Thursday, February 19, 2009
Too Faced Smoky Eye Palette
I'm such a sucker for packaging so when I saw this palette, I just had to have it. I figured you can never have too many smokey eye palettes. Plus, it got pretty good ratings on Sephora. It sells for $32 at Sephora and includes 3 smokey eye looks (Day Smoke, Fashion Smoke, and Classic Smoke), 2 double ended shadow mini brushes with a sponge tip on one end and an angled brush on the other end, and three tutorial cards on how to create each look.
The packaging is beautiful. I can't say enough about it. It's just too cute. In terms of the shadows, I'm so disappointed. This is actually my first Too Faced eyeshadow product and I'm hoping it's not representative of their line. The pigmentation is not great, or at least not what you would expect for the price. I honestly have NYX shadows that are nicer.
In terms of the looks, the Fashion smoke is pretty unique but I tried it and I personally don't think it works for me. But I can imagine that it would look great on others. The Day Smoke and the Classic smoke are not very unique at all. Honestly, if you have any black and silver shadow, you can recreate the Classic smoke very easily. The Day Smoke pigmentation is probably the worst of the bunch. I can barely see it on my lid (even with eyeshadow primer).
So overall, if you like palettes with nice packaging, it fits the bill. But for me, it's just not worth it. I actually ordered the New Romantic Unicorn palette from Too Faced before I had a chance to try this one and I'm hoping it's going to be better. If it's bad, I think I'm going to get turned off by Too Faced despite all their cute packaging.