5 Things You Should Know About the Too Faced Love Palette
- Inspired by the lost art of love letter writing, the Too Faced Love Palette just might inspire you to write a long overdue love letter (of sorts) to yourself…
GURL. Just a gentle reminder to please stop and smell the roses sometimes, because like you, they’re wonderful.
You always try so hard at everything, and I love that about you, but I wish you would make more time for yourself (and for us, mi amor). I don’t know about you, but when we’re together hanging out, I feel EFFING FABULOUS! Like when we go to the mall or get our hair did at the salon, we always have so much fun! We should really just face it already — we’re made for each other.
I can’t deny that sometimes I get a little jealous of…you know who, but I can’t help it. He’s a larger-than-life feline philanthropist, famous kitty supermodel and incredibly talented, and I’m just a simple blogger.
But he can’t love you like I do.
I’ll always be here for you, my darling. Please never forget how wonderful you are.
- There are hearts in the middle of each pan! — which may or may not make you crave Valentine’s Day candy hearts, and if they do, you may find yourself Googling “buy Valentines candy hearts online June.”
- When you’re in the mood to watch TV while you play with makeup (am I the only person who does this?), the Love Palette and a Lifetime movie make a great pair. I recommend the “woman in peril” genre so that you may periodically take breaks from blending to yell things like, “Molly…YOU IN DANGER, GIRL!” at the TV whenever the protagonist does a totally dumb thing, like descending a flight of steep stairs into a pitch black basement without so much as a fork with which to defend herself. I mean, REALLY?
- When you’re wearing the Love Palette on your lids and your true love calls (and you know that he’s your true love because he just drove your cat to the vet!) to say that they will be returning home shortly because the cat just projectile pooped all over your beloved’s shirt, pants and car (more on this in a minute…), your eyes will look lovely while your heart swells with concern.
- And after you finish doing your makeup with the Love Palette, you remember how much you love wearing smokey eyes. Then, even though it hits 93 degrees outside, you say to yourself, “Eff it. I’m in the mood to go smokey today, and I refuse to deny the urge. Who cares if we’re in the middle of a summer heat wave?”
The further 411 on the new $49 Too Faced Love Palette
- It’s available now at Too Faced counters and online.
- It contains 15 shades, which are arranged in three “quints” that are similar to the layout of the Dior palettes. There’s a coppery brown quint on the far left, a cool-toned taupe and purple quint in the middle and a neutral khaki quint on the far right.
- The cool and neutral colors in the palette outnumber the warm shades.
- Too Faced used a different eyeshadow formula here than they do in most of their other Too Faced Palettes (like the Chocolate Bar Palettes), and it feels softer and creamier to me. It’s also easy to blend. Remember the Too Faced Return of Sexy palette? This formula is similar. In terms of texture and performance, it reminds me of the Veluxe Pearl shadows by MAC, only slightly less pigmented.
- Fallout is a moderate issue with these shadows… When I run my brush across one or more of the pans, the bristles lift a good amount of product, and if I don’t remember to dust off the excess from the brush head, I end up with a noticeable amount of fallout under my eyes.
As far as I’ve found, the best way to prevent this is to swipe my brush across a pan, and then swirl the brush onto the back of my hand to work the product into the bristles. This dramatically lessens the fallout.
- Most of the shadows have frost or satin finishes, but there are two mattes — the dark brown in the quint on the far left and the medium cool-toned brown in the quint in the center.
I kinda wish there were more mattes, but you know me…I’m a starter on #TeamMatte. If you’re all about that shimmer life, though, I think you’ll enjoy the shiny finishes.
- That palette also comes with a smooth, true black gel eyeliner, which I think is fine for use along my lash lines (it lasts a long time), but it isn’t ideal for my water lines, where it’s a little drying and doesn’t like to stick around.
- I like how these shadows are set up, and the way they’re organize makes sense to me. I feel like they allow for a lot of creative freedom. Like if you want to bounce from quint to quint, the shades still work with each other. That’s what I did for the look I’m wearing here. I used the darkest shade from the quint on the far left on my lid, the matte, cool-toned brown from the center quint in my crease and the peach shade from the quint on the far right on my brown bone and in the inner corners. Even though the three aren’t from the same quint, I think the colors still work well together.
- All told, I think this is a pretty palette with some beautiful cool and neutral shades;, however, I’m not sure if it will set the world aflame, because I feel like I’ve seen these colors from Too Faced before.
If you’re a hardcore Too Faced aficionado, you probably already have similar shades, but if you’re newer to the brand, you probably don’t.
I have to give the shadows in this palette mad props for being almost obnoxiously easy to blend (as long as you remember to tap, or work your brush into the back of your hand, to reduce the fallout).
Additional makeup worn in this look
Lipstick — Too Faced Juicy Melons
Gloss — Urban Decay Streak Gloss
Bronzer — Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons Bronzer in 03 Naturel Brunettes
Blush — Too Faced Love Flush Blush in I Will Always Love You
Foundation — Stowaway Radiant Complexion Beauty Balm in Medium
Concealer — Stowaway Creaseless Concealer in Medium
Mascara — Chanel le Volume de Chanel
Highlighter — Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light
Brows — MAC Brun Eyeshadow and Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Brunette
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Too Faced counters, Ulta stores, Sephora and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
Tabs is having a rough day…
Have I mentioned that Tabs hates going to the vet?
It’s always a challenge because he absolutely hates riding in the car, so he is NOT a car cat at all. He freaks out so intensely that he usually — he’ll never forgive me for saying this — poops himself. The last couple of visits weren’t as bad, though, so when El Hub took Tabs to the vet today to get his teeth cleaned, we expected things to go well.
But then I got a call from El Hub. He was parked in front of the vet’s office. Apparently, right when El Hub took the exit to get off the highway, Tabs barfed in his cat carrier, then almost immediately managed to open the small door. Before El Hub could stop the car, Tabs bolted out of the carrier, climbed onto El Hub’s lap, and pooped all over El Hub’s pants and shirt. Then he hopped down and pooped all over the inside of the car.
Needless to say…we rescheduled the appointment.
When Tabs got home covered in poo and barf, he badly needed a bath, which, you guessed it, he also hates.
So…in the greater scheme of things, June 30, 2015 will not go down in the history books as one of the best days for Tabs.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,