Sisters are doin' it for themselves: Too Faced Beauty Blogger Darlings Collection

Loved, finished and purchased again.

That is what Too Faced Beauty Blogger Darlings offers (on the cheap, to boot).

The lineup: Primed & Poreless, Shadow Insurance, Better Than Sex Mascara and Chocolate Soleil

The lineup: Primed & Poreless, Shadow Insurance, Better Than Sex Mascara and Chocolate Soleil

This sweet trial-sized set hit Sephora shelves in late September -- of course I scooped it up whence I spotted it at the checkout counter in Waikiki.

It is super amazing to see how far some of my favourite beauty bloggers have come and the opportunities they've been able to experience. I only hope to be as successful as them some day.

My main motivation for picking up this set was to see what Too Faced is all about. 

Chocolate Soleil Medium/Deep Matte Bronzer

Chocolate Soleil Medium/Deep Matte Bronzer

Better Than Sex Mascara

Better Than Sex Mascara

Primed & Poreless (left) and Shadow Insurance (right)

Primed & Poreless (left) and Shadow Insurance (right)

Swatches from left to right: Chocolate Soleil, Shadow Insurance, Better Than Sex and Primed & Poreless

Swatches from left to right: Chocolate Soleil, Shadow Insurance, Better Than Sex and Primed & Poreless

My thoughts.. 

Chocolate Soleil: Love the scent, it's as if I ripped open a packet of Swiss Miss. The colour is true to pan and easy to apply. To enhance my post-holiday glow, I used a fluffy skunk brush. Chocolate Soleil is my personal favourite of the bunch.

Better Than Sex Mascara: Good/OK, not great. Keep a clean mascara wand handy for clean up, because this particular formula likes to clump -- I had to work extra hard for even coverage.

Shadow Insurance: A slightly cheaper version of NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base. 

Primed & Poreless: Silky soft and easy to apply. 

Wearing Too Faced Beauty Blogger Darlings

Wearing Too Faced Beauty Blogger Darlings

The Bagful breakdown:

Total amount for the Too Faced Beauty Blogger Darlings Collection:

Value for money spent (performance and quality):

  • 9 out of 10 bags — it was a lovely getting to know you experience.

Would another purchase be on the horizon?:

  • I think I might buy a full-sized compact of Chocolate Soleil.

 

A quick hello and update..

Hey Everyone! Scott and I are about to embark on a weekend together in Sydney for our wedding anniversary and my birthday. Yeah, we eloped two years ago today :)  Crazy how time flies so quickly.  But before we jet off, I wanted to leave you with a few tasty morsels from my week.

First up, the Too Faced lippie I purchased last week was I want Candy.  Jury is still out on performance, however, I've been enjoying its creamy texture.

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On Wednesday night I attended Melbourne Spring Fashion Week and had a blast playing with my new camera. During the 30 minute show I took over 2,000 photograph - I viewed the whole event through the camera! For the night I wore this shirt from Sass & Bide, I lined my eyes with Illamasqua's Glister and applied Naked Rose on my cheeks.

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Alice Euphemia

Alice Euphemia

Currently wearing Butter London's Scouse on my nails.  It's the perfect shade of 'birthday girl' blue!

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Finally, I woke up to Birthday-versary hugs and these this morning...

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I'm officially beyond spoiled and lucky!

A few other tidbits...

Did you know Target Australia was asked to remove counterfeit MAC products from their shelves?

Have you seen Chanel's Rouge Allure lip range?  It looks stunning!  Rouge Allure features 16 beauteous shades.

Fashion's Night Out took place last night, did you spy/buy anything lovely?

Thats about it for now.  Have a lovely weekend and for those of you who live in Melbourne, tether yourself down so you don't blow away!

Want to keep up with me during my trip? Follow me on Twitter and Instagram...

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Too Faced La Creme Color Drenched Lip Cream

Too Faced swatches

Did I mention there's a giveaway too?

Too Faced recently released "16-must-have-colors" which features four genres, spices, nudes, pinks and reds. The new range promotes lip hydration and conditioning - they also happen to be vegan friendly and paraben-free.

The lovely Leesha of X-Sparkage broke down the collection and reviewed these lippies by genre.  The pictures she took are phenomenal - I suggest you check it out, because my image is pretty meh at best (I took this shot on the sly).

Out of the six I swatched above, which one do you think I purchased and why?  If you choose wisely, I'll award one lucky reader with a colour of his/her choice.

Happy guessing!  Review to follow after the contest closes.

Curious about the price?

Too Faced La Creme Color Drenched Lip Cream retails for $31.95 AUS / $21.00 USD.

The Rules:

  • Enter to win (1) Too Face La Creme Color Drenched Lip Cream; the colour is the winner's choice.
  • How to enter – leave a comment below.  You only get one guess.
  • This giveaway is open to adults aged 18 years and older.  Also, this item is up for grabs internationally.
  • I will happily accept entries through Sunday, 2 September 2012 by no later than 11:59 PM local time.
  • The pool of contenders will be narrowed down by their correct guess.  The winner will be chosen randomly via http://www.random.org/
  • I will notify the winner via e-mail and will also send out a congratulatory tweet.  You will have 24 hours to claim this gem.  Should you fail contact me within the time frame specified, I will choose someone else again at random.