I’m about as naturally rebellious as a miniature pony at a 5-year-old’s birthday party, which is to say not very rebellious at all.
My idea of shaking things up is playing Katy Perry a little loudly in my office (shout-out to my next-door neighbors, who’ve heard me sing Teenage Dream at the top of my lungs many times).
But the winds, they are a-changin’. I am a bona fide rebel now — a Pretty Rebel, that is, thanks to Too Faced Cosmetics, and all I have to say is, “Welcome to the Thunderdome, b*tches! Sh*t just got real!”
WARNING: You may find yourself pumping your fists randomly toward strangers when you wear this limited-edition eyeshadow palette. I did when I opened the door this morning to say hi to our FedEx guy.
He was like, “Hi. Why are you doing that? I like your eye makeup. You’re making me a little nervous.”
Pretty Rebel is the star attraction in the Too Faced Cosmetics Fall 2013 makeup collection. Inside the gold, black and pink packaging reside 10 powder eyeshadows, all of which are new shades.
You’ll find mostly saturated, shimmery colors and jewel-toned metallics here, with a sprinkling of mattes and glitters — the kinds of colors I’d be more inclined to wear on a Friday night, as opposed to a Sunday brunch with the fam.
I dig this palette and think it’s smartly put together; nothing seems out of place.
The balance between bright jewels and neutrals tipped the scales for me. There’s just so much you can do with the products Too Faced included here!
When I opened the palette for the first time — BAM! — right off the bat I started picturing looks, like smokey eyes (black, blue/back, gold/bronze, blue/light blue and brown/teal/gold, which is what I’m wearing in these pics), bright looks (pink, blue or gold, or a combo of all three), and shimmery neutral eyes (brown, peach gold, and beige).
Oh, the possibilities…
Not sure what to do with the brighter colors like the hot pink? How about layering the black shade, Miss Sparkles, beneath ’em? It tones the brighter shades down, making them more wearable.
I like to wear Miss Sparkles beneath the duochrome Girly, which totally looks like MAC Club to me. It coaxes out even more of Girly’s green tones.
That’s what I did for the look I’m wearing here…
And if simple looks are more your style, Pretty Rebel has those covered, too. Pat any of the shimmery colors on your lids before sweeping a matte brown into your crease.
Don’t have a matte brown around? No problem. Try your bronzer! I actually used Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer here in my crease for contrast and depth.
But that’s not all. Get this: these shades neither lean too warm nor cool, so most gals/guys should be able to pull ’em off.
Fallout could be an issue, though, especially with the glittery shades like Miss Sparkles, but if you’re really careful about tapping the excess from your brush, it’s manageable. To get around it, I do my eyes first, clean up any excess with a makeup wipe, and then do the rest of my face. The shadows blend so easily and last all day on top of a primer that I’m willing to let it (the fallout) go.
If you’re looking for a versatile palette to wear out this fall, you really can’t go wrong with Pretty Rebel. Be prepared, though, for a little fallout.
AVAILABILITY: Limited edition, and available now at Sephora, Too Faced counters and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A-
For my Chipotle fans out there!
Yesterday was El Hub’s birthday, so I told him that I would take him out to dinner, wherever he wanted to go.
Homeboy chose Chipotle! So birthday burritos it was.
I hadn’t been there in a while and noticed a new vegan item on the menu called the Sofritas (spicy tofu).
I ordered it and thought it was great! A little hotter than I expected, but not unbearably so. Great texture, too. Not too chewy, because you never know with tofu.
If you’re into veg/vegan meals, give it a whirl. YUM-O.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,