Review and Swatches: Too Faced The Return Of Sexy Eye Shadow Palette

What it is:
A mirrored palette that celebrates the most seductive eye looks of all time.

What it does:
From sexy neutrals to passionate purples and sultry, smoky grays, The Return of Sexy offers a complete range of shades paired with a variety of mattes, shimmer, sparkle, and pearl finishes. This take-anywhere palette includes 15 must-have shadows organized into three provocative collections: The Ingénue, The Icon, and The Bombshell. Tucked beneath the mirror are three detailed get-the-look cards for easy step-by-step application.

This set contains:
– 15 x 0.035 Eye Shadows
– 0.04 oz Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in Perfect Black
– 0.17 oz Deluxe Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer

Tell the truth: you have Justin Timberlake singing in your head right now, don’t you? Lets call the name what it is: a marketing gimmick; but it apparently it worked on me. When I think of sexy packaging the image that comes to mind is something slim and lightweight with a sleek typeface. Very minimalistic and chic. Too Faced’s packaging is has a boudoir feel and the chunky plastic case feels more sturdy than luxurious. It does lend itself well to travelling-mine survived the trip back from Maui in my luggage without cracking or shattering shadows.

If you’re thinking that you don’t see any mattes, then you are right. In spite of the official description every one of these shadows has either an iridescent, shimmer or glitter finish (aren’t they pretty?!). The top three shades work best as highlight colours and are slightly less pigmented than the other 4 in each set. The colours are extremely rich in pay-off. They are best applied by pressing them in to the lid and then lightly blending as they can produce some fallout due to the soft texture. The shadows with glitter particules have a slightly gritty feel, but that doesn’t stop them from applying smoothly and evenly. Still, I strongly recommend using the accompanying primer beneath these shadows to prolong the longevity and get the full impact of the colours.

The eyeliner is genius! Seriously, this is the pencil eyeliner to defeat them all. Super creamy and the blackest, most opaque rich colour that DOES NOT COME OFF. I may or may not have accidentally fell asleep with my eye makeup on and found my eyeliner perfectly intack in the morning.

Perfect Eyes Eyeliner; The Ingenue: Naive, Ingenue, Innocent, New in Town, Casting Couch

The Icon: Pink Diamond, Icon, Divorcee, Hopeless Romantic, Primadonna

The Bombshell: 7 Year Itch, Bombshell, Hollywood, Maneater, Beautmark

Grade: A-


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