first impressions of too faced | review

I am a loyal drugstore gal who is obsessed with makeup and also regularly indulges in NYX and Makeup Revolution products with the occasional Benefit brow product. There's nothing that compares to the Benefit Gimme Brow!

However, anyone who knows me knows that I have been dying to try Too Faced cosmetics products since I was about 13 years old as their packaging and products have always really enticed me but I have never been able to afford any of their products up until now. Well, let me be honest I still wouldn't be able to afford them without the discount codes Debenhams have and my Debenhams beauty card

Anyway, let's get on with my first impressions of Too Faced featuring the Gingerbread Spice Eye Shadow PaletteMilk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer and Born This Way Multi-Sculpting Concealer.

Too Faced Gingerbread Spice Eye Shadow Palette - 39.00

I had been lusting after the Too Faced Gingerbread Spice Palette since it was released last year, but as soon as I noticed Debenhams had added the Too Faced Christmas collection to their website I snapped it up quicker than you can even say gingerbread spice My palette arrived very quickly without it being smashed which I was scared about because I never buy makeup online.

The Gingerbread Spice Eyeshadow Palette is packaged in a warm brown tin with a cute gingerbread man on the front and there is a small mirror on the inside of the lid which also has a gingerbread man on it! I personally I love the packaging, I know some might find the packaging tacky and that it's more aimed at children but I absolutely think Too Faced always get their packaging right! 

Within the palette, there are 18 eyeshadows, 9 Mattes, 8 metallics and a glitter in both autumnal and warm winter hues which are perfect for day and night looks! Each shade is honestly drool worthy. The names of the shades are also to die for! Just like all the other Too Faced products this also has a scent to it but I would describe it more like cake than the gingerbread Too Faced claim it to smell of. 

There's one really disappointing shade in the palette which is the glitter ‘Frostbite Me’ as it is just too crumbly even when used alongside glitter glue. However on the whole, the formula of the shades are been brilliant, I haven't experienced much fallout and the shades blend extremely well and they also last on my eyes for over 6 hours. 

If you're thinking of getting the gingerbread spice palette I'd definitely recommend it because I am in love with it! However, I would say get it fast as it's pretty much sold out online and Debenhams are the last place that has it in stock as far as I can see. 

Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer - £29.00

I wasn't quite sure whether or not to pick up the Chocolate Soleil or go for the Milk Chocolate Soleil as I felt that I could work with both of them. However, from reading and watching reviews I opted for the Milk Chocolate Soleil as it is suited for light to medium skin tones

The bronzer itself is matte in the pan but when it is applied to the skin, there’s almost a hint of glow left behind. Don't get me wrong though, it’s not sparkly, but it’s just definitely not 100% matte either.

I have to say this is the bronzer I reach for the most because when I don’t know what bronzer to wear, this one is simple and it doesn't involve too much effort because it’s not intensely pigmented and it's easy to build up without the bronzer looking overdone or harsh. The Milk Chocolate Soleil bronzer also blends like a dream as well, it's honestly unreal!

I would definitely recommend the Milk Chocolate Soleil bronzer if you like effortless products and if you are light to medium skin tones as it definitely would not suit deep skin tones as the product is just way too light. 

Too Faced Born This Way Concealer -   £25 

The design of the Born This Way Multi-Sculpting Concealer fits right in with everything else from the Born This Way range which I love. The concealer has a black cap, gold detailing and lettering which looks really classy and smart. However, the packaging is plastic but the frosted bottom of the concealer gives a high-end luxe feel. Too Faced have created a diamond doe-foot which allows for more flexibility on application. Therefore,  this doe-foot can be used for precision or used to cover large areas depending on which side you used. 
One of the first things I notice when I pick up this concealer initially was that it’s way larger than most concealers i have in my makeup collection as each bottle contains 15mls. On comparison, the Makeup Revolution Supersize Conceal & Define (a suggested Tarte Shape Tape dupe) is around 13 mls. 
Overall, my only complaint about this concealer is it's £25.00 price point. However, there is definitely more product in this concealer than many others. I think the formula delivers well as it's full coverage and it has minimal creasing or heaviness. I have to say I would recommend this product to people who are willing to spend this much money on concealer as it has become my favourite concealer
Below is a look that I created with all three of the Too Faced products I have mentioned in this post! 

Have you tried any of these products? What are your thoughts on them and would you spend the money on them? 

Also let me know what you thought about this post what other posts you would like me to feature on my website as well. Do you like the music related posts or should I stick to beauty posts?

Until next time, 


  1. Oh wow that Gingerbread pallet is to die for, gorgeous tones.

    1. I know Michelle, gingerbread spice palette has one of the nicest colour stories I've seen recently!


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