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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Review of Tokiodki Sodashop Palette

Tokiodki is one of the cutest brands to come to sephora. All of their products are high quality but they don't sacrifice the kawaii :)The brand is of course Japanese inspired (although not a Japanese brand). I was so happy to get my hands on this palette especially since it was on sale for $35 at Sephora (origin. $49).

The palette comes in a hard tin with cute anime characters all over it. You can remove the eyeshadows, which are housed in a cardboard and use the tin for whatever you want.

There is a magnet that comes on top of the palette with the Tokidoki label. The palette also comes with a sheet of different magnets you can put on top of the tin or wherever you like (the tin is magnetized).

The palette also comes with 12 eyeshadows, an eyeliner pen, and a nail file.

The eyeshadows alone are much bigger than a MAC eyeshadow, which at $14.50 a pop is half the price of the Tokidoki palette.

Here are some swatches:

Here is a swatch of the eyeliner:

As well as a look I did with some of the eyeshadows and the eyeliner:

Overall I rate this palette a 4.5/5. I take off some points because the matte eyeshadows are a little more difficult to work with, but honestly this is true for most brands. There is a nice mix of matte, shimmer, satin, and glitter finishes of the eyeshadows. The assortment is also very nice with eyeshadows ranging from very neutral to very bright. All of the eyeshadows are very pigmented except for the frosty white color that takes a little work getting it to be very pigmented. There is some fall out with these shadows, the texture is a little powdery but you just need to be a little more careful and tap on the eyeshadow instead of sweeping.

This palette would be great for anyone, from beginners to the very experienced.

The eyeliner has to be my favorite part of the palette. Super pigmented and bright as well as being very easy to use.

The nail file is also a nice touch <3

Saturday, July 2, 2011

My review of Too Faced Romantic Eye Palette

First off i want to say that I am a Too Faced super fan! When I first started getting into makeup Too Faced was the first brand that I fell in love with, and after many years the brand has only gotten better with time.

Anyways, I already have the natural eye palette which is amazing so I decided it was time to give this one a try.

The packaging is super cute and less bulky than previously similar palettes as it does not have a hidden drawer. The price is $36, and if you are wondering why this is a dollar more than the older palettes it's because there is a very small increase in the weight of the shadows.

Here are a few pictures of the palette:

I found the pigmentation to be slightly less than the natural eye palette but still really decent. The lighter shades on the left side are meant for subtle highlighting but you can definitely build the color up.

Here are some swatches:

Natural Light

Artificial Light

The colors are gorgeous and would be great for doing a smokey eye. My favorite color is the dirty goldish eyeshadow.

The bottom line is that I love this palette and it has a nice variety of colors for going out. I do still slightly prefer the natural eye palette for it's pigmentation and wearable everyday colors, but this palette is a nice change of pace.

You can buy this palette at Sephora and Ulta.