More make-up to get excited about, and this particular batch comes courtesy of fun yet fabulous – and chocolate-loving – Too Faced. As it’s July there are so many new arrivals, so I’m doing a few intro posts to new products which I’ll then follow up with more thorough reviews.
It takes a lot to get me really excited about new make-up; don’t get me wrong, I have a love for make-up that sets off an intense joy nearly every time I see something new, but having been doing this for almost 3 years, I do have a slightly ‘seen it all before’ approach to new make-up. The reason I’m saying this is because I really love the Too Faced approach to make-up; it’s fun, fresh and practical without being patronising; it advises without lecturing and the shades and colours are fashionable yet wearable, so all-in-all the brand is just a little bit wonderful.
I’ll start with the product I think will be the most popular, which is the Cat Eyes Ferociously Feminine Eye Shadow & Liner Collection which is a palette of nine shadows, 3 of which can be used wet or dry depending on your intensity preference. This is a fantastic example of what I was banging on about above; this is a whole palette dedicated to achieving the iconic cat’s eye look and it includes a detailed guide on how to achieve three takes on the look; fashion, day and classic.
Next up is the new foundation launch which is the product I was most excited about as I do love me a good base. The Cocoa Powder Foundation is a powder foundation packed full of antioxidant-rich cocoa powder and hyaluronic filling spheres so it’s a powder with skincare benefits. I love a powder foundation, even though I really shouldn’t because my skin can look dry very easily, but nothing pleases me more than the natural, high coverage finish of a decent powder base. The Cocoa Powder Foundation is available in eight different shades and is designed to offer a “rose petal finish” which I understand to mean a soft matte effect that doesn’t look chalky. I have only used it once as a setting powder in a panicked rush yesterday, but so far so good and I will post a more detailed review soon. The Too Faced Cocoa Powder Foundation also launches on the 11th August 2014 for £28 from Debenhams.
The last of the new releases from Too Faced comes in the form of the Bulletproof 24-Hour Eyeliner which is a big, fat liner that comes to a precision point, making it the ideal easy tool for creating smoky eyes. The bottom end is a fantastic sponge – much better than you usually get at the end of liner pencils – that’s firm enough to get smudgey with it, but not so firm that it’ll remove all the product which is what I’ve found with other similar products. There are eight shades in total, a couple of which are on my “to try” list (mainly the white and the silver) and all the big names are included such as black, a couple of brown shades, grey, purple and green. The Too Faced 24-Hour Eyeliners launch on the 11th August 2014 for £19 a pop and will also be available at Debenhams.
There we have it! Lots of lovely goodies coming our way from the awesome Too Faced. I’m so happy they’re so readily available in the UK as they really are a brand that I rate; their products deliver on what they promise and are fun to use, so what’s not to love?