My too faced chocolate bar palette arrived (like a half hour ago), and I just wanted to share my opinion for those considering it. Overall, I've seen some good reviews online, however there were some people that were kind of iffy on some of the shade formulations. I briefly swatched my palette and have to say I'm pretty impressed. Now remember I haven't actually worn it on my eyes yet though...but swatching, most of the shadows were really soft and buttery, definitely have great pigment. The only shadows that I think had a slightly drier texture were the ones with the micro glitter in them (candied violet, black forest truffle, and cherry cordial) . The metallic and mattes are excellent. The texture of the three micro glitters I mentioned is not a deal breaker for me, and most likely for my purposes those colors would be more of accent colors as opposed to the ones that carry the palette. One last note though is that you have to be a fan of browns for this to please you. Even swatching, I was having trouble discerning the differences of the shades unless I inspected closely....for example Hazelnut, Haute Chocolate, and Amaretto looked very similar to me at first. However when swatching them together I saw Amaretto has a slightly pinkish sheen to it and the other two are gold and bronze sheens. If you want a good collection of browns this is your set.
I have naturally long and curly eyelashes. They always get in way of doing top eyeliner. I've tried every type of liquid liner. If I try to use liquid liner the liner gets stuck in my lashes and makes them clumpy and hard. I've even tried to pull my eye to one side to try and move my lashes out of my way. Anyone with a similar issue have any techniques or tips?
Usually, I can make a palette work for me, but the Smashbox Heatwave Palette is just not doing the trick for me. The colors are pretty, but they go on really light. Plus the fallout is ridiculous. I bought it a long time ago, so I'm gonna have to MsGyver this bad boy and use some colors with other palettes I have to make it work. I guess I can try it wet, too. I haven't done that yet. What eyeshadow palette to you regret purchasing? http://www.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?k eyword=SMASHBOX%20Heat%20Wave%20Eye%20Shadow%20Pal ...
This is going to sound lame but as I was trying to do a winged eye (practicing) with my stila waterproof eyeliner, I just pressed so lightly on my outer corner and it somehow BLED straight into my eye. Now my eye feels a little "sticky" when I blink. should I get worried that i just damage anything to my eye?
Can I just say that I got mine today and I want to stick my entire face in it and just rub it around. It smells SO good! And the colors... ohh the colors, be still my heart. It's my new favorite toy. Anyone else get their hands on it yet?? What do you guys think?
I have never owned a high-end eye shadow palette and I would like to treat myself to one this year. There are so many to choose from. Can anyone please suggest a good one? I am blonde, fair, and have green eyes. I am 45 and usually stick to neutral colors. Thanks!
Lovely ladies of BT, I have a dilemma. 'm using the Sephora brand eye makeup remover, and it does an okay job but not great. And my eyes are pretty sensitive. Anyone have something that works well and is gentle? Even a home remedy would work.
I have super long lashes that are curled upwards naturally. I have no idea how to apply top winged eyeliner, my lashes always get in the way. I've tried every type of liquid liner. I've even stretched my eye to one side in hopes to move my lashes. Nothing works. Anyone know a good technique to tackle these long lashes and get the perfect winged eyeliner?
I was looking at holding out until the Naked 3 is restocked, but I feel like it may not be the best for my cool toned skin. On the other hand, I've read that the rose colors usually work well on very fair skin. I'm NW15 in MAC, if that helps!
Has anyone already tried the Chocolate bar? I see it is already on the website but not in stock. Also no reviews just yet. Just wanted to know if anyone has tried or maybe wants to try it? How do Too Faced shadows compare to the other neutral pallets out there (i.e Naked 1, 2, or 3, Lorac pro, etc) I see that it is around the same price range as all the others. So what do you think?? http://www.sephora.com/the-chocolate-bar-eye-palet te-P384402?skuId=1578012
I really love Dior Brow styler- for the natural look it gives my sparse brows. But at $38 I have to go through at least 4 a year. Any alternative suggestions that will do the trick for my overplucked medium/light brunette brows? Have tried powders, they look too cake-y. Need a thin pencil/gel combo. Please help!
I am tired of going to the bathroom during the day to find black smudge marks under my eyes from my mascara. I have tried and love Lancome's Hypnose and Guerlain, but they are both leaving those darn smudge marks. Can anyone please recommend a good mascara that gives more of a dramatic eye look (read dark, curling, volumizing, etc.) look without the smudging? Really appreciate any recommendations.
Oh my goodness.... this is the first waterproof mascara I have used in a long, long time, and it is absolutely impossible to get off!! Does anyone else use this? Do you know what I'm talking about? What do you ladies use? I usually use MAC Pro eye makeup remover, and it works awesome on stuff like Hourglass Film Noir et. all... but doesn't budge this stuff at all!
Hey girls, So I happen to LOVE the colour red. I thought why not ask your thoughts on wearing red eyeshadow or red eyeliner ?. I know it's not a colour most people would be able to pull off. However I believe there are a lot of you ladies who would be willing to try and make it work or have made it work :-D
I mainly used pressed eyeshadows, and have not had much luck with the brushes I have tried (wish I had done more research on the Real Techniques eye brushes before I bought them instead of blindly expecting them to fare as well as their regular brushes do) so I'm turning to you lovely ladies for guidance: are there affordable (I'm talking like under $10/15 per brush or something) eyeshadow brushes out there that can actually pick up product from the pan and deposit it onto eyelids without losing half the product in the bristles themselves? Or blending brushes that actually blend instead of wiping all the eyeshadow away? If you don't have one under that budget but still would like to share your love for some more expensive eyeshadow brushes, feel free to do so!
So of the two of us (my Mom and I), I am definently the beauty-holic. I invest in high end products and admittedly spend wayyyyy more than I shoud annually My Mom on the other hand has never really gotten into high end brands, and instead depends on drug store brands. You'd never know since she has this magical power to make drug store brands look high end lol Any who....these past 2 weeks I have been visitng my parents house, and surprisingly my Mom has been eyeing my multiple eye shadow palettes! This brings me SOOO much joy because I love to spoil her and now that I know she is open to exploring makeup more, I want to get her a palette to start her off. What do you think is a nice introductory/user friendly palette? She keeps things pretty neutral...so nothing like Vice 2 where she won't be adventurous enough to use most of the colors. She also has a warm undertone, and I would say about an NC30. I was thinking maybe Naked? Advice welcome!
Hey girls, So I am home sick today and when I stopped in to pick up my prescriptions, I hit the make-up isle. I forgot about this eyeshadow palette that had me mesmerized from when I was picking up a package from the boyfriend over by the post office. I had purchased it and swatched it. I'm impressed with the pigmentation of this palette, and excited to try it out !. I think that this brand is a little under appreciated because it's ' drugstore quality '. However this is definitely a great purchase and while I said I wanted to stop buying makeup for a while I couldn't resist this baby !. I'm planning to test this out maybe today or tomorrow if I don't collapse and recuperate in the mean time !. Have a great Friday girls !. While your at it share your thought on this palette or this brand's eyeshadow selection.
I have been trying to my hands on it and it's been sold out every time I try to order. I checked again today and it's showing out of stock, but where you can usually be emailed when it becomes available again there is nothing. I suppose it isn't the most horrible thing if it is discontinued, I can just get the UD naked 3 but I think I'd rather have this one.
Hi! I also this Urban Decay om Naked 2 from Sephora. However upon opening it at home, I noticed that the names of the palettes were not centered on the pans. I looked at reviews of fake Urban Decay 2 and this was always mentioned. Do you guys think this is fake or just a defect in manufacturing?
So I buy minis of mascaras because even though I use my mascara almost every day I can't seem to use it up.....it's been 5 months now that I have had my mini benefit they're real and I still think it works just fine. I really want to try to use it up or at least wait till it dries out. Do I have to throw it away??
There's clearly an underlying trend with my faves, but I promise they all translate differently on the eyes and for different purposes . These are all part of the permanent range and/or are still available for purchase. -Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in B-day Suit: This is my favorite base to use on days when I'm wearing neutral powdered eyeshadows. Despite its sheer nature, it really amps up any taupes or grays I layer over it. I find that Benefit Creaseless shadows aren't too long-wearing, which is why I prefer using them as bases. One pot will also last you for a couple of years without drying out. (MAC paint pots, I'm looking at you!) -Chanel Illusion D'ombre in Initiation: One of the best holiday purchases this year, this bad boy is packed with shimmer and glitter -- perfect for this time of year! However, the glitter particles do not migrate throughout the day. This is probably one of the more opaque Illusion D'ombres Chanel offers, and it's just beautiful. Just go and pick it up. You'll be thanking me later -Diorshow Fusion Mono in 821 Chimere: This is perfect for days when I'm running late but still want something on my eyes with minimal effort. Chimere pulls rose gold under some lights and goldish brown in others -- truly a multi-faceted shade! The shimmer is quite noticeable, don't get me wrong, but it's still toned down enough that I would say is work appropriate. -Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Beige: Maybelline really outdid themselves with these Color Tattoos, as I find them far superior than MAC paint pots in terms of staying power and not creasing as the day goes on. I particularly like using Barely Beige as a base for champagne and peachy-pink powdered shadows. I haven't had any issues with these cream shadows drying out, but even if they did, I'm not complaining as they're a fraction of the price of most higher end ones. -Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Cream Shadow in Slate: I'm a huge fan of the Tarte Amazonian line for the eyes, and the huge dent in the pot is a good indication of how often I reach for this product. It's the perfect taupe shade in a cream form for me, as it pulls neither too warm nor too cool on my eyes. Again, another one of those pop on the lids and blend into the crease with my fingers of a shadow and I'm out the door. What are some of your favorite cream shadows?
Well I'm not really stuck but I'm stuck on brown eye shadows. I love a smokey eye. So far I have the ladybird palette, naked 2palette (for some reason I don't find my self reaching for it .. Sadly. A waste) a smashbox trio (dark brown light brown and a cream white) and a Mac palette with 3 blendible light browns (Slowly building my palette) I love browns I guess. I'm not too into color and chunks of glitter but I do go to my naked 2 for gold colors. The black is so hard for me to blend in my naked 2 anyone else have this problem? However I would like a little color in my palette I don't like silver/grays though. I have olive skin, black ombré hair, and Dark Brown eyes. Any eyeshadow suggestions? As well as palettes? Silky eye shadows ? I've had my eye on the Too Faced Chocolate Bar & Anastasia's Cat Walk any one suggest Cat Walk? Thank you