Today marks the official first day of spring. And here I am talking about summer already. Tsk, tsk. ­čśë

Too Faced has a new summer collection out featuring a new Summer Eye Summertime Sexy Shadow Collection, Royal Oil Coconut Oil Body Bronzer, Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder, Primed, Poreless & Pure Oil-Free Skin Smoothing Face Primer for Sensitive Skin and Better Than False Lashes Nylon Lash Extension Activating Mascara Base & Top Coat and Nylon Lash Fibers (a new three-step mascara).


Summer Eye Summertime Sexy Shadow Collection


Summer Eye Summertime Sexy Shadow Collection


Summer Eye Summertime Sexy Shadow Collection


Summer Eye Summertime Sexy Shadow Collection


Sugar Sand, Peach Fuzz, Sunbeam

The Summer Eye Palette features nine eyeshadow shades in various finishes from glittery to shimmery to metallic.

Sugar Sand is an icy cotton candy pink metallic.

Peach Fuzz is a pale peach with gold glitter.

Sunbeam is a pale yellow/gold with yellow glitter.

The two glittery shadows are very light and not that noticeable, other than the glittery part.


Plumeria, Coral Crush, Mermaid, Cocoa Beach, Chocolate Sun, Toasted Coconut

Plumeria is a warm medium pink.

Coral Crush is a medium orange/coral with small gold glitter pieces.

Mermaid is a deep sea-green.

Cocoa Beach is an opaque warm reddish/brown with gold glitter.

Chocolate Sun is a deep chocolate brown with gold glitter.

Toasted Coconut is a medium warm brown with a nice sheen.

All of these were really nicely pigmented and felt soft. I was really surprised with Cocoa Beach and Chocolate Sun in particular. Gorgeous colors.


Royal Oil Coconut Oil Body Moisturizer and Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder


Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder


Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder


Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder, Royal Oil Coconut Oil Body Moisturizer

Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder is a medium matte shade.  Not too dark, not too light, just right in the middle. I think this would work very well for fair skinned folks. Smells of cocoa powder, which is an added bonus!

Royal Oil Coconut Oil Body Moisturizer is a deep coppery/gold shimmery color. It’s infused with antioxidants, mangosteen and coconut oil. ┬áThe smell is INSTANT summer. The scent immediately takes me back to 1988, tanning on my deck in Berkeley, one of the few days a year we weren’t socked in with fog. Thank god I didn’t tan much! I think this shade is too dark for fair skinned ladies like myself, but it would suit those with darker skin tones very nicely. I might just sniff it from time to time when it’s raining out. ­čÖé


Primed Poreless & Pure Oil-Free Skin Smoothing Face Primer For Sensitive Skin

Primed Poreless Pure is an oil-free face primer for sensitive skin. I have been using it this past week and really like it so far! Does a great job of smoothing out pores and fine lines. Doesn’t feel oily or greasy on my face. It keeps oil at bay for the entire day as well. Yesterday I was wearing it under a Chanel foundation and at 2:00 I went to touch up my forehead/nose/chin but didn’t even need to.

The one thing I did notice that wasn’t so great is I wore it over a skin brightener & my moisturizer with SPF, and if I rubbed it too hard or too much, it would ball up a little bit. No bueno.


Better Than False Lashes Nylon Lash Extension System


Better Than False Lashes Nylon Lash Extension System


Better Than False Lashes Nylon Lash Extension System


Better Than False Lashes Nylon Lash Extension System


Better Than False Lashes Nylon Lash Extension System

The Better Than False Lashes Nylon Lash Extension System is a three-part system. It consists of two mascaras.

First apply the activating base & top coat mascara (gold tube).

Second apply the nylon fibers (white tube) which adds bulk and length to your lashes.

Finally use the gold tube again to apply a top coat which melts and stretches the fibers into long lashes .


Step 1


Step 2


Step 3

I’ll be honest here. Putting fibers like that near my eye is one of my worst nightmares. This is mainly because I ALWAYS seem to get stuff in my eyes. Mostly cat hair. I was a bit reluctant to use this. But I did.

In the end I didn’t really see the long thick luxurious lashes I expected. They looked like they do with any mascara, basically, except maybe not as black because the mascara here isn’t as thick and black as ones I normally use. Also I did feel fibers falling off my lashes within an hour or so. Not sure if it’s because I didn’t fully coat them with step 3, or what. But all in all it’s not my favorite mascara system, and I would rather just have one step rather than three.

Availability: Sephora, Too Faced and Ulta (see below for exclusives).

Pricing: Summer Eye Palette ($36, Sephora, Too Faced and Ulta), Royal Oil ($35, Sephora, Too Faced and Ulta), Chocolate Soleil ($29 and exclusive to Sephora until July), Better Than False Lashes ($35 and exclusive to Sephora until July), Primer Poreless Pure Primer ($30, Sephora, Too Faced and Ulta).

What do you think of the new summer collection? Anything here you would like to try out?

-Kelly

 

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Written by Kelly
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