Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Too Faced: Sparkling Pineapple Review

I debated writing this review, but I feel like I have a lot to say about this palette so I’m going to do it anyway. 

I love Too Faced, I always have, their Sweet Peach palettes are amongst my favourites and their liquid lipsticks are divine. No one can question the quality of their old school products, however, recently I feel they’ve been churning out collection after collection with no real substance behind any of them. 

Initially, I got the Tutti Fruity collection email and scrolled straight past as it isn’t really my thing and felt a bit gimmicky. Then I saw the Sparkling Pineapple palette in store at Bluewater and needed to have it in my life immediately and was willing to hold my hands up and admit I was wrong about the 2039 unnecessary Too Faced releases over the past year. 

It was warm toned, gold and glittery and smelt like Pina Coladas and I was sold, I spent the whole weekend shoving it under my boyfriends nose and dying to photograph it so I could swatch and play. 

Now, I won’t say I was disappointed. But I wasn’t impressed, I was just a bit confused. 

(L-R)Yum-yum, Coconut Sugar, Passports & Pineapples, Sparkling Pineapple, Island Queen, Tutti Cutie, Pineapple Cooler

Yum-yum: See that slight white powder cast on the very far left? Well, that is ‘Yum-yum’ or as I like to call it, a solid block of translucent powder. I’m not even going to talk about it, it doesn’t deserve either of our time. 

Coconut Sugar: really lovely shade, right up my street… however, swatched terribly- I may give wetting it a go. 

Passports and Pineapples: again, I was excited about this shade as I love a warm, chestnut brown, this shade was rock solid and required 3 heavy swipes to swatch properly. It reminds me a bit of MAC Saddle, which also has rubbish pigmentation. 

Sparkling Pineapple: this is the shade that made me buy this palette, it coincidentally was the only shade I swatched in store. When swatching at home I actually put my finger straight through it as it is SO soft, but also extremely pigmented, I think this will be used best with a sponge tipped applicator. I’d liken it to a crumbly, foiled shadow- not far off Huda Beauty’s foils in the original Rose Gold palette. 

Island Queen: I love this one, it’s almost more than a duo-chrome as in different lights it pulls green, gold, blue and brown. It’s a really beautiful, smooth shade and I’m super impressed with this one.

Tutti Cutie: horrific, absolutely abysmal. This was rock solid and gave off next to no pigment without really getting in there. Not too fussed as if I was using it I’d only use a tiny bit anyway to deepen, so good for beginners or if you need some room for error.

Pineapple Cooler: this one takes the cake for me, as the product goes on like silk. It is again very, very soft, and me being heavy handed I did again stick my finger straight in it. But overall I’m very pleased with this shade. 

To summarise, the shades in this palette are very hit and miss. I’ve used this a couple of times now, the shades don’t get much better upon application though they do blend nicely. This would probably be a good palette for someone with a heavy hand or a beginner who wants to use more forgiving shades. 

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