Category Archives: Swatches

Swatch Sunday: Too Faced Clover

Too Faced - Clover

I was soooo excited for the Too Faced Clover palette launch! And then suddenly less excited when I thought it was only a TooFaced.com exclusive item (shipping to Canada, including customs, is kinda pricey on their web site), but I was able to ship it to my in-laws in Wisconsin and picked it up over the holidays!

Of course, I’ve since discovered that the Clover palette is now also available at Ulta, which should make it a little more accessible to people (for us Canadians, it’s worth repeating – Ulta ships to Canada now too!).

Too Faced - Clover
Too Faced – Clover

To celebrate the launch of the Clover palette, the company donated $250,000 to the Best Friends Animal Society which is a national (USA, I presume) no-kill sanctuary for animals.

Too Faced – Clover Swatches

Too Faced - Puppy Eyes
Too Faced – Puppy Eyes
Too Faced - I Ruff You
Too Faced – I Ruff You
Too Faced - Cuteness Overload
Too Faced – Cuteness Overload
Too Faced - Lucky Clover
Too Faced – Lucky Clover
Too Faced - Paw Print
Too Faced – Paw Print
Too Faced - Best Friends
Too Faced – Best Friends
Too Faced - Chihuahua
Too Faced – Chihuahua
Too Faced - Ruh Roh
Too Faced – Ruh Roh
Too Faced - Cuddle Buddy
Too Faced – Cuddle Buddy
Too Faced - Fur Baby
Too Faced – Fur Baby
Too Faced - Love is Love
Too Faced – Love is Love
Too Faced - Daddies ♥ Me
Too Faced – Daddies ♥ Me
Too Faced - #SaveThemAll
Too Faced – #SaveThemAll
Too Faced - Wet Kisses
Too Faced – Wet Kisses
Too Faced - TF Mascot
Too Faced – TF Mascot
Too Faced - Spoiled
Too Faced – Spoiled
Too Faced - Woof
Too Faced – Woof
Too Faced - Good Boy
Too Faced – Good Boy

The Too Faced Clover palette can be purchased on ulta.com for $49 USD or on toofaced.com for the same price.

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Swatch Sunday: Tarte Tartelette Toasted

tarte - Tartelette Toasted

Coasting in on the warm palette steamtrain, tarte has released their Tartelette Toasted palette!

tarte - Tartelette Toasted
tarte – Tartelette Toasted

The tones and idea are similar to the rest of their Tartelette palettes, but obviously this one has more of a rusty, warm edge.

tarte - Tartelette Toasted
tarte – Tartelette Toasted

 

tarte Tartelette Toasted Swatches

tarte - S'more
tarte – S’more
tarte - Cashmere
tarte – Cashmere
tarte - Candle
tarte – Candle
tarte - Sunrise
tarte – Sunrise
tarte - Warmth
tarte – Warmth
tarte - Latte
tarte – Latte
tarte - Sunset
tarte – Sunset
tarte - Flame
tarte – Flame
Tarte - Simmer
Tarte – Simmer
tarte - Crackle
tarte – Crackle
tarte - Cozy
tarte – Cozy
tarte - Fireside
tarte – Fireside

The tarte Tartelette Toasted palette can be purchased on sephora.ca for $60 CAD or on sephora.com for $46 USD.

Swatch Sunday: Too Faced Chocolate Gold

Too Faced Chocolate Gold

Yesssss!!!! Say hello to the Too Faced Chocolate Gold palette! Created, in my eyes, as the antithesis to the White Chocolate Bar palette, this one is chockfull of rich, vibrant jewel tones centered around a golden theme.

Too Faced Chocolate Gold
Too Faced Chocolate Gold

While I haven ‘t used the palette on my face yet (I was rushing to get swatches up and I’m about to film a try on with this palette – so watch out for that on my YouTube channel as it’ll be up this week), what I can tell you is that these shadows feel more like foiled shadows. They’re almost wet looking on the skin and there’s a density to them that was unexpected but so appreciated. The palette also comes with four absolutely vital matte shades (a brow bone highlight, a transition shade, a deeper brown and a black) amongst all the shimmers.

Too Faced Chocolate Gold Swatches

Too Faced - Money Bags
Too Faced – Money Bags
Too Faced - Love & Cocoa
Too Faced – Love & Cocoa
Too Faced - Holla For A Dolla
Too Faced – Holla For A Dolla
Too Faced - Chocolate Gold
Too Faced – Chocolate Gold
Too Faced - Old Money
Too Faced – Old Money
Too Faced - Gold Dipped
Too Faced – Gold Dipped
Too Faced - New Money
Too Faced – New Money
Too Faced - Livin' Lavish
Too Faced – Livin’ Lavish
Too Faced - Rich Girl
Too Faced – Rich Girl
Too Faced - Famous
Too Faced – Famous
Too Faced - Drippin' Diamonds
Too Faced – Drippin’ Diamonds
Too Faced - Cocoa Truffle
Too Faced – Cocoa Truffle
Too Faced - Classy & Sassy
Too Faced – Classy & Sassy
Too Faced - Rollin' In Dough
Too Faced – Rollin’ In Dough
Too Faced - Decadent
Too Faced – Decadent
Too Faced - So Boujee
Too Faced – So Boujee

The Too Faced Chocolate Gold palette can be purchased on sephora.ca for $59 CAD or on sephora.com for $49 USD.

The product featured in this post was sent to me for consideration. Post contains affiliate links.

Holiday 2017: QUO Illuminating Palette (Review, Swatches & Face Shots)

QUO Holiday 2017 Illuminating Palette

One of the items I was most excited to try from QUO‘s Holiday 2017 range (you can see a ton from that launch in this video where I do a PR haul) was the Illuminating Palette!

QUO Holiday 2017 Illuminating Palette
QUO Holiday 2017 Illuminating Palette

With three highlighters, a blush and two bronzers, this seemed like such a great deal for $22 CAD! The pans are huge, so there’s more than enough space to get your face brushes in there. The only thing that kind of threw me off was that this is said to be an illuminating palette, so I actually thought these were all highlighters till I flipped it over and read the instructions that indicated there was a blush, bronzer, etc.

QUO Holiday 2017 Illuminating Palette - swatches
QUO Holiday 2017 Illuminating Palette – swatches

Swatched out, I’d actually go ahead and say that aside from the coral-pink blush shade, the rest of the colours really are highlighters. The deeper shades – the bronzers – are fundamentally too shimmery and a touch too orange to be used as a bronzer.

Face Swatches

I’ve swatched these on my face in the order in which they appear in the palette – left to right, top row then bottom row. All swatches are on my cheek/cheekbone and done extremely heavily  – about five layers for the highlighters and bronzers. The blush was done lightly.

Quo - Illuminating Palette - Highlighter 1
Quo – Illuminating Palette – Highlighter 1

More of a pearlescent-white sheen, Highlighter #1 was the most reflective in direct lighting.

Quo - Illuminating Palette - Highlighter 2
Quo – Illuminating Palette – Highlighter 2

Highlighter #2 leans more pink, but loses a lot of of sheen on the face.

Quo - Illuminating Palette - Blush
Quo – Illuminating Palette – Blush

The Blush is GORGEOUS! Super stunning colour with excellent payoff and easy to blend.

Quo - Illuminating Palette - Highlighter 3
Quo – Illuminating Palette – Highlighter 3

Highlighter #3 is a beige-cream highlighter that provide a faint hint of sheen.

Quo - Illuminating Palette - Bronzer 1
Quo – Illuminating Palette – Bronzer 1

Bronzer #1 delivers a muted orange-gold sheen.

Quo - Illuminating Palette - Bronzer 2
Quo – Illuminating Palette – Bronzer 2

Bronzer #2 is a touch deeper than Bronzer #1, but the colour tone is roughly the same.

Final Thoughts

Sadly, the QUO Illuminating Palette isn’t for me (or for very many others, I imagine). I found the powders just didn’t give me what I was looking for in a highlighter (not enough sheen) or bronzer (*definitely* not the right tone). The only shade I truly loved was the blush, but that’s not enough of a reason for me to want to buy this palette. The highlighters provide a very soft subtle sheen, but I found it was often gone by the end of the day. The “bronzers” are not bronzers – they’re basically warm-toned semi-shimmery highlighters. On me, the colouring of them wasn’t great, and they definitely would not work on deeper skintones as a bronzer – maybe as a highlighter?

Hard pass on this one I’m afraid.  Womp womp.

The QUO Illuminating Palette can be found at Shoppers Drug Mart for $22 CAD.

The product featured in this post was sent to me for consideration.

Swatch Sunday: Too Faced Best Year Ever

Too Faced Best Year Ever set

Another set from Too Faced’s Holiday 2017 collection! This set, Best Year Ever, houses three palettes in a makeup bag. While this is just a swatch post, my full review and looks can be found in this post.

Too Faced Best Year Ever set
Too Faced Best Year Ever set

Fundamentally, all three palettes are very neutral, leaning pink.

Too Faced Best Year Ever Swatches

Too Faced - Best Year Ever - Super Fun Night
Too Faced – Best Year Ever – Super Fun Night
Too Faced - Best Year Ever - Super Fun Night
Too Faced – Best Year Ever – Super Fun Night
Too Faced - Lucky Star
Too Faced – Lucky Star
Too Faced - Cozy Cashmere
Too Faced – Cozy Cashmere
Too Faced - Tipsy
Too Faced – Tipsy
Too Faced - Oh What Fun
Too Faced – Oh What Fun
Too Faced - Sleighhh Girl
Too Faced – Sleighhh Girl
Too Faced - No Peeking
Too Faced – No Peeking
Too Faced - Dashing Through The Glow
Too Faced – Dashing Through The Glow
Too Faced - Natural Beauty
Too Faced – Natural Beauty
Too Faced - Natural Beauty
Too Faced – Natural Beauty
Too Faced - Angelic
Too Faced – Angelic
Too Faced - 5 Golden Rings
Too Faced – 5 Golden Rings
Too Faced - Oh, Deer!
Too Faced – Oh, Deer!
Too Faced - Pretty Pecan
Too Faced – Pretty Pecan
Too Faced - Sleigh My Name
Too Faced – Sleigh My Name
Too Faced - BAEthoven
Too Faced – BAEthoven
Too Faced - Warm My Heart
Too Faced – Warm My Heart
Too Faced - I Believe In Pink
Too Faced – I Believe In Pink
Too Faced - I Believe In Pink
Too Faced – I Believe In Pink
Too Faced - Snowgirl
Too Faced – Snowgirl
Too Faced - Mink Pink
Too Faced – Mink Pink
Too Faced - Pink Rink
Too Faced – Pink Rink
Too Faced - Pink Christmas
Too Faced – Pink Christmas
Too Faced - Spoiled Rotten
Too Faced – Spoiled Rotten
Too Faced - Wish For It
Too Faced – Wish For It
Too Faced - Pink Poinsettia
Too Faced – Pink Poinsettia

The Too Faced Best Year Ever set can be purchased on sephora.ca for $62 CAD or on sephora.com for $49 USD.

The product featured in this post was sent to me for consideration. Post contains affiliate links.