I swear, this is just the coolest thing ever. As people, we get a lot of great makeup released specifically for us, so it’s refreshing to finally see a major cosmetics company like Too Faced release a palette designed specifically for cats! — BIG cats no less.
Okay, not really. To clarify, you do not have to be a leopard or even a cat lady who loves leopards to love the Too Faced Leopard Love Complexion Perfection Palette ($30). You do, however, probably have to be a girl who likes super sheer color.
Too Faced released it a while back with some other goodies for fall, but I only recently started wearing it out.
It comes with three different powder products — a bronzer, a blush and a brightener — and one of them’s already a star. The brightener, which goes by the name Pink Leopard, happens to be a big bestseller from the brand as a member of the permanent line, but the other two products are new — otherwise known as “previously undiscovered species of cats.”
Pink Leopard: a shimmery golden brown with the faintest hint of pink
Candy Leopard: a shimmery pink
Peach Leopard: a semi-matte peachy brown
The palette’s designed to be a one-stop color/contouring/highlighting shop for girl cats of all skin tones.
I gotta commend Too Faced for developing Leopard Love with the full double rainbow of skin tones in mind, but here’s the thing — on anything but the lightest skin, these colors are almost too sheer. On me, we’re talking three or four layers to reach a level of pigment I like.
If you’re lighter than I am, you’re in luck! But if you’re darker, you might have to swap your brush for a shovel to really pack these on.
Candy Leopard (wouldn’t that be a great name for a drag queen?) packs the most pigment of the three, with a color that reminds me of MAC Nymphette Lipglass, and you know how obsessed I am with Nymphette. As a matter of fact, I think I’m going to try the two of them together when I get a chance…
Swatches from left on NC35 skin: Peach Leopard Bronzer, Candy Leopard Blush, Pink Leopard Brightener
Candy Leopard Blush on my cheeks; Pink Leopard Brightener on the bridge of my nose, chin and upper cheekbones; and Peach Leopard Bronzer across my forehead and along the contours beneath the apples of my cheeks
One thing about these textures: they’re harder than I expected them to be, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It makes them less messy than those softer powders that erupt into a puffy cloud — POOF! — at the slightest touch. On the other hand, it also means that brushes take a little more time to load (several strokes across the pans).
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: If you’re cool with sheer color and don’t mind hard packed pans, you might fall in love with this Leopard. The palette’s designed for all skin tones, but lighter lovelies make these shades really POP! Tabs would also like to point out that Too Faced wisely didn’t test these products on cats (they’re cruelty free). That would NOT have been cool. Available at Sephora and online at toofaced.com. Grade: B+
Too Faced Holiday 2010 Starts…NOW!
Thanks, Nina, for the 4-1-1! It looks like some new Too Faced holiday goodies just popped up like fairies and pixies on sephora.com. What do you think of the mythical vibe?
Sephora lists four new kits:
- Glamour To Go Fairy Edition ($20): A palette with eight shadows, a gloss, a bronzer and a blush in slim packaging
- Pixie Perfect ($45): A five-piece kit with an eyeshadow quad, a blush and bronzer duo, a lipgloss, a mascara and an eye primer
- Pixie Pin-Ups ($32): A pop-up box with six eyeshadows, an eye primer, a mascara and one liner
- Enchanged Glamourland ($49): A MEGA-set with 15 shadows, an eye primer, gloss, blush, bronzer and some much-appreciated instruction cards
What do ya think? I dig the whole fantastical idea, but if you’re going to go that route, why not go all the way? I mean where’s the unicorns?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,