Too Faced Summer Eye Palette
I've had the new Too Faced Summer Eye Palette for almost a week and have been loving the fun looks I've come up with. It is part of the Summer 2012 collection, which also brings the new Milk Chocolate Bronzer, Royal Oil, and Candlelight Glow Duo. This palette is currently only available online (toofaced & dermstore), but is said to be hitting stores like Sephora and Ulta early to mid April. It has a pricepoint of $36 USD. This palette is designed in the same traditional Too Faced fashion -- in the cute, compact, magnetic cardboard box with 9 shadows and three look cards (Day, Classic, Fashion). The palette is divided into three rows of three shadows, labeled as Day, Classic and Fashion to coincide with the look cards. This palette is limited edition.
Brighter shades of pink, orange and coral seem to be all the rage this year for spring and summer. This palette includes 8 shimmery to glittery shadows, and one matte shadow. The most glitter-infused of the colors are highlight color, Sunbeam, and two browns, Cocoa Beach and Chocolate Sun.
I find that the glitter in Chocolate Sun makes the shadow seem more on the powdery side. It is not as smooth and buttery as some of the other shadows in the palette. My favorite colors are Plumeria, Coral Crush, and Sugar Sand. These three colors make a very flirty look, perfect for a warm spring day paired with your favorite pink lipstick.
The teal blue shade Mermaid, reminiscent of the ocean, is NOT an over-the-top bright blue. The shade houses darker blue shimmers which can almost make the shade appear to have blackish tones. It is a very wearable blue -- not as bright as I was expecting, however, and may be disappointing for those looking for a bright shade of teal.
I have found that Sunbeam and Peach Fuzz are very light and look non-existent on my skin. They make for a pretty shimmery highlight but will not provide an opaque color. Some may find sunbeam too glittery for their tastes and find the glitter fallout to be too prevalent. All the shades except for Toasted Coconut have noticeable gold shimmers to large glitter particles in them. Gold is perfect for warm weather and can look beautiful on a multitude of skin tones. in my opinion, this is what sets this palette apart from other palettes that have the same colors (such as the new ELF warm and cool palettes to Coastal Scents palettes). The shades are easily dupable in my opinion, but the golden shimmers are what gives these a special and unique look.
Overall, I am enjoying this palette and see myself using it a lot this spring and summer. I do not typically enjoy dealing with glittery shadows because of the fallout, but have found that even though there is some glitter fallout with most of these shadows, their appearance is not too noticeable and can be covered with foundation or concealer. With that being said, those who would rather have more satin and matte shadows with no shimmer will not like this palette. I feel that this palette can provide a multitude of looks, from light and airy to bold and bright, and even a warm brown smokey look. It covers a lot of bases. I only wish the Peach Fuzz and and Sunbeam were more pigmented as they can not really be used alone as a standalone lid color in my opinion.
If you're not yet in the mood for spring, this palette will surely get you there!
TOO FACED COLOR DESCRIPTIONS
- Sugar Sand - shimmery dusty rose
- Peach Fuzz - shimmery golden peach
- Sunbeam - pale gold shimmer
- Plumeria - vivid pink
- Coral Crush - coral pink shimmer
- Mermaid - muted teal
- Cocoa Beach - plum brown shimmer
- Chocolate Sun - shimmery rich brown
- Toasted Coconut - matte caramel