Oh excitement, the Too Faced Summer Collection 2012 is appearing at www.toofaced.com today! I was reading on Twitter that the sale was for Glam members only, I’m not a Glam member but I was able to tuck a palette into my cart without any issues, so long as you log it, it seems to allow the purchase!
Did anyone grab anything up yet?
For me, upon first seeing the collection, the new Summer Eye Palette pretty much had me at hello, how are ya! I own pretty much all of the Too Faced Eyeshadow Boxes and was eager to add this to my stash as well. Visually, it’s pretty darn stunning. There’s a bit of a sparkle in there, some playful colors, and the palette just gives off a Summer-y vibe. It also happens to house some fairly bright shades compared to the other palettes with pops of pink, aqua, and coral.
Let’s take a look!
Too Faced Shadow Collection Palette have always been a fond favorite of mine not only because they are a great value but also because they are simple to apply.
They newer shadow palettes are a little smaller than the originals as the originals had a drawer that hid away a sponge applicator. Each of the palettes also feature a little pocket located in the top half that houses three small how to cards that offer three simple steps to “get the look”. Instructions are super easy to follow as it’s merely a matter of highlighting eyes and contrasting with the lighter and darker shades on lid and within crease. One of the most appealing aspects of the Too Faced Eyeshadow Palette is the fact they offer an easy way to get the look as not everyone is a super star when it comes to eyeshadow application.
The Summer Palette is a complicated one so this review might prove a little long. Visually, it’s really beautiful. The colors really call to me. Some of the shades like Peach Fuzz and Sunbeam have a lovely little twinkle and just seems terribly unique and special. It’s the application and the formula that gets a little tricky though for me. I had a difficult time getting the eye looks down correctly as some of the pair ups here, like chocolate and a bright pink, end up going muddy as you blend. I had a hard time defining the colors as well and they ended up looking a little washed out at the end of my look so what started out vibrant got a little messy as I blended out.
Formula, texture, and finish are all different in the shades but one thing I will say is this particularly palette isn’t as lovely as some of the others I already own. Typically Too Faced has a great color pay off and a lovely soft, velvety formula. I found the Summer Eye Palette was a mix of different formulas.
Two of my favorite shades, Peach Fuzz and Sunbeam, are semi-matte formulas with a sheer finish and a good dose of glitter. These had a bit of fall out joy to deal with. Sugar Sand proved the most true to Too Faced’s original formula with a soft, velvety finish that feels part cream, part powder. Cocoa Beach, Chocolate Sun, and Coral Crush are also all semi-matte formulas with a hint of sparkle. Plumeria and Mermaid have a soft, velvet formula but Plumeria applies a little chalky. And finally Toasted Coconut is a matte.
(Swatched Left to Right: Toasted Coconut, Mermaid, Sunbeam)
(Swatched Left to Right: Chocolate Sun, Coral Crush, Peach Fuzz)
(Swatched Left to Right: Cocoa Beach, Plumeria, Sugar Sand)
Overall, I think visually the colors seem to look amazing together but they are challenging to apply and contrast with. The shades went a little muddy for me when I was blending out sadly.
The Too Faced Summer Eye Shadow Collection is a nice selection of colors. I think I’ll make the most use out of the colors here by applying them individually versus combining them. I’m a little disappointed as the formula didn’t quite feel like what I’m used to from Too Faced. I’m a little bit at a loss what went wrong for me here but I guess it’s a combination of the odd color pair ups and the formula on some of these shades that led me astray.
I do suggest checking it out for yourself as you might have better success with it than I did. I’m actually feeling a little confused about it, I normally just love or leave it but this one has me puzzling!
Did you haul it?
I’d love to hear your thoughts if and when you do snatch it up!