I have this insane weakness for Too Faced palettes - they release limited edition tins all the time and I'm equal parts ashamed and proud of the fact that I own most of them (see the Boudoir palette + the Summer Eyes palette)The latest launch here in Australia is the St. Tropez inspired A La Mode palette which I stalked the Mecca Cosmetica website for...
First off, that tin is a thing of beauty. The whole of Mecca Maxima in Doncaster was wrapped in the same pink and orange hued stripes and the gorgeousness of it all made my eyes water. By far, this packaging is my favourite from Too Faced thus far.
A pretty adventurous lot of shades mixed in together, with the usual 3 colour schemes mapped out by Too Faced as 'Day', 'Classic' and 'Fashion', which can be helpful for those oft overwhelmed by choice in a palette like this one. I have to say that Classic is my favourite line of shades thanks to the beautiful Cote d'Azur shade that was the shade that prompted me to buy this.
St. Tropez, Cannes and Soleil. Cannes is my least favourite from the palette, with the most fall out and a strange texture which is evident in the swatch photos. Soleil is a real winner though, a gorgeous wine-toned brown that is a bit different to other neutrals in my collection.
Riviera, Jardin and Cote d'Azur. The smoothest trio by far, and the colour scheme that works best for me. There is a lot of potential with these shades and I can't wait to play around with Jardin to see what looks I could create with it.
La Croisette, Monaco and De La Mer. After the bright pink Totally Fetch in the Pretty Rebel palette, I was surprised to see Too Faced launch yet another pink shadow in a limited edition palette with Monaco. Then I swatched them side by side to see that they are the same shade! I did some digging and saw this post mention that Soleil is very similar to the Amaretto shade from the Chocolate Bar Palette. Is it wrong to find it cheeky for Too Faced to rehash shades so frequently without mention...?
The Too Faced A La Mode palette retails for $53.95AUD and is available at Mecca Cosmetica. I spent over $75 on my haul which entitled me to free shipping - something to keep in mind if you are looking at buying online!
What do you think of the Too Faced A La Mode palette - which trio of shades is your favourite?
Would you like to see my entire Too Faced palette collection?