Double entendre much? Too Faced obviously had something in mind with this palette. What do you suppose that was, hmm…
Something naughty! Um, naughty like, it’s the holidays, right after Thanksgiving dinner, and the supposedly family-friendly movie you rented to watch on TV with your in-laws has a steamy scene in it, and you want to cover your eyes and run out of the room screaming, or just disappear into the couch cushions and perhaps never return…
That kind of naughty.
The names are naughty! Fuzzy handcuffs, hello? Sugar Walls? Um, you have to be a child of the ’80s to truly understand the naughtiness of that one, LOL!
Too Faced calls it the Soft & Sexy Eye Shadow Collection. That’s where they were going, and that’s where they got. Sultry eyes, smokey eyes, lots of smudgy, “come hither” eyes. Those are the looks you’ll be rocking with these shadows.
The larger pans on the left are the designated lid shades. Like most Too Faced palettes, this one comes with a little booklet with ideas for ways to work it.
Too Faced divided the colors into three rows. The top one for Day looks, the middle for Classic looks (like from the office to an after-work party), and the last row for Fashion looks, otherwise known as your more adventurous side (note: the darkest color in the palette lives here).
I actually mix and match the colors together because I’m crazy like that. Rules are meant to be broken, right? (Although I’ve never cut off the tags from a mattress.)
In terms of value, I think Too Faced has a great one here. The pans seem pretty big, and when I hold the palette in the palm of my hand, it’s a lot bigger than my iPhone.
Didn’t have any problems with fallout or with blending any of these shades, either, and none of the colors are throwaways. Not a one. Every single color makes sense to me. Nothing too goofy or scary. The Boudoir Eyes Soft & Sexy Eye Shadow Collection is for girls who just like straight-up pretty makeup (like me).
I’ve been wearing these colors with my NARS primer (to smooth my lids, intensify the colors and extend their wear time). I haven’t tried them without primer yet, but with primer, the colors make it through most of the day. When I go to remove them before bed, I see a little creasing and fading, but not much.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Too Faced counters and toofaced.com
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,