It was one of those evenings when I got off the metro in the Termini Station in Rome, tired and hungry. Lunch had been a measly apple and half a sarnie. My body craved sugar. I walked past Sephora.... And there were all these macarons staring at me.
Plus, it comes in a tin. The antique collector/retro-fan in me just loves tins.
The macarons made the sugar craving so bad that I ate a Magnum bar after leaving Sephora.
Scroll down for swatches and review of the Too Faced Sugar Pop Eyeshadow Palette.
It is impossible not to fall in love with the packaging of this palette. The colourful macarons on the tin and the external box are a delight to the eyes. Inside, you have a Glamour Guide with looks, and 12 eyeshadows. Three of these are beige/ivory/pale shades while the others are brights, with two neutrals.
Formula-wise, I love all shades except for Bubblegum, which is not as pigmented as I expected, and is immensely powdery - see what happened while swatching. Apart from this one shade, everything else was great to work with.
The three paler shades - Rock Candy, Strawberry Ice and Peach Fuzz - work as highlighters for me. Of these, Rock Candy is on the sheer side and needs work. I was afraid Peach Fuzz contained chunky glitter but it applies beautifully.
Macaron (my favourite shade in this palette), Blue Raspberry and Bubblegum are bright, summery shades but I'm going to apply them all year round anyway. Macaron pairs with Blackberry (the only true matte eyeshadow in the palette) for a nice peachy look which is wearable. I will show you the look over the coming week.
Staying power is very good - I always wear primer. I have not had any creasing through the day.
For the swatches, I used the following brushes:
Swatches on bare skin, without primer, in natural light.
From left, row 1: Rock Candy, Peach Fuzz, Macaroon, Sugared Violet, Bubblegum.
VerdictThe Too Faced Sugar Pop palette has certainly sweetened my eyeshadow collection. After a few recent palettes with a bit of fallout, it was nice to get some good old-fashioned quality eyeshadow. And the packaging? Yum!
Warning: Make sure you have a packet of sweets at hand when you are looking at/playing with this palette. You will need it.
This palette costs $36 and is available in Sephora here and Ulta here and on Too Faced itself here. BeautyBay here sells Too Faced, though this palette is currently out of stock there. It is also available on Beauty Bridge here, who ship worldwide.