Now my no buy July is over, I decided to treat myself to some new makeup. If you read my Beauty Wishlist you’ll know I had been wanting this set from Too Faced the moment I saw it on Cult Beauty. Too Faced is a brand I always lust after but don’t actually own many of their products and I thought this set was a great way to expand my collection and to try some of their cult favourites. Unbelievably this set retails for £29.00 which I think is great value considering the Melted Matte Lipsticks cost you £19.00 by themselves. So for an extra £10.00 you can get a deluxe size of the Better Than Sex Mascara, a full size of a Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick in Queen B, a deluxe size of the Candlelight Glow Highlighter, a Flatbuki Brush and an exclusive makeup bag. The makeup bag is what sold this set for me because of the Mean Girls quote.
On first impressions the Candlelight Glow Highlighter offers a subtle, yet buildable, golden shimmer. When the light catches it there’s flecks of pink, gold and white. I think this would look lovely when I’m on holidays with the sun beaming off my face. It felt nice to touch and blended into my skin beautifully. You get 2.5g of product in this and as you can see from my photo, the highlighter comes in a black packaging and not gold like the photo on the box would suggest.
The liquid lipstick comes in a dark pink nude shade called Queen B. It has a mauve purple undertones which gives it more colour to your typical nude shade. On swatch the lipstick was really creamy and pigmented and just glided onto the skin. Once it had dried down it had great staying power without budging and only smudging slightly when I rubbed it. The packaging of Too Faced’s liquid lipsticks is absolutely stunning. They come in a glass tube with a golden lid and lettering, it looks and feels really luxurious. Queen B was actually a shade I had on my saved list on ASOS for a while now so I’m very pleased it’s included in this set.
Also included in this set is a deluxe size of the oh-so famous Better Than Sex mascara. The apparent dupe of this is the L’Oreal’s Paradise Mascara which is my current favourite, so I’m really excited to try this out. There is 4.8g of product in this which I think is quite decent for a smaller sized item.
Without having used the new brush yet, let me just say, it feels like the softest one I’ve ever touched. I like how the bristles go from pink to white so it hides less of the dirt on them once I start using it. The packaging on this is very cutesy which is what Too Faced is well known for.
Finally, the item I was the most excited to receive is the makeup bag. The nostalgia for me is huge reading this quote because I loved Mean Girls so much when I was younger. It’s a pretty good size and I’ll be using this for my travels.
That was the new ‘One Hot Mama’ set from Too Faced. In the UK, the set is available from Cult Beauty, Debenhams and Selfridges for £29.00.
Don’t forget my giveaway closes Sunday 12th August at 8pm GMT and is open to everyone. I hope you enjoyed this post. Is there anything from Too Faced you think I need to try? Thanks for reading XOXO.