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Have You Read The Little Black Book of Bronzers, by Too Faced Cosmetics?

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Too Faced The Little Black Book of Bronzers

The new Too Faced The Little Black Book of Bronzers ($139)

OOH! I love coffee table books…

Wait — what’s that? It’s not a coffee table book, you say? It’s actually a limited edition $139 collectible palette with eight beststelling Too Faced powder bronzers inside?

Well I’ll be darned… From the outside it looks like a giant coffee table book, which is actually kind of ironic, because it’s called The Little Black Book of Bronzers.

Little, it is not.

IT’S HUGE!

If for some unknown reason I were forced to suddenly go incognito, I could just hide behind it because the thing is literally bigger than my head.

Too Faced The Little Black Book of Bronzers Open

In the event you need to hide…

Too Faced The Little Black Book of Bronzers

Too Faced The Little Black Book of Bronzers

Too Faced The Little Black Book of Bronzers

Yeah, this is probably not the kind of thing you take on a weekend jaunt, but if you did, you’d have all of your Too Faced bronzers with you in a single place, all nicely marked and arranged. You wouldn’t have to rut around in your makeup bag, which is what I usually end up doing.

Like any good book, this one has a compelling story…

A story of bronzers and adventure starring you. :)

In one chapter, it’s Friday, and you’re wearing Beach Bunny and playing hooky from work. In another, you’re wearing Chocolate Soleil on the day you give your career-changing presentation in front of the board.

Later that night, you wear Bronzed & Poreless on your date with that certain boy (or girl).

** SPOILER ALERT** This book is an online exclusive, so you won’t find it on bookshelves or stores. Expect a very limited supply at toofaced.com, sephora.com and ulta.com in May.

As pricey as it sounds, the book actually represents a significant savings, as Too Faced bronzers are normally $30 a pop, so if you were to buy all eight of these individually (they’re all from the permanent line), you’d be looking at $240, versus the $139 the book costs.

That’s a savings of $101, and all of the pans in it are full size.

There’s a good mix of mattes and shimmers here, and all eight bronzers seem to have the same texture, finish and wear time I’m used to from the brand.

Too Faced The Little Black Book of Bronzers

The bronzers in the book…

  • Endless Summer 16-Hour Long-Wear Bronzer: A universal bronze with a subtle shimmer that lasts all day
  • Sun Bunny: A split pan with a warm silky gold on one side and a pinkish bronze on the other; when you mix the two together you get a natural glow without any orange undertones.
  • Milk Chocolate Soleil: Totally smells like chocolate, yum! A matte light brown bronzer suited for pale to medium skin tones.
  • Chocolate Soleil: Another yummy chocolate scented bronzer. A matte bronzer for medium to deep skin tones.
  • Sun Bunny: Mix the four shades in this bronzer — which has a golden bronze, delicate pink, white and fawn shimmer — for a healthy glow. I use this as a highlighter.
  • Bronzed & Poreless: A matte medium bronze that minimizes the look of pores.
  • Pink Leopard: A bronze with golden pink shimmer. Works great as either a blush or highlighter.
  • Beach Bunny: Like a warmer, more golden version of Snow Bunny, this bronzer has four illuminating shades — a bronze, a soft peach, golden ivory and golden tan

The size definitely makes this un-travel-friendly, but that’s not really the point. If you’ve been waiting for something BIG — literally HUGE — to make the jump to using bronzers on a regular basis, and you want a lot to choose from, check out the book.

Also…it’s cute! I like how when you open it, there are descriptions with little drawings of different places and scenarios where you could wear each of the bronzers.

Too Faced The Little Black Book of Bronzers

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The New Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks Are Making Hearts Melt Under Oodles of Bold, Opaque Color

Published in: Lips, Makeup, Product Reviews, Too Faced

Too Faced Melted Violet

Wearing the new $21 Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Violet by Too Faced Cosmetics

NOVATO — “They’re kind of like purse parties,” said Karen of Makeup and Beauty Blog, “but without the purses, obviously, and with much, much more cheese.”

The beauty blogger and self-proclaimed pioneer of the melted party movement hosted one of them recently — so-called “melted parties,” where women (and some men) get together to celebrate “things that make you melt.”

“It’s the latest party crazy sweeping the nation.” said Karen. “A fun festival of figurative flambé!”

At Karen’s last melted party, guests nibbled on tuna melts and fondue (both cheese and chocolate varieties, she was quick to add), then played with blue-eyed kittens and chubby-pawed puppies while watching The Notebook.

All things that make you melt.

Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks by Too Faced Cosmetics

The new $21 Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks by Too Faced Cosmetics

The melted theme often extends to the dress code, as well, as Karen frequently encourages melted party guests to arrive wearing makeup like the new $21 Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks by Too Faced Cosmetics.

Too Faced Melted Swatches from the left: Melted Coral, Melted Fuchsia, Melted Nude, Melted Peony, Melted Violet and Melted Ruby

Swatches from the left of Melted Coral, Melted Fuchsia, Melted Nude, Melted Peony, Melted Violet and Melted Ruby

“These opaque liquid lipsticks,” said Karen, “which are new to the Too Faced line, have set the melted party movement on fuego! I like ‘em for many reasons — first among them being the pigments. They’re intense! They literally lavish lips in smooth, saturated color, so they look great in selfies. On top of that, they last 4-5 hours, so you can raise the roof without having to stop for touchups.”

According to Karen, the slanted tip applicators make them easy to apply. “Even the brighter and more intense colors like Melted Fuchsia, Melted Violet and Melted Coral are a snap to use. I can even skip a lip liner.”

Too Faced Melted Peony

Melted Peony

Too Faced Melted Coral

Melted Coral

Too Faced Melted Ruby

Melted Ruby

Too Faced Melted Fuschia

Melted Fuschia

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Pardon My French, but Holy Wow! Is That the $49 Too Faced Pardon My French Set?

Published in: Kits and Sets, Makeup, Palettes, Product Reviews, Too Faced

Too Faced Pardon My French

Wearing products from the new $49 Too Faced Pardon My French set on my eyes

Alright, then I will attempt to say it in French. “Ladurée, macarons, Gerard Depardieux…”

S’il vous plait, mademoiselle! Please pardon my French. I know that it isn’t very good, but that’s what you get for not paying attention in high school French class. And it’s even worse than usual when I’m sleep deprived.

Over the past few days, I’ve averaged about three hours of sleep per night, but ya know, that’s the price one pays for excitement, and it’s been an exciting few days.

I’m back at home in Novato now, recovering from my trip to Nashville, which leads me, in an obviously contrived segue, to something I’ve been meaning to talk to you about for a while — the new Pardon My French set by Too Faced Cosmetics ($49). :)

Too Faced Pardon My French Set

Available now at Sephora stores and sephora.com, this limited edition cutie-pie comes with five pieces, but it’s more like 13 (because one of them’s a palette). There’s an eyeshadow palette with nine powder eyeshadows, a tiny eye primer, a full-sized eyeliner, one mini mascara and a makeup bag.

The $49 Too Faced Pardon My French summer set comes with…

  • One tiny 0.11-oz tube of Shadow Insurance
  • The Bonjour Summer Eye Palette with nine shadows in Plumeria (a vivid pink), Cocoa Beach (a plummy brown sugar), Firefly (a copper), Chocolate Sun (a shimmery rich brown), Mermaid (a muted teal), Toasted Coconut (a matte caramel), Seashell (a shimmery dusty rose), Sand Dollar (a peachy shimmer) and Sunbeam (a pale golden shimmer)
  • A mini 0.25-oz tube of Lash Injection Extreme Volume Mascara
  • A full-sized 0.04-oz Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in Perfect Black
  • One awfully cute makeup bag

Too Faced Pardon My French Set

If you just experienced a moment of déjà vu, it may have been caused by the Bonjour Summer Eye Palette. If the shades look familiar to you, that’s because it’s essentially last year’s Summer Eyes Palette in different packaging, with the addition of a couple new shades.

This one trades last year’s shimmery, peachy golden Peach Fuzz and satiny Coral Crush for matte beige Sand Dollar and shimmery copper Firefly, which don’t constitute a dramatic change in the overall color vibe, but it’s enough to tell the difference.

Too Faced Pardon My French

Wearing Eyeshadows in Sand Dollar Eyeshadow (all over lids), Toasted Coconut (crease and lower lash line), Chocolate Sun (outer corner and lower lash line)

I think the addition of Sand Dollar and Firefly warm the palette overall, and the addition of Sand Dollar, a matte beige, is just downright practical.

You know the old saying (that I just made up): a girl can always use another matte beige as an all-over lid color. They ain’t flashy, but they’re soooo useful.

As for Firefly, the shimmery copper, you know, I can’t really say I’m crazy about it, to be honest. I wanted to love it because I’m kind of going through a shimmery copper phase, but I find its glitter gritty, and I notice quite a bit of fallout.

So, yeah. Not my fave.

Too Faced Pardon My French

That’s Shadow Insurance Primer on my lids, Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner on my upper lash and water lines and Lash Injection Mascara on my lashes

If you picked up last year’s Summer Eyes palette, unless you’re a die-hard Too Faced hoarder, you may not need this one.

That said, if you’re new to the brand or just new to eyeshadow palettes in general, I think this would be a good place to start. It has a little color and some killer neutral shades.

Too Faced Pardon My French Swatches from the left: Seashell, Plumeria and Cocoa Beach

Swatches from the left: Seashell, Plumeria and Cocoa Beach

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For Full, Lush Brows That Even a Werewolf Would Envy, Try the New Too Faced Brow Envy Kit

Published in: Eyes, Makeup, Palettes, Too Faced

Too Faced Brow Envy Kit

Here I’ve used the new $39 Too Faced Brow Envy Kit on my brows (I’m also wearing MAC Moxie Lipstick)

Modern Werewolf MagazineRing! Ring!

KAREN: Hello, this is Karen.

CAITLIN GREY-FANG: Hi, Karen, this is Caitlin Grey-Fang of Modern Werewolf Magazine. How are you today?

KAREN: Great. How ’bout yourself?

CAITLIN: Excellent. I’m calling to first introduce myself and say hello. I’m Modern Werewolf’s new beauty editor, and I was referred to you by Tabs the cat.

KAREN: Oh, hello. It’s nice to meet you.

CAITLIN: I’m writing a story for our blog on modernwerewolf.com that I hope you can help me with.

KAREN: Let me guess — body hair removal? ‘Cause, GURL, I could talk about that FOR DAYS!

CAITLIN: Actually, no. But the next time I do a hair removal story, I’ll be sure to call you. I was actually wondering if you had a moment to talk about brows.

KAREN: I most certainly do! It’s a subject near and dear to my heart. How can I help you?

CAITLIN: Well, as you know, most werewolves are blessed with big, lush brows, which is currently on-trend in the beauty world; however, there are a subset of lycanthropes who do need a little help when it comes to faking full brows.

I was wondering if you could offer a few thoughts on the new $39 Too Faced Brow Envy Kit. I hear from my colleagues that you’re a fan of the line, so I figured I’d call you for the 411?

Too Faced Brow Envy Brow Shaping & Defining Kit

Too Faced Brow Envy Brow Shaping & Defining Kit, $39

KAREN: Sure! What a coincidence. I’m actually wearing Brow Envy today.

CAITLIN: Excellent! So tell me about it. Is it already out? And what does it do exactly?

KAREN: OK. Well, it was recently released with the Too Faced summer 2014 collection, and it’s available now at Too Faced counters and online for $39.

It comes with a couple of brow powders, a cream highlighter, a setting wax and several tools, like a tiny tweezers, a small angled brush, a spoolie and some stencils, although — how can I put this? — it’s my understanding that some werewolves prefer the look of a single strong brow.

CAITLIN: A unibrow? Yes, that is the fashion in some packs.

Too Faced Brow Envy

Brow Envy Brow Shaping & Defining Kit, $39

KAREN: Alright. Well, I suppose that if one wanted to create that look, they could do so pretty easily freehand using the products in this kit.

CAITLIN: Great! Could you explain a little for our readers how you use the palette?

KAREN: It’s easy. You fill in your brows with either the Brunette or Blonde powder, or you could even mix both if you’d like, and then set your brows with the setting wax to keep them in place.

Then, kind of as an added bonus, if you want to emphasize the arch in your brows, you can take the pink matte highlighter, run it just beneath the bottom of your brows, and blend, blend, blend.

As for the stencils, well, the idea is to use them to outline your desired brow shape by placing one directly on top of your brows and filling it in, but, truth be told, I never use stencils because the shapes always fit funky on me, so I just freehand it, and I’d recommend your werewolf readers do the same.

CAITLIN: When it gets right down to it, how do you think this palette performs? Do you think a werewolf with sparse brows would be able to get the full look he or she wants?

Too Faced Brow Envy Brow Shaping & Defining Kit

Brow Envy Brow Shaping & Defining Kit swatches from the left: Blonde, Brunette, Highlighter and Setting Wax

KAREN: Based on how it performs on humans, I’d say yes, they would. I’ve been using it for about a week now, and one of the things I really like about it is how quickly you can darken your brows with it because of how much pigment the powders pack. My brow hairs are naturally quite dark and, frankly, I was afraid that the Brunette shade wouldn’t do anything for me, but it does! It’s actually pretty intense.

I do have to say, though, that the setting wax and highlighter may not have enough “oomph” for some of the werewolves I’ve seen on TV. The wax doesn’t really have a lot of hold at all — either that, or my brow hairs are way too unruly, LOL! And the highlighter is awfully subtle.

Oh! And if your fur is red or silver, you’re kind of S.O.L. here, as the kit only comes with Brunette and Blonde powders.

CAITLIN: Can I get your take on the tools?

KAREN: Yeah, I’d probably only use ‘em in a pinch. The tiny angled brush is difficult to use and imprecise, and the tiny tweezers and spoolie, while cute, might be too small for larger werewolf…hands? Paws?

Too Faced Brown Envy Kit

Additional makeup in this look: Liner is Urban Decay Super-Saturaed Ultra Intense Waterproof Cream Eyeliner in Perversion, lips are MAC Crosswires lipstick, cheeks are MAC Cantaloupe blush

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These Neutrals Are Flexible: Meditations on Makeup With the $36 Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette

Published in: Eyes, Makeup, Palettes, Too Faced

Too Faced Natural Eyes Neutral Eyeshadow Collection

Wearing the new Too Faced Natural Eyes Neutral Eyeshadow Collection ($36), available now at Too Faced counters and toofaced.com

Welcome! Come on in, everyone! I’m so happy to see your lovely faces this evening. Don’t be shy; we’re all friends here. Just go ahead and grab a spot on the floor — you know, stake your claim — and roll out your yoga mat. We’ll get going in a minute.

Tabs the cat: kitty supermodel, entrepreneur, yoga practitioner

For those of you new to the Makeup Meditation series here at Tabs the Cat Yoga Center (tagline: “You won’t find any downward dogs here”), don’t be nervous. This class is for all skill levels. I promise, you’ll do fine.

OK, let’s get started…

First, I want you to quiet your mind…

Good.

Now let’s get into a cross-legged position, and place today’s Makeup Meditation totem, the new Too Faced Natural Eyes Neutral Eye Shadow Collection Palette, in front of you on the floor.

Too Faced Natural Eyes Neutral Eye Shadow Collection

Focus…

Take a deeeeeeeep breath in, now exhale slowly. OMMMMMMMM…

Perfect.

Extend your arms out to your sides — hold it, hold it, hold it. Now slowly reach forward, taking your Natural Eyes Palette up in your hands, and open it. Fix your gaze upon the nine pans of powder eyeshadow inside.

Let a sense of calm wash over you, and focus your every thought on its mix of matte and shimmery finishes.

Ahhhhh…

Notice the beige, brown, taupe, gold and peach shades. See how they’re laid out horizontally for day, classic and fashion looks?

Too Faced Natural Eyes

Natural Eyes Neutral Eye Shadow Collection, $36


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