Too Faced Eyeshadow
With makeup becoming an essential way for women to express themselves, there has been an evolution of many new cosmetic lines in the past few decades. So as women, we’re not just limited to the cosmetic gurus that have been around forever like Estee Lauder and Lancome, but a wide range of brands that are maybe a bit more unique and creative. Too Faced is a brand that has really made its niche, working it’s way into more and more stores. The Too Faced Eyeshadow is a great way to try out this line and fall in love.
The eyeshadows come in singles or palettes. The compact is shiny black with a pretty scroll pattern in pink around the perimeter of the top and a clear window to see your shadow color. Very feminine, very pretty, and super cute! With head-turning names like Label Whore and Mess in a Dress, these shadows definitely call out for attention. The colors look very shimmery, but very finely milled (this is so important so you end up with more shadow on your eyes and less on your cheeks!). Pan appeal… check! So far from the outside I like what I see.
To apply my Too Faced shadow I had to start off with an eyeshadow primer, so I used Shadow Insurance by Too Faced also, and then applied it to my whole eyelid. I applied one shade of shadow on my whole eyelid, from lash to brow. For this I used a nice big brush but one that was still dense. The denser your brush is the more concentrated color you get, which is what I was looking for. I was really pleased by the color. It was exactly how it looked in the compact. The shimmer was perfect bringing just the right amount of shine. I wouldn’t say that you get a burst of color with just a little bit of eyeshadow so it’s a good thing I used a nice dense brush. Nonetheless, I was very pleased. After that I applied a deeper shade of shadow on just the outer corners of my eye and in my crease a bit. Often deeper shades are a better indicator of a shadow’s pigment so this was going to be good indicator of how I felt about this product. I used a crease brush, which has longer bristles and because they are so long it’s not as dense. The brush is also rounded and tapered at the top so it fits perfectly in your crease. You can even apply your shadow in your crease with your eye open (I would actually suggest that technique to make sure you get your shadow in the right place). I did apply the crease color in a few layers to get the desired depth of color I was looking for. It had good pigment (but not great) and went on very nicely; just like the lighter shade I applied to my whole lid. The texture was really velvety and I think that really shows in how the shadow looks on the eyes.
At the end of the day the shadow was still where I put it and looked the same as when the day started. Even though I wasn’t blown away by greatness I still think this was a great shadow and I would definitely try more shades. 4 stars in my book.