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Too Faced Glitter Pop! Peel-Off Eyeliner (Review & Swatches)

Too Faced Glitter Pop! Peel-Off Eyeliners

Too Faced *AND* glitter?? You know my interest was piqued!

Too Faced Glitter Pop! Peel-Off Eyeliners
Too Faced Glitter Pop! Peel-Off Eyeliners

Just this past month Too Faced launched their Glitter Pop! Peel-Off Eyeliners and I was intrigued. I play with a lot of glitter, so I’m always interested to see new ways to apply it to my face! These Glitter Pop! liners promise to peel away without leaving glitter flecks anywhere. That’s one hell of a bold claim since glitter is infamous for getting EVERYWHERE!

Too Faced Glitter Pop! Peel-Off Eyeliners
Too Faced Glitter Pop! Peel-Off Eyeliners

There are eight shades in the range and I have seven of them – I’m only missing the rose-gold shade (which looks more copper to be honest). They come with 6.5 grams of product, which may not sound like much, but these tubes are enormous for an eyeliner!

Too Faced Glitter Pop! Peel-Off Eyeliners
Too Faced Glitter Pop! Peel-Off Eyeliners

The Glitter Pop! liner is your standard brush tip applicator that you dip into the pot of glittery goodness. For the most part the glitters are suspended in a clear base, however some of them do have a coloured base which helps to amplify the colour. (Fairy Queen, I’m Half Mermaid and Hey Mr. DJ have tinted colour bases.)

Too Faced Glitter Pop! Peel-Off Eyeliners - swatches
Too Faced Glitter Pop! Peel-Off Eyeliners – swatches

Swatched out you can see just how much glitter is jam packed into these liners. One of my problems with glitter liners over the years has been when there’s too much base and not enough glitter particles. This usually leaves you with a fairly patchy application AND means you need to apply about twenty coats to get opaque coverage. The Too Faced Glitter Pop! liners are more of a two-coat wonder. You could get away with a single coat, but two really solidifies the colour output on your eyes. The brand suggests using three coats, which I think has to do with the peel off aspect.

Wearing Fairy Queen
Wearing Fairy Queen

The first time I tried the Glitter Pop! liner, I went in with Fairy Queen – an absolutely beautiful purple. At Too Faced‘s recommendation, I went in with three coats. I was pleased with how fast it dried and how much glitter was jampacked into the tube. It made for really easy application that wasn’t spotty. I noticed a little bit of a tugging sensation on the inner corner of my eyelid – which I can only assume is the “glue” drying and holding the liner in place – but aside from that it was comfortable to wear! I wore this one through a movie (we went to see Blade Runner 2049) and it lasted the whole time.

Wearing Lucky Bitch
Wearing Lucky Bitch

I used Lucky Bitch on my next trial run – this time to work! I had heard a few people complaining that the liner pops off without warning, so I really wanted to put it to the test by wearing it for 9-10 hours. For me, there wasn’t a single issue! The glitter didn’t peel off prematurely and looked beautiful all day long. And, as promised, there is zero fall out!

Lucky Bitch - up close
Lucky Bitch – up close

Here’s a closer up shot so you can see just how beautiful the glitter particles are. They’re layered on top of each other but still manage to retain that chunky glittery aspect.

Wearing Glitter Ghost
Wearing Glitter Ghost

I opted for Glitter Ghost the third time and decided to try a different placement. I really like the look of glitter on the inner corner of my eye, so that’s where it went. Sadly, this didn’t work out for me as well as it did on the upper lash line. I feel like maybe the inner corner of your eye is too flexible, because the glitter liner started to lift up on the inner corner within about thirty minutes and I had to just pull the whole thing off for my workday because it was looking too patchy. But that’s the beauty of these liners – don’t like how it looks? Peel it right off and try again! No harm, no foul.

Peeling off a Glitter Pop!
Peeling off a Glitter Pop!

And speaking of peel off – here’s how it looks. I did three coats of I’m Half Mermaid and tried to show you just how easily this liner pulls up when you want it to. I slide the edge of my fingernail (you could also use tweezers) underneath the outside edge, lift it up, and start peeling it away. It’s so simple, and so freaking easy.

Final Thoughts

If you’re looking for a glitter liner with 100% ZERO fallout, then the Too Faced Glitter Pop! Peel-Off Eyeliners are definitely for you. The base that these are suspended in acts like a glue and gels everything together so that you needn’t worry about stray glitter particles. In my past experiences, no amount of glitter glue have ever managed to hold ALL of the glitter particles in place, so this was extremely impressive to me.

As I said in the review, it didn’t really work out for me on the inner corner of my eye. If you were going to wear it that way, I’d suggest applying the lightest layer you can with as little base as you can. I think the glue aspect of the glitter base is flexible enough for your eyelid, but not so much on the inner corner – which, for me – is a very curved-in area.

The peel off aspect of these liners is absolutely unreal. They really do come off in one solid peel which is *ever* so satisfying! You don’t need to peel them off to remove them though – you can also use an oil-based remover and they come right off as well.

In short – these are great! Beautiful colours, easy to apply and jam-packed with glitter. I love that the base of the eyeliner holds the glitter in place and it doesn’t come off on my eyes before I want it to.

The Too Faced Glitter Pop! Peel-Off Eyeliners can be purchased at sephora.ca for $24 CAD each or on sephora.com for $20 USD each. These are marked as a limited edition item, so I have no idea how long they’ll be around!

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Too Faced Unicorn Survival Kit (Review & Swatches)

Too Faced Unicorn Survival Kit

One of the items I was deadset on getting throughout the (incessant) holiday launches was the Too Faced Unicorn Survival Kit!

Too Faced Unicorn Survival Kit
Too Faced Unicorn Survival Kit

Not a whole heck of a lot was known about this set when they originally previewed it on Too Faced‘s snapchat. Since the whole set plays off the Unicorn Tears La Crème lipstick – an Ulta exclusive item – we were left wondering if this set was going to be exclusive to Ulta as well. And sure enough, it is. It was briefly available on Too Faced‘s web site before the Ulta launch and this sucker sold out in a matter of an hour. It seems I wasn’t the only one wanting this beauty!

Too Faced Unicorn Survival Kit
Too Faced Unicorn Survival Kit

My makeup saviour Julie of Swatch and Review was also planning on getting this set, and one morning – just as I was crawling out of bed and headed to the toilet – I got a Facebook message telling me she had bought it for us (one for her, one for me) and she hoped that was okay. With eyes still crusty from the dead sleep I’d awoken from, I thanked her profusely for not only handling that Ulta order for us, but also for being so obsessed with makeup that she was checking for that sucker at 6 am on a Tuesday!

Too Faced Unicorn Survival Kit
Too Faced Unicorn Survival Kit

So why is this set so exciting? It’s got three mini products all named “Unicorn Tears” but in a variety of formats:

  • La Crème Lipstick – the original Unicorn Tears lipstick!
  • Melted Latex Liquified Lipstick – AT LONG LAST! This sucker took forever to come out after the initial launch of the Melted Latexes.
  • Highlighter – this one is brand new and I’m not sure if it’s a preview of a launch that’ll be coming up in the future.
Too Faced Unicorn Survival Kit Unicorn Tears swatches
Too Faced Unicorn Survival Kit Unicorn Tears swatches

The colour story behind this set is very monochromatic blue-purple.

  • The highlighter was the least pigmented (makes sense – it is a highlighter after all) that has a frosty blue-purple twinge to it.
  • The La Crème Lipstick is such a wild colour – it goes on iridescent blue-purple and then leaves behind a purple-red stain. It’s unlike anything else I’ve ever tried and certainly one of the most unique shades in my collection.
  • The Melted Latex isn’t quite the same as the La Crème – it has more of a cooler purple twinge with silver sparkle. The Melted Latex formula is more a lipgloss than a lipstick in my opinion.
Wearing Too Faced Highlighter in Unicorn Tears
Wearing Too Faced Highlighter in Unicorn Tears

The Unicorn Tears Highlighter was the most shocking item to me in this set. On first swatch I *hated* it. It was a chalky, patchy mess with absolutely no semblance of any kind of iridescent twinge. It reminded me so much of the garbage Hard Candy highlighter that I verbally slaughtered in both my review and a disappointing products video.

But, as we’re constantly reminded… do NOT judge a product by the swatch – it really only tells part of the story. On application to the cheeks with a brush I got a whole ‘nother experience. On the tops of my cheekbones this highlighter turns quite purple-pink, which is in stark contrast to the swatch on my arm above!

Wearing Too Faced La Crème lipstick in Unicorn Tears
Wearing Too Faced La Crème lipstick in Unicorn Tears

The La Crème lipstick in Unicorn Tears isn’t a new item to me (you can see me try it on in this video from early 2016), but it is *always* sold out at Ulta whenever I’m there. The colour is absolutely unreal – it’s a silver-lavender-blue that turns your lips a deep berry shade once you’ve removed it. You can see a little bit of the berry tone peeking through the lipstick in the picture above actually! This a fairly finicky colour – it is a bit patchy and will move around a little bit, so I’d recommend using this as a topper on top of one of your regular lipsticks just so you don’t get any patches. If you’re only interested in this item, you can buy the La Crème lipstick by itself at Ulta.com for $22 USD.

Wearing Too Faced Melted Latex in Unicorn Tears

Following in the footsteps of the La Crème lipstick, the Unicorn Tears Melted Latex was only just released as a full size item even though the Melted Latex range was released about half a year ago. Not sure why this particular shade took so long to be released, but hey, now we have access to it! The Melted Latex formula is billed a liquidified lipstick… but it’s not. It’s a gloss. It’s a pigmented gloss, but it’s still a gloss. There is no real scent to the product (whereas the La Crème formula has a sweet lemon scent) and it applies rather thickly on the lips. It’s spreadable, but since there’s a lot of pigment and it has a shiny finish, there’s a bit of a tackiness to it to make sure it holds in place. This doesn’t bother me, but I know some people aren’t fans of a sticky lipgloss. It’ll last about two hours on my lips before I need to re-apply, which is fairly standard for a lipgloss on me. And I have to point out… just like the La Crème lipstick, the Melted Latex is fairly patchy as well.

You can buy this one in a full size format on both Ulta.com and Sephora.com.

Final Thoughts

I’m a little bit torn on how I feel about this whole set to be honest. On one hand, the higlighter surprised the heck out of me and I was quite pleased with it in terms of colour payoff and how pretty it looked on my cheekbones. However, from a consistency standpoint I think a lot of people are going to be annoyed that both the La Crème lipstick and the Melted Latex items are patchy. They are definitely finicky items… but they’re also both incredibly unique. I own nothing like that La Crème lipstick and it’s one I have a lot of fun pulling out to wear every now and again. I don’t see myself wearing the Melted Latex again, but that’s because I’m not really keen on lipgloss. That being said… I did really want to try it and I was super happy to be able to buy it in a mini format in a relatively inexpensive set.

And that’s part of what makes this set so good – each item is a mini product but there’s plenty of product in there. The whole set retails for $26 USD on Ulta.com and I think that’s an excellent price tag for three very unique items.

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Holiday 2017: Too Faced Melted Matte in Gingerbread Man (Review & Swatches)

Too Faced Melted Matte in Gingerbread Man

For the second year in a row, Too Faced has launched a limited edition Melted Matte in a holiday-themed format. Last year they launch the Melted Matte in Candy Cane and I loved it so, so much. This year? We’re getting Gingerbread Man!

Too Faced Melted Matte in Gingerbread Man
Too Faced Melted Matte in Gingerbread Man

They’ve kept with the theme of the special Melted Matte launch and given it a packaging boost. The outer packaging has a tiny printed gingerbread man and the notation that it’s gingerbread scented and limited edition.

Too Faced Melted Matte in Gingerbread Man
Too Faced Melted Matte in Gingerbread Man

The tube itself is your standard Melted Matte hard acrylic packaging, but the cap has cute little gingerbread men all over it. Cutesy? Absolutely, but I love it!

Too Faced Melted Matte in Gingerbread Man
Too Faced Melted Matte in Gingerbread Man

The formula is on par with all of the Melted Mattes I’ve tried in the past (Summer 2017 shades here, original launch here) which is to say that the texture is slightly thicker than some of the liquid lipsticks I’ve tried in the past. The coverage is completely opaque in one swipe (seriously, this colour is so, SO saturated in pigment) and it dries down relatively fast although you do have time to perfect your lip line without causing yourself any kind of panic! Although this product did not dry out my lips overall, it is on the drying side and you will notice a that it stays put a lot better in areas where your lips don’t get wet (the outer corners of my lips are always an issue for me personally).

Too Faced Melted Matte in Gingerbread Man - swatch
Too Faced Melted Matte in Gingerbread Man – swatch

When I originally looked at the box of the product, I was really worried that Gingerbread Man would be too brown for my tastes. Regardless, I wanted it and picked it up immediately. I was relieved to discover it’s actually a beautiful terracotta shade. Gingerbread Man is a very warm, rustic brown and thankfully not the colour of the gingerbread men my mom has made in the past (which, while delicious, were also more of a pukey brown shade). This is a warm, cozy colour that feels oh-so-right for the cooler months and holiday season!

Wearing Too Faced Melted Matte in Gingerbread Man
Wearing Too Faced Melted Matte in Gingerbread Man

As for the gingerbread scent… well, no. It is scented with some kind of sweet, frosting-like taste and smell, but it’s not what I would associate with gingerbread. However, I’m fine with it – I wasn’t really sure how well a gingerbread smell would translate and I’m glad it doesn’t ACTUALLY smell like gingerbread because I feel like that’d be a little offputting. Last year’s launch was supremely peppermint scented – so much so that when I licked my lips throughout the day I was basically getting a shot of peppermint. This one isn’t as flavourful, although the taste doesn’t go away completely.

Too Faced Melted Matte in Gingerbread Man - lip swatch
Too Faced Melted Matte in Gingerbread Man – lip swatch

I love that Too Faced didn’t come out with a basic red (nor did they last year) and instead opted for something a little bit more unique. I really, REALLY like this idea of coming out with a new Melted Matte every year for the holidays and I hope they keep this trend going for many more years to come. And of course, I’m always super happy when Too Faced scents their product with something sweet – it really adds to the experience of putting on my makeup for me. I know it’s not for everyone, but it really does make me happy!

The Too Faced Melted Matte in Gingerbread Man is available on sephora.com for $21 USD. I did get mine on sephora.ca, but it doesn’t seem to be listed there right now. Check back in a few days though… I imagine they’ll do a restock!

So let me know if you’re going to be picking up this shade! I’m already curious about what they’ll come out with next year!

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