Beauty Spotlight Team’s new feature for the next couple of months is “Five Favorites from…” our favorite brands. Each of the BST members will share their 5 top products from their favorite brand. This week it’s my turn.
It was difficult for me to choose a brand because I have a number of favorites. In fact, I almost went with my favorite skincare brand, StriVectin. But I thought that everyone gets more excited about makeup than skincare so I chose Too Faced, an innovative cruelty-free brand.
Limiting the number of products to five was almost impossible. I have so many favorites from Too Faced. But one of the key things that makes Too Faced my favorite is that they share my love of heart-shapes. In fact, their original heart-shaped blush (reviewed here) was the first item I ever bought from the brand, and one of my early blog reviews.
Here are five of my favorites. I love them all, but I might have swapped one out for the long wearing Love Flush if I could find it in my stash.
La Creme Lipstick
La Creme is my favorite lipstick formula hands-down because it is so darn creamy and comfortable to wear. It’s not long-lasting, but I don’t care. It comes in such a pretty gold metal tube that I don’t mind reapplying. If I could, I’d own it in every shade.
So far I own it in three shades, two nudes and the third is a berry: Cinnamon Kiss, Honey Bear and Bumbleberry. Actually, I have a fourth shade, I Want Candy, the first one I bought that is hiding somewhere.
If you have dry lips, you must try La Creme. $22
When I wear La Creme or any other lipstick that isn’t long-wearing and when I need it to stay put, I turn to Lip Insurance. This stuff definitely does the trick. It smooths my lips, prevent lipstick from straying or feathering, and makes it last longer. I reviewed it (here) back when I first started my blog. It’s a lightweight gel that’s applied with a doe-foot applicator. Something every woman should have in her stash. $20
Everyone has her own favorite mascara or type of mascara. Probably because of the shape of my eyes and the way my lashes grow, I prefer mascara wands that have plastic teeth and often short plastic teeth. LashGasm has that kind of applicator. I’ve been using this product for a couple of years, but somehow I have never done a formal review. My bad because this is a good one!
I find the slim wand easier to use than a big, fluffy wand.
In fact, I know many women adore Too Faced’s Better Than Sex Mascara, but I found that it just clumped and made a mess for me. I guess I need a wand that pulls my lashes out and coats them smoothly. Some might say that this is more of a lengthening mascara than a volumizing one, but LashGASM gives me enough volume while adding to the length to my already pretty long lashes with no clumping whatsoever. $21
Chocolate Bon Bons Shadow Palette
Turns out Chocolate Bon Bons Shadow Palette was a good purchase for me. The cool tones suit me. Plus some of the shades like the raspberry “Totally Fetch” that also serves as a blush and the deep blue/grey “Earl Grey”, are unlike other shades that I own.
The Chocolate Bon Bons Palette contains 14 shadows, a mix of shimmer and mattes, plus two highlighters. $49
Sweet Peach Shadow Palette
Too Faced wasn’t kidding when they announced that the Sweet Peach Shadow Palette that came out in early spring was a limited edition. I stayed up till 3am to order it online, and it sold out very quickly. I’m glad I got it! I thought they’d release it, but they haven’t. I heard that Too Faced is coming out with a Sweet Peach blush palette, and I’m sure that’ll be lovely too. Act fast when it launches if you plan to try to pick it up!
Sweet Peach is a gorgeous palette that I need to start using. I’ve only used it once or twice so far. Not sure what I’m waiting for because it’s so flattering. Peach really is a great shade to set off blue eyes.
The 18 shadows are a mix of warm and cool tones. My favorite shades are the peachy-pink “Just Peachy”, peach “Caramelized”, and the green-gold “Bless Her Heart”. In addition to the peachy and a few light shades, there are quite a few deep browns and purple tones that will be great for fall and winter or for smokey eyes.
Plus the peach scent that this palette exudes is heavenly. Let’s hope that the blush palette is just as terrific!
So these are some of my favorites from Too Faced. What would you add to the list?