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Too Faced Sugar Cookie Palette – Review Time

Forget the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade or any specific drop in temperature, for me, the holiday season goes into full swing the minute I get my hands on a Too Faced Holiday Collection item.

I was perusing my local Macy’s the other day, itching to spend some recent bonus money from work I received and came across Too Faced’s most recent line. I was tempted to get the Gingerbread palette, but the price deterred me a bit. It was a little more than I wanted to spend and, to be honest, I was so close to buying it, when off in the corner, this adorable little mini palette catches my eye. I immediately put down Mr. Gingerbread and wrapped my hand around the cutest and sweetest smelling palette of them all.

Truth be told, I haven’t heard too much hype around the Sugar Cookie palette. Not sure why because it’s FREAKING beautiful! Consisting of 8 cooler toned shades (3 shimmers and 5 mattes) built into a small tin palette, not sure how this is not getting more attention.

For $26, I think this palette is a great deal. Normally, I would tell you that the shimmer and metallics steal the show, but with this palette, it’s the mattes that are the stars. Milk & Cookies is this cool toned taupe that blends perfectly in the crease as a transition shade. Burnt to a Crisp is probably the most pigmented chocolate brown I have seen in a long while and bonus points for not skipping or getting all patchy.

As usual with any Too Faced palette they always throw in a matte with some glitter, which I usually skip over, but Tough Cookie is an excellent black matte and I’m not even mad that they threw in some purple specks in there. It actually looks nice!

I do wish the lilac matte, Cookie Pusher, was slightly more pigmented, but it’s fine. I think I just might be a little too pale for this shade. Same goes for Butter & Love, which is a pink hued off white color. However, that shade is perfect for the brow bone or inner eye.

From Top to Bottom: Nom Nom, Milk & Cookies, Half Baked, Tough Cookie, Butter & Love, Fresh from the Oven, Cookie Pusher, Burnt to a Crisp

The metallics are good. I love the colors, but I find the execution to be spotty with some. Nom Nom, the iridescent silver shade is a little flaky upon application and I can’t quite seem to find a good fit for it when creating a look with this palette.

Fresh from the Oven is a beautiful rose gold/copper shade and performs the best out of the trio all on its own. It works beautifully with a brush or with your finger. However, the one I love the most is the coppery one with a purple shift shade called Half Baked. It’s the metallic I have used the most and the one that made me buy the palette, but, word of advise, it works best when you wet your brush with a little setting spray. The color won’t want to stick too well when dry.

Anyone pick up this little sweet thing? What about it sister mini, Tickled Peach?

If so, let me know in the comments below.

Till next time, my friends!

Maritza

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Palette of the Month · Too Faced

March Palette of the Month – TooFaced Sweet Peach

I am officially on Low-Buy for the next few months. To be honest, I am feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the new stuff coming out, that I just want to take a moment to enjoy the things I have and not always worry about what I want to buy. I mean, I have a lot of nice things, particularly palettes, so I have decided to nominate a Palette of the Month.

The Palette of the Month (POTM) will be one that I currently have in inventory and that I will create at least 2 looks each week for a total of 8 looks a month. I can pull additional colors from other palettes or eyeshadows if necessary as the goal is not to limit myself to just using this palette, but to use what I have and not fall into an endless cycle of buying things I don’t need. At the end of the month, I will create a post showcasing all, if not the favorite, looks I created.

For March, I was taking a look at my collection and all the way in the back of the shelf, I saw my Too Faced Sweet Peach palette sitting there all lonely and neglected. I dug it out and, well was first hit by that powerful fake peach smell, but once that faded, I literally began to mentally create eye looks. This palette really speaks to me because as blue/green eyed girl, I feel like the colors really bring out my eyes. Also, I am way more comfortable working with neutral warm shades that a whole lot of bright colors.

Not that this palette prohibits creativity in any way. We have some nice dark plum and mossy shimmery green colors along with some bright peaches and corals that I’m sure will get my creative juices flowing.

So, seeing as this is the beginning of the month, the clock starts now. Make sure to check back at the end to see what I was able to create. Did I stick to some tried and true looks or did I go a bit out of my comfort zone? Send me any pics or links to tutorials for me to check out. I am a tutorial FREAK!

Till next time, my friends!

Maritza