Sunday, January 4, 2009

Smurfed by the Too Faced Smurfette collection

I barely remember anything of the Smurfs from my childhood except that I had a blue Smurf bag which previously belonged to a cousin. But somehow when I saw the Muse's post on Too Faced's Smurfette collection, I just had to have it...

I ordered these before Christmas and they finally arrived Friday. The collection consists of two glitter liners, 1 lip gloss, 1 eyeshadow quad, and 1 highlighting powder:

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Unboxed

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So Smurfy Eyeshadow Palette

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I love the illustrations inside of the palette :D

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Swatches

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The blue and pink shades are are pigmented and easy to blend. The finish is similar to MAC's Veluxe Pearl shadows - they have a sheen so they're not matte nor shimmery. The remaining two shades are super glittery with poorer colour payoff. The glitter also falls off easily so I doubt I will ever use those two colours.


So Smurfy Illumination Face Powder

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I noticed from the tester in-store that the colours will rub off with repeated use so I don't think I will be using it much to preserve the design.


Smurfy Eyed Liquid Liners in Feelin' Smurfy (opalescent) and Smurf You (blue)

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I like how the caps are metallic Smurf blue with the outline of Smurfette. That is exactly how MAC should have done the Fafi collection last year instead of using those cheap shrink wrap stickers...


Smurf You closeup

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Mood Swing Emotionally Activated Lip Gloss

I think the design on the tube is so cute :)
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The side of the box illustrates the various shades it can change to. I don't think that will actually change according to your mood but it will probably just look different on each person.

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Swatch of lipgloss when freshly applied. Its blue at first but the area closest to my skin is starting to turn pink. The texture is a bit sticky and it does have a sweet scent, so beware if you don't like sticky/strong smelling glosses.

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Swatches of the gloss, eyeliners and highlighting powder (bottom of picture). Note how the gloss in this picture has turned pinkish after several minutes.

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I had never tried Too Faced before this, but except for the two glitter eyeshadows these products seem quite decent so far. Anyway, this is probably the first time I've ever bought an entire collection...so its a good thing I'm going to be on a budget for 2009.

Just for fun...here's the Smurfs episode with the Smurfette:

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Part 2



Part 3

16 comments:

birkinbagbeauty said...

My childhood heroes! I love the Smurfs so much and the collections really SMURFS! Thanks for your swatches. I wonder how the illuminating powder would look like. Would the blue be flattering on the face?

fuzkittie said...

So adorable!! I used to LOOOVE the Smurfs. Haha, they're the funniest things~

jewels said...

sooo cute!

Askmewhats said...

Aaww you have your hands on the collection, they look so pretty! It'll break my heart to use them! LOL Especially the face powder :)

angie519 said...

For some reason, I never got into the Smurfs. But I do remember having to study them in my high school marketing class to decide whether they were sending Communist messages >.< haha

The lipgloss looks interesting! I tried one but it turned my lips too red. You should take a photo with the lip gloss on! I think this collection is super cute!

Grayburn said...

Absolutely adorable! Maybe even more so than hello kitty. I see from the pinkness in the gloss that you're feeling just smurfy!

x Grayburn

The Faux Fashionista said...

CUTE! I don't remember much either, except that they were blue and looked like mushrooms!

"Emotionally Activated Lip Gloss" <--- LOL :oD

cheryl said...

this collection is adorable! i wonder if it'll come out in italy too. the lipgloss is lovely, even though in general i'm more of a lipstick person.
about my swap, i think i'm an NC 20 in m.a.c. or even N3 would be fine...

Glow Chaser said...

Wow Wow Wow!! I loved the smurfs when I was little....what was the name of that cat - Azreal?? Haha

This stuff looks cute!! I can't wait for your reviews!!

rasilla said...

ahh! i saw the post from another blogger, and i just loved the packaging!
im fascinated by the lip glosses...was this the sephora haul you were talking about??
i think im gonna have to try them out the next time im at sephora (if thats where its from, and if they have them...) and see if i like the glitter liner.
frig...the packaging is killing me, way too cute :P

mimi said...

OMG! soooo adorable! i love smurfs!

The Home Spa Goddess said...

Too cute! Thanks for posting this, I was curious about the color payoff.

' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

birkinbag: actually the coloured parts are very sheer and they come off as very fine shimmer. So it doesn't show up as being blue on your face :) Also the colored layer is super thin and looks like it'll wear off after a few uses.

angie: haha I read about that before...thought that was a funny way to look at the Smurfs!

glow: yep Azreal the cat!

rasilla: its part of my Sephora haul yes :) I think its only available at Sephora at this time. Go check it out, I saw it just arrived in Canadian stores last weekend!

home spa goddess: glad it helped :)

Liz said...

I can't believe you bought this collection! I saw it online a while back, and thought, CUTE!!
I remember the Smurfs; I used to watch it every day. I still think they are very cute. :)

Nic Nic said...

ive never been a smurf fan.. but the collection looks interesting! the lip gloss looks really pretty! cant wait to see a look from this collection :)

rasilla said...

lol guess with macs discount, mind not get anything from this collection...though you never know :P

i was actually thinking the 188 as well cause everyone seems to have it...but i feel like i won't use it to its full potential. I mean I use a blush brush (sephora brand that i hate) and have flat top EDM for my minerals...ah. but they would last a really long time :)

and yeah im pretty much set on cylon. i saw some stuff and it looks great!

omg seriously though, i totally feel like a kid in a candy store. but replace candy with mac. lol. seriously...i wish i could get everything i wanted...but...that would be insane.

did you want to order with me??
i think im going to be alright with the shipping, but there is uaually someone at home, and my ups guy is actually pretty good. side note: the guy has a killer smile :P lol

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