I decided to treat myself, though, by stopping into Ulta and buying the Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Soft & Sexy Palette after reading reviews and watching YouTube tutorials.
Shades (from top left)
In the Buff (matte white)
Fuzzy Handcuffs (matte peachy pink)
Voulez-Vous (slightly shimmery purple)
Satin Sheets (shimmery rose gold)
Sugar Walls (shimmery taupe)
Garter Belt (matte gray)
Birthday Suit (shimmery tan)
Lap Dance (shimmery metallic purple)
French Tickler (shimmery black with hints of glitter)
Left to right: Birthday Suit, Lap Dance, & French Tickler
A helpful fold-out card accompanies this palette; you can refer to each tutorial to achieve a suggested look for each style.
My boyfriend laughed out loud when he read the names, and I can't help but giggle every time I see them, too.
The colors are gorgeous. I love the romantic, come-hither appeal of the packaging (which is a durable tin), and the color scheme will flatter every eye color and shape.
Here are a few ways in which I have worn this palette:
I'm sure cheaper palettes are out there with just as pleasing results, but I am happy that I chose to give this palette a try. I can wear the shades to work and out at night, and black eyeliner only emphasizes the "seductive" factor.
My only complaint is that fallout occurs even with a primer. I used the e.l.f. eyelid primer in all of these "look" pictures, and some shimmer fell below my eyes--nothing that makes me look like I had a rough day or night, but my boyfriend asked me a few times, "Hey, is that glitter under your eyes?" :/
Also, if you are the kind of person who loves receiving sponges or brushes with a palette, you're out of luck. I like to use my EcoTools or my Mary Kay brushes regardless of what accompanies a palette, but I know freebies are always appreciated, especially for those who travel or keep makeup in a purse.
Should You Try It? If you have been curious about this palette and don't mind splurging a little, I recommend purchasing it and playing around with the colors. Soft, smokey eyes are always stylish, and you might giggle every time you read the names, too. :P
What: Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Soft & Sexy Palette
Pros: Beautiful, long-lasting eye shadows that provide several looks for day or night
Cons: Some fallout even with a primer, no brushes/sponges
I'll post a day and night tutorial soon so you can have some ideas how you can wear these lovely shades!
Pretty Panda's Pondering
- I had such relaxing Memorial Day weekend. I swam every day, and I joined Brett and some friends for dinner Saturday night.
- I finally played my new copy of Hello Kitty Seasons today for a few minutes before I cooked some tilapia and yellow rice. Total estrogen attack!
- Brett and I celebrate 6 years of dating tomorrow!