Warm weather is approaching down in my neck of the woods, and so it seems only right to bust out my Too Faced Summer Eyes palette to share with you all! I've had this for a little while now, and it was a bit of a hunt to get my hands on it, let me tell you now! I really liked the look of the palette when it first came out at Mecca Maxima + Kit Cosmetics, but the glitter in some of the shades paired with some weird colour choices (coral and pink anyone?) saw me walk out of the store empty handed (a true rarity!) Then I couldn't get the damn tin out of my head, so I marched into Kit to hand over the dosh. The dreaded words 'sold out' were uttered, a mad scramble ensued and I ended up buying it online for more than it was worth. Such is the life of a beauty addict, I suppose?Housed in a tin much like my beloved Boudoir palette, this brightly coloured tin is covered in florals and just screams summer to me. Even the box looks as though it is underwater, it really it quite cool. I prefer the tin style to the boxes as they are nice and sturdy and more slimline for my drawers, so I was happy to bring a second Too Faced tin into my world.
A mix of pretty wearable colours and some fun (read: kind of weird) ones makes this a very unique palette in my overflowing collection, and I have to admit that my favourites from the bunch are definitely the rich chocolately shades sitting on the right hand side of the palette.
Toasted Coconut + Mermaid are probably what suckered me into buying this most, though I do quite like Cocoa Beach + Chocolate Sun. Something about Peach Fuzz + Sunbeam puts me off (pretty sure it is the yellow tones in Sunbeam that aren't going to flatter me...) but overall I couldn't say no.
In terms of the theme of the Too Faced Summer Eyes palette, I can see what they were working with. Golden sun, sandy beaches, some creative licence with mermaids and coral and thus a feelin' hot hot hot palette was created.
I think I will actually get more wear from the pink Plumeria since I've swatched it, and of course the brown shades have me swooning. Mermaid swatches way darker than it appears in the palette to me, and even on the eye it is a pretty dark and moody sort of colour. I'm wearing it in my next face of the day, so keep your eyes peeled to see these shadows in action. I will have to play around with the three largest pans to see if I can make them work, I'm thinking they will be used over the top of other shadows to give some sparkle to it.
What summery named eye shadow would you create if given the chance?
I'm thinking I would create a nice champagne shade with an ice-cream themed name ;)
Emma @ emmabovarybeauty