Sephora is turning 10! Happy Birthday Sephora! We all love you very, very much, particularly the Muse of course!
In honor of it’s 10 year’s providing much joy to the beauty whores of the world, Sephora is doing up some seriously awesome collections and sets that are truly a steal in a deal!
One such set that caught my eye is the Too Faced The Quickie Chronicles Mini Collection…whoa…have you seen this?
This contains 8 Too Faced Quickie Chronicle Mini Palettes for $59.10 USD
It’s a bit early to be offering gift advice but wouldn’t this be a super pressie for a good friend or the makeup lover in your life? Or yourself of course…!
With 8 palettes you can create endless looks!
I’m very tempted by this one, very!
At $59.10 USD it works out to around $7.50 USD per palette but buy this during the Sephora Friends and Family Discount and you’ll end up paying around $5.85 USD per palette! Sweet!
I may indulge…I’m very tempted by this one…very!
What do you think?
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Too Faced Smoke and Mirrors Review
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One of my favorite Fall Collections this year is Too Faced Smoke & Mirrors. This ones deserves some of your time so head on over to the Too Faced website or visit your local Sephora and have a peek at the selection of goodies! They are great and come with the Muse’s highest approval and recommendation.
The collection consists of several items but two of my favorite products are the Too Faced Smoky Eye Palette and the Too Faced Mirror Mirror Gloss. I was super impressed with these and had so much fun creating three separate looks with the palette to share with you guys!
I’ll start my review with the palette. The palette is this super cute flip up box that features nine shades of shadow that are divided into three looks. Each look has an easy to follow, step by step instruction card for creating a different smoky eye look. The eye looks you can create are Day Smoke, Fashion Smoke, and Classic Smoke.
The palette has everything you need to create your look and carry it around with you if you so please. The cards slip into a pocket in the inner lid of the palette and a nifty little draw on the bottom of the palette pulls out to reveal two dual ended sponge tipped and brush tipped applicators. I actually had one minor rant concerning the applicators. I’d have liked three applicators for the three looks! That would have really made my day but aside from that everything else is cake and ice cream. The shadows are super pigmented, very silky, and easy to blend. Each look I created was simple, easy, and quite fun. You don’t have to be a makeup artist to understand how to complete each look and the cards give a brief little instruction that’s not difficult to understand. It’s as simple as highlight, lid, and crease…done…beautiful.
Day Smoke is a combination of softer brown shades that you can use to create this insanely beautiful natural, neutral look. Actually, believe it or not, I adored this look the most out of all the looks I created. You know how much your Muse loves loud, outrageous shades but in this case I was actually loving the softness of the Day Smoke look I created. It’s perfect office wear and flattering as all heck for the Fall.
Day Smoke Look:
Use the lightest cream shade as a wash of color all over your eye prepping it for the darker shades in the palette. Pay particular attention to your highbrow using the cream to highlight this area. Follow up by sweeping Fawn all over your lid and into your crease. Blend Bronze into your crease and use it to line your lower lash line!
I felt like Day Smoke was a very flattering look for both older and younger woman. I fancied how awake and fresh it made my eyes look. I think the cream shadow made my eyes look very bright.
Completed Day Smoke Look:
Fashion Smoke Look:
Fashion Smoke was a bit difficult to pull off since all the colors are so very pigmented I had a hard time creating my look. My blending was a bit off with this and I ended up with a very nice look but you couldn’t differentiate between the green and the blue do to my poor blending and how pigmented the shadows were. In the end I ended up with more of a green look. This one needs a bit more practice when applying but master it I shall!
To create Fashion Smoke you’ll be using Sugar Cookie as a wash all over your eye prepping it for the darker shades in the palette. Follow up with Wicked Green on the inner lid and blend Midnight into the crease and upper and lower lashes.
Sadly, Midnight just turned into one big blob of green! I’ll keep trying and re-post soon when I have the look down correctly.
Fashion Smoke is a bit more daring so you may or may not want to wear this to work. It’s a great combo for a night out or if you’re like the Muse you may just sport it on any day of the week and proudly display how much you adore bold and vibrant looks!
Completed Fashion Smoke Look:
Finally, my 2nd favorite look is the Classic Smoke. Classic Smoke is the classic smoky eye look that we all love and know.
Creating it is a simple process and you can be as light or heavy as you want while applying. I choose to go crazy and create a very heavy, bold look with it. I was particularly impressed with the way the Silver shadow blended so wonderfully well with the other darker shades in the palette.
To create Classic Smoke you’ll start by blending silver into your crease and slowly pulling upwards and fading it into your brow. Follow up with Black Spark on the lid and outer v and finish with Black Suede on the outer crease and lower lashes.
This look, in my opinion, is great for day or evening.
Completed Classic Smoke Look:
All the looks are extremely Fall friendly and I like that Too Faced didn’t go metallic the way many brands did this season. The colors are pigmented and rich, the looks you can create are simply endless, and the price is very nice at $32 USD.
If you grow tired of creating three looks using the palette no one is stopping you from using the shades individually or mixing them up for some other look you want to create!
I love the packaging, I love the ease of use, the quality is excellent on the shadows, it’s just a really great palette that I’m happy to have gotten the chance to test out.
I recommend grabbing this one. Muse Approval for it! The Muse loves it!
Also released with the Too Faced Smoke and Mirrors Collection are the Too Faced Mirror Mirror glosses. I was so silly and only used the gloss in one of my Face of the Day photos above. I’m wearing the shade “I Love Myself” in my Day Smoke look. I’ll create more looks with the glosses soon so you can see the amazing quality of these.
These are excellent.
It’s been a long time since I’ve run across such a glossy, emollient, moisturizing lip gloss and again these come with my highest recommendation and seal of approval!
The gloss reminds me of Philosophy Kiss Me gloss. It glides on so beautifully and leaves behind a glassy, mirror like shine just as it’s advertised and named, Mirror Mirror.
The formula isn’t stick or tacky yet still manages to have good long wear. They happen to be delightfully fruity tasty as well! The Muse loves her gloss tasting good!
I got the chance to test drive two shades but I’m really eager to lay my hands on more. They have the potential for holy grail material because they have such a sincerely awesome finish. I love how glossy they leave my lips, very sexy plus the mirror shine goes so well with the looks I created with the Smoky Eye Palette!
L@@K at that shine!
These I absolutely love, definately a staple product for me and I’ll be indulging in more shortly.
I have a few other items to review from the Too Faced Fall Collection that will be coming along shortly. The entire Too Faced Smoke and Mirror Collection is worth some of your time to look at and definately indulge in. Both the palette and the gloss stole the show for me!
I’m sticking my highest approval on these! The Muse loves ‘em and recommends you nab both the palette and the gloss! You won’t be sorry if you do but you will if you don’t!
Check out more of the Too Faced Fall Collection by clicking here!
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I’m busy testing out a majority of the Too Faced Smoke & Mirrors Fall Collection but I did notice that Too Faced happened to extend the line to include Too Faced Lash Injection Pin Point Mascara.
I’m not too much of a fan of the regular Lash Injection however I am slightly curious about Lash Injection Pin Point as it does sound promising!
At $19.50 USD it’s a nice rounded price for mascara plus it promises precision application to lashes and looks like it might be able to come through on those promises with the tiny brush it sports.
It is a fiber mascara which does turn me off as I’m not a big lover of fiber mascaras however it does look very interesting!
Anyone try it yet?
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If you’re lemming it it’s available now from Sephora.
Fall Collection 2008: Too Faced Smoke & Mirrors
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Summer goes by way too fast as it is but when I start seeing updates on the new Fall Collections as quickly as the middle of June I begin to feel like its all over already!
Too Faced has updated it’s website with it’s new Fall Collection for 2008 already which is entitled Smoke & Mirrors.
The collection consists of several items ranging from gloss to eyeshadow but one item in particular that caught my eye that will likely make an appearance on my wish list is the new Smoky Eye Palette.
I couldn’t love this more for it’s simplicity value alone! The kit includes not only everything you need for the perfect smokey eye look but also three instruction cards for creating three chic looks! I always struggle with creating a simple, sexy smokey eye so the kit is ideal and idiot proof! The Muse likey makeup that doesn’t require alot of brain power!
$32 USD and you can be well on your way to creating smokey eye perfection with a little help from your friends at Too Faced. The Too Faced Smoky Eye palette is available now from Too Faced and Sephora.
See more of the Too Faced Fall Collection by clicking here!
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Discover more smokey eye goodies by clicking through some popular past posts!
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