Get Guilt-Free Chocolate with the New Too Faced The Bronzed & The Beautiful French Riviera Kit

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Yes, that would be me standing in the middle of Sephora sniffing the new Too Faced The Bronzed & The Beautiful French Riviera Edition Kit ($38) like a weirdo.

The new limited edition summer set comes with a bevy of bronzing treats to get your skin tanned and highlighted just right. You get three bestselling Too Faced powder bronzers, an exclusive golden highlighter, a face primer and three step-by-step bronzing tutorial cards.

too faced bronzed beautiful french riviera box

Just thinking about the pan of Chocolate Soleil bronzer, by far my favorite thing in the kit, makes my tummy rumble… IT SMELLS LIKE CHOCOLATE TOO! Chocolate Rice Krispies, to be precise. A smooth, matte pure brown without orange undertones, it’s a combination that can be hard to find. It’s so brown, in fact, that if I’m not careful and go overboard with it, it can look muddy on me.

Oui, oui! French Riviera has some other things going for it like…

  • Sun Bunny Bronzer — This super shimmery bronzer has strong orange tones. Lovelies with olive and cocoa skin who like the way they look in warm colors might want to try this Sun Bunny, but it might make porcelain princesses feel a little too orange.
  • Powdered Sun — You can’t miss the large globs o’ glitter in this golden highlighting powder. The product reminds me of Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Bricks. Fab if you love big, bold shimmer…but if I don’t use it sparingly my pores look like Olympic swimming pools!
  • Snow Bunny — So pretty! This soft golden pinkish brown has fine shimmer, and it’s my second favorite powder in the kit. I wager it’ll work well on both light and dark skin tones. Lighter lovelies can rock it as a shimmery bronzer; medium and darker divas can use it as a highlighter for an illuminating glow.
  • Primed & Poreless Bronze Tint — This tinted face primer has a fluffy texture and a smooth, silicone-y feel. It’s designed to diminish the appearance of pores. I like the color, but I don’t really see a big difference in the size or obviousness of my pores with it on. They’re still there, LOL! Hi, guys! I see you.

too faced bronzed beautiful french riviera

too faced bronzed beautiful french riviera ingredients

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too faced the bronzed the beautiful french riviera box inside

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Swatches from the left with the flash: Chocolate Soleil, Snow Bunny, Powdered Sun, Sun Bunny, Primed & Poreless SPF 20 With Bronze Tint unblended and blended

too faced bronzed beautiful french riviera swatches without
Without the flash

too faced bronzed beautiful french riviera

Too Faced is known for their bronzing powders, and this might be a good way to get and sample a few of them in one fell swoop. My favorite things about the kit are Chocolate Soleil and Snow Bunny, but with my coloring, I wouldn’t mind swapping out Powered Sun and Sun Bunny for other things…

PRICE: $38
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Sephora stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B

This totally made my day!

Tabs got an e-mail today from reader Ricquetta, who snapped this photo of her kitty, Kallou, reading MBB.

HI, Kallou! I like to imagine kitties (and their human friends/associates) secretly obsessing over things like summer makeup launches and shoes. :)

So how was your Thursday? Whatcha got planned for tonight? I intend to hit the haaay early, and that’s about it.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Kallou is super happy that Tabs and you showed off his obsession to MBB! Thanks a ton Karen and Tabs!
    Ricquetta Francis recently posted … Smashboxs Perfectly Polished Lids – 500 Point Perk

  2. BeautyMaven says:

    This is a neat kit! I am loooving the cards that come with it~ I almost with you could buy those separately, haha! I’m with you on going to bed early. I ran today about a couple of weeks off, and instead of perking me up (like I’d wished) it wore me out. Time to read some “Are you a Jackie or a Marilyn?” and score some zzz’s! Have a great Friday~
    BTW you should get Tabs some feather hair extensions. He’d be so rad. http://tinyurl.com/42gbjpl <–(an etsy site, shortened)
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  3. Vijaya says:

    My friend Elsa just bought this and is in love. She also got that leopard bronzer one, or something?
    Vijaya recently posted … MAC Quite Cute Collection- What I Bought And Why

  4. Tukta says:

    that photo is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute!

  5. Joanne says:

    I love the cards that go with it! “Lose 10 pounds in 10 seconds!” LOL Sounds like my type of card. =D
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  6. The bronzers wouldn’t work for me but I LOVE the kitty picture! My dogs like to sit in my lap and watch my computer monitor. It’s weird; it’s like they can recognize human faces and other animals.

  7. Kaelin Chan says:

    Chocolate Soleil is one of my favorites too. I’ve repurchased twice, totally a holy grail . Your skin looks absolutely fabulous here! What are you wearing on your skin and cheeks?
    Kaelin Chan recently posted … Just a few Photos

  8. gio says:

    The kitty picture is so cute!

    The palette is beautiful but I don’t think those bronzers would work on my pale skin.
    gio recently posted … Product Review- Esprit Styling Color Palette in Iceland Geyser

  9. Lexi says:

    kinda cool!
    could I guess that you are wearing that Jemma Kid gloss again!??!

  10. Kim says:

    Look at you, all tan and glowing! I actually loved the cards, too. If a bronzer and highlighter combo would make me look like I’d lost 10 lbs in 10 seconds, you can bet your booty I’d take the time to use it! :)

  11. Nina says:

    what an awesome picture of a kitty reading mbb! :)

    iono abt this palette. im deathly afraid of shimmer on my face. i do want the chocolate soleil bronzer though — i migth get the single of that! :)

  12. Amy Evans says:

    I loveeee the Chocolate Soliel Bronzer by Too Faced its the only other bronzer I’ll use…my #1 is Nars Laguna. I want to try the Primed & Poreless Tint thou…what to do what to do!
    Amy Evans recently posted … GET THE LOOK- Another Way to Rock The Bronze Goddess Island Oasis Eyeshadow Palette

  13. Christy says:

    I just might have to try this! I love bronzers & while I have enough, I like these & especially the little direction cards for looks. Love it!
    Christy recently posted … Rescue Beauty Lounge Recherche from Iconic-Ironic Spring 2011 Collection- Swatches &amp Review

  14. Emma says:

    I’ve been waiting for this to get into the stores so that I can choose between it and Choc Soleil. I really like the idea of the cards and the tint but not sure that it will all suit my skin tone. Oh, what to do… maybe I’ll make a trip out to Sephora today ;-)

  15. Kali says:

    Love this…I have a bday coming up so I may wait to see. Thinking about just getting chocolate soliel though…I will just have to see…

  16. lexi says:

    I might actually pick this up.
    lexi recently posted … Rebelle and Sari DEau Rouge Coco Lipshines – First Glance

  17. I love Snow bunny on my fair skin. That pic of the cat is awesome!

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