I always remember when I first fell in love with Too Faced Cosmetics – it was when I received a palette of theirs containing three or four blushers and bronzers for Christmas one year. I remember thinking the packaging was the sweetest, and the blushers and bronzers were so, so good, but when I tried to find out how I went about buying more of their range, it was near impossible! Too Faced is an American brand, but luckily, has become more available over in the UK this last couple of years – predominantly at Debenhams. Another of their cult products I now use on a daily basis is their Better Than Sex Mascara – the coverage it gives my very sparse, thin, light lashes makes it the only mascara I buy time after time.
Therefore, when I was asked if I would like to review some of their products for my blog I was insanely excited! Everything not only looks gorgeous, but each product actually works and I am obsessed with every single thing they release – I have recently ordered their Totally Cute eyeshadow palette which will be on the blog as soon as possible!
Too Faced Cocoa Powder Foundation £28
I haven’t tried one of Too Faced’s foundations before, and I received their Cocoa Powder Foundation in Light, which is one of eight shades released. The packaging is a glossy black embossed palette which opens up to reveal a mirror and the powder foundation on top, and then underneath another layer opens up to reveal an applicator sponge.
I found that the formula blends into my skin perfectly, and provides a weightless, plush-matte, rose petal finish. The formula is infused with Too Faced’s exclusive Cocoa Complex, an antioxidant-rich, oil-absorbing, non-drying powder, which also defends against free radicals, whilst minimising the appearance of fine lines and pores. As I suffer from dry cheeks, and an oily T-Zone, I do have combination skin, but due to this exclusive formula, it covers both of these problems for me, absorbing the oil in my T-Zone and not drying out my already dry cheek areas. Another thing I suffer from is large pores, and as mentioned, this foundation also helps the minimise the appearance of these, meaning that I don’t always have to use a pore-minimising primer.
As well as providing a good coverage as a foundation, it also manages to cover up the redness I suffer from on my cheeks, and really hides my imperfections, resulting in completion perfection. It is super soft and silky on the skin, and doesn’t in any way feel heavy, and the decadent chocolate scent smells divine! I have the shade Light, which as my skin is rather pale and fair, I found works really well with my skin tone.
Too Faced Sweethearts Blush in Sparkling Bellini £24
Recently released is this Sweethearts Blush in new shade Sparkling Bellini. It is so pretty I barely want to use it! The packaging is stunning matte gold and sweet peach, in the shape of a love heart, which opens up to reveal the three shade blush. I have had a couple of other shades in this collection before, and the pigment and colour finish is insanely good, there are dupes out there, but nothing compares to the real thing.
In each baked, heart-shaped blush there are three individual shades of colour, which can be used separately, in a duo, or of course, all swirled together to create a sweet, romantic flush of colour on the cheeks. The baking process and multiple colours create dimensional colour to provide the look of younger, brighter, healthier skin. Much to my delight, a lot of the Too Faced products have pretty micro glitter infused throughout them, and the Sparkling Bellini is not different – it contains an apricot shade, a peach shade and a slightly pinker, rosier shade of peach.
The Sweethearts Blush is totally buildable, whether you are wanting a natural flushed look, or full on colour and shimmer, you can create and experiment to your heart’s content. I adore peach-shaded blushes as I think they tend to match a lot of different skin tones, and can take you from paler Autumn/Winter skin right through to Spring/Summer holiday skin.
Too Faced La Creme Colour Drenched Lip Cream £18 Each
The Too Faced Lip Creams are another cult product which I fell in love with some time back, and there are now more stunning shades than ever! A whopping 25 colours currently complete the collection, with something for every fashion and mood – nudes, spices, pinks, reds and berries, and I was lucky enough to receive a berry, a pink and a nude/spice shade. The Lip Creams are super moisturising and hydrating, with the formula containing lotus flower extract to ensure the lips are soothed and conditioned, with environmental protection provided against antioxidants and power peptides to condition, smooth and firm that delicate lip area.
Each La Creme is saturated with pigments, and one swipe is more than enough, but of course, they are also really buildable, so can be worn throughout the day for a more natural appearance or built up for full on glamour. Each bullet of Lip Cream has a beautiful matte gold finish, which slide off effortlessly, but are still secure in your clutch bag to reveal the tapered lip product itself.
I received three shades, which include Wham!, Mean Girls and Sugar Daddy and it is impossible to choose a favourite. Wham! is the darker of the three, a beautiful pinkish berry shade, infused with lots of pink and purple micro glitter, which looks outstanding in the light. Mean Girls is a sweet pop of pink with the naughtiest iridescent pink micro glitter, and again, looks amazing in the light, with all of the shimmery goodness. Lastly, but certainly not least, is Sugar Daddy, which is your everyday classic nude shade, right on trend, which gives an appearance of your lips, but better!
The La Creme formula lasts much longer than some of my other favourite lip products on the lips, so long wear is definitely another plus here, and with the range of so many beautiful, and different shades available, I definitely cannot wait to try some of them out.
*This post contains PR samples, but all views are my own