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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A New Favourite, Hidden Gem, etc.

I don't know what it was about Too Faced eyeshadow palettes, but I never really paid them a second (or even first) thought when perusing the pretty, product-laden aisles at Sephora. Maybe it was because I had never heard much hype or buzz about any of their products aside from their Shadow Insurance, which ended up being a dud for me... You know, bad name association or something like that.

Anyway. This obviously isn't the case anymore because here I am, declaring this Too Faced Boudoir Eyes palette to be one of my all-time favourites. Who am I!?

Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Sephora Review Swatches

I bought this after the Sephora makeup artist used it on me during the VIB Spring Social. I had asked her to do a day-time smokey eye on me, and she told me she was going to get one of her favourite palettes and hurried off. I was expecting her to come rushing back with a Naked palette or two, but nope, here she was with a Too Faced palette. I must admit, I internally rolled my eyes a bit when I saw it, thinking "Yeah right, this Sephora must be behind on their Too Faced quota"... but then she did a very nice look on me with it (see crappy phone picture below, featuring my old nose ;)), and I figured, why the heck not, let's try this out. So I bought it. 

Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Sephora Review Swatches

Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Sephora Review Swatches

I quite literally use this palette every. single. day. 

I'm obsessed. It's so versatile - mattes, satins, shimmers - and all in really beautiful, buttery soft colours with great payoff and pigmentation. Honestly the only shade I don't really use is Satin Sheets, and that's purely a "looks weird on my skintone" issue and certainly not a knock to the quality. 

As you can see, the palette is broken up into three "looks": Day, Classic, and Fashion. I tend to mix and match, not really sticking to those categories, but I like the thought behind it... The bigger colour being the "base" for the lid and highlight, while the smaller colours are for the crease and the outer V area. If you're a beginner, it's pretty foolproof! For greater ease, the swatches below are broken down by these three looks, from top to bottom, left to right. 

Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Sephora Review Swatches

Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Sephora Review Swatches

Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Sephora Review Swatches

See how beautiful all of these colours are? My main favourite shades are In the Buff (amaaaaazing highlight on my pale skin!), Birthday Suit, Lap Dance, and Voulez-Vous. But really, all of them get a lot of love. This palette is phenomenal - 5 stars, 2 thumbs up, whatever you want to call it. I highly recommend.

xo Chloë

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