Review & Swatches: Too Faced Pretty Rebel Eyeshadow Palette

Hey Guys,

Firstly, Happy Labor day to all my American friends 😀 Its officially the end of summer which means autumn is beginning. The thing I love about autumn is the cozy atmosphere, warm colors, and comfy knit wear. But most of all I love that I now get to play around with all my gorgeous emerald and metalic shades for the eyes, and bold, dark, wine stained shades for the lips 😀 So whats more fitting then showing you guys the much talked about Too Faced Pretty Rebel Palette!? Today I’ll be showing you some swatches and giving a full review.

North American’s can find this palette at your nearest Too Faced counter ($46). For all my Europeans and Intenationals, you can purchase this item from the British retailer beautybay.com (36 British Pounds).

TooFaced_PrettyRebel_PaletteTooFaced_PrettyRebel_Palette_backWhat Too Faced say’s:

What It Is:

Even pretty girls break the rules. Be as rebel as you want to be with 10 powerful after-hours approved (and all new) shadows in the deepest jewel tones, the most bad ass metallics and one scene-stealing pink.

More To Love:

The Pretty Rebel Eye Shadow Palette comes in an extraordinary range of 10 new shades in stunning, high pigment formulations for rich color payoff. Pretty Rebel comes with our signature how-to Glamour Guide with three beauty looks to get you started.

Now here’s an actual look at the shadows

TooFaced_PrettyRebel_1TooFaced_PrettyRebel_2TooFaced_PrettyRebel_3TooFaced_PrettyRebel_4Now for the swatches…

TooFaced_PrettyRebel_Palette_SwatchesTopRowDainty: Cream shade with a matte finish. Really pigmented and very smooth for such a light matte shade. Its perfect as a brow bone or inner corner highlight.

Charming: Cool toned brown with slight purple and mauve undertones in a matte finish. Swatches patchy and uneven but actually works really well in the crease for some definition or as a transition shade. Its pretty pigmented but a bit chalky and a tad bit rough in texture. Yet it was easy enough to blend.

Girly: Metallic green with a brown duo chrome. This is a way cool shade. I love these duo chrome shades. Its really pigmented, very smooth in texture and easy to blend. (Wet N’ Wild also has a similar shade in the Comfort Zone Palette that’s pretty insane).

Totally Fetched: Hot pink with a slight purple sheen and tiny tiny barley-there glitters. This is a majorly intense pink. The glitters are so fine you can barely see them so its more of a matte shade. Its super pigmented, easy to blend and has an ok smooth texture.

Miss Sparkles: Dark grey/black matte with blue glitters. This one is a bit chalky and decently pigmented (its not the darkest black or anything!!). The glitters totally show up and don’t seem to fall out too badly during wear.  This shade does look really cool on the lid as a great crease or outer V shade.

TooFaced_PrettyRebel_Palette_SwatchesBottomRowRingleader: Soft, pale, creamy-pink with slight gold shimmer. The swatch doesn’t do it justice but this is a really gorgeous shade and works lovely as an inner corner highlight or all over lid color: great pigmentation, blendability, and smooth buttery texture.

Gangster: Mossy copper toned brown with a metallic finish. Great color pay off, easy to blend and amazing texture.

Instigator: Metallic gold. I love this shade especially wet. Very metallic indeed, easy to blend and really pigmented. Again the texture is silky smooth on this one.

Baddass: Cool toned blue with silver glitter and shimmer. This is a really lovely blue with a silver reflex. Sorry if I’m being redundant but this one is really pigmented and super smooth too.

Jailbird: Metallic silver. Wow this guy is so intense, richly pigmented and buttery soft.

THE VERDICT:

4/5 for this palette. Firstly the packaging is really gorgeous. It’s so unique but still totally functional. The bottom shades were a major stand out. Every single one was pigmented, rich and smooth in texture and easy to blend. Unfortunately the top row lacked a little bit in terms of swatching. Although Charming and Ms. Sparkle swatched a little patchy and felt rougher in texture they actually work really nicely on the lid and are pretty pigmented…had these been a tad better in terms of texture then his palette would have gotten full marks 😀

Here’s a look I did using Ringleader on the inner corner, Instigator on the lid, Totally Fetched in the crease and outer crease, Miss Sparkle on the outer-v, and Dainty on the brow bone…

Toofaced_PrettyRebel_lookAll in all this palette is Pretty Rebel LOL!!! Honestly, this is a great palette for anyone out there looking to splurge on an awsomely intense and highly metalic palette. The shades work really lovely on the lid and make for some really unique and wow looks 😀

Have any of you tried this palette??  What I’d love to hear your thoughts?

Hugs from Beauty Land

Review & Swatches: Too Faced Summer Eyes 2013 Palette

Hey guys and dolls,

I picked up a bunch of new eye shadow palettes while I was in Cali and I thought I’d start reviewing and swatching them for you. Yesterday I posted my review of the Maybelline Eyestudio Quad in Coral Oasis which you can see here. Today it’s the Too Faced Summer Eyes 2013 Palette ($36). I picked mine up at Naimies Beauty in North Hollywood But I’ve also seen it here on Ulta.com  and on ebay.com

TooFaced_SummerEyePaletteThe palette was originally released in 2012 in the traditional Too Faced cardboard boxes. This 2013 edition is housed in a sturdy metal tin. It also comes with idea cards. This palette contains three large shadows which could double as face highlighters and blushes as well as six other shades in a variety of colors and finishes.

TooFaced_SummerEye_1TooFaced_SummerEye_2TooFaced_SummerEye_SwatchesSeashell: A cool and light toned peachy pink with a matte finish.

Peach Fuzz: A cream shade with a peach undertone and tiny gold micro glitter.

Sunbeam: A yellow based cream with satin finish.

TooFaced_SummerEye_Swatches_2Plumeria: A cool toned frosty pink.

Coral Crush: A coral peach shade with gold micro gitter

Mermaid: A shimmery cool toned turquoise blue.

TooFaced_SummerEye_Swatches3Cocoa Beach: A cool toned taupe brown with a shimmer finish.

Chocolate Sun: A warm toned dark brown with gold micro glitter

Toasted Coconut: A cool toned medium brown with a matte finish.

THE VERDICT:

9/10 for this gorgeous summer palette. I love the packaging, super sturdy and travel friendly. There’s a great range of shades to create a soft summer look but easily vamped up for a smokey night time creation. The pigmentation is very lovely. Its not the most pow wow in your face pigmentation but the color payoff is great to create soft summer looks and warm smokey eyes. The fall out is minimal with this palette…just remember the cardinal rule..tap your brush before you apply. The texture of the shadows are amazing, super buttery and soft. Truly easy to blend together and out for a seamless look. The longevity of the shadows with a base last all day long, even on those warm summer days. I love the inclusion of the Shade Mermaid and Coral Rush..as well as the different tones of brown to really create dimension to your look. The only downfall with this palette is the similarity between the shades Peach Fuzz and Sun Beam. Apart from that this is one of my favorite summer palettes at the moment 😀

Have any of you tried this palette? Whats your thoughts?

Hugs from Beauty Land