December 5, 2013

Review: Too Faced A Few Of My Favorite Things Palette

Too Faced A Few Of My Favorite Things Palette review

Too Faced A Few Of My Favorite Things Palette review

Too Faced A Few Of My Favorite Things Palette review
Too Faced's A Few Of My Favorite Things Palette was something I don't even think I was coveting for longer than a week before I bought it. It just ended up being that much of a no brainer. My sister gave me a Sephora giftcard for my birthday and not two days later I traded it in for this. It's limited edition for the holidays and I recommend snatching it up just as quickly yourself. It has a $56 price tag but it includes twenty eyeshadows, two blushes and two bronzers. Too Faced also threw in a matching cosmetic pouch, a full sized Lip Injection Color Bomb! lip crayon and a travel sized Better Than Sex Mascara. Not a bad deal when Too Faced lists the palette's whole value at $436. You're a better woman than I if you can turn down that kind of value. I really mean that because I'm entirely out of room in my palette drawer after this purchase.

First of all, let me say that the name of this palette cracks me up because I loved The Sound of Music when I was a kid. I think that movie was something like 3 hours long and I'd watch it all the time. Christopher Plummer would hate me because I only think of him as hot, anti Nazi dad Captain Von Trapp. My parents took me to a good amount of Broadway shows when I was younger and decided to take me to see The Sound of Music because I loved it so much. I guess commemorative postcards came with the tickets or something. They were just a set of postcard sized pictures with photographs of items from song this palette is named after - a cat, a dew covered bouquet of roses, a package wrapped in brown paper, mittens. This had to be '95 or '96 and I guess my parents thought it would be fun to tell me I was getting a surprise and show me the cards as clues and have me figure it out. I remember this so vividly because I could not for the life of me figure it out. I was 5 or 6 and watched the movie weekly but I was seriously on the verge of tears because I couldn't figure out what connected all of the images. The first grade version of "WHAT THE FUCK DOES A KETTLE HAVE TO DO WITH A BUNCH OF FLOWERS??" was going through my head and I think I eventually started crying and had to have it explained to me. Obviously a very astute, gifted child. My poor parents, thinking I was going to catch on and get all excited about seeing my favorite musical performed live on Broadway and learning that their kid has pretty bad association skills instead. I have very vivid flashbacks to that trying 10 minutes of my life whenever I look at this palette.

That aside, the real selling point of the palette was the packaging. The gold and pink chevron is too pretty. Just too glamorous. I had trouble throwing out the outer box because it was just too lovely to go in the garbage alongside coffee grounds and fruit snack wrappers. Plus, a few of the names of the eyeshadows and blushes reference The Sound of Music song. There's Raindrops on Roses, Whiskers on Kittens, Woolen Mittens, Cream Colored Ponies, Crisp Apple Strudel, Moon on Their Wings, Melt into Spring, Blue Satin Sashes, and Snowflakes (that stay on their nose and eyelashes). The rest of the shades have holiday themed names like Evergreen and Tinsel.

Too Faced A Few Of My Favorite Things Palette review
Don't you just want to kill me for how off center this picture is? Professional blogging done right here.

Too Faced A Few Of My Favorite Things Palette review

This palette is a good mix of neutral, blendable, wearable shades (I particularly love Dark Chocolate) in both warm browns and cool pinks. There are also those "This is so pretty, except only to look at in the pan because I'll never pull it off" but hey, if you can't do those for a holiday palette, when can you? I was pretty impressed by the pigmentation as well - I might have applied them a bit too heavy handed today and gone out at noon with a full fledged, gold, smokey eye. Par for the course. I was totally unaware of the lip color and mascara extras when I picked this up and they ended up being great surprises. The lip color in Bee Sting is very flattering against my pale skin and the product is nice and buttery. I don't know how much it actually plumps up my Evil Stepmothery white girl thin lips but it does tingle a bit if you apply enough. I haven't tried the mascara yet (I accidentally came into 4 separate higher end mascaras this month and now I'm panicking about how to use them all/whether or not I'm going to fall in love with one of them and end up paying x4 more for mascara every few months) but I've heard great things.

Too Faced A Few Of My Favorite Things Palette review lip injection color bomb better than sex mascara
Too Faced A Few Of My Favorite Things Palette review lip injection color bomb better than sex mascara
I can't even stand this cosmetic pouch as an add on. The gold and pink color scheme alone is doing me in but the chevron? I can't stand it. This is my favorite packaging of any makeup product ever.

As I mentioned earlier, this palette is limited edition and a great value and you should get it before it's gone. If you thought you were getting out of this post without a "THIS SET CONTAINS A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS" type of comment then you were wrong. This palette is perfectly named and its contents are sure to be some of your favorite things.

2 comments:

  1. Ok, totally sold on the pouch alone.

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    1. RIGHT? I'd part with my earned dollars for that and they have it just thrown in as an add on. The packaging had me at hello.

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