Long time no first impressions! It's been a while since I posted my Colourpop First impressions post a few months back, the thing is I hardly try new makeup brands. Plus, I was barely wearing any makeup for the past couple of months. To be honest, I wear very little makeup outside of photoshoot days. I decided that I wanted to share a new blog with y'all about makeup, so let's chat about my Too Faced first impressions.
Now, I don't usually splurge on makeup to this extent. If you know me, you know I am hella frugal, and I often get lower-cost makeup, like all the time, but I couldn't pass up this deal y'all. I got everything I am showing you today for $71!
Yep. You read that right. $71.
Snagging The Deal
Well, a few weeks back I signed up for the Nordstrom card and one of the conditions was you got a $40 Nordstrom Note if you purchased on the same day you opened your card. Well, ya girl made a purchase. On the day the sale finally opened up to the public, I went and searched to see if I could use my rewards and low and behold my $40 Nordstrom Note was available.
After searching low and high for something to spend my Nordstrom Note on, I came across the Too Faced Sex, Gold, and Chocolate Set. It was on the site for $49. I knew I had to jump on this deal. When would I ever get the chance to buy a Too Faced palette again in the near future?
So, I did, and I paid $9 for three full-sized Too Faced products. Talk about a steal?!
Then, I went a little ham at Nordstrom Rack to get four additional Too Faced products for $61.83. All their products were up to 55% off, and it was pretty magical, especially since I was able to get a whole other palette!
But without further ado, let's get into the reviews of each product, so you know what to get and what to skip. I didn't like all of the Too Faced products, so I want to be honest with y'all about that. Let's get into my Too Faced first impressions:
When I first opened the Too Faced Chocolate Gold palette, I was blown away. It's such a pretty palette, even if it is made more for special occasions than everyday wear. The Chocolate Gold palette is FILLED with metallic shades and offers very little in the way of shadows that don't sparkle. There are a few with no shimmer, but those are more for base shades or smoking out your eye. If you love to leave a little sparkle wherever you go, this one is for you!
Another thing I love about this palette is the quality work they put into making this palette. The chocolate bar cover is s'cute, and it protects all the shades very well. It's a harder palette to get into, but that gives me confidence that everything is nice and snug in the palette.
The first impressions of this palette are honestly not as great as the one for the Chocolate Gold palette. It's still a great palette, but this one focuses on mattes, and the quality of the actual palette itself does not match the quality of the Chocolate Gold palette. It honestly reminds me of one of those cookie tins versus a palette. For the price you are paying for any Too Faced product, you'd expect a nicer palette. Ain't nobody got time to spend $49 for the palette to not hold up!
Another thing I noticed when getting into the product of this palette, is that it's a lot easier to disturb the colors in this one. I was a bit aggressive with the color Pink Sugar when I was preparing for this shoot, and it kicked up more product than I would have liked. I feel like I applied the same amount of force to some colors in the Chocolate Gold palette, and it didn't cause nearly as much damage.
The colors in this palette are a lot more muted and perfect for everyday use. I am not saying that you can't use the Chocolate Gold palette every day, but let's be honest, it's hard to shine every day. This one focuses more on neutral mattes, with a few pops of color throughout.
I love this stuff. I have pretty awful eyelashes; ya girl was not blessed in the eyelashes department. Everyone in my family seems to have at least decent eyelashes but me, mine are pretty nonexistent. To help define my eyelashes and give me even more volume I like to use the ELF Clear Brow & Lash Mascara on my eyelashes first, let it dry a bit, and then use this stuff. I feel like I can see my eyelashes with this mascara. That makes it a definite win in my opinion!
I got a sample of this mascara, so I didn't get to experience a full-sized bottle of this stuff, but my sample was honestly a pretty nice size. I think that this mascara is just as good as the Better Than Sex mascara. To be honest, I didn't get to test its waterproof capabilities truly. I had no reason to cry or get my mascara wet in any way. I am sure it would be a great mascara for those times when your mascara is liable to get wet, but I can't truly recommend it. It's the same price as the regular mascara, though, so the investment isn't too much over the regular mascara.
Primer is an excellent step to add to your makeup routine. Primer helps smooth down your skin and give your skin a nice base for shadows and other products. I have been using this stuff underneath my palette colors, and it's such an excellent primer. It's simple to use, and a little product goes a long way. I think this is a must, especially if you are using some of the great colors in Too Faced palettes. These palettes aren't cheap after all, so you want to work with a strong base to make sure that you don't waste product.
I picked this up in the shades I'm Bossy and Can't Touch This from the Nordstrom Rack Sale. I am going to be completely honest about this one; I'm not a fan of this. For both of these to be $21 a piece at retail, I was expecting a bit more, but that honestly could be because I like liquid matte lipsticks more.
This one doesn't move around my face like the Colourpop lipstick I tried in the last first impressions post, BUT it does come off pretty easy when I touch my finger to my lips, so I assume when I try to get any task done it would probably come off. I think that if I were to try this again, I'd probably get the Too Faced Melted Matte lipstick.
I was telling my Instagram Story crowd the other day that this feels like the worst, sticky lipgloss instead of a beautiful lipstick. Also, I told my audience that I like ELF's liquid matte lipsticks better than this one, and those are $5, so that's probably the lipstick I am going to stick with for a while.
I got a sample of this with my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale purchase, and it is honestly so good. I want a full-size version of this lip gloss at some point in the future. It's basically like your lips, but way better. It also smells like peaches, and it's fantastic.
This blush is stunning. I got it in the shade “Something About Berry,” and it is such a cool blush made with various beautiful colors. The best thing about this blush, though? The packaging of course! It looks SO beautiful because of the heart-shaped box it comes in. It makes perfect Instagram makeup while being completely functional as a blush.
Conclusion: My Too Faced First Impressions
Some products stood out as winners in this first impressions post over others. My favorite products? The Chocolate Gold palette, the sweet peach lip gloss, and the sweethearts blush. I did like the Semi-Sweet Chocolate palette, but it had flaws compared to the other palette I bought.
Overall, my least favorite purchase was the Melted Latex lipstick. It was the one purchase I regretted out of all these products. I feel like it should be categorized as more of a lipgloss over lipstick because of the consistency of this product. I've even tried other liquid lipsticks that stay glossy (I ordered Lipsense earlier this year and loved it!) The product just wasn't for me.
I'd love to know what your go-to Too Faced products are. I will likely purchase something from the brand again, but I am all Too Faced out for now.