Too Faced Tutti Frutti Sparkling Pineapple Eyeshadow Palette ($34) is one of two new scented eyeshadow palettes that launched with the new Too Faced Tutti Frutti Collection that’s available exclusively at Ulta (and on Too Faced’s website).
I said it before, I’ll say it a dozen times more but I’m tired of the mermaids, the unicorns, and the fairies. Please no more. I have an inkling that dragons might be the next big thing but that’s a story for another day.
What I’m not tired of is fruit. Fruit has always played some sort of important role in kawaii culture. For some reason or another fruit is cute and it makes it’s way into many makeup and skincare picks in Japan and Korea. Brands like Tony Moly, Baviphat, and others are very, very fond of popping their makeup and skincare into fruit-shaped bottles and compacts.
This seems a trend that the makeup world here in the US has picked up on from Covergirl to L’Oreal everyone seems to have a scented fruit palette available. But Too Faced gave birth the trend here in the US after launching the Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette in 2016 and after that an entire range of peach scented makeup collection followed.
I find myself sneering at some of the more “cutesy” makeup collections lately. Maybe I’m getting older or maybe I’m just a bit worn out when it comes to these juvenile trends. I didn’t feel that way about the Tutti Frutti Collection. I have admit I thought the entire collection looked incredibly cute and now after getting my order from Ulta I feel even more in love with it. They did an outstanding job with the packaging and presentation of this collection which is always a very important part of the makeup experience for me. Good packaging gets me every single time.
The Too Faced Tutti Frutti Sparkling Pineapple Eyeshadow Palette arrives in sparkly pineapple gold box and inside you’ll find a compact with the same gorgeous artwork as the outer box. The compact is very well made. The artwork very beautiful and eye catching with a sparkly gold background surrounded by pineapples. It’s just a really well presented palette that’s eye catching. Inside you’ll find seven eyeshadows and a generously-sized mirror that has a tiny little pineapple with sunglasses printed on the glass. The names of the shadows are printed on the back of the palette and it is Made in France.
The interesting thing about the Too Faced Tutti Frutti Collection is the fact that each individual item has its own unique scent. As you may have guessed the Sparkling Pineapple Eyeshadow Palette smells like pineapple. The scent is actually quite spot on for a juicy pineapple and during my initial application I could smell it as I blended my eyeshadow however, after my second try I noticed the scent disappeared considerably and it’s a lot less noticeable. Even now as I type this and I brought the palette up to my nose I can’t smell too much of anything. This is great if you’re sensitive and might have been concerned about the fragrance.
The shades in this palette aren’t exactly what I expected. I actually thought they’d have more of a gold or yellow sparkly shade inspired by pineapple but in reality the shade is more of a sparkling golden bronze. I also thought there would be a green in the palette but it’s actually olive duochrome. I used the Too Faced makeup tutorial they posted online to create my look which took the two browns in the palette to contrast with and the sparkling gold bronze to accent. So, Passports & Pineapples blended into my crease, Tutti Cutie blended into my outer lid and v, and Sparkling Pineapple patted onto my inner lid. The end result isn’t terribly unique and looks quite like a lot of looks I could get from other Too Faced eyeshadow palettes I own as these shades are sort of standard in their palettes. I do think to some extent the Sparkling Pineapple shade is pretty unique but the look you can create combining it with the other shades is sort of the standard bronze-y brown gold look you can achieve using any number of other palettes. I will say I had freaking fun creating it. I sometimes forget to have fun with makeup! But I definitely had fun here. I also don’t regret the purchase even though the shades are easily dupeable.
The formula isn’t exactly great but not super terrible either. A lot of shades are drier and difficult to pick up with a brush like Yum-Yum and Coconut Sugar both of which could use a touch more silkiness as they felt a bit dry and difficult to pick up. Sparkling Pineapple is a hot mess as it’s very loosely packed and requires finger application due to the fact it breaks up easily when you touch it and has a chunkier texture. Pineapple Cooler was also a bit weirdly texture and difficult to pick up with a brush. Sponge-tipped eyeshadow applicators go a long way with this palette as brushes alone might be a bit challenging to use. All drier in texture I didn’t have too many issues blending and applying in the end and thankfully didn’t experience any patchiness. I also didn’t have any fall out issues with Sparkling Pineapple so long as I applied with a finger with a brush chunks of pigment and sparkle ended up all over the place.
I don’t think it’s the best eyeshadow palette I ever used but it isn’t the worst either and I can see myself reaching for it despite some of the issues it has. I find the color scheme is quite lovely and it’s a look I tend to embrace often. I don’t know if it is something you’ll want to jump right on but I don’t regret my purchase and I’d even recommend heading in store to play with it a bit and see how you feel after that.
Too Faced Tutti Frutti Sparkling Pineapple Eyeshadow Palette is definitely attractive due to great packaging and it’s pop of sparkle. The shadows aren’t going to win any major awards but I had a lot of fun with it and I’m glad I purchased it but a better shadow formula would make this way more appealing!
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Too Faced Tutti Frutti Sparkling Pineapple Eyeshadow Palette is a new seven-pan pineapple scented eyeshadow palette ($34) (0.03 oz each shadow) that launched with the Tutti Frutti Collection for Fall 2018. This palette is quite fun however, the shades are a bit misrepresented in promotional images as it appears you’re getting a sparkling gold and pretty green. In reality, the color is a brassy bronze gold matched with a duochrome olive. None the less, the colors are pretty although overall, easily to dupe across other palettes and not terribly unique. I thought some of the shades ran a bit drier and weren’t as silky as shades I own from Too Faced already but they blended well and had fairly good pigment. However, the texture can use improvement and would make the palette much more desirable.
- Anyone who loves really good makeup packaging.
- Anyone who likes cute, novel makeup.
- Not badly priced.
- Drier eyeshadow formula.
- Not great for sensitive users due to fragrance.
- Shades are misrepresented in promo images.
The Too Faced Sparkling Pineapple Eyeshadow Palette should be an appealing pick for those who like great packaging and cute, novel makeup pieces however, the formula might disappoint slightly.