Saturday, June 29, 2013

Getting Too Faced

My latest obsession

Remember back in May when I attended the Trends for Treehouse event and I got a makeover at Macy's with the Too Faced No Makeup Makeup palette? That little tin now goes everywhere with me (it's the perfect size to keep in my purse for touch ups!) and has become the central focus of my daily makeup routine.

Earlier this week I explored the University Village shopping center for the first time and stopped in Sephora, also for the first time. I walked in to find a good face primer and mascara and walked out with these:

Except for the No Makeup Makeup palette -- I've had that for over a month now!
I got Too Faced. Too much Too Faced, perhaps. Here's a breakdown of what I purchased and a few of my thoughts on the products:

Boudoir Eyes - LOVE IT. These tiny tins hold the potential for so many different looks and I love that they come with tutorials. It is very compact, convenient and the eyeshadows have excellent blending quality.

Primed and Poreless Skin-Smoothing Face Primer - I like how smooth it makes my skin look and feel. But honestly, I've never noticed much of an improvement in the look or wear of my foundation with the use of primers. They still tend to crease, melt or otherwise become messed up over the course of my day. Anyone have any tips?

Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eyeshadow Primer - Totally worth purchasing! You only need a tiny bit to cover your whole eyelid and it does help eyeshadow stay put and last throughout the day. Plus, it has a slight shimmer that looks really pretty and catches the light well.

Better Than False Lashes Nylon Extension System - Not impressed. If you put the mascara on the top and bottom lashes, your eyes will get tangled shut every time you blink. The fibers in the extension formula are fuzzy and if one falls in your eye -- OW! Also, by the end of the day it seems like the fibers get uncovered as the mascara wears off and then you have little white fuzzies on your lashes. I won't buy this mascara again and wish I could return it. If anyone has a great lengthening mascara to recommend let me know! **UPDATE** A friend suggested I try using a different kind of mascara on the bottom lashes to prevent the upper and lower lashes from becoming tangled. It works! Give it a try and see how you like it!

Enjoy the sun this weekend but don't forget to cover up with some SPF 30! I know I don't want to start reviewing anti-wrinkle creams for a long time to come. ;-)

Note: All product reviews, whether products are provided free of charge or paid for with my own money, represent my personal opinion and are based on my own personal use and the results I observed. I do not receive monetary compensation to write reviews.

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