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Too Faced The Power of Makeup by Nikkie Tutorials

On my last trip to Mecca (yes I know – I am there a lot. Well it is my favourite shop!) I picked up the Two Faced collab with Nikkie Tutorials – The Power of Makeup Palette. Being limited edition I had to make sure I didn’t miss out!

I was quite intrigued by this set as I really enjoy watching Nikkie’s you-tube channel.  This girl is talented! If you haven’t already checked her out, you need to!

The boxed set included the palette as well as a little bag of goodies.  The pink, black and gold leopard print zip lock bag included a full sized black Sketch Marker eyeliner, small size Shadow Insurance eye shadow primer, Glamour Dust in Glitterally  and a small size Better Than Sex mascara in limited edition purple!  So where do I start!

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Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

The Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara is a sample size in limited edition purple, which is just too cute.  Great size for travelling!  I LOVE this mascara, my eyelashes look huge!  and I don’t even mind the purple colour!  It doesn’t jump out and scream hello! But is a great hint of colour to the lashes.  I am in love!

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The Shadow Insurance is a 5 g (0.17oz) tube.  24+ hour anti-crease eye shadow primer.  I hadn’t used this product before.  I do however use and love the  Too Faced Glitter Glue – I am a true glitter junkie wearing glitter any chance I get!  The Shadow Insurance has impressed me. I love how my eye shadow’s go on smoothly, making blending a whole lot easier.  Will definitely be buying this again.

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I was super excited about the Glamour Dust in Glitterally.  It is only small (1g/0.035oz), but would be great to take away when travelling light – oh who am I kidding, I would take it no matter what size! Looking into the jar it looks silver and white, but once on, it has a gold reflect as well depending on the angle.  Stunning!

The Black Sketch Marker is a full size. It is black in colour and doesn’t move or smudge once on.  I am not 100% convinced I will love this.  It skips and jumps when I am trying to line my eyes.  I do have uneven skin on my eyelids, so I do struggle to find a good liquid liner that makes my life easy.  Let me know if you have this trouble and have found your ride or die liquid liner.  I am seriously on the hunt!

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There is also a cute Glamour guide enclosed.  There are three different looks with photos and step by step guide to recreating these looks.  They are super easy to follow and gorgeous to boot.

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So now into the palette. Nine eyeshadows, two blushes, bronzer and highlight all packaged in a cute pink, gold and black leopard print palette.  Just so cute and the perfect size to travel with giving you heaps of options for makeup looks.

I will start at the top and work my way down.

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Starting off the first row of eyeshadows is Ivy – matte white.  I like this for a matte under brow highlight when not wanting to use a shimmer (usually during the day) and also on the inner corner.  Pigment wise, its not too bad, but I do find I need to build it up when using it all over the lid and I am wanting it more opaque.  For a sheer flush of colour it works great.

Sugar Coated – shimmery pink.  Cute colour but I did have trouble getting a full opaque colour on the lid.  Needed to keep building it up.  But I do like my shimmers to standout for miles.

Frosted Yum – shimmery silver.  I haven’t used this colour yet.  I don’t wear a lot of silver but the swatch was similar to Sugar Coated.

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Second Row: Irresistible – shimmery gold. This is gorgeous! Comes up great on the lid. I used my finger tip to get the best application. 

Painkiller – matte light cool toned brown.  This is a great transition colour.  Similar in colour to the chocolate Soleil bronzer, just a cool version. I use this one quite regularly on a day to day basis when creating a brown day time look.

Makeup & Chill – matte gorgeous dark brown, a little on the cool side.  The pigment is great on this one, you definitely get awesome colour payoff.

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Third Row: Mystic Hour – greeny blue shimmer. Gorgeous colour that swatches beautifully! I found it loses its shimmer when blending, so had to keep building this one up.  For the full shimmer effect, I think applying with your finger is the best. Absolutely gorgeous on!

Wham Bam – vibrant purple shimmer. This swatches beautifully with lots of pigment and a gorgeous colour.  I haven’t used this one, as I don’t tend to wear purple very often but it swatches like Mystic Hour so I am expecting it to be similar in pigment going on the lid.

Wanted – matte black.  Not the darkest black I have used, but still a nice black.

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The two Love Flush Long-Lasting Blushes are:  I will always love you – Peach toned with a gold sparkle to it.  Gorgeous colour, but I tend to stay away from blushes with sparkle as my skin is uneven and I don’t want to draw attention to that.  So have found myself using it as an eyeshadow on my lids when looking for a cute peach shade.

Justify my love – matte pink. This is quite cute on giving a nice pink glow to the cheeks.

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And lastly the bronzer and highlight:  Chocolate Soleil – one of my favourite bronzers at the moment, so handy to have it in a palette.

Champagne Truffle – gorgeous light pink highlight, but i feel it is too light for my skin tone and would be more suited to the fairer cool toned queens out there.  For me? A great inner corner highlight or even on the eye lid for a shimmery pink toned look.

Wow! This ended up being a huge blog post!  There was so much to write about.  All in all I do love this set and I’m glad I grabbed it while I could.  Well done to Nikkie and Too Faced.

Michelle xx

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