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 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.
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.
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.
Shimmery pink lip gloss
Shimmery cool pink lipgloss
Shimmery warm pink lipgloss
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,