The Too Faced Glamour To Go III Palette: These Eyes Have It

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The folks at Too Faced Cosmetics are making sure good things come in small packages.

Their latest Glamour to Go Palette (Glamour to Go III, $20) — the third in a series of travel-friendly sets for face, cheeks and eyes — is a lean, mean makeup machine!

Too Faced Glamour To Go iii Palette Review pocket palette

Too Faced nailed the “to go” part, stuffing this slim shady (I love the pink roses on the front!) with eight eyeshadows, a blush and four lipglosses. The sturdy palette easily fits in the palm of my hand, yet despite its diminutive stature looks like it could take a beating from phones, keys and random cans of cat food squirreled away in a purse. :)

Color-wise, I think the stars of this show are the eyeshadows. With a good mix of wearable neutrals and fun accent shades, the eight shimmery shades of gold, light pink, dark pink, taupe, black, bronze, silver and violet cover a wide range of potential looks, and I really like them for quick washes of color on my lids.

Too Faced Glamour To Go iii Palette Review swatches
Eyeshadow swatches, top row: gold, light pink, dark pink and taupe; Eyeshadow swatches, bottom row: black, bronze, silver and violet

As for texture and color payoff, the smoothness and rich pigmentation of these shadows remind me of something Urban Decay would create. In other words, good stuff.

Oh, and if you’re a fan of Benefit’s Coralista, check out Glamour to Go III’s blush — a shimmery, peachy pink with a hint of gold that I’m guessing would look great with a snowboarder’s tan.

Too Faced Glamour To Go iii Palette Review swatches with blush
Eight shadows on left, blush on right

All told, I see a palette with lots to love, but I do think the lip products could use a little work. Of the four glosses (three lighter pinks and one dark rose), the dark rose is the only one that really caught my attention.

Too Faced Glamour To Go iii Palette Review lip swatches 1
Shimmery pink lip gloss

Too Faced Glamour To Go iii Palette Review lip swatches 2
Shimmery cool pink lipgloss

Too Faced Glamour To Go iii Palette Review lip swatches 4
Shimmery warm pink lipgloss

Too Faced Glamour To Go iii Palette Review lip swatches 3
Shimmery rose lipgloss

My sensitive nose also detects a strong synthetic-ish vanilla scent from these that takes a while to fade…

I may not be crazy about the lip products in Glamour to Go III, but I think Too Faced did a lot of things right with this palette. It looks good, travels well, and seems fairly priced for the amount of product you get. With fresh, fun products for eyes and cheeks, it’s a keeper. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Megan says:

    This looks so nice! I’m sold on the products inside but the picture on the front is so Marie Antoinette-love it!
    .-= Megan’s last blog post… Murder, She Wrote: Panning for Murder =-.

  2. Maggie says:

    I love the Marie Antoinette theme Too Faced has for this collection! :D The blush looks really pretty.
    .-= Maggie’s last blog post… Yet another neutral EOTD + Products I Regret Buying =-.

  3. Tavia says:

    I’ve just seen this palette today in Sephora. The colors are gorgeous:)
    .-= Tavia’s last blog post… My experience at Make Up For Ever and Sephora beauty shops =-.

  4. Karen B says:

    Looks like great value with those shadows. And I love the front cover!

  5. Christina says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who was smitten with the packaging. I always feel so shallow for admitting it.
    .-= Christina’s last blog post… A Week Of Slight Improvements =-.

  6. Alexxx says:

    Just bought this for my mother in law, a present for her 50th bday. The eyeshadow are awesome and certainly a better payoff on light/fair skin as they stand out more.

    Anyway now I’m jealous of her and I want to get the 3 of them !!
    It’s a disease this makeup addiction.

  7. i have been given a too faced palette as a gift… the eyshadows were nice and silky, and the blush was quite nice, although the colors were not *quite* right for me.

    however, i too was underwhelmed by the lip product, which was kind of gross to tell you the truth! not only does it have that disgusting taste you mention, the stuff balls up on your lips and goes all flaky after a few hours. the colors were kind boring, also.

    btw, happy hump day, i’m in the library typing away for my term paper that’s due tomorrow!
    .-= ines + cha cha’s last blog post… Product Review – Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy Mini-Haul =-.

  8. Ashley says:

    I’ve bought the Naughty/Nice palette by Too Faced before & I noticed the vanilla scent in the lip glosses too.
    This travel palette is much more worth it than the one I bought :( There is plenty more product in this one than mine & the price is about the same.

  9. Rebecca says:

    The last lippy is such a gorgeous color, and the shadows all look so pretty!
    .-= Rebecca’s last blog post… Smashbox Eye Wish Palette swatches & looks =-.

  10. Toni says:

    Love the packaging of this set! I like the shadow swatches you’re showing. I have no experience with Too Faced products, so I have no idea if I would like the lip glosses. I do like vanilla scented lip stuff from MAC. Does this smell like that? Or is it just a bad vanilla smell?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Toni,

      I know the MAC scent you’re talking about — I like it too. This stuff smells very different — almost like a mix of vanilla and new plastic toys. (UGH) I do have a very sensitive nose, though, so it might not be as big an issue for other gals.

  11. Leanne says:

    The eyeshadows look gorgeous!

  12. I’m loving the shimmer rose lipgloss! It’s great to see travel size products that are actually good quality!
    .-= Kajal Couture’s last blog post… My Favorite Silver Things – Makeup and More! =-.

  13. amy says:

    The eyeshadows are gorgeous, but the lipglosses are a bit too light and sheer for me. I like more pigmented lipglosses.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… Dior Night Butterfly #173 5 Couleurs Palette Fards A Paupieres Product Pictures, Swatches and Review =-.

  14. OH THANK GOODNESS I’M ALMOST DONE.

    thanks for the writing tips btw. i wrote the whole thing with blanks for citations and now i’m correcting + citing – it took me about half the time!
    .-= ines + cha cha’s last blog post… Product Review – Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy Mini-Haul =-.

  15. Rae says:

    Aww, cute! I’m an all-or-nothing girl, though, so it’s high pigment or the highway :P
    .-= Rae’s last blog post… I need your help, guys. =-.

  16. Catherine says:

    I’ve always passed on these Glamour to Go palettes, but I’m thinking this one would make such a cute Christmas gift for just-getting-into-makeup friends!
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… Koji No. 84 Narrow Tip Eyebrow Tweezer =-.

  17. looks like a shimmery and fun palette :)
    .-= Blovet Beauty’s last blog post… Kimchi Fried Rice & Green EOTD =-.

  18. Toni says:

    Oh,gag! I have a very sensitive nose too (hubby loves to tease me about it constantly, but let’s just say that when I smell something, he better listen to me – especially after the leaky faucety/mold incident!). I would not be able to tolerate that vanilla/plastic toy smell at all. I had to throw out my Maybelline Stiletto mascara because of the smell. I liked how it worked, but the smell was just too much.

  19. Diana Kim says:

    The palette looks great, but I’m not too crazy about the lip gloss colors.

  20. gio says:

    The packaging looks gorgeous and the eyeshadows are all very pretty. I’m not too keen on the lipglosses as they are too sheer for my taste, but overall, it’s a nice palette. :)
    .-= gio’s last blog post… 4 Tips to Prolong the Shelf-Life of Razors =-.

  21. Mona says:

    ooohhhh, the e/s colors are calling out to me =X
    .-= Mona’s last blog post… Guerlain Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder Review =-.

  22. Anastasia says:

    Oooh purdy! Love that rose lippy on you.

    May have to make a trip to Sephora tonight with my 20% VIB coupon! They’re doing holiday looks there too so may be fun.

  23. Kristen says:

    These colors look like this palette might be a must-have…can’t wait to check it out in person!
    .-= Kristen’s last blog post… SugarSocial Review: Anastasia Brow Studio at Nordstrom =-.

  24. Valentine says:

    I’ve loved all the TF Glamour To Go palettes but have bought nary a one. Why? I’d really love them if they included a lip and eyeshadow brush. Nothing super high quality, but it’s a must for me when I need to grab just one palette and go out the door.

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