‘It all started with two boys and a dream.’
Glitter. Pink. Birthday cake. Three amazing themes in one collection. This year Too Faced turns 20 and like all good 20-year old’s they threw one hell of a party. The Cheers to 20 Years Collection recently hit Australia and promises amazing shades packed with pigment and glitter for a palooza of fun. The palette has 20 eye-shadows in total, the top row of the palette containing the OG shades from the 90’s with a 2018 twist on the formula. The bottom row is the re-creation of these shades, a glow-up of the tried and true that put Too Faced on the lips of beauty lovers. The collection also includes a Better Than Birthday Sex Mascara and Throw-Back Lipsticks; 10 colours jam-packed with glitter.
First Impression—Throw Back Lipstick
The packaging for these lipsticks is stunning. Each lipstick is covered in glitter that is the same colour of the lipstick, creating an amazing affect. The tube itself is a copper gold and is embossed with the original Too Faced logo on one side and the new one on the other. These are lipsticks that can be kept on display and you’ll never tire of them.
Formula and Colours:
The Throw Back Lipsticks were inspired by the eight original metallic lipsticks created by Too Faced and have a new and improved, creamy, sparkly formula. I own the colours Miss Thing, a champagne and Hoochie, a milk chocolate.
When applied, the colours become duo-chrome, golds, pinks and purples appearing depending on the light. The formula is not drying, and the glitter doesn’t feel gritty on the lips. The colours are pigmented and add a ‘wow’ factor to the lips. The colour doesn’t flake off and doesn’t feel heavy like other glitter lipsticks. They’re almost as good as birthday sex.
First Impression—Then and Now Eye-Shadow Palette
The palette itself is huge, almost triple the size of a normal one. This makes it chunky and difficult to carry around if you’re travelling. The packaging is stunning, with up-raised pink glitter that doesn’t flake off or stick to your hands. Gold accents the edges, the inside of the palette and the logo on the top, a re-creation of the original logo from the 90’s, adding a vibe of nostalgia.
Inside the palette the pans are divided, the original colours in round pans and the 2018 versions in square pans. With the gold foil surrounding them the over-all effect is mesmerizing. Some of the pans in the palette are crooked which is disappointing but it’s not overly obvious unless you are really looking. The palette also comes with a giant mirror that is inscribed with the quote ‘Celebrating Twenty Years of Being Fabulous.’
Inside you also get a small glamour guide with six with step by step looks inside if you’re lacking inspiration.
Formula and Colours:
Too Faced promised glitter and pigment and they delivered. The colours range from golds to an emerald green, a stunning sea blue and a deep purple just begging to be used. There are also two split shades, Ooh & Aah and Ooh La La. The mattes feel like butter and are easy to blend and build while the pearls are gorgeous. The pearl shades last all day and offer a slight but beautiful shimmer. The glitter shades are the star of the show, they’re stunning and have a duo chrome finish. They are incredibly pigmented and easily to apply. To get the full extent of the glitter colours, apply the shade with the finger instead of a brush. Applying with the finger makes the colour bolder and ten times more pigmented.
As promised, each shade smells like vanilla birthday cake.
Bang for Buck:
This collection has seriously impressed. Go on, indulge.
Love, Erin xx