12/01/2015Posted by Halifax @ Sparkled Beauty
I originally passed up on Too Faced Love palette when it was first available at Sephora, thinking it was a little young for me and had more shimmery than matte shades. Glad I had a chance to review it last month, and I had used it days in a row :)
The 15 eyeshadows are in shimmer, pearl and matte textures, supposed to have the slurry powder technology to enable a liquid to powder finish. 4 triangles and a heart shape in the middle, making 3 quints. housed in a hard plastic case that mimics a love letter, plus a black waterproof eyeliner and a mirror inside.
I think we already established the fact that Too Faced does very well in eyeshadows. But I need to stress that the Love palette have very pigmented dark shades (i.e. only takes one tap of the brush) that it should probably be called "Smoky Love" :)
Let me show you the swatches to prove that point, also the shimmery shades are really nice too.
Shades, clockwise from the top, are Cherish, Desire, Amorous, Dearest and Adore in the center.
Naturally, Desire (second swatch from left) and Dearest (far right, quite sheer) are bff because of their gold tone.
Cherish (far left) is subtle enough to be a brow bone highlight on me. Amorous looks scarily dark in the pan but swatches as a black with brown undertone, pigmented as expected.
Adore (bottom) is the all over lid colour and/ or cheek colour if you don't mind a bit of subtle shimmers.
Smitten (far left) is the brow bone colour of choice because it's matte. Romance, in turns, is my transition colour of choice :)
Obsessed is the dark brown version of Amorous above, a little easier to use as it is not as dark. Passion (far right) is that mysterious colour Too Faced makes quite often - it can look pink or gold depending on the angle.
Sweetie Pie works great as a subtle cool toned blush on me, or inner lid colour. I like it more than I thought I would normally a pink.
A great treat for those who likes greens, as Everlasting (second from right, very pigmented) and Darling (far right, slightly sheer) are also bff.
Devotion (far left) serves the "no-makeup makeup" look on the eyes the best, paired with Puppy Love in the crease. And Xoxo is a fun highlight for inner corners and cheeks.
The palette has 0.46oz/ 13g of eyeshadows and 0.04oz/ 1.2g of eyeliner, retails $59.