Too Faced…

Nooo I don’t mean a person! I mean the deliciously cute beauty brand! I was meant to be being good with my money but …. Temptation got the better of me! Oops!

              

The other day I was on the hunt for a BB cream as I seem to have fallen out with my foundation at the mo and wanted something that was a little more sheer and a little less mask-like because I always seemed to look washed out. After reading countless reviews on several different BB creams on Debenhams’ website, I settled on Too Faced’s Tinted Beauty Balm with SPF 20 (bonus!) in the shade Vanilla Glow. I chose this because not only was it a light shade, but also someone had commented that it had a yellowy undertone to it which I thought would go perfectly with my own yellowy looking skin lol.



I’d also noticed that Debenhams were selling the Too Faced’s Chocolate Bar eyeshadow palette. I had been drooling over this for quite some time and discovered that not many places online seemed to be selling it, so for fear of it completely selling out, I bit the bullet and bought that from Debenhams, too. Eek! So I ended up spending a fair bit but boy was it worth it!



Both items arrived today. It was perfect timing as I’d been sent home from work, ill (still have a cold and a cough) so was feeling quite pooey but when the postie handed me these, it really cheered me up!



Sorry about the terrible lighting. My first impressions were that the design BB cream looked posh and fancy and the eyeshadow palette really does smell of chocolate! It smells gorgeous and the shades are all sooo pretty!

I had a brief play with the BB cream and here are the before, during and after pics:



Before: No makeup. I’d prepped my skin with some rose toner to start with.



During: I’d put on my primer and some orange correcting concealer from MAC under and around my eyes.



After: I’d applied the BB cream with my beauty blender. The consistency is more liquidy than I thought it would be (In the past I’ve used Clinique’s which is quite thick in comparison) so it will last quite a while methinks. At first I thought it made me look a little *too* yellow but when I compare the pics it’s lessened the redness in my cheeks, evened out my skin tone and I suppose it’s given me a bit of a glow, too. What do you think? Yay or nay? Oh and please ignore the wonky right eye that constantly looks like I’ve been punched lol. I’m blind in that eye and normally I’d be covering it with my fringe but in this instance I’d put my hair back just so I could apply makeup. Also, ignore my eyebrows. I know they really need doing lol.

I also had a play with the eyeshadows but shall posts pics at a later date once I’ve had more time with them. I will say that I love the colours and so far, they all seem to have really great pigmentation so no need to apply layer upon layer of eyeshadow like I do with my ELF eyeshadow palette. Can’t wait to play around with my chocolate bar palette more! Saturday I’ll be going to the cinema with my sister to see Insurgent (we looooove the books!) so it gives me the perfect excuse!

I was having a browse on the Too Faced site and I fell in love with this eyeshadow palette:



The Sugar Pop eyeshadow palette has some really cute colours that I’d love to try and how sweet is that macaron design on the front of the tin?! Nowhere in the UK is selling it as yet so was gutted to find that Too Faced don’t ship to here. 😔 Fingers crossed it’ll be available over here some time soon, though.

I hope you’re all having a lovely day! Being sent home from work gave me the chance to catch up on Vampire Diaries, 100 and the Gotham double bill.

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About Secret Lives of Fiction Lovers

Hi I'm Dayna. I love to read and shop! Books, beauty and lifestyle blogger. Love all things handmade. I beta/proofread and review products upon request.

Posted on March 19, 2015, in Beauty and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I love your posts. I always learn so much! 🙂 love the makeup! Think the BB cream looks great on you 🙂

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