Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Review: Too Faced Boudoir Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Boudoir Eyes eyeshadow palette swatches - natural lighting
After falling in love with the shade "Satin Sheets" from Too Faced, I was all over the Boudoir Eyes palette when it was released about a year ago. For my greenish brown eyes, this palette works perfectly for achieving any type of look. The palette itself is about 3x4 inches and is enclosed in a metal box with a magnetic clasp. In place of a mirror, there is an inspiration/how-to booklet included inside the palette. I love the durability of the metal casing and lack of useless applicators or excessive cardboard. 

The shades are divided horizontally by types of looks corresponding to the inspiration guide:
Day, Classic and Fashion.
Here are my shade descriptions:
In The Buff- Matte off-white
Satin Sheets- shimmery pink-gold
Birthday Suit- Satin nude
Fuzzy Handcuffs- Satin peach 
Sugar Walls- Shimmery dusty peach/pink
Lap Dance- Shimmery greyish purple
Voulez-Vous- dark eggplant satin
Garter Belt- Smoky matte grey
French Tickler- Very pigmented matte black with gold glitter 


In this photo I tried out the class look, using the three shades from the palette and following the booklet tutorial for the classic shades. 

Review Breakdown

Ease of Use: 9/10
Amazing pigmentation and beautiful application. The only difficult part is not using too much product when dipping into the darker shades.

Lasting Power and Appearance: 9/10
Very long-wearing, but only when an eyeshadow primer is applied beforehand. Gorgeous quality shadows and very unique colours, but remember to blend out and avoid over-application. I love how there is a super dark and snazzy matte black that can be used as an eyeliner shade. Very functional.

Packaging: 10/10
Great packaging! Durable, lightweight and beautiful. I wouldn't mind an added travel sized brush (not sponge-tip) since the Too Faced brushes are supposed to be very nice. Although considering the price, I wouldn't want to pay more for that.

Price/Value: 7/10
Where high-end eyeshadow is concerned, this palette is a pretty good value. With shades ranging from very light to very dark, I have no complaints. There are no duds and they are all very high quality and unique colours. for $45 CAD, this palette is suited for those who would reach for it frequently. 

Overall, this palette receives an A rating.

I hope this review was helpful, keep smiling!
Madeline
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