Dazzled: Too Faced Cosmetics Glitter Bomb palette

If I had to pick a favourite colour, it would be kinda tough. I love black, I love pink, and I love glitter.  Okay, I know glitter isn’t actually a colour (or even a shade really… a texture maybe?), but what’s not to love about a little shine. Naturally, when I saw Too Faced Cosmetics’ Glitter Bomb palette I knew I had to get my hands on it.

The Glitter Bomb palette is an eyeshadow palette that consists of eight glitter eyeshadows and two base shades in white and black. These base shades are necessary to brighten (the white one) or intensify (the black one) the glitter shadows. The glitter shades consist of pinks, purples, golds, and greens. The cool thing about this is you can either use them dry or wet. When used dry they are more shimmery, whereas wet will get you more of a metallic look.

Naturally since I love glitter, I couldn’t wait to dive into this. I used the white brightening base one night and the intensifying one the other, with a variety of the different glitter shades in here. I also have the Tarte Make Believe in Yourself palette, which is also a glittery palette, although more along the lines of metallics and shimmers. These are straight up packed-in glitters.

Before applying any of the shadows I did use Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue Bonding Eye Shadow Primer, a translucent eyeshadow primer that is a little more tackier than your typical primer. This acts to grab and hold glitters, shimmers, and pigments better than your regular primer so they don’t come off.

Makeup look using the Too Faced Cosmetics Glitter Bomb palette


1. Fill in your brows then lay down an eyeshadow primer, like Too Faced Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue Bonding Eye Shadow Primer. Then with a light pink colour, like Georgia from the Too Faced Sweet Peach eyeshadow palette, and a fluffy crease brush, apply this in your crease to act as a transition shade.

2. With a flat shader brush, apply the Brightening base from the Glitter Bomb palette on the lid area (keep it just in the lid area, not the crease).

3. With the same brush, apply Rose All Day (the light champagne pink) all over your lid area.

4. Again, with the same brush and Confetti (light purplish pink) apply that on the centre of the lid over Rose All Day.

5. With a crease brush, use a brown shadow and apply that in the crease. I used a mix of Summer Yum and Puree from the Sweet Peach palette.

6. With a black liquid liner (I used Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper), line your upper lash line, winging it out, and apply some mascara (I used Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara) and some falsies.

7. For the lower lash line, apply the same brown matte eyeshadow and then some mascara on your lower lashes. I also popped Fairy Dust in the inner corner to highlight and the Brightening base along the brow bone to highlight.

8. Once the eyes are done, finish up the face. I used Too Faced Peaches & Cream Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Primer, NARS Sheer Glow foundation, Tarte Shape Tape concealer,  Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Setting Powder, Stila All Day Bronzer, Too Faced Papa Don’t Peach blush, Too Faced Peach Blur Translucent Smoothing Finishing Powder, and Tarte Make Believe in Yourself: Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter.

9. For the lips, I wanted to keep it nude, so I used Too Faced Peach Kiss Moisture Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Doll Face.

Overall, as much as I love looking at the palette I wish it was more glittery. You can definitely see the glitter in the shots, but you aren’t going to get an overwhelming amount of glitter on the lids. It’s definitely more of a shimmer.  When you use the Intensifying base, you definitely get of the glitter come through because the black base makes it pop more.  Don’t get me wrong, this is a gorgeous palette, but I thought it would be more glittery when you apply the shadows.

As for the bases, these shadows are incredibly pigmented; the white is very white and the black is deep. As for the glitter shadows, I highlight recommend doing your eyes before your foundation as you will get a lot of fallout from the shadows. When I did the look using the Intensifying base, it looked like I had a black eye due to all the fallout underneath.  I would also be interested in using the glitters with just the Glitter Glue primer and no bases. You may get more of an intense glitter look since the tackiness of the glue would probably hold the glitters better than the shadow bases.

Overall, if you love glitter and want a glittery look, this is a cool palette to own, but I would recommend something like the Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow to get more of an out-of-this-world sparkle.

Have you tried the Too Faced’s Glitter Bomb palette? What were your thoughts?

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Peachy keen: Too Faced Peaches and Cream face products

Remember the whole hype over Too Faced’s Sweet Peach collection last year (or was it early this year? Time flies by way too fast)!? Well, to follow up on the whole peach craze, the trendy beauty brand has released Sweet Peach 2.0 – the Peaches and Cream collection.

I’ve never really been fan of peaches and cream. When it comes to yogurt flavours, vanilla, strawberries and cream, and strawberry banana are usually my go to. Peaches and Cream would probably be last on my list, however, right now it’s the first thing I reach for when it comes to my makeup routine every morning.

Launching at the end of this past August, this collection consists of 11 items ranging from a matte eyeshadow palette, a foundation, a primer, lipsticks, setting powders, a bronzer, blushes, you name it. This collection basically has everything, sans mascara and eyeliner, to do a complete look. Not gonna lie, I’m kinda in love with everything.

Too Faced Peaches & Cream collection

I recently got a range of their face products, including the primer, loose setting powder, finishing powder, and setting spray. They also sent along eight of the Peach Kiss Moisture Matte Long Wear Lipsticks, but I’ll get to those in another post.

I start my face routine with the Primed & Peachy Cooling Matte Perfecting Primer (C$40), which is a long-lasting cooling matte primer that blurs and smooths your complexion. This peachy-tinted primer, which is universal for all skin tones, is very lightweight and glides on skin to brighten your complexion, while at the same time mattifying it.

The Peach Perfect Mattifying Loose Setting Powder (C$40) is a lightweight universal peach-tinted setting powder designed to brighten your skin. It sets your foundation and creates a silky canvas for the rest of your makeup routine, like your bronzer for contour, blush, and highlighter. It also helps to absorb oil and reduce shine throughout the day.  I always use setting powders after I apply my foundation and concealer to setting the product and provide a nice base for the rest of my makeup.

Too Faced Cosmetics Peaches and Cream collection Too Faced Cosmetics Peaches and Cream collection

Once you have your blush and bronzer on, the Peach Blur Translucent Smoothing Finishing Powder (C$38) is perfect to lock it all in and smooth out any lines. I was actually really confused by this product at first because I didn’t see the point of having two finishing powders in a collection (although one is a loose powder and the other is a solid).  Turns out this one and the setting powder are different.  The Peach Blur is a finishing powder after you apply your blush and bronzer (so the last step before your highlight) that gives you the illusion of perfect skin. It has advanced optical correcting spheres that help smooth harsh lines and blur imperfections in a translucent peach shade that is universal for all skin tones.

To lock in your makeup, the Peach Mist Mattifying Setting Spray (C$40) leaves you with a matte finish and helps to control oil in a weightless formula. The packaging on this, along with everything else, is really cute, there’s a sticker on the top that prompts you to shake the bottle before spraying it on your face.

Im kinda obsessed with everything in this collection. I also want to note that all the products are infused with peach and sweet fig cream, so not only are they super refreshing but they smell ah-mazing as well. I actually went to spin with these products on my face (from earlier in the day of course) and I couldn’t help but notice I kept smelling this sweet scent in the room. Turns out the sweat from my face was making it really fragrant and even when some sweat got in my mouth (I know this is kinda gross), it tasted sweet. Also, the pink and gold packaging is totally to die for.

I’ve been using the combo of all these face products for the past few days and I’ve noticed how well my makeup has held up. My foundation seems to last a lot longer and doesn’t look as dull as it usually does after a few hours. There is also a foundation in this collection, however, I’ve been pairing it with one of my Body Shop ones and it’s held up amazingly.

Swatches of Too Faced Peaches and Cream collection

I also have a number of items from the original Sweet Peach collection which are still in high rotation. It’s nice to pair some of those products together with the Peaches & Cream one to create an ultra peachy look, it brings a little sunshine to these gloomy fall days.

Will you be picking up anything from Too Faced’s Peaches & Cream collection?

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Timecrunch?: Quick tanning products from St. Tropez and Vita Liberata

Last Saturday I went blonde again.

I’ve been wanting to go blonde for awhile so when I had the opportunity to check out a new salon in town here, I wanted to make the plunge once again and go way lighter. With blonde hair though, comes the need for a tan. Since I’m naturally quite pale, blonde hair makes me look vampire-like, so hence the need for self tanner.

Although I love self tanner, I feel so lazy at the mere thought of applying it.  I use it before bed and then when I wake up I’m nice and golden. I typically don’t shower it off though until after a fitness class where it looks like I’m melting because my sweat looks orange due to the fact that I haven’t showered off the colour guard. Because of that, it drastically affects when I apply tanner.

But what if you could apply tanner in the shower and not have to worry about it?

I’ve blogged about these products before but have been holding onto them for a while since I really wanted to try them out. There are a number of in-shower self tanners out there, a couple of which are by my favourite brands.

First up is Vita Liberata’s 10 Minute Tan. You apply this stuff 10 minutes before you head into the shower. It uses advanced organic technology that plumps and conditions the look of skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and supports natural collagen production.  It also has vitamin C and omega oils from rosehip to lock in moisture.

So like the name says, you apply this 10 minutes before the shower, then simply lightly rinse it off. Since you’ll be going into the shower, you don’t have that gross self tanner smell once you step out, and the colour ends up developing in the hours after you rinse it off. You don’t have to worry about wearing loose-fitting clothing and you don’t have to freak out about getting wet.

So does it work? I was super sceptical about this because is sounds too good to be true. Although I love the idea of the product and how easy it is, do you really want to be standing about for 10 minutes naked before the shower? Ten minutes is a long time, and they recommend even longer for a deeper tan. I’ve used this a couple times and to be honest, I didn’t really notice that much of a difference. Maybe I had a slightly deeper colour, but definitely not the colour I would get from using the regular Vita Liberata self-tanning mousse.

Next up is St. Tropez’s In Shower Gradual Tan. This stuff works the same way although you actually apply it in the shower (with the water turned off of course). Stand there for at least four minutes and then rinse it off. This product is made with 100 per cent natural DHA and is infused with sweet almond oil to nourish skin for a smooth, soft, and hydrated finish. They recommend using it daily for an intense tan.

I like the fact that you only need to have this on for a few minutes, also, because you are already wet, the product tends to glide on your skin, making it a super quick application with less product.  As with the Vita Liberata product, you can get dressed right after and you don’t have to worry about self tan lines. I used this during my evening shower a couple days ago and although I already had self tanner on from before, I feel like I do look a little darker. If anything, it maintained my tan and make it look more even.

Before and after using St. Tropez In Shower Gradual tanner

Overall, these in-shower tanning products didn’t really impress me. If you are looking for a quick bronzed glow, I would go the regular way and apply a traditional self tanner. I do recommend these products though for maintaining your tan since it does get tiresome to always apply a normal self tanner. This one is easy, especially the St. Tropez one since you put it on in the shower (and in less time). Just do a deep-conditioning mask to kill two birds with one stone.

Have you tried any in-shower tanning products? What were your thoughts?

 

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