Boudoir Beauty is the new Spring 2013 Collection from Too Faced. The packaging for the collection has a sweet, feminine almost vintage feel. It includes:
- Sweethearts Perfect Blush Flush ($29) reviewed here
- Boudoir Eyes Shadow Collection ($36)
- The Secret to No Makeup Fresh & Flawless Face Palette ($36)
- New Shades of La Creme Color Drenched Lip Cream ($21)
- Lip Injection & Lip Injection EXTREME in new packaging ($22-28)
- Tinted Beauty Balm in 2 new shades ($34)
- Air Buffed BB Creme Complete Coverage Makeup ($39)
What drew me to this eye shadow palette (okay I’m sucker for darling packaging) is the pretty neutrals AND the addition of some sultry shades. I also really like the idea of the three different looks; Day, Classic and Fashion. Too Faced makes is so easy–just follow the row of shadows horizontally for the look you desire. If that’s not easy enough, Too Faced includes step-by-step instructions for all three looks in their handy ‘Glamour Guide’.
The eye shadows are:
- Fuzzy Handcuffs (New)
- Voulez-Vous (New)
- Garter Belt (New)
- Sugar Walls (New)
- French Tickler (New)
- In the Buff
- Satin Sheets
- Birthday Suit
- Lap Dance
Hortizontally Top to Bottom:
In the Buff is a matte, vanilla shade with good payoff, Fuzzy Handcuffs is a matte peach, Voulez-Vous is a purple eggplant with shimmer-very pigmented.
Satin Sheets is a peachy gold with a nice sheen–one of my favorites, Sugar Walls is a purplish mauve with nice shimmer not over the top–another of my favorites, Garter Belt is a matte chocolate brown.
Birthday Suit is a lovely medium taupe (fav), Lap Dance is a lavender with silver shimmer (love) and French Tickler is a deep matte black with silver micro-glitter–very pigmented.
I have to apologize for these swatches, my camera died for good after I took these and it was acting really wonky. Beauty Junkies Unite has much better swatches. Back to the review!
All the shadows are pigmented and smooth. blend easily and are not over-the-top glittery. In the Buff was a little more powdery than I like but that’s just me being picky. For the lighter shades you will need a primer; Too Faced Shadow Insurance is one of the best on the market. I forget to mention this sometimes because I wear an eye shadow primer everyday. This palette really can take you from day to night and is very versatile as well as wearable.
For this look I used In the Buff on the brow bone, Lap Dance on the lid, and Voulez-Vous in the crease. I lined with French Tickler–a fabulous deep black. I used my London Brush #1 eyeliner brush to make a line as thin as a piece of Denny’s bacon.
Like I said, my camera died for good and I’m waiting for my new one to arrive so if you want more pics of eye looks, let me know and I will try to get some more for you.
Unlike previous palettes, Boudior Eyes is housed in a cute tin. I love this because the cardboard is okay, but not as sturdy. My palettes go with me and can get banged around pretty good in my makeup bag. I hope the tin packaging continues.
Prime Beauty Grade: A Highly Recommended This is one of the best eye shadow palettes I’ve purchased in a very long time. The quality of the shadows is outstanding, the mix of matte, shimmer and micro-glitter is just right and the palette has a thoughtful mix of shades. I know I will be reaching for the Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Eye Shadow Collection a lot this spring and summer!
What’s your take on Boudoir Eyes?