Too Faced has teamed up youTube sensation NikkieTutorials to create the Too Faced The Power of Makeup By NikkieTutorials Palette ($56) which pays home to nine Too Faced Eyeshadows, highlighter, bronzer, and two shades of Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush as well as other goodies like a limited edition purple shade of Better Than Sex Mascara.
Fans of both Nikkie and Too Faced are likely going to want to get their hands on this limited edition palette, that’s a given right? And we all know that Too Faced has successfully created such mass social media hysteria around their collections lately that it’s bound to sell out before we apply our mascara in the morning! Will you be indulging?
I’m happy to say I got an early sneak peek of the palette to try out and I like the positive message behind it or as Nikkie puts it, “When life gives you lemons, punch it in the face and ask for GLITTER.” -Nikkie. Indeed, because as far as I’m concern glitter solves all of life’s problems.
Here’s a review, swatches, and thoughts on the palette!
The Too Faced The Power of Makeup By NikkieTutorials Palette includes:
- Eyeshadows in Ivy, Sugar Coated, Frosted Yum, Irrestible, Painkiller, Makeup & Chill, Mystic Hour, Wham Bam, and Wanted
- Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush in I Will Always Want You and Justify My Love
- Highlighter in Champagne Truffle
- Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
- Too Faced Sketch Marker Liquid Art Liner in Deep Black
- Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara in Purple (LE) (0.17 oz)
- Too Faced Glamour Dust in Blue Angel (0.035 oz)
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eye Primer (0.17 oz)
The palette comes housed in a sturdy flip to open pink leopard print cardboard compact, it does not have a mirror. You also get a little matching ziploc bag which contains the eyeshadow primer, Glamour Dust, and mascara.
As with many Too Faced Palettes this includes a three page how-to-get the look guide that includes step-by-step instructions to get the look as well as images of Nikki with the completed look. I always appreciate these guides because sometimes pairing up shades and shade placement can be a little daunting. The palette is arranged in three different eyeshadow trios. I think one would automatically assume these shades would go into one look but some of the shades aren’t even used in the get the look guide. For example, only one shade, Mystic Hour, from last trio which also included Wham Bam and Wanted was used as a liner only. The other two shades were never addressed in completed look. That’s not a big issue as these three shades will work well together. I just thought it was odd to include such vibrant shades and not address them in one bold look. However, since posting this Nikkie did do a tutorial featuring Wham Bam in a complete look all over her lid. It might not appear in the how to get the look guide but you can look up her video for step by step instructions for using that bright purple in an eye look! As I mentioned above the eyeshadows are arranged in a way that you can create a look using three of the shades across and in some cases up and down as well! For example Ivy, Irrepressible, and Mystic Hour work fabulously together or you can use Irresistible, Painkiller, and Makeup & Chill in a single as I did below. This palette has both cooler and warmer shades from eyeshadow to blush which gives you plenty of options for a variety of looks. Although I admit I struggled a little with some of the colors and working them into daily looks. I also struggled a little with the eyeshadow formula which I’ll address more below.
The palette contains a variety of shadow finishes including satin, shimmer, and mattes. The mattes were dense but blended well enough but I do wish they were a bit more silkier. The shimmers were fairly soft but did suffer from some fall out. Many shades weren’t as pigmented or as velvety as Too Faced Eyeshadows normally are. I can’t pinpoint it exactly but something was different and the texture felt a little thinner. I will say both Mystic Hour and Wham Bam as well as Wanted delivered excellent pigmentation and all three had a beautiful soft, texture that was easy to apply and blend out. I just wish more of the shades were like these. For those interested, this palette is made within the USA.
I’m not a huge fan of Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush but I won’t address that here, you can read my review for more details about the formula and why I’m not a big fan of it by clicking here. One thing I will address is the packaging of the blush! The little heart shaped pans are darling but wriggling a blush brush into them can be a little impractical. At one point I got Mystic Hour on the side of blush brush without knowing and applied it as well as I Will Always Love You Blush on my cheeks. So, there I sat with a big stripe of green on my face! I wish the pans were a little larger. Aside from that the shadow and the bronzer/highlighter pans were fine.
Both Chocolate Soleil and Champagne Truffle had excellent formulas. Chocolate Soleil has the typical dense yet easy to blend formula as the original and Champagne Truffle was very smooth and added a nice lit glow on cheeks and face. It was also easy to blend and apply and didn’t adhere to drier areas on my cheeks or face.
Apologies, I’ll be updating the post shortly with a photo of the purple mascara. This might be a key selling point of the set as if you love Better Than Sex Mascara and love purple or colored mascaras it could tip you into the “I need this!” zone. I wonder if Better Than Sex will launch in more shades, I suspect it will come Spring 2017! We shall see if I’m right!
Glamour Dust is also included in this set and can be used to add a flash of refined shimmer to your lids. Just be careful when opening it as it doesn’t have a sifter. I mistakenly opened it carelessly and a majority of it spilled all over me. It was a very Andy Lincoln moment for a sec there. You also get a full size Sketch Marker with this set. These literally just launched for Fall 2016 so, I was delighted they included one with this set to try out!
The Too Faced The Power of Makeup By NikkieTutorials had some shades I liked but overall, it wasn’t a palette I loved sadly. I felt the quality wasn’t exactly there and the shades aren’t ones I’d commonly reach for aside from the nudes. I wish the eyeshadows were formulated better because I know and love Too Faced eyeshadow and this isn’t quite on par with their normal offerings! But I can see it being wildly popular for Nikkie and Too Faced fans alike!
Will you be indulging?