Beauty Review: Too Faced Love

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Happy Hump Day! Back again with another beauty review and today I thought I'd gear up for Valentine's Day by sharing one of my new favourite makeup brands, Too Faced. Before moving house, I thought I'd treat myself to some final splurging before entering into grown up life and so and picked up three treats. Here's my review...

I'm sure most of you will now be familiar with Too Faced or at the very least, have seen them floating around social media due to their uber pretty packaging. I first heard about them years ago when my cousin used to collect their eyeshadow palettes and long before I had established a makeup collection of my own. Having seen them blow up online recently and being an absolute sucker for anything remotely heart shaped or Valentine's Day themed, I thought I'd try them for myself.

First up then is the Soul Mates Blushing Bronzer in Ross and Rachel. Just look how damn pretty that packaging is though. The Soul Mates bronzer is available in two shades (this one and Carrie and Big - a more orange tone) and is designed to marry together two colours which can be used for contouring or bronzing during those Spring/Summer months. Alternatively, both shades can be used separately to create various looks of your choice. As you can see from my swatches above, neither of the shades are particularly dramatic which was a pleasant surprise as, being so pale myself, I'm always nervous about trying bronzers. It can, however, be easily built up as little or as much as you like to create your desired look. The powder itself seems light and fine which makes for easy blending and application and the slight shimmer also acts as a subtle highlighter. Better yet, I found I only needed a very small amount of product which I hope, means for a longer lasting product. Overall, the packaging alone is a dream whilst the product itself was certainly high quality. At £26, this is definitely more then I would like to spend on a bronzer but I hope that the product will make up for this over more time and usage. 

Certainly one of the most iconic of Too Faced's piece is this rather adorable looking blusher, the Long Lasting Love Flush in I Will Always Love You. Available in six different shades, this blusher boasts to be a long-wear, fade-proof, smudge-proof formula keeps your cheeks perfectly flushed for up to "16 hours". The blush itself is made from extra, finer pigments for a lighter finish and maximise colour impact. Although this was a little smaller then I was expecting, I can definitely say that it is indeed long lasting. It did need to build up the colour slightly when I applied it to my hand for the swatch but, as a blusher, I was impressed with the shade and how long it lasted. I would definitely recommend using a decent brush to apply this to the face to reduce wastage as the powder can be very fine. Again, overall, I was pleased with this product even if it was pretty pricey for a small blusher. I love the design and pretty detailing on the blush itself. 

Last but certainly not least is the Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Primer. One of the brands' bestselling products, it contains a formula that claims to lock down and intensify the colour of eye shadows to ensure crease-proof, fade-proof, waterproof wear "for up to 24 hours". Using a small amount, it can be applied directly onto lids to create a smoother canvas for shadow application, reduce the appearance of creases and lines and a longer lasting makeup finish. This my first experience of a shadow primer and I have to say I can really see the difference having tried and tested it. To my surprise, the formula was not clear but a natural skin tone shade. In terms of texture and smell, it is similar to Benefit's Porefessional primer (which has proven to be one of my makeup bag essentials) but instead it has a very subtle shimmer. Even without eyeshadow, this could be applied to give a very natural looking glow and I love how it feels when applying it to the lids. Overall, I'm super impressed with this primer and, despite being a pricier item, it's a lovely item to use sparingly as opposed to everyday use. 

Overall, I'm definitely a fan of the brand and the quality of their products. I do think, however, that they may be a little of style over substance in that, whilst their products are worth trying and clearly favourable, I would say they're just as good as some brands already on the market. Furthermore, there may be similar products which might actually be ever so slightly cheaper. Their niche then, is their unique style of packaging and pretty product design. Of course, there's nothing wrong with having pretty products to add to the collection and these are certainly the prettiest I've purchased in a long while. 

So that's it for another beauty review. What do you think of Too Faced? Have you ever tried their products before? As always, I love reading your comments so please do leave them down below. Hope everyone's having an excellent week so far,

Lots of love and happy humping,


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39 comments:

  1. too faced is definitely a brand I need to try more of. I cannot get over how pretty everything looks! They really know how to come up with great packaking. 16 hours for a blusher is pretty impressive!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. packaging* ignore me as I cant spell so early in the morning :p

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    2. It really is such pretty packaging although I think that's why it's so expensive for what it is. It's a great brand though, I'm so glad I finally gave in to the temptation! xx

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  2. The packaging of Too Faced products are just the cutest thing ever!!!!!!! I would be too scared to use it

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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    1. I know, I felt so bad when I used the blusher and ruined the pretty design. Such gorgeous additions to the makeup though! I think you'd love their stuff xx

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  3. I have a few Too Faced products, from when I went to America in 2014, but never use them. You've reminded me how great they are! The primer is amazing! I think the heart shaped bronzer/ blusher are too pretty to ruin though haha! I'll definitely check out more of their products at a counter soon! :)
    haveyouseenhowshespeaks.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. You never used them?! Are they much cheaper in the US? I actually did the same with a Kat Von D lipstick a friend got me years ago. I always kept it but kept forgetting I had it and now her makeup stuff is HUGE! I know haha I'm being so careful when I use it haha xx

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  4. I'm obsessed with Too faced products at the moment, I need them all! They are much cheaper in America than in the UK so wait for my dad to head over there! My list is ever growing now after this post! The eyeshadow primer sounds an absolute dream! xx

    www.iridescentplaces.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oh really? That would make a lot of sense! I should totally get my friend to ship me some. You should share your Too Faced haul :) xx

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  5. Too Faced is my favourite brand they have the most amazing products!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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    1. I'm slowly understanding why people love them so much. Bit late to the party but so glad I got some of their products now :) x

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  6. Can't believe I'm yet to try anything from Too Faced! Their products always look so pretty, that blushing bronzer especially, looks great x

    http://heart-autumn.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. You need to fix that! I'm trying to use all of them very sparingly haha I want to keep them forever x

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  7. all the packaging is gorgeous! i don't think I've ever seen anything more beautiful!

    Hannah at WRITTEN BY HANNAH

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  8. The design of the packaging on the bronzer and blush is gorgeous! I want this blush, it's just too cute!

    xo
    http://thepinkporcelaindoll.blogspot.it

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    1. The bronzer is a really good size too, perfect for a huge bronzer brush xx

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  9. These look great products! Never tried any of Too Faced but I am looking into getting the Natural Eyes Palette
    katielou99.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ohh I want to try that too! And the chocolate palette looks awesome, like I could eat it x

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  10. I love their bronzing powders and their better than sex mascara! The mascara is the best I've ever used but it is a very wet formula so it's a no-no to apply in a rush!xx

    http://perks0fbeingnazia.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yeah I've heard great things about the mascara! I definitely need to check it out - does it have a rubber brush though or bristles? xx

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  11. I'm such a big Too Faced fan - I love their eyeshadow palettes in particular xx

    Gemma | missmakeupmagpie.com

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    1. Yeah I definitely want to build up more of a collection! Some of their shades are just beautiful xx

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  12. I've never tried too face before but I'm excited to give it a go! How on earth haven't I found your blog before? I'm literally scrolling like 'yep amazing, and ohh yeah that's amazing' it's all amazing & so pretty!

    Em x
    http://wordsbyemilykate.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Aw haha thank you! I'm glad you did cos now I get to read your's too! xx

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  13. i swear by their mascara and i have one of the shadow insurance primers as well, you've made me want to try all of this now!

    danielle | avec danielle

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    1. Ah really? I've heard so many good things! I'm tempted to try it but might wait to get a bit more of a shopping list so it's worth the shipping! You'll have to let me know what you think of it if you do :) xx

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  14. Oh my god, those Too Faced products are beautiful!

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    1. I know! You'd love them! Emily's already got an amazing collection x

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    1. It makes me wish all my makeup was heart shaped haha x

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  16. These products look amazing! I'm like you with anything valentines themed so I'm off on a big shopping spree tomorrow :) and especially with items named after carrie Bradshaw! Love your blog btw! X

    Sarasoutter.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yay! I'm so glad I'm not the only one obsessed with this holiday. I know! I love how they're named after the ultimate romances - thanks so much hun :) x

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  17. Omg the makeup and packaging looks so beautiful. I couldn't even use them because they are so pretty! - Becky x

    http://www.adaintyfawn.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Haha I know, I'm afraid to admit I've already messed up the powder haha x

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  18. I Will Always Love You is one of my favourite blushes of all time, next to Baby Love! The embossing is just gorgeous.

    brooke | brooke elise

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    1. It's slowly become mine too! Ohh I'll def try that next time - especially if it's recommended by a beauty guru such as yourself ;) xx

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  19. I Will Always Love You looks gorgeous! I have Baby Love from the same like and love it so will have to check out this shade next as I'm such a fan of the formula :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. I really want to get Baby Love as well actually, such a gorgeous shade! Especially for the winter months when I can't get away with orange haha x

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