August 30, 2012

Too Faced The Return of the Sexy Palette Gets Japanese Eyeshadow Formula Down Right!

The newly launched Too Faced The Return of the Sexy Palette is incredible my dear Japanese and Asian Eyeshadow lovers.

You NEED it.

I know many, many of you are fond fans of KATE eyeshadows. Who isn’t? These are soft, sparkly, almost cream-like in texture with a beautiful finish on eyes.

Much to my delight with the Return of the Sexy Palette, Too Faced has launched an innovative new formula to the US market that evokes the spirit of Asian eyeshadow. This is like no eyeshadow we have here launched in the Western market. It’s fabulous they have revamped the formula. Don’t get me wrong, there was nothing wrong with the original formula in there big o’ box of shadow palettes but I think we all crave variety when it comes to beauty. Those fantastic Shadow Boxes they have released consecutively for the past several seasons are in my stash and I love them dearly. However, I am very pleased with a launch of something new. And new and exciting comes in the form of The Return of the Sexy Palette.

Not everyone is going to be happy with this change but those of us who absolutely adore the texture and formula of Japanese Eyeshadows will be very pleased with this one.

I’m testing it out this week and so far it’s been a pure joy to work with.

Review on the way!

But Asian Eyeshadow fans, do keep your eyes on this one, it’s lovely.

Tried it already?


Do share!

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  • Lau

    It’s calling my name haha, very pretty and lovely colours, I do enjoy the occasional sparkle xx

  • Tammie

    I saw it in the store but didn’t swatch it because it seemed it might have a lot of fall out. Does it? If not then I might have to run to Sephora and try it out lol

    • Tammie

      Also I wish the black portion was green or something…then it’d be perfect >.>;;; but if the other portions are great then whatever I’ll still get it lol

      • the Muse

        agreed lol! I can’t do smoky eyes well anymore, they age me ;-D I’ll swatch/review soon!

        • Tammie

          I just have deep set, shaded eyes so I don’t want to make them sink even more into my head haha. I try to keep it light or at least a smoky color if anything.

          • the Muse

            i do too lately! I feel my eyes look sunken in so I try to remain in the light, natural stage! no smokes, no blues, etc.

          • the Muse

            ah the life eyeshadow life of a girl in her 30’s ;D my fail with blue brings tears to my eyes!

          • Tammie

            There there, I’m afraid age has nothing to do with it. I’m 26~. Close enough to 30 though I suppose haha. But I don’t think blue ever suited me, even when I wore it.

    • the Muse

      it does! It pretty much fits all the characteristics of a Japanese eyeshadow right down to fall out woe ;-D a cream base helps minimize fall out as well as a sponge applicator, I wouldn’t suggest brushes for application, sponges are best. The formula is spot on for many KATE eyeshadow palettes. Soft, creamy, a nice bit of sparkle…! I was impressed as not many US brands embrace this texture of eyeshadow. I like it so far ;D! fall out and all!

    • the Muse

      It’s not, it just resembles one meep. Sorry, that’s what I was trying to say in the post. the formula mimics the shadow formulation on shadows from Japan like KATE, MJ, CD, etc…

  • OrangeLipstickBlog

    Ugh, I’m going to have to disagree. This was a complete miss for me and I wanted it to work SOOOOO badly. I had terrible creasing, migrating, wandering around. Eww. I tried wet AND dry sponges AND brushes with no avail. Plus, not sure if it was the primer, eyeshadow, or eyeliner but my eyelids got SUPER dry with red, irritated patches on them. That has NEVER happened with any other product. The eyeliner left black gunk all around my eyes. No. Just no. The colors are wonderful (although I could have gone for olive greens rather than blacks) but the delivery was terrible. I wrote about it but seriously, this was so bad that I took it back. 🙁

    • OrangeLipstickBlog

      Oh – and I thought the color payoff was TERRIBLE. I had to pack, pack, pack it on. So disappointing. Maybe I got a huge dud or something.

    • the Muse

      aw that’s terrible Kaitlin! so sorry to hear it 🙁 you’d def not like asian eyeshadows hehe 😀 I’m so sorry to hear it 🙁

  • Vanilla

    Even after swatching these in store, I was thinking about passing on this until this new review. Don’t get me wrong, the swatches in store were amazing… soft and creamy. The sparkle and fallout of the lighter shades were the only downfall, but I was thinking of passing because I recently made a huge eyeshadow purchase with thebalm and inglot. But now with this review… sigh… seriously reconsidering it. I love smokey eyes and I pretty much do grey/brown/purple smokey eyes everyday, so I thought this would be perfect for me. I’m not very familiar with Japanese or other Asian eyeshadow products (even though I myself am Asian and use other cosmetics from Asia), so this formula is really calling my name.

    • the Muse

      oh vanilla this isn’t a review girl, gonna review soon ;-D just some musings from me about the formula and how much I am loving it ;-D I’m surprised you haven’t used Japanese or other Asian brand shadows…these are very similiar to that type of formula. Very subtle, a nice bit of sparkle, and such creaminess!

  • Sai

    I am a huge fan of Japanese brand, like Kate, Lunasol, Coffert D’or (I am a Kanebo fan hahah), MJ etc…but their eyeshadow are just too sparkly and super shimmery to me. I own some eyeshadow palettes from these brands but I rarely use them. I just personally prefer matte/satin finish. I think I am gonna pass on this one.

  • Robin

    Have it and love it. Bought it the first day the wonderful Sephora got it in stock. I don’t use the black eyeliner, but I do wear the shadows and really like the shimmer. I do use a primer with them.

      • Robin

        The liner smudged on me. I use the dark shadow as a liner or LORACs gel liner. It akes other liners seem sub par. This was my second TF purchase. I got a small kit at Ulta and got hooked. Still want to try their lip cremes. Can you say Sephora F&F sale!!? Lol

  • kiwikiwidragon

    I have been eyeballin’ this since release…..sigh….it will be mine. I have the collect ’em all disease with TF palettes.

  • D-tan

    I got it the first week Sephora had it available online and I use it all the time!! I always wondered why I liked it so much, but now you making the connection to how the formula is similar with KATE’s it all makes sense to me now LOL

    Definitely a hit or miss for people who liked TF’s original formula, but this is amazing in terms of versatility and value since the eyeliner is pretty amazing on it’s own as well.

    • the Muse

      lol d-tan! right!? very kate-like!!!!!!!!! I think it will def prove a miss for some folks who are used to tf’s original formula but for me it’s a home run, I LOVE this formula!

  • Sandi

    I love the Missha Velvet Art shadows, but those are the only Asian shadows that I own. Is this the same type of shadow? If so, I am all over this!

    • Sandi

      Also, I had to giggle reading your previous replies. I am 39, and have finally come to grips with the fact that blue eyeshadow does not like me. However, if these are similar to the Missha Velvet Art shadows, it is still worth it to me even if I only use 2/3 the palette.

      • the Muse

        lol sandi same same same same here unfortunately ;-D I haven’t tried Missha’s art shadows tbh but they look a little different in formulation than this!

    • the Muse

      mmmm I haven’t tried those sandi but they look different from this, this is kinda like Kate’s Dual Carat formula or some of Kate’s quads.

  • Misato-san

    now I want to try Japanese eyeshadows. I need suggestions, Muse XD

    • the Muse

      oh gosh check under my beauty abroad misato TONS of suggestions/recs/reviews on Asian eyeshadows girl!

  • Nat

    Oooh so purty…the brown section on the left looks *just* like a Kanebo Kate palette I have. 🙂

  • Rita

    I’ve never tried Japanese eyeshadows, but the idea of a creamy texture intrigues me! Would you say that it’s creamier than the L’oreal Infallible Eyeshadow pots that came out recently?

  • Lils

    Felt the same to me as any other eyeshadow palette xD i must not be too sensitive or sharp