, but it seems their quality has heavily faltered lately.

I have the melted line in 3 colours: chocolate milkshake, chocolate honey and melted strawberry, all of which seem to do the same thing to my lips.

It looks great when you first put it on; opaque colours with a pretty velvet finish, but throughout the day the product will bunch up and become a gloopy mess. Especially in the inner and outer corners of the lip, even when I don't eat or drink anything. I've tried to make this product work countless times, but no matter what at the end of the day it will always flake, bunch up and make your lips look cracked and disgusting. Reapplying over it seems to cover some of the monstrosity, but then it just looks like you have a gross looking coat over your lips near the edges. Perhaps a lip primer will help with this problem? Alas, that would mean spending more money on what a product should already be doing as it claims. It's really unfortunate as most of the colours in these lines are super pretty, but just don't quite work throughout the day.

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Palettes -Too Faced -Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Collection Palette

on 9/29/2017 12:23:00 PM

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The colors are really pretty, smells great, and Ilooked forward a lot to getting this palette when they permantly released it. I just feel like the colors could be a lot more pigmented. Even with a white base the colors don’t show up on my lids as much as I’d like them to.

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Liquid -Too Faced -Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation

on 9/28/2017 10:57:00 PM

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I’m actually on the fence about buying again. Long wear nice texture, good color but extenuates dry patches


Bronzers -Too Faced -Sweetie Pie Radiant Matte Bronzer – Peaches and Cream Collection

on 9/28/2017 9:51:00 AM

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The new Sweetie Pie Radiant Matte Bronzer is a new addition to the Too Faced Peaches and Cream makeup collection. This definitely has the peach scent- it is very noticeable but does fade over wear time. The look is very natural. I am wearing this in the video over my Too Faced Chocolate Soliel Bronzer- which is my go to bronzer. Being a Minnesotan, we are almost always rather pale, which I don't mind since I'd rather skip as much sun damage as possible.






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Lipstick -Too Faced -Peach Kiss Matte Lipstick

on 9/28/2017 9:46:00 AM

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The Too Faced Peach Kiss Moisturize Matte Long Wear Lipstick Is a decent Lipstick if you don't mind the flavor/ perfume in it. It tastes like artificial Peach flavoring. The formula is a non drying Matte lipstick, but I will emphasize that I didn't find drying in the least. i do wish that the peach taste was less noticeable, but it's a peach theme so what can you do...







Palettes -Too Faced -I Want Kandee: Candy Eyes

on 9/28/2017 9:23:00 AM

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The I Want Kandee Candy Eyes Eyeshadow Palette is a well thought out palette that contains matte, shimmer, and sparkling eye shadow colors. The nice thing is that this contains some great light colors that you can use for blending and the browbone area, dark colors that you can use for the lash line, and then many colors in-between for your eye lid. The faint scent of candy is included but not overwhelming, thankfully!





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Pressed Powders -Too Faced -I Want Kandee Banana Pudding Brightening Face Powder

on 9/28/2017 9:20:00 AM

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The Too Faced Banana Pudding Brightening and Setting Powder is a nice option that actually delivers on its promises to brighten skin tone. It does have a banana cream scent to it so if you are sensitive to fragrances this might be something to avoid. I am usually very sensitive to perfumes but this did not bother me, probably because this wasn't an over the top floral scent. If you are looking for a setting or brightening powder this would be a decent one to consider. I usually use the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder and do love the soft look it gives me, but using the Too Faced Banana Pudding Powder was a nice change of pace.







Palettes -Too Faced -Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette

on 9/26/2017 4:44:00 PM

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The selection of mostly brown shadows presented in a tin shaped like a Hershey bar was a stroke of genius – this is a top seller that spawned sequels: Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar, Chocolate Bon Bons, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Peanut Butter & Honey, and the Sweet Peach palette.

I didn’t hop on the bandwagon right away so I ended up buying the second generation of the original Chocolate Bar palette. The colors are the same but the packaging is slimmer and the names are printed above the pans. The first run was in a bulkier tin and the names were printed on an easy-to-lose plastic insert. It still comes with a little pamphlet that includes diagrams of three eye designs.

Performance:

Too Faced recommends using their Shadow Insurance eye primer as a base. If you already own a tube of something similar such as Urban Decay’s Primer Potion or MAC’s Prep + Prime eye base, you can procrastinate buying their primer, but it does help the shadows last longer without losing intensity. In lieu of eye primer I’ve been able to use Laura Mercier’s Caviar Stick in Vanilla Kiss with good results. The texture of the Caviar Stick is ever-so-slightly tacky so powders cling to it.

Some of the shadows have better pigmentation than others. Most of them blend nicely with good brushes. I like to use the Wayne Goss eye brushes, but MAC 221 and Laura Mercier’s Ponytail brush are also great for the crease. Charlotte Tilbury’s Eye Blender and MAC 217 are blending brushes I reach for often. Tilbury’s smudge brush is good for running color along the lower lashline.

Colors:

My favorite mattes in this palette are:

White Chocolate: This is a cream colored base shade. I’m glad they made this pan larger because I include this highlight color every time I use Chocolate Bar.

Salted Caramel: This peachy tan goes on smoothly and it’s a wonderful transition shade. You can apply the darker colors over it and they never look muddy. I will probably hit pan on this one first.

Milk Chocolate: Another warm beige but less peachy than Salted Caramel, another good transition color.

Semi-Sweet: Great matte brown crease color - I rely on this one a lot, along with Hazelnut.

Triple Fudge: Fudge is rich and dark but surprisingly easy to blend with soft brushes.

I also like Cherry Cordial, a burgundy which is a nice change from some of the more predictable browns, and Strawberry Bon Bon, a cool pink that is easy to work with.

My favorite shimmers are:

Gilded Ganache – this looks olive in the pan but easily blends with the browns and doesn’t look crazy green on the eyes.

Crème Brulee – a gorgeous antique gold with great pigmentation.

Haute Chocolate – a shimmery brown, similar in depth to Hazelnut.

Marzipan – a pale peachy beige shimmer.

Champagne Truffle - a shimmery base shade.

I usually love purple, so I’m surprised that my least favorite shades in this palette are Candied Violet and Black Forest Truffle. Both are smoky, greyish and metallic. There are more vibrant purples in the Peanut Butter & Jelly palette. Amaretto looks promising in the pan but I have to work to build it up.

Fallout:

These are soft powders and when you pack them on you are bound to get a light dusting of cocoa-colored shadow on the cheekbones. Tapping the excess off your brush before applying color to the lids reduces the amount of fallout, but even so I frequently find myself tidying up afterward. So when I’m working with this palette I actually prefer to do my eye makeup first and my foundation afterward. I've noticed that Charlotte Tilbury's shadows are neater, less dusty. Even the Too Faced Peanut Butter palettes seem to generate less fallout than Chocolate Bar.

The Fragrance:

These powders smell like chocolate. I bought this for the colors and usually prefer fragrance free shadow. However, the scent doesn't bother me. I enjoy Chocolate Bar and I use it a lot.

The Verdict:

The adorable packaging and step-by-step instructions make this an irresistible gift for teens. It’s a nice range of neutrals that doesn’t put you to sleep.

I’ve been especially pleased with the wear of these shades: Crème Brulee, Haute Chocolate, Triple Fudge, Semi-Sweet, Salted Caramel, White Chocolate, Hazelnut, Marzipan, and Gilded Ganache when packed on for a smoky eye.

Although I trust the magnetic closure at home I prefer something that clicks shut to go in my suitcase. When I pack for trips I’m more likely to grab Too Faced’s smaller nine-pan tins.

The mid-range prices of Too Faced are easier to afford than brands like Tom Ford, whose quads are $85 each. If you’re interested in this palette, look for sales on the Too Faced website as well as Ulta, Sephora, and Macy’s. The retail price of Chocolate Bar is $49 but I bought mine during a promotion for $39.

I liked Chocolate Bar enough that I went on to purchase the Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar, both of the Peanut Butter nine-pan tins, Just Peachy Mattes, and Kandee Johnson’s Candy Eyes. I don't think Chocolate Bar is a perfect palette (hence the 4 out of 5 rating) but it's certainly a good one and I reach for it often.

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Palettes -Too Faced -Just Peachy Velvet Matte Eye Shadow Palette

on 9/25/2017 8:23:00 PM

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I love this palette! Absolutely beautiful pigments, easily blended, does not crease and smells amazing if you love fresh peach 🍑 scent, which I do especially over a peach candy types smell. This is a refreshing palette that works for everyday or totally glam looks!

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Mascara -Too Faced -Better Than Sex Mascara

on 9/25/2017 5:30:00 PM

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This is a lovely mascara that deserves the recognition it gets. It gives a fluttery and voluminous 'false lash' effect. In terms of the look it creates, it could well be the best mascara ever, however - it smudges. VERY disappointing. Come on too faced.. if you're going to make such a beautiful product at such a high price point why on earth does it not have good staying power! Sadly this major con causes all of its pros to be somewhat irrelevant. Of course there are ways to minimise this problem, like carrying around makeover remover wipes (which I do anyway - although I don't usually have to use them) but should you really have to make allowances for such a pricey product? I don't think so!

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Concealers -Too Faced -Born This Way Concealer

on 9/24/2017 4:46:00 PM

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I find that it's light to medium coverage for an everyday wear. It blends so effortlessly without losing much coverage. I would purchase it again In a heart beat. Plus $20 isn't to bad for this product

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Blush -Too Faced -Love Flush Long Lasting 16hr Blush Wardrobe

on 9/24/2017 4:23:00 PM

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I don't have any words to describe this palette other than out of this world!
I'm a big blushes fan, as I love draping instead of contouring. It might look too 80s but, luckily, not on my face, so I love to have a choice and mix the colours if needed.
This palette was very good value considering the brand, the design and the huge colours choice. It's waaaay bigger than I expected, and the pans are quite generous - they will last ages, as the pigmentation is bonkers. I mean, I used to consider the Wet n wild blushes insanely pigmented, but the first time my brush hit the first pan (Love hangover) and I applied it, I was honestly blown, like literally I shouted "whooaaa" at the mirror.
The shades suit me perfectly, except the "Justify my love" one which doesn't compliment me a lot, but it's still awesome. The fallout is minimum, so little to no waste of product.
They are matte, which is something I honestly prefer, and I can use the shade "Baby love" as a bronzer for an awesome blushing+bronzing technique.
The design is lovely and pretty, it's just not really practical to be carried around - but I won't leave it at home if I have a big suitcase!
Again: excellent value, amazing product, insane pigmentation, excellent for draping.
Strongly, strongly recommended!

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Primer/ Corrector -Too Faced -Primed & Peachy Cooling Matte Skin Perfecting Primer

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I'm surprised there aren't any reviews for this primer on here yet, but I figured I'd get the ball rolling.

When this Sephora exclusive Too Faced line launched I bought the primer, the spray, the pressed powder and two lipsticks. This primer is the only only product out of the line that I absolutely despise. It's going back.

I have combo skin that gets oily in my t-zone and since I gravitate toward dewier foundations I really thought that using a mattifying primer would help keep my oily areas in check.

The packaging is pretty but that is where it ends with this primer.

This primer is incredibly thick and I felt I had to use quite a bit more product than I typically do with primers because as soon as I applied it would immediately dry down so I couldn't spread it out. I didn't notice a "cooling" effect at all and the scent is very minimal.

After applying, it makes my skin so matte and dry! So dry in fact that it feels tight and makes my skin look and feel like all the moisture has been sucked out of my skin. As someone who spends a lot of time (and money) keeping their skin hydrated, this was really annoying.

I have been using the No7 Lift & Luminate foundation which has a very dewy finish. This primer made my foundation MATTE as I applied it. We're talkin' an extremely flat, dry matte that looked WAY too heavy for my liking. I can't even imagine what it would have been like if I was using it with a matte foundation.

I didn't notice a significant difference in longevity. My oily areas still became oily and it seemed to make my foundation feel heavy and mask like. Because it made my skin so dry it made my foundation appear dry and splotchy. My foundation never sinks into creases and fine lines (this is why I've been using it) but with this primer it did and I attribute it to how dry it makes your skin.

I wouldn't recommend this primer, especially when there are SO many fabulous primers on the market that actually increase longevity of wear and don't make your skin feel tight and dry. I'm not crazy in love with the Hangover primer, but I'd choose that one over this any day. This is a no-go for me, and if you have any signs of aging steer clear. It'll make your foundation accentuate lines because all the moisture will be stripped from your skin.

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Mascara -Too Faced -Better Than Sex Mascara

on 9/23/2017 10:20:00 AM

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I've a love-hate relationship with this. I wear this for dramatic days/nights out cos it gives the volume and fullness but this clumps like cray and dries really slowly (maybe cos of this thick, clumpy consistency). For it's price, I think I can do better with other drugstore ones.

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