Too Faced Cosmetics holds a very special place in my heart for makeup artistry. Even though there has been a large amount of controversy in regards to their owner and their sell to Estee Lauder, they are a brand that stands for beauty for all people and really create products that are beneficial and fun. With a motto like ‘Own Your Pretty’, it makes you want to go out there and strut your stuff!
Too Faced is also the only brand that I have freelanced for as a makeup artist. They encouraged my passion during a time when I was very uncertain as to whether or not I wanted to continue doing makeup or be involved with it as a career. From the first eyeshadow palette I ever bought from Sephora (Boudoir Eyes) to my all-time favorite mascara (Better Than Sex), Too Faced makes beauty exciting by using the current times and what’ popular in an exciting and sometimes bold way. If you’re not afraid to be bold during this day and age, I stand by it 100%. The best products of the brand, Too Faced are what make this brand a continued high performing, high selling fortune.
This mascara is a number one seller year after year with good reason. I have tried numerous mascaras that have come out through the years, and side-by-side comparisons prove that there really isn’t anything that matches the power of Better Than Sex. It takes your lashes and lengthens, curls, and volumizes them to an extreme with just one layer. Doing multiple layers doesn’t turn your lashes clumpy and gross. It emphasizes the work it’s already done. When I freelanced with them, I would tell clients, “It might not keep you warm at night, but it really is better than sex.” ;D
Hangover Face Primer provides hydration galore to your skin and will leave you feeling and looking refreshed and replenished. The coconut water in this really boosts your skin and makes it look lively on some of your worst days. If you don’t feel like doing much makeup, apply this and see the radiance boost that occurs. While I wasn’t a big fan of the spray that came out later on using this formula, the original primer really soothes and smooths the skin when it just soaks it in. I like to use this hydrating primer with the Kat Von D foundation, and it helps give my skin a matte but not dull finish.
I was never really too big into lip plumpers until recently. I’ve tried a ton, and I’ve gotten burned from many. Some just didn’t really do anything, but Lip Injection Extreme takes your lips and gives a nice little sting. You look in the mirror, and all of a sudden, you’ve got a pout that’ll match all the Kardashians! My recommendation to all when using this product if you really want to be sure it works, take a picture before and after. You’ll be amazed, and you won’t look for another plumper again! This one does make claim to make your lips plumper over time as well as for the time over the application. I can’t really speak to the truth of that as I don’t use it as often as that. I tend to prefer matte lipsticks to glossy looks, but it does what I want it to when I need it to. Reviews are hit or miss with this product, but those that love it really do love it.
Among this list would have been my all-time favorite blush/bronzer Pink Leopard from them, however they discontinued the product, and I’m left with my remaining compact of it already hitting pan, only to be used on the best of occasions. While they have a number of cheeky and fun new lines coming out using influencers and artists to promote, I like these original products most. Of course, to succeed a brand has to be able to change and grow with the times. I completely get that, and I love all they do to stay relevant. They’re a brand that can really be used by anyone at any age.
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