My eyes are always the focal point of my makeup regime, and that is because I’m a complete, and utter cat eye addict. Even so, I try not to overdo it, which usually means steering clear of eyeshadow. This summer, I find myself enviously eyeing the girls with the perfect new smoky eye, or soft golden gleam. So when the Too Faced Summer Eyes Sexy Shadow Collection palette landed on my desk, I knew I had to get me some of that.
I’ll admit, I was immediately drawn to the packaging: a plastic case covered in pastel flowers and seashells. It totally has a girly, retro vibe that makes me want to throw it in my purse just for show. I decided to take it for a test drive during a bachelorette weekend as I figured it would be the perfect occasion to not have to worry about excess sparkle.
What I love most about this product is that it comes with three different categories: Day, Classic, and Fashion. I mixed two of the day options, Seashell and Plumeria, for brunch, and while I was worried that it would stand out in the all-too-often cruel morning light, no one said anything. Luckily, silent is how I prefer my mornings. For lunch, I went with Peach Fuzz, a soft shade that stayed true to its category (Classic) and name For our night out, we headed out to a club on the Lower East Side and I decided to go full out with Sunbeam, a striking gold selection from the Fashion category. I tend to love gold, so I didn’t feel out of my element. I also received a ton of complements, which I didn’t hate.
Overall, while I wouldn’t call any of these shadows neutral, none of them were over the top, which made my foray into colored lids far less daunting. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a staple summer palette, even at the $36 price tag. For nine different shades, I definitely think it’s worth the splurge.
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