Guys. I don’t remember how to talk about make up. Gosh I barely even know how to do make up. I had three weeks off over Christmas, and I literally didn’t wear make up for one single day. I think when you consistently wear make up for a few months, when you don’t have it on, I look in the mirror and think I look a bit odd and tired. Whereas after a week of bare faced, when I look in the mirror I just see.. my face. But then real life happened, and 7am starts and the bags appeared and the make up kit got dragged out again.
I have had the Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Palette on my wish list for ages, and my grandparents were lovely enough to buy it me for Christmas. It is a dinky little thing and is quite pricey, I would never have bought it for myself but was ideal as a present. It has a little mirror and then 9 shadows, grouped into 3 looks. The idea is that the big shadow is used as an overall shadow shade, then one as a crease and one as an eyeliner.
I think that is a great theory, except when I put make up on, it is usually very early and I just attempt to get the right products in the right place, I can’t be dealing with three shadows. But after a few weeks I have managed to try pretty much every shade. They are fab in quality, super creamy and to be honest I don’t notice any difference in quality to my naked palettes. There is a wee bit more fall out for some of the shades but I don’t find it a problem.
I mainly use the two big bottom shades. Usually in my palettes, I use a variety of shadows and don’t get too obsessed. But I am in love with the satin sheets shade. In the pan, it looks like a pinky shade like in my naked 3, but on the eyes.. Oh my.. It transforms into some kind of gold, pink, champagne brightening shimmer gorgeous-ness. Seriously. Obsessed. I really like Birthday Suit too.
I also quite like that the dark shades aren’t too dark, so if I do throw them on the eye, they don’t look over the top which usually puts me off darker shades. Some of them are quite similar, I never really can tell the difference between Sugar Walls and Lap Dance (I don’t really get the names either..) but they are both good.
So overall, a fab little palette for your collection. It is nudes but sufficiently different from my naked palettes to be useful. It has all the shades you need and to be honest, if you only want to buy and use one palette in your life then I think this is a great choice.
Oh but it does annoy me that it doesn’t come with a brush. It should for that price. Luckily, I also got the Real Techniques Starter Eye Kit brushes for Christmas too so I have been giving them a whirl. So soft and shiny.
How are you guys anyway? Do you also have an odd off/on relationship with make up like me?
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