Saturday, 12 May 2012

Too Faced Summer Eye Summertime Sexy Eyeshadow Collection

Too Faced Summer Eye Summertime Sexy Eyeshadow Collection (US$36/€34/£26) arrived a couple of weeks at Sephora in France. It is the most colorful palette in this format released to date by Too Faced, featuring a medley of cheerful brights, warm smoky browns and pale shimmery pastels.

The seashell and flower design against the swirly water pattern makes one long for a beach vacation.

As usual, three cards are included with tips on how to create "day", "classic" and "fashion" looks, plus a sample of Too Faced's bestselling Shadow Insurance.


Summer Eye is a palette for shimmer lovers. The eyeshadows have varying textures. Some are velvety smooth with excellent color payoff like Chocolate Sun while others like Peach Fuzz and Sunbeam apply as a translucent wash of micro sparkles. Sunbeam, Chocolate Sun and Coral Crush have visible gold glitter bits, with those in Coral Crush being slightly larger.

The only shade that is repeated from previous palettes is Peach Fuzz, which was also in Sweet Dreams Makeup Collection that was released for Holiday 2011.




For the first look, I applied Chocolate Sun along the upper lashline, Plumeria in the inner half of the crease, Coral Crush in the outer half of the crease and Sunbeam over the browbone area. I smudged a bit of Mermaid and Sugar Sand into the lower lashline.



For the second look, I applied Mermaid along the upper lashline, Coral Crush in the middle of the lid and Peach Fuzz as a wash over the browbone area and inner corners. Chocolate Sun was smudged along the upper and lower lashlines.

Mermaid is a murky teal that is easy to wear if you usually shy away from bright turquoise or aquamarine tones.

Overall, it's a versatile palette that allows you to create a good variety of looks, and also a refreshing departure from Too Faced's recent slew of neutral-themed palettes. Some of the shades do result in a bit of fallout during the application process, but for the most part, they wear well and are easy to apply.



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