Product Review: Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Soft & Sexy Eye Shadow Collection

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Too Faced had a gorgeous new Spring 2013 collection called Boudoir Beauty available online and in stores including eyes, lips, and face products. So far, I’ve only picked up two pieces from this line: the Boudoir Eyes Soft & Sexy Shadow Collection palette and the Sweethearts Blush. *review coming soon* But, the entire Boudoir Beauty collection has a very soft, pretty look to it, in true Too Faced fashion.

*tons of pictures and swatches at the bottom*

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Starting with the packaging, the biggest change Too Faced made with this palette, instead of being housed in the usual cardboard box with a lid that uses a magnetic closure in front and flips open, the Boudoir Eyes palette has a metal exterior that opens like a standard compact with a magnetic closure. The top half holds an insert that includes three looks using the nine shadows housed in the bottom half.

Too Faced describes their new Boudoir Eyes palette as being perfect to create looks for the bedroom and beyond. With nine total shadows, four of which are “boudoir-worthy” repromotes from the Naked Eye palette *review coming soon* and five new shades, there’s plenty of selection in this compact palette. Even the shadow names are… boudoir worthy ;)

  • In the Buff, also in the Naked Eye palette, is a very light creamy, off-white, matte highlight color.
  • Fuzzy Handcuffs is a peachy-nude matte shadow with the slightest, sparse shimmer.
  • Voulez-Vous is a medium-deep toned plumy mauve satin shimmer.
  • Satin Sheets, also in the Naked Eye palette, is a duo tone satin shimmer that looks pink in the shade and shimmers gold in the light.
  • Sugar Walls is a taupe-beige shimmer with a slight mauve tone and silver micro-glitter.
  • Garter Belt is a matte medium-deep tone taupe-grey.
  • Birthday Suit, also in the Naked Eye palette, is a sheer linen-nude shimmer.
  • Lap Dance, also in the Naked Eye palette, is a medium tone plum-taupe shimmer.
  • French Tickler is a deep, rich, matte black with gold micro-glitter.

Ingredients:
Birthday Suit: Talc, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Methicone, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).
Lap Dance: Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Talc, Kaolin, Zinc Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Silica, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Mica, Carmine (CI 75470), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).
French Tickler, Fuzzy Handcuffs, In the Buff: Talc, Silica, Zinc Stearate, Kaolin, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Mica. May Contains/Peut Contenir/(+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Ultramarines (CI 77007).
Voulez-Vous: Talc, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica, Kaolin, Zinc Stearate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Mica, Carmine (CI 75470), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).
Garter Belt: Talc, Silica, Kaolin, Zinc Stearate, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163).
Satin Sheets and Sugar Walls: Talc, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Silica, Sorbic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Kaolin, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Mica, Carmine. May Contains/Peut Contenir/(+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510).

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I liked the cardboard packaging Too Faced used for its palettes, but I love the new metal packaging. I would prefer if the closure used a snap, like the Urban Decay build your own palette, instead of the magnetic closure, which would be more secure, but overall, I love it. The new packaging is slimmer, sleek, simpler, and more secure. I like the instructional booklet included; however, I was really hoping Too Faced would include a mirror with the new packaging.

Usually, the instructional cards only include diagram-style pictures with the areas the shadow should be placed drawn in, but with this palette there are both diagrams and realistic looking pictures showing each finished look, which makes it way easier to re-create the look.

Satin Sheets is perhaps my favorite single eyeshadow, ever. It’s a beautiful, completely unique, pink and gold shift color. I tried relentlessly to dupe this shade because I love it so much and only had a small pan in the Naked Eye palette and couldn’t. I’ve searched online and while a few shades are close, none are exactly like Satin Sheets. This color looks beautiful as an all-over eyelid color, lightly applied just under the brow, or, with a darker look, just in the center of the eyelid to highlight and make lashes look longer and fuller.

All 9 shadows in this palette are wonderful. They’re a little sheer and very buildable. While I enjoy extremely pigmented shadows like those from Urban Decay, I also really love more sheer shadows, especially when it comes to nude colors. Sheer, buildable shadows are perfect for creating a soft, smoldering, pretty look.

The Skinny

Too Faced makes great shadows, and these are no exception. I love this palette. It has the perfect combination of light, mid-tone, and deep colors that work together beautifully to create soft, pretty, bedroom-eyes looks. It’s an absolute must-have, unless you already have the Naked Eye palette, in which case it’s only an absolute must-have if you’re a nut about pretty, soft, nude shadows like I am.

At $36 for a 9-pan palette, it isn’t the least expensive palette out there, but certainly isn’t the most expensive and is sooo worth it!

Are you excited about the new Too Faced palette? Have you already tried it? Love it? Let me know in the comments below!

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