December 11, 2019

It’s the Year of the Rat But Really Everything Is Looking a Bit Mousy

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Too Faced Diamond Light Multi-Use Diamond Fire Highlighter arrives to celebrate Chinese New Year 2020 and the Year of the Rat. The only problem is everything I keep seeing released in the makeup world for the Year of the Rat is all very mousy and cute looking. I guess rats aren’t terribly cute but mouses are. Case in point, the Too Faced Diamond Light Multi-Use Diamond Fire Highlighter features a cute little mouse on the outer packaging with big ears and a sweet little smile. Not very rat-like to say the least. Hey, cute sells right?

Diamond Fire is not a new shade and is already available in the permanent Too Faced Collection. Only the packaging is limited edition but shade is exactly the same as the permanent with a swirl of blue diamond, pink, and yellow shades. I gotta admit it sort of sucks they re-promoted the same exact shade of highlighter. I guess it’s just cheaper to throw the same formula into a new pair of clothes and market it as limited edition. Shrug.

I actually don’t have the original! It’s super pretty and I remember being excited about it when it launched but my logical side talked me out of purchasing it as I don’t really use highlighter all that much.

Too Faced Diamond Light Multi-Use Diamond Fire Highlighter gets an early launch at HSN for $36 (same as the permanent shades) and should be available from other retailers as we near the Chinese New Year.

What do you think of the packaging? Are mice ok to represent the Year of the Rat?

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  • kjh

    I’m a RAT! I got so excited about it that I wore my YOTR sweatshirt yesterday! You can bet I’m going for some rat m/u. But only if it suits me. I hope some do a whole collection. Come on, CP! Becca ought to do a HL. Chanel or Dior or Givenchy will give us rat something. Red. Yes. Mice ok, but most rat stuff will be mice-ified for the Kawaii factor. OK, I guess. I foresee problems w/ my cards getting locked down due to PayPal and Yesstyle yet again.

  • Erin

    I was born in the Year of the Rat and like to collect things connected with it. However, I had to tell people to stop getting me anything with a rat on it as a gift, because I was getting everything mouse. Granted, it is hard to tell the difference, and I get some really weird looks when I ask for things with rats on them. But I agree, this is more mouse and not something I would be interested in.

    • Isabella Muse

      I guess people feel mouses are sort of cuter! But it’s weird no one really does anything that’s actually rat in theme! It’s all mouse! lol!