I’d often overlooked Too Faced during my jaunts to Kit Cosmetics and Mecca Maxima, but something about the Boudoir Eyes palette transfixed me, and begun an obsession that I fear is snowballing at an alarming rate...
Encased in a slim and functional pink + gold metal tin, the Boudoir palette is feminine and pretty much like the rest of the Too Faced line. I tend to prefer these new slim palettes that they have updated to, as the previous cardboard style was a bit too bulky and not as cute in my opinion. In this palette you get some really pretty neutral shades, most being shimmer/glitter with one matte shade (In The Buff) which is lovely to blend out and highlight the brow with.
Lap Dance is a shade I find supremely flattering on the lid as a stand-alone colour, which can be said for many pretty taupe shades out there. I also adore Voulez-Vous as a deep purple which isn’t the ‘bright purple’ you tend to see around, but a smoky and deep aubergine which can be blended out for everyday wear. My favourite from the palette is probably Garter Belt, which is the grey I’ve been hunting for since I began collecting makeup. The hint of brown in it is a bit of somethin’ somethin’ that makes my heart go BOOM!
|Swatched from top to bottom, left to right.|
I’ll be honest and say the shade names aren’t my cup of tea; I am not a fan of the way that brands like Nars and Too Faced try to make cosmetics sexy. It is quite awkward when someone asks you what eyeshadow you have on, and you have to say ‘Fuzzy Handcuffs’ or ‘Lap Dance’… I do adore the brand aesthetic though, which is why it has fast become my second favourite Kit Cosmetics brand (first is Mario Badescu, my skin saviour) I immediately make my way to the Too Faced counter anytime I step near a Myer, so they are definitely doing something right! I have some more Too Faced posts coming up soon (a clue is hidden in my last Shopping Edit post!) so keep your eyes peeled for that if you like.
What brand do you go BANANAS for?
Do you dig sexified cosmetics, or do they make cringe too?!