Several months ago, Too Faced announced that they’d be collaborating with YouTube megastar NikkieTutorials (the girl who told us all to pinch our boyfriend’s Nivea Post Shave Balm and use it as a primer). After a couple of teaser sneak peeks on social media, the wait is finally over and The Power Of Makeup is here!
At £48.00, this Limited Edition palette isn’t cheap, but you get so much bang for your buck that it’s worth every penny.
First of all, the packaging is gorgeous. Pink, black and gold leopard print make this bold, brash and unashamedly girly and I love it.
Before you even get to the main event, there’s a little bag of goodies for you to feast your eyes on.
DELUXE SHADOW INSURANCE EYESHADOW PRIMER
This primer is anti-crease, so will keep your eyeshadow in place all day.
DELUXE GLITERING GLAMOUR DUST – GLITERALLY
I’m not usually a fan of loose glitter pigment, but this is super pretty. It’s a silver glitter that reflects different colours in different lights. You will need to use something like Glitter Glue of this to adhere to properly. You can use the primer included, but it’s not enough.
DELUXE BETTER THAN SEX IN LIMITED EDITION PURPLE
Better Than Sex is one of my favourite mascaras – I’m not sure how I feel about purple mascara as I’m not 12.
I have wanted to try a Sketch Marker for a while and this looks amazing. It’s a deep black with a satin sheen and some serious staying power (no matter how much I scrub, you can still see some of them remains of this swatch).
The palette itself is housed in cardboard decorated in the same style as the outer box. Sadly, there’s no mirror, which is a little disappointing.
* 9 All New Eyeshadows
* 2 Shades of Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush
* Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
* Champagne Truffle Highlighter
As always with a Too Faced palette, there’s a little Glam Guide with suggested looks, modelled by NikkieTutorials for you to create.
IVY – muted white matte
SUGAR COATED – light pink frost
FROSTED YUM – light silver metallic
IRRESISTIBLE – medium gold metallic
PAINKILLER – medium brown matte
MAKEUP & CHILL – reddish brown matte
MYSTIC HOUR – deep teal frost
WHAM BAM – medium purple pearl
WANTED – deep black matte
I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU – medium coral pink with golden shimmer
JUSTIFY MY LOVE – bright candy pink
CHOCOLATE SOLEIL – muted medium brown with matte finish
CHAMPAGNE TRUFFLE – light pink with white tones and a golden sheen
The pigmentation on the majority of the shades is incredible. Yes, some of them are a little patchy, (WANTED I’m looking at you), but other than that, I’m seriously impressed. I do my swatches without primer and I was amazed at just how well the shades looked.
Some of the colours aren’t ones that I would choose everyday, but they are all beautiful. I also like the fact that you get blushers, highlight and a bronzer along with the eyeshadows. Yes, it’s pricey, but when you consider just how much you get, it doesn’t seem that painful on the purse.
I’m looking forward to having a really good play with this palette and seeing what I can create.
Did you buy the Too Faced & NikkieTutorials collaboration?