Why did I consider getting this?
When I saw this palette at Sephora’s website I went all => The packing was so cute and adorable, plus there were sooo many things included.. It truly looked like a dream come true! Those designers at Too Faced know what they are doing and they really hit the ball out of the park with this beauty.
Where can you get this?
What did I find in the package?
The palette package itself is made of cardboard. It’s not too flimsy nor the sturdiest of all materials. The palette measures 9″ x 7″, so it’s definitely NOT for travel or to take with you (unless you have a huge purse). This is definitely a palette to add as a decor accent on top of some furniture in your place, whether on a vanity or bathroom or somewhere else. The front of the box has an elaborate drawing with flowers, butterflies, a big ribbon and even a doggie. It has an overlay with some glitter, so it’s VERY girly. When you open the palette there’s a mirror on one side, and the 15 eyeshadows on the other. There’s also a pull-out drawer with Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder, Cocoa Rose and Sweet Pink blushes, as well as some instruction cards to do some specific looks.
Here’s a break down of all the things included:
- 15 Eye Shadows (0.03 oz) – In The Buff (matte ivory), Peach Fuzz (golden peach shimmer), Copper Peony (copper sun), Teddy Bear (matte taupe brown), Lovey Dovey (sable brown shimmer), Satin Sheets (golden pink champagne shimmer), Cut The Cake (lavender mauve shimmer), Party Girl (bright violet), Nice Ash (charcoal), Smolder (matte navy), Honeymoon (burnished gold shimmer), Label Whore (metallic brown with blue iridescent), Nice Stems! (golden clover), Cop A Teal (peacock blue), First Dance (matte deep purple)
- Chocolate Soleil Bronzer (rich matte bronze) – 0.14 oz
- Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder (sheer luminous soft gold) – 0.14 oz
- 2 Blushes (0.08 oz) – Cocoa Rose (soft pink brown) and Sweet Pink (fresh pink sheen)
- Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer (0.35 oz)
- Signature step-by-step instruction cards
Time to try it. What did it do for me?
Too Faced Shadow Insurance is my favorite eyeshadow primer. It has a creamy texture but it dries immediately after application. It works by keeping the eyeshadow intact all day long, and also makes the colors more intense and true to the color. I also find that eyeshadows don’t crease when I use it. The tube included in this kit is full size! A little goes a long way so this one will last for a long time!!
There are 15 eyeshadows included in this kit. Given they are good quality eyeshadows, they can be used wet or dry and as eyeliners. What I like the most about these is that they come in a mix of different finishes – matte, shimmery, metallic. They last a long time and don’t crease. I’m a believer.
Chocolate Soleil Bronzer is an awesome bronzer with no shimmer, truly matte and with no red undertones. It is so great to contour the cheeks! The smell of this bronzer is like chocolate cocoa crispies. Ohh so sweet! It can also be used as a blush depending on your skin tone.
Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder gives off a sheer ivory champagne glow with lots of small golden shimmers.
Both Cocoa Rose and Sweet Pink are good blushes. Cocoa Rose is my favorite as it is a matte pink/mauve color. Sweet Pink is more sheer and pinkish. I have to layer it really well if I want it to show up in my skin.
The instruction cards are beautifully illustrated and easy to follow. I don’t like that they didn’t put more detail as to how to place the shadows in the eyes. There are so many different colors in this palette though that the combinations are limitless. The instruction cards are just teaser guidelines, so it would be helpful for someone with very little experience to get some ideas going.
Here are some pictures of the Too Faced Sweet Dreams Makeup Collection:
What is the Verdict?
Once you get a palette like this you are pretty much set for the rest of the year… and then some. There’s so many products here that you won’t be needing much else (of course, if you’re a makeup junkie, that’s a whole other thing LOL). It is so cute and girly it makes for a great gift. I am really glad I decided to try it, as I know now I have plenty of choices for trying a million different looks. Now, if I could find 24 hours more each day to practice…..