I have been reading review after review and watching YouTube reviews and some are not pleased with this collection from Too Faced Cosmetics. As some know, I am a huge fan of Too Faced’s products but I feel obligated to give fair reviews. The Diamond Light Collection isn’t for everyone. Why? Here are the Pro’s & Con’s.
Let’s talk about the Pretty Rich Palette!
The pressed glitter formula requires no glitter adhesive.
New formula’s that require effortless blending.
Selected colors provided are geared toward Glam Wear.
Can get a multi-dimensional eyeshadow look.
Limited range when it comes to transition shades.
Doesn’t blend as well on top of concealer as they do with the Shadow Insurance Eyeshadow primer.
The matte shades in this palette provide a very soft but glamourous feel. Despite other peoples opinion saying that TF needs more pigment, I think they are exactly how they should be. The colors are geared to be soft and “Just Pretty.” My favorite shade from this Pretty Rich palette is this beautiful blue shimmer shade called Set the Jewel Tone on the bottom row. My favorite glitter shade is to the right of it, a beautiful multi-colored reflecting silver called Diamond Life.
I was unable to snatch one of the Diamond Light highlighters but I was able to get one gloss, The Rich & Dazzling Gloss in Pretty Penny. It’s a gorgeous bronzed-copper shade with micro fine glitter in it as well. I got my items at Ulta Beauty if you want to see it in person before you make a purchase. You can always get these from TooFaced.com.
For the Pink look above I used a hot pink shade from the Gingerbread palette to kick this look up a notch. I am wearing the Just Peachy Matte foundation in Honey and the Liquid Latex Gloss in Hot Mess. Please check out the right panel for a link to discounts and specials.
I have also been enjoying a different Morphe palette, the About Last Night 9N Shadow palette. This one is my first mini palette from Morphe so far. It is $12 and the colors in it definitely speak to Holiday looks. I haven’t used every color in it yet but I have created a couple looks that I did got good feedback on.
For one look, I was able to use the Morphe Metallic Heat Liquid Eyeshadow in Ignite on top of it. I didn’t like how it looked directly on top of the concealer that I used the first time but it did work on top of the eyeshadow shade Top Shelf from the Morphe 9N. In a way it kind of defeats the purpose of wearing the liquid if you still have to put on the pressed shadow anyway. I just laid better to me over eyeshadow and it didn’t seem to loose the original color.
Overall I think this Morpe 9N palette is bomb! I think it might wind up being a GO-TO for me for date night and going out. The shades are deep and rich enough to create something evening inspired. You have the option of using a couple or all of them if you choose to get a little more create. I will more than likely be wearing this holiday season as well.
Here’s a look that I created using five colors: Hot & Crowded, Make Out, Showtime, DJ & Bottle Service.
These palettes certainly blew me away with their representation of gemstones. Beyond the packaging and the arrangement of colors, I have to say that I am impressed by the pigmentation. I also have quite a few other products from Huda Beauty but compared to other palettes these pigments stand out to me. They are definitely more smooth and blend-able than the big sister palette Desert Dusk.
The matte shadows seem more buttery for sure. There are shimmers and foily glitter shades as well. I think they’re fairly priced at $27 for 9 shades compared to the big sister palettes from Huda Kattan’s line at $65 with 18 color options. The shades make it easy to wear one and two color looks or create something more dramatic. I love the versatility that comes with them individually and what I am able to achieve when using them together.
I can appreciate that Huda decided to break them up as jewel inspired palettes instead of combining them into one. People like myself look to incorporate certain colors but don’t always want to purchase a big palette just for a few shades that we’re missing and need. However, I would love to be able see Huda create a palette with several of these super rich pigments curated together at some point.
I really think Huda nailed it with these! They’re also compact size and fit directly into my purse and makeup bag with no problem. You can order these from Huda Beauty online or try it before you buy it at your local Sephora. Click the green link and it will take you directly to Huda’s website.
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