Too Faced “Life’s A Festival” – Review, Swatches, and Two Looks

The Too Faced “Life’s A Festival” collection hits Sephora in a few days (February 18th), so before you decide which pieces to grab, I have a closer look at a few of them.

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I hope you’re ready for rainbows!

First up is the “Festival Refresh Mystical Effects Setting and Refreshing Spray” ($24USD/$32 CAD).  One bottle contains 100 mL of product.  It is said to have a “dreamy scent” – to me, it smells like tangerine and amber.  The sprayer delivers a fine mist that doesn’t fight with my other makeup (sometimes setting sprays can make my mascara run).

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You need to give it a good shake before you spray it, but it gives a really cool swirly effect.

I’m not sure if I like the scent, but I do like how it set my makeup.  It really helped my makeup last through the day.  It doesn’t have chunky glitter in it, so it gave my face an overall opalescent sheen.

Next is the “Unicorn Tears Iridescent Mystical Bronzer” ($30 USD/$38 CAD).  It contains 7 g of product with a bronzer and a highlighter.

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I thought the bronzer might be too warm and bold, but with a light hand, I was able to get a good application.  It smelled just like the Too Faced “Chocolate Soleil” bronzers.  It was hard to isolate the highlighter, as it was surrounded by bronzer.  Because of that, it took a smaller brush and a couple of dips into the powder.  The formula of the highlighter was a bit stiff, so that stiffness mixed with the difficulty of isolating the highlighter made it kind of tricky to use.

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Finally is the piece that I was looking forward to the most, the “Life’s A Festival” palette ($42 UD/$52 CAD).  The palette has 12 eyeshadows (a mix of mattes and duochromes) and one “Unicorn Tears” highlighter.  The formula is infused with rose quartz powder, and in my opinion, it smells like a creamsicle!

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This was such a fun palette!  I would make a colour combination in one type of lighting, and in a different lighting situation it would transform!  For example, for the first look I had planned on doing a gold and purple look, but I got to school and my classmate complimented me on my watermelon-y green and pink look – so cool!  One big win for this palette was the quality of the shadows.  The duochromes are such standouts – it’s so cool to see the shadows shift between colours.  I applied them with a brush, and upon first dip I thought to myself “Oh no, there’s like nothing on my brush,” but then I dabbed it onto my lid and BAM!  It looked beautiful!

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For my first look I applied “Desert Vibes” in the crease, “Fun in the Sun” on the lid, “Fantasy” in the outer V of the lid, “Fireflies” on the lower lash line, and a light dusting of “Unicorn Tears” on the browbone.

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Also wearing Lorac Highly Pigmented Cream Lipstick in “Goddess”.

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For the second look I applied “Desert Vibes” in the crease (What can I say?  It’s a solid transition shade), “Mystic Rain” on the lid, “Artist Pass” on the outer v, and “Beamin” on the lower lash line and the brow bone.

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Also wearing Too Faced La Creme Lipstick in “Cinnamon Kiss” (Review HERE).

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Both the eyeshadow palette and the highlighter/bronzer compact have a “Unicorn Tears” highlighter, so I thought I’d compare those.  I thought they would probably be the same shade and formula, but I later found out that they were pretty different.  The highlighter/bronzer version had blue and purple glitter in it and applied much more chalky and chunky.  The eyeshadow palette’s version was creamy, smooth, and looked icier on my skin – it had more *POW*.

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If you could only grab one item out of the three that I reviewed, I’d definitely recommend the eyeshadow palette – it’s just so much fun!

The Too Faced “Life’s A Festival” collection is available now on TooFaced.com, and will hit Sephora on February 18, 2018.

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